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3/06/08 / Moscow

4:09 PM It almost looks like a toy but my God would this thing be fun to drive! 1.8L supercharged Toyota 2ZZ engine (built by Yamaha) gives 0-60 time of 4 seconds. Price? Just under $70k. 11:20 AM On billionaires (from CNBC, who, in turn, were quoting Forbes Magazine): Countries with the most (in order): [...]

3/05/08 / Moses

9:51 PM Only in France: Cemetery full, mayor tells locals not to die. From article: In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx that “all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from [...]

3/03/08 / Bryce

7:13 PM Interesting article on how “free” is a business model in the current economy. I figured I should post (one of) the sources of inspiration for my rant below. 2:37 PM What’s all this, all this shit that I – you, you and I – that we’re putting out there? What’s it all mean, [...]

News: Americans reading less

I can just see writers (including bad ones), publishers, and agent everywhere just cringing… From article: • In 2002, only 52 percent of Americans ages 18 to 24, the college years, read a book voluntarily, down from 59 percent in 1992. • Money spent on books, adjusted for inflation, dropped 14 percent from 1985 to [...]


11:48 AM Wow. (Note the varied comments to the video on its homepage.) 4:14 PM The statistics are as (if not more) interesting as the pictures. 8:22 PM From blog article: In a recently-released working paper, Crocker Liu (New York University) and David Yermack (Arizona State University) have come up with a clever way of [...]

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