Monthly Archives: October 2008

this ruins my month

Oh noes!!! Soylent Green Is People!!!It all makes sense, now…

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Keith Olbermann to John McCain, America

Tonight, Keith Olbermann reminded me why I watch “The Countdown.” His capacity for oratory is, from my limited exposure, among the best available to my generation. Watch: Proof that, in an age of media sensationalism and special effects, the spoken … Continue reading

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The Brewer’s Dilemma: Credible Threats and the U.S. Beer Market

Introduction Earlier this year, international brewing giant InBev made a bid to acquire the American brewing giant, Anheuser-Busch. This paper examines the merger, from the standpoint of DOJ and FTC guidelines. To properly analyze the proposed Anheuser-Busch/InBev merger, we must … Continue reading

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The Scientific American

Ah. Friday afternoon, with plenty I could do, and nothing I need to. Glorious. As Anis Mojgani would put it: “Rock out, like you’ve got nothing to do, but everything. Rock out, like you’ve got an empty appointment book and … Continue reading

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Joe the Student

I like to keep informed. Accordingly, in addition to the Barack Obama mailing list, I’ve signed up for the McCain-Palin email list. The down side, of course, is that I now get at least two requests for donations in my … Continue reading

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too much caffeine…

Guess I didn’t really need that cup of coffee … Nope. The time is now 3:30 am … and I’m seven flavors of WIRED. And not the magazine, mind you. I should just get up and do something productive. I’ve … Continue reading

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Rant of the night…

Good heavens. Microsoft Excel is profoundly worthless for trying to do any sort of statistical analysis other than the most painfully rudimentary. And, for that matter, Excel is really profoundly worthless for most of its intended functions. As a basic … Continue reading

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A pet!

Ah! So, here I am, working on another blog post (coming soon?), lying on my stomach in the living room, as I do, (sipping on bottle of Santa Rita 120 Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – fruity, full body, but with a … Continue reading

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Debate Results…

Last night was the third and final presidential debate. From the Huffington Post: The results over at CBS show Obama to have scored the biggest victory to date: “Fifty-three percent of the uncommitted voters surveyed identified Democratic nominee Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Firey Moral Hazard

As I write, it’s 34 degrees F outside, and snowing. Snowing! In any case, it’s COLD outside. My rental unit came with a natural gas fireplace. When we rented the unit, I asked the landlord if the fireplace worked, since … Continue reading

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