At the end.  :-)

Brent

On 6/2/2010 11:10 AM, John Mikes wrote:
Brent:
and where is the decimal point?
JM

On 6/2/10, *Brent Meeker* <meeke...@dslextreme.com <mailto:meeke...@dslextreme.com>> wrote:

    Hey Bruno, how'd you like a seven figure salary (in USD).

    Brent

    -------- Original Message --------

    Something like this is happening these days, or it seems so :-)
    
http://christianmarks.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/mathematical-logic-finds-unexpected-application-on-wall-street/

    Somedody, in [FOM], wrote: "It's obvious that ordinals are what you need in 
game theory to
    represent
    ever-more complex versions of "I know that he knows that (I know X, He 
knows I know X, I
    know
    he knows I know X, ...)" which is just omega+2 as an ordinal, so if you 
have a war between
    competing
    algorithms trying to outguess each other then this can be interpereted in 
the ordinals.
    But I can't believe
    that a competent mathematician and programmer who understands this concept 
and ordinal
    notations
    up to, say, Gamma_0 will gain any insight useful in financial practice from 
the more
    arcane systems
    of ordinal notations."

    s.

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