October 30, 2008

Free book about Barack Obama

America's Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama's Story Of Race And Inheritance by Steve Sailer
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:09 PM

October 25, 2008

George Osborne snared in money trap

'Media barons, Fleet Street editors, powerful public relations gurus and senior politicians from opposing sides spilled off the decks of the three impressive private yachts moored side by side off the coast of Corfu.'
George Osborne snared in money trap - Telegraph
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:26 PM

October 23, 2008

Horse gets head stuck in tree

'A horse had to be cut free with a chainsaw after it managed to get its head stuck in a tree.'
Telegraph: Horse gets head stuck in tree
Posted by Martin Sewell at 5:28 PM

October 17, 2008

John McCain’s daughter thinks Barack Obama is ‘cute’

John McCain’s daughter thinks Barack Obama is ‘cute’ - BostonHerald.com
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:11 PM

Automated Trading 2008

On Wednesday I presented a talk on ‘Optimization and Methods to Avoid Overfitting’ at the Automated Trading 2008 conference in London.
PowerPoint available here.
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:54 PM

October 16, 2008

How This Bear Market Compares

How This Bear Market Compares - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
Posted by Martin Sewell at 8:11 PM

Secret plot to let 50 million African workers into EU

'MORE than 50 million African workers are to be invited to Europe in a far-reaching secretive migration deal, the Daily Express can reveal today.'
Daily Express | UK News :: Secret plot to let 50million African workers into EU
Posted by Martin Sewell at 7:42 PM

Northerners' hands up to 3 times dirtier than those living in the South

'The further north you go, the more likely you are to have faecal bacteria on your hands, especially if you are a man, according to a preliminary study conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.'
Northerners' hands up to 3 times dirtier than those living in the South
Posted by Martin Sewell at 3:58 PM

October 8, 2008

Puncturing the Acupuncture Myth

Up until now, my understanding was that there was no evidence in support of alternative medicine, with the exception of acupuncture. The following article explains that acupuncture works in the same manner that placebos work.
eSkeptic: Puncturing the Acupuncture Myth
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:49 AM

The eyeballing game

'The best way to figure out how the game works is to simply play it.
The game works by showing you a series of geometries that need to be adjusted a little bit to make them right. A square highlights the point that needs to be moved or adjusted. Use the mouse to drag the blue square or arrowhead where you feel it is 'right'. Once you let go of the mouse, the computer evaluates your move, so don't let up on the mouse button until you are sure. The 'correct' geometry is also shown in green. To avoid the need for extra mouse clicks, a mouse button up counts as the move being finished, so be careful.
You will be presented with each challenge three times. The table to the right shows how you did on each challenge each time.'
The eyeballing game
Posted by Martin Sewell at 11:44 AM

October 6, 2008

James Watson’s most inconvenient truth: Race realism and the moralistic fallacy

'James Watson's most inconvenient truth: Race realism and the moralistic fallacy' (full text) by J. Philippe Rushton and Arthur R. Jensen
Posted by Martin Sewell at 2:21 PM

October 5, 2008

Judge Orders Obama to Produce Birth Certificate

Oddly, the story has vanished, but here is Google's cache:
Judge Orders Obama To Produce Birth Certificate
Posted by Martin Sewell at 8:06 PM

October 3, 2008

Palin: 'Only Flag in My Office' Is Israeli

'President Peres of Israel yesterday met for the first time with Governor Palin and with Senator McCain, who called the veteran Israeli statesman "my old friend." The warm handshake and exchange of broad smiles occurred during an international gathering known as the Clinton Global Initiative, hosted by President Clinton. "I wanted to meet you for many years," Ms. Palin told Mr. Peres, according to an aide to the president. "The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag," she was quoted as saying, "and I want you to know and I want Israelis to know that I am a friend."'
The New York Sun: Palin: 'Only Flag in My Office' Is Israeli
Posted by Martin Sewell at 12:20 AM