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April 15th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-15 14:09
  Subject:   Efficient Market theory is bullshit and everyone knows it.
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"Wild things happen in the markets. And the markets have not gotten more rational over the years. They've become more followed. But when people panic, when fear takes over, or when greed takes over, people react just as irrationally as they have in the past."

http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/11/news/newsmakers/varchaver_buffett.fortune/index.htm

That's not some pinko lefty hippy saying that, it's WARREN BUFFET. Anyone with a shred of intellectual honesty knows that the 95% of the stock market is a huge herd of mooing idiots, following whoever is blowing their own horn loudest today. Always has been, always will be. The idea that the stock market is an "efficient market" is bullshit. It's the worlds biggest game of follow the leader. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-15 14:10
  Subject:   MapJack: Virtual tourism, web 2.0 style.
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http://mapjack.com/

Pretty cool little virtual tourism app. They must have spent a year taking all those 360 degree panoramic pictures. Mashing it up with Google maps so you can jump straight to an address, and then see a 360 degree picture of that location, makes this one slick little program. (It uses AJAX, natch, so you'll have to "temporarily enable" the site in NoScript. Temp enable google.com for associated Google maps fun.)

I'd love to put Boulder in this. Do you think they'd loan me one of their 360 degree cam and GPS rigs if I emailed them and asked?

Just to be absolutely sure I'm actually living in the year 2008, I should load this site up on my iPod Touch. ;]
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-04-15 16:49
  Subject:   125 Perl video tutorials.
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I was searching for a tutorial on Perl unit testing, and I came across this:

http://youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E7511681ABEA8635

It's a list of 120+ video tutorials on perl. Everything from the barest basics at video 1, up to "Perl Tutorial 119 - Regex: Lookahead & Lookbehind Assertions" at video 119.
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