Better Call SLLN: Black Matter Lives

“The future ain’t what it used to be.” –Yogi Berra   Almost surely (“a.s.”), you have heard of, or even watched, the tv-series Breaking Bad (BB). Almost as surely (“in probability”), you know many matters do not always go the way you expect. Laws matter in BB, as they do in quantitative trading, too: with […]

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Distributed Slot Machines: Control of Ware in the Hands of a Few

Introduction. Welcome to Part IV of my (that is, 7/.V) “In the Hands of a Few”(ITHOAF) article series. Here I show how we get “fooled by randomness” – with a slight abuse of Nassim N. Taleb’s terminology. If you search the Internet for “4,448,419” you will find the U.S. patent “Electronic Gaming Device Utilizing a Random Number Generator for Selecting the […]

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2 Fast 2 Furious Need 4 Speed (High-Frequency Trading) Antidote

Introduction. This is Part III in my (7/.V) article series “In the Hands of a Few” (ITHOAF) with a touch of Tokyo Drift of the action movie series “The Fast and The Furious” (F&F). Too much drift can be deadly: Saleen Automotive Inc. – an American manufacturer of specialty high-performance sports cars with the slogan “Power in the Hands of a Few” – […]

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Imperialistic Democracy of Bitcoin: Power of Money in the Hands of a Few

Introduction. This article is essentially the second chapter in the series “In the Hands of a Few.” It is recommended, but not mandatory, to have first read the chapter on “Big Data Brother” to appreciate the terminology and examples. I also share some terminology with the previous blog post by 8RD+ (@ http://versustakes.co) although my topic is much different from it. And […]

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In the rougher seas of water: Hamilton, Hamilton, and… Hamilton.

In “The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean,” author Susan Casey describes the who’s and why’s of surfing tsunami-size waves. These killer waves have become more frequent and they hit with more punch than registered before. They do not only attract big-wave surfers, such as Laird Hamilton, or wannabe surfers […]

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Before the beginning.

Like number Five, this blog deals with “travel, adventure, and motion” of alternative investments. “Instability, unpredictability, and radical changes” are characteristic to risky investments, and these are the key characteristics of number Five, too. Often, in radically changing or challenging times that fortunes are made or lost. At the time of writing this entry, this rings true […]

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