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Monthly Archives: February 2007

Mysteries of Percents

Suppose inflation was 11% last year, and 11% this year. Is that a total inflation of 22% for the two years? Consider a sample of purchases costing $100. After the first year, 11% inflation means you will pay 11% more for the same items. 11% of $100 is $11. Therefore, you will pay $111 by […]

China’s space junk debris

Here’s a link to an excellent graphic on the space junk created by China’s destruction of their old weather satellite. The graphic shows how the debris spreads throughout an orbit and threatens anything in nearby orbits. Chinese Space Junk

Economic Hitman video

If you haven’t read Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, you oughtta. And till you do, here’s some video of John Perkins speaking at a Veterans for Peace event late last year. He gives some excellent background on the US and Middle East connections that are relevant to today. This guy’s amazing and I’m glad […]

Virtual Speak N Spell sounds

This is a supposedly “circuit bent” S n S