by Tyler Cowen
on October 18, 2008 at 1:21 pm
in Web/Tech |
1. Price Fishback on New Deal mortgage aid
2. Using the placebo effect for health care policy
3. Finger-tapping speed peaks at age 39 for men
4. Markets in everything: betting on Turing machines
In high school, when we got our first Casio pocket calculators, we used to play this game where we would punch “1″ “+” “+” and then “=” a hundred times as fast as we could to make the display count up to 101. We called it the hundred meter dash. It was a humbling experience that none of us could do it in less than ten seconds (the fastest one, a drummer in a band, did it in about 12 seconds), so we were slower tapping a finger than the fastest athletes racing the hundred meters. Maybe I should’ve kept the calculator and tried it again later…
Turing trade looks like a scam to me. Nowhere do I see any identification of who is behind it. I suspect that anyone who enters their credit card information or whatever to make trades there is asking for trouble.
turingtrade only asks for a username and password
Click on “What is Turing trade?”
Too bad it’s not a site for betting on whether Turing machines will halt.
Thank you Mark, Peter and Andy, I came here to say exactly the same thing. I was wondering how the heck one would bet on Turing machines.
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