Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Learning Curve

A friend of mine brought this up about two months ago and so I want to approach it from a more thorough math perspective. Occasionally you’ll hear that something has an extremely steep learning curve. Naturally we think steep and … Continue reading

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Economists ruin all the fun

Captain America unseated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 this weekend, raking in 65.8 $mi. Granted, Harry Potter grossed a whopping 169 $mi, record-breaking first week, so you can’t feel too bad for it. Except for the fact … Continue reading

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Is it illegal if you don’t get caught?

I had the “Is it illegal if you don’t get caught” with a friend over a year ago, and our tempers flared enough that the discussion eventually had to come to an end. I will reprise my argument here and … Continue reading

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What is a good person, and why fat people intrinsically aren’t good.

And now for a taste of something different! I imagine that this is going to come back to bite me in the butt someday, but here’s a thought experiment that a twitter conversation inspired. I asked what is a good … Continue reading

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So I found myself spending too much time trying to make my posts perfect and airtight, which is absolutely the wrong way to approach the webernet. The whole point is dialogue – having everyone work together – even if we … Continue reading

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