Monthly Archives: May 2008

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Creating a FAQ

A question from Askville: How do you and a FAQ list to a website? I would like the have the questions show-but not the answers until the user clicks on a link. I see them everywhere, but don’t know how … Continue reading

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Avinash Persaud on financial regulation

I finally got around to finding Avinash Persaud’s article at VoxEU.org that I read, liked, but forgot to bookmark…

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A Portugese bet on American wind

From Institutional Investor: Riding on the Wind António Mexia, CEO of Energias de Portugal, has no delusions of grandeur. By European standards, the Portuguese utility is, he acknowledges, “an average company.” With a $23.8 billion market capitalization, EDP is a … Continue reading

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Class action finally meets 401(k)

From Institutional Investor: 401(k) Sponsor Hit for Pushing Own Funds 13 May 2008 Jinny St. Goar A recent court ruling encourages sellers to beware. Seller beware: That’s the message a recent court ruling sends to the sponsors of 401(k) retirement … Continue reading

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Environmental impact of biofuels

From University of Washington News: Some biofuels might do more harm than good to the environment, study finds Vince Stricherz (vinces@u.washington.edu) Biofuels based on ethanol, vegetable oil and other renewable sources are increasingly popular with government and environmentalists as a … Continue reading

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Dima Bilan wins the Eurovision contest

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On PHP, Python, blogging, and learning

A question from comp.lang.php: So, here’s my delimna: I want to start a blog. Yeah, who doesn’t. Yet, I want learn the guts of it instead of just booting up some wordwank or whatever. Here’s a simple computation to consider… … Continue reading

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The gold bug bites again

A question from Yahoo! Answers: I have been doing a lot of research on the gold standard. Since hearing Ron Paul talk about it, I have been a supporter of it. Even though this is the case, I still have … Continue reading

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My take on Wicked

A question from Askville: Has anyone else read the book Wicked, by Gregory Maguire? What did you think of it? Did you find it an easy, smooth read? Or difficult to get through? Did you like the main character, Elphaba? … Continue reading

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