Today’s Links

Late night at the office, so while my simulation is spooling up I thought I’d bestow some links upon my readership:

Paging Robin Hanson: Romney watches Intrade:

“If you get on Intrade, Romney has a 73.8% chance of winning the Republican nomination,” Hillsdale College Professor Gary Wolfram said, referring to the popular gambling site which lets users bet on the nomination. “If you really start looking rather than at polls put out by newspapers, if you look at people that are actually looking at this with their own money, he’s in very good shape.”

Interested readers should go here. Obviously this view is fairly self-serving for Romney. Momentum is a well-known self-fulfilling prophecy in politics and any positive spin will be shouted from the rooftops.

That being said, this view confirms my bias, so I’m posting it!

(hat tip to Dane-o)

Tyler Cowen asks Why So Little Money in Politics? Academic literature, not fire-breathing polemics.

Cringely reports Youtube’s big content producers are seeing less hits. Why? A spam-blocking algorithm keeps their stats unpadded. Not surprised. I figure about 85% of the measured visits to this site are complete BS.

Finally, an outstanding metaphor for imagining the speed variation among different computer functions. (these comments have more)

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s