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Why is banking culture so bad?

So I’m pretty irritated by most banking culture. Banks made bad decisions. ¬†They got bailed out, and they are still being given access to a lot of cash for 0% or very very low percentages. This means they can make even more money. Merchant Accounts, the good and bad. Banks also give merchant accounts. ¬†These […]

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Checks and Balances

We helped fight back last year legislation that would have made it easier for domestic spying. This Tuesday the Senate Intelligence Committee is picking the topic back up. Make sure your representatives know where you stand. [StopIllegalSpying.org](http://www.stopillegalspying.org) is a new site set up by [EFF](http://www.eff.org) and a broad coalition of groups fighting for your privacy […]

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October 3, Day Against DRM

Protect your freedom! (DRM) DRM is used to restrict what you and your family can do with the electronic devices and media purchased. It is an attempt by technology and media companies to take away your rights. DRM Means: No fair use. No purchase and resell. No private copies. No sharing. No backup. No swapping. […]

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Matt Riddle, Champion USBC 2006

I’ve looked everywhere but no one has said it yet.. Matt Riddle, Champion USBC 2006 Everyone had a great showing today but Matt takes home the title. The bar is really up there. It’d be neat if someone would take all the winners over the last few years from regionals and nationals to do a […]

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Successful Companies

Excerpt from Commentary on Tech Crunch, Don’t Blow Your Beta: >Successful companies are based on reaching people who are in pain and making their lives better. So find some people who are suffering needlessly, come up with a brilliant way to (a) cheaply reach a lot of them and (b) cheaply make their week a […]

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NYT Editorial Letter

This was pointed out to me today and I thought it worth echoing. A summation I couldn’t have worded any better. >To the Editor: >We have a government that engages in secret domestic spying by presidential decree; monitors personal library use; maintains secret prisons for unidentified prisoners held without recourse; engages in abusive treatment (if […]

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Quick Links: 11/15/04

CJR: Columbia Journalism Review >[Blinded By Science](http://www.cjr.org/issues/2004/6/mooney-science.asp) How ‘Balanced’ Coverage Lets the Scientific Fringe Hijack Reality By Chris Mooney Technology Review >[The Physics of Gluttony](http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/11/wo_muller111204.asp?trk=nl) The obesity epidemic has a simple solution. If you want to lose weight, either eat less, or breathe more. By Richard A. Muller

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