Category Archives: Technology

Economics for child geniuses

And now for something completely different. A couple of days ago, a lovely person came on this site. She commented in the “About” section here that she wanted to have some recommendations for books for her son. He needed to … Continue reading

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Get your free TV here!

I used to be a morning person. One of those annoying, chirpy, “Good MORNING!” types of people. Even marrying a night person, who sneered at morning people as being not as intelligent, artistic and creative as night-types like him, did … Continue reading

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Core principle of science goes into um, a bathroom fixture

Science.mag has a depressing piece summarizing efforts of scientists to reproduce results from earlier studies. To make a long story short, it doesn’t look good. The title of the Aug. 28, 2015 article is “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science.” … Continue reading

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Investing for Youth, Part Two

Carnegie, Gates, Jobs, Wozniak, Holmes. All entrepreneurs and inventors who became fabulously wealthy. Holmes? Elizabeth Holmes? Haven’t heard of her? That’s because she’s only 30, but she’s well on her way to join her illustrious predecessors. Today’s post is intended to illustrate the fact … Continue reading

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Not scared yet? Watch this

Electronically hacking a car –  HT Kim Komando, America’s Digital Goddess Okay, IFO’s car is way too old for any of this stuff, including the canbus. It’s not on her car, but what if you rent one? Many newer cars … Continue reading

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They WILL fight back

In about 1978, IFO  attended the state convention of the Libertarian Party of Oregon. The leading LPO intellectual in the state at the time was a man named Paul Dillon. Paul gave the key note speech that weekend in Salem and his words have … Continue reading

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Bitcoins in the news again

In spite of a spate of bad news about Bitcoin people are still fascinated, scared and intrigued about the possible new currency. Of course, there is still much confusion afloat – many people don’t know what it is. For example, … Continue reading

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Final comment on Prince Igor: politics, family and war.

Now, IFO has watched two more versions of the opera, following the new Met production. We presented the second one in yesterday’s post, filmed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre by a French company of a performance of just a couple of … Continue reading

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Trouble in Bitcoinland not as bad as portrayed

According to reports circulating on the Internet, the website of Mt.Gox, a Tokyo-based Bitcoin exchange, seems to have been taken down. It may not be the catastrophe that some are describing, but it is serious. As you know, governments hate … Continue reading

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