I recently came across this article on a breakthrough in the generation of random numbers via computers which seems very exciting with descriptors such as “masterpiece” and “light years ahead.” Revision 2 of the draft paper is uploaded here: Explicitly Two-Source Extractors and Resilient Functions, although I freely admit it is far too technical for my… Continue reading More Randomness: And Computer Science
This post is about Jim Paul’s book “What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars,” which I believe is one of the books in the Tim Ferriss book club. I found the first half of the book pretty unpleasant, reading about the egotistical protagonist. The second half is worthwhile, but I think only if you’re actively trading/investing… Continue reading How to Lose a Million Dollars
Here’s is a list of ways to earn money regardless or where you are (i.e. location independent): Teach! English as a second language, for example. Provide translation services. Before the machines take over this job! Software development. Everyone needs a good software engineer right now. Prepare meals. Everyone’s gotta eat, and some people will pay… Continue reading Earn Money Anywhere!
Eye-opening article from NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/your-money/how-many-mutual-funds-routinely-rout-the-market-zero.html?_r=1
It’s already too late: http://blog.samaltman.com/black-swan-seed-rounds
I think I must be, because I love this post from Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/111291429791/the-best-lifestyle-might-be-the-cheapest-too My only beef is he wants us all to be vegetarians :-O
You may be or have been in a position like this: you’re earning a good living, much more than most of the world (~50% of which live in poverty), but still you’re living paycheck-to-paycheck, never seeming able to get ahead, save money, or pay off debt. How can that be? One possible culprit: the hedonic… Continue reading Watch Out: The Hedonic Treadmill