Posts filed under “Travel”

Spaceships Relative Sizes

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Source: Supernova Condensate

Category: Travel, Weekend

Greek Tourism Feeling the Strain

Despite worries over the debt crisis, Greece drew a record number of tourists in 2011, but this weekend’s vital election could short circuit that growth.

June 14, 2012

Category: Travel, Video

65th CFA Conference


I will be spending the next few days appearing at and attending the 65th annual CFA conference in Chicago. (For those of you who know what happens when I travel, you have been warned!)

The conference site has lots of goodies: You can stream the event; see the full schedule; get bios of all the speakers.

My panel is this:

9:00-10:10 a.m.

World Debt Crisis: Endgame Scenarios and What They Could Mean for Investors and the World

Anatole Kaletsky, GaveKal
John F. Mauldin, Millennium Wave Investments
Barry L. Ritholtz, Fusion IQ
David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

• How the effects of deleveraging will increasingly shape the economic environment and policy decisions
• What effects unforeseen outcomes and behind-the-scenes factors are having on the eurozone crisis
• How emotion and instinct can be our worst enemies in extreme market conditions


and I am definitely planning on seeing these:

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Category: Markets, Psychology, Travel

Shawn Reeder: Yosemite Range of Light

Category: Travel, Weekend

Political Hacks, New Jersey Turnpike Edition

We interrupt our usual programming for this brief rant about some of the political hacks of the world: The intertubes are abuzz about this high moderate speed run of 30 hot cars down the New Jersey Turnpike to Atlantic City. (See e.g., N.J. State Police Investigating Sports-Car ‘Death Race’) and this NJTodayOnline video). The politicians…Read More

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Travel

Riding the Booster (enhanced audio by Skywalker Sound)

From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound.

Courtesy of NASA KSC Weather Office

Category: Travel, Video

Bohemian Rhapsody Cosmopolitan Commercial

I know its manipulative viral marketing, but I just dont care — this is brilliant. > > I absolutely love this commercial!

Category: Music, Travel, Weekend

Cross Country Helicopter Time Lapse

John Iarussi recently documented a rare experience – relocating a small helicopter from Portland, OR to Tallahassee, FL.

It is strangely hypnotic to watch this trip of 3200 miles over 8 days condensed into a few minutes; America from 1000 feet.

Cross country delivery of a Schweizer 300C, from Portland, Oregon to Tallahassee, FL for Adapt Air

For more information on helicopter flight instruction, pre-buy consultation and aircraft transport, e-mail

Tools: Schweizer 300C helicopter, time lapse GoPro Hero

Category: Travel, Video

Heads Up: I am traveling all of next week

Those of you who have been blog readers for a long time know the uncanny correlation between my travel and market dislocations. The ugliest example was the flight back from Dallas to NY during the flash crash. Landed — hmmmm, down 300 — but had no idea what happened. January 2009, February 2011, August 2011…Read More

Category: Markets, Travel, UnScience

New Seat Class: “Premium Economy”

Source: What’s ‘Premium Coach’ Worth? (WSJ)

Category: Travel, Weekend