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Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:00:07 +0000

 



Jon Stewart on Howard Stern

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:00:07 +0000

Enjoy this why this is online . . .   click for audio  

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10 Sunday Reads

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:00:56 +0000

My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The Robot Revolution Is Coming. Just Be Patient. (BloombergView) • This Market Isn’t Ready to Surrender (Barron’s) • Data Suggests Women Are Better (Behaved) Investors (Betterment) • 5 Flaws That Kill Student Loan Collection Lawsuits (New York Times) • Inside Google’s Struggle to Filter Lies from Breaking News (BloombergTechnology) see also Google Has Picked…

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The Problem With Apu

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:58 +0000

In The Problem With Apu, South Asian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu confronts his long-standing “nemesis” Apu Nahasapeemapetilon – better known as the Indian convenience store owner on The Simpsons. Creator and star Kondabolu discusses how this controversial caricature was created, burrowed its way into the hearts and minds of Americans, and continues to exist – intact…

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Film Role Importance by Gender

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:00:10 +0000

Very interesting comparison: Source: 1843

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MiB: Greg Sands, Costanoa Ventures & Netscape

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:00:02 +0000

Our conversation this weekend is with Greg Sands, founder of Costanoa Ventures. Sands was the first product manager at Netscape Communications, and created the business plan for the company. He also coined the name “Netscape.” Prior to founding Costanoa, Sands was a Managing Director at legendary venture fund Sutter Hill, where he invested in early stage…

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10 Weekend Reads

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:00:27 +0000

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Guatemala Antigua coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Elon Musk, Architect of Tomorrow: Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars (Rolling Stone) • The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse…

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The Blues Triangle

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:00:37 +0000

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller returns to Rose Theater for a journey through the Blues Triangle. I am excited about this!   Steve Miller, Jimmie Vaughan & Charlie Musselwhite Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play…

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 11.17.17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:00:36 +0000

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 17th, 2017 Positives: 1. U.S. stocks had their best day on Thursday since early September. 2. Industrial production rose 0.9% m/o/m, manufacturing rose 1.3%, both well above expectations. 3. Housing starts rose 13.7% to a 1.29 million annualized rate, above the 1.135 million expected. Permits came in at…

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Tesla’s New Supercar Trounces Ferrari

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:30:41 +0000

Tesla Keeps Scaring the Other Automakers Its cars are faster, while its innovations force the competition to play catch up. Bloomberg, November 17, 2017     Yesterday, Tesla Inc.1 founder and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk introduced the company’s new electric-powered tractor trailer. The “Semi” goes 500 miles on a charge, uses Tesla’s semiautonomous driving system,…

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