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## Nassim Taleb – Explaining both the XIV trade and why forecasting is BS

Nassim Taleb On XIV: "Why People Who Make Money Are Usually Wrong" N N Taleb's Probability Moocs

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## Jordan Peterson on Prices Law

Price’s Law says that 50% of work at a company is done by the square root of the number of employees. As an example take a company with 100 employees. In that company 10 people do 50% of the work.

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## Reason for using Base 60 or 360 for Angles

Babylonian Triangle Table Research Links Wikipedia: Plimpton 322 Tablet Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60! Ancient Babylonian use of the Pythagorean Theorem and its Three Dimensions 60 is divisible by 1,2,3,4,5,6 leading to triangle calculations that results in divisions with Read more…

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## The Inevitable Knot in Your Long Extension Cord

This knot in my extension cord occurred inadvertently and thus I assumed with the highest likelihood it could be undone with a single pass through a cable end through a loop or loops with the loops arranged so only a single pass is required. You would think this because once the Read more…

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## 536 Puzzles: #309: A Maypole Puzzle

During a gale a maypole was broken in such a manner that it struck the level ground at a distance of twenty feet from the base of the pole, where it entered the earth. It was repaired, and broken by the wind a second time at a point five feet Read more…

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## Solve System of Equations X+YZ=6 Y+XZ=6 Z+XY=6

Research LInks Brain Teasers and Puzzles Find the solution for the system of equations: Multiply each equation by the term missing to make each second term a triple Read more…

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## Euclidean Algorithm for Greatest Common Denominator

Research Links Wikipedia: Euclidean algorithm A 24-by-60 rectangle is covered with ten 12-by-12 square tiles, where 12 is the GCD of 24 and 60. More generally, an a-by-b rectangle can be covered with square tiles of side-length c only if c is a common divisor of a and b. So the task is to find the largest square that tiles Read more…