Monthly Archives: May 2015

Talk Like a Local: How to Speak Roman Dialect

Originally posted on An Unofficial Guide to Rome:
? Many people don’t know that there are many, many ways to speak Italian (just as a unified “Italian cuisine” doesn’t actually exist). I’m not talking about slight variations in slang and accent, like…

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The Business of Being Rush Limbaugh

After news broke about the Rush Limbaugh Show getting kicked to the curb by WRKO-AM in Boston, Nielsen radio market #10, I received about a dozen emails asking when I was going to comment.  So, here goes. First, understand the…

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Critical Perspectives on Waluigi

Originally posted on The Empty Page:
Nintendo have declared 2013 to be the year of Luigi – “Super” Mario’s taller, greener brother. What better time then to take a critical gaze at this most ignored of computer game characters. Often…

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The Nature of Modern Finance

Originally posted on The Baseline Scenario:
Is modern finance more like electricity or junk food?  This is, of course, the big question of the day. If most of finance as currently organized is a form of electricity, then we obviously…

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Wise Words: Didion’s Commencement Address at UC Riverside in 1975

Originally posted on JoanDidion:
  In a commencement address at the University of California, Riverside, in 1975, Didion offered a general imperative that still illuminates her own disposition, even in the darkest times: “I’m not telling you to make the…

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Location of Vim Syntax files for different programming languages

Originally posted on Programming in Linux:
If you use Vim for programming, you find that by default based on the type of the file, Vim enables syntax highlighting. That is if your file name is myfile.c or myfile.C, Vim enables…

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The Unit and Counit of an Adjunction

Originally posted on The Unapologetic Mathematician:
Let’s say we have an adjunction . That is, functors and and a natural isomorphism . Last time I drew an analogy between equivalences and adjunctions. In the case of an equivalence, we have…

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