Quants took a hit during the 2007 subprime crisis. Bryant Urstadt’s profile explains why quants are the hedge fund heirs to Enochian practitioners. GO TO FULL STORY




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‘The Bush administration is declaring victory over Al Qaeda in Iraq. But terrorist groups are notoriously resilient, and the war in Iraq has only energized them.’


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It’s like a real-life dilemma based on The Illusionist and The Prestige: how do modern day magicians protect their secrets? Undercover economist Tim Harford explains that magicians rely on informal sanctions by…


Fucking became the subject of congressional debate in 2003, after NBC broadcast the Golden Globe Awards. Bono, lead singer of the mega-band U2, was accepting a prize on behalf of the group…


‘Control, indeed. Put damage in front of it and you get a concise description of the casual conspiracy of silence that enveloped Ian Curtis’s bandmates, friends, and lovers after his suicide in…





‘Mired in controversy after its operators killed 17 Iraqi civilians, Blackwater quietly dissociated itself with the International Peace Operations Association, an organization that reps for the private military industry’s biggest players.’ GO…



Will Wright’s SimCity Socities will have a simulation option for global warming, BoingBoing‘s Cory Doctorow notes. Wright based the original SimCity on Jay Forrester‘s early models for systems dynamics. Could SimCity Societies…




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