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http://pennystocks.la/battle-of-internet-giants/

Revenue > Expenses.

It is a fundamental part of the equation. It is the 2nd law of thermodynamics. In finance the 2nd law can be thwarted for a little while. It will come back and bite you.

The more indirect the source of fund the more you tap dance. If the person buying the product is the one paying for it, you have a strong feedback mechanism. A lot of business out there these days don't have this mechanism any more. Healthcare is primarily paid for by a third party. The person getting the product is not paying for it directly.

Advertisement is a direct payment. Advertisement is paying for your eyeballs and people who are able to attract them.

Advertisers aren't interested in paying you directly to watch their ads. You aren't interested in getting paid what they would pay.

When your revenue is less than expense, you have to find somewhere to get the difference. You either raid cash surplus, you get a loan, or you get more investors. Investors want a return on their money.

Twitter does not look like a good place to put money...

From Apple to Google, watch as the internet giants accumulate (or lose) wealth in real-time in this interactive visualization.
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That's like snapchat. How are they supposed to monetize that? The minute they attempt to, someone else is going to release an ad-free program that does exactly the same thing. 
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http://www.vocativ.com/news/275789/odds-of-conspiracy-theories/

Three conspiracy theories I truly believe.

Feed the Kids.
Cover Your Ass.
Spreadsheet Man.

There is no conspiracy on climate change though. The data is out in the open. You can download it and plot it for yourself. Suggesting that it is a conspiracy theory is an attempt to negate the conversation.

Do not underestimate the power of spreadsheet man though. He is everywhere. 
If the moon landing was a hoax, the 411,000 people involved would have spilled the beans within four years
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http://www.wsj.com/articles/at-theranos-many-strategies-and-snags-1451259629

The comments are fascinating. There is one little thread wondering why Ms. Holmes is being called a scammer and not all the male CEOs who do the same thing.

We eventually do call them scammers. Is the time to the name Scammer longer or shorter for this woman?

"If you owe the bank $100, it is your problem. If you owe the bank $100 Million, that is the banks problem!" -- J. Paul Getty.

This woman, who started at 19, has raised $750M according to the article. She is through the glass ceiling. There is no safety net on the other side of the glass ceiling. Anyone who gets there and say "It's not fair", does not belong.


http://www.wsj.com/specialcoverage/private-risk-wall-street-silicon-valley/
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2-000-terror-suspects-bought-guns-legally-report-article-1.2437868

The NRA is taking a position against someone saying "We suspect he is a terrorist, prevent him from buying a gun!". 

The Attorney General of the US said in a post that he could take you out with a drone. When I say "You", I mean anyone on the planet. All he has to do is believe that you are about to do something. 

Is it possible that you might have a cell phone on you? 

He has probable cause to believe that you could do something terrible. 

I am stuck in the middle. Because he is right. If you have a key FOB on you, you have the potential to be tripping a device that causes harm. If your 10 year old son has the potential to have a cell phone on him, he has the potential to cause great harm. 

Every one of us has to exercise judgement at all times. We have been systematically removing the exercise of judgement from our processes for a long time. The danger is not in terrorist buying guns. The danger is in people following policy and procedure without understanding why the policy and procedure were created. The reason we create policy and procedure though is so people don't have to exercise judgement. We have ourselves a conundrum. 

If you have made it to adulthood, you recognize the conundrum. It might be called "Damned if you do, Damned if you don't". It might be "Holy F, I have to trust that 18 year old to exercise good judgement with a fully automatic weapon in his hands?" It is also watching your child about to trip and fall and letting it happen and appearing not to care. 

Preventing "Suspected Terrorists" from getting guns presents a flipside dilemma for the authorities. If a "suspected terrorist" is denied a gun, suddenly he know that he is a suspected terrorist... Too much information has been revealed. 

This story is not about preventing terrorists from getting guns. It is entirely about trying to make the NRA a villain. 
The NRA — and their gun-loving GOP cohorts — are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the USA.
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Is Green Tea Good for you?

If you live in a part of the world where the water supply is not really clean, drinking any tea is good for you. When I lived with a chinese family for several months, I learned to drink "hot water". I didn't realize that drinking hot water was a survival trait until years later. 

Beer, wine and spirits aren't quite as good as hot water, but alcohol is not bacteria friendly. 
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http://www.iges.org/letter/LetterPresidentAG.pdf

The people who wrote this letter have just lost all credibility with me as scientists. 
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http://wmbriggs.com/post/16865/

Uncertainty is a challenging thing to embrace. Uncertainty exists in so many places in science. The very definition of the scientific method IS uncertainty. 
If I ever meet NCAR’s Keven Trenberth (again), I’m going to punch him in the mouth. Same thing if I cross paths with Rutgers’ Alan Robock. Pow! Right in the kisser. I’m too …
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What I have said is that the warming that people claim is hard to discern inside the full set of data.

I know that global warming has happened. My house used to be covered by a km of ice. I have Glacial Till in my yard.

I know that humans have increased the temperature of the planet. I have walked down roads in the middle of summer and then walked in the grass 50 ft away from the road. The road is much warmer. We caused it.

CO2 has warmed the planet, but the window for CO2 warming is pretty much closed. The charts that prove that CO2 has warmed the planet also show that there isn't much room left.

I haven't said that AGW isn't real. I am just not inclined to spend the wealth of the planet attempting to curb CO2. I will try and direct as much as possible towards activities that help people become adept at adapting. The more CO2 fuels I get into developing nation hands, the more likely they will be able to get out of the way.

I am completely uncertain. The certainty expressed by the experts is what makes me know they are lying to themselves.

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http://www.newsweek.com/martin-shkreli-congress-5th-amendment-423081

Don't Talk to the Police! Invoking the 5th amendment is what we should do anytime we talk to any public official....
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Calling the panel "imbeciles" isn't a great move. Of course it might be part of some grand PR move... 
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There were quad copters under the tree this year with transmitters that use spektrum techniques for talking. We started to fly them with success. This morning the transmitter wouldn't bind. I turned off my blue tooth. They bound. The copters weren't behaving stably. My son realized he hadn't fully turned off his. Suddenly the copter was stable. 
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http://digg.com/video/firewood-treadmill-wood-winter

New business model... Buy up the treadmills at RAGS sales and convert them for jobs like this... 
It's cold as hell and these guys want to be prepared for the worst, while making as few trips inside as possible.
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http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2015-347&rn=news.xml&rst=4769

Find word Supercomputers in the article... 

Here is the really uncomfortable part of supercomputers. They can't predict jack. There is nothing wrong with using models. We have to use models. The computer models though are very useful for helping us figure out how things may interact without actually being able to do it. They are terrible at predicting how things will interact. 

Supercomputers are great tools. They are also not much more than xbox games. You can actually learn important things playing games. Solitaire is useful. Halo is useful. I can apply strategies I learn playing these to real life. Neither of them IS real life though. No game of Halo will tell you how a war in the Baltics will turn out. Playing Halo using different configurations can help you learn tactics and strategy that could be applied to real battle. Just don't expect to Respawn when the other guy snipes you. 
As people burn fossil fuels and clear forests, only half of the carbon dioxide released stays in the atmosphere. Earth's vegetation ecosystems and oceans remove the other half.
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You may believe it is mindless. I have said several things here. Instead of finding why I am wrong, try and find a way to line up you know with what I am saying.

Communication is hard. You can be someone who beats on people and tells them they are wrong OR you can try and figure out where they are coming from.

So far you have demonstrated that you have a clue about what science is. You have just thrown the disclaimer that I don't know.
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The climate debate is far from over: scientists discovered that chemicals in the ocean might cause more atmospheric cooling than previously thought.
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