Saturday, May 18, 2013

And for my last effort today

A "Thank You" for those who serve.


Backlogs

From time to time, you'll see a blogger who is "tab clearing"--just tossing out, with minimal comments, all those links that tend to accumulate in open browser tabs because "Now that's interesting...."

In my job, I often need to take a mental break for a few minutes between tasks, just to allow my brain to cool down.  So I surf things I've been wanting to look up and email them to myself, forgetting about them until I need to clean up my inbox.  I need to clean up my inbox now.

That ought to keep you people busy for a while.


High tech target spotting

At first glance, spending $549 for a wireless camera system to spot your 1000 yard target might seem a bit crazy.  But have you priced top-of-the-line spotting scopes lately?

A hint to my family that stumbles around here from time to time--Christmas is in December, and I don't mind if you team up on gifts.  :-)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Online learning for grownups

The heck with a degree--let Rob Pincus teach you techniques to counter an ambush in the comfort of your own home.

How is our economy like a sand pile?

Because either can collapse in the most unpredictable of manners.  John Mauldin addresses the critical state and fingers of disequilibrium and how those concepts apply to our economy.

It's been a long time, but this sounds a lot like a branch of chaos theory to me.  Wholly appropriate since that's what we'll have should our economy collapse.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Warning: Another Cyprus likely to occur soon

(Via SurvivalBlog)

The International Monetary Fund, that paragon of fiscal virtue, thinks that Spain may be all but bankrupt.  Here's the link--96 pages of dense bureaucratese in PDF format.  This fellow has it in considerably simpler terms.

If I lived in Spain or had any money in a Spanish bank, I'd be looking for other arrangements.  This is one to watch carefully.  While the Cypriots were pretty pissed, it seems they've knuckled under for the most part.  I suspect the Spanish will not be as easily handled.