The dream of another I-70 series is gone, and other people did the writeups already on the perils of Mathenaging. Sure, the outcome wasn't ebola bad, but it stings. Then again the great psychological value in emotionally investing into a sports team is that allows one to suffer the psychic injury of defeat without the external costs of going through an actual defeat. It's a sort of tempering for the soul. You just have to be careful about overdoing it or you end up like Chicago, the Liberia of the Middle West. Continue reading
So for much of today Qntra was offline. The reason was that on its 13th day of life Qntra became popular enough to suffer denial of service attacks. For the record this blog was on the front page of Slashdot 3 times, 4 if you count the front page of beta, and manages to abide on shared hosting.
So again this qntra thing I'm collaborating on is now 5 days old. Behold a chart:
Now the numbers for traffic so far are modest, but… that uptrend. As Mircea Popescu mentioned when he gave the long form history and introduction, this is the sort of thing that takes time to grow into an anything of note. Here's a few other things to note:
- 21 Stories over the 5 days. Of those I've only written 6, while Cazalla has been a beast with 15. I'm starting to hit a bit of a rhythm though with the writing so maybe I can catch up over the next few days.
- Interesting stuff is in the works.
- Also, notice where I put this post. I swear this blog isn't being abandoned.
Earlier this week the demand for de-turdified Bitcoin related news and journalism surfaced once again. Cazalla showed interest in the project and I pushed him into it by offering to collaborate so long he it was clear he was going to be in charge. Behold Qntra.net Bitcoin's First, Newest, Best, and Oldest news source:
Recently there as been quite a bit of outrage theater over the fact that iOS 8 has some form of encryption enabled by default. Let us ignore that iOS 8 encryption as inspired a bunch of panic theater without introducing any security at all. Oh, you ask what is "panic theater?" well let me show you. Continue reading
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Last week we covered how well the large bets on BitBet get to see money move as change the odds change with greater information. This week with the major league regular season nearly complete let's examine what is happening with the baseball bets. Bets that don't connect directly to financial outcomes. I'll start with a postmortem of ones that have run their course and end by highlight ones that still have life and opportunity. Continue reading
After losing all of last week's 0.025 BTC stake, this week calls for a simpler, bolder ticket. Fewer teams involved which means less anxiously flipping channels. Also I'm going to stick with the combinatorics thing. Every pick is an upset and every bet a parlay! Only three teams and four bets: Continue reading