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December 2002

December 31, 2002

David Warsh somehow connects Paul Romer's Aplia with 19th Century typing contests.

One reason why some airline companies are in such big finanical trouble: "A senior United pilot makes $250,000 a year flying on average 35 to 40 hours a month. A senior Southwest pilot makes $150,000 and flies 65 to 70 hours a month."

December 30, 2002

Interesting article that asserts that, rumors to the contrary, the Mac OS will never run on X86 machines. Also some cool observations on how Mac users differ from X86 users.

One reason, among many, why yours truly lacks the intellectual chops to be a physicist: this whole quantum entanglement thing. Even book reviews on the subject are a little weird. Then there's this: The Tangled Methods of Quantum Entanglement Experiments.

Pac Bell tells customers they can't keep their current high-speed Internet connection if they switch local phone providers. Geez, isn't behavior like this what got Microsoft in so much trouble?

WaPo writer discovers that the demand curve for food is negatively sloped. Is horrified.

Double secret probation is real.

December 29, 2002

Why does, in Zimbabwe, "a 7-ounce hunk of cheddar cheese costs more than 14 ounces of the same cheddar cheese"? Before you look, economics can suggest an answer.

New Zealand professor looks sceptically at global warming.

Site with a whole lot of information about the greatest films, even the greatest film scenes.

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