March 2011

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Astronomers Say Milky Way Has Around 2 Billion “Earth Analog” Planets (That’s the Bad News)

Discover Magazine: “there are 50 billion other galaxies”


5 Urgent Questions About the Live Action ‘Akira’ Remake “They’re making a live action version. They’re changing the location from Tokyo to New York. And they’re recasting it with all white people. Not just any old white people, either. No, Akira, that quintessentially Japanese classic, is being recast with the whitest white people this side of a Mint Julep.”


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Why I didn’t sign deficit letter

Joseph E. Stiglitz: “The Bowles-Simpson recommendations, if adopted, would constitute a near-suicide pact: Growth would slow, tax revenues would diminish, the improvement in the deficit would be minimal. What matters for sustainability is the debt to gross domestic product ratio — and that likely could worsen.”


Monday, 28 March 2011

National debt: Why tax revenue will have to increase

CNN: “While Republicans portray President Obama as the biggest of big spenders, in fact the driving force behind the big deficits in his 2012 budget proposal isn’t spending. It’s his proposed tax cuts, and the increased interest costs that result, according to an analysis by the independent Congressional Budget Office.”


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You “Almost immediately, however, people began using the telephone for social interactions. ‘The phone companies tried to stop that for about 30 years because it was considered improper usage,’ Dr. Fischer said.”


Friday, 25 March 2011

100 Years Ago at This Hour

Underbelly: “The owners won an acquittal at their criminal trial but plaintiffs won compensation in a civil suit to the tune of $75 per deceased victim.”


Monday, 14 March 2011

Angry Birds Exec: Console Games Are Dying

International Business Times: “Developer’s hours are too long and the stress too high, but until now there’s always been the ability to make a living. Will that still be the case moving forward?”