My afternoon train reads:

• GDP Accelerating to 2.9% Helping U.S. Overcome Sandy Woes (Bloomberg) see also Sales of Existing Homes Increase Unexpectedly in U.S. (Bloomberg)
Dark Trading: Is It Hurting Market Quality? (CFA Institute)
• Regulators Take Look at Patent Firms’ Impact (WSJ)
• America’s Mid-20th-Century Infrastructure (Economix)
• Hard Times Could Create a Tech Boom (Bits)
• The Next Chapters in the Republican War on Math: Tax Cuts and Austerity (The Atlantic) see also Republicans Can’t Claim Mandate as Democrats Top House Vote (Bloomberg)
• The lost empire: Can Best Buy come back? (StarTribune)
• Using Just 10% of Your Brain? Think Again (WSJ)
• This Survey Is Devastating For Microsoft: 42% Of Windows Users Plan To Switch To Apple (Business Insidersee also U.S. consumers hesitant to make switch to Windows 8 (USA Today)
• Experts: If You Don’t Get A Flu Shot, You’re Stupid. And A Dick (NSFWCORP)

What are you reading?


Tech Sets Correction Course

Source: WSJ

Category: Financial Press

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14 Responses to “10 Monday PM Reads”

  1. danm says:

    Well a few weeks ago, listening to Radio-Canada, I found out that the flu vaccine was quasi useless because we were being offered the cheap one that was not very effective… the week after, the news outlets were telling us to go get our shot…. So how many hours should I spend investigating this issue?

  2. PeterR says:

    Scary that this question could even be asked:

    “Dark Trading: Is It Hurting Market Quality?”

    When we so intellectualize things that this question could possibly be answered “no,” then you know we have lost our moral compass, perhaps our rationality.

    “Hide and seek” is a child’s game.

    Dark trading is an adult version with ominous consequences.

    England’s Star Chamber led eventually to the American Revolution.

    The seeds are being sown every day.

  3. gkm says:

    If google can program a self driving car that recognizes the objects around it and avoids them, it can sure reverse the programming to target them. Twenty years away my butt. More like twenty months or less.

  4. DSS10 says:

    This was a link imbedded in the Krugman Twinkie Op-Ed. It kind of validates my false nostalgia for a simpler time before the era of oligarchs and the self proclaimed “masters of the universe.”

  5. Iamthe50percent says:

    Gkm, DARPA was experimenting with computerized predator tanks nearly twenty years ago. The leap to drones adds a dimension but doesn’t seem that far.

  6. Theravadin says:

    The whole Apple thing has reached a stage of hype and general hysteria that is unsustainable. In the process, even the media has completely lost their objectivity. The research quoted in the “Business Insider” article actually doesn’t even say that 42% of PC users were going to shift to Apple – most of them were apparently considering adding an i-pad to their existing tech inventory. But the headline sells, even if it is false.

    You could take any one of these hagiographies… I mean articles, date it 10 years ago, change the word Apple for the word Microsoft, and it would be believable. 10 years from now it’ll be another name on the box. That’s the Big Picture.

  7. VennData says:

    Conservatives were right.

    “…Evangelical leaders and conservative activists have a simple message for establishment Republicans about Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid: We told you so…”

    Bachmann would have trounced The Community Organizer. So would Cain, Perry, or Gingrich. Santorum would have carried every state, save Pennsylvania and Illinois,

    Aiken and Mourdock would be in a GOP Senate and Walsh, that dear man from Illinois, would be in the House leadership., and we’d be taking America back from the crazies on the Left,, if ONLY A TRUE CONSERVATIVE WOULD HAVE RUN.

  8. VennData says:

    GOP pulls Patent report 24 Hours after they release it.

    One needn’t be a detective to conclude that the retraction had less to do with the lack of an “adequate review”

  9. formerlawyer says:

    @danm Says:
    Answer is here. You’re welcome. Apparently it was one batch in Italy that was compromised, the recall spread to Switzerland and Canada. Now approved.

  10. VennData says:

    Marco Rubio on the Earth’s age: ‘I’m not a scientist’

    Was in Iowa last week…

    …during the GOP governor’s conference in Las Vegas.

    You Go GOP. This guy will win back those independent Americans who deplore science.

  11. Disinfectant says:

    James Randi or Michael Shermer or one of the other popular skeptics attributed the “10% myth” to con men like Uri Geller. By arguing that the average person is only using 10% of his/her brain, but a powerful mind like Geller’s can use all 100%, why there’s no stopping what he can do!