The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Aherm. So as I was saying. What the hell was I saying? Did I say channeling? But I didn't... I mean... where is Jerome when we need him anyway?
So I guess speaking of Rome/dark ages and Europe/plague and "resets" sort of put me in mind of patterns, Migeru, and your response that these should be included in the calculations rather than treated as outliers put me in mind of You Know Who. But in a good way!
If we could mathematically predict patterns of group behavior, I'm sure you'd be up to the task! And possibly DoDo. And Jerome could explain it all to us. Unless this is being taken as an insult (which I sincerely do not intend) in which case none of it has anything to do with anything or anybody here and I'm unreservedly apologetic for mentioning it.
Help! Paging... who's a famous, non-insult-invoking diplomat?!? This is all asdf's fault somehow! I'm almost sure of it...
Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
Anyway, the "calculation" I had in mind was not a prediction of future behaviour but an analysis of historical data.
I might be persuaded to write a diary about self-organised criticality and what it can teach us about anything from earthquakes to forest fires to blackouts to boom-bust economic cycles. But first KCurie needs to write his promised diary on the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Frank Schnittger - Oct 3 18 comments
by IdiotSavant - Sep 15 16 comments
by IdiotSavant - Sep 16 12 comments
by Oui - Sep 24 36 comments
by gmoke - Sep 24 4 comments
by Cat - Sep 19 46 comments
by Oui - Sep 20 41 comments
by Oui - Oct 51 comment
by Oui - Oct 35 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Oct 318 comments
by gmoke - Oct 12 comments
by Oui - Oct 141 comments
by Oui - Sep 281 comment
by Oui - Sep 2848 comments
by Oui - Sep 2729 comments
by Oui - Sep 2436 comments
by gmoke - Sep 244 comments
by Oui - Sep 2350 comments
by Oui - Sep 22
by Oui - Sep 2041 comments
by Cat - Sep 1946 comments
by gmoke - Sep 19
by Oui - Sep 1815 comments
by Oui - Sep 1616 comments
by IdiotSavant - Sep 1612 comments
by Oui - Sep 1524 comments
by Oui - Sep 1516 comments