[Project 88 Part 8] Why your favorite team blows massive leads

Here are links to the first 7 blog posts of our crazy idea to forecast stock prices with a 2000-core supercomputer at Microsoft’s secret datacenter: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 The reason your favorite team blows massive leads has been solved. According to a new study, the Stanford Graduate School more »

[Project 88 Part 7] Forecasting Apple…

Here are links to the first 6 blog posts of our crazy idea to forecast stock prices with a 2000-core supercomputer at Microsoft’s secret datacenter: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 If we were to try to predict the future of any stock with Project 88, it would be more »

[Project 88 Part 6] Urgent contest annoucement

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 A quick update on our stock forecasting tool…Project 88. Project 88’s goal is to forecast prices of every stock in the U.S. Like holding next month’s newspaper today. All 2000 cores of our supercomputer are firing in unison now, and test results are screaming in. more »

Stock market cannibalism

In 1846, 87 members of the Donner party set out on the 2500-mile journey from Illinois to sunny California. Only 47 made it there alive. Where did things go so horribly wrong? Turns out they used a “shortcut” listed in Lansford Hasting’s The Emigrant’s Guide to Oregon and California. Hasting’s guide was actually more of a more »

Put the armor where you DON’T see bullet holes

Put the armor where you DON’T see bullet holes Abraham Wald wasn’t an airman in World War II, but he sure saved thousands of them. He was a mathematician tasked with figuring out where to put extra armor so their bombers wouldn’t get knocked out of the sky by enemy fire. Clearly you couldn’t simply more »

[Part 5] You have to think anyway, so why not think big?

You have to think anyway, so why not think big? – Donald Trump Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Over the past 60 years, computers have become a billion times faster. Computers are so fast, that they can now learn how to drive a car just by observing people drive cars. A team more »

[Part 4] Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work,” – Thomas Edison.Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Testing 500 dual-core machinesMan, distributed computing is a debugging hog.Without getting too technical, we’re finding the main roadblock in Project 88 (our crazy effort to predict stock prices) is the delay it more »

Redrum! REDRUM!

This weekend marked the 40th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick/Steven King’s The Shining — and this message is ultimately about murder. More on that in a minute… We ended up “camping” in the Malibu area this Memorial weekend. I put “camping” in quotes because it was nothing like the camping I did as a kid. Back then, the more »

[Part 3] Manhattan Project of back testing

It’s week two documenting our overnight 17-year success (or failure) story of predicting future stock prices. Here are links to get you up to speed: Part 1 Part 2 In 1984, perhaps the greatest cinematic movie to grace the silver screen was launched – Revenge of the Nerds It’s about a group of socially awkward more »

[Part 2] The hidden language of the stock market

It’s week two documenting our overnight 17-year success (or failure) story of predicting future stock prices. Here’s a link to week one to get you up to speed: Part 1 Have you ever been in a room full of dissenters? You know…the people you bounce ideas off of, and they immediately tell you how it won’t more »

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