Betting: Scotland Stays In

Written by Gary North on September 16, 2014

scotland-vote

I trust the betting sites more than I trust public opinion polls. On Monday, the betting sites gave an 80% chance that Scotland’s voters will vote no to separation. The latest odds data from all the UK’s major betting companies show between 80% and 83% probability that Scotland will remain a part of the UK […]

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Few Jobs for STEM Majors

Written by Gary North on September 16, 2014

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Parents have been told to get their children into science, technology, engineering, and math — STEM. “STEM is the stepping stone to good jobs.” It turns out that most college grads who majored in STEM fields are unable to get jobs in these fields. Women engineers, yes. Industry needs token women to get the EEOC […]

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Is the Terminator Coming? Reflections on Moore’s Law

Written by Gary North on September 15, 2014

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Moore’s law: the number of transistors per square inch on a chip doubles every [??] months. The number of months gets shorter, decade by decade. The pace has accelerated since 1965, when Moore made his observation. It may be as low as 12 today. The cost of information keeps dropping. It gets less, decade by […]

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Video: When New Software Goes Dead for No Good Reason

Written by Gary North on September 13, 2014

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It happens. It has happened to you. It has happened to me. I have produced a video on this. Forewarned is forearmed. This deals with Nuance’s NaturallySpeaking Version 13, Premium edition. It is a good program (1) when it works, and (2) when you have a professional proofreader. I have the second. I cannot train […]

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Bad News for Somali Kidnappers: Cargo Ships Without Crews

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2014

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The free market is relentless in cutting costs. Next up: cargo ships without crews. Think of what this will do to Somali pirates. They can’t steer the ships. They can’t kidnap anyone. Their little boats cannot carry huge containers. Think of the unemployment this will create in Somalia. Here is a Third World nation, desperately […]

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No Picket Lines to Cross

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2014

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When was the last time you saw a picket line? I know: on network TV. I mean locally. When was the last time you went shopping, and you had to cross a union picket line? It has been decades for me. It’s a shame, really. I always enjoyed crossing a picket line when I was […]

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