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May 30, 2008

Subway Maps, overlay, by on ny turf

onnyturf overlays subway maps with street maps for New York City.
Useful ! And updated.

May 24, 2008

Hockey season peaks

2008 STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7)
1. Detroit vs. Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24
2. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m. Monday, May 26
3. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 28
4. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31
5. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Monday, June 2
6. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 8 p.m., if necessary Wednesday, June 4
7. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m., if necessary Saturday, June 7

Great live news at NHL.com.

Previously: 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs.

May 23, 2008

Consumer pharmacology of Provigil

I am really grinding my teeth. I am too hyper, too often,
madly jumping from one project to another, making lists with
even more zeal than normal. During a staff meeting in which
I know I am going to be grilled on topics I am extremely familiar
with, I feel like I am going to have a heart attack. Or at least a
panic attack. Are my fingers tingling or shaking or not actually
moving at all? I'm going a little crazy.

I can, for the first time, understand how people who are
heavily medicated feel crazy and out of control and even suicidal.

-- Like the Amazon.com customer reviews of drugs, but much
more entertaining.

May 22, 2008

Intergenerational Redistribution is Regressive

Decreasing marginal utility of stuff is an argument against
large current investments in climate change mitigation.
Basically, future generations will (presumably) be richer
than us. So, our sacrificing now to help them amounts
to a regressive intergenerational redistribution.

-- Overheard.

May 21, 2008

ARMs in Wachovia's closet

ARM (negative amortization option pay adjustable rate mortgages)
sales training at World Savings:

"So if I'm paying that minimum payment, I'm not actually
putting a dent in my principal though right? My principal and
interest they're just going to keep climbing up right?" the
borrower asks in the video tape. "It's optional," the broker
in the video replied.

Oakland, California's Golden West Financial Corp., the No. 2 U.S.
savings and loan specialized in ARMs, which comprise about
99 percent of its mortgage lending.

World Savings and Golden West are both now part of Wachovia.

May 12, 2008

How to argue, part 8

Yglesias' argument is emphatically about a practical,
politically feasible Democratic foreign policy, and not
about seizing the quasi-pacifist moral high ground.

-- CC@unfogged.