Monthly Archives: August 2012

Life and Death (dramatic drumroll)

I’d say that the chicken fillet roll arrived in my life in a big way in around the year 2000. It was a cold winter, probably, I don’t remember, assume that it was, and the extent of newfound school freedoms … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Apple vs Samsung

  vs    There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the fine imposed on Samsung for infringing Apple patents but I think the case can be summed with two very important observations; the patent system is a bit broken and Apple are so far ahead of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bankers and what might help (to Glass Steagall and back again…)

Investment bankers, traders and fund managers especially, are so badly incentivised that they couldn’t but fail. PROBLEMS They cannot tell for sure who will be good and who will be bad so you can trick your way into a high … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Super Mario

I like Mario Draghi. He smiles. He is even playful. He confesses, like a naughty schoolboy, that he has forgotten the first part of the question because it was too long and, once it is repeated, continues to answer the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Co-operation

There are 5 ways in which elements of the universe, from amoebas to humans co-operate; direct reciprocity – vampire bats which go hungry beg from others and remember who was good to them. spatial selection – cooperating in groups to … Continue reading

Posted in psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment