Posts Tagged ‘video’

The O’Reilly Safari Books Online app broke my heart

I’m a huge O’Reilly Media fan boy. I can’t hide it. I hear Tim O’Reilly speak at conferences and I think to myself, “Screw being president, I want to be Tim O’Reilly.” I’ve been a subscriber to their online book services called Safari Books Online for years. Every month I see the bill for $43 […]

Struggling with apply() in R

It’s common knowledge that I struggle wrapping my head around the apply functions in R. That is illustrated very clearly in the following discussion on Stack Overflow: Dirk’s comment is actually spot on. I’ve asked the same damn question at least 4-5 times. Only I didn’t really understand it was the same question. That’s one […]

Dr. Hal Varian Saying Stuff

When he’s not sitting around thinking about how sexy statisticians are I am,  he apparently gives speaking engagements. Who knew? Here’s a video of him saying stuff about managing “knowledge workers.” I believe that “knowledge workers” is a euphemism for “people who like to play video games.” I could be wrong, but not likely.

'Sully' Sullenberger voice recordings

We’ve all heard all the stories about how ‘Sully’ Sullenberger has to go through a special line at the airport because his large brass balls always set off the metal detectors. Well. It’s true, and here’s proof: Ever since Sept 15th, 2008 I have had a bit of a fetish with studying accident theory (that’s […]

Mandelbrot and Taleb on PBS

Let me start by saying that I like Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Benoît Mandelbrot quite a lot. I don’t agree with them all the time, but that is generally true of people I like. I recall reading Mandelbrot’s book The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence some years ago and being struck […]