Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How Did You Get This Number?

The Medallion Fund, an employees-only offering for the quants at Renaissance Technologies, is the blackest box in all of finance.
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HOW DID THIS GET HERE?
THE MANHATTAN PROJECT FOR FINANCE
Inside A Moneymaking Machine Like No Other
bloomberg.com
The Medallion Fund, an employees-only offering for the quants at Renaissance Technologies, is the blackest box in all of finance.
A NEW SET OF QUESTIONS
Strange Numbers Found In Particle Collisions
quantamagazine.org
An unexpected connection has emerged between the results of physics experiments and an important, seemingly unrelated set of numbers in pure mathematics.
NOW YOU KNOW WHERE TO TRAVEL
Every Country's Tourism Slogan, In One Map
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We'd like to meet the creators of "Uganda: You're welcome" and shake their hands.
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IN FOR A FIGHT
HEAD IN THE GAME
Can Boxing Survive Its Brain Injuries?
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Increasing knowledge about the effects of repeated traumatic brain injuries is usually framed around football — but what about boxing, which revolves around repeated blows to the head? Can the sport survive? And can its fighters?
A DIFFERENT SERIES OF TUBES
The Global Battle For Your Personal Data
arstechnica.co.uk
Like oil, data is beginning to drive conflict, as different political blocs fight for control of how this valuable resource flows around the world.
PUSH NOTIFICATION: 'JUST STAY HOME'
Google Will Tell You How Crowded Your Favorite Bar Is In Real Time
theverge.com
The company relies on aggregated, anonymized location history data, just like it does for popular times.
SPACE FOR ODDITIES
IS YOUR TURKEY RUNNING?
The Strangest Calls To The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line
popularmechanics.com
No, you can't thaw your Turkey in a jacuzzi. Or in the bathtub with your twin sons. Tales from the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line co-director Sue Smith.
BREAKING THE GOOGLE GLASS CEILING
Snapchat's Spectacles Are... Actually Pretty Cool?
theverge.com
The most initially remarkable thing about Spectacles is how much Snapchat got right in making them.
RADIO GAGA
The Futuristic Walkman Of 1938 Wasn't Very Portable
paleofuture.gizmodo.com
VIDEO OF THE DAY
WE DON'T NEED NO GUITARS
This Fuzzed-Out Gayageum Cover Of Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick In The Wall' Is Great
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May your day be as rich and full as your arteries will be on Thursday.

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