Category Archives: Benefits from Trade

4G Smoke and Mirrors

I recently noticed that all cell carriers are now advertising 4G networks. As a technophile, my first thought should have been “Yeah!  More speed in more places.”  But it wasn’t.  It was a raised eyebrow. A couple of years ago I was … Continue reading

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A Trend Will Continue Until It Doesn’t

In the late 1800’s, during Walter Breuning’s youth, there were 200,000 horses living in New York City.  Each horse produced 24 pounds of manure a day.  New York City had a serious horse shit problem. the streets were “literaly carpeted with … Continue reading

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Going Green On Accident

“You have about 5 percent of the market that is green and committed to fuel efficiency, but the other 95 percent will give up an extra 5 mpg in fuel economy for a better cup holder.” In a highly interesting … Continue reading

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Algorithmic Trading is the Modern Gus Gorman

In Superman 3 Gus Gorman (Richard Pryor) is a computer genius fed-up with the government taxing so much of his pay (don’t get me started).  Frustrated, he hacks his company’s payroll system to collect all the rounded off half-cents.  His … Continue reading

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Flash Freeze Killed the Meatball Star

  It’s that time of year when we all come together and bake, fry, boil, toast, and in other ways cook for each other.  It’s the time of year when co-workers sup together in cleaned-out printer rooms.  This past Friday … Continue reading

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The Benevolence of the Butcher Cut My Landline

Last year I ditched the land line in favor of the mobile phone.  But this didn’t get it done.  The phone was never in the room we were in.  So I tried an early bluetooth-to-handset connector to link the cell phone … Continue reading

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