Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

July 27 2014

atanudey
4041 ebff 500
Reposted fromprivacea privacea viaikari ikari
atanudey
4042 41ad 500
Reposted fromprivacea privacea viaikari ikari
atanudey
4043 ff9d 500
Reposted fromprivacea privacea viaikari ikari
atanudey
4044 f9b0 500
Reposted fromprivacea privacea viaikari ikari

July 26 2014

atanudey

http://xkcd.com/1331/


Frequency. xkcd.

July 25 2014

atanudey
3356 b286 500

The legend on the above graphic  -- "Countries that are poorer than Bill Gates" -- is an example of comparing apples with oranges. 

It is true that Bill Gates is rich. His wealth is measured in tens of billions of US$. His income, however, is not the same as his wealth.

So if the legend were to read "Bill Gates' income is greater than the incomes of these countries", it would be false. Or if the legend were to read "Bill Gates' wealth is greater than the wealth of these countries", it would still be false. 

It may make  sense to say that "Bill Gates' wealth is greater than the incomes of these countries." Now you are comparing wealth to income -- why you would do that is not clear at all but still that statement may be accurate for some countries.

Brought to you by your friendly economist, Atanu Dey.
Reposted fromFlau Flau viacygenb0ck cygenb0ck

July 24 2014

atanudey
4212 316f

Playboy: If life is so purposeless, do you feel it’s worth living?

Kubrick: The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism — and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong — and lucky — he can emerge from this twilight of the soul into a rebirth of life’s elan. Both because of and in spite of his awareness of the meaninglessness of life, he can forge a fresh sense of purpose and affirmation. He may not recapture the same pure sense of wonder he was born with, but he can shape something far more enduring and sustaining. The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

July 23 2014

July 21 2014

atanudey
Play fullscreen
Dam Fun Facts About Beavers
Reposted fromscience science

July 20 2014

atanudey
atanudey
atanudey
4926 70e6

July 19 2014

atanudey
6681 f57b
atanudey
6665 5b87
Reposted bylesbian-vampire-advicesbubblebeam
9748 f8a4
Reposted fromPainy Painy viaikari ikari
atanudey
Reposted fromDataCrow DataCrow viacygenb0ck cygenb0ck

July 18 2014

atanudey
5408 a3b6

July 16 2014

atanudey
6453 00cb 500
Reposted fromzoenies zoenies viacygenb0ck cygenb0ck
atanudey
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.