Saturday, June 27, 2009

Daily Hot News Buzz: Princeton Eggs

Daily Hot News Buzz: Princeton Eggs:

The subject of what is and what is not truly random comes up repeatedly on the Internet Scrabble Club. Unhappy Scrabble players grouse when they can't get a decent rack of letters over a span of a few games. Use this as a starting point for looking at the topic.

"A little over two years ago, a discussion briefly touched on PEAR and the so-called Princeton EGGS. In a nutshell, they are 65 random number generators,......"

Saturday, June 20, 2009 Just As Unpalatable As Fox Business Network

It's not like you need stats to realize that but just in case. 24/7 Wall Street is reporting recently ranked number 676 among business web sites. CNBC by comparison comes in at 87. 24/7 doesn't give their own ranking.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Green Revolution

Green Revolution

"So you want to help Iran, but you're not actually in Iran? here's what you can do to help (Focused on twitter, since that's where the infowar is occurring." Follow the link in the header!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

AFP: Former Tiananmen soldier depicts crackdown through art

AFP: Former Tiananmen soldier depicts crackdown through art

The foundation was laid for Chen?s later career as a Tiananmen artist when on the night of June 3, an officer gave him a camera and ordered him to take photos of his unit?s actions, a routine army procedure.

But he kept about 100 of his photos, which now form the basis of his paintings.

Chen was a soldier for little more than a year before he enrolled at a military-run art school, eventually qualifying for the prestigious Chinese Academy of Fine Art.

As an artist, he has pushed the envelope before, but with his Tiananmen paintings, he is venturing into new, dangerous territory. And he knows it.

"Of course, I?m worried, but everything has a risk," he said. "I?ve received phone calls from officials about my work but I can?t stop just because of that."

He feels this even more keenly when observing how others deal with the past.

"I?m still in touch with about a dozen from my old military unit. None meditates about the past the way I do. Some are policemen today, or officials. They?ve got good jobs, and they owe that to what happened back in ?89."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Carl Icahn Body Slams Retention Bonuses

The Icahn Report™: It's Up to the Shareholders, Not the Government, to Demand Change at a Company

Why pay bad management to stay? There's no good reason for it according to Icahn.

"Retention bonuses are often little more than an employee racket in bankruptcy proceedings. Why should the very managements that got the company into trouble get enormous payouts? And yet this occurs all too frequently on the ill-advised reasoning that they might actually leave. In many cases, the companies are better off without them."

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wednesday's Stocks Making News: ORCL, PFAP, PEP, SHLD, STI Issued by Stock Preacher - Press Releases -

I'm brand new to this site it sounds like a good source for stock news.

Wednesday's Stocks Making News: ORCL, PFAP, PEP, SHLD, STI Issued by Stock Preacher - Press Releases - "'s Trade Alerts are brief analyses on the active stocks each day that are affecting the markets. These include breaking news, insider activity, recent 52-week highs/lows, technical breakouts, and other market driving information. Stock Preacher is the authority on research in the small cap sector, and we strive each day to find the stocks that are poised to be the biggest movers before the rest of the market is aware of them."