Thursday, September 29, 2011

Google's excellent yet semi stealth hotel finder

Hotel pricing on a map

Controlling the default map interface is the bridge between connecting the virtual world and the physical world. For pre-planned purchases the key is the desktop/laptop and for impulse purchases the key is mobile.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm now in St. Petersburg

This is from my midnight trip to Walmart

Monday, September 26, 2011

An Economy Like a little kid

Which kid is more likely to die, the one kept safe in a bubble or the one who learns his lessons, iterates on experience by taking minor and not so minor falls throughout childhood.  I took plenty of falls and am still here. Bones, trees, muscles, species, etc are also strengthened by stress.  To the extent that we perceive economies as evolving systems, allowing learning though failure likely increases the probability of survival.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chase Bank provides evidence of very low or negative interest rates

According to the message below the do not want more deposits; holding ones money is now a service that is used to attract fee paying customers, mortgage seekers, and and investors.

Dear Chase Customer:
You are receiving this message because you are enrolled in Chase QuickDepositSM. We are increasing the deposit limits for this service effective October 2, 2011.
As a consumer or business customer, you can deposit as much as $2,000 on any day and as much as $5,000 over any thirty (30) day period.
We updated the Chase QuickDeposit Service Agreement (Single Check Deposit) to reflect this information. Your continued use of the Online Services acknowledges your agreement to the amendment. The updated agreement will be available online on October 2, 2011. You can review the latest agreement anytime by logging on and clicking the "Legal Agreements and Disclosures" link at the bottom of any page.
We appreciate your business and look forward to serving all of your financial needs. Please call us at 1-877-CHASEPC (1-877-242-7372) if you have any questions.
William S. Sheley
Senior Vice President
Chase Online Banking

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Super cool--Mouse Without Borders

At least Berlusconi has good taste

Clinton was embarrassing because he did mediocre women.  The Big B hits 10 after 10.

Marysthell Polanco
Graziana Capone
Belen Rodriguez

'There were 11 of them. I only managed to do eight of them, I couldn't manage any more. You just can't get round to all of them. But this morning I feel great, I'm pleased with my stamina.''
''Oh, to pass the days with my babes. I'm just the Prime Minister in my spare time,'' he allegedly said in one conversation.

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He is quite a sleazy guy.  

“Because now I want that you have yours, otherwise I will always feel I am in your debt. Then we can trade. After all, the pussy needs to go around.”

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Axes don't kill people, people kill people

I wonder if China is going to enact axe control laws or maybe institute background checks.  But seriously, this does show that if one wants to kill a gun is not required but is merely convenient.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On Bruno Frey

The amazing thing to me is that the pauperisms are only revealed now.  Many are almost 20 years old.  It just shows how low the readership is across journals, that readers don't care to report, that readers are afraid to report, or that journals don't follow up on reports.  Bottom line, the incentives in publishing a messed up.