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pj


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Posted: 2010-02-25 11:21
like this famous old problem: Nobody was permitted to see the Emperor of China, and the question was, What is the length of the Emperor of China's nose? To find out, you go all over the country asking people what they think the length of the Emperor of China's nose is, and you average it. And that would be very "accurate" because you averaged so many people. But it's no way to find anything out; when you have a very wide range of people who contribute without looking carefully at it, you don't improve your knowledge of the situation by averaging.

R P Feynman "Judging Books by Their Covers"

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aaron


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Posted: 2010-03-03 20:22

Greenwich bumper sticker:

Quants: Don't Drink and Derive


gilgamesh


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Posted: 2010-03-04 16:24

A few quotes from Instructions of Shuruppak, dated to around 3000 BC:

"Having reached the field of manhood, you should not jump with your hand"

"You should not have sex with your slave girl: she will chew you up"

"The palace is like a mighty river: its middle is goring bulls; what flows in is never enough to fill it, and what flows out can never be stopped. "

"Who works with leather will eventually work with his own leather."

"A weak wife is always seized by fate."

"You should not pass judgment when you drink beer."

 

Ahhh, those where the days...

 


Omnis determinatio est negatio

pj


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Posted: 2010-06-09 12:08
Old but good

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Kutilya
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Posted: 2010-07-04 11:07


“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien


Splitting tens.

tripitaka


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Posted: 2010-09-01 13:52
I'm looking for a quote I read somewhere that runs something like:

regular people believe whatever anyone else thinks,
people who have been to college/think they're clever/something else believe the opposite of whatever everybody else thinks,
only the truly wise think things for themselves.

sound familiar?



pj


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Posted: 2010-10-06 14:25
But the Turing test cuts both ways.
You can't tell if a machine has gotten smarter or if you've just
lowered your own standards of intelligence to such a degree
that the machine seems smart.

Lanier J "You Are Not a Gadget"

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Cheng


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Posted: 2010-10-06 16:15
Which reminds me of


"Inter Deum Et Diabolum Semper Musica Est"

iou1972


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Posted: 2010-10-07 10:51

"When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet."

 

I love this one!!!!


baghead


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Posted: 2010-10-15 02:18
"but for the successful funds that dominate the industry, the efficient market indictment is wrong. these hedge funds could drop their h and be called edge funds"

more money than god, sebastian mallaby

credit hubris trading... uhm... hybrids....

Cheng


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Posted: 2011-01-21 08:48
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

Chuck Reid

"And everyday when the knife in my back starts to twinge 'n' turn / My eyes are catching fire and my heart starts to burn / One foot away from you is like being closer to heaven / Then again it's like being needled 24/7"

pj


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Posted: 2011-01-21 08:50
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
It's not Yogi Berra's?

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Cheng


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Posted: 2011-01-21 08:53
According to my sources, no.

"And everyday when the knife in my back starts to twinge 'n' turn / My eyes are catching fire and my heart starts to burn / One foot away from you is like being closer to heaven / Then again it's like being needled 24/7"

pj


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Posted: 2011-01-21 10:32
Note to myself, never trust Google Cool
Wikiquotes

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Cheng


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Posted: 2011-03-14 09:54
"There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence."

Henry Adams

Gave me a good chuckle this morning.

"Oden! Guide our ships / Our axes, spears and swords / Guide us through storms that whip / And in brutal war"

cordura21


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Posted: 2011-03-14 12:50
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
— Stephen W. Hawking

Vespertilio homo est cientificus

Cheng


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Posted: 2011-05-05 09:03
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

Albert Einstein

Big Smile

Sniff glue, worship satan !

baghead


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Posted: 2011-05-05 10:08

"Sleep is a poor substitute for coffee"

street ad in Berlin


Call me a buyer

Kutilya
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Posted: 2011-05-30 14:25

“Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots” - Karl Kraus


This revolution is live & televised!

pj


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Posted: 2011-06-30 13:26
Guildenstern: Consider: One, probability is a factor which operates *within* natural forces. Two, probability is *not* operating as a factor. Three, we are now held within un-, sub- or super-natural forces. Discuss.
Rosencrantz: What?
< Added >
Player: For all anyone knows, nothing is. Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is
taken to be true. It's the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn't make any
difference so long as it is honoured. One acts on assumptions. What do you assume?

< made me think about the current financial situation >

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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pj


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Posted: 2011-10-18 15:46
It is too often forgotten that just as a bad man is nevertheless a man,
so a bad poet is nevertheless a poet.

The Napoleon of Notting Hill
by
Gilbert K. Chesterton

I beg to differ on mathematicians
(maybe it depends on the precise definition
of a 'bad mathematician').

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Cheng


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Posted: 2013-01-24 16:51
"Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could."

Charles J. Sykes

"Sun's going down / Moon's rising high / We'll pay you Bodom beach terror"

jslade


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Posted: 2013-01-27 23:45
"The blood of your fathers has turned to water in your veins. Not your lot is it to be strong as they were. Having tasted neither life’s sorrows nor it’s joy, like a sickling you look at life through a glass. Your skin will shrivel, your muscles grow weak, tedium will devour your flesh destroying desire. Thought will congeal in your skull and horror will stare at you from the mirror. Overcome yourself, overcome yourself." -Yuri Vlasov

Edit add links:
http://english.ruvr.ru/2008/09/23/214962.html
lifts

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

Nonius
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Nonius Unbound
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Posted: 2013-01-28 00:08
A message to a large portion of the American population, including....me.

Chiral is Tyler Durden

chiral3
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Posted: 2013-01-28 01:34
Understood.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ
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