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Starfirenv (< 20)

RIP Benoit Mandelbrot

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October 17, 2010 – Comments (7)

Polish born mathematician, IBM scientist, father of Fractals, the Chaos Theory, and the Mandelbrot Set, mentor to Nassim (The Black Swan) Taleb- passed at his home, age 85. Brilliant man.
  Here is what his Fractal mathematical theory looks like- way cool original works by a guy I used to pal around with in H.S. Jeff is easy to work with if you can come up with a marketable app. Tell him Mark in Reno sent you. Just a few of thousands- explore!
  http://www.lifesmith.com/Series_R21.html
  Here is a timely interview on PBS with Taleb-
  Benoit Mandelbrot thinks we're all screwed
Also rec this series-Hunting the hidden dimension - pt 1 Regards all.

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#1) On October 17, 2010 at 1:33 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Hope this works- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLFkQdiXPbo
Credit to- The Independent-http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mandelbrot-father-of-fractals-dies-at-85-2109017.html

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#2) On October 17, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Mandelbrot on efficient markets-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxbxXBrOPS8

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#3) On October 17, 2010 at 3:55 PM, MegaEurope (21.46) wrote:

The (Mis)behavior of Markets is a great book.

I want to read these but they are expensive, maybe I can find them at the library.

http://www.amazon.com/Fractals-Scaling-Finance-Discontinuity-Concentration/dp/1441931198/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287344841&sr=8-2

http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Econophysics-Correlations-Complexity-Finance/dp/0521620082/ref=sip_rech_dp_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1287344841&sr=8-2

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#4) On October 19, 2010 at 8:06 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

That's really too bad, he did a lot of really original research.

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#5) On December 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM, blesto (31.90) wrote:

Starfirenv,

I love Fractal geometry. I rack my brain to figure if one could create some sort of Mandelbrot set for stocks.

Any ideas?

And make some CAPS picks, for crying out loud.

10 more cents for Foolanthropy.

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#6) On December 19, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Blesto, I hope you explored Jeff's site. As for stock algorythms, Porte has posted his, the basis for his "chart" many times. Here is a link if you would like to know more about the basis of HFT- which is 70+% of market "activity", see this:

http://www.nanex.net/FlashCrash/CCircleDay.html

It's simple, really- the Chaos theory is about diversion/conversion from/to the "norm". It's called channeling. It takes a moment to load Nanex, but well worth exploring. Read about the multitude of "Flash Crashes". Good background. As for the caps game, I play to win and that means 'gaming the game" which I don't have time for. Best

 

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#7) On December 19, 2010 at 7:25 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

The Mandlebrot set is giving me LSD flashbacks, lol.

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