gloomy and/or hopeful monologue

2月 28, 2006

LEGO Difference Engine

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 4:24 am

via http://www.booch.com/architecture/blog.jsp on an entry of Feb.24, 2006

LEGO Technic Difference Engine

LEGO Difference Engine
by Andrew Carol
Building A Calculating Machine Using LEGO

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Joel on Software

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 3:38 am

やっと読む理由が出来たようだ。

Matzにっき(2006-02-24)

しかし、読めば読むほど気分が悪くなるのはなぜだろう。 「正しいことを言われると腹が立つ」ということなんだろうか。

Mind Hacks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 1:49 am

八割がた洒落で、ってのがよろしいようで。
(マジネタだと洗脳ってことになって洒落になってない。)

やねうらお-よっちゃんイカを買いに行ったついでに家を買う男 – 文脈干渉効果

このように、効果的な学習を行なおうと考えた場合、学習のメカニズムを知っていれば知っているほど有利なのである。そういう意味では、『MIND HACKS』は、読んでおいて損はない本である。

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science,math,romance

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 1:46 am

科学と数学はやっぱりロマンなのだ。

404 Blog Not Found:Why Value 2.0?

しかし、この「真理には決してたどりつけない」ということは、「どれほど新しい定理を発見し、どれほど観測を続けたとしても、真理に近づく余地はいつでも残ってる」ということでもある。そう、科学者に失業はありえないのだ。「ヒルベルト・ホテル」に空室がありえないのと同じぐらい。

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Paul Krugman: Graduates Versus Oligarchs – New York Times

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 1:22 am

公開資料(のみ)によるデータの裏づけを元に語る、80-20法則の現実。
「平等は民主主義の原則」。

果たして「平等」とは何か?

Graduates Versus Oligarchs – New York Times

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2月 24, 2006

Don’t sweat the small stuff

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 8:35 am

そうはいっても、人間懲りないもので。

Don’t sweat the small stuff – Print Version – International Herald Tribune

Life lessons – stay calm, be patient, don’t sweat the small stuff – fade. You have to relearn them again and again.

Things happen that make you learn. You love. And you know that nothing else matters.

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From Ono’s New York to his own Hungary

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 7:57 am

ハンガリーの人って不思議だ。Andy Grove しかり。George Soros しかり。アゴタ・クリストフしかり。

From Ono’s New York to his own Hungary – Print Version – International Herald Tribune

Now, Havadtoy concentrates on his art. He is preparing for an exhibition in Milan and another at the Open Society Archives, part of the Soros Foundations Network, in their new headquarters in Budapest.

文盲 アゴタ・クリストフ自伝

George Soros
ジョージ・ソロス

Andy Grove
インテル戦略転換

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New York history in an oyster shell

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 7:42 am

牡蠣とニューヨークの歴史について。
個人的には、生牡蠣よりは焼き牡蠣の方が好き。

考えてみれば、日本はまだ江戸前の魚が食べられる。ニューヨークよりましということか?

New York history in an oyster shell – Print Version – International Herald Tribune

NEW YORK Before it had hot dogs or bagels, New York had oysters. And, as Mark Kurlansky explains in “The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell” ($23.95, Ballantine Books), these were not just any oysters.

For more than a century, the oysters pulled from New York waters, especially from the East River and around Staten Island, were prized by connoisseurs as the finest in the world. They were shipped to top restaurants in Paris and London, and once the Erie Canal was completed in 1825 and railroad links were established soon after, they were sent to western destinations in the expanding territory of the United States.

Demand would soon outstrip supply, and the beds were exhausted.

Pollution eventually took its toll, and what oysters were left in New York waters were no longer safe to eat. The Big Oyster became the Big Apple.

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If the cheap yen vanishes, will carry-trade bettors panic?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 7:36 am

日本の金利上昇に対してはいろいろな意見がある。
グローバルエコノミーがもたらす不安定性について再考すべし。

Commentary: If the cheap yen vanishes, will carry-trade bettors panic? – Print Version – International Herald Tribune

Surprisingly strong economic growth in Japan is raising many eyebrows, not least those at the central bank, which is anxious to scrap its policy of zero interest rates.

There can be little doubt that 5.5 percent growth between October and December pushed the Bank of Japan further in that direction. Oddly, there are few signs that global markets are bracing for higher debt yields in Japan.

Why? Japanese rates have been negligible for so long that investors take them for granted. This, after all, is the economy that cried wolf too many times. The reason investors are not ecstatic about Japan’s recovery is the sense that we’ve been here before – many times.

以下、参考文献

最強ヘッジファンドLTCMの興亡    日経ビジネス人文庫

LTCM伝説―怪物ヘッジファンドの栄光と挫折

天才たちの誤算―ドキュメントLTCM破綻

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[clippin] ACM Queue – Performance Anti-Patterns

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sato Atsushi @ 7:17 am

ACM Queue – Performance Anti-Patterns – When tackling system performance, it’s best to know what mistakes to avoid.

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