Monday, April 30, 2012
Panasonic shows off a freakin' huge 145-inch 8K resolution TV
* I think next gen video games will be the first to dive into ultra HD resolutions. I can't wait.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The way rich people invest
There is only one way to earn 20%/year. You have to live through breathtaking draw downs. Up 40, down 30, down 15, up 20, down 10, up 50...if you can handle volatility then trend following is the way to go. What is so amazing is listening to the inane questions of these financial journalists. They do not seem to know anything about what Winton Capital does! This is the method that made George Soros his fortune besides many others that you might have heard of but who chose to remain anonymous because they are making money hand over fist.
Friday, April 27, 2012
L7 - Pretend We're Dead
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Cadillac road tests self-driving Super Cruise tech, could hit highways by mid-decade
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
"Why Marxism?" An Evening at FEE with C. Bradley Thompson
The lecture "Why Marxism?", is an examination of why so many people are still attracted to Marxism despite the history of totalitarianism and genocide.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I Wish That I Could Live it All Again
Sunday, April 15, 2012
MIT scientists explain when we'll have fusion power
When will fusion power my house (or vehicle)?
This is obviously an impossible question to answer, but we can give some thoughts about when it might happen, and why. First, the current official plan is that ITER will demonstrate net fusion gain (Q = 10, that is, ten times more fusion power out than heating power put in) in about 2028 or 2029. (Construction will be done by about 2022 but there's a six-year shakedown process of steadily increasing the power and learning how to run the machine before the full-power fusion shots.)
At that point, designs can begin for a "DEMO", which is the fusion community's term for a demonstration power plant. That would come online around 2040 (and would putt watts on the grid, although probably at an economic loss at first), and would be followed by (profitable, economic) commercial plants around 2050.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning (At Losing?)
Insulin resistance at 39 minutes. Insulin resistant people do better on low carb diets than those that are not insulin resistant.
At 50 minutes is a short history of dietary guidelines.
53 minutes: "What a bitter pill this was for a 25 year vegetarian to have to write in a paper that Atkins did better than the other diets."
There is Still Some Rocket Sauce Left in the Bottle
Monday, April 09, 2012
The housing bust is over
The $25 billion settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses may result in a wave of home seizures, inflicting short-term pain on delinquent U.S. borrowers while making a long-term housing recovery more likely.
Labels: housing recovery
Friday, April 06, 2012
The Shins- Simple Song
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Younger Women Turning to Domesticity
I know women who grew up with progressive mothers. Almost all of them turned out progressive themselves. However, in the new generation there simply aren’t as many of them. Some women from conservative families became progressive, but most of them are content to live life as their mothers did. Recruiting these women didn’t really work.
It’s looking more and more as though feminism may simply deal with itself in the same manner the Shakers did. The Shakers may have been America’s first influential gender equality movement, and they rejected marriage and procreation. Shaker membership peaked in the early 19th century at about 6,000. Today, there are three Shakers in the US. In contrast, the ultra-traditional Amish have seen their ranks nearly double in the last twenty years alone. Despite the enormous impact feminism had on the West over the last half century, it may turn out to be merely a flash in the pan; a demographic dead end. Ironically, however, in retrospect we may see that it had one of the most enduring demographic impacts on Western populations of any movement or event in US history. By pushing down the fertility rate of an enormous cohort of Western women and aborting untold numbers of children, feminists may have successfully marginalized and all but assured the extermination of a particular group of Americans: themselves.
I would guess that every movement that turned away from valuing the family eventually died out.
Labels: Youth more conservative
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Sugar and kids: The toxic truth
This week on 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions, which find that sugar-- the way it's being consumed by Americans today-- is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.