Archive for September, 2008

Smartphones (Android, G1, Shadow II) and Google Chrome

Now that I’ve been back from vacation for a few days, it’s time for a lengthy tech post.
I will most likely get a new cell phone (and two-year plan) sometime between now and the end of October, probably through T-Mobile because their monthly plans are the least expensive. But what phone to choose? There [...]

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Financial services collapse, SNL premiere, salad dressing

What a week (so far) in the financial services industry! We’ve had Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, Merrill Lynch’s sale, AIG’s $85 billion bailout by the Federal Reserve, the SEC’s new rules against naked short-selling (thus reining in that particular criminal playground), and other fantastic economic disasters.
Question: Are corporate bailouts the new rate cuts? Can this [...]

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Music, YouTube memes, cell phone science

Jenny Lewis has a new album out called Acid Tongue. Okkervil River and UNKLE released albums this month too. I’ve been enjoying Beck’s Modern Guilt, featuring Cat Power. Johnny Cash died five years ago last week.
The current Nine Inch Nails tour performances are apparently awesome, with a sophisticated trio of transparent “stealth” screens and real-time [...]

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Beavers upset USC, first presidential debate, Sarah Palin

On Thursday, the Oregon State Beavers held on to upset the No. 1 USC Trojans and damage their national title hopes for the second time in three years. This year the score was 27-21. Since 2006, the Trojans have posted a paltry 2-3 record against teams from Oregon while running up a 22-2 record against [...]

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