Understanding the Great Depression and the 1970s

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 […]

Sequoia issues warning of secular bear market (aka it is better to hold t-bills)


itunes inconsistent in how it handles artwork

If itunes finds the artwork for you, it never adds it to your MP3 files, so you have to Get Info and copy and past it. If you have art yourself, then you have to copy and paste them in. A little strange. Pushing Album art to MP3 files – Mac Forums n my experience […]

Adobe Acrobat and clones

We are getting so many documents now in PDF, it would be easier just to paste a signature in. To do that we need Adobe Acrobat or one of its clones. There are an amazing number of editors since Adobe allows anyone to create a writer royalty free. “Wikipedia”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software has a big list. (Even Office […]

Red Cliff (赤碧)

Red Cliff (c. 赤鼻; py. Chi4bi4) is a new film by “John Woo”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woo (c. 吴宇森 py. WÅ­ YÅ­sÄ“n) who did Mission Impossible 2 to name a one sounds awesome. It is based on historical events during a really tumultous time in Chinese history, the “Three Kingdoms period”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Kingdoms (c. 三国 py. Sānguó). It features three warlords […]


From a Credit Suisse investment report The U.S. is usually considered the consumer capital of the world and consumption of food is no exception as the world-leading obesity levels suggest. Using data from Center for Disease Control and the Forum for Health Economics and Policy, we estimate that 54% of the U.S. population is overweight […]


Another book recommendation by John. This is a series about multiple alternative worlds. Chrestomanci – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Chrestomanci is the title of a powerful enchanter with the responsibility of regulating magic usage in a set of parallel universes including our own world. The Chrestomancis are unique in that they have nine lives. […]

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