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Eduardo Pinheiro
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Engineer, Entrepreneur, Tech geek and Investor
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Tech geek and Investor

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Real Estate Investing Online, Part IV: The Returns
Last post of this series was a little over two years ago. I figured it's about time to update the series with what really matters: the returns. I posted in the very first post  that the returns for that first year was around 4% but that over time I expected...
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Interesting analysis of income mobility by colleges -- how well do poor people move up the ladder by going to Stanford vs Pace University? You'd be surprised. First, the top schools don't accept as many low-income students, but when they do, they really move them up in aggregate (high percentage). However, some middle-income "commuter" schools (such as Pace) do both things: accept high percentages of low-income students and move them up the income ladder in high percentages too.

I wonder if a ranking of even-acceptance-ratio-by-income times up-mobility-probability would be a good ranking, one which universities should strive to improve upon. Surely it couldn't be the only metric, but it might be a good one to publicise.
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Really good (and long) article about nutrition. Obviously, if you are very very poor, you tend to die young because you don't eat well and don't have access to health care. The author argues that a recent set of studies (called the "PURE" studies) concludes the wrong thing -- that only 3 servings of fruits and vegetables is enough. It's not. More veggies is better. But being rich and having access to hospitals and being able to get triple heart bypasses means you live long even with heart disease, eating hamburger meat and refined carbohydrates.

Good read.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/diet-and-health-puzzling-past-paradox-to-pure-understanding_us_59a81d10e4b02498834a8f27
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#OnlyInCalifornia solar powered bread.

Nom nom, I can taste the deliciousness of that solar-powered gluten-free non-gmo organic white crappy bread.
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This is a sad piece of headline. To me at least. Why? Because it means that divisiveness pays off and encourages more divisiveness. It's increasingly difficult to reach a middle ground when people are that far away. Having views be so split to the sides does not encourage a happy compromise on the middle, but rather more outrageous proposals and discussions and more gridlock due to ideology.

It's also sad because neither extreme is ever right. Even if you're not a perfect centrist you have to agree that progress is only possible in a divided democracy when the vast majority of people are moderately happy with solutions rather than having one side very very happy and the other miserable.
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The making of a mat McGyver style -- with duct tape and spit! #aikido
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This fake email from Larry Page to James Damore by The Economist should be enough to make him (James) stay absolutely quiet about this gender issue for the rest of his life. And so should a bunch of other people who agree with him.

Well said, Economist, well said.

https://www.economist.com/news/international/21726276-last-week-newspaper-said-alphabets-boss-should-write-detailed-ringing-rebuttal
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Wow, that's bizarre! Forcing someone at gunpoint to transfer his domain name is indeed a new type of crime.

Note to criminals: if you want to take edpin.com from me, just sell your gun and give me the proceeds; that's likely a good enough offer for me. 😉
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First they came for your pleated khakis. Then they came for your oversized golf polos. Then they came for your Pottery Barn tiki torches. And you did nothing. Next...
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