Around the world, about 110 million bales of cotton are estimated to be sitting idle at textile mills or state warehouses at the end of this season, a record high since 1973 when the U.S. began to publish data on cotton stockpiles.
wow, economics is so weird. didn't we just have a huge cotton shortage, driving up the price?
Unfortunately it is not permissible in the mainstream press to point out the similar outsize contribution of young black men to violent crime.
It's a huge and unmistakable difference, about 10x the rate at which young white men commit violent crime.
The solution seems to me to be to recruit police from the black community.
Taxi companies have sued the firms twice for providing a similar, but unregulated, service. Regardless, the companies have become popular taxi alternatives in Albuquerque.
taxi companies provide shitty expensive infrequent service, and so are trying to use the law to prevent innovation that is pressuring them to improve.
this is the reality of business in america. it's not about improving things, it's about lobbying people in power to prevent things from improving so that you can maintain monopoly profits.
and it's all usually done in the name of "public safety".
c'mon people, don't make me ban you.
don't forget that threats of violence are actually a felony in themselves. you don't have to actually do anything physical to go to jail, and for serious time. the threat itself is a crime. and i will instantly turn over everything i know about you to the police the moment they ask me.
There is no name on the door at 660 mission street.
680 Mission is the Paramount apartments, so this seems to be run out of someone's apartment.
i'm still amazed that i hear about new startups in sf every day. how many could there possibly be?
So, does that mean Saudia Arabia is going to take the spot left open by Cuba on the "state sponsors of terrorism" list?
no, they are just trying to spread the religion of peace.
but seriously, the saudis are arguably a much stronger influence on our government than even israel is, because we make very little money from israel, maybe a little on weapons sales, but the whole US oil industry has huge financial motives to refine and sell saudi oil. hell, we are all in on it too, as long as we don't want to pay more for gas.
501 Second Street is a seven-story, 207,809 square foot office building centrally located along the Second Street Corridor within San Francisco's vibrant South of Market ("SOMA") District. The architecturally unique building is regarded as one of the highest quality office projects in the rapidly expanding SOMA District
We should have attacked saudi arabia, not iraq.
of course, but that is the thing which must never be said in the american press.
After a monstrous debut on Wall Street, Etsy is stumbling on its second day as a publicly traded company. Let's take a look at the tech stocks to watch Friday:
Etsy. Shares of the online craft seller slid more than 3% in pre-market trading after the stock nearly doubled its IPO price on the first day of trading. Etsy shares opened at $16 a share before closing at $30 on Thursday.
AMD. Shares of the processor maker plunged more than 10% after reporting a net loss of 23 cents a share during the first quarter. The company reported revenue of $1.03 billion, down 26% year-over-year.
bought clairmail in 2012:
"Monitise and Clairmail both focus on an “infrastructure” play around mobile banking and mobile payments. Their main business is in providing the backend to let banks and other financial institutions offer mobile banking, payment and shopping services to its customers."
ok, that's pretty easily done. tonight.
actually, it fits better across the top than any other way i can find.
I think the the map is useless
well, yes if you're not interested in sf tech companies. but if you are, it's gold. i don't know anywhere else you can find that map. i plan to use it to indicate which companies have new comments, and maybe will make the size of the marker represent the size of the company or things like that.
one problem is that multiple companies are often at the same address, but each one hides the marker of the one behind it.
Series D round led by Insight Venture Partners. New investors in this round include Coatue, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust. Existing investors Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, Trinity Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures also participated. As Dockers VP of enterprise marketing David Messina noted when I talked to him earlier this week, its interesting to see the support from financial services companiesin this round. This somewhat atypical investment, he believes, speaks to the support Docker has from developer teams in all kinds of organizations and how these companies now look at Docker as a key platform for their teams. When...
you could add a mouse listener that sets a boolean flag when the user is scrolling the page
kinda gave up that level of control when i picked the google "fusion" thing. maybe there's some way to get in to the js, but i don't know what it is yet.
Why have the map covering almost the entirety of the upper half of the screen (at least on a small laptop)? Position it to the right, for example. Just my view.
ok, that's pretty easily done. tonight.
hmmm, i can see it's annoying. if you simply try to scroll down the page with the mouse, the google map "captures" the mouse as soon as it's over the map, and you start zooming instead of scrolling.
is there any fix for that?
It's not very user friendly when using a mouse and wanting to scroll down the page...
why? does the mouse get stuck on the map?
ah, got it to work with google "fusion tables" which allows you to upload a csv, geocode a whole column, and then view it.
Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - HashiCorp, a leader in the DevOps marketplace, today announced $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Mayfield, with GGV Capital and True Ventures also participating. HashiCorp plans to use the money to build out its enterprise offering, rapidly scale the team, and continue to support its existing millions of users.
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compare carrying costs to rental income and to buy when you have positive income flow regardless of prices or interest rates
craigslist is no longer growing:
i've used them many times and it seems that the majority of the drivers have a prius. maybe because they really care about being efficient because it comes off their bottom line.
the only thing you have to worry about is "surge pricing" where the ride costs 2x or 3x what it normally would because of a spike in demand, like on new year's eve.
Space is kind of awkwardly on the ground floor right near the street.