Assorted links

by on September 27, 2010 at 10:14 am in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. How to eat at an Indian buffet.

2. New links on the still-superb David Grossman book, which I am continuing to read.

3. How hedge funds make so much money?

4. I am not sure how to title this one.

mpkomara September 27, 2010 at 10:20 am

“A Wheelie Horrible Accident”?

Andrew September 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

“The ultimate segue.”

Franklin Harris September 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

4. “And now for something completely different…”

RM September 27, 2010 at 11:45 am

‘Azharuddin-worthy flick of the wrist’ refers to a cricketer with very supple wrists (sorry I always feel the need to explain cricket references). Sadly got caught up in match-fixing.

The entire blog site of that guy is pretty funny: I recommend it. Fortunately, it has not denigrated into Pakistani/Indian sledging.

In some political circles, even Afghas are South Asian. And like the writer, I chuckle when Pakistanis are referred to as Middle Easterners. They are South Asians. In the UK, many Desi restaurants are actually run by Pakistanis and Bangladeshis (particularly the latter). In the UK, the “Asian” population is probably 60-70 percent Pakistani.

Loren Gatch September 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

The fate of the Segway founder would like Bill Gates dying of a virus.

Page Bonham September 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm

#4. Segway To Heaven

RM September 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Farmer: I did mean Mohamed Azharuddin. Not sure why you would refer to Shoaib’s wrists. Anyway, I do agree with MR cricketers uniting. If only Tyler would see the beauty in the game. I hope there is a cricket team at GM and that they invite him out one day.

sunbomb September 27, 2010 at 3:17 pm

@libert: Seems to me that part of the author’s intent is to poke fun at some very real-life desi attitudes towards cost and attributed value.

Andrea September 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

#4: Suits vs. Geeks

Doc Merlin September 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

re: 3

I suspect regulatory arbitrage plays a large role.

Silas Barta September 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Re 3: How certain are we that hedge funds *do* make more money on average, rather than just having a much longer-tailed distribution of returns?

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