The real reason MegaUpload was shut down? →
abaldwin360: In December of 2011, it was reported by Digital Music News that the creators of MegaUpload were rolling out plans for a new cloud based music service that had the potential to change the music industry. Called Megabox, it would have created an alternative to record labels as a means for…
Crisis of Faith in the Financial System
An interesting look into current money with ming dynasty’s paper money - http://pulse.me/s/55zGT
Liberty.: The Root of SOPA. →
libertarians: The new legislation certainly has its deep legal flaws (i.e. guilty by accidental association), but we need to realize that SOPA is only a consistent extension of intellectual property enforcement, nothing else. SOPA is an increase in government power, so attempts to pin this on the free…
52 weeks 52 eBooks →
If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only...– Lysander Spooner
There will be a time and a place when Neely will tell his children — the...– Ex-Guantanamo guard tells of violence against detainees
Hate the new changes with Google? Try DuckDuckGo. DDG has been my default search engine for almost half a year. It offers users more privacy and integrates well with major browsers. DDG doesn’t track you at all. http://donttrack.us/ Off course when DDG results are not enough for me I’ll change to google which is easy by using !g on DDG. Checkout their goodies -...
Economic interventionism is a self-defeating policy. The individual measures...– Ludwig von Mises
To Know, But Not Understand →
In 1963, Bernard K. Forscher of the Mayo Clinic complained in a now famous letter printed in the prestigious journal Science that scientists were generating too many facts. Titled Chaos in the Brickyard, the letter warned that the new generation of scientists was too busy churning out bricks — facts — without regard to how they go together. Brickmaking, Forscher feared, had become an end in...
russianpencil: There is an old joke, or urban myth if you look at it another way, that goes something like this: When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any...
Getting rich through special privilege
How to get rich (based on the article) Offering goods and services that others want at prices they are willing to pay. Steal things - Plunder. Elect someone to take some wealth (tax) from others - redistribution of wealth (by the government). Regulations. http://www.forbes.com/sites/artcarden/2011/05/06/getting-rich-through-special-privilege/
This is why I don't give you a job →
A Hungarian entrepreneur explains why he’s not hiring anyone. A good break down of cost of doing business and hiring workers in Hungary.
The Discovery of Vitamins →
A very interesting read. Vital amines becoms vitamines! science: The concept of vitamins is a hundred years old this year. During the late 19th century, there were outbreaks of fatal beriberi in East Asia. The study of this disease would lead to the discovery of vitamins. Kanehiro Takaki, a doctor in the Japanese navy, took a special interest in the…
I had to cancel going out with my buddies to celebrate new year because my car batteries are weak. Bleh, first thing to spend on for 2012 is a car battery. p/s: Will be cleaning my tumblogs.