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Facebook Is Sorry You Relived Painful Memories With “Year in Review” App

By now you've probably shared or at least noticed that Facebook has compiled a Year in Review video for every user, allowing us to reminisce over the highlights of the past year, as calculated by Facebook's algorithm. While some people's...Show More Summary

Taking the Noise Out of Stock Beta? [PREMIUM]

Are stock betas calculated with price jumps (arguably derived from informed trading) more useful than those calculated conventionally (arguably dominated by noise trading)? In the December 2014 version of their paper entitled “Roughing Up Beta: Continuous vs. Show More Summary

Calculations suggest that Global warming caused by the doubling of CO2 will be less than 0.6K

Guest essay by Saburo Nonogaki It has been said that the averaged earth surface temperature would be 255K if no green-house-effect(g-h-e) gases were contained in the atmosphere, and is 288? at present where the atmosphere contains g-h-e gases. The estimation of 255K is based on the earth’s long-term radiative equilibrium and Stefan-Boltzmann’s law which states…

America's Favorite Artists, Mapped By eBay Searches

It will remind you why you moved. As many of us journey home for the holidays, this map from eBay is a good reminder of why we left in the first place. EBay calculated the artists that eBay users search for most in each state. Raking...Show More Summary

Retrotechtacular: Pascal Got Frustrated at Tax Time, Too

While necessity is frequently the mother of invention, annoyance often comes into play as well. This was the case with [Blaise Pascal], who as a teenager was tasked with helping his father calculate the taxes owed by the citizens of Rouen, France. Show More Summary

Are You a Victim of Price Discrimination?

blickwinkel/Alamy By Edward Stepanyants Each and every day, seemingly small decisions about coupons, bundles, sales and retail pricing are made by retailers. The truth is almost all of these decisions are calculated with a purpose, based on consumer data and behavior. Show More Summary

Movie Review: Marion Cotillard is a weekend warrior in the beautiful Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night is a small miracle of a movie, a drama so purely humane that it makes most attempts at audience uplift look crass and calculated by comparison. By now, cinephiles have come to expect excellence from the film’s directors,...Show More Summary

Atacama Giant in Tarapacá, Chile

Illustrated on a Chilean hillside known as Cerro Unitas and surrounded by thousands of smaller geoglyphs, the Atacama Giant, a massive image of a deity used to calculate the movements of the moon, stands as the largest geoglyph ever discovered. Show More Summary

Dodgers End Yankees’ Payroll Streak and Owe Most Tax

6 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Dodgers ended the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax, according to calculations made by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press.

Stash all your secret files in KYMS’ encrypted calculator app

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of KYMS. What better way to keep your media safe than to encrypt your files and hide them behind an iOS app that appears to be nothing more than a stylish calculator? … Read more...

Guest Post: Calculating The Breakeven Price For The Median Bakken Shale Well

Authored by CEO of the SOFA, A lot of data has been thrown around recently concerning the Bakken shale wells of North Dakota in an attempt to figure out the necessary oil price required to break even on the investment. In order to get...Show More Summary

Solve Math Problems on Android by taking a photo

Math, hate it or love it, there does not seem to be any middle ground. If your line of work requires math, or if you are in school or college, then you may find the math helper application AutoMath Photo Calculator quite useful. If things...Show More Summary

Rebasing expands Tanzania’s GDP

Tanzania’s GDP has expanded by 32 percent after it rebased its calculation to incorporate new sectors in the economy. ||| Dar es Salaam - Tanzania said its gross domestic product has expanded by 32 percent after it rebased its calculation to incorporate new sectors in the economy, officials said on Friday. Show More Summary

Seib Video: The Politics of Cuba Relations

President Obama's gamble on renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba seems to represent a calculation by the president, White House and perhaps the Democratic Party that the politics of Cuba have changed in this country. WSJ’s Jerry Seib, Beth Reinhard and Colleen McCain Nelson explain in this video clip from the Capital Journal Roundtable.

If You’d Like A Little Enforced Consumer Mortgage Aid From JPMorgan, You’d Better Act Quick

By its own calculations, the bank has already given away more than half the money it has to give away to keep the Justice Department from filing criminal charges against it, and it’s not afraid to say so. “We continue to help thousands...Show More Summary

In 1945, Scientists Calculated How Many Nukes Could Destroy The World

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A newly declassified document obtained by a nuclear historian reveals that the Manhattan Project scientists who designed and detonated the first atomic bomb estimated that 10 to 100 enhanced "superbombs" would produce enough atmospheric radiation to wipe out the human race. Read more...

Inquiry finds Iraqi detainees were ill-treated by British soldiers

LONDON — An inquiry into the treatment of Iraqi detainees by British soldiers after a firefight more than 10 years ago has found that they were ill-treated, but it dismissed claims of torture and murder as "deliberate and calculatedShow More Summary

Morning Reads — The Holiday is Here

This goy knows what’s up. “Ocho Kandelikas” by Kenny Ellis.  Financial Times calculates the war in Afghanistan cost $1 trillion. And for what? Afghanistan to remain impoverished, corrupt and with an ascendant Taliban?  It turns out when...Show More Summary

Shed post-Christmas pounds just by breathing

Widespread misconceptions about losing weight led Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown at the University of New South Wales to calculate how we "lose weight." Human fat cells store triglyceride, which consists of just three kinds of atoms; carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Show More Summary

Are gasoline cars actually greener than electric cars?

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

That's the question being poised by many outlets in the last 24 hours, all because of a new study put out by the University of Minnesota that calculates the environmental impact of manufacturing and refueling vehicles with various powerplants. Read more...

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