Archive for December 23rd, 2007

Information markets

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

One of my projects at work involves information markets: tools to extract aggregate knowledge from groups of people.  For example, at Intrade, you can buy and sell contracts on questions like, “who will be the democratic nominee for president?” or “how likely is it that the US economy will slip into recession?”  The market price […]

Break-in Update

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

It’s been about a week and a half since the attempted break-in. On Tuesday, I replaced the window they broke out.  I called around to a couple of different places and everyone said that they could send someone out to give an estimate, but it would take a few days and then the part would […]