Sep 26 '08
Sep 25 '08
Ron Paul on the bailouts - He had been predicting this would happen back in the primaries when others laughed at him. Who is laughing now?
"[The government] undertakes measures to keep prices artificially inflated. This was why the Great Depression was as long and drawn out in this country as it was."
"Additionally, the government's actions encourage moral hazard of the worst sort. Now that the precedent has been set, the likelihood of financial institutions to engage in riskier investment schemes is increased"
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Bad News for the Bailout - When Forbes asked about how the $700 billion amount was chosen:"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."
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Sep 23 '08
Wario Land - Creative Youtube video advertisement that interacts with the rest of the page. Added: And you can drag around the stuff afterwords and the physics still applies! How cool!
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Sep 17 '08
Sep 14 '08
Sep 13 '08
Burn after Reading
This is probably one of the funniest movies about absolutely nothing I have ever seen, and kept me laughing throughout the ending credits. The actors have a lot to contribute to this, and had a similar feel to the "Ocean's" movies... just a bunch of actors goofing off and having fun while they happen to be making a movie. Although that makes me unsure if it was the writing that was actually good, and if it would have worked with unfamiliar actors I haven't seen in other roles. Regardless, I'd see it again.
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Amazon's Artificial Artificial Intelligence - This is an interesting concept. Amazon has created a service where you can outsource data mining and data collecting tasks to actual people around the world. I recently read in article on how somebody wanted to find the release date of 264 albums, and used this service instead of looking it all up himself. Only cost him $14. I also how much money I can rake in looking up mundane information on Google at 2 cents a pop.
listed in: amazon, data mining | ∞
Sep 3 '08
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