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robotic-security-guard

A tavern owner in Atlanta has created his own Dalek-esque Security robot. I drive past there some mornings, but have never seen it out - then again that's not prime crime time.

ryanair-adopt-new-security-procedures

The Register tips us off to Ryanair's new security procedures.

schneier-questions-need-for-himself

I read with delight this quote from omnipresent security pundit Bruce Schneier questioning the reasons for the existance of the security industry:

"We shouldn't have to come and find a company to secure our e-mail. E-mail should already be secure. We shouldn't have to buy from somebody to secure our network or servers. Our networks and servers should already be secure."

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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