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Reading of the Day (2/23/09)

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Business:
http://www.paulgraham.com/13sentences.html
13 sentences for startups. GREAT READ. Guy is part of Y Combinator

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/engineer...
Honda's profits, YES PROFITS, down 90%. THEY WERE PROFITABLE. Engineers running the company.

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB123396545910358867.html?mod=djemWR&p...
The D-process

http://blogmaverick.com/2009/02/09/the-mark-cuban-stimulus-plan-open-sou...
MARK CUBAN SOLUTION: open source funding. Pitch to him DIRECT

http://www.cnbc.com/id/29260008
Goldman Sachs partners borrowed on goldman accounts, goldman making calls on them... wtf? you want to know what a house of cards looks like...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/opinion/22friedman.html?_r=1&em
Startups not bailouts

http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/20/business/wbmake.php
US: what are we actually manufacturing? Highest value added to manufacturing in the world.

http://www.gftforex.com/analysis/676/what-is-the-dollar-and-gold-rally-t...
Dollar and gold rally... explained?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7899244.stm
No Saab bailout

http://www.svca.se/home/index.asp?sid=370&mid=1
Swedish Private Equity and venture Capital Association

http://business.theatlantic.com/2009/02/wheres_my_money_idiot.php
Why are economists paid so much at universities? (i like the URL - where is my money idiot)

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/introducing-this-blog/
Krugman: intro to his blog

Science/Technology/Health/Programming:
http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/Programming-Sucks!-Or-At-Least,-It-Ought-To-.aspx
PROGRAMMING SUCKS. or at least it ought to.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article5733638.ece
Monkey's have morality. Morality part of evolution?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10169249-62.html
Ubuntu cloud.

http://bangocibumbumpuluj.blogspot.com/2009/02/man-lives-normal-life-wit...
egg-sized brain man lives normal life

http://www.paulgraham.com/nerds.html
Why nerds are unpopular

http://www.thelocal.se/17566/20090216/
Dating in sweden (thanks eric)

http://meyerweb.com/eric/thoughts/2009/02/17/wanted-layout-system/
Wanted: layout system

Inspiration:
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/02/17/unique-pillows-and-creative-...
Pillows! I want so many of these... sushi, transformers, book... oh man.

News/Politics:
http://www.metronews.ca/ottawa/local/article/184222
The ads by the Humanist Association of Ottawa, stating “There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life,” were rejected last week.

http://www.kxmc.com/getArticle.asp?ArticleId=333726
abortion banned in north dakota house

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/02/11/brazil.marijuana/index....
ex-presidents of latin america urge marijuana legalization

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7897034.stm?lss
Men and women sin differently

Humor:
http://community.atom.com/Post/An-Ode-to-Voytek-The-Most-Badass-Soldier-...
true story about polish war-bear, but written with a lot of humor and great photos

http://www.animepodcast.org/d/waronvideogames.jpg
why we go after video game makers

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7899171.stm?lss
mystery of ireland's worst driver

http://xkcd.com/327/
Computer Trouble [awfully nerdy, but they used the right keywords ;) ]

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