Monthly Archives: May 2013

East Africa to Get a New Port

Originally posted on Grand Strategy: The View from Oregon:
Sunday If you ever had it in mind to see the pristine northern coast of Kenya, and especially Lamu island with its UNESCO world heritage site old town and the Lamu…

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Inventor of ADHD, on his deathbed, says it is a fictitious condition

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Equality of Opportunity is Not Enough

Originally posted on freedom this time:
When exactly did equality become a dirty word? Or at least, become so laden with suspicions of its harbouring some lurking despotism? It seems for a long time that greater material equality was regarded…

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Debunking Economics Part 3: Work and Wages

Originally posted on freedom this time:
A common argument from neo-classical economists is that minimum wage legislation causes unemployment. The same economists regard this to be incontrovertible, as inevitable as the proposition that the angles of a triangle sum to…

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Application Snippet: Enumeration of Spanning Trees.

Originally posted on Mathconceptions:
This week in my linear algebra class, I started discussing determinants.  We defined/recalled the definition of the determinant of a matrix and then defined determinants of higher order square matrices inductively, using cofactor expansion about the…

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Is changing language tantamount to changing math?

Originally posted on Motivated Grammar:
The spectre of common usage is one of the greatest bugaboos for amateur grammarians, who fear that if we accept a usage because everybody’s using it, we’re weakening the language. For example: We have often…

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Depth First Search using Recursion

Originally posted on Jaani Solves:
Hi readers, Here I am back with today’s topic – Depth First Search(DFS), using recursion. This is one of the most beautiful traversal I personally have ever encountered. Now lets understand the applications of this…

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Introduction to Logic and Arguments

Originally posted on Elika Kurniadi:
The term “logic” is used quite a lot, but not always in its technical sense. Logic, strictly speaking, is the science or study of how to evaluate arguments and reasoning. Logic is what allows us…

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Douglass C. North Speech on History

Originally posted on Net Wars:
This is an except from Douglass’ North Nobel Prize speech in 1993. Moreover the radical improvement in economic performance, even when narrowly defined as material well-being, is a modern phenomenon of the last few centuries…

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Kant, Space, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and A Priori Intuitions

Originally posted on Daily Philosophical Thought:
going to do some legitimate thinking aloud here. Im not really sure if this is going to come towards a coherent point, or if its just going to be some babbling. I have  a…

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