I started watching the Nova episode called Mind Over Money. I generally like Nova but this episode was far below their normal standards. The episode is supposed to be about the idea that traditional economists base their calculations on “rational people”. They claim stuff like people are supposedly perfectly rational when it comes to money […]
This might be obvious and maybe others have posted this but it’s clear to me radio will be struggling to stay alive within 10 years just like newspaper is today. It’s already dead for me. Why? Because I bought an iPhone last year. Since that time, on the way to and from work I listen […]
I’m sure this is going to come off to many as something to do about nothing and it certainly didn’t offend me personally but…. I was at a food court the other day. Different sections of the food court had labels. There was the “Green” section which was the salad area, there was a “Drinks” […]
Just hoping to get some other points of view. The Slashdot crowd and similar people like to call IP Imaginary Property to try to point out that there is no such thing and therefore it shouldn’t be treated like property. They like to point out that copying some music or a movie or software isn’t […]
I started reading a new book, the Mind of the Market, and so far I’ve only read the first chapter but during that time the parable of the talents came up.
Coming back to the USA there are some serious cultural differences between the USA and Japan. Some are arguably good. People in the USA are generally more individual. I think that’s good. On the other hand, something I really hate about the USA (and many other western countries) is there is this attitude that I […]
I know I’m going to get flamed but damit, I don’t get the love for gmail. I’ve been using the new Yahoo for a year or so now and I didn’t see the point to gmail but……..gmail has one thing which it does that Yahoo currently doesn’t AKAIK. Gmail has the option to correctly send […]
Just some random thoughts here but I was visiting the USA early last month and I noticed some issues with the places I stayed. Maybe because I’ve been reading so many software design articles they stuck out as poor design.
This is just a rant but damit, why are the prices for notebooks so varied? I’ve been wanting a notebook computer lately and have been looking and it’s so frustrating because there are so many tradeoffs. Go for lightweight and then settle for a small screen? Go for cheap and therefore no power? Decide I […]