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09 July 2014 @ 12:18 am
Didn't see that coming.

Well done, I guess.
24 June 2014 @ 10:59 pm
A good post over at Karl Denninger's The Market Ticker, introducing me (and, apparently, others) to the concept of "assumed risk":
22 June 2014 @ 01:56 pm

As commentator John Baker says (#93): "PageRank, Plato and eigenvalues are not the bed fellows you expect in a blog post." Who needs drugs anyway...
21 June 2014 @ 12:54 am
From "War is Kind" by Stephen Crane:

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."

From here: (Ahhz's comment)

The owner and writer of the place, Karl Denninger, is a bitchin' teacher with almost unbelievable insight and prowess.

Highly recommended.
19 June 2014 @ 09:02 pm
Excellent analysis (top comment):

I have been working (on and off) on a theory of physics and politics (no less!), where one crucial insight is "Entkopplung", decoupling, meaning that events or things that were once naturally connected are now independent, which leads to an increase in freedom as well as a decrease in structure/stability. If the latter is to be regained, it will be artificially, voluntarily and consciously.
21 September 2012 @ 06:54 pm
New icon.
20 August 2012 @ 04:54 pm
Zum Beispiel so.
20 August 2012 @ 04:38 pm
15 August 2012 @ 12:07 am
From here:

"(The MSM) have absorbed the self-flattering notion that style matters more than substance (self-flattering because it makes them the Secret Masters of the World in their own minds)."

I have only realized this just now... once again late to the party. :-/

Well, better late than never.
26 May 2012 @ 03:53 am
Verhältnis von Experiment und Theorie:

"As early as 1898 Poincare had explicitly denied any justification for the idea of absolute simultaneity, and had proposed the operational definition of simultaneity based on light signals. By 1905 he had the full Lorentz transformations for electrodynamics, including the group property, and had corrected Lorentz’s expression for the current density. Moreover, he wrote:
'It appears that the impossibility of detecting the absolute motion of the Earth by experiment may be a general law of nature; we are naturally inclined to admit this law, which we will call the ‘Postulate of Relativity’ and admit without restriction. Whether or not this postulate, which up to now agrees with experiment, may later be corroborated or disproved by experiments of greater precision, it is interesting in any case to ascertain its consequences.'"

Grand Unified Theory:

"We cannot be content with a simple juxtaposition of formulas that agree with each other by good fortune alone; these formulas must, in a manner of speaking, interpenetrate. The mind will be satisfied only when it believes it has perceived the reason for this agreement, and the belief is strong enough to entertain the illusion that it could have been predicted."

From here: