Dan on April 30th, 2011

This guy has some interesting points. http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/04/10-reasons-you-should-never-own-stocks-again/ A couple thoughts – the VFS Investment Contest can be used to see if you are an above average stock ticker – though don’t get too confident till you beat the market for a few years anyway.  Also, my current thought on how you beat the competition he […]

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Dan on April 18th, 2011

I remarked to a friend the a few weeks ago that I thought it would be interesting to write a program that reads a sports box score and compose a news story.  It would be an interesting programming exercise – however it turns out that I am too late.  Narrative Sciences has already been formed […]

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Dan on April 14th, 2011

I was watching the Valero Texas Open this week, and saw something I had never seen – a PGA player shooting a 16 on a hole.   Kevin Na got into trouble in the trees – and it was interesting to watch as it answered a golf rule question I had wondered about.  When you are […]

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Interesting article regarding how Egypt dealt with a large military that served no purpose once peace broke out. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/02/10/133501837/why-egypts-military-cares-about-home-appliances Perhaps a model for the American military since its not likely the military budget will be significantly cut in the near future?  Perhaps that would be the final victory for America’s military industrial complex,  but maybe one […]

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Dan on April 4th, 2011

I hate to belabor the issues facing Microsoft – but this is a pivotal time in the company’s history.  This article does a great job discussing the strategic problem faced by Microsoft – they can’t financially design a way from a Windows strategy. http://www.businessinsider.com/microsoft-had-to-make-windows-the-center-of-its-tablet-strategy-even-if-it-kills-them-2011-4

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Dan on April 4th, 2011

http://www.businessinsider.com/22-funny-bad-ad-placements#-1 Probably the most amusing page  I visited this week.  Dont feel bad if you dont get the Yahoo ad – this is only amusing to web geeks.

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