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There was a time when soda got it's name from 'cocaine' and heroin was a miracle cure. There was a time when food wasn't nutritional facts and calories, but just food. There was a time when superpowers competed in a race for the Moon, and one of them could actually... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2012 at Distorted Vision
Sometimes when I wake up after a late night or simply find no breakfast foods in the fridge (happens to young single men a lot), I stop by McDonalds for a quick bite - I'm somewhat impartial to Egg McMuffins. And almost every time I'm there the exchange with the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Distorted Vision
In a recent article The Economist magazine reviewed the results of an Inter-American Development Bank report on the OLPC project in Peru. While known for its insightful writing, in this case The Economist missed the point. While correctly pointing out that math and language skills showed no noticeable improvement after... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 18, 2012 at Distorted Vision
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Apr 18, 2012
I think BlackBerry just dug its own grave...
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It is very difficult to find a romantic partner that you'd share your life with. But it's so much more difficult to find a partner you would start a business with. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Distorted Vision
When the Hubble telescope was launched in 1990, scientists here on earth soon discovered that its mirror had a defect. Although the defect was less than 4% the diameter of a human hair, it significantly distorted the telescope's vision, forcing NASA to launch a costly repair mission three years later.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Distorted Vision
The Android tablets allow video viewing from ANY web source, including obscure Russian video hosting services.
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The analysis I read suggests that Google was indeed after the patents. I doubt that it would put its relationship with the Asian handset makers at risk. My guess it that they'll let Motorola do its thing and be the also-ran in the cell phone market (Google mentioned specifically that Motorola will maintain independent operations) or gut it completely and get rid of it. As for Nortel, there are people who think Google deliberately made bids to raise the price without ever intending to pull the trigger, while Motorola was the intended target. If that's the case, it's a very smart play by Brin&Co.
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Wow, I didn't even know such technology existed... In the former USSR, people used telegraph and faxes until the Internet came about.
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Here's an interesting article on the rise of China.,8599,2040067,00.html?xid=rss-business&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fbusiness+%28TIME%3A+Top+Business+Stories%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
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I tend to agree with most of the points in this post except for one - the probability of a conflict with China. The economies of the two countries are so interconnected that confrontation ins't in either's interest. Should a conflict of some sort occur, the U.S. economy could, albeit with some difficulty, sustain without cheap Chinese goods. Whether the Chinese economy can survive without its primary market is a much bigger question to me. The U.S. undoubtedly has to prepare for China's rise as a superpower - but maybe not as an opponent, and as a partner instead. After all, Americans are used to partnering with countries that are semi-hostile (think Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, or modern-day Russia).
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