Video: When New Software Goes Dead for No Good Reason

Written by Gary North on September 13, 2014

naturally-speaking

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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Free Markets: Cheaper Goods, Greater Wealth, Better Jobs

Written by Gary North on September 12, 2014

What is the future of manufacturing? To begin to assess the answer, let us look at a chart of manufacturing throughout the world. This is not just the United States; this is Western Europe, Japan, and the whole world. As you can see, the percentage contribution of manufacturing to total economic production has declined steadily […]

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President Obama Announces Operation Enduring Burden

Written by Gary North on September 11, 2014

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On the evening of September 10, President Obama delivered a speech on ISIL, as he calls it, which everyone else calls ISIS. Here is his problem. ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Hardly any American knows what the Levant is. It’s the […]

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The Futility of Ideological Spam

Written by Gary North on September 11, 2014

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Every day, I get spam in my mailbox. I don’t really mind the spam in Chinese. Or the spam in Spanish. Or the spam in French. Or even the spam in Russian. I just blip it. I don’t know why somebody sent it to me, but I don’t care one way or the other. I […]

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100 Tiny Radios on a Chip. Then 1,000, 10,000, 100,000.

Posted on September 11, 2014

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A Stanford engineering team has built a radio the size of an ant, a device so energy efficient that it gathers all the power it needs from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its receiving antenna – no batteries required. Designed to compute, execute and relay commands, this tiny wireless chip costs pennies […]

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