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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Note 139 in http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm

Note 139 in http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/notebook.htm

When did we start using Euclid’s axiomatic geometry in architecture?

Friends, I need help: When did we start using Euclid’s axiomatic geometry in architecture? It seems to be that we had been building structures heuristically (including cathedrals), without any formal framework, that Euclid appeared late as a “lecturing…

Open Lecture NYU AbuDhabi, March 1, 6:30 PM

Open Lecture NYU AbuDhabi, March 1, 6:30 PM – Lecture on the Philosophy of Probabilityhttp://nyuad.nyu.edu/news.events/events.ad.htmlNYU Abu Dhabi Events Calendar for Abu Dhabinyuad.nyu.eduDescriptions of events organized by the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute.

Amazon.com: Profile For N N Taleb: Reviews

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New NNT book review on Amazon. There are 5 pages of NNT’s book reviews, mostly things he really likes, on Amazon. HatTip to Peter T.

Great presentation of modularity, February 19, 2011

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My point on Marx is that he understood fragility & alienation.

My point on Marx is that he understood fragility & alienation. No other thinker has ever gotten close to that. Ignore his remedies; he got the fragility right, but the rest backwards as he did not reach the level of antifragility (& there was …