Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:28 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
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2006/10/28-30 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:45020 Activity:nil
10/28   I feel sorry for the owner of the domain name: http://bushco.com
        \_ STAY THE COURSE.
           \- http://www.economist.com/printedition/cover_index.cfm
2006/10/28-30 [Consumer/Camera] UID:45021 Activity:nil
10/28   Criss Angel Spoiler
        http://www.metacafe.com/watch/162401/criss_angel_spoiler
        \_ This doesn't explain how he does the ones where he 'hovers' 10+
           feet off the ground.  I always figured it was just hired actors
           to go "aaaaah!" and staging/camera tricks.  Even this simple one
           foot lift wouldn't work for a streeet performance.
2006/10/28-30 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Science/GlobalWarming] UID:45022 Activity:nil
10/28   Why is it that activist have a hard time acting like decent civilized
        people?
        http://tinyurl.com/yaqals (macworld.co.uk)
        \_ Because they're on a mission from God.  (Or Gaia in this case.)
2006/10/28-11/1 [Reference/RealEstate] UID:45023 Activity:nil
10/28   "If you control for inflation and quality...real home prices
        barely budged between the eighteen-nineties and the
        nineteen-nineties. The idea that housing prices have nowhere
        to go but up is, in other words, a statistical illusion."
        http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/061030ta_talk_surowiecki
        \_ How exactly do you control for 'quality'?  By that measure you
           could say medical care hasn't changed cost either because due to
           inflation and 'quality' prices are about the same.  Except they're
           not.  I need money to conduct and publish a bogus study.
           \_ At least one of the studies they cite (Shiller's) controlled
              for quality by tracking the prices of particular individual
              houses over a long period, rather than comparing this year's
              median (which includes spiffy new houses) with last year's.
              \_ Except the older houses probably had better quality.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2006:October:28 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>