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congratulations-to-openid

for winning the 2007 Disruptor Award

hash-house-terrorists

In the latest completely stupid culture of fear incident, a couple of Hash House Harriers were arrested for putting flour on the ground near an Ikea. The sad part, well one of the sad parts, is that the man arrested is a German citizen who joined the running group to meet friends. Another sad part is this quote from the city spokesperson:

Mayorga said, "We can't take any situation lightly. We didn't know who these people were. We didn't know what this substance was and in the best interest of the citizens of New Haven, we had to take it seriously."
I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure there is no chemical or biological agent that is effective by being thrown on the ground in pile outside. What would be good is for the city to have a process whereby an uninformed officer can make a call to someone who then says there is no need to call the Police, Fire, Health, state police and FBI for someone playing a harmless game.

predictions-for-06

I wasn't inspired to do a predictions list until I read Eric Nolan's excellent identity predictions for 2006. First, I'll comment on some of his predictions, then later I'll post mine.

is-there-a-cheap-stock-issue-for-google-after-the

I'm no lawyer not a securities expert, but I have sold some companies and one issue we had to deal with when selling to a public company was "cheap stock". The concern is that a company might distribute stock cheaply to insiders before going public, then sell it at a premium. (I guess the regulation protects the existing shareholders?) It is also an issue for employees who get options before an IPO. Options that are granted with the strike price equal to the value of the underlying are not taxed because there is no gain. But if the next day the stock triples because of an IPO, was the valuation correct? Are taxes owed? This regulation makes more sense to me, because Uncle Sam likes his taxes.

drive-neutral-the-economics-of-carbon-neutrality

My wife and I have 3 kids and thus we have a big car. We bought the Suburban 5 years ago and the guilt has been building up. I'm a big believer in driving cars forever, so what do do?

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