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The Evolution of Trust
A great illustration of game theory.
psychology  mathematics 
october 2017 by nwlinks
Accidental Pilish: Unintentionally Constrained Writing in English Literature
may I have a drink? - Certainly, Mr. Holmes
but I felt a great curiosity to behold
And I have a great Objection to firing
and a half, a fixed tradition at Berlin
but a good, straightforward narrative of things
mathematics  english 
march 2017 by nwlinks
Why David Cameron is wrong: the maths
@duncan3ross crunches the numbers. (Hi, Duncan!)
mathematics  waronterror 
november 2014 by nwlinks
2584 Fibonacci
The Fibonacci version of 2048.
games  mathematics 
march 2014 by nwlinks
Does chocolate make you clever?
The correlation between chocolate consumption and Nobel prizes.
nobel  mathematics 
november 2012 by nwlinks
The Weatherman Is Not a Moron
"The I.B.M. Bluefire supercomputer in the basement of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., is so large that it essentially creates its own weather."
september 2012 by nwlinks
Are motorways rational from slime mould's point of view? (PDF)
"slime mould approximates best of all the motorway graphs of Belgium, Canada and China"
march 2012 by nwlinks
The Eyjafjallajökull Event - Research on Complex Systems
Beautiful pictures, must read carefully to see what it means.
march 2012 by nwlinks
Opportunity cost problem
The Dylan-Clapton dilemma: "You won a free ticket to see an Eric Clapton concert (which has no resale value). Bob Dylan is performing on the same night and is your next-best alternative activity. Tickets to see Dylan cost $40. On any given day, you would be willing to pay up to $50 to see Dylan. Assume there are no other costs of seeing either performer. Based on this information, what is the opportunity cost of seeing Eric Clapton? A. $0 B. $10 C. $40 D. $50" - I got it wrong.
march 2012 by nwlinks
BBC: 49% of British homes get less than the national average Broadband speed. - bengoldacre - secondary blog
"Don't ever rest, not until more than half the UK has better than average broadband speed"!
internet  mathematics 
february 2012 by nwlinks
Some more probability thoughts
further to the previous discussion...
july 2010 by nwlinks
peterbirks: Hours You Won't Get Back
"I have two children. One is a boy born on a Tuesday. What is the probability I have two boys?" Pete Birks provides the first convincing explanation I have seen as to why the correct answer is 13/27 and not 1/3.
july 2010 by nwlinks

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