## Two Deaths

In the afternoon I discovered that the *Hapalopus* sp. Colombia
"large" I've kept since the 7^{th} of April,
2020 had passed away. It
had molted recenly and looked
fine.

Earlier this week, the 10^{th}, the little scorpion I kept,
*Chaerilus* sp. Java, also passed away. I also had this little one
since the 7^{th} of April. As it was quite round I guess it
got stuck while attempting to molt. Or maybe the high temperatures in
the room; more than 30°C (86°F), were too much for the two of them.

So that leaves me with 9 tarantulas and zero scorpions. I am going to
move the 9 to a cooler place in the house, our bedroom, just to be sure.

## Sets and Probability

I’ve been a big fan of Nassim Taleb’s Incerto. He wrote a series of
essays on life, where all the topics revolve around decision making
under uncertainty. I wanted to dig deeper on some of the more
technical concepts he alluded too, so last year I explored a few
textbooks on probability theory.

I was surprised with how elegant the field was. The most inspiring
idea to me was how the originators interpreted probability through
set theory. Not only is it a beautiful way to look at things, but by
seeing it this way, they could apply few axioms, leverage set
theory, and badabing badaboom they had a whole field’s worth of
discoveries.

Source: Sets and Probability, an article
by Stepan Parunashvili.