Monthly Archives: September 2012

As usual couldn’t resist – 2

Love these cartoons, but I’ll only copy a few like this one I can’t resist.

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Who was my ancestor?

I have blue eyes, not terribly unusual, but apparently of an interesting origin. According to this article all people with blue eyes have a single ancestor. A mutation arose in that ancestor some time in the past 6,000 to 10,000 years. … Continue reading

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Markets are not rational

A key premise of most financial theory is that markets are always rational and correctly price all assets. Under this logic there is no such thing as a bubble. Alan Greenspan did and still does believe this. Yet bubbles do … Continue reading

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Sourdough loaf

Check this link for more of my bread posts. After several flops I finally got some good results: Adapting the Lahey recipe to use sourdough starter has proved to be tricky. My first try was a miserable flop. I used … Continue reading

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Huskers will win over Wisconsin

I’m certainly not basing this prediction on last week’s appalling mugging of Idaho State where the Huskers took out years of frustration on a hapless opponent. That game proved nothing except that the team can be bullies and the fan’s … Continue reading

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Big surprise: Murdoch denies climate change, a lot

In this article an independent group has surveyed FauxNews and WallStreetRipoffJournal for accuracy on climate change. No big surprise, FauxNews is wrong 93% of the time and WSJ 81% (the more amusing question is how did they screw up and … Continue reading

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The election is over now

First there was the news that Mittens’ lead with seniors was almost completely erased shortly after he picked Mr. Kill-Medicare Ryan (no fooling those greyhairs where R&R expect to get the money for their tax cuts for the rich). But … Continue reading

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Helping the viral spread: Mittwit and airplane windows

According to this story Mittwit believes airplane windows should open and that is a real problem, undoubtedly yet another one he’ll fix on his first day in office. There isn’t enough information to know if he wanted windows to open … Continue reading

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To: Bibi. Stay out of our politics!

Benjamin Netanyahu (known as “Bibi” to his friends, not me) is mucking about in U.S. politics to try to force us to fight his war with Iran in order to maintain Israel’s monopoly on nuclear weapons in the middle East … Continue reading

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Bread – again

Here is my latest loaf. I haven’t tasted it yet (still cooling), but I added some “sourdough” (not San Francisco) yeast mix (only hydrated minutes before doing this loaf, going to try again after the 2 days recommended for the … Continue reading

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