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3 Things

3 things I found today while exploring the web: Anyone But Me: This looks to be my next series now that Dollhouse is ending. Will also keep watching Castle, Merlin, and The Guild. Emmegirls: According to California Golden Blogs, “I’m not sure if this is a marketing company or an escort agency.” Jim Hugunin: I […]

The Meddling Imperialist

My last article predicting Sun’s demise turned out to be prescient. Sun has since been bought out by Oracle. Granted, that’s not my ideal partner – Oracle hasn’t been very good for Sun’s open-source products – but that’s another article. My focus today is that the transaction has run into snafus with the EU investigating […]

The Curse of Technically Proficient People

According to The Oatmeal.

Google News Slip Up

Google News Slip Up

Another unfortunate headline from the front page of Google News. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up! Screenshot is generously attached with section of interest in highlight.

Twilight of the Bankers

What arrogance. After being bailed out by the US and UK governments, old Goldman has the temerity to balk at the suggestion of toning down bonuses. I say screw them. They can take their greed to another country until the whole world learns not to trust their lot. After all, have they contributed to the […]

How Twilight Does It

With apologies to Willa, the following has finally dispelled for me what makes Twilight so endearing to legions of female fans.

Waxing Nostalgic About Subway

Waxing Nostalgic About Subway

Ah, Subway $5 footlongs. They’ve probably done more than anything to hold down inflation on an individual basis where food is concerned. The food is rather healthy, there’s enough variety, and one of these things can last two meals. For those who are too busy to cook and still want to eat something reasonably healthy, […]

What the Senate Bill Does

Electoral-vote.com has a nice summary or two on this issue. I have quoted select excerpts: So what is left of the bill? The view from 30,000 feet is this. The bill requires every American not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the VA system to buy health insurance from a private company. It also provides about […]

A Perfectly Competitive Environment?

Obscene profits quickly driven down by competitors? Businesses struggling to make a franc/euro/dollar/pound because of cutthroat pricing? Many competitors simultaneously rising and falling? Strenuous work environments (okay, maybe this doesn’t count)? You’ve got all the makings of a perfectly competitive marketplace. For all the benefits it offers to the consumer, businesses and perhaps more importantly, […]

What Happened to Climate Change?

To start off, I’d rather have solid global climate change legislation than health care reform in the US. Well, actually before that I’d rather have a coordinated global regulatory unit for banks, but that’s a post for another time. To learn then how Copenhagen failed so miserably is troubling. Kudos though to a very solidly […]