I for one can't wait for this technology to become as ubiquitous as the cellphone. And it will happen, if only because all the nerds designing this just want to go one up on the jocks.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Makes one wonder, doesn't it about all the potential squandered away. If only enough of us got this kind of focus.
This is mostly about the Vietnamese reaction to cheap Chinese labour being imported by Chinese contractors. Honestly, i was very surprised myself when the Indian govt announced that it was limiting work visas for Chinese nationals. My first reaction was 'why would a Chinaman want to come to India'? Other than to read in ancient libraries, i.e.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
that puts them in the top quartile of humans, quite comfortably too
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Someday the universities will put up all their lectures online. We live in hope.
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
A brilliant paper by Steven D. Levitt and Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh brings out some interesting facts.
"the willingness to absorb enormous risk for a small pecuniary reward, and the blurred lines between good and evil, where police extort sex and pimps pay efficiency wages."
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Apparently the world's merchant fleet is moored off South East Asia, looks like it'll be slim pickings for Christmas in the West
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
An excellent report on the worldwide diamond trade and the post-Lehmann effect
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
“I can’t sit home like this,” she continues, her voice rising. “I want to work. Lehman was who I was. I really loved it there. I was proud to be there.”
Saturday, September 12, 2009
flee the country, you don't want to be in Dubai when the cheque bounceshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/12/world/middleeast/12dubai.html?th&emc=th
Friday, September 11, 2009
it's slightly longish but well worth the read
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
and to think i had to wait 4 hours to see a doctor, maybe they were all 'lying down'
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Chris Cook at the Financial Times makes an interesting point about immigration
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
a good old genuine bond issue, backed by a bank guarantee no less
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This was much fun and must admit i was more than a little apprehensive about taking this one.
Thanfully, didn't do too badly.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Its a long video, but it actually gets more interesting as it goes on and even ends really well. If you have the patience to get there, it'll be worth your while. Cheers!
Friday, March 20, 2009
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Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
or the hope of some. I wonder why all and sundry seem so interested in Pak's latest dismissal of some 'dossier' put together by a few Indian mandarins. Its basically a question of realigning their goals.
We recognise that country's broke or is getting there soon enough. Why not offer them a performance linked bonus? The top income tax bracket in India is 33%; I suggest we offer them the top 3%, provided there are no terrorist attacks by their co-religious fundamentalists on Indian soil during the financial year.
Personally, i don't see how bad it could be. Currently I pay taxes and receive crappy government service and worse roads. Giving Zardari and gang a few financial incentives in addition to the largesse from the Pentagon may or may not change the situation; can't be much worse than it is now. For the Pakis, it'll be like getting paid twice from two masters for doing essentially the same job.
Monday, February 02, 2009
The wife was in town all of last month, hence the quiet on the blog and the absence of spread analysis. But the break seems to have done some good, took a 100 punt on the angels of anfield at 2.5 to beat the residents of stamford bridge. The pay-off cancelled out all previous losses for the season. God bless the Spaniard.
The weekend could have been better with the correct call of the Super Bowl winners but laziness to workout the right spreads was a refresher course in opportunity cost.
Am betting against the grain for tomorrow and have 10 down on the Lankans beating Dhoni's men at 2.2.