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January 24, 2010

(Via Piled Higher and Deeper)

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Adventures in probability

September 17, 2009

Calculating the probability of the Bulgarian lottery drawing the exact same numbers in consecutive weeks.

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Speaking of fast flips...

September 15, 2009

My Google Reader was filled with a lot of headlines on Google's new Fast Flip service this morning, but none of them amused me quite as much as Silicon Alley Insider's confused monologue: 7:45 a.m.: Google's Fast Flip Makes Reading Print Publications Online Easier 8:40 a.m.: Google FastFlip Is A Gigantic Step Backwards 10:29 a.m.: […]

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Trading Twitter

June 24, 2009

Bubble 2.0 datapoint of the day: StreamBase has announced that their CEP (complex event processing) software for algorithmic trading now supports Twitter. One CIO admits in an otherwise Hallelujah-esque article that "traders he has spoken to haven't yet jumped onto the Twitter bandwagon." But here's the clincher (emphasis mine): A key benefit of Twitter is […]

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Slow news day?

June 17, 2009

The WSJ is reporting today on Nassim Taleb and Mark Spitznagel's new hyperinflation fund. It's basically the same story they reported two weeks ago when this news broke. And it's not a hyperinflation fund, anyway.

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Hedging their bets?

February 6, 2009

Here is the front page of MarketWatch around noon today: Click the image to zoom in on the two most popular stories of the day...

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Police 1; Black Magic Robber Goat 0

January 26, 2009

Today Nigerian police arrested a goat on suspicion of armed robbery. Yes. It seems that two men were caught trying to steal a Mazda 323.  One of them, clearly the brains of the group, ran away; the other used black magic to turn himself into a goat. Naturally, the police arrested the goat. In fairness, the BBC […]

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