Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

A Lesson In Marketing

A Tale of Two Kickstarter Campaigns: A $500K Difference from Marketing But the truth is right here: Reviv’s team is dedicated to this product category, while Natsu’s team is not. This is probably the most important thing on the list. … Continue reading

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Me, This Afternoon

But what I’m trying to un-damage from yesterday’s Sneak Attack Snowfall, isn’t a furnace … Furnace scene from A Christmas Story I’ve already assessed the damage, started the un-damaging, but I need to wait for the sun (thank god it’s … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Writer William Goldman

William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Writer of ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ Dies at 87 William Goldman, who won Oscars for his original screenplay for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and his adaptation of “All the President’s Men,” died on … Continue reading

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Fairness Creates Crybaby Snowflakes Who Create Nothing

The Unfair Advantage of Discomfort In 1962, psychologist Victor Goertzel published a book called “Cradles of Eminence: A Provocative Study of the Childhoods of Over 400 Famous Twentieth-Century Men and Women.” They selected individuals who had had at least two … Continue reading

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Boolean Moriarty?

Could Sherlock Holmes’s true nemesis have been a mathematician? A thorough comparison between Conan Doyle’s fictional Moriarty and the real Boole reveals numerous persuasive similarities. Both characters held chairs at small provincial universities; both won appointments on the basis of … Continue reading

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How Rental eScooters Affect Uber, Lyft, And Other “Rideshares”

I detest the term “sharing” for what is actually a commercial transaction. Stop it. Here are some thoughts from a “rideshare” driver on the impact of rental eScooters. 3 Ways Scooters Will Affect Rideshare Drivers And given all the press … Continue reading

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Dan Peña: W. Clement Stone’s Scam?

Whoa. He has the facts straight but the revelation is something I’ve never heard before! DAN’S SECRET TIP TO BECOME RICH | DAN RESPONDS TO BULLSHIT As the corrupt AbScam Congressman said, “Money talks. Bullshit walks.” Yup: Words of Wisdom … Continue reading

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iPad Pro Can Be A Classic Mac

Oh man … … that revs up my tech lust. I could never track down System 7 for my old LC III. I waited too long. It’s stuck on System 6. I don’t give a damn what anyone says. The … Continue reading

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What Is Killing 2018 iPhone Sales

Twitter: Apple has turned stupid but the buying public isn’t as stupid. I’ve ruled out getting an iPhone XR precisely because of the possibility that next year’s iPhone will have USB-C, so why do I want a phone that’s going … Continue reading

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Sneak Attack Snowfall

A coating to an inch became one to three inches and wound up with an official 6.4 inches in Central Park! And this wasn’t fluffy snow. Hell no. It was heavy AF and fell fast and kept going. The city … Continue reading

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