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  • Is Big Pharma The Real Tech Story? [View article]
    A guy who edited the DSMV IV is on Huffpost dissing the use of too many psych drugs. This is a bit of a cloud on pharma to me. Just saying.
    Oct 17 06:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Small Investors Are Gone [View article]
    Bryce_in_Texas et al

    Along with restatement of financial statements has gone medical-research retractions, which sometimes get out there in time to prevent more harm and sometimes not.

    If investing in pharma, this is something to be aware of.
    Oct 17 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Higher Heat Content In Trash Help Waste-to-Energy Stocks? [View article]
    Thanks for the reply. I still hope they come up with organic ways. That TED talk by Paul Stamets really affected me.
    Oct 8 01:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Forbes: How To Bring Back America [View article]

    We will have a de facto standard with continued shenanigans that take advantage of ordinary people in favor of draining dollars away from them and to advantaged people.

    The history of metals standards will likely lead to a lot of out-of-the-subsidy-see... loop people using metals or other measures of value, possibly even local currencies, as was done after Prohibition/Depression.
    Sep 30 05:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Higher Heat Content In Trash Help Waste-to-Energy Stocks? [View article]
    Thanks for the interesting post.

    My hope is that they will start to chop or grind this stuff and perhaps bio-degrade some of it. I believe some fungi will be able to do this.

    HDPE is of higher demand than LDPE because HDPE is considered by many to be safer.

    I don't know many people in favor of burning this stuff.
    Sep 30 05:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Radio Shack Move Shows Shortage Of Retail Talent [View article]
    The stuff is going to go into Maker shops. Maker shops are going into science museums and libraries. Gentrification happens.
    Sep 28 11:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Industry Ranks: September 2012 [View article]
    I looked at this with great interest. I'm still not getting near anything financial, but I like some of the other examples here, especially metals, ceramics, and some tech.
    Sep 23 12:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solar Going After 50 Cents In Multiple Directions [View article]
    I read all this with great interest. I do look forward to attractive roof shingles and siding, even though I live in adding-trees Oregon, now.
    Sep 20 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Computer Design Now Works Backward, To Intel's Detriment [View article]
    First, my guess is that now most devices are smaller, Intel might do well to get into things like tablets. They have a really good work force.

    Second, I just attended a Maker Faire. Intel was there, and visitors were really getting into building things at Intel's stations.

    Intel had at least two speakers that I heard. Both of them were excellent, including Jay Silver, of MaKey Makey, who was a big hit (turning stairs into a keyboard is a good idea in the USA).

    I can see how it would be tempting to predict Intel's future from its past, but as we often hear, I would not necessarily rely on that.
    Sep 19 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cloud Providers Shun U.S. Server Giants [View article]
    Yesterday I attended a Maker Fair in Portland, and Intel's cultural anthropologist spoke. It was a tour de force. Intel does seem to be working to anticipate customer needs, which are different from different populations. As she pointed out, Japanese people do not function with Frankenstein in the subconscious mind and are not as frightened of mechanical things as U.S. people are, even U.S. engineers. She was surprised at the level of fear of artificial intelligence she encountered with engineers in the U.S.
    Sep 16 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cloud Providers Shun U.S. Server Giants [View article]
    I like your takes on issues like this--thanks. It is so difficult to parse the trends as market corrections of dysfunctional practices seem not very efficient presently.
    Sep 14 11:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • First Cash Best Bet In $36 Billion 'Underbanked' Market [View article]
    You would think some credit unions would figure out to get into this market, and I would guess that have figured it out in some gentrified markets. This is a market that will be vulnerable in places where communities are actively working to share value. I'm a little reluctant to disclose where I mean, but what the heck. It would be interesting for some enterprising Ph.D. student to study this in Portland, as opposed to, say, Houston.
    Sep 14 11:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Different Economic And Financial Indicators Suggest No Signs Of Recession [View article]
    One just needs to be aware of what demographic cohorts are being measured.

    We need a percentage here, as in 1% who are increasing new-car and other purchases?

    My hunch is that this is what is happening, and the people not in the 1% are certainly noticing who is doing this buying and who is not.

    I am with Carlini here, in the sense that it depends on one's point of view, whether things are looking bearish or bullish.

    If one wants to measure the health of one's locality, point of view matters, a lot, and in different micro-climates, there are going to be different indicators.

    I feel quite a bit of frustration about reporting national averages. If the D.C. area is swimming in liquidity, what does that tell you about places 3,000 miles away from D.C.?
    Aug 6 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Evidence Mounts: U.S. Real Estate Market Has Passed Bottom, Entered Recovery [View article]
    We are not Greece, but we are not quite Switzerland either.

    When are government goes parasitic, we work around.

    We won't have one WIR Bank, left over from the Great Depression, like Switzerland, but neighbors far from the sloshing bucks of D.C. and NY will figure out work-arounds because the big bullies refuse to share.

    Garage sales, thrift shops, vegetables growing everywhere, tour de coops, and tour de clucks, soon to be followed by Goatlandia, which is a real place. I went there yesterday.

    There is nothing like baby goats. The goat tour had a warning for people who pass out at the sight of too much cuteness.

    I live in Portland, which is now quite famous for all this, but look it up: it's happening in Detroit (French girls on Kickstarter are making a movie), Chicago, Milwaukee, beside the freeways in LA (Dervaes family).

    I love the blues and all, but we can go overboard.

    Invest in DIY supplies.
    Jul 25 05:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The College Education Shakeout Has Just Begun [View article]
    MIT puts stuff on-line for recruiting purposes as much as anything else. It wants the best brains it can find, and if they come packaged in different bodies speaking different languages, all the better.

    If Homeland Security won't let their picks in, then they send their stuff out to their picks, and give HS bloody what-for until they get them in.

    Some U.S. institutions just put in foreign branches if they can't get the brains they want in.

    The irony of all this is that it might be a better strategy for an ordinary kid to get what s/he can get from a top-tier instructor at a community college, use the CC's resources to pound bushes for awards for a state school to finish the BA, then do posters or presentations at conferences (cons, for short), and get recruited by a big-name recruiter at a con.

    If a recruiter likes your work, there might be a full ride in it.
    Jul 25 05:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment