Posts about Thoughts
  • 19 Apr 2012 On Quotes from F.A. Hayek

    “The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they know about what they can imagine they can design.”

  • 19 Apr 2012 On the Opinion Entitlement Fallacy

    The process of argumentation has, for me, always been a journey towards the discovery of truth. However, seldom does this process go well. People usually end up with more questions than answers and the matter is almost never resolved. One of the reasons is because of certain fallacies that just won’t die.

  • 20 Apr 2012 On Stochasticity

    Sometimes the noise is more important than the signal.

  • 4 Aug 2013 On Annoying Elevator Companions

    Elevator rides, despite being tediously mind-numbing moments spent avoiding awkward eye contact, are a necessary evil of city life, but sometimes, there are just some elevator companions that are bent on making your elevator rides even more of an annoyance than they already are.

  • 8 Sep 2013 On the Great Gatsby Curve and Electric Fences in South Africa

    The Great Gatsby tells the story of a man who claws his way from rags to riches, but finds that wealth alone cannot provide him the privileges of those born in the upper class. On the economic side of things, a new and hotly debated idea, dubbed the Great Gatsby curve, encapsulates this anecdote in data. It illustrates the possibility that income inequality might lead to lower social mobility in a country.

  • 10 Sep 2013 On Buying from Abroad through Philpost Express Mail Service (EMS)

    Ordering online from the Philippines is a difficult journey through inaccurate web trackers, inactive phone numbers, uncoordinated post offices, and high tax levies. However, if you really want the product and can't get it locally, then a little grit, persistence, and information should let you wrench your package out of the system faster than usual.

  • 29 Sep 2013 On Traffic Accident Hotspots : EDSA and C-5

    Ever wonder where and what types of vehicles are involved in road accidents along Manila's major thoroughfares? The MMDA twitter account can shed some light on that. Vehicular accidents reported by the MMDA along EDSA and C-5 are parsed to reveal the most dangerous intersections and flyovers, as well as expose buses and trucks as major accident culprits.

  • 4 Oct 2013 On the UAAP Season 76 : DLSU vs UST Finals Game 1

    What a heartbreaking loss! After recovering from a 17-point deficit, the DLSU Green Archers struggled to make the winning basket in their finals matchup against the UST Growling Tigers. To come to terms with it, I've tried to analyze the outcome of the game the way I know best: through data. Let's take a look at the numbers on the hard court.

  • 6 Nov 2013 On the Risk-Return Relationship of your Love Life

    Chinese astrology tells of certain animal signs that, because of their inherent characteristics, have varying love compatibilities with each other. By applying statistics to superstition, we can also determine - generally - how nice, and how rocky, your love life ought to be based on your ruling animal.

  • 1 Dec 2013 On the Best Webcomics for your Inner Nerd

    If you're looking for a place to get laughs, there are various free webcomics that can cater to your inner egghead (don't kid yourself - everyone has one), so here are six webcomics that can start you off, and how to subscribe to them.