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Satyajit Das: What If Anything Does Brexit Really Signify?

The decision by Boris Johnson, an Etonian like David Cameron and of similar background and leanings, to back the Leave vote showed ruthless calculation and accurate political sensitivities. His position reflected his aspirations for leadership not solidarity with the Leave voters or fundamental policy shifts. Show More Summary

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job: Accountants Edition - The calculators strike back.

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

No job is safe from the robots, and not just because jobs won't matter when they've wiped humanity off the face of the Earth. Jobs face the much more immediate threat of being taken away by machines who do them better (and for less money) than humans. Show More Summary

NASA's IMERG measures deadly West Virginia flooding rainfall

Since June 23, 2016 over two dozen people have been reported killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flooding in West Virginia. Using satellite data, NASA calculated the heavy rainfall that occurred over the state. read ...

The US Loses Its Moral High Ground Over Syria

The White House looked weak as it defended President Obama's policies in Syria, in response to the strongly worded memorandum sent by 51 US diplomats calling for the "calculated use" of long-range weapons and airstrikes against the regime...Show More Summary

“Much of the renown acquired for Kentucky by her surgeons was in the treatment of calculous diseases”: Visions of the Past, Thanks to Gutenberg (III)

What’s the point of looking into old historical texts if not to explore texts about surgery? Thus, Gutenberg presents us with David Yandell’s 1890 treatise, Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky: A Sketch. You know this is going to be illuminating. How drunk was everyone involved? Were Kentucky doctors still bleeding patients in 1890? Are they […]

‘Street Value’ of California Trees Is $1 Billion

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network Researchers calculate the huge environmental and economic benefits to taxpayers of the trees that line many streets in California’s cities and suburbs.

Omni Calculator brings math to the masses

There are some men who want to watch the the world burn and others who want to offer it easily-customizable embedded calculators. Mateusz Mucha belongs to the latter camp. Mucha is a sociologist by training who has built multiple small startups. Show More Summary

Chinese Bankruptcies Surge More Than 50% In Q1; Worse To Come

Two months ago, when looking at the soaring number of bond issuance cancellations and postponements as calculated by BofA, we commented that it was only a matter of time before the long overdue tide of corporate defaults, held by for...Show More Summary

DNV GL's Sesam GeniE Reduces Engineering Costs

When warping analysis is required during design of certain types of beam offshore structures, it can involve many costly hours of manual calculations by senior engineers.

Global activity firming, money signal still positive

The view here that US / global economic momentum is starting to pick up is supported by the American Chemistry Council’s chemical activity barometer. Calculated Risk has noted that this barometer usually leads US industrial output; the first chart shows that it also moves ahead of global (i.e. Show More Summary

Doug Stanhope & Johnny Depp Are the Masturbatory Tail-Eating Snake of Celebrity Famewhoring

last weekFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Earlier this month, comedian Doug Stanhope wrote a lengthy piece for The Wrap, detailing how his best dudebro Johnny Depp was being horribly maligned by that calculating villain Amber Heard. She was lying! He has proof! What proof? Well,...

How much does it cost to leave the workforce to care for a child? A lot more than you think.

A new calculator from the left-leaning Center for American Progress allows expecting parents to see how much it would cost to leave the labor force to take care of a child. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Two out of every three American children under the age of 5 whose parents both live together need child care because both parents work. Show More Summary

No, I Don’t Think This Is the Reason BEA is Predicting a Massive Downward Revision in GDP

Political Calculations arrives at an alarming conclusion that real GDP will be downwardly revised by a large amount when the annual benchmark revision comes out in July. The Assertion In [releas[ing] its estimates of state level Gross Domestic Product through 2015-Q4], the BEA’s data jocks may have provided an unexpected sneak peek of how its […]

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4 recap: Let’s talk about the first two episodes

“Orange Is the New Black” is back for its fourth season, and by our Twitter-informed calculations, fans are already devouring the episodes. Let’s talk about the first two. Episode 1: Work That Body For Me Many of the inmates are still frolicking in the lake at the start of the episode, but the joyous freedom is short-lived. Piper “I’m Gangsta” Chapman is […]

BioRing crams a fitness, sleep, and nutrient tracker onto your finger

The team at BioRing is looking to change the way fitness trackers work by creating one that goes on your finger and can calculate the number of calories you are consuming daily on its own. That's right, this tracker will not only count...Show More Summary

The Trump Files: Donald Trump, Tax Hike Crusader

Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. "By my calculations, one percent of Americans, who control 90 percent of the wealth in this country, would be affected by my plan. Show More Summary

Five ways to improve the retail customer journey online and in store

The Digital High Street 2020 Report calculates that more than £150bn of retail sales are now influenced by digital.

In 100 Years, $77 Billion Worth Of San Francisco Property Could Be Underwater

Rethinking a city for new coastlines that don't exist yet By the end of the century, some of San Francisco's million-dollar apartments and multimillion dollar houses will be underwater. A recent report calculated that property worth a total of $77 billion is at risk from rising seas in the city. Read Full Story

New Calculation Shows We’ll Make Contact With Aliens in About 1,500 Years

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The disturbing Fermi Paradox suggests we should have made contact with an extraterrestrial civilization by now, yet we haven’t. By applying a 500-year-old philosophical principle, a Cornell University researcher has shown that the Great Silence is not unexpected—we just need to give it more time. Read more...

EXTREME Net Worth Targets By Age, Income And Work Experience

After publishing my latest Net Worth Targets By Age post, I received some pushback from people who felt it was more appropriate to use a multiple of spending as opposed to a multiple of income to calculate a net worth target. The argument is that most people spend less than they earn, therefore taking a multiple of spending Read More...

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