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November 2008

November 26, 2008

Friday is supposed to be a frenzied shopping day . . .

. . . so here is "The Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Guide".

List of resource lists, especially for students, part 2

"100 Free Online Ivy League Courses You Should Take Just for Fun".

"Online Math and Statistics Classes Offered Free by Top Universities".

"100 Ivy League Business & Entrepreneurship Courses You Can Take for Free".

"88 Surefire Tips for Succeeding in College".

"Essential Student Know-How".

"15 Hot New Technologies That Will Change Everything."

"The Hive Five Winners" [The Best Tools for the Job].

Finally, please pay close attention to this one: "10 Reasons You Are Rich".

Have a happy Thanksgiving. (I know I have a lot to be thankful for.) Posting will resume on Monday.

November 25, 2008

"The New Rules for Calculating Windows Ship Dates"

"As crazy as it sounds, the new way to calculate when a new Windows release will ship seems to be to subtract a few months or even a year from what the Softies are promising publicly."

I'll believe it when I see it.

Little men and a little ball

An interesting article on the rise, fall, and current status of . . . foosball.

That Dennis Hopper has made it to age 72 . . .

. . . in apparently good spirits and good health is a little surprising even to Mr. Hopper himself. Interview with the star of Easy Rider here.

November 24, 2008

Maybe somebody should look into this

A journal published by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers in the world, has apparently run 322 papers by the journal's editor.

I write "apparently" because I haven't checked the claim. But I can, however, verify the claim in the post that the last issue of the journal contains five articles by the journal's editor. That, alone, seems really weird.

(Link via Metafilter.)

A new method of determining the best and worst MLB relievers

No surprise, for 2008, the Sandman (Mariano Rivera) is best.

Who's worst?

J. J. Putz. (For the non-Yiddish-speaking among you, here's what "putz" means.)

"The most expensive apartment on the market in New York [City]"

An 8300-square-foot penthouse on the 78th floor of the Time Warner Center was recently listed with an asking price of $65 million. The article has a floorplan. (New York Observer, 11/13.)

(Oh, if you're seriously interested, you should know that maintenance and taxes alone total almost $1000 per day.)

And if you don't want to live in the Big Apple, here's what about the same asking price--$70 million--will get you in San Francisco. (With gorgeous pictures.)

The 2008 School Performance Review of DC Charter Schools . . .

. . . is available here. The three KIPP schools seems to be doing impressively well. Plus you've got to love the tagline of the KIPP schools: "[Schools] . . . with the premise that there are no shortcuts or excuses."

Two on bagels

"A Short History of the Bagel".

"L.A.'s Brooklyn Bagel Bakery owner tells how to spot the real deal".

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