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Monthly Archives: June 2008

General Motors' Latest Trouble Jun 26, 2008

This is based on a comment written in response to a post on the NBC Nightly News‘ Daily Nightly blog, which references the fact that Goldman Sachs recently sell-rated General Motors for the first time ever. ••• Not to pick … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Prospect of New Offshore Drilling Jun 26, 2008

This is based on a comment written in response to a post on the NBC Nightly News‘ Daily Nightly blog, which discusses new plans to drill for oil offshore in U.S. waters as a response to the energy crisis. ••• … Continue reading

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The Economics of Newspapers Across Cultures Jun 26, 2008

This is based on a comment written in response to a post on Dmitry Epstein’s Think Macro blog, which discusses the fact that newspapers, though widely purported to be dying, are actually booming in some countries—India, for example.  Dmitry asks … Continue reading

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Just How Bad Is It? Jun 26, 2008

This is based on a comment written in response to a post on the NBC Nightly News‘ Daily Nightly blog, which directs readers’ attention to a recent Associated Press story, which, as one friend put it, says “the world is … Continue reading

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On Media Technologies and Concern for Others Jun 26, 2008

This is based on a comment written in response to a post on the NBC Nightly News‘ Daily Nightly blog, concerning Martin Fletcher’s interview with Afghan would-be suicide bombers. ••• When satellite television first began to make an impact on … Continue reading

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Character & Policy on the Campaign Trail Jun 26, 2008

At a friend’s suggestion, I’ve taken to “cloud blogging” recently, spending more time contributing comments and responses to others’ sites and blogs, rather than keeping to my own solipsistic little web domain.  I’ve found it really refreshing, and feel attuned … Continue reading

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CBS News Makes a Wise Decision Jun 26, 2008

The Frontline Club reports that CBS News has apparently promoted Lara Logan.  There’s some controversy as to what prompted the move.  The New York Times says her star is in ascension, while the Huffington Post seems to suggest that CBS … Continue reading

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What's up with iCal? Jun 17, 2008

Okay, I love OSX dearly, but this sucks.  When did iCal turn into a memory hog? I launched it after the last Leopard system update and my system went into slo-mo.  And not just a little bit. You’d think I … Continue reading

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The Latest Reason I Love the Internet Jun 16, 2008

The power adapter for my aging PowerBook literally melted this week.  Apparently at some point I’d put too much tension on the cord, causing the wire to separate inside the plastic housing.  The effect was that the current must have … Continue reading

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Studying the Web With Free/Open Source Tools Jun 11, 2008

If you don’t follow this site (overwhelmingly likely), I’m a grad student doing social science research on the Web.  This sounds simple, and being employed at a university, I have access to a lot of tools for just these sorts … Continue reading

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