Weekly links for May 28

(Usually I’ve been posting weekly links on Sundays, but I was on a road trip all week and so I couldn’t keep up with what was coming over the wires too well. Also, road trips inspire some mathematical thoughts; you’ll see them later this week, I hope.)

An excellent metafilter post has links to lots of different types of graph paper.

Why bubbles sink in Guinness.

A lecture by Steve Strogatz on social networks, one of the 2011 Simons lectures.

A free online forecasting textbook (under construction) by Rob Hyndman and George Athanasopoulos.

Back of the envelope physics problems via Cosmic Variance

A metafilter thread on the history of the stockbroker scam.

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