Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet

I didn’t realize so much data is available on the internet…wow.  From MIT’s Technology Review, December 3, 2010:

The 70 Online Databases that Define Our Planet

If you want to simulate the Earth, you’ll need data on the climate, health, finance, economics, traffic and lots more. Here’s where to find it.

April 23, 2012 Posted by | information, statistics | , , | Leave a comment

Irrational Valuations

How much is it worth? Forget rationality, your answer may depend on the last number you have heard. From Advisor’s Edge, April 2012:

Irrational valuations

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April 23, 2012 Posted by | behaviour, economics | , , , | Leave a comment