Let’s hope it never recovers. IE6 is 9 years old. That’s a very long time in Internet years. Let’s let it die.

Scott Ellis has a good video on how to number your menu order. WordPress Navigation – How to Use Sort Order for scalable page navigation | vsellis.com.

In this audio clip from CATO, David Boaz puts its so succinctly. We have the best and the brightest working to influence Congress instead of innovating and creating new products. That just says it all. What a waste.

If only we could just stop Congress from passing laws that inhibit the freedom of people to associate, all those billion of dollars oin resources could be used to make our lives better and not some politicians. If only we were free!

These are exciting times. I would love to live long enough to see a practical application of some life-based computer project. I think that my first computer was a $1000 machine I bought in 1976 which used a television as a monitor and cassette tape player as a hard disk and I am astounded that I may miss a bacteria based computer. I’m not spoiled. No sir!
A team of US scientists have engineered bacteria that could solve complex mathematical problems faster than anything made from silicon.
Bacterial computers can crack mathematical problems | Science | guardian.co.uk

Citizens Against Government Waste: Don’t Let Congress Shoot Down 53 Joint Strike Fighters for the Price of One Engine!

What is a budget surplus? Let’s say that you normally spend $400 per month on groceries. This month you budget for $10,000,500 and you spend $500 on groceries. You are out $100 more than usual on groceries. You’ll have to make up for it some where else in your budget. But you have a $10,000,000 grocery budget surplus. You should celebrate. Sound good? Perhaps you should go into government.
I remember reading about a plan to grow algae and live on the sea on a man-made platform in a Scientific American sometime back in the 1980’s. I also recall seeing a show on big ships where millionaires could purchase an apartment on the ship. I believe there is a converted offshore drilling rig or two which are now tiny cities. Seasteading dreams have been around for decades. Perhaps with the advent of sea going apartments the Seastead is finally on the horizon. (Pun Intended.) :)
Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.
— Milton Friedman I think all too often we forget that people in power are ambitious and the person who reins in power to do some good now also reins in power for so many others to do so much bad tomorrow.
Every business owner can benefit from an article on pricing. With everyone buzzing about inline marketing, there is a danger of giving too much away for free. I recently wrote to an old client and friend that selling something for a price places certain conditions on the buyer and on the seller that are not available to the purchaser of free services. Another friend and client and I have spoken at length about under pricing products. The same quality product which sells for sells for $59 is viewed as inferior to something which costs $199. The purchaser will certainly return the higher priced item if it lacks value. The lower priced item may already be marked in the purchaser’s mind as inferior. My client found she sometimes sold more events at a higher price even though the market for the less expensive items seemed larger. I have had a similar experience comparing shoppers in New York (NY) with shoppers in Louisiana (LA). In a previous life I worked at The Home Depot. A big box retail store. In LA, shoppers were bargain hunters and had little respect for the products or the people servicing them. In NY, shoppers tended to be affluent people with money to spend. They had a great deal of respect for the merchandise and for the sales clerks. (more…)
Sheldon Richman worte the following in Obama’s Uninformed Optimism on the Future of Freedom Foundation web site.
There is more to fear than fear itself. There’s government and its dim-witted attempts to fix the economy.
The article articulates a pet peeve of mine. Lawyers, like President Obama, do not have the training needed to make economic decisions about a whole country. Heck, economists do not have the training to make economics decisions for a whole nation. IMO, we need a system of government which strips government of the power to affect the economy. Swearing a person into office does not magically imbue that person with a means to predict the future or to understand an economy. Relying on any government official to “fix” the economy reveals at least one major flaw in our system of governance. As long as we rely on a flawed system of government we do ourselves and our descendants a huge disservice.

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