To Hardcore Open-Source Fans And iPhone Haters
josephweisenthal: Although it’s not about tech or open source or iPhones or anything like that, I think you’d do very well to read Tyler Cowen’s post from May about Seasteading — the fantasy many libertarians have of setting up their own free island. Here’s the nut: I’ve wondered whether I should retire on to a cruise ship of the future, but I’m not attracted per se by the “politics” I would...
On average, if you decide to wait until employment bottoms to go long equities,...– David Rosenberg [PDF - free registration required] (via moneyalone)
Central Park thermometers haven’t touched 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32.2 Celsius)...– New York Fails to Hit 90 Degrees for June, July for Second Time It’s not the heat, it’s the humility. via @pkedrosky.
With enemies like this, who needs friends?
southpol: Nate Silver on the new conservative tactic of hoping to sink health care reform by tying it to Medicare: Medicare is one of the most popular “government intrusions” in the United States. About 60 percent of people participating in Medicare rate their coverage as a 9 or 10 on a 10-point scale (versus 36-40 percent for private insurance), and 84 percent rate it as a 7 out of 10 or...
HSAs and Choice
mikehudack: innonate: For the first time in my life, I don’t have Dental Insurance. I do, however, have an HSA which can be used for all dental-related expenses. Today, I went to my 6 month dentist appointment. At the start, they wanted to give me my yearly x-ray, and so — now that I’m in control of my medical expenses — I questioned the necessity of them. In the end I decided to spring for...
Secretary Geithner’s China Strategy: A Viewer’s... →
Does the practicality of his advice rule out its potential? I hope not.
Reappointing Bernanke, who is from an opposing party, is a signal that such...– Tyler Cowen I think this might be the most important factor and it will be interesting to see which way Obama goes.
The Segway hasn’t delivered on its initial promise, to put it mildly. There are...– Paul Graham - The Trouble with the Segway You gotta read the entire post but Paul’s latest starts with this gem and gets better. (via bijan)
This one is by far my most important objection: right now both the law and the...– Kevin Drum weighs in on the sell-your-kidney debate
oldjewstellingjokes: Richard Levine, “Directions” Richard Levine was born in Brooklyn, NY (a hotbed of talent for joke tellers of this generation.) He is semi-retired from his business of printing forms and labels for clinical drug studies for the pharmaceutical industry. He has permanently relocated from New Jersey to West Palm Beach, Florida. He is also a member of the New York Friars Club.
Email of the Day
Subject: Cautionary tale for all of us Body: Kelis awarded $55,000 in monthly child support from Nas after giving birth to their son this week.
60 Percent of CMBS Loans Fail to Refi by Maturity →
Up from 15-20 percent last year.
This summer the official version of the board game classic “The Settlers of...– Catan is coming to the iPhone! - Catan.com Nerds unite! (via dpstyles) If you haven’t played Catan yet, get on it.
A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has... →
“Basically, New Zealand just got a little bit bigger is another way to think about it,” [earthquake scientist Ken Gledhill of GNS Science] told AFP. While the southwest of the South Island moved about 30cm closer to Australia, the east coast of the island moved only 1cm westwards, he said.
Just into the game as a defensive replacement, [DeWayne] Wise robbed Gabe Kapler...– White Sox’s Buehrle pitches perfect game, thanks to Wise’s catch How smart does Ozzie Guillen look on that one?
BREAKING: MARK BUERHLE OF CHICAGO WHITE SOX HAS...
josephweisenthal: mattlehrer: (via josephweisenthal) Such an incredible catch to start the 9th. Amazing. AMAZING catch. Arguably the biggest catch ever? I can see the argument but I think it wasn’t important enough of a game. The Willie Mays catch (you know the one) was in the World Series.
BREAKING: MARK BUERHLE OF CHICAGO WHITE SOX HAS...
(via josephweisenthal) Such an incredible catch to start the 9th. Amazing.
If somebody told you that there is a plan out there that is guaranteed to double...– Obama Moves to Reclaim the Debate on Health Care - NYTimes.com (via shaneguiter / asprettyasasong)
Providing health care is like building a house. The task requires experts,...– Atul Gawande, MD, MPH (via jayparkinsonmd)
In a recession, the problem most people and organizations face is too little...– The ACLU to Religious Minorities: Cut It Out! - Megan McArdle (via josephweisenthal) I became a one-year member of the ACLU on the day after election day in 2004. I didn’t renew mostly because they didn’t seem to have any effect on habeas corpus or wiretapping but this stuff is...
When it comes to eliminating actual pollutants such as mercury, particulate...– Bill Frezza: Clean Coal: An Unsustainable Political Myth This whole short article is worth a look.
Prevent iPhoto or Lightroom from opening when you... →
But still launch when you plug in your camera. Useful.
The number of Jews in Broward County decreased by about 55,000 people during the...– Exodus: Broward’s Jewish Population Has Declined Dramatically (via josephweisenthal)
[I]ts very roots go back to the early 1900s, when road systems sprang up for the...– Sarah Gilbert: AAA, long a foe of the two-wheeler, launches roadside assistance for bikes Huh.
josephweisenthal: mattlehrer: We would just need to print more. China has to use resources to maintain the peg. It doesn’t just stay put because they say so. Basically, I think we’re all already in a printing war. Us, China, Japan, Korea (maybe?). It’s already happening. Thus it looks like stasis. Right, I think his point is that this will continue to escalate among countries engaging...
josephweisenthal: I saw this, but don’t get it. How would Obama devalue the dollar against gold today? (via josephweisenthal) I don’t think he can directly but I’m sure they can figure out a way to drive the dollar down. Think quantitative easing but instead of printing dollars and buying MBS and Treasuries, the Fed starts buying gold or other currencies. I’m sure Bernanke could come up with...