Archives for September 18, 2008

mpgillusion.blogspot.com

Just a short post to draw your attention to mpgillusion.blogspot.com. Update: now on RC

Bozos

Scenario one: you borrow some money. You exchange the money for shares. The shares go up, you exchange the shares for more money than originally, and so pay back the loan and you have a profit. If you get it wrong, they go down and you lose instead. Scenario two: you borrow some shares. You…

Zut alors: le Nierenberg vieux est arrivee! And you can join in the fun. I’ll be posting up scans (well, actually, photos) of the text as I go along. Aside: I got this thanks to the wonders of the extrawub: abebooks found me a copy for a mere $6.54 (plus postage) delivered from the states…

My paper with Tom Peterson and John Fleck (trailed here) is out in BAMS; you can get it now (for free! [Update: also direct from BAMS]). Nice, isn’t it: And thats just the first page! For those who weren’t paying attention, you may wish to read: The RC post that John Fleck wrote recently My…

Ambiguous dog signs

I walk past this sign every time I take my daughter to school. It irritates me every time. Am I allowed to walk dogs, but only if I’m not doing it in the interests of health and hygiene? Or does it mean that they consider dog walking unhygienic? The ambiguity is annoying: this is in…