Monthly Archives: January 2013

QuickReaction, Wednesday-1

Now this is doing something! Yesterday I ridiculed both the idea of an entrepreneur in China selling cans of “mountain air” and the reporter saying this was proof the market does something. Rubbish! But here is something that is doing … Continue reading

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Bread: Can America’s Test Kitchens beat Jim Lahey?

Nice looking loaf! (Too bad iPhone takes such bad pictures, but too lazy to get out good camera). For a couple of months I’ve been fascinated by the “science of cooking” as embodied by a variety of books and as … Continue reading

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Impact of the wired world – 16

Actually a semi-decent article for once, about Facebook addiction and going on a Facebook diet. I really don’t have much to add to the article other than what I’ll be saying in my QuickReaction series today, but just wanted to … Continue reading

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Nate Silver picks niners

Well we’ve heard from Nate now so there is no need to watch the game. However this time he seems to being making his pick on gut rather than data, the idea that defense wins championships and the 49ers have … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Tuesday-1

A new housing bubble: The big increase in home prices, once again, is not justified by any connection to a rise in incomes. Alan Greenspan said it’s not possible to spot a bubble. Yes, it is. When prices of a … Continue reading

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Calibration of exercise machines

Lately, my various analysis of weight loss data plus adding the BodyMedia monitor and ActivityManager has slowed a slowdown in the weekly loss. I had drastically escalated my exercise (from a good base) but January will definitely be below the … Continue reading

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QuickReaction, Monday-1

Please figure this out: Do we or don’t we have too many people with college degrees. On one hand it appears many people with degrees have jobs below that achievement level, but we also constantly hear the refrain that there … Continue reading

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