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links for 2009-11-30

  • The realm of mortgage-backed securities, barely nascent in 1985, crystallized, matured, and became sclerotic at Internet speed in the new millennium. The fund-managers were revealed to be blind to the perils of their creation, driving their vehicle off the cliff convinced all the while they were flying. What additional evidence do we need? We are unable to deal with indeed we are oblivious to, the ramifications of applying overwhelming computing power without forethought into human affairs.
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links for 2009-11-27

  • When something goes wrong in Windows, you would hope that the error message dialog box would contain some helpful information to assist you in finding the solution to the problem. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. In fact, sometimes the error messages are downright confusing or at the very least, simply weird. In this gallery, we’ll take a look at 24 confusing or weird error messages.
  • Of all the glitzy emirates on the western shore of the Gulf, Dubai is easily the brashest. With the grenade it has just lobbed into the capital markets by calling for a six-month creditor standstill for its flagship Dubai World holding company, it is effortlessly living down to that reputation.

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