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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gelman does some explaining of how Shazam works.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Not the usual topic here, but I have been pondering bonds lately and needed a place to post a graph to illustrate a point.

We now return to our regularly-scheduled programming.

Sources of bond return, from here

Simple simulation to see how much of a difference adding a volatile yet higher-underlying-return asset class makes. Assumptions: Yield of total market is 4% and SD of 6.5%, yield of new asset class is 6% SD of 8%.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Copyright documentary screening in our own backyard.

Diabetes paper is finally out. Ironically enough, I did most of the analysis on this from Ghana, with 12-hour blackouts every 36 hours bridged by hooking an inverter up to a car battery. Good times.