Our story so far: Facebook, a wildly overvalued momentary internet phenomena led by an arrogant 28 year old man-child, decided to treat the process of going public with the same respect they do their users’ privacy, which is to say, …
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Logn Awaited Lehman Bankruptcy Docs Go Online (filled with so much juicy awesomeness I may actually wet mysefl)
How awesome is this treasure trove of emails, documents, files et. al placed online by the NY Fed?
Some of the emails between Lehman execs are laughable — naive, silly, hubristic, childish.
But my favorite piece simply has to be …
NYT Sunday Magazine section has an article about “Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyperaddictive ‘Stupid Games’ ” (Just One More Game...)
If you click in the graphic in the online version, you can turn the column into a …
The Washington Post has been kind enough to allow me to vent about what is wrong with Wall Street and Washington DC. Today's episode: Robosinging Bank Settlement:
"Thus, the robosigning agreement has allowed the mass production of perjury. It has
Comcast Corp. is taking aim at Netflix Inc., unveiling its own streaming-video service that will give existing Comcast video customers a similar selection of old TV shows and movies over the Web. The Philadelphia-based cable operator said Tuesday that the new service would be called Xfinity Streampix, and will be bundled with certain tiers of Comcast video service, and available for $4.99 per month to other Comcast video customers. By contrast, Netflix's streaming-video service costs $7.99 per month.
Amazing it took this long for a competitor to NFLX to emerge:
WSJ: Comcast Corp. is taking aim at Netflix Inc., unveiling its own streaming-video service that will give existing Comcast video customers a similar selection of old TV shows …
I am surprised it took this long for a competitor to emerge:
WSJ: "Comcast Corp. is taking aim at Netflix Inc., unveiling its own streaming-video service that will give existing Comcast video customers a similar selection of old TV shows …
John Iarussi recently documented a rare experience – relocating a small helicopter from Portland, OR to Tallahassee, FL. It is strangely hypnotic to watch this trip of 3200 miles over 8 days condensed into a few minutes; America from 1000 …
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So much for the Gingrich juggernaut . . .
On Intrade, his Iowa polling data is falling off of a cliff
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The regular debt ceiling limit dance seems to evoke a fairly standard set of behaviors in the two major US political parties: Whichever party is out of power (White House, or Congress or both) threatens not to support raising the …
Click & Drag your way around the solar system/cosmos
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Now how is this going to work? What does it mean for DRM?
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Divides up the US Congress with a new seating chart based on campaign contributions rather than part affiliation. Revealing!
(Reference: Barry at http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/10/who-owns-congress/)
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Nathalie Miebach focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations to produce wild and gorgeous sculptures.
We discuss the broader intersection between Data, Art & Science here: Unlocking Visual Thinking
From today's WTF file, the Florida Mortgage Mill Machinery, hard at work:
Jason Grodensky bought his modest Fort Lauderdale home last December, he paid cash. But seven months later, he was surprised to learn that Bank of America had foreclosed …
No, we are not still in a recession (as some people are asserting). No, its not a depression. The wheel has turned, the trough is more than a year behind us. This is not a robust recovery, but the economy …
The NYTimes graphic department has your Sunday morning chart porn regarding the extension of tax cuts. Its an illustration fueled by data from the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research organization.
The graphic shows how much Americans have gotten so …
I love this Hoodie of a huge open palm on the front with a zipper running between the middle and ring finger -- unzip it, and . . .
Live long & prosper
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This February 2010 landslide is an example of liquefaction -- the earth, rock and soil flow like a river.
If you have never witnessed this, it is quite amazing to see . . .
Religion has a surprisingly high correlation with poverty, according to a Gallup survey conducted in more than 100 countries. The more poverty a nation has, the higher the "religiosity" in that nation. In general, richer countries are less religious than …
Yesterday XM Sirius POTUS discussed Infrastructure.
One of the callers was a civil engineer who suggested looking at the US Infrastructure Report Card which grade the US on a variety of factors.
The 2009 Grades include: Aviation (D), Bridges (C), …
Some Brits have been photographing Blair's book in "mischievously proper" book store sections, and posting it to a Facebook group called Subversively. Its now 10,000 members strong and growing.
A reader explained: Imagine how Obama would be viewed if he …
This is too amusing!
If you are in sales, or have ever been in sales, you will find this both ugly and amusing
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This is really kind of sad: Bradbury laments: "There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people and for the people."
He then states that "Obama should be announcing …
The EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are revising the fuel economy label that is required on all new cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S.
There are new stickers for Hybrid/Advanced Technology cars; the new …