Hardest Simple Sliding-Block Puzzle

You can try this puzzle online.

From <a href=”http://www.economist.

Update: First Mass Producible Quantum Computer Chip

Wired picked up the story mentioned previously in Transcendental Generali

China Selling Dollars

In this Washington Post article (registra

Negative Personal Savings Rate

The San Francisco Chronicle had an <a href=”http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/01/08/BUG7IGJHEK1.DTL&typ

The Inverted Yield Curve 2

The New York Times has an <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/08/business/yourmoney/08view.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1136844578-qj+Slk9Zf/m8

Book Review: The God of Small Things

For the first third or so of this book by Arundhati Roy, nothing much happens. However, with an unconventional writing style that is light a

The Inverted Yield Curve

InvestorGeeks had a <a href=”http://www.investorgeeks.com/articles/2005/12/30/inverted-yield-curv

Economic Predictions for 2006

The Washington Post had a couple of good columns on what’ s in store for the economy in 2006. One from <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.c

Herds and Shepherds

Having followed the financial performance of two superb businesses, namely Starbucks (ticker symbol SBUX) and Bed Bath & Beyond (ticker symb

Alzheimer's Disease and Diabetes

A number of recent articles have suggested a connection between Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes. Art De Vany summarized the connection in h

Closed-End Funds

PBS’s Nightly Business Report on December 23rd interviewed an expert on closed-end funds. Like

Sweat Detection

This article made me laugh. The performanace of algorithms for fingerprint

What's in a Name?

Lest anyone doubt that the meanings of words are subject to change under the influence of socioeconomic forces, <a href=”http://www.npr.org/

Colored Bubbles

This Morning Edition article about the invention of colored bubbl

Winning Against Intelligent Design

The New York Times had a nice editorial (registr

Drucker on Accomplishment

Peter Drucker, in his autobiography, <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=transcenden05-20&camp=1789&creati

First Mass Producible Quantum Computer Chip

M Go Blue!

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Mexico has Corruption Too

Previously in Transcendental Generalization:

Since childh

Economic Indicators

Recently, I decided it makes sense to track economic indicators, their respective effects on various industries, and their trends. Such info

Spotting the Next Super Stocks

Jon Markman had an <a href=”http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/P1

Netflix Sneakiness

Don’t get me wrong, I love Netflix so much that I’ve given a subscription as a gift and seriously consi

Holiday Lights on Steroids

This came into my inbox. An amazing show of household holiday lights.

Japanese Emoticons ("Smileys")

Amazing how Japanese language, culture, and innovation are expressed in these altern

Hooray for the Indian Press!

Since childhood, during visits to India, I had observed that bribes must be paid to get things done there. Indians frequently and casually d

Dig Digg OR Digg Dug

Digg.com lets you submit stories for popular review. The most popular ones make it to the front page.