December 2008

Friday, 19 December 2008

Givebacks in Bush plan rile UAW

The Detroit News: “Further, the UAW will be asked to accept stock rather than cash for the billions of dollars of retiree health care liabilities being shifted to a union-run trust fund by the companies.


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Baugh, member of inaugural Hall of Fame class, dies at 94 “Baugh still holds Redskins records for career touchdown passes (187) and completion percentage in a season (70.3). His 31 interceptions on defense are third on the team’s career list. He still owns the league mark for single-season punting average (51.4).”


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Massively Multiplayer Employment: Job Recruiters Instructed To Avoid WoW Players

Kotaku: “I mentioned that some people have written about MMOG leadership experience as a career positive or a way to learn project management skills, and he shook his head. He has been specifically asked to avoid WoW players.”


Sunday, 7 December 2008

Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says “…it is possible to find what look like social contagion effects with conditions like acne, headaches and height, but that contagion effects go away when researchers factor in environmental factors that friends or neighbors have in common.”


Insanely Great

Cringely: “All this proves is that the finance-versus-car-guy scenario loved by Fortune and Forbes is simply bogus.”


Friday, 5 December 2008

November: Most jobs lost since 1974

CNN – the problem with a completely free market is you get what you pay for.


Thursday, 4 December 2008

Untold Story of Election 2008: The Death of the NRA

AlterNet: “But sensational stories about booming holiday-season gun sales obscure a more profound phenomenon: the coalescence of a new consensus, joined by the majority of the nation’s gun owners, in favor of what gun controllers call ‘commonsense reform.’”


Monday, 1 December 2008

Military: Boeing Airborne Laser Weapon Fires for the First Time

Gizmodo – finally, a coherent missile defense plan.