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Monthly Archives: November 2009

PopTech: popcasts

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An older clip but fun to recap from 2005.Nassim Nicholas Taleb is not afraid to say “I don’t know.” In fact, he’s proud of his ignorance. A mathematician, philosopher and hedge-fund manager all in one iconoclastic package, Ta…

Thanksgiving Day Chart – Behind The Net

From the turkey's perspective, this was unexpected.  Sometimes you just can't use past observed data – even a lot of it – to project future events:I obviously can't take credit for this brilliant chart: the idea comes from Nicholas Nassim …

Unlearning 101: Unlearning from the Perspective of a Turkey

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Being the day before Thanksgiving here in America, I thought I would recount a wonderful story from Nassim Taleb’s outstanding book, The Black Swan:   "Consider a turkey that is fed every day. Every s…

Technical Papers & Commentary Written about The Black Swan and

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Tucked away on NNT’s website, you might not have noticed these.
Technical Papers & Commentary Written about The Black Swan and TheFourth Quadrant(Theseare not book Reviews, but research using the ideas as a starting point).   …

YouTube – Debate – Hitchens, Harris, Dennett vs Boteach, D’Souza, Wright

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Debate – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel I don’t know if I’m going to have the stomach to watch it. Hope someone posts an mp3 at some point…Dennett vs Dinesh D’Souza, Shmuley Boteach, Robert Wright. La Ciudad de las Ideas …