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So Tired

I wanted to update, to write something clever, something intricate, something meaningful. But… I am so very, very tired. Frankly I’m stalling so that I don’t go to bed so early that I can’t actually fall asleep. Today, we link for no reason to this

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Tax Day Cometh?

Here comes tax day. Taxes are not due today, taxes are due on April 17th this year. How fast can investing make you rich? There are many things standing in the way of a successful investment strategy. One of the most common is an unrealistic

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How Much Does Hollywood Really Lose to Piracy?

There is an interesting video of a recent TED talk regarding something the speaker calls Copyright Math. In it, he comically destroys the numbers that Hollywood uses to scare Congress into doing its bidding via ill-conceived laws like SOPA. He demonstrates how if the numbers

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Posterous Bought By Twitter

I had completely forgotten about my Posterous accounts until the company announced it had been acquired by Twitter. Now, I like Twitter as much as the next tech-savvy guy, but it’s never been as useful for me as it has been for others. I wonder

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Primary Election Stupidity

In 2008, it was the Democrat’s fault. Some states sought to bolster their impact in choosing the Democratic Presidential nominee by moving up their primaries to become one of the “early” primaries. The most dramatic and meaningful of these decisions was Michigan’s move up so

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Patent Reform Fails in Congress

Officially, Congress passed patent reform legislation, and officially, President Obama will sign patent reform into law. However, the reality is that nothing of the sort has happened. A couple of very minor tweaks to how the U.S. Patent Office is funded were passed and one