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ChrisSsk

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    It goes dipper than that… Just look at all the recent stories

    It all starts with the Doctor Who article. Who watches Dr Who? Nerds.
    And where do you find nerds? At a university. So Dr Who is followed by an article about a university library that doesn’t have paper books.
    But what uses paper? A newspaper like the NYT, so this leads us to the next article about the front page of the New York Times.
    Who works at a newspaper? Journalists, like Anand Shimpi, who according to the next article is joining Apple.
    Apple, who has iCloud that was possibly hacked, leaking a lot of Celeb selfies.
    And Microsoft is about to release a selfie phone

    Its there, clear as day. The Verge is trying to get Dr Who fans to buy Lumia 730

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    If the actual campus is anywhere near as good, it will be a beautiful campus.

    Reminds me of Valencia’s city of Arts and Sciences also designed by Calatrava.

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    Low interest rates lead to high valuations, high interest rates lead to low investment valuations.
     
    Low interest rates in 1998–99 created the dot-com bubble. Companies operating at a loss with no way to monetize were valuated at millions. Then when rates went up in 2000 investors wanted to take their money elsewhere and the bubble burst.

    To get out of the recession the Fed lowered interest rates to 1%. Easy credit lead to the housing bubble but by 2006 as rates moved up people couldn’t keep up with their monthly payments due to the higher rates, demand dropped, and in 2007 the bubble burst.

    To get out of this recession the Fed basically lowered interest rates to 0. Now investors have billions of cash and no way to make money so they invest all over the place. Companies operating at a loss and with no way to monetize are valuated at billions. When rates go up investors will want their cash back and the bubble will burst.

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    Yep, as soon as the Fed increases interest rates, something that I believe will happen in 2015

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    Amazon is dipping its toes in gaming, but I would hardly call it an empire

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    Nope, there was no chance of that to happen. Chivas Regal is blended ;)

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    lol, I didnt actually check before posting, you are right its still the old one

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    I enjoyed all those, plus the videos in the stream that didn’t get an article

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    Don’t.

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview was terrible for daily use. This will probably be the same.

    Just install it on a virtual machine to play around and/or develop and keep Windows 8.1 as your reliable daily OS

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    I don’t see how its understandable. Those aren’t the only options. A lot of people with Parkinson’s disease go on to live very fulfilling lives.

    Take Michael J. Fox who is also an actor as an example. He was diagnosed in 1991 when he was 30, it took him years to came to terms with his disease, but he set up the Michael J Fox Foundation one of the largest sponsors of Parkinson’s disease research and he can even make fun of his disease and be funny as hell (watch Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry vs. Michael J. Fox)

    Sadly his depression may have made it seem that death was his only option.

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    you can use youtube’s TV interface on the computer by going to youtube.com/tv it even allows you to pair it with other devices and control it remotely

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    Meh, the biggest computer related horror story:

    With his friend standing behind him he placed the cursor on the URL bar. As he typed the first letter a cold shiver ran down his spine and his heart stood still. He forgot to clear his browsing history!!!!

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    I still have one and use it from time to time, not as much as I used to

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    Well, there are these

    http://imgur.com/a/B2cYn/all

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    Hopefully they will take this into account and skip the origin stories.

    People know the basics, Wonder Woman: Amazonian, can fly, lasso of truth. Aquaman: breathes underwater, swims very fast, can communicate with marine animals.

    Skipping origin stories and just show them in a world already familiar with the existence of Superheroes.

    This will also be a good way for DC to catch up with Marvel

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    RIP :(

    I really enjoyed his TV comeback last season with The Crazy Ones, it was 30 minutes of Robin Williams being Robin Williams under some simple sitcom premise.

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    EA should make a subscription service for their sports games

    I would gladly pay $30 to “rent” Fifa for a year

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    Using a laptop on a train is a common thing, so this guy tweets about a random guy with a laptop that happens to be Neil deGrasse Tyson?

    It obvious he realized who he was and took a picture and tweeted it with that caption as a joke.

    The reason people didn’t get it is because people think that they’re smarter than the average person, so as soon as they saw the joke they assumed the poster was an idiot who didnt know who the person was.

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    mpeg and mp4 would be better gifs don’t make nice wallpapers

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    MIcrosoft/Nokia will give us the D?

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    What is happening with China?

    The next expected step in the process of a big developing economy.

    The 1st step is copying to jump-start an industry. Under a system of weak intellectual property protection it was easy and inexpensive to transfer technology and know-how to the country until the domestic industry and workforce were advanced enough

    Now that they have the technology and know-how they want to cut foreign dependencies and develop their own products and solutions.

    After they have their own product and solutions, the next step will be to implement strong intellectual property protection laws so that no-one else can copy them.

    This already happened with the United States in the 19th century, in Japan post WWII, and is now happening in countries like Taiwan and South Korea and China.

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    WP became the 3rd platform when Microsoft managed to release it before Blackberry and Nokia released a modern OS.

    However, I don’t think it is a viable 3rd platform yet

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