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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Donaldo, Dawkins, Golf, Ken Wilson, E.O. Wilson, ghee, tikka

nntaleb Where at a reception, I am caught “running after the man with the tulsi aur kali mirch ka paneer tikka”. #ETGBS /nntaleb/status/693203120424247296 2:44 PM – 29 Jan 2016 nntaleb Worth investigating; extremely worhty of investigation. /nntaleb/status/693201764078612480 2:39 PM – 29 Jan 2016 nntaleb Delhi #ETGBS. Best tasting bread with ghee, unexplainably good. […]

BS Vendors, Dostoyevsky, Auguste Comte, Nobel Foundation, Bill Gates, GMOs, Penrose – The Road To Reality,

nntaleb Typical initial resistance on the part of Israel/Iran in realizing they will end up fighting on the same side. 5:46 AM – 28 Jan 2016 nntaleb 7) Saw in a flash why to get “honest” function for fattailed CDF you needed alpha exponent in N but not Fourier tr 2:09 […]

One Bank Flagship Seminar by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Tail Risk Measurement Heuristics

Date: Thursday 18 February 2016 Time:  4.15-6pm Venue: Moorgate Auditorium, 20 Moorgate Speaker: Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb The first part of this talk – The Law of Large Numbers in the Real World – presents fat tails, defines them, and shows how the conventional statistics fail to operate in the real world, particularly with econometric variables, for […]

Sam Harris Responds

Probably you find yourself as am I, baffled by the recent spat of Twitter hate emanating from NNT towards @SamHarris, @sapinker and many others. The Steven Pinker spat goes back to a 2009 NYT book review by Pinker of Malcolm Gladwell’s “What the Dog Saw”, where Pinker beats up on Gladwell (see also). Taleb, featured […]

Fortune Cookie Science, SITG, Richard Dawkins, 2016, Squid Ink, Minority Rule

FORTUNE-COOKIE SCIENCE (Facebook), definition: an understanding of science, probability & rationality obtained via slogans of the type found in Chinese restaurants’ fortune cookies, particularly easy to spread on the web. The other night at a party. (Facebook) “How do your books differ from those of [X]?”. Me: “I don’t know I don’t often read contemporary […]