Category Archives: Work

Imagine no schoolteachers: Salman Khan brings free on-line education to anyone who wants it.

The quotes below are culled from an interview with Salman Khan in MIT’s Technology Review, which I saw by way of Instapundit. I’ve reversed the order of the questions and answers I’m highlighting, putting them in their order of importance … Continue reading

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Black Friday at Walmart: Picked clean in 24 hours flat.

We went back to Walmart again briefly tonight. Here are some quick pix to show what 24 hours of Black Friday can do to a store packed with merchandise. Before: After: Before: After: Before: After: No crowds by the time … Continue reading

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Black Friday? Grey Thursday? Before the flood, a pensive Wednesday night at Walmart.

I love Walmart. I am very happy to call myself a member of the middle class, and I take huge delight in cruising the aisles at Walmart, scoping out all the incredible deals. I don’t buy a lot of stuff, … Continue reading

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Roads could be so much better built, but not while the state monopolizes transportation.

“Nobody got rich on their own. Nobody. People worked hard, they buil[t] a business, God bless, but they moved their goods on roads the rest of us helped build, they hired employees the rest of us helped educate, they plugged … Continue reading

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A pocket-sized recording studio? With a USB Stratocaster and an iPhone, you’re ready to rock.

Is that a lovely image? It’s a Fender Squier Fat Strat with a whammy bar and a traditional 1/4″ amplifier jack. At the base of the guitar is a 1/8″ headphone jack and a mini-USB connector. Yes, it’s a $200 … Continue reading

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Build a better mousetrap? The proof of human ingenuity is building a better fire!

By way Instapundit, check out this item from The Daily Beast: The image of groups of displaced refugees huddled around a contained fire during a blackout or after a major storm is certainly a familiar one. But charging their iPhones … Continue reading

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