Feux Follets

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A Guide to the (Financial) Universe: Part I, Part II and Part III (blogs.wellesley.edu)
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
Guide to the (Financial) Universe: Part 1NOTE: These are long reads, lots of sublinks but educational and informative for those interested. If you get bored reading, these are not for...

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Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
by Feux Follets on 22 May 2018  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
Neurosurgeons have described in detail how Michael Jackson achieved biomechanically impossible dance moves in his music video Smooth Criminal.In the 1987 routine, Michael leans from the ankle at a 45...

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Forget scanning license plates; cops will soon ID you via your "roof rack, spare tire, bumper sticker, or a ride-sharing company decal & more." (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 May 2018  10 comments, latest 5 days ago
On Tuesday, one of the largest LPR manufacturers, ELSAG, announced a major upgrade to "allow investigators to search by color, seven body types, 34 makes, and nine visual descriptors in...

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You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to (aeon.co)
by Feux Follets on 20 May 2018  26 comments, latest 6 days ago
Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is...

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Clean air, water on voters’ agenda, but not Congress’ (arstechnica.com)
by Feux Follets on 20 May 2018  Posted 6 days ago
Despite voters, Congress has yet another debate on whether climate change is real.A poll came out this week indicating that huge majorities of the US public think that the federal...

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Please Don’t Get Murdered at School Today (mcsweeneys.net)
by Feux Follets on 18 May 2018  31 comments, latest 7 days ago
Do you have everything? Homework? Lunch? Field trip money?I love you.I remember that one of the Sandy Hook parents said that they took comfort in the fact that they had...

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‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens (theonion.com)
by Feux Follets on 19 May 2018  Posted 8 days ago
In the hours following a violent rampage in Texas in which a lone attacker killed eight individuals and seriously injured several others, citizens living in the only country where this...

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How Little League Baseball Turns Dads Into Assholes: A Mathematical Equation (mcsweeneys.net)
by Feux Follets on 18 May 2018  Posted 8 days ago
Where x = batting average of sony = dad’s personal dreams unfulfilledm = years left in dad’s marriage with momc = games where child refused to wear cupg = games...

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Trump Orders Replica Nobel Peace Prize to Display on His Desk (newyorker.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  10 comments, latest 8 days ago
Donald J. Trump has ordered a replica of the Nobel Peace Prize and is displaying it prominently on his desk in the Oval Office, the White House confirmed on Wednesday.The...

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The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can. (nytimes.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  2 comments, latest 9 days ago
I’ve got a great idea for a start-up. Want to hear the pitch? It’s called the 75 Cent Dollar Store. We’re going to sell dollar bills for 75 cents —...

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U.S. Farms, Factories Can't Produce Enough to Meet White House Goal to Cut China Deficit (eresearch.fidelity.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  2 comments, latest 9 days ago
The White House is likely to fall well short of a plan to slash the U.S. trade deficit with China by half, in large part because American farms and factories...

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Fed to Resist Adding Capital Demand for Biggest Banks (bloomberg.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  1 comment, latest 9 days ago
Countercyclical buffer would safeguard against sharp downturn. Brainard is among officials saying step could be considered.The Federal Reserve is facing calls within its ranks to consider activating an obscure capital...

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Restored Memphis Belle debuts on anniversary of last mission (upi.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  Posted 9 days ago
Seventy-five years after completing its final mission in Europe as part of World War II, the B-17F bomber known as the Memphis Belle went on view at its new permanent...

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This Equifax credit database can boost your risk of phone fraud (cbsnews.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  Posted 9 days ago
The National Consumer Telecom and Utilities Exchange is a non-profit "member" association that warehouses consumer payment data related to utility bills – cable, electric, gas, water and phone. It is...

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Who Killed the Deal to Sell Your House? - It Was an Inside Job (wsj.com)
by Feux Follets on 17 May 2018  2 comments, latest 9 days ago
The real-estate agent had been showing a mansion in Los Angeles’s Benedict Canyon area for several months with no success. Priced at around $10 million, the Hamptons shingle-style property boasted...

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Phoenix Real Estate in April: Sales down 9%, Inventory down 26% YoY (calculatedriskblog.com)
by Feux Follets on 16 May 2018  4 comments, latest 10 days ago
This is a key housing market to follow since Phoenix saw a large bubble / bust followed by strong investor buying. The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) reports (table...

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Celebrating the defeat of ISIS are you ? (foreignaffairs.com)
by Feux Follets on 14 May 2018  11 comments, latest 10 days ago
Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea.In the recent flood of accounts of radical Islam, this one stands out. Maher’s compelling exploration of Salafi jihadism achieves a level of clarity that...

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Will Do Anything to End Homelessness Except Build More Homes
by Feux Follets on 10 May 2018  15 comments, latest 11 days ago
Homelessness in America has reached crisis levels and I am determined to do everything in my power to fix the problem as long as it doesn’t involve changing zoning laws...

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Do You Have What It Takes To Run An American Shopping Mall ? (bloomberg.com)
by Feux Follets on 15 May 2018  Posted 11 days ago
Interactive Game from Bloomberg. Fairly interesting and not as easy as it would seem. Pick from a choice of characters with different backgrounds etc.https://www.bloomberg.com/ #Business #Gaming #Economics

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Mankind can either lead a 'good life'... or a sustainable one, but NOT both....... (dailymail.co.uk)
by Feux Follets on 14 May 2018  23 comments, latest 11 days ago
It is impossible for humans to live both a 'good' life and an environmentally friendly one, researchers have found.Scientists compared the ability of countries to meet 11 social goals for...
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The Housing Trap
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115 pages, $12.50

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