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SO THERE you are on the moon, reading The World in 2008 on disposable digital paper and waiting for the videophone to ring. But no rush, because you’re going to live for ever—and if you don’t, there’s a backed-up copy of your brain for downloading to your clone.
Business & Technology | '08 forecasts: food at... →
For cash-strapped consumers already beset by higher gasoline prices and escalating mortgage rates, the hits just keep on coming. This time, it’s food. The sharp rise in food prices seen in 2007 is expected to be followed by another higher-than-normal jump next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week. And 2008’s punch will be to the breadbasket. Items made with...
As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the Jan. 1, 2008, population will be 303,146,284 — up 2,842,103 or 0.9 percent from New Year’s Day 2007. In January, the United States is expected to register one birth every eight seconds and one death every 11 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person every 30 seconds....
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Iran stops selling oil in U.S. dollars →
Iran has completely stopped selling any of its oil for U.S. dollars, an Iranian news agency reported on Saturday, citing the oil minister of the world’s fourth-largest crude producer. … Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who often rails against the West, has called the U.S. currency a “worthless piece of paper.” … Nozari told ISNA: “In regards to the decrease in the dollar’s value and the...
Rating Countries for the Happiness Factor →
White’s research used a battery of statistical data, plus the subjective responses of 80,000 people worldwide, to map out well-being across 178 countries. Denmark and five other European countries, including Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland, came out in the top 10, while Zimbabwe and Burundi pulled up the bottom. Not surprisingly, the countries that are happiest are those that are healthy,...
ImageWell, the Free and Lean Image Editor →
ImageWell, a simple and free image editor. ShutterBug, easy, powerful website creation. Two great products that will simplify your online life.
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Top 100 Mac Apps ~ Chris Pirillo →
blog.pmarca.com: Killer Mac OS X apps for 2007 →
Test-drive: Using a product before buying it... →
Consumers often decide to buy an item before having a chance to try it out. In this scenario, they tend to prefer products with more features. However, a study from the December issue of the Journal of Consumer Research expands our understanding of the differences between direct experience and indirect experience. Rebecca W. Hamilton (University of Maryland) and Debora Viana Thompson (Georgetown...
MySpace for Millionaires →
A new crop of online social-networking sites has taken aim at the rich, seeking to create exclusive Web communities of like-moneyed friends. The sites — essentially MySpace for millionaires — promise safe havens for the affluent where they can flirt, swap advice, plan parties and find new pals without mixing with hoi polloi. The sites — the best known is aSmallWorld.net —...
Subprime Debacle Traps Even Very Credit-Worthy →
One common assumption about the subprime mortgage crisis is that it revolves around borrowers with sketchy credit who couldn’t have bought a home without paying punitively high interest rates. But it turns out that plenty of people with seemingly good credit are also caught in the subprime trap. An analysis for The Wall Street Journal of more than $2.5 trillion in subprime loans made since...
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Creative Entrepreneurs: The Next Masters of the... →
What are Creative Entrepreneurs? I was going to just say “entrepreneurs”, but it is broader than that. Creative people - whether they are developers, musicians, actors, scientists, writers or (insert creative type that I have annoyed by omitting) - are the next Masters of the Universe. Entrepreneurs who tap the rise of the creative class will do well, but the trend is a deeper one that makes...
China Refused Nine U.S. Navy Ships And One Air... →
11/30/2007 3:19:32 PM The Chinese government denied permission last week for the USS Reuben James, a Navy frigate, to make a holiday port call for sailors at the end of December, CNN quoted Senior Navy officials as saying on Friday. This is the latest in a series of entry denials that included nine U.S. Navy ships and one Air Force jet plane entry to Hong Kong in the past month. The United...
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Does a low US Dollar matter that much? →
Thanks, Tyler for putting it in perspective. I have had conversations with friends along the same lines.. Should we be happy with the low U.S. dollar? A low dollar simply looks bad. We are, after all, used to judging ourselves against others — comparing our salaries with the earnings of our peers, and our homes with those of our neighbors. We’re used to thinking it is a big advantage to stand at...
Bank Tells Man He Owes $211 Trillion →
Or, only one-hundred million a month in installments…. COBB COUNTY, Ga. — It’s one thing to bounce a check and it’s another to be so far in the red Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Donald Trump combined couldn’t come close to bailing you out. A Cobb County man got a letter from his bank with that very shocking news.“And I open up the letter and I look at it and I’m like, ‘No, you’ve got...
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