The GAP QUAL 100 simulation that I’m running on the current season shows some surprises. The bonus system that I’ve devised definitely opens up competition. No lead is safe. It is entirely possible for consecutive bad races to … Continue reading →
What would you do if you logged in to your bank account one day and it showed that you had a zero balance and that your bank had absolutely no record that you ever had any money in your account at all? What would you do if hackers shut down all online banking and all [...]
"Earnings" matter... until they don't. What's wrong with these two charts? EBITDA -7% from previous peak... S&P 500 nominal price +15% from previous peak... Still think stocks are "cheap" compared to the last cycle? Charts: Bloomberg
Back in June, I attended my 40th reunion – Phillips Andover Class of 1973. We have an unusually close group of classmates. Many of us return every 5 years and pick up a conversation like it had never ended – even if we haven’t had a moment of contact in between. There is something magical […]
“1,148,000 fewer Americans held jobs this November than did seven years ago in November 2006, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Back then, according to BLS, 145,534,000 Americans held jobs. This November, according to BLS, only 144,386,000 Americans hold jobs. That is a drop of 1,148,000 in the number of […]
Just in case you missed it – another Kenyan Obama was granted full residency status yesterday. Yep! An immigration judge in Boston on Tuesday halted the deportation of President Obama‘s Kenyan-born uncle and granted him status as a legal permanent resident. Onyango Obama, half brother of the president’s late father, came to the United States in […]
Hopefully within the next day or two we will be able to get Modeled Behavior.com to redirect to our Forbes Blog. Yet, it looks as if there is no way to get our RSS feed to continue to work. Here is a link to our new RSS feed a Forbes. http://blogs.forbes.com/modeledbehavior/feed/ We also will not […]
Item title Reviewed by David Wendt on Jan 6. Delicious, tasty pizza in Eastlake! L’Amourita serves up traditional wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, brought to your table promptly and without fuss. An ideal neighborhood pizza joint. Rating: 4
A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.
Put away the illusion that the cold war has ended. As a matter of fact, it’s more sinister today, than before the Berlin Wall was taken down. There is a very large Russian immigrant population in the US. many are former military members. I met the commander, and members of a Spetznaz unit a few years ago. http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20131106/184550182/R […]
WORDS OF THE WEEK: TOLERATING HOMELESSNESS Round Table President Philip Mangano (pictured here) opened the NEXT PRACTICES Colloquy with a call to pronoia, the idea that the universe is conspiring for good, and we are all agents of that conspiracy in benefitting … Continue reading →
PRIVATE LIVES December 4, 2013 Stealing Time By RUSSELL J. SCHRIEFER In late August, I got an extra day — just an average day — with my father. At 82, my dad had a whole litany of ailments: a bad heart, inferior lungs, failing eyesight, some skin cancer and a pesky wound on his leg that […]
December 6, 2013 – Picture of the Day: The Bureau of Land Management is helping to celebrate Nevada’s Sesquicentennial (Nevada 150) by seeking photos that highlight Nevadan adventures and activities on public lands and historic sites. Winning photos will be … Continue reading →
I’ve been away from my usual activities for a little bit. I picked up the materials to start a drafting project. I’m going to draw an engine that I’ve designed, over the last 40 years or so. I’m drawing it to demonstrate two principles. The first is to get around the pressure and fuel limitations in conventional engines. The second is to create a way to contain combustion in a small zone in the combustion chamber. This engi8ne would have both a load sensitive compression ratio and output speed. What I would do with it, beyond my own amusement, I don’t know. Yes, it would get as lot better gas mileage, perhaps double.
I’ve read so many articles and papers about altering the pressure curve, and they seem to be a partial answer, not really changing ther curver that much. I also want to beat the pressure limit at which detonation and pre-ignition occurs. If the pressure level is physically altered after the fuel is burned, there can be no damaging uncontrolled reactions. It’s just hot, inert gas.
The U. S. Patent Office has always been the most corrupt agency in the U. S. government. It’s that little clause about awarding patents to the applicant “best able to bring a product to market”. That’s why the man who invented the intermittent wiper blade system had to fight Ford for years, and spend 5 million of his own money to get a judgment. At the last that I heard, he hadn’t gotten a dime from Ford. The highest proprietary interest is served. I would rather put it in the public domain and have a thousand little cottage industry shops build it. That can’t be stopped.
FLA 3rd DCA: Kelsey vs SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. – Note, Mortgage are Impermissible Hearsay Unless Properly Authenticated At trial, SunTrust’s only testifying witness was Lauren Gergeceff (“Gergeceff”), a mediation litigation specialist employed by Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (“Nationstar”).1 Gergeceff testified that she had no independent knowledge of the loan, […]