1. Motherboard died at worst conceivable moment.
2. Decided I wouldn't buy a used car from Mitt Romney.
3. Found "Game of Thrones":)
4. Loving Microsoft 7 too much
Know thy enemy
So far, Pope’s strategy seems to be a success. Martin Nesbitt, the Democratic leader in the State Senate, (North Carolina)says, “Art Pope set out to buy power, and it’s working.” He believes that Pope’s forces, by redrawing the political districts, are setting the stage to control the state for the next decade. Nesbitt says, “I don’t hold anyone’s political views against them. But any time you have the takeover we did, with the influence of money and absolute power, you have to worry. It’s a blue state that has a Democratic governor, and voted for Obama in 2008, but in two years they turned it into a red state, all because of their money.”
Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/10/111010fa_fact_mayer#ixzz1f2iWPcDZ
Right wing religious kooks are going to love learning about Mormonism next year:)
"... Nigeria, whose Mormon membership is now almost three times that of France despite the fact that proselytizing began there only in the late 1970s. " That's when they decided that niggas have souls and could thus join the church. What does it say about Romney that he would be a missionary for such a church?
Tonight's Nova episode is "The illusion of Time" with Brian Greene. He explains how using a worm hole one could go back in time according to accepted modern physics theory. It is highly recommended for those board posters who claim to have PHD.s in physics, who want to appear at least as knowledgeable about the subject as fifth graders who are assigned the show as "science homework".
The Govt. giveth and the Govt. taketh away...
"Polysilicon makers such as Renewable Energy Corp. ASA and Wacker Chemie AG have seen spot prices fall more than half since March as subsidy cuts reduced demand for solar panels in Europe, the world’s biggest market, just as manufacturers increase production capacity. "
I'm buying some FSLR now, at a P.E. around 7, for what its worth. Huge corporate profits have to go somewhere, and with no demand for additional product, cost efficiency is the game.
Brian Greene has a new Nova out on PBS tonight, its the first of four episodes.
"Europe and the United States face 10 years of pain if a global solution for the euro zone debt crisis is not found soon, said former British prime minister Gordon Brown, an architect of the response to the world financial crisis of 2007-2009.
"Unless there is global coordination ... I foresee 10 years of low growth in Europe and America, I foresee very high levels of unemployment and I foresee a failure of coordination that will lead in the end to greater protectionism," Brown said at the World Economic Forum in Dalian."
Jobs again. Just last week I listened to an otherwise intelligent man claim we had to become protectionist!
>What is the world GDP per person?
That's the problem. Those lazy bums in the third world need to get off the couch, turn off the T.V. and go out to find themselves real jobs! The 2K a year for mowing a few lawns or delivering a weekly newspaper have to end so the bums can move out of their parents basement. Or, in other terms, quit being the "white man's burden" and start becoming meaningful consumers. Jobs, jobs, jobs, no wonder the third world is full of fixed elections, if there are elections at all.
Finally you get it! Lately you have come across as a sad old lonely man, railing against a world you no longer understand. Keep it simple. Productivity gains without consumption gains equal unemployment. No political party can remain in power with double digit unemployment, despite lies about the "official" rate. The age old answer of a nice new war no longer is viable therefore, all governments need policies to stimulate global consumption. Everything else is just static to distract the masses.
an old Trekie
Hydrogen fuel finally getting some respect? LOL
What about 5 years ago when it seemed every major car manufacturer was spending billions on hydrogen fuel cell tech that I, and others, were saying was going nowhere? Bloom boxes are the future.
"Intel is getting more focused on the challenges in the supercomputing market and has established a new business unit, called Intel Federal, to pursue the contracts with the US government that fund the majority of cutting-edge supercomputing research and development in the country."
The "official" 9% unemployment is total fiction. The real rate is estimated at twice that level. No worry, most of them have access to firearms, but not meaningful employment. Everything is going to be just fine.
Have a nice day.
Early records of sunspots indicate that the Sun went through a period of inactivity in the late 17th century. Very few sunspots were seen on the Sun from about 1645 to 1715. Although the observations were not as extensive as in later years, the Sun was in fact well observed during this time and this lack of sunspots is well documented. This period of solar inactivity also corresponds to a climatic period called the "Little Ice Age" when rivers that are normally ice-free froze and snow fields remained year-round at lower altitudes. There is evidence that the Sun has had similar periods of inactivity in the more distant past.