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@nntaleb Centrally, justice is about starting with the crime, then finding culprits, rather than starting with the person then finding the crime.   Permalink 10:56 AM – 26 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Mathematical scratchnotes for Skin in the Game. Permalink 9:17 AM – 26 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Economists… talking abt charlatans who “sell a service that they do not deliver on”.   Permalink 7:57 AM – 26 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The plot thickens: the Northern Levant spoke … sanscrit! @PZalloua   Permalink 6:53 AM – 26 Jun 2017

@mikeandallie A terrific example to show calculus students from @CutTheKnotMath and @nntaleb :   #math #mathchat Permalink 5:03 AM – 25 Jun 2017

@vinayak Excellent word choice! “Only The Rich Are Poisoned: The Preference of Others” — @nntaleb—260-557   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 1:40 AM – 25 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The only compliments I really take seriously as those by such erudites as @ArmandDAngour . Or Fat Tony. Permalink 6:54 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The only answer I have to your comment is that you an imbecile. Permalink 6:33 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Being tolerant with the intolerant is an act of intolerance.   Permalink 6:27 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The enemy of market system isn’t some pot-smoking hirsute communistic hippie, but a suit wearing banker or Federal Reserve employee. Permalink 3:50 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The only argument to not jail bankers is that they would manage to scam other inmates.   Permalink 2:52 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Nice to see one’s sentences “rediscovered” episodically.   Permalink 1:02 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Islamized Armenians, Greeks & Syrians have been stuck with a “Turkish” or “Arab” identity.   via @Repairfuture Permalink 12:59 AM – 24 Jun 2017

@nntaleb No praise is valid unless its author is as prone to praising as to laying blame. Permalink 2:13 PM – 23 Jun 2017

@CutTheKnotMath Find a limit of sequence   #FigureThat #math #algebra #calculus #limit ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 2:58 PM – 22 Jun 2017

@skorusARK . @nntaleb makes a solid case for general purpose technology platforms #blockchain #autonomouscars #EnergyStorage all have lots of use cases Permalink 7:34 AM – 22 Jun 2017

@GuruAnaerobic From ‘ANAEROBICS’ – 2018 Calories, Chronicity and sub-lethal starvation – a rationale. Independent of “current research”. (h/t @nntaleb) Permalink 4:23 AM – 22 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Snapshots of recent work on how to asses SP500 tail probabilities. Permalink 3:03 AM – 22 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The mathematics of why absence of correlation != 0 correlation   Permalink 11:40 PM – 21 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The opposite of reading is not not reading, but reading something like the @NewYorker. Permalink 5:35 AM – 21 Jun 2017

@CutTheKnotMath What is the probability that a random nxn matrix from Z(2) is degenerate? (Moscow State U. math olympiad, 1976) Permalink 10:05 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb “Merime”, impure, comes from “muharram” (<-haram), which makes their hidden religion even more confusing to track. Permalink 3:29 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Is it me or something is wrong with this painting by Yevgraf Sorokin, 1853, of Spanish gitanos. Romas are supposed to avoid dogs (impure). Permalink 3:26 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb J. Ceasar’s thinking: Accumulate details, plan silently, then move fast ag. your enemy Chronic engagement is just training him #Antifragile Permalink 2:55 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb If you are famous, rich, or prominent, avoid people whose friends are all famous, rich, or prominent. Permalink 2:09 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Yet almost all of what’s in theses mounds of “nonfiction” books is BS. However, much of what’s in fiction is pure truth.   Permalink 1:19 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb This is the pin story & coordination in Algazel. The reason I refrnced Graeber is that he mentions it as well.   Permalink 12:27 PM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb In general, if an “Arab” discovery was made by a Persian (or a Babylonian), one should try to look further East. Permalink 12:45 AM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb As an example of spontaneous coordination without a central planner. Permalink 12:32 AM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Example of the pin made by various of pple unaware of one another, used by A.Smith, originally in Algazel Could have originated further East Permalink 12:28 AM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Where is @davidgraeber when you need him? Permalink 12:21 AM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb When ignorant pple dabble in history… Idea of division of labor/invisible hand (A.Smith’s pin) was by a Persian, Algazel,~300 y before IK.   Permalink 12:19 AM – 20 Jun 2017

@nntaleb And Templeton’s Money will be used, not to research, but to finance Henry I. Miller & others smearing @garyruskin & scientists like Seralini   Permalink 11:56 PM – 19 Jun 2017

@nntaleb You die, leave money for charity, as John Templeton did.Later, an IYI schmuck who runs the foundation gives YOUR money to GMO propagandists   Permalink 3:57 PM – 19 Jun 2017

@nntaleb From memory 1st who introduces the technology isn’t safe; often goes bust. Remember Visicalc or Lotus123?, Osborne portable PC? AltaVista?   Permalink 3:12 PM – 19 Jun 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A write-up for the last week’s probability problem   with thanks to @barryvanhoff @gcfr20 @nntaleb @mikeandallie ” target=”_blank”>″> Permalink 5:09 AM – 19 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Kazakhstan is a country of DOERS; very refreshing to see. Astana has in no time mushroomed out of the Eurasian steppe. Runs like Singapore! Permalink 4:30 PM – 17 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Probability du Jour. Maestro @CutTheKnotMath proposed a great probability problem (conventional convolutions fail because of dependence) Permalink 9:20 AM – 17 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Interesting the same people who report (& get) this don’t get that genetic modification jump complexity classes.   Permalink 12:50 AM – 17 Jun 2017

@Ishtiaque_IH Nicholas Taleb @Forum_Astana: Trial and error is better than knowledge because it helps us adapt more effectively in an uncertain world. Permalink 10:24 PM – 16 Jun 2017

@garyruskin Did #Monsanto ghostwrite articles for @henryimiller in defense of #glyphosate?   ” target=”_blank”>″> Permalink 1:47 PM – 16 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Dinner: Carpaccio of horse meat, & horse fat. The Steppe fighters kept a ketogenic diet which allowed them to fast for days w/o fatigue. Permalink 4:53 PM – 14 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Fermented mare milk, Genghis Khan’s champagne!   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 7:22 AM – 14 Jun 2017

@non_observable “Virtue is what you do when nobody is looking. The rest is marketing.” -@nntaleb #WednesdayWisdom Permalink 2:52 AM – 14 Jun 2017

@LorenzoWVilla When a distribution realizes that @nntaleb is looking at her, she immediately becomes a power law.   Permalink 5:55 PM – 13 Jun 2017

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