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Monthly Archives: May 2012

To make a philosopher king…

To make a philosopher king, you start with a king, not a philosopher -something Plato and his successors have had a hard time figuring out. via To make a… | Facebook.

Most victories aren’t victories.

Most victories aren’t victories. via Most victories… | Facebook.

Managed to prove…

Managed to prove and define fragility as sensitivity to: The Disorder CLUSTER: i) uncertainty, ii) variability, iii) imperfect, incomplete knowledge, iv) chance, v) chaos, vi) volatility, vii) disorder, viii) entropy, ix) time, x) the unknown, xi) randomness, xii) turmoil, xiii) stressor, xiv) error, xv) dispersion of outcomes. (with Raphael Douady) http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/technicalproofdisorder.pdf via Managed to prove… […]

For a good conversation…

For a good conversation (and writing), refrain from a direct statement or description of what the audience has already figured out. Informational redundancy -unlike other forms -comes at a very high cost. via For a good… | Facebook.

DOMAIN DEPENDENCE…

DOMAIN DEPENDENCE and BLINDNESS TO ANTIFRAGILITYThe same doctor might recommend exercise so you “get tougher”, and a few minutes later write a prescription for antibiotics in response to a trivial infection so you “don’t get sick”.Imagine someone capable in learning languages, but unable to transfer concepts from one tongue to another, so he would need […]