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Monthly Archives: September 2008

The end of the world

Wednesday, 10 September 2008 was said to be the day the world would end. The reason was the powering up of LHC the Large Hadron Collider at the French/Swiss border. It would collide protons with so much force that a black hole would be created. If this black hole persisted, it would grow and suck […]

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Taleb sets forth the idea that modern humans are often unaware of the very existence of randomness. They tend to explain random outcomes as non-random. Some years ago, I had a colleague who organized a Mark 6 pool among friends. They had a database of previous Mark 6 […]

Seven online sins

It has always been said that the Internet is a jungle. It is full of danger with cyber-criminals looking for victims, and traps of deception everywhere. Notwithstanding that, Internet is a major source of information on everything. Many people nowadays cannot live without it. So, the danger has to be dealt with. In fact, many […]