Showing posts from January, 2016

Pocket reading list : Week 3 of Jan

The missing 11th of the month : For those of you who read xkcd religiously, you would've come across this comic on the calendar of meaningful dates. (Those of you who don't read xkcd religiously should and those of you who dont read xkcd should start!). The article on the other hand does a brilliant job at understanding one peculiar feature of the xkcd comic - the fact that the 11th of any month seems to be less common in the literature than any of the other dates of the month! And the reason behind it is pretty interesting!

Minorities exploited by Warren Buffett’s mobile-home empire : So, apparently blacks and minorities are exploited in the United States. While this might not be news for most of you, this is just another example of how the mobile-home industry in certain parts of the US takes advantage of language difference or through hostile behavior lends blacks and minorities loans at higher-than-normal rate of interest.

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare : A c…