Weekend Pseudo Random News and Comment

The ongoing scam of daylight saving time. Half of my life has been in places that didn’t observe DST and it’s always been a blessed relief.

Missed it by that much. The Get Smart version of regret is always worse.

PirateBox wireless fire sharing  Next the RIAA et al will have to close down college campuses for providing a venue for file sharing.

An ugly summary of the explosion in student loan debt. If it’s such a great investment why aren’t hedge funds springing up to capture that upside? They’ve already done it for lawsuits.

A new excuse for lousy investments. My genes made me do it. I’ve thought there must be a genetic basis for investing strategy for a number of years, after realizing my father, sister and me all have a similar gut-level feel for secular turning points and value/contrarian tendencies. I used to think my decisions were the result of all the work and study I’d put in but in retrospect all that really did was provide a quantitative rationalization for what I would have done anyway.

Would a cashless society have less crime? It’s all a matter of definition. It would change behavior only very marginally; how that behavior is categorized is entirely up to the state. If holding cash were illegal a cashless society would drastically lower crime. Hey, great reelection statistics!


Please leave a relevant comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s