Monthly Archives: September 2008

How it worked

Consider the Bear Stearns Alt-A Trust 2006-7, a $1.3 billion drop in the sea of risky loans. Here’s how it worked: As the credit bubble grew in 2006, Bear Stearns, then one of the leading mortgage traders on Wall Street, … Continue reading

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Ants are from Mars

Martialis heureka is a living relic of the earliest stages of ant evolution. Scientists have unearthed an ancient ancestor of ants from the soil of the Amazon rain forest that is probably the species from which all other ants evolved. … Continue reading

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New Features on WordPress

Appearantly, the version of WordPress running on the server has gotten a major upgrade. Unfortunately a busy RL schedule and a broken hand have limited out ability to fully explore this brave new world, but tonight, at the Thrusday … Continue reading

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First Female POTUS?

Only four days into her reign as John McCain’s “soul mate,” or “Trophy Vice,” as some bloggers are calling her, on the ticket known as “Maverick Squared,” Palin, the governor of Alaska, has already accrued two gates (Troopergate and Broken-watergate), … Continue reading

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Still Fighting the Last Century’s Wars

Google seems intent on following the same path to world domination as the previous heavyweight champ – Microsoft – by releasing a “better browser” of their own. Known as Google Chrome, its chief innovation seems to be putting the tabs … Continue reading

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