April 2010 Archives

links for 2010-04-30


links for 2010-04-24

  • "Credit-rating agencies allowed Wall Street to impact their analysis, their independence and their reputation for reliability," Senator Carl Levin, who leads the investigative panel, said on Thursday. "They did it for the big fees that they got." E-mails released by the committee show Moody's and S&P deferring to investment banks that were paying them to assign ratings to securities composed of pooled mortgages.

links for 2010-04-23

  • If you check that site out, you will see that it is a total spam site. The site is completely loaded with ads, mostly Google Adsense. If you read the supposed solutions to the problems on there, you will see that for the most part these so called expert answers are super low quality pieces of crap. In fact, it appears that the overall business model for this site is to flood the internet with highly optimized posts that provide zero value to the end user so that visitors just click on an ad to leave the page.
  • Looking to add even more retro flavor to your Olumpus E-P1? Then you might want to consider taking after Flickr user Lok Cheung, who was inspired by the Rolleiflex TLR to create this Rollei EVF (of sorts) for the Micro Four Thirds camera.
    (tags: photography)

links for 2010-04-22

  • Hong Kong’s leading authority on air quality said on Thursday he was leaving the city to avoid its polluted air and keep his respiratory problems under control. Anthony Hedley, best known for creating the Hedley Environmental Index, which tracks the public health and economic costs of Hong Kong air pollution in real time, is relocating to the Isle of Man.
  • First, I’m fascinated by their apparently cavalier attitude regarding the legal implications of their actions. I’m not offended by their decision to obtain this unit and publish everything they were able to ascertain regarding it. It simply boggles my mind the stakes they have effectively wagered that Apple will not pursue this legally. Second, publishing the name, photographs, and personal information of the Apple engineer who lost the phone is irrelevant to the story. It was the dick move to end all dick moves.
    (tags: apple news)
  • Piling on more rules and statutes will not produce something different than it has in the past. Reliance on affirmative principles of truth-telling in accounting statements and a duty of care would be preferable. Deregulation is not some kind of libertarian mantra but an absolute necessity if we are to exit crony capitalism.

links for 2010-04-21


links for 2010-04-16

  • "3. Let every person have from birth to grave, their own personal data stick, on which goes their PPSI number, current photo, all medical details, tests, scans, prescriptions, donor status etc. and let every health-related outlet have a reader/writer for same." NICHOLAS GRUBB, [DAVE: tying long term records to a single storage medium is not very clever. How can you guarantee that a 2010 USB data stick can be readable in 2080?]
    (tags: health ireland)

links for 2010-04-05


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