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Put the Kelvin-Helmholtz wave cloud on my bucket list too. Here's another example that clearly shows that these clouds look like waves of water coming ashore. Here is a discussion on what causes them. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Market Power
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Dear Surly Brewing, Please bring this back and make it available year-round in Mankato, Mn. To paraphrase Ferris Bueller: I love drinking it. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking it up. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Market Power
Some may think that Minneapolis getting the 2018 Super Bowl is a surprise. When I heard the news, I "meh'd". Of course they got the Super Bowl. The NFL has been dangling the Super Bowl carrot for years to entice... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at Market Power
If I had a bucket list of clouds to see before I die, the horseshoe vortex cloud would be on the list. Here's info on why this cloud does what it does. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Market Power
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Deadspin has some pics of the now-abandoned Silverdome, the dome where the Detroit Lions used to play, and they also have a little narrative of how the dome in Pontiac, Mi. came to be another ruin. A sample: Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Market Power
Ronnie James Dio died 4 years ago today. I remember reading the news on the Wall Street Journal's mobile site that Sunday and came inside to share the bad news. After all, misery loves company. Here's the dialogue that I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Market Power
Since my family and I moved up here, the Mankato-North Mankato meso area didn't have its own local bakery. Instead, we were treated to gas station donuts and the big grocery chains had their own bakeries. Their bread products, cookies,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Market Power
Fixed it for you: Labor organizers are turning up the heat on McDonald's and other fast food companies to raise worker pay speed up their rate of capital-for-labor substitution, with protests set to spread to more than 30 countries Thursday.... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Market Power
This weekend and early next week is shaping up to be a severe weather outbreak in the southern plains and midsouth: Tornado and Dixie Alley. While the risk to life and limb is very real, Roger Pielke writes in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Market Power
Typepad recently was the victim of a nasty distributed denial of service attack and that caused most blogs to be unavailable. It sounds like they have things under control now, but I wanted to apologize to readers if MP was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Market Power
Minneapolis may just have you covered, er, plugged with "free" earplugs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at Market Power
The most recent Weather Brains episode 424 is now on YouTube and features guest Josh Wurman, the reknowned severe weather research scientist. Dr. Wurman tells some interesting and amusing stories about doing field research on severe weather of all kinds,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Market Power
Is your password secure? The best way to explain how to choose a good password is to explain how they're broken. The general attack model is what's known as an offline password-guessing attack. In this scenario, the attacker gets a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at Market Power
Brad Humphreys sent along a call for papers for North America Association of Sports Economists sessions at this year's SEA meetings in Atlanta Nov. 22-24. Note that a session on the teaching of sports econ is of particular interest. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Market Power
Several viewers have been asking why the roads hit by the snow storm in Wisconsin seemed to be in better condition than those in Minnesota. “As soon as we hit the bridge, it was wet,” Kristine Glenna said about her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Market Power
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This about sums it up (as seen on Facebook): Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Market Power
Jason Berkowitz, Assistant Professor of Finance at St. John's, is putting together a proposal for a session or two at this year's Southern Finance Association Meeting in Key West, Fl (a location that, to this northerner enduring another honest to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at Market Power
It seems that the University of Oklahoma has self-reported an excessive pasta violation: But wherever the NCAA's rulebook has a say, the merely inane will inevitably be topped. And so we present to you this anonymous-sport classic, which if the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Market Power
The first song I learned to play all the way through on guitar was Rush's Xanadu. Then again, I was about 15 or 16 years old at the time, not 7 like this burgeoning drummer playing Rush's Tom Sawyer -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Market Power
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Hear it straight from the lady, then the 8 year old daughter Serena of Professor Blanchard, who wrote them. Here's a picture of the cover of my copy of the book. Yes, I believe I have all my textbooks from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Market Power
Every mainstream principles of microeconomics textbook has a treatment of the shut down condition. According to the theory, a firm will shut down operations in the short run (temporarily close) if the price of its product falls below average variable... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Market Power
King Banain, professor in and former chair of the Department of Economics at St. Cloud State University fell and broke his hip today. Surgery was scheduled for 2 PM. Update (2/14/2014 morning): King mentioned on Facebook that his surgery went... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Market Power
Sid Caesar has died. He was 91. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Market Power
There was a problem with the blog that resulted in readers not being able to see its design. As a result, readers would see the blog as if it were created by a novice html programmer programming by hand circa... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Market Power