Monthly Archives: March 2010

9 posts

Happiness and the Two Selves

Summary: Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.

Bookmarks for March 2nd through March 4th

These are my links for March 2nd through March 4th: Infochimps :: Find Any Dataset in the World – Infochimps is an open library and marketplace for the world’s data. You can share, sell, curate, and download data about anything and everything. TrueCrypt – Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux – Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux – Portable software for USB drives – provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, […]

Bookmarks for February 26th through March 2nd

These are my links for February 26th through March 2nd: Practical Foundations of Mathematics – Although it is mainly concerned with a framework essentially equivalent to intuitionistic ZF, the book looks forward to more subtle bases in categorical type theory and the machine representation of mathematics. Each idea is illustrated by wide-ranging examples, and followed critically along its natural path, transcending disciplinary boundaries between universal algebra, type theory, category theory, set theory, sheaf theory, topology and programming. Economics of Information Technology – This is an overview of economic phenomena that are important for high-technology industries. Topics covered include personalization of […]