Category Archives: Miscellaneous

From TechCrunch: Planting A Startup Garden

“Planting A Startup Garden” is an interesting article about an attempt to create a startup culture in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ‘“We’re less interested in deal-making than getting things going. Perhaps I’m just naive.” Those are the words of Rick DeVos, … Continue reading

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The Drone Ranger

H/T Zero Hedge

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Mules in History

In the 1950s, Isaac Asimov wrote one of the all time great science fiction series, the foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation). The setting was the twilight of a galactic empire and the foundation of psychohistory by Hari … Continue reading

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Puns

Some truly awful puns from Vedran Vuk of Casey Research. I tried to catch some Fog. I mist. When chemists die, they barium. Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is … Continue reading

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Digitizing the Vatican’s Manuscripts

Click here for a video (for some reason I am unable to embed the video). H/T Dark Roasted Blend.

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A skeleton found beneath a Leicester car park has been confirmed as that of English king Richard III

Some interesting news from England today as it has been confirmed that the remains of Richard III of England have been found. Richard was the last Plantagenet king and also the last English king to die in battle (Battle of … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship Versus the State

Andy Kessler published an article about Uber, a company that aggregates town car, limousine, and taxi services in various US cities. There are a number of points of interest in the story of Uber. First, is how the founder, Travis … Continue reading

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