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Wolfram Alpha is live!

May 16, 2009

Wolfram Alpha is live, albeit a little unstable. A couple times I was told "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" and shown a live view of the W|A command center, a quiet room filled with monitors of colorful maps and charts and, yes, a dias in the back upon which Stephen Wolfram […]

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The Modeling Problem

April 16, 2009

Mike at Rortybomb has a post on the pros and cons of MBAs.  Among his cons is the following: They just wrote a post about MBA students being owned by their models. The general idea underneath this is that these models are too complicated to understand, and taught to be something that is true rather […]

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