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@CutTheKnotMath @nntaleb Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Permalink 8:41 AM – 27 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Speculationdujour: Is Levant/Canaan Semitic by language not population? (Turkey mostly Turkic by language nt origin) Permalink 7:16 AM – 27 Aug 2016

@GhassanDahhan @nntaleb yes; no. Let’s apply this to Saudi Arabia: to act ethically is to act illegally. To act legally is to act unethically. Permalink 10:19 AM – 26 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Bien sur!   Permalink 8:15 AM – 26 Aug 2016

@DrCirillo Extremes and Risks in Higher Dimensions Leiden, Sept. 12-16   with @nntaleb, L. de Haan, J. Huesler and many more… Permalink 3:48 AM – 26 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Adding: unethical here is also harmful to society. Permalink 3:33 PM – 25 Aug 2016

@nntaleb If someone is doing something legal but very unethical, is it ethical to stop him by doing something illegal? Is it ethical to not stop him? Permalink 2:49 PM – 25 Aug 2016

@nntaleb This guy is good.   Permalink 11:08 AM – 25 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Just published “We Don’t Know What We Are Talking About When We talk about Religion”   Permalink 9:55 AM – 25 Aug 2016

@nntaleb My favorite village in North Leb Bsharreh. Mispelled Bsharri in Arabic as Arabic doesn’t have the “eh” sound.   Permalink 7:13 AM – 25 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Modernity turned Olympic athletes into Roman gladiators, captives. The Greek ideal was to never do activities that reduce one’s humanity. Permalink 7:27 AM – 24 Aug 2016

@kissingsky “What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she are afraid of losing” @nntaleb Permalink 6:24 AM – 24 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Expanding into a chapter: Nassim Taleb Slams The World’s “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” Class | Zero Hedge   Permalink 1:08 PM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb 2) But they started diminishing the role of women before Islam, by killing (not tophet-style) female newborn. Permalink 1:06 PM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Pre-Islamic Arabia very likely to be matriarchal: The 3 chief deities, Manat, Al-Lat & Al-Uzza were female.   Permalink 1:05 PM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Much of Semitic dietary laws kept people from socializing outside group. @5n20_Blackbirds Permalink 12:34 PM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Rule: Never plagiarize in 2016 w/o an internet search. (@mattstat)   Permalink 11:10 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Anger is privilege for the strong, duty for the righteous, and self-harm for the weak. Permalink 7:05 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb I am citing Titus Livius, & you are bringing… Hannity? Watch out: You are one of the few economists I haven’t blocked. @ModeledBehavior Permalink 6:54 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Anger is not for the weak, the vain, the scheming, the fake, and the insecure. “Vana est sine viribus ira” Permalink 6:51 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Anger/outrage have a purpose: use them to act! Ira quae tegitur nocet:Contained anger harms,Seneca. Also: Courroux est vain sans forte mains Permalink 6:48 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@SYRIAC_MARONITE #كلّ_يوم_ضيعة #أميون Permalink 6:33 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Wrong. Emotions might harm sometimes, but authenticity is what makes us humans: Living humans, not dead bureaucrats.   Permalink 6:36 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb 2/For Dionysian/extatic cults in AsiaMinor/Levant:see Tmpl of Bacchus in Baalbeck. RESIDUE: Sufis & others (Gnostics) partook of sim cults. Permalink 6:14 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Indeed in #SkinintheGame we show it cannot be literal; requires equivalence. What if a one eyed blinds someone?   Permalink 6:02 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Speculation: Islam “discouraged” alcohol as fence ag. paganism linked to Bacchic ( Iobacchi) & Dionysian societies prevalent in Asia Minor. Permalink 6:00 AM – 23 Aug 2016

@nntaleb A nightmare.   Permalink 5:00 PM – 22 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Reuploaded ‘Stochastic Tail Exponent For Asymmetric Power Laws’   Permalink 1:32 PM – 22 Aug 2016

@nntaleb The path to mediocrity is paved with platitudes.   Permalink 12:19 PM – 22 Aug 2016

@MSResConsulting I think you would enjoy this, Permalink 8:12 AM – 22 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Published draft of Stochastic Tail Exponent For Asymmetric Power Laws. Looking for errors.   Permalink 5:09 AM – 22 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Just published “How To Legally Own Another Person”   Permalink 1:44 PM – 21 Aug 2016

@sustain05 Happy Birthday @RonPaul ! Thank you ! Permalink 6:12 PM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb (This was a comment about the counters to the Minority Rule)   Permalink 2:02 PM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Christians refused to eat sacrificial meat in reaction ag. pagans; Al Akhtal’s reaction ag. Permalink 1:59 PM – 20 Aug 2016

@joshua_landis Civilians: How each side sought to exploit them. More smart reporting by @EHSANI22   Permalink 12:38 PM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Armenians, a founding pillar of the Lebanese society   via @dailystarleb Permalink 5:01 AM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb We are discussing rebels not rulers. “martyr” for “martyr”. Kapish? @rizikaoikonomik Permalink 4:50 AM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb On the difference betw Christian & Salafi “martyrs”. Christians did not attack their pagan enemies. Delenda Permalink 4:28 AM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb If you want squid ink, make Sicilian friends. Good stuff not on the market. To make Sicilian friends you need the right attitude. @clennox Permalink 3:08 AM – 20 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Squid ink. Friday, of Permalink 5:16 PM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Salafis have the nerve to argue about “discrimination” in the West.   Permalink 9:49 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb People I block:”you are bigger than this” when having a pol disagreement (here neocon), guileful despicable approach   Permalink 9:48 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Real World Risk Institue, 3rd Ed. of the Certificate, New York, Oct 3-7. We give scholarships to those who need them   Permalink 6:55 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb For a Shiite reason supercedes tradition, for a Wahabi only tradition counts, “reason” does not exist; Iran is modernizing not Saudi Arabia. Permalink 6:13 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb This is REAL squid ink Beiruti style. 5200 years of squid ink tinkering. @humblegrape @dipiqib Permalink 5:39 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb 2) Authentic squid ink is runny, served w/the squid itself, ironically less tasky than the bottled one. @humblegrape @dipiqib @ModernStoic00 Permalink 5:35 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb 1) The viscosity of the ink (& use of calamari) shows that it comes from a bottle, flavored w/ dry fish.@humblegrape @dipiqib @ModernStoic00 Permalink 5:34 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb A dumb enemy will harm himself, which is very dangerous to both of you.   Permalink 5:22 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Dumb enemies are a problem as they can be very hard to predict. Permalink 4:56 AM – 19 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Proud of wrecking the lives of teenage girls? of turning journalism into voyeurism? Gooood riddance! #SkinintheGame.   Permalink 1:01 PM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Bien voila! Sorry for the shift. @freakonometrics Permalink 12:43 PM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Close! Can do double gamma or, simply piecewise gamma! Calibration can lower peak! @ValuabilityNY Permalink 12:26 PM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Quiz du jour: Guess the distribution.   Permalink 9:51 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb For a finite variance Student T, convergences … @ProbFact We can get explicit dist for Permalink 9:46 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb We treat people who go to Vegas to “predict” cards as victims of mental disorder; not those who predict elections !   Permalink 8:54 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb and BTW Hayek was trained in law and politics. Permalink 8:13 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb I speculate that nothing smart, useful, or just nonlethal ever came out of an “economist” (i.e. trained to be one).   Permalink 8:12 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb 2/ It is a category mistake to compare a Catholic nun to a Jihadi. One is religion, the other is LAW. Kapish? Permalink 6:09 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb False equivalence. Catholicism separates church/state; Salafism is a criminal all-encompassing political mvt.Kapish? Permalink 6:03 AM – 18 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Economists are like soldiers selected and trained for only rituals and parades. But they are very good with rituals and parades. Permalink 9:21 AM – 17 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Those who say “I feel sorry for you” mean “I feel envy”. Those who really feel sorry for you don’t say anything. Permalink 6:06 AM – 17 Aug 2016

@nntaleb . @SanguineEmpiric Moralists discuss mores (moeurs) not morals. Permalink 2:20 AM – 17 Aug 2016

@nntaleb I don’t play basketball. But I will need to start: someone wrote “Antifragile Basketball” in Italian.à-sportiva/dp/8860284694   Permalink 5:47 PM – 16 Aug 2016

@CaesarIpse Some times we are not even able to teach birds how to fly @nntaleb   Permalink 5:03 PM – 16 Aug 2016

@nntaleb Math du jour: (for my book with @DrCirillo) uncovered oddity of Levy-Stable distribution around alpha Permalink 1:37 PM – 16 Aug 2016

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