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moral imbalance

Roger Lowenstein in the New York Times on Sunday: This [walking away from bad mortgages] would correct a prevailing imbalance: homeowners operate under a “powerful moral constraint” while lenders are busily trying to maximize profits

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Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities | eaves.ca

I’ve been worried about this for ages. [Closed Border, closed economy, closing opportunities | eaves.ca][1] “All this may sound unfortunate but it has significant implications, political and economic implications. International travel to the United States is down 10% in the … Continue reading

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Yeah! – Massachusetts sues U.S. over gay marriage rights| U.S.| Reuters

Massachusetts sues U.S. over gay marriage rights | U.S. | Reuters “BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ attorney general filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the U.S. government that seeks federal marriage benefits for about 16,000 gay and lesbian couples who have … Continue reading

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Before you polish that Chrome…

New Google Operating System, Chrome OS, Raises Privacy Concerns | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD “‘Competition in the OS market should always be welcome, but Google is the special case,’ Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy … Continue reading

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snob appeal or just appeal

From John Gruber‘s essay on touch keyboards and Apple: Apple tries to make things that many people love, not things that all people like. The key is that they’re not afraid of the staunch criticism, and often outright derision, that … Continue reading

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go design!

From the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines Aesthetic Integrity Although the ultimate purpose of an application is to enable a task, even if that task is playing a game, the importance of an application’s appearance should not be underestimated. This is … Continue reading

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the Iraq what?

From Dexter Filkins’s review of Thomas E Ricks’s The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008. That an undertaking as momentous and as costly as America’s war in Iraq could vanish so quickly from the … Continue reading

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Continuous Deployment == Fail Fast Software

I Just read Timothy Fitz’s post on Continuous Deployment: “This is a software release process implementation of the classic Fail Fast pattern. The closer a failure is to the point where it was introduced, the more data you have to … Continue reading

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so torqued up

A conversation in pictures It’s funny to me how people get so torqued up over IP stuff when nobody cares what they’re doing. John Gruber or Merlin Mann

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Please don’t give us software that works | ZDNet.com

Here’s an odd backhanded compliment to Apple’s iLife software: $800 Mac Mini? I’m all set, Apple | Education IT | ZDNet.com “However, even iLife has its drawbacks in an educational setting. It simply hands so much to the students that … Continue reading

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