Category: Geek

Ben Graham’s Net Net and other factoids

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Peter taught me this rule, that a famous investor Ben Graham showed you can invest in “net net’s”:http://www.allbusiness.com/accounting-reporting/reports-statements/367332-1.html which are true value-oriented stocks. That is, invest in stocks that are trading at 65% of net curretn asset value (NCAV = current assets minus all liabilities include long term debt and preferred). Basically, you are paying…

Rosewill RC-605 problems

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I got this Rosewill eSATA so I could plug fast drives into my MacBook Pro. Well, like lots of third party stuff it doesn’t really work. It is faster though, but you can only plug one drive in. At least for me. There are lots of issues with the driver apparently as Silicon Image is…

Home by Bus

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Hey Seattle has this really cool application “Tripplanner.metrokc.com”:http://tripplanner.metrokc.com, you just type in any two street addresses adn it tells you what the best way. Takes into account when you leave so you’ll catch the bus right. Cool! I tried this and it really does work. Got home in 30 minutes including a short walk.

Seattle Best Restaurants

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Every since the Seattle Weekly stopped doing their best restaurants and just has an unsorted “listing”:ttp://www.seattleweekly.com/listings/dining/, the new “Seattle Magazine”:http://seattlemag.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&mod=Publications%3A%3AArticle&mid=3E1DA341B2834604B64A1EB3BA74CCFB&tier=4&id=8F2C7CC3E6DA41C6BE7DD9FB6EAC669B has been filling the void. Main issue is that they don’t publish everything on the web. Really sad since they don’t get web advertising yet obviously in the 21st century! Or community reviews at “diningguide.com”:http://seattle.diningguide.com/dl1dt.htm…

Rich T the Science Guy

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Well, love learning new things and there is nothing like learning about genes and things: * “GLP Tox”:google. This is short form for “Good Laboratory Practice”:http://www.fda.gov/ora/compliance_ref/bimo/glp/qna.htm that the FDA has where you basically study if sometime is toxic iin animal models * “Signal Peptide”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_peptide is a short sequence that moves a protein into the right…

MacBook Pro disk speed comparison

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So an interesting test with “XBench”:http://www.xbench.com/ on disk speed. Since I’m using an older MacBook circa early 2007 for video processing, its interesting to compare the drives all of these are with 4KB blocks | | Score | Sequential Write | Sequential Read | Random Write | Random Read | | Internal 5400rpm Fujitsu MHW2160BHPL…

Windows XP Product Activation Key

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Ok, I’m trapped away from my Windows XP CD, what do I do? # If you want to know the current Product Activation Key, you can download the Magical Bean Key Finder (current version 2.01). As “Mike Devlin”:http://www.mike-devlin.com/windows/key.htm points out there are a couple of key viewers pre-SP2 and post SP2. # If you want…

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