Month: October 2008

1970s

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!<http://mises.org/images3/Dow65-84.gif! For some reason the 1970s don’t have a fancy label although I remember stagflation. Like the depression, it all started with the 1960s which featured massive deficit spending (to fund the Vietnam War, sound familiar) and loose monetary policy to reduce the sting of the deficit (sound familiar) but which caused a massive bubble…

Understanding the Great Depression and the 1970s

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Well how come the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression has a cool name, but the 1970s do not? Wikipedia as usual has a great analysis that includes how different countries were affect. Particularly relevant now in our interconnected world. But the causes are the big issue Causes of the Great Depression which comes down to Keynes and monetary theory…

Utilities in Seattle

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It is amazing how easy it is to setup all your utilities from your coach in Seattle. You literally don’t have to talk with anyone. The only problem is that URLs for signup are so buried in information, As an illustration and what a dashboard should look like to signup and then to monitor/pay your…

Sending Text messages to China

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Skype claims they do it, but it seems unreliable. You can send for big dollars from AT&T cell phones, but is there a way to do it for free? Shanghaiist: China Mobile launches new IM: Free SMS For a limited time, China Mobile (all you 134-139, 158, 159 people) is offering free SMS service with…

Apple Airport Invisible

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It doesn’t help that much, but you can make a network invisible, so that you need at least one set of hacker tools to get in. For Apple Airports, here is what you do, it is really buried in the latest user interfaces: TMO Quick Tip – Make Your AirPort Basestation Invisible || The Mac…

Camera recommendations for the Christmas season

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Well, the camera market is definitely maturing, so that now across three of the four major segments there are choices that are going to last a while: h3. High-end Prosumer for affordable luxury :0) If you love cameras, then the Canon 5D Mark II looks like the body to drool over. For a long time…

There aren’t any decent mp3 taggers

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It took me a while but I just love mp3tag on Windows to tag mp3s. The free Tritag on the Mac is Ok, but doesn’t add artwork at all. And adding artwork doesn’t really work well with iTunes, sometimes it seems to get into the MP3 and sometimes not. Even when you manually add, it…

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