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  • Incorporating Human Behavior Into Wall Street Mathematical Models
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    After watching the stock market struggle for the past year, financial experts from Wall Street and academia are putting more effort into bringing behavioral modeling into their complex financial calculations. “The risk models proved myopic, they say, because they were too simple-minded. They focused mainly on figures like the expected returns and the default risk of financial instruments. What they didn’t sufficiently take into account was human behavior, (more…)



  • Why The World’s Poor Refuse Insurance
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    In developing countries, micro-loans are welcomed to help in building or supporting businesses. But the world’s poor won’t touch insurance. Why? For a variety of reasons — some understandable, some less so…at least based on economic reality and risk.

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  • Top Eight 8-Bit Hotties Chosen by Legend of Neil Star
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    So when we recently found ourselves arguing over the best early video game hotties, we figured it best to consult Janning in hopes of settling the debate. He happily obliged with his top eight.

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  • Top 10 video game villains
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    Arguably the best thing about PS3 exclusive slash-’em up Heavenly Sword was the diabolical King Bohan, voiced with maniacal glee by Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis.

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  • Sinkhole Appears on Field, Shuts Down Football Game
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    Two Tennessee high school teams battled through more than three quarters of action, when a portion of the field suddenly sagged and a sinkhole appeared. The hole started out small, but it’s now estimated to be 15 feet deep or more. Link includes video.

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  • Google Groups Used To Control Botnets
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    oDDmON oUT writes “‘Maintaining a reliable command and control (C&C) structure is a priority for back door Trojan writers. … Symantec has observed an interesting variation on this concept in the wild. A back door Trojan that we are calling Trojan.Grups has been using the Google Groups newsgroups to distribute commands,’ writes Symantec employee Gavin O Gorman. He goes on to state that ‘the Trojan itself is quite simple. It is distributed as a DLL,’ (more…)

  • Federer ready for Del Potro test
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    World number one Roger Federer will bid for a 16th Grand Slam title when he faces Juan Martin del Potro in Monday’s US Open final.

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  • Jenkins hopeful of autumn return
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    Lions prop Gethin Jenkins is hopeful of being fit for Wales’ November international campaign after shoulder surgery.

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  • Top 10 Groundbreaking Satellite Projects
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    We take a look at some groundbreaking technology advances and deployments in recent months.

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  • Al Davis’ Pre-Trade Cheat Sheet (pic)
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    The latest move — sending the Patriots a 2011 first-round pick for Richard Seymour — virtually guarantees the Raider ineptitude will continue. If you’re wondering how Davis, who shipped Randy Moss to New England for a fourth-rounder in 2007, manages to sustain the haplessness, the Raiders trade chart cheat sheet might hold some clues.

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