Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why is Al Jazeera Blacked Out in US ?

Via The Big Picture via the Huffington Post: WTF? Huff Po: Canadian television viewers looking for the most thorough and in-depth coverage of the uprising in Egypt have the option of tuning into Al Jazeera English, whose on-the-ground coverage of … Continue reading

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A Good Reason To Hang Out With MIT Undergrads

You learn things. “Remember back in the 1990’s when people used, like, disk drives? Yeah, well now they have that for hard drives.” That’s MIT undergrad Iggy Chen as he plugs a 1TB hard drive into a $10 docking station … Continue reading

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I Have A New Home

It’s been one month since I started this blog, and I’ve had a great time with it so far. I expected to write primarily about beer, but the content has taken some unexpected turns. And I think that’s ok. It’s … Continue reading

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Date A Sea Captain

Via Tyler Cowen on Marginal Revolution, here’s a dating site for sea captains: At first it looks like a joke, but, no. It’s real. There’s even a Time Magazine posting on it: Ladies, do you find yourselves home alone … Continue reading

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Arcade Fire Video

This is pretty creative. I’m not positive, but I think you need to be using Google Chrome for it to work.

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Really Cambridge?

I stumbled upon the biology and evolution section in a bookstore in Central Square: Hmmm. Dinosaurs.

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Mittens or Dinner?

James Kwak has a good posting on behavioral economics and irrational behavior that has led me to conclude I should probably invest in some warmer clothing. Possibly mittens. Here’s part: In your personal life, you should be aware of anchoring, because it … Continue reading

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When Ideas Have Sex

I previously posted a link to a remixed TED talk. It’s Matt Ridley talking about innovation mixed over some wackies dub. It’s pretty funny, but it occurred to me that the actual talk, with, you know, the slides and charts Ridley refers … Continue reading

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The Economist, In 1843

Via Marginal Revolution, I came across this volume of “The Economist” from 1843. I’ve only skimmed it, but I usually enjoy reading old publications. On the Irish bullying Canadians: A few days ago, a party of Irish labourers, who had received, … Continue reading

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Ooo! A Bike Share (Democracy?) Debate!

My friend, Colin Whooten, responds to my previous post on bike sharing: It helps that China is essentially a dictatorship, no? It’s brilliantly efficient if the leaders make good decisions. It’s awful otherwise. I’ll choose 3 years to get a … Continue reading

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