Category Archives: Math and Science

Wolfram Alpha

it was the | was the best | the best of | best of times | of times it | times it was | it was the | was the worst | the worst of | worst of times Wolfram Alpha opened its doors today. What’s Wolfram Alpha? …the first step in an ambitious, long-term [...]

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In your shorts

Here’s a pretty good article on asymmetric risk. It provides an entering wedge into understanding the delusional nature of hedge funds. Consider… Almost, all financial derivatives display asymmetric payoffs. All sold (short) option positions and sold (short) derivatives positions - something that banks, financial institutions, hedge funds and even corporations engage in regularly these days [...]

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Daily Cos

In honor of the opening of the Presidential campaign… [tags]pundits, do the math[/tags]

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Zany’s pair o’ Dockers

Achilles looked at the Tortoise with a mildly deprecatory look and sighed. “Oh bother, dear Tortoise, not again! Do we have to go through this yet another time? Infinite sequences can have finite sums, as the methods of calculus invented in the 17th century by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz have … Tortoise … [...]

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The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online

The plains abound with three kinds of partridge,* two of which are as large as hen pheasants. Their destroyer, a small and pretty fox, was also singularly numerous; in the course of the day we could not have seen less than forty or fifty. They were generally near their earths, but the dogs killed one. [...]

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Calling Tree Shapiro

I need the line on the Giants versus Packers next week.

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Holy smokes!

Thanks for the mind candy, Doc!

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Left brain, right brain

Here’s a cool link via killogg’s…  left brain/right brain test. [tags]naked dancer, goes both ways[/tags]

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