Dan on July 26th, 2011

Here is a great article on how this deficit got so big. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/24sun4.html The next time the President takes to the airwaves to explain his position, he needs to bring a chart ala Ross Perot to make his point. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————- 0

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Dan on July 20th, 2011

Interesting analysis of what is going on in the South China sea between China and Vietnam: http://www.businessinsider.com/sino-vietnamese-south-china-sea-warblood-oil-and-american-interest-the-inevitable-2011-7 Perhaps it just a coincidence that the US has sent warships to Vietnam recently: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/15/u-s-warships-arrive-in-vietnam/?iref=allsearch Interesting to see the ships they sent – “The 7th Fleet delegation consists of the guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon and USS Preble, the […]

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Dan on July 16th, 2011

I must admit I am suprised by the continued strength in the Kinect – one must assume these June XBox sales numbers are being driven by the Kinect. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/microsoft-xbox-360-continues-winning-streak-tops-sales-chart-in-june/52538 There still are no good games for the Kinect for hard core gamers, so it must be driving a broadening of the appeal of XBOX to […]

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Dan on July 1st, 2011

Interesting couple of articles here on America’s nuclear power plants and regulatory compromises. http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110620/ap_on_re_us/us_aging_nukes_part1 http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/04/atomic-snowflakes/73227/ Seems the NRC is pretty flexible when it is evaluating safety rules. ¬†Maybe the rule of thumb is ‘we will know the correct limit when we exceed it’. ¬†Unfortunately, we learned from the Japan Fukishima disaster and the BP Gulf […]

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