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Is Cheap Gas Bad, or Good?

It amazes me that some people can’t see how cheap gas immediately increases the standard of living for the overwhelming majority of Americans (and presumably others elsewhere). Why cheap gasoline is bad for America – Motoramic – Yahoo Autos: “Once…

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I had no idea synthetic noises were added to phone calls, great article Review: Kaweco Sport Skyline Fountain Pen in Black F Nib Charger 500 – The Race Inspired 1969 and 1970 Special Edition Dodge Charger My dad had this…

That’s A Lot of Carbon

Submitted without comment. … Okay, one comment. Wouldn’t holding this conference over Skype instead of in-person have saved untold tons of greenhouse emissions and set a good example? Lima Climate Talks Set for Record Carbon Footprint – US News: “Hardly…

Friday Links …

On the market: 1960s Ed Noonan-designed property in Paradise Valley, Arizona Excellent: Why debates over inflation are pointless, Scott Sumner You Should Visit Norway, If Only To Drive These Spectacular Roads Orion spacecraft powered by single-core processor previously found in…

Monday Links …

Very rare Volvo P 1900 How Technology Could Help Fight Income Inequality – NYTimes.com Nahahum Canyon House by Balance Associates Nakaya Dorsal Fin 2 in heki-tamenuri More on the Beast of Turin (28.5 liters) Artistic License – Futility Closet Siblings…

NPR’s Planet Money on Progress

I often listen to this podcast, NPR’s Planet Money. This recent episode was particularly good. Episode 586: How Stuff Gets Cheaper : Planet Money : NPR: “We tend to get obsessed with things that get more expensive over time —…

Friday Links …

I love this: Hands-On With The Nomos Zurich Worldtimer True Blue Could use an exhaust system: Hear a 28.5-liter land speed record car fire up for the first time in 100 years The Laffer Curve: Will Tax Cuts Pay for…

Wednesday Links …

Kaweco Skyline Sport Fountain Pen Review – edjelley HP Stream 11 Review: A $200 Windows Laptop That’s Worth the Price – WSJ In case you wondered how an internal combustion engine works Iced coffee the way you want it with…

Four and a Half Hours From Pluto

Love this story. We’re Finally Going To Visit Pluto! – DNews: “Since being launched into space in January 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has traveled nearly three billion miles to its mission, a six-month encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto.…

Monday Links …

Omaha’s Otter Pup Makes a Splash – ZooBorns Quill & Pad – Why I Bought It: Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon Omas Ogiva Alba Fountain Pen Review – edjelley.com London’s Hidden Horologists – WSJ HANDS-ON : with MB&F’s HM6 ‘Space…