Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
One money quote from the article is this one. "Gwen Jewett, for her part, is sick of meal status updates. "A few of my friends like to post several times a day about what they are eating: 'I just ate a Frito pie.' 'I am enjoying a double hot-fudge sundae at home tonight.' 'Just ate a whole pizza with sausage, peppers and double cheese,'" says the 49-year-old career coach in suburban Dallas. "My question is this: If we didn't call each other on the phone every time we ate before, why do we need the alerts now?"
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A quote from the article, "We are no longer at the point that it is acceptable to throw things at the wall and see what sticks." MICHAEL SNOW, chairman of the Wikimedia board, the nonprofit in San Francisco that governs Wikipedia, on steps to impose editorial review on articles about living people.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
It is extremely dangerous yet people think nothing of it. I try to not do it at all, but we are all guilty of it. It is just that some are more guilty than others because they do it more often. States are passing laws making it a moving violation if they catch you indulging in this risky behavior which people tend to think is not risky at all, but it doesn't seem to be having much effect.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
The money quote, “I’ve thought about this a lot,” he told one person about Citigroup, “But I don’t know what I could have done without operating responsibilities.” When pressed if he could have done more, however, Rubin confessed, “In hindsight, there is no question. Everyone should have.”
Rubin didn't want operating responsibilities and if he is so upset about the whole affair he can use some of the almost 110 million he made at Citi while it burned to assuage his feelings.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Just remember, when you interview a candidate you are the face of your company to that candidate. If you do commit some of these errors rest assured that the candidate will be talking about it to their friends and family and word of mouth about their mistreatment by your company will spread.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So, if you didn't like someone, you could just report them to the government. They've disabled the mail address, but don't despair, you can still snitch on people you don't like. When you send an email to the afore-mentioned address you get the reply...
"The e-mail address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. We are now accepting your feedback about health insurance reform via http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck.”
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here is an article asking if these two moms (Kate Gosselin and the Octomom, sounds like some sort of deep sea creature) have been overexposed. The answer is easy. Yes they have.
From the article, "So should the media, particularly the news media, continue to fill the airwaves with stories and interviews of these two women? Howard Kurtz posed this question to a panel of media experts Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
The answer to Kurtz's question is a resounding no! But then again, asking a panel of experts on a news show this question only perpetuates the hype even more. So, I would say that there is a bit of irony in writing a news piece asking about whether the piece of news it is reporting on is over-reported. And I know, I know, posting about it does the same thing, but hardly anyone reads this blog and I can't take any more news about these two moms anymore.
Now, just about everyone had picked Woods to win the tournament before it even began, including myself and I said as much on this blog in this post here. It was looking pretty good for that prediction since Tiger led wire to wire the first three days of the tourney and we know that when he is in that position he just does not lose, period. Well the unthinkable happened yesterday and this article from Golf.com argues that Woods losing just might be that best thing that has happened to him. After reading the article I have to say that the author has a pretty good point.
The money quote from the article, "Cut him open and I'll tell you what you'll find," Rocco Mediate said of the man who beat him in a playoff at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, despite playing on a broken leg. "A bunch of wires and levers, and a big heart.
Um, no, you won't. Woods bleeds, and he bogeys. "
I watched his post tournament interview with the press from start to finish and Tiger Woods showed a lot of class in the way he answered the questions about what happened on Sunday at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He spoke articulately about not being able to hole putts and credited Yang for his stellar play.
Also, here is the NYT's take on Yang's win.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So he is rolling into the season's last major, the P.G.A. Championship, with confidence. In golf anything can happen on Sunday, but Tiger Woods feels his chances are good to win this tournament and so do many others.
Here is the man himself, talking about the upcoming tournament and about the controversy during his last win this past weekend at the W.G.C.-Bridgestone Invitational.
From the article, “I knew it was criminal, and I did it anyway,” Mr. DiPascali told Judge Richard J. Sullivan, of Federal District Court, just before pleading guilty to 10 felony counts, including conspiracy and tax evasion.
Mr. DiPascali is facing 125 years in prison and had his 2.5 million dollar bail revoked by the judge.
Among Douglas C. Engelbart's two dozen patents is one for a "X-Y Position for a Display System" which is a prototype for the mouse. Although the device was invented in 1968, Engelbart's brainchild was not popularized until Apple used it in 1984.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
From the article, "The autopsy also found low concentrations of ethyl alcohol "consistent with social consumption of a few beverages" as well as the narcotic drugs hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol. Mays had prescriptions for the drugs -- which were found in therapeutic or subtherapeutic concentrations -- to ease hip pain.
In addition, the tests found evidence of two tranquilizers -- alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) -- which are commonly prescribed for a variety of ailments, including anxiety and insomnia. Both drugs were determined to be in therapeutic or subtherapeutic concentrations."
The high-powered pitchman had his problems, just like the rest of us. I feel sorry for his family. This must be a trying time for them.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Also, a little bit further down there used to be black coral. I don't know about now since it has been a few years since I have been back to dive there. It's an amazing spot and a dive that will hopefully stay in your memory forever as well as in your log. Remember, the only things divers should take are pictures and the only things they should leave behind are bubbles.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Dead Can Dance perform Rakim from Toward the Within. The lyrics that are sung by Brendan Perry in English are as follow:
Turn in the garden
Shades of one
Favored signs to find hope
In the rounds of life
Favored rhymes to find hope
In the sands of life
Fence in your heart
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Once Paul has his soul extracted, from the review comes this nugget, "Afterward Paul is horrified to discover that his soul looks — and, as he rattles it inside its glass container, sounds — exactly like a chickpea."
And this next line is classic, "How can such a tiny thing feel so heavy?” Dr. Flintstein marvels.
Oh, and by the way, if paying sales tax for this service can be avoided, who wouldn't want their soul stored in New Jersey?
Also, I wonder if soul removal will be covered under Obama's proposed health care reform? Now I will probably be reported to the White House for spreading "fishy" information about the health care debate.
Anyway, the movie seems promising. I hope it is as good as it sounds.
He also talks about two other projects, Time Capsule and Universe which are equally interesting. Perhaps this blog will make it into his We Feel Fine project if it picks up the following sentence. I feel quite impressed by the scope of Jonathan Miller's research, ideas and presentation. I find his work interesting and feel that it will ultimately benefit the world as a whole.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A quote from the article, "Mr. Wachter studied workers who had been with their companies at least three years, then lost their jobs when their employers reduced their work forces by at least 30 percent. He found that even 15 to 20 years later, most on average had not returned to their old wage levels."
When he retired from boxing in 1956, heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano had a professional record of 49 victories and no defeats or draws! He had held the world championship for four years. Now that is the way to go out on top.
Monday, August 3, 2009
US To Trade Gold Reserves For Cash Through Cash4Gold.com