Investor margin debt

Tuesday 10:38 am, January 28th, 2014

Yikes.

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Fight

Saturday 9:04 pm, September 21st, 2013

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Daft Punk’s Latest

Saturday 8:49 pm, September 21st, 2013

–> awesome <–

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Police State

Wednesday 3:43 pm, July 3rd, 2013

We have the NSA listening to our calls, reading our emails, and tracking our movements. Apparently that isn’t enough, the USPS is also monitoring our snail mail.

NYT Link

Update – The FEDs want your passwords too.

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Snowden Backlash

Friday 2:27 pm, June 14th, 2013

It’s the institutions that need to demonstrate respect for the public they allegedly serve. If Snowden or any other American is skeptical of institutional power, it is not due to any personal failing on their part. The lack of respect is a direct outgrowth of the bad behavior of the nation’s institutions, behavior that has undermined Americans’ trust in them.

Link

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The whole PRISM thing

Saturday 2:15 am, June 8th, 2013

I’m all for ubiquities SSL or a variant that doesn’t involve a third party on the server side. The web needs to be encrypted and there shouldn’t be any middle men.

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Lua.js

Friday 12:26 pm, April 26th, 2013

I thought it might be cool to try to convert the Lua VM over to js using emscripten. Turns out someone already did it. Pretty neat.

Link

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Competitive

Saturday 1:52 pm, April 20th, 2013

Costs and management issues aside, the biggest shock to most marijuana growers has been pot prices. As the industry becomes more competitive and there is more pot available, the price for a pound of high-quality weed in Denver has slid from $2,900 at the beginning of April in 2011 to $2,400 in the same period in 2012 to $2,000 this year, according to Roberto’s MMJ List, a service that connects wholesale sellers and buyers. At the height of summer demand in 2011, a pound sold for as much as $3,900.

Link

$125 for an ounce, $15 for an eighth. That’s the right way to bring an end to illegal drug trade.

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SimCity is buggy!

Sunday 10:57 am, March 31st, 2013

I was pretty excited about this release, but the game as it currently stands is so riddled with bugs it’s practically unplayable. I’ve had multiple cities go down as a result of the dreaded “your city is not processing correctly” error, I’ve had one city simply disappear off the server it was supposed to be saved on, and last night I lost a city after it went nuclear despite a high education level for all the workers. The potential here is great, but this game is currently not worth the effort since you are pretty much guaranteed to lose your work after a few days of playing.

Maybe in six months once they work out all the bugs, but currently I just don’t feel like playing knowing something will eventually go wrong and I’ll have to start over.

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SimCity is back

Sunday 3:43 pm, February 17th, 2013

Link

Check out the video. One of my all time favorite desktop games. Can’t wait.

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