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The Rising Dollar's Relationship to Interest Rates

Previously in Transcendental Generalization:

Long-term interest rates ar

Who needs a time machine...

…when you can act on news before any one else? This article on NPR’

Preferred Edition of Bhagavad-Gita

A friend asked me which edition of the Bhagavad Gita I preferred. Family members have given me these, both of which are excellent in present

Vrindavan, Home of Krishna

Alex Chadwick, of NPR, did a nice three-part series on the city and its significance to Hindu devotees.

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History of Aphorisms

Here’s a book that will go on my list. NPR had an excellent interview

Map Maker for Microsoft Excel

For us Microsoft Excel power users, this seems pretty useful.

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Making a Diwali Lantern

I searched the web but could not find instructions for making a simple Diwali lantern, or “आकाश कंदील”. So here are mine.

History of the Secret Service

You may wonder why the US Secret Service has responsibilities as diverse as investigating fraud and protecting the President. At a recent <a

Australian Ad for Beer

This is a pretty cool big ad.

Not Your Father's PowerPoint

Here is a presentation on developments in digital identity</a

Detect Explosives with Wasps

I found this article fascinating. Scientists have

Security System Relies on Swagger

From this Discovery Channel article:

The gait-recognition

Timeline of Valerie Plame Leak

On and off, I’ve been following the controversy over the leak of Valerie Plame’s identity as an undercover CIA operative. It was never clear

Intelligent Design Discussion Broadcast

Last night, C-SPAN broadcast a lively debate on whether intelligent design should be taught in schools, sponsored by the American Enterprise

Atoms vs. Bits: Maps

Here is a debate I would love to see: Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of MIT’s Media Lab, <a href=”http://web.media.mit.edu/~nicholas/Wired/

Hyphenation Multiplication: The Name Police

An interesting front-page article in the 12 October Wall Street Journal describes how all Germans must register their names with the governm

A Lesson in Motivation

An inspiring article on NPR’s Morning Edition described how a sma

Pet Humor

This came into my inbox:

How many dogs does it take change a light bulb? 1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is yo

Colin Powell

In a recent speech, Colin Powell (surprisingly) was critical of the current administration’s policy of cutting taxes and spending. Powell st

Is Top-Down Strategy Intelligent Design?

Previously in Transcendental Generalization, I contemplated the difference between inte

Pez MP3 Player

OK, I’m dating myself, but I do remember Pez candy and the assorted dispensers it came in. So, I thought this retromodern <a href=”http://ww

Sanskrit Proverb

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If you think you love coffee...

here’s what Dave Barry had to say about Luwak coffee. <blockquo

Why Banks are Making Less Money 2

Previously in Transcendental Generalization, I discussed why banks have been making le