Saturday, May 28, 2011

InfoGraphics: How does GE avoid taxes?

Is GE an evil corporation? Only in that they are in bed with one party in this country... and have used that connection to facilitate business deal... so - I think the answer to that is very simple.

How Corporations Get Out of Paying Taxes

H/T to the person who emailed me this.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Amazon sells more E-Books than print

Saving da-trees

Amazon e-books now outselling print
As further proof of how digital media dominate today's entertainment, Amazon announced Thursday that its customers now buy more e-books for its Kindle device than all print books -- hardcover and paperback -- combined.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why the heck am I struggling with wireless network disconnects when network over power-plugs is just $65?

I feel like an idiot I didn't notice this was available before. Seriously, there are about 20 wireless networks interfering and I'm into my 3rd router trying to overcome wireless disconnects when watching Netflix. It's time to put an end to this idiocy. No drilling holes for Ethernet wires across the house, I think I found the perfect solution.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Angry Birds - now in your PC browser

I have not played this - but I do know it's a hit and a best selling game for smartphones and ipad

Perhaps what's most amazing here is that it seems to not utilize Adobe-Flash, Unity3d-Web-Player or Silverlight. Seems like pure JavaScript/HTML5 standards.

Enjoy, Cheers!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gas futures plunge causes trading halt

Meanwhile, the gas stations around me are charging around $4.2 a gallon. 20 Miles down the road - closer to $3.9, this area around Ann Arbor sucks for gasoline prices.

Oil, Gasoline Extends Losses After Brief Trading Halt
Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Wednesday as U.S. gasoline futures plunged limit down, triggering a brief halt in trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Gasoline traded down 25 cents at midday in New York, a move that stopped trade on NYMEX crude, heating oil and gasoline futures.

Losses carried on as trading resumed with a new limit of 50 cents. Prices completed erased gains from Monday and Tuesday, when traders bid up gasoline on fears that flooding would hit Gulf refiners.

Further weakness came from U.S. inventory data from the Energy Information Administration, which showed the first build in gasoline inventories in twelve weeks.

Reminder, this is a government engineered decline. Margin requirements are squeezing the speculators.