Posts Tagged ‘economics’

Friday Night Party Line #38.

January 10, 2009

And we’re back with a record number of co-hosts!  Tonight features David, Ray, Scott, Rym, Viga, Timo, Jason, Luke and Thaed.  Here are the topics:

–What kind of pen do you use?  Do you write mostly in script or print?  Check out:  http://www.penaddict.com/

— Discuss one interesting side project you plan on working on in 2009.

–There’s a famous computer science lecture running around on the internet that says that you have to almost create a split personality in your head, devoid of any preconceptions, to properly learn programming.  The teacher calls this concept “radical novelty.”  Have you encountered it?  What are your thoughts. http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD10xx/EWD1036.html

–Ask the Economist

Sites where you can find more information about Scott, Rym, and Viga:

http://www.frontrowcrew.com
http://vigatheotagal.blogspot.com/

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Direct download: fnpl_38_final.mp3

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Friday Night Party Line #36.

October 25, 2008

We have a full house with David, Viga, Scott, Rym, Timo and Thaed.  Here are the topics:

–Is it best to live as close to reality as possible?  Should you lie to yourself or believe things because you like to believe them just to get yourself through the rough spots?  If you don’t like your personal history, should you rewrite it in your mind?
–Is monastic life desirable?  Does it allow for greater focus on intellectual pursuits?
–How much of randomness in life can be controlled, influenced or avoided?
–Is fantastic wealth a form of death?  If you eliminate the pursuit of wealth from a person’s life, does it kill motivation and purpose in that person?
–Is it ever possible to step outside one’s self to see ourselves as others see us?  If you could, would you?
–If you were a pig farmer, how would you run your business?
–Ask the economist and physicist.

Sites where you can find more information about Scott, Rym, and Viga Thaed:

http://www.frontrowcrew.com
http://vigatheotagal.blogspot.com/

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Direct download: FNPL_36_final.mp3

Friday Night Party Line #35.

September 27, 2008

Hmmm, it seems that I have not blogged in 2 weeks.  Ah well.

Timo the Physicist is our special guest!  David, Scott, Rym and Thaed round out the cast.  This show is devoted entirely to science and economics tonight.

Here are the topics:

Ask the Economist:  new ideas on alternative currencies
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/23/what-went-wrong.html

Update on the Large Hadron Collider from someone who knows.

Should the government fund pure science?

Is the Black Swan concept important to theoretical modeling?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan_theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludic_fallacy

Sites where you can find more information about Scott, Rym and Thaed:

http://www.frontrowcrew.com
http://www.mentalinterface.net

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Email Thaed at thaed@cox.net
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Direct download: FNPL_35_final.mp3