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@nntaleb Starts around :55 Permalink 3:25 PM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb I was wondering if someone knows the lyrics/name of this. I saw the performers in Granada. The singer is Paya.   Permalink 3:22 PM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb #BF Block on Friday: every person who follows CNN. Permalink 12:31 PM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Modernity: we go much, much better at explaining than understanding. Permalink 12:08 PM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Buy real estate they call overpriced Read books called overrated Invest in markets called “irrational” Do things you enjoy but can’t explain Permalink 11:28 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@normonics accords with my priors: individualism enables voluntary collectives (which are superior to involuntary collectives).   Permalink 10:47 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@CutTheKnotMath A Not Quite Cyclic Inequality   #FigureThat #math #algebra #inequality ” target=”_blank”>″> Permalink 7:19 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb (cont) you can have a large distributor. Large producers usually fail. Permalink 6:46 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@normonics my take with application to a Monsanto shill   Permalink 6:09 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb “Economies of scale” are not compatible with reduced survival in SP500, or extinction of large animals. Large is fragile. See #Antifragile Permalink 5:59 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Actually, ad hominem is NOT a logical fallacy is case of “opinion”. MDs= credentials. Courts require credentials before opinion.   Permalink 5:57 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Even the counterample, BOEING, is a coordinator of hundreds of small suppliers & 000s sub-suppliers. Permalink 4:43 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb CNN never retracted the Aleppo stories that we now know are fake These BS vendors need a terminal lawsuit. story   Permalink 4:24 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Simply: Find A restaurant that has >200 tables and serves good food A large winery that makes drinkable wine Same w/farms Permalink 4:03 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Scale matters: small/medium is beautiful, more stable & genuinely more efficient long term. Large becomes top-down.   Permalink 3:33 AM – 7 Jul 2017

@pauld1981 FK-U muscles weight lifting allow you use in any conversation, see NNT discussion abt looking like a bodyguard   Permalink 3:43 PM – 6 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Heuristics for an unhappy country   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 2:55 PM – 6 Jul 2017

@nntaleb As we saw with the Gawker story, journalists fail to get the First Amendment. So with sub-intellects of CNN…   Permalink 11:44 AM – 6 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Apologies, the con artist is @Charles_Lister, I tagged the wrong person. Permalink 9:06 AM – 6 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Why does @Ehsani22 a v. successful, smart man who knows Syria, keeps fighting with shoddy, low-IQ, AlQaeda/Qatar shills like @CharlesLister?   Permalink 8:39 AM – 6 Jul 2017

@DrCirillo Why you should be careful when using the Gini index under fat tails.   Joint with @nntaleb and A. Fontanari. Permalink 2:17 AM – 6 Jul 2017

@nntaleb “All models are wrong, many are useful, some are deadly.” [SITG]   Permalink 11:21 AM – 5 Jul 2017

@nntaleb A @CutTheKnotMath problem solved by cheating via computational mathematics.   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 9:57 AM – 5 Jul 2017

@wgryan I’d gladly give you the code, but watching @nntaleb bat people around like a cat with a rubber mouse is too fun. Permalink 9:30 PM – 4 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Free-markets: a mechanism by which the strong continuously & unrelentlessly preys on the strong.   Permalink 8:40 AM – 4 Jul 2017

@nntaleb GINI paper with @DrCirillo Permalink 8:05 AM – 4 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Here is who Henry I Miller is:   Permalink 2:40 PM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb “If powerful assholes don’t find you arrogant, you are doing something wrong.” (B. of Proc.) (Henry Miller is a shill for Monsanto & oth.) Permalink 2:32 PM – 3 Jul 2017

@_aleferres @nntaleb antique roman concrete is a great example of antifragility and lindy effect   Permalink 2:01 PM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb techne vs episteme   Permalink 8:53 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb And there is conflation between eating “too much” meat and “too often” (i.e. lack of fasting).   Permalink 8:22 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb I block fools at the first such remark as “excuse to disenfranchise & persecute ppl”. Permalink 7:36 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb So the problem could be nitrate, not meat. Kapish? Permalink 7:27 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb If we’ve been eating animals for > 300 million years & some “study” says it’s “unhealthy”, odds study is wrong/misspecified. #LindyEffect Permalink 7:17 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Rather, We’re eating too much sugar and it’s making us sick   Permalink 6:35 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@Protect_Wldlife What senseless waste. Why would you kill such a gentle creature? For ‘sport’?!? Please RT if you want a global ban on ALL trophy hunting. Permalink 4:17 AM – 3 Jul 2017

@nntaleb A marker for a charlatan: someone who uses arguments type”this is the best model we have”. Skin in the game pple use ONLY reliable models. Permalink 5:34 PM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb A marker for a charlatan: someone who uses arguments type”this is the best model we have”. Skin in the game pple use ONLY reliable models. Permalink 5:34 PM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb All models are wrong. Some are lethal.   Permalink 2:18 PM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Do you use the map of Tokyo in Rome? Or better nothing? Why is it that people don’t get that nothing beats BS. Permalink 2:04 PM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Gawker’s predatorial voyeurism (>20yo college girls) has NOTHING to do w/free-speech Tort laws protect citizens Journos are self-serving.   Permalink 11:20 AM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb To the freq. question, “which book to learn probability?” DO NOT start w/books. Do zillions of Monte Carlo, play & play until you get it. Permalink 7:48 AM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Where I explain why if some psychology results is not BS, your grandmother already knows about it   Permalink 7:14 AM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Socialscience trying to look like science is like an aged man w/dyed hair & excessive facial surgery; ends up looking both v. old & v. fake. Permalink 7:08 AM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb The core of the problem: 1) social scientists want to “learn statistics” w/o understanding probability. 2) social science is NOT science.   Permalink 6:10 AM – 2 Jul 2017

@nntaleb A sign of development for a country is in the lack of prestige for government officials. Permalink 5:26 PM – 1 Jul 2017

@nntaleb The Roman army did not employ slaves (except during one Punic war). Only the free can fight. Permalink 1:52 PM – 1 Jul 2017

@nntaleb Marion Nestle @marionnestle needs to have Ukrainian hacker friends who block the low-IQ Monsanto trolls.   Permalink 1:44 PM – 1 Jul 2017

@NonMeek .@nntaleb Found an old gem from rereading #FooledByRandomness. Great, great book indeed. Permalink 9:55 AM – 1 Jul 2017

@nntaleb The problem with psychology & other BS sciences: they are highly convincing, but only temporarily so. Permalink 7:11 AM – 1 Jul 2017

@nntaleb I just published “Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles (Revised )”   Permalink 5:47 AM – 1 Jul 2017

@nntaleb 2) It is hard to define “fairness”, “justice” & other terms by SJW; never hard to define freedom. Libertarians put liberty over all else. Permalink 11:21 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Liberty prevails over other concerns s.a. “fairness”, “democracy”: It is analytically & legally much more robust.   Permalink 11:19 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb BTW here is the main distinction between AntiFragility & Robustness   Permalink 11:07 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Cans someone educate that idiot?   Permalink 10:29 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Western Syria: mostly J2 haplogroup, w/some R1b from Neolithic settlements. Eastern Syria: mostly J1. Just a comment.   Permalink 8:13 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Solution, a bit of work.   ” target=”_blank”>″> Permalink 4:47 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@gazmills14 @mrjamesob Mr @nntaleb has an excellent solution to ensure corners are not cut & risky practices are not hidden – apply skin in the game Permalink 3:02 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Riemann Surfaces, sort of. Below is the Abr. & Stig. now used for 50 years! Permalink 2:55 AM – 30 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Not enough. As we saw with Gawker, they can increase ratings by predation over individuals. Permalink 12:19 PM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb It’s a bad idea to NOT sue CNN, @Scaramucci. Unless CNN has skin in the game, they will continue harming citizens.   Permalink 12:15 PM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Usually, if I insult someone, it is that 1) I have written him off as a bullshitter (Pinker), 2) I find him dangerous somewhere… Permalink 11:53 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Regulation vs Legal Systems Permalink 11:52 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb You remember the insults you received far more than those you gave. Permalink 11:13 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb MSM media is pro-AlQaeda.   Permalink 8:02 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb QUIZ duJour: Find 2 variables X and Y with 0 correlation, yet are 100% “dependent”,( if you know what a realization of X, you guess Y.) Permalink 6:14 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb The map misses J2 in Italy (South, Estrusca) “una una faccia una razza”, Corsica, & Western Spain, & R1a in Anatolia/Levant. @fadyasly Permalink 6:00 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Simplifies everything.   Permalink 5:39 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@nntaleb If you were Greek in 1901, the place to be would have been Alexandria, Constantinople, Smyrna,.., perhaps Beirut. Not Athens. Nation States!   Permalink 1:19 AM – 29 Jun 2017

@EvaKerner .@CBinsights asking @nntaleb of #blackswans his take on cryptocurrencies: alternative currencies not signed by Larry Summers is paramount. Permalink 2:18 PM – 28 Jun 2017

@hazelmulhare ‘we are not made for comfort’ Wow. @nntaleb unbelievably excellent talk on ‘anti fragile’ at #futurefintech Permalink 2:14 PM – 28 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Getting   Permalink 1:03 PM – 28 Jun 2017

@investingidiocy To recap: Rule #1: We don’t talk about Fight Club Rule #2: …. or The Wolf of Wall Street And Rule #3: We don’t troll @nntaleb Permalink 2:08 AM – 28 Jun 2017

@vxschmid @nntaleb says this is when the ketchup blasts out of the bottle #igwt17 @RonStoeferle Permalink 8:25 AM – 27 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Self assessment. Like economics. Permalink 7:40 AM – 27 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Is fragile what wants minimum variation around the average. Definition.   Permalink 3:05 AM – 27 Jun 2017

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