Links for 2014 10 24

Added on by C. Maoxian.

http://on.ft.com/1ytz6R9    

It’s a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Be a Uighur Pop Star) | TIME  

I’m Chevy Chase and You’re Not «  

ISN'T CHEVY CHASE AN ASSHOLE IN REAL LIFE?

Ditching Twitter  

THAT'LL SHOW 'EM!

Spy - Google Books  

CAN YOU ACTUALLY READ THESE ONLINE? COPYRIGHT, HELLO?

thefatjewish on Instagram  

1,533,017 followers AND COUNTING ... VIA FREDDIE

ランドセル天使のはね セイバン  

SEIBAN ... PREDICTABLY NO ENGLISH WEBSITE :)

Japanese school backpacks win the hearts, wallets of Chinese tourists - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun  

domestic makers trying to secure new markets in light of a dwindling number of schoolchildren in Japan ... hard-sided backpacks. The shops carried them in colors such as blue, dark brown and pink, in addition to the ubiquitous black and red.

Edelman's Steven Cao Resurfaces After 10-Week Absence  

"An Edelman spokesperson in China told the Holmes Report that Cao had returned to his family, but declined to comment on whether Cao remained an Edelman employee." 

ANY MAINSTREAM MEDIA MENTIONS?

Speeding from Beijing to Moscow on New Bullet Train | TheNanfang  

"The trip will cover more than 7,000 kilometers and last two days." ... NO CHARM IN THAT

检验房贷新政:北京二手豪宅一周卖出前几个月的量_财经频道_一财网  

"观湖国际小区附近一中介门店的工作人员也告诉记者,该小区单价在5.5万元/平方米的二手房,目前正以一天一套的速度在交易,售出的多为此前几个月积压的房源。" ... PRICES DOWN AROUND 4% ACCORDING TO MY SURVEY, LOTS OF DEMAND BUT PEOPLE WANT A "DEAL"

Internet giants' brawl ends with Qihoo 360's final loss - Xinhua | English.news.cn  

GUESS WHO WAS BETTER CONNECTED TO THE JUDGE?

Top Chinese umbrella exporter files for Hong Kong IPO as city protests continue | Reuters  

HEE HEE, I MISSED THIS ONE

Alibaba Aims to Extend Its Reach into Country's Rural Areas -  

ALREADY HAS AMAZING REACH, THUS IT'S GREAT VALUE

Samarkand Chinese wool rug, 11'6" x 11'10", $29,000.  

DRAGONS?

China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview with Teng Biao by Ian Johnson | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books  

GUYS LIKE TENG BIAO HAVE BALLS OF STEEL

"Like Running on Mars" - Runners share their Beijing Marathon Stories

"According to Philipps, less than one percent of runners wore safety masks, and many appeared oblivious to the dangers involved. “The organizers didn’t offer any advice about pollution – I’ve been told that some people received a message this morning [from the organizers], advising runners with respiratory diseases not to run. But I didn’t receive anything. I think the organizers should have postponed the race – there’s no way anyone should have attempted running without a mask.”" 

INSANE

Ethiopia’s Gebru Wins Beijing Marathon Amid ‘Hazardous’ Smog - Bloomberg  

"A runner from Kenya who led the race in the first 20 kilometers quit midway through, according to official China National Radio." ... HE WAS FOOLISH TO EVEN START THE RACE

19 Louisburg Sq, Boston, MA 02108 - Zillow  

JOHN KERRY'S PLACE IN BOSTON, PAID FOR WITH TERESA'S CATSUP MONEY?

方舟子博客 — “网络作家”请不要造谣这个时代  

TUMBLR NOT BLOCKED IN CHINA ... YET

Here’s why the name of Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement” is so subversive – Quartz  

"Cantonese language and culture will quickly wither" ... TRUE, BUT IT'S TOO LATE AND CAN'T BE SAVED (taiwan is another matter, they could actively protect and preserve their culture like the japanese have)

Zhou Xiaoping, Director of History - China Digital Times (CDT)  

"tendency to blatantly disregard historical accuracy" ... CAN'T BLAME THE KID, HE WAS NEVER TAUGHT ANY OF THIS STUFF

Is the Chinese Economy About to Fall Off a Cliff?  

"While it is difficult to determine with precision when the breakpoint will be reached … a major deleveraging must occur at some point—it cannot be forestalled forever,” the report says. “Nor can China grow out of the problem. Anticipated nominal GDP growth comes nowhere close to being able to service the debt that has been accumulated since 2009. Something’s got to give.”" 

TIME YOUR EXIT CAREFULLY

Chinese Law Prof Blog  

"Few observers expected radical proposals – for example, institutional changes that would make the Party itself more accountable to legal norms" ... LOL, OH YEAH, THAT

Dongguan’s Sex Trade Is Back | TheNanfang  

"Since being allowed to reopen, 2,684 entertainment operators, or 80 percent of the city’s entertainment businesses, have signed a pledge promising not to provide services related to gambling, drugs and prostitution." ... WE PROMISE NOT TO MAKE ANY MONEY IN FUTURE

China House Prices YOY  

YEP, ON THE WAY DOWN AS AN ILL WIND BLOWS

China's strangest buildings, from pairs of pants to ping-pong bats | Art and design | The Guardian  

HAD NOT SEEN THE TEAPOT BUILDINGS BEFORE

Matt Burgess on Twitter: "The chair of a House of Lords committee looking at drones was "horrified" when she recently discovered Google Maps http://t.co/ic9Ronu0d6"  

I COULD SEE THE ROSES IN MY GARDEN ...

Judd Legum on Twitter: "Here's a pic of Ted Cruz's Deputy Chief Of Staff's ridiculous Ebola tweet, which he already deleted http://t.co/av1BNczOM8"  

LOL, CAN'T BE A DUMBSHIT IN THE DIGITAL AGE BECAUSE NOTHING CAN BE DELETED

Use A Fake Location For Cheap Airfare - Business Insider  

"I start again, but this time I click on the upper right-hand corner and select Colombia as my country and English as my language. (Other airlines may not always offer the ability to keep using the site in English. How good is your Spanish?) It’s not using the same thing as a VPN, but this mimics the idea that you are buying from a different location other than the U.S." 

AND CLEAR YOUR COOKIES

Inbox by Gmail - the inbox that works for you  

NO DON'T AUTO BUNDLE MY EMAILS, GOOGLE

Our favorite productivity and GTD app suite for Mac, iPhone, and iPad - The Sweet Setup  

NAH YOU'LL NEVER USE IT

Large Work Bag  

"Each bag is hand treated with unique aged effect." ... THIS IS WHY IT COSTS ONLY $600

92 all time highs 2014 10 23  

Apple Inc 
Facebook Inc 
Home Depot 
Amgen Inc 
Union Pacific Corp 
CVS Corp 
3M Company 
Celgene Corp 
Lowe's Companies 
General Dynamics Corp 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Automatic Data Processing 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
CSX Corp 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Kroger Company 
Illumina Inc 
Equity Residential 
L Brands Inc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Davita Healthcare Partners Inc 
Northeast Utilities 
Genuine Parts Company 
Dte Energy Company 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc 
C.R. Bard 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
American Water Works 
Federal Realty Investment Trust 
Palo Alto Networks Inc 
Snap-On Inc 
Gartner Inc 
Ugi Corp 
Partnerre Ltd 
NVR Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Team Health Holdings 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Validus Holdings 
Vectren Corp 
Steris Corp 
First American Corp 
Idacorp Inc 
Portland General Electric Company 
Sovran Self Storage 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Southwest Gas Corp 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Murphy USA Inc. Common Stock Wh 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Hudson Pacific Properties 
Acadia Realty Trust 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
American Assets Trust 
Grupo Aeroportuario Del Centro 
Mge Energy Inc 
American States Water Company 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
Super Micro Computer 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Apogee Enterprises 
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Natus Medical Inc 
Summit Hotel Properties 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Standex International Corp 
Neenah Paper 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Depomed Inc 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Eros International Plc 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Amreit Inc 
Installed Building Products I 
Tree.Com 
Tubemogul Inc 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Intersect Ent Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Regulus Therapeutics Inc 
Biospecifics Technologies Corp 
Superior Uniform Group 
Newtek Business Services Inc 
Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Flanigan's Enterprises 
Forward Pharma A/S

Beijing Formally Charges 81-Year-Old Writer Who Published Memoirs of Victims of Mao Era nyti.ms/1z1LcE1  

ANY AND ALL DISSENT MUST BE CRUSHED UNDER THE PARANOID XI REGIME

30 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates  

WHY ARE YOU STILL RENTING?

Rex Reed Reviews ‘Low Down’ | New York Observer  

HAWKES REALLY GOOD IN THE SESSIONS (ONE OF MY TOP TEN MOVIES FROM 2012 OR WHENEVER IT CAME OUT) .. SO THIS HAS PROMISE

The Milgram experiment in real life  

"In the video, you see a McDonald's manager take a phone call from a man pretending to be a police officer. The caller orders the manager to strip search an employee. And then much much worse." ... SCARY

Yahoo Finance - Beat the Market.  

DOWNLOADED THE APP, LAME ... NO CHARTING

Heartbreaking Portraits Of Really Old Dogs demilked.com/old-faithful-o… sorry its tuff to find good finance links to share in post Weisenthal era  

Best time to buy international tickets is 171 days - almost 6 months - before the flight. on.wsj.com/1wphxAr pic.twitter.com/xLbjy9iBde  

YEP AND BOOK ON A TUESDAY

The man behind the mother of all commodity bubbles, Nelson Bunker Hunt, remembered in this terrific obit by @bobivry mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…  

CORNERED SILVER (briefly)

Miles Davis meets Kenny G. - Imgur  

LOL GREAT PIC, VIA ADAM

Janis Joplin Channel

Added on by C. Maoxian.

First 50 songs the Pandora algo generated:

  • Janis Joplin -- Summertime
  • Jimi Hendrix -- Foxey Lady (Live)
  • The Doobie Brothers -- Listen To The Music
  • Joe Cocker -- Feeling Alright
  • Janis Joplin -- Get It While You Can
  • Jefferson Airplane -- Someone To Love (Live At The Fillmore East)
  • Buffalo Springfield -- For What It's Worth (Live 1967)
  • Ray Charles -- Hit The Road Jack
  • Janis Joplin -- One Good Man
  • Tracy Chapman -- Give Me One Reason
  • Ike & Tina Turner -- Proud Mary
  • The Beatles -- Something / Blue Jay Way (Transition)(Love Version)
  • Janis Joplin -- Summertime (Live At Woodstock)
  • Procol Harum -- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • Joe Cocker -- Feelin' Alright
  • Dusty Springfield -- Son Of A Preacher Man
  • The Doors -- Love Me Two Times (Take 3)
  • Janis Joplin -- I Need A Man To Love
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company -- Ball And Chain
  • The Beatles -- I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Ten Years After -- I'd Love To Change The World
  • Janis Joplin -- Me And Bobby McGee (Take 5 - Alternate - 7.28.70)
  • Free -- All Right Now
  • The Temptations -- Ain't Too Proud To Beg
  • Jimi Hendrix -- Bleeding Heart
  • Janis Joplin -- A Woman Left Lonely
  • The Doors -- Twentieth Centruy Fox
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company -- Summertime
  • Jimi Hendrix -- Hear My Train A Comin' (Live AT The Fillmore East)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival -- I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • Janis Joplin -- Little Girl Blue
  • Jimi Hendrix -- Hear My Train A Comin'
  • The Zombies -- Time Of The Season (Mono Version)
  • Jefferson Airplane -- White Rabbit (Live At The Fillmore East)
  • Janis Joplin -- Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) (Live At Woodstock)
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival -- I Put A Spell On You
  • The Rolling Stones -- Beast Of Burden
  • Jimi Hendrix -- Catfish Blues
  • Big Brother & The Holding Company -- Flower In The Sun (Studio Outtake)
  • Bob Marley -- Three Little Birds (Alternate Mix)
  • Janis Joplin -- Trust Me
  • The Rolling Stones -- Angie
  • The Beatles -- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  • Johnny Cash -- Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
  • Sam & Dave -- Hold On, I'm Comin'
  • Janis Joplin -- Cry Baby (The Mono Single Masters)
  • Jimi Hendrix -- All Along The Watchtower (Live ... Isle Of Wight)
  • The Beatles -- Help!
  • Fleetwood Mac -- Landslide (Live 1997)
  • Led Zeppelin -- Bron-Yr-Aur

Links for 2014 10 23

Added on by C. Maoxian.

toca t shirt 

get for baby and brother xmas gifts

Yvonne Leung, who stole show in talks with HK govt, has been top debater since high school! buff.ly/1FHEBQX Old teammates cheering 

AND SHE'S KINDA CUTE

L'OCCITANE en Provence_China 

北京朝阳大悦城店 010-85525833 北京市朝阳区朝阳北路101号1F09 
北京王府井百货店 010-85114362 北京市东城区王府井大街255号王府井百货1层 
北京国贸商城店 010-65051085 北京朝阳区建国门外大街1号, 中国国际贸易中心, 国贸商城地下一层NA138铺 
北京汉光百货店 010-66019809 北京西城区西单北大街176号, 北京汉光百货一层 
北京东方广场店 010-85151656 北京市东城区东长安街1号北京东方广场, 东方新天地商场一层, AA19铺 
北京百盛复兴门店 010-66026076 北京市西城区复兴门内大街101号 
北京新光天地店 010-65331196 北京市朝阳区建国路87号华贸中心商贸广场D1018号柜位 
北京当代商城店 010-62696178 北京市中关村大街40号当代百货 
北京来福士店 010-84094006 北京市东城区东直门南大街1号1层,L1-19铺 
北京双安店 010-62152798 北京市海淀区北三环西路38号 
北京新世界崇文门店 010-67086128 北京市崇文区崇文门外大街3号新世界商场1期1楼 
北京百盛太阳宫店 010-84268377 北京市朝阳区七圣中街12号院一号楼 太阳宫百盛 
北京翠微公主坟店 010-68230210 北京市海淀区复兴路33号翠微大厦 
北京新东安店 010-65261310 北京市东城区王府井大街138号1楼118店铺 
北京华联阜成门店 010-88363727 北京市西城区阜外大街1号BHG(北京)百货有限公司阜成门店一楼 
北京西单老佛爷店 010-6600705 北京市西城区西单北大街110号西单老佛爷一层 
北京西单大悦城店 010-58310308 北京市西城区西单北大街131号西单大悦城2F-26A/35C号店铺 
北京望京新世界店 010-84764571 北京市朝阳区望京广顺南大街16号院1-2号楼欧舒丹专柜 

ORIENTAL PLAZA STORE IS CLOSED

Maglev Train Seen Making Washington-to-Baltimore Trip at 311 MPH - Bloomberg 

MASS TRANSIT IN AMERICA A SHAMBLES

Owen Williams on Twitter: "If Microsoft made a smart watch…. http://t.co/NKRRVK4bbA" 

CUTE

92 all time highs 2014 10 21 

Apple Inc 
Facebook Inc 
Home Depot 
CVS Corp 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Nike Inc 
Celgene Corp 
Costco Wholesale Corp 
Lowe's Companies 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Automatic Data Processing 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
American Electric Power Company 
Kroger Company 
Equity Residential 
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. 
Illumina Inc 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Edison International 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Davita Healthcare Partners Inc 
Northeast Utilities 
Dte Energy Company 
Genuine Parts Company 
Hormel Foods Corp 
Nordstrom 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Church & Dwight Company 
Ball Corp 
Markel Corp 
American Water Works 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Federal Realty Investment Trust 
Airgas Inc 
Cintas Corp 
Navient Corporation 
Snap-On Inc 
Hasbro Inc 
Gartner Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Hain Celestial Group 
Partnerre Ltd 
Global Payments Inc 
Leggett & Platt Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Akorn Inc 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Vectren Corp 
Icon Plc 
Amtrust Financial Services 
Steris Corp 
HSN Inc 
Landstar System 
Acadia Healthcare Company Inc 
Idacorp Inc 
Portland General Electric Company 
Sovran Self Storage 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Heartland Express 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Receptos Inc 
Acadia Realty Trust 
Om Asset Management Ltd. 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
American Assets Trust 
Mge Energy Inc 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
Super Micro Computer 
Natus Medical Inc 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Amreit Inc 
Vascular Solutions 
Federated National Holding Company 
Tree.Com 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. 
Omniamerican Bancorp 
Regulus Therapeutics Inc 
Biospecifics Technologies Corp 
Straight Path Communications In 
USD Partners LP

Russia Loses Oil Ally in De Margerie After Moscow Crash - Bloomberg 

"one of Russia’s most outspoken allies in its efforts to avoid economic quarantine" 

REASON HE NEEDED TO BE ELIMINATED

32-1056 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Ninole, HI 96773 is For Sale - Zillow 

MARKED DOWN FROM 26.5 MM TO 10 MM ... YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THE APARTMENTS IN BEIJING THAT GO FOR 10 MM ;-)

Messenger Help | - SLN24720 - MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later: Yahoo Messenger is not compatible 

NERD HUMOR

Yahoo Finance launches new interactive charts | Yahoo Finance 

The charts are dynamic and run real-time data provided by NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. 

NO MORE DELAYS?

Kyle Boo Russell on Twitter: "“You do this for 16 hours a day? That’s so crazy!” http://t.co/C9VoYmcdMU" 

COULD BE MANY GOOD CAPTIONS ... OF COURSE IF A CHINESE BOY COOK COULD BE TRYING TO PICK HIM UP

Brattle Street Capital 

"Seeing that you are down big (or up big) on a position will subconsciously color your ability to assess if risk/reward is still favorable." ... THAT'S WHY YOU ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS SET A STOP WHEN YOU ENTER

Better (and deeper) than many attempts I've heard: RT @goldkorn: Mark Zuckerberg speaking Chinese quite charming facebook.com/video.php?v=10… 

TERRIBLE TONES BUT HE'S GOT GAME, GOOD FOR HIM (and priscilla)

Transparent -- S01 E01

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Recommended by a Twitter buddy ... put off by the bouncy camera at first but then it calmed down.  Has the hairy-lipped girl from Girls (Adam's psycho sister) and Larry Gopnik's hot neighbor as cast members ... intrigued me enough to try another episode, but we'll see how far I carry on.

Links for 2014 10 22

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Sticker Shock Doesn't Stop the Chinese From Buying iPhones - Bloomberg  

"The iPhone 6 goes for 5,288 yuan ($864) at the Apple Store. That's a pricey phone no matter where you're from, but especially in China, where the most popular Xiaomi smartphones go for about a third of the price. Yet, the Chinese are buying iPhones. " 

THEY ALSO BUY A LOT OF MERCEDES

Years Later, CCTV May Finally Be Moving Into Its Headquarters - China Real Time Report - WSJ  

MY FAVORITE BUILDING IN BEIJING, MAYBE THE WORLD ... A REAL BEAUTY (covered in dust)

Britain is a world leader in exporting creeps » Spectator Blogs  

"you may remember John Ross, from Socialist Action, a Trotskyist entryist group into the Labour Party. If you do not remember him, your taxes still paid for him. Ken Livingstone hired Socialist Action activists on six-figure salaries because he knew they would be loyal to him in all circumstances: cultishness and subservience to the leader being natural bedfellows. Ross and the rest of the clique went on to take redundancy of around £200,000 a head from the London taxpayers when the voters threw out Livingstone in 2008."

WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED IT?

China likely will never open all files on painful past, official says | Reuters  

NEVER SAY NEVER

China Nears Deal with Mexico to Export Bullet Trains for First Time -  

THEY HAVE SOME REAL KNOW-HOW HERE, INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires - Bloomberg  

"Pastor told police before she died on May 21 that she had no idea who would want to attack her ... ordered the ambush in order to access the 77-year-old matriarch’s estate" ... SUNNY PLACE FOR SHADY PEOPLE 

"owns thousands of apartments in the city-state" ... DON'T TELL BILL GATES ABOUT THESE RENTIERS

Leveraged Money Spurs Selloff as Record Treasuries Trade - Bloomberg  

"The result was a frenzy. U.S. government debt volume surged to an all-time high of $946 billion at ICAP Plc, the world’s largest interdealer broker, more than 40 percent above the previous record. About 11.9 billion shares changed hands on U.S. equity exchanges on Oct. 15, the most since the European debt crisis of 2011." ... HAVEN'T SEEN A (BOND) BUYING PANIC LIKE THAT IN AWHILE

Republicans Pave Way to All-White Future - Bloomberg View  

"deep anxieties" stirred by "brown migrants sneaking over from Mexico," 

WHO'S GOING TO MOW LAWNS AND PICK BEANS THEN?

McDonald’s Costly Burgers Send Diners to Fancier Rivals: Retail - Bloomberg  

"While the company still offers several items for $1, its menu is quietly getting more expensive." 

OR THE PACKAGES ARE SHRINKING

方舟子炮轰周小平满嘴跑火车:他梦游美利坚(图) | www.wenxuecity.com  

SCRUBBED FROM WEIBO AND ALL THE OTHER MAJORS IN CHINA

Minitrue: Fang Zhouzi Digs into Zhou Xiaoping - China Digital Times (CDT)  

"President Xi’s praise for Zhou has raised eyebrows on both Weibo [Chinese] and Twitter" 

XI IS PROVING THE CHINA FANTASY THESIS CORRECT

Property: How Beijing has captured China's middle-class  

'Chinese planners, real estate tycoons, and citizens alike appear to share a passion for gated communities.' 

SI HE YUAN THE ULTIMATE GATED COMPOUND OF COURSE

Language Log » Rule of / by law  

"Conclusion: When fǎzhì 法治 is being used to designate the application of law as it is conceived of by the Chinese Communist Party, I would be very careful always to translate it as "rule by law". When we are referring to the application of law as it is conceived of in the West, then I would be careful to translate it as "rule of law"." 

GOOD CONCLUSION

China Attack Aims at iCloud, Apple’s Service for Storage - NYTimes.com  

"“The Chinese government could no longer sniff traffic, so they intercepted that traffic between the browser and the iCloud server,” Mr. Sutton said." 

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The Taco Bar - Food & Drink - Time Out - Beijing  

Open 
11.30am-2pm Tue-Fri, 5.30pm-late Tue-Sat, 11.30am-late Sun 
Telephone 6501 6026 
Travel: Tuanjiehu (Line 10) 
English address Unit 10, Electrical Research Institute (Next to Home Plate), Nan Sanlitun Lu, (next to Home Plate) Chaoyang district 
Chinese address 朝阳区北京机电院南三里屯路10号 

\HOT LUNCH DATE WITH CURLY HAIRED CUTIE NEXT WEEK

iPhoto for iOS (iPad): Post photos on the web  

Post photos on Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook 
Sign in to your account, if you haven’t done so already. From the Home screen on your iOS device, tap Settings, and tap Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook. Then enter your account information or create a new account. 

Tap a photo, album, or event and tap . 

Tap one of the following: 

Twitter: Tweets your photo. 

Flickr: Adds your photo to your Flickr account. 

Facebook: Adds your photo to your Facebook account. 

HMMM ERRORS HAPPEN

PBOC Gives Banks 300 Bln Yuan Reason to Start Lending More -  

DOESN'T MATTER, EVERY REAL ESTATE DEAL I'VE EVER SEEN DONE IS ALL CASH, SAME AS IT EVER WAS

Mike Rohde’s Everyday Carry Gear — Tools and Toys  

THE CONTENTS OF ANOTHER BALD BUT GOATEED GEN X GUY'S BAG

WHAT'S IN YOUR PURSE, DEAR?

You had one job on Twitter: "Good luck cyclists. http://t.co/ahIkEfO3hZ"  

NICE GAG

Jonno Turner on Twitter: "It's cologne. COLOGNE. http://t.co/0f1XcF4PQF"  

COLON CLEANSING

69 all time highs 2014 10 21  

Amgen Inc 
Unitedhealth Group Inc 
Nike Inc 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
CSX Corp 
Crown Castle International Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
L Brands Inc 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Davita Healthcare Partners Inc 
Monster Beverage Corp 
Genuine Parts Company 
Nordstrom 
Hormel Foods Corp 
Clorox Company 
Netease Inc 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Church & Dwight Company 
Markel Corp 
Ball Corp 
American Water Works 
Airgas Inc 
Tesoro Petroleum Corp 
Snap-On Inc 
Hasbro Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Akorn Inc 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Michaels Companies Inc. 
Vectren Corp 
Amtrust Financial Services 
HSN Inc 
Landstar System 
Idacorp Inc 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Knight Transportation 
Heartland Express 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
Receptos Inc 
Acadia Realty Trust 
Om Asset Management Ltd. 
Churchill Downs Inc 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Kite Pharma Inc. 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
National Beverage 
Natus Medical Inc 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Rentrak Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Zoe'S Kitchen Inc. 
Heritage Insurance Holdings 
Immune Design Corp. 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc. 
Biospecifics Technologies Corp 
Pfenex Inc. 
Townsquare Media Llc 
Atara Biotherapeutics Inc.

Going to be joining Bloomberg to launch a new markets site and a new TV show. Details here ---> nytimes.com/2014/10/22/bus…  

FLATTERY WILL GET YOU EVERYWHERE

RT @BloombergNews: Markets need $200 billion from central banks each quarter to keep markets afloat, Citigroup says: bloom.bg/1DwnejY  

IS THAT ALL?

More on the supposed breach of user information suffered by iPhone users in China (NYT): ow.ly/D7WMN  

In 2011, 61% of the firearm deaths in America were from suicides. Great @dylanmatt post bit.ly/125Lyfl  

HANDGUN BREAKDOWN?

Smile! Is Zhou Xiaoping the new face of Chinese public opinion? foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/… pic.twitter.com/Qq8n3epbn7  

KID HAS A PRETTY MOUTH

Congrats to Joe W. We’ll miss him. RT @businessinsider: Bloomberg Hires BI EE Joe Weisenthal To Host New TV Show read.bi/1uBa3b0   

CLIMBER FOR SURE

Links for 2014 10 21

Added on by C. Maoxian.

https://vimeo.com/108704415 

CHI YIN "THE PROFESSOR" SIM

Will Unrest In Egypt Strengthen The Chinese Government? | The Sinocism China Newsletter 

"The Chinese leaders are not stupid; quite the opposite in fact. They know that inflation, unaffordable housing, labor issues and corruption are huge problems that may ultimately threaten their rule. Various special interest groups (such as real estate developers, local governments and SOEs) have grown quite powerful and have thwarted progress on some of these issues, especially real estate and further economic liberalization. But the Party has proven itself amazingly resilient over the last six decades, and most analysts underestimate its ability to adapt and neutralize both external and internal threats to its rule."

YES INDEED

Gadgets have been discontinued - Microsoft Windows 

Gadgets are no longer available on our website because the Windows Sidebar platform in Windows 7 and Windows Vista has serious vulnerabilities.

How to remove Caps Lock indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen - ThinkPad - Lenovo Support (US) 

Solution 
To remove the Caps Lock On indicator from displaying permanently on desktop screen. 

[Windows XP] 

Click Start, then click Control Panel. 
Double-click on Display icon, then click on Settings tab. 
Click on the Advanced button, then click on On-Screen Display tab. 
Under "Indicator settings for NumLock and CapsLock" section, look for "While the numeric lock or caps lock is ON" section, choose the "Show the indicator for a few seconds" option. 
Click Apply, then click OK, and click OK to close the window. 

BASTARDS RUINED THE OLD THINKPAD

Woman disappears at Golden Hole on the Russell River, south of Cairns | The Courier-Mail 

“It’s a very difficult area (to search), with rocky boulders and thick jungle. It’s a painstaking process.”

List of newspapers in Australia by circulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Newspaper City State/ 
Territory Circulation Owner 
Herald Sun Melbourne Victoria 515,500 News Limited 
The Daily Telegraph Sydney New South Wales 374,395 News Limited 
The Courier-Mail Brisbane Queensland 216,638 News Limited 

SEE WHY RUPERT GOT RICH?

Questions over woman's 17-day bush ordeal | Herald Sun 

He says the probability of becoming lost in the area was quite small but possible, adding that it was also possible for someone to survive in the bush for 17 days. 

OF COURSE SHE COULD GET LOST, ESP. IF HIGH ... WEIGHT LOSS AND SUNBURN NO JOKE

Drug psychosis possible explanation for woman’s disappearance | The Courier-Mail 

During the search, her mother Deidre Sharrock told The Courier-Mail how she feared her daughter had fallen foul of figures behind an illicit “ice” crime syndicate. 

Her partner Heath Cassady reported her missing after they went to “chill out” at the site near Queensland’s highest peak Mt Bartle Frere on September 21. He said the pair had been on a drug and alcohol-fuelled “bender” in Mission Beach in the days before she disappeared. 

He said they had argued and he had left his “tired and emotional” lover to walk down the creek to cool off. She followed him, went the wrong way, and ended up lost in dense rainforest. 

REAL WINNERS, THIS CREW .. FATTY WITH TATS AND CIGGY (lovely child tho)

Qld cops wrap-up missing woman case 

SHANNON Leah Fraser stumbled out of the bush on Wednesday about 30 metres from the spot where she was last seen on September 21, at a swimming hole south of Cairns. ... Her incredible tale of survival triggered doubts, with police even saying they were confident the extensive search would have located her. 

SO IT WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT?

Familiar Ground : Architectural Digest 

ANOTHER BORING BOXSACKIE IN COXSACKIE (hudson a great river though)

West imposes double standards regarding its own interests - Global Times 

Farman Nawaz, a Pakistani columnist and runs an Urdu Weekly newspaper in Pakistan

Man-in-the-middle attack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other over a private connection, when in fact the entire conversation is controlled by the attacker

Jules Bianchi Crash - YouTube 

OOPH, TV CAMERAMAN NEAREST CAPTURED IT ALL ... ALIVE BUT BRAIN DEAD?

Deirdre Wang Morris (@deeTVee) | Twitter  

DEAR-DRA (Dee for short) ex- @CNBCWorld. Half-Taiwanese-half-Canadian, full financial news geek w particular love/hate for Chinese mkts. 

ANOTHER HUNXUE ON TEEVEE

Ten arts one-liners from “Big Daddy Xi” - China Media Project  

IF YOU'RE NOT PICKING UP ON THE LINE THIS GUY IS PUTTING OUT AND MAKING YOUR EXIT PLANS, THEN YOU CAN'T BE HELPED

25 ALL TIME HIGHS 2014 10 20  

Crown Castle International Corp
L Brands Inc 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
American Water Works 
Navient Corporation 
Hasbro Inc 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Csr Plc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
American Realty Capital Healthc 
New Residential Investment Corp 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
National Beverage 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Zoe'S Kitchen Inc. 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Amreit Inc 
Tree.Com 
Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc.

50 Best Book To Movie Adaptations | TotalFilm.com  

The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Road (2009)
...
The Shining (1980)

SLIDESHOW NOT LOADING SMOOTHLY FOR ME

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED  

"Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster ... embrace the powerful agency of culture" 

DON'T BE DUMB ENOUGH TO WRITE PHRASES LIKE 'EMBRACE THE POWERFUL AGENCY OF CULTURE'

The Best Gear for Small Apartments | The Sweethome  

SHRINKING SPACES ... WONDERFUL NEW NORMAL PIECE

Steve Vilnit on Twitter: "Want to know what oysters do for the environment? The water in both tanks is the same. The one on the rt has oysters. http://t.co/jLeZ2RRAqo"  

TRASH TO TREASURE

Jason Scott on Twitter: "Social Media at its best. http://t.co/IDDcMsge1M"  

KIWI HUMOR

Dean Murphy on Twitter: "One of the toughest decisions I had to make as a child, was a complete lie...What is even real anymore? http://t.co/03IioVeg64"  

NEVER PLAYED MARIO BROS

Total CEO De Margerie dies in Moscow plane crash, Interfax says bloom.bg/1vEpovK via @BloombergNews pic.twitter.com/hT4TjKrat7  

ANYONE ELSE ON PLANE? (only the crew)

"crashed into a snowplow" ... OR THE SNOWPLOW CRASHED INTO THEM, THE STORIES I'VE HEARD OUT OF RUSSIA ARE HORRIFYING, ESP. IN ENERGY SECTOR

"Twitter started out as a developer-friendly company, then they became a developer-hostile company, and now they're—" marco.org/2014/10/20/wsj…  

The problem is still the complete power over an increasingly important communication medium residing in a single company and its single centralized service.

WHOSE PROBLEM?

What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal nyti.ms/1xyfNWi "TO VAMPIRES!"  

Hong Kong Leader Reaffirms Tough Stance on Elections and Economic Discontent nyti.ms/1r0I7vZ

The Singing Detective -- Episode 5 (Pitter Patter)

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Nicola, come here. Come back, you bitch. Nicola, come here, come back, you bitch. Nicola, come here you filthy little slut. You disgusting tramp, Nicola, you two-bit rutting whore, Nicola, come here! You heartless bitch! Nicola! Who're you opening your legs for now, you rutting bitch? You filthy bag of filth, Nicola! You whore, come here. You stinking, heartless, rutting piece....

Movies Watched -- Gravity

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Broke at the one hour mark then couldn't get into it when I came back and ended up fast forwarding to the end ... Sandra Bullock lost a serious amount of body fat for this role but her tits still looked great which makes me wonder if they're real ... she's 50 years old with the body of someone half her age ... anyway, some really spectacular technical wizardy for the space shots, must have been amazing on the big screen ... girl power thing ... if you want to watch a survival movie from 2013 see "All Is Lost" instead. Can't recommend this one but will give it a yellow rating despite fast forwarding.

Netflix After Hours

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The other day on Twitter I asked how liquid NFLX was when it crashed since I was away from the desk ... no one replied because I'm followed only by bots and fantasy footballers, so I had to look it up on my own. It fell from 448 to 336 in the first 15 minutes after the close.  Must have been impossible to short it as it collapsed.  The next morning it opened around $332 and rallied to $360. If trading were easy, everyone would be rich.

Links for 2014 10 20

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Bracing: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong wapo.st/1szZO8E @washingtonpost  

Rich parents can afford to spend more time and money on their kids ... Affluent parents talk to their kids three more hours a week on average than poor parents ... rich high school dropouts remain in the top about as much as poor college grads stay stuck in the bottom — 14 versus 16 percent, respectively. Not only that, but these low-income strivers are just as likely to end up in the bottom as these wealthy ne'er-do-wells. Some meritocracy.

HOW'S THIS FOR A BIFURCATED AMERICA PIECE? IT HAS *ALWAYS* BEEN THIS WAY, PEOPLE JUST NOTICING NOW

Fed's Yellen: “The extent and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concern me." federalreserve.gov/newsevents/spe…  

BUBBIE FROM BERKELEY

 

RT @WSJ: China's property slump is worsening as ailing property sector hits households and industries on.wsj.com/ZBLvpC...  

  

John Ross, the export that England is NOT so proud of blogs.spectator.co.uk/nick-cohen/201… @beijingcream's expose by @MrRFH discussed  

  

Hong Kong’s Leader Blames Foreigners for Fanning Protests - Bloomberg buff.ly/1t138Lt  

  

This Is How Judges Humiliate Pregnant Teens Who Want Abortions  

In 11 states, minors who don't get consent from parents are forced to go before a judge to get approval for an abortion.

ARE THEY ALL IN DIXIE? WHAT HAPPENED TO LIVE FREE OR DIE IN NH??

When Our Troops Are Abandoned and Neglected at Home: 6 Stories | Longreads Blog  

OWS SHOULD HAVE ENLISTED THESE GUYS ... THEY HAVE THE SKILLS TO ELIMINATE A LIST OF TARGETS AND ARE HAPPY TO WORK FOR A CAUSE

Top 10 Apps (measured by Uniques)  

FACEBOOK 
YOUTUBE 
GOOGLE PLAY 
GOOGLE SEARCH 
PANDORA 
GOOGLE MAPS 
GMAIL 
INSTAGRAM 
APPLE MAPS 
YAHOO STOCKS (hmmmm that's a surprise, I don't even have that app)

apps  charts  

Local Chinese Smartphone Manufacturers  

HUAWEI 
LENOVO 
XIAOMI 
ZTE 
COOLPAD ... 

YOU'RE SEEN AS A LOSER IF YOU CARRY ANY OF THESE IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC

75% of Time with Top 4 Apps  

NO DOUBT ... FOR ME TWEETBOT PANDORA POWERPLAYER AND ... DRAGONVALE

 

Wages & Salary / GDP  

CAPITAL VERSUS LABOR

Largest Companies By Market Cap  

YES, ALIBABA A MONSTER ... AND FACEBOOK NOT FAR BEHIND

iPhone Manufacturing Cost Breakdown  

HARD FOR CHINA TO MOVE UP VALUE ADDED LADDER

On 'incitement' arrest: what about the right to free speech in Basic Law? Who is monitoring HK internet right now? nytimes.com/2014/10/20/wor…  

"INCITING CRIMINAL ACTS"

Windows Desktop OS Monopoly  

THIS IS WHY THEY CAN PISS AWAY MONEY IN EVERY OTHER VENTURE

Dodgers & Yankees Payrolls  

TWO MAJOR MEDIA MARKETS, DODGERS UNDER-BUDGETED FOR LONG TIME, CLASSIC ARB PLAY

How Teens Rent Movies  

THEY DON'T RENT 'EM THEY STEAL 'EM

Purchase - Lumosity  

Yearly 
UP TO 5 TOTAL MEMBERS 

Promotion Price 
USD 8.33 /month 
USD 6.70 /month 
Total USD 79.96 

THE MONEY SHOT

Lumosity Training Program  

1. Memory 
Select all aspects of your memory that you want to challenge 

Remembering patterns and locations 
Associating names with faces 
Keeping track of multiple pieces of information in your hea...

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity  

40+ scientific games

Target a wide variety of cognitive skills. We'll help challenge you in the areas that you care about.

DEEPLY SKEPTICAL ... THESE ARE FUN BUT THEY WON'T "IMPROVE" ANYTHING

Runners on how they survived the Beijing Marathon, aka Smogathon. By @dktatlow. sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/19/fou… pic.twitter.com/U62pyF5Kte  

ONLY A COMPLETE FOOL WOULD GO OUT IN THIS LET ALONE RUN

SINGULAR  

Singular is a wall mounted console - a place just large enough for busy items we use every day. Its simplicity provides a means of ordering our everyday necessities. Crafted from a single piece of wood, all hardware is incorporated into its form.

HATE TO THINK HOW MUCH THEY'RE TRYING TO CHARGE FOR THIS SHELF ... ONLY $210 LOL

How To Date In NYC Without Losing Your Mind - $39  

Thomas Edwards is the founder of The Professional Wingman, a social strategy consultancy helping singles develop better social skills to improve their social and romantic relationships.

SOCIAL STRATEGY CONSULTANT BETTER THAN SAYING UNEMPLOYED

World of SWISS  

SWISS AIR, THIS IS SLICK ... HAD A LOT OF INTERESTING SEATMATES WHEN WE LIVED IN ZURICH

Audi A6 Prestige 3.0 TFSI — Minimally Minimal  

UNUSUALLY BAD SET OF NIGHTTIME PHOTOS FROM THE FUSSY KOREAN KID

Who Benefits When Companies Pay for Egg Freezing?  

"Deferring childbearing from one’s twenties or early thirties until one’s later thirties or forties certainly has its appeal for the woman with ambitions beyond motherhood. " ... BAD IDEA, WOMEN SHOULD HAVE KIDS IN THEIR 20s PREFERABLY EARLY 20s

How Text Messages Change from Dating to Marriage | A Dash of Data  

NERDY ALICE ZHAO ... DID SHE MARRY A WHITE GUY? PRECIOUS FEW TEXTS ABOUT FUGGING BUT WERE THEY EXPUNGED?

Why Inequality Matters | Bill Gates  

"A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read—even for someone with an admittedly high geek quotient. But this past July, I felt compelled to read Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century after reading several reviews and hearing about it from friends. ... I agree with his most important conclusions. ... However, Piketty’s book has some important flaws" ... "I’m also a big believer in the estate tax. Letting inheritors consume or allocate capital disproportionately simply based on the lottery of birth is not a smart or fair way to allocate resources."

"We want our children to make their own way in the world. They’ll have all sorts of advantages, but it will be up to them to create their lives and careers." ... GATES A MASTER OF UNDERSTATEMENT

Walrus Sleeping on Submarine  

WHAT A BEAST

KnowYour4: Four Numbers Can Predict Your Risk of a Heart Attack  

I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THESE NUMBERS AND DO CIGARS COUNT?

Drunk J. Crew  

TUMBLR ... NOT THAT FUNNY UNLESS YOU'RE A MILLENNIAL?

Kontra on Twitter: "Everything that can go wrong with a magazine cover design, typography, copy and judgement did on this one. http://t.co/bUtAVtcxY2"  

BASKETBALLMER ... WASN'T IT BUSINESSWEEK THAT HAD A BUNCH OF THICK LIPPED BLACK PEOPLE CARTOONS ON THEIR WELFARE COVER?

Julien Theys on Twitter: "This Apple SIM thing could be the most groundbreaking bit of the day http://t.co/s9dpxkBWXf"  

SIM NOT CARRIER SPECIFIC

The spirit of experimentation and the evolution of your home timeline | Twitter Blogs  

One of our goals for experimentation is to continue improving your home timeline

QUIT FUGGING WITH MY STREAM, TWITTER

Dan Visel on Twitter: "I am not a sommelier, but you know you are drinking Fine Wine when there is “Lorem Ipsum” on the label: http://t.co/fntrp92lEO"  

AMUSING ... PROBABLY MADE IN CHINA

Ingrid Michaelson Playlist

Added on by C. Maoxian.

After I discovered the cute song The Way I Am, I created an Ingrid Michaelson station in Pandora; here's a list of the first 50 songs their algo generated.  I hated almost all of them.  I loathe the Jack Johnson / Jason Mraz sound ... it's white, cutesy, inoffensive, anodyne ... awful. Easy listening for Gen Y and Millennials.

  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Maybe
  • Regina Spektor -- The Call
  • Joshua Radin -- I'd Rather Be With You
  • Jaymay -- Gray Or Blue
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Keep Breathing (Live)
  • Sara Bareilles -- 1000 Times
  • Danna/Devotchka -- The Winner Is
  • Plain White T's -- Rhythm Of Love
  • Matt White -- Love
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Men Of Snow
  • Jason Wade -- You Belong To Me
  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals -- Apologies
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Almost Lover
  • Ingrid Michaelson -- Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Rosie Thomas -- Farewell
  • Jack Johnson -- Cupid [THIS GUY THE POSTER BOY FOR THIS MICKEY MOUSE GENRE]
  • IZ Kamakawiwo'ole -- Over The Rainbow
  • Sara Bareilles -- Fairytale (2003)
  • Matt Nathanson -- Faster
  • Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova -- Falling Slowly
  • Erin McCarley -- Love, Save The Empty
  • Ray LaMontagne -- Hold You In My Arms
  • Lenka -- The Show [THIS IS A CUTE ONE]
  • Bright Eyes -- First Day Of My Life
  • Adele -- Make You Feel My Love
  • The Wallin' Jennys -- Long Time Traveller
  • Jack Johnson -- Go On
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Think Of You
  • Basia Bulat -- Before I Knew
  • Coldplay -- Amsterdam
  • Lenka -- Don't Let Me Fall
  • Joshua Radin -- What If You
  • Katie Herzig -- I Will Follow
  • Iron & Wine -- Love Vigilantes
  • Jason Mraz -- Sleeping To Dream [THE OTHER POSTER BOY WITH JACK JOHNSON]
  • Regina Spektor -- Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
  • A Fine Frenzy -- Ashes And Wine
  • Bon Iver -- Skinny Love
  • Paramore -- The Only Exception
  • Skylar Grey -- Love The Way You Lie (Part III (Original Demo))
  • April Smith -- Movie Loves A Screen
  • Catherine Feeny -- Mr. Blue
  • Florence + The Machine -- Shake It Out
  • Meiko -- Piano Song
  • Corinne Bailey Rae -- Put Your Records On
  • Dave Barnes -- Little Lies
  • Signal High Transmission -- Pipe Dream
  • Carla Bruni -- You Belong To Me [IS THAT TINY SARKOZY'S WIFE? TERRIBLE.]
  • Jasmine Thompson -- Let Her Go
  • Hellogoodbye -- Oh, It Is Love

Links for 2014 10 18 - 19

Added on by C. Maoxian.

 

20 all time highs 2014 10 17  

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company 
Navient Corporation 
Extra Space Storage Inc 
Domino's Pizza Inc 
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp 
Csr Plc 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Mge Energy Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Natus Medical Inc 
Ellie Mae Inc 
Qts Realty Trust Inc 
Safety Insurance Group 
Eros International Plc 
U.S. Physical Therapy 
Tree.Com

Peter Hessler responds to charges of Orientalism and ethics re: his recent New Yorker piece on a Cairo garbageman - facebook.com/permalink.php?…  

STILL HAVEN'T READ GARBAGE MAN PIECE ...

Baycloud - Google, Ghostery and the limits of Ad Blocking.  

Omissions like these are inevitable with the curated list approach, because the continuously changing web and multiple techniques for data collection means the list can never be comprehensive. Moreover, organisational entropy, if not competitive challenge, will inevitably result in annoying false positives. Nevertheless, it is a mystery why a company so associated with the ecosystem of smaller AdTech companies blocks their ability to collect data more efficiently than it does their biggest competitor. Only a transparent, widely recognised indication of consent with regulatory backing, as hopefully the Do Not Track signal will become in Europe, can ensure responsible web activity collection will be widespread enough to return trust to the web, and create a level playing field where smaller companies have a chance to prosper.

Links for 2014 10 17

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The Global Wealth Report Databook 2014 now available for the 'number crunchers' bit.ly/ZxpVCM #CSgwr   

THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER, SURPRISE!

Goldman makes spreadsheet mistake that costs TIBX shareholders $100 million in takeout blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014… best and brightest  

OOPS

The Sunday Times Profile of Dennis Potter  

Singing for your fiction takes the sting out of life / The Sunday Times Profile of Dennis Potter 

23 November 1986 

The Sunday Times 


LAST Monday morning, as the critical plaudits for his tel...

Series of massive promise  

Arts (Television): Series of massive promise 

By NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE 

22 December 1986

The Times

And so, six weeks after entering hospital, Michael Gambon walked down the corridor with...

The best films of '86  

By LAIN JOHNSTONE 


HANNAH AND HER SISTERS 

THE MISSION 

A ROOM WITH A VIEW 

RAN 

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN 

AFTER HOURS 

OUT OF AFRICA 

DREAMCHILD 

MONA LISA 

YEAR OF THE ...

one of the most vivid and demanding bits of television drama  

Dennis Potter, the Gerald Scarfe of the moving image, has provided us with one of the most vivid and demanding bits of television drama since - well - since Pennies from Heaven, and, perhaps, one of t...

Music to my eyes  

Arts (Television): Music to my eyes 

By NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE 

1 December 1986

The Times

After three episodes, The Singing Detective (BBC1) is developing into the most compellin...

Complaints over 'The Singing Detectiv e' on BBC television  

Explicit sex scene vetted by Grade / Complaints over 'The Singing Detectiv e' on BBC television (247)

By a Staff Reporter 

1 December 1986

The Times

The BBC received more than 50 ...

Following Sunday night's screening  

Following Sunday night's screening of episode three of Dennis Potter's "The Singing Detective", the BBC received more than 50 telephone calls from viewers complaining about the explicit sex scenes con...

Tsampa Soup Creativity - Patagonia Provisions  

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil 
Farm eggs, poached or scrambled into the soup 
Our lightly smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon 
Stir-fried garden veggies 
Fresh spinach and herbs

Is the Sun Setting On British TV?  

THE MARVIN KITMAN SHOW 

Is the Sun Setting On British TV? 

Marvin Kitman 

10 July 1986 

Newsday 

THERE IS NO TRUTH to the rumour that I defected to the U.K., my mind unduly influ- enced b...

Patagonia Provisions - Rethinking Our Food Chain  

The tradition and culture of food have always been important to us at Patagonia. On our many travels, the meals—cedar-planked salmon with First Nations friends in BC, tsampa in yak-hair tents in Tibet, asado and chimichurri with Patagonian gauchos —become a vital part of the experience. What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better. 

YVON ALWAYS BEEN GOOD AT MAKING MONEY TOO

Beautiful Maps  

TUMBLR

NFL Sunday Ticket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

NFL Sunday Ticket is an out-of-market sports package that broadcasts National Football League regular season games unavailable on local affiliates. It carries all regional Sunday afternoon games produced by Fox and CBS. The ideal customer of this package is presumed (based on advertisements) to be a fan of a team who is unable to see their team on local television because they do not reside in that team's market. The package is available in the United States exclusively on DirecTV (which also offers it on the Internet, on certain tablets and smartphones, and JetBlue Airways flights); in Canada on several satellite and cable providers, in Mexico and Latin America on SKY México, in South America and the Caribbean on DirecTV Latin America, and several cable providers in The Bahamas and Bermuda.

NFL SUNDAY TICKET on DIRECTV - 855-856-4388  

Only DIRECTV brings you every play of every out-of-market game, every Sunday. Get the action on your TV with NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Or up your game to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX and get live games, real-time highlights, the RED ZONE CHANNEL®, and NFL.com fantasy right on your computer, phone, tablet, or game console. Keep reading for details. 

NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX 2014 
$54.99 /mo. For 6 months 
$329.94 in 1 payment 
NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2014 
$39.99 /mo. For 6 months 
$239.94 in 1 payment

The USGS Store - One stop shop for all your maps, world, United States, state, wall decor, historic, planetary, topographic, trail, hiking, foreign, satellite, digital  

THOUGHT I BOOKMARKED LONG AGO

Appalachian Mountain Club's Equipped: Nearly Every USGS Topo Map Ever Made. For Free. 

NOT LOADING FOR ME BUT WORTH CHECKING OUT LATER

Lockheed says makes breakthrough on fusion energy project | Reuters  

a small team had been working on fusion energy at Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works for about four years ... eliminate radioactive waste completely

12 all time highs 2014 10 16  

Natus Medical Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Consolidated Communications Holdings 
Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. 
Fbl Financial Group 
Nathan's Famous 
Pfenex Inc. 
Qts Realty Trust Inc 
Safety Insurance Group 
Straight Path Communications In 
Tree.Com 
U.S. Physical Therapy

'Whisper is sharing information with US Department of Defense from smartphones it knows are used from military bases' theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…  

NEVER USED IT, THANK GOD ... OF COURSE I REVEAL EVERYTHING HERE ANYWAY LOL

U.S. 30-year mortgage rates fall to a 16-month low: bloom.bg/1rzyB1K  

SUB 4% WHY ARE YOU STILL RENTING?

My story today: #China 1-yr swaps are poised to fall below deposit rate, signaling expectations for a rate cut. bloom.bg/1ze7T9e  

Sinosphere: Trying to Walk Their iPhones, Artists Run Into Trouble in Beijing nyti.ms/1yHdlA3 by @VanessaPiao  

Did you know Rishengchang Draft Bank in Pingyao was first in China to issue checks (in 1823?). @RosieBlau tells all: economist.com/news/china/216…  

Brilliant piece, very very accurate, a must read - China’s Dangerous Game theatlantic.com/magazine/archi… @hofrench  

LONGISH PIECE FROM HOWARD

Links for 2014 10 16

Added on by C. Maoxian.

How to Be Polite  

When you are at a party and are thrust into conversation with someone, see how long you can hold off before talking about what they do for a living. And when that painful lull arrives, be the master of it. I have come to revel in that agonizing first pause, because I know that I can push a conversation through. Just ask the other person what they do, and right after they tell you, say: “Wow. That sounds hard.”

NEVER EVER EVER ASK SOMEONE WHAT THEY DO ... I NEVER HAVE ANYWAY; IT'S GOING TO BORE THEM AND YOU

Plus-Plus – Simplistic shape. Endless possibility!  

MAKE SURE IT'S NOT MADE IN CHINA

Macro photographs of insect eyes by Yudy Sauw  

NEAT

How to eat sushi  

JING TAUGHT ME LONG AGO

The Strange Tale of the North Pond Hermit  

NO SINGLE PAGE VIEW?

Should You Rent From a Friend? – Zillow Blog  

NOT IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN FRIENDS

1811 Sagamore Rd, Raquette Lake, NY 13436 is For Sale - Zillow  

"Completed in 1895 by William West Durant" ... MUST BE 100s OF THESE STYLE CAMPS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

241 Clinton St, Watertown, NY 13601 is For Sale - Zillow  

"a wedding gift by New York Gov. Roswell Pettibone Flower for his daughter in 1895" ... LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE TIANDERAH

How Your Neighbors Can Help — or Hurt — Your Home’s Sale  

"Offer to pay for improvements (but don’t try to control them)" 

HEE HEE THAT'S GOING TO GO OVER WELL WITH JETHRO

Sushi Tsushima: deeelicious nigiri and soba - what shi eats  

"Part of why I love Manhattan is even though it’s pretty tiny, turn a corner and you can be in a completely different world." 

THANK YOUR PARENTS FOR PAYING FOR YOUR STAY

Philly Cheesesteaks @ Tony Luke's: Whiz or Real Cheese? - what shi eats  

We got the classic cheese steak: steak, caramelized onions, and cheez whiz. We also added mushrooms. The steak at Tony Luke’s is thin cut rib-eye (never chopped, they say) and the whiz is Kraft Cheez Whiz. Branded stuff here. It still tasted pretty great, but really feels like a Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese version of real macaroni and cheese.  .... peppers were an essential palate cleanse 

THIS IS WHY YOU ARE FAT ... I ASSUME HER BOYFRIEND LAW IS CHINESE AMERICAN

Why Are Chinese Millionaires Buying Mansions in This L.A. Suburb? by @KYWeise: businessweek.com/articles/2014-… Where "naked officials" go: Arcadia  

SUNNY CA

Where China and Kazakhstan Meet : Image of the Day  

WORTH RE-CACHING

Absurd APEC Schedule  

1. Our Beijing office will be closed on 10 and 11 November (Monday and Tuesday). These will be swapped with 2 November (Sunday) and 15 November (Saturday), which will now be working days for Beijing ...

"The Singing Detective" Lovely Days (TV Episode 1986) - Soundtracks - IMDb  

Paper Doll 
I Just Called Broadway Sue 
Lili Marleen 
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow 
Deutschlandlied 
Do I Worry?

Dennis Potter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

BORN 1935 ... TRUMAN PREZ 1945–1953 ... YOUNG PHILIP 10 OR 11 IN THE SERIES

Songs from the Singing Detective and more: Amazon.co.uk: Music  

Disc: 1 
1. Peg O'My Heart - Jerry Murad and The Harmonicats 
2. Ambrose - Limehouse Blues 
3. Blues In The Night - Anne Shelton 
4. Dry Bones - Fred Waring 
5. Rockin' In Rhythm - Duke Ellington 
6. Cruising Down The River - Russ Morgan 
7. Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby 
8. It Might As Well Be Spring - Dick Haymes 
9. Paper Doll - The Mills Brothers 
10. Lili Marlane - Anne Shelton 
11. I Get Along Without You Very Well - Lew Stone 
12. Do I Worry - The Ink Spots 
13. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive - Bing Crosby 
14. You Always Hurt The One You Love - The Mills Brothers 
15. After You've Gone - Al Jolson 
16. It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Jack Payne 
17. Into Each Life Sone Rain Must Fall - Ella Fitzgerald & the Ink Spots 
18. The Very Thought Of You - Al Bowlly 
19. The Teddy Bear's Picnic - Henry Hall (vocal Val Rosing) 
20. We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn 
21. The Umbrella Man - Flanagan And Allen 
22. Copenhagen - Earl Hines 
23. I'll Just Close My Eyes (And Make Believe It's You) - Anne Shelton 
24. Ole Moses Put Pharoah in His Place - Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians 
25. Stop Crying - King Oliver (vocal Ward Pinkett) 
Disc: 2 
1. The Three Caballeros (Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes) - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters 
2. That's For Me - Dick Haymes 
3. I'll Be Around - The Mills Brother 
4. Sing, Nightingale, Sing - Lale Anderson 
5. There's Something Wrong With The Weather - Lew Stone (vocal Sam Browne) 
6. Java Jive - The Ink Spots 
7. There's A Fellow Waiting In Poughkeepsie - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sister 
8. Till Then - The Mills Brothers 
9. Chinatown, my Chinatown - Al Jolson 
10. Let The People Sing - Evelyn Laye 
11. I'm making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots 
12. Little Dutch Mill - Al Bowlly 
13. Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes The Bogey Man - Henry Hall (vocal Val Rosing) 
14. Later On - Vera Lynn 
15. Bird Song At Eventide - Ronnie Ronalde 
16. Pennies From Heaven - The Street Singer (Arthur Tracy) 
17. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking? - Bing Crosby 
18. Let's Face The Music And Dance - Fred Astaire 
19. Painting The Clouds With Sunshine - Jack Hilton 
20. Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries - Rudy Vallee 
21. Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep - Bobby Howes & The Carlyle Cousins 
22. I Want To Be Bad - Helen Kane 
23. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie - Vera Lynn 
24. Love Is The Sweetest Thing - Al Bowlly 

WONDERFUL COLLECTION

358 Townline Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850 is For Sale - Zillow  

WEIRD PLACE IN SOUTH HILL ELEM DISTRICT? NEWFIELD SCHOOLS MEANS IT'S A NO-GO

Wicker Stephen B 
Wicker Wendy L 

"Stephen B. Wicker is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, and a member of the graduate fields of Computer Science, Information Science, and Applied Mathematics. He teaches and conducts research in wireless information networks, cellular networks, packet-switched computer networks, and digital telephony. He currently focuses on the interface between information networking technology, law, and sociology, with a particular emphasis on how design choices and regulation can infringe the privacy and speech rights of users."

CORNELL PROF OF COURSE

PREVIOUS OWNER:

Sale Date Price Property Class Sale Type Prior Owner
8/26/2002 $750,000 242 - Rurl res&rec Land & Building Platek, Richard
Value Usable Arms Length Deed Book Deed Page
Yes Yes 2510 1288

PLATEK A MATH PROFESSOR AT CORNELL, I GUESS HE BUILT THE PLACE

11 ALL TIME HIGHS 2014 10 15  

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Pfenex Inc.

896 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206 is For Sale - Zillow  

MAMET DAUGHTER'S PLACE IN BROOKLYN, TRYING TO FLIP FOR 600K PROFIT

The Charges Are...  

寻衅滋事

This is What A $95-Million Apartment Looks Like In New York City (Photos)  

NOT AS NICE AS MARTY'S PLACE ... THOSE 10X10 FOOT WINDOWS ARE SWEET THOUGH

富臨集團 - 主頁  

WORKING WITH THESE GUYS ON THEIR IPO WHICH IS TAKING ME AWAY FROM MY FULL TIME JOB OF DICKING AROUND ON TWITTER ... YEUNG FAMILY

 NUS 10Q  

As of June 30, 2014, working capital was $327.4 million, compared to $341.5 million as of December 31, 2013. Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 were $219.5 million and $525.2 million, respectively. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents reflects lower than anticipated revenue growth in Mainland China, and cash payments for inventory and accrued selling and other expenses. ... As of June 30, 2014, we were in violation of our restricted payments covenant under our amended and restated note purchase and private shelf agreement... 

In addition, we have approximately $80 million in debt that will become due in September. If we are not able to refinance or extend our current lines of credit in a timely manner, we may need to defer certain capital and operating expenditures, dividend payments and stock repurchases. The majority of our historical expenses have been variable in nature and as such, a potential reduction in the level of revenue would reduce our cash flow needs, although these reductions may not allow us sufficient free cash flow to pursue all attractive strategic initiatives. In the event that our current cash balances, future cash flow from operations and current lines of credit are not sufficient to meet our obligations or strategic needs, we are unsuccessful in obtaining additional financing, or we otherwise deem it appropriate to strengthen our balance sheet, we may raise additional funds in the debt or equity markets or restructure our current debt obligations.

CREDIT AGREEMENT Dated as of October 9, 2014 among NU SKIN ENTERPRISES, INC., 

160 PAGES OF DETAILS

Summary of NU SKIN ENTERPRISES INC - Yahoo! Finance  

The term loan facilities were drawn in full on October 10, 2014 ... bear interest either (i) during any interest period selected by the Company, at the London interbank offered rate with a maturity comparable to such interest period ("LIBOR"), adjusted for statutory reserves, plus an initial spread of 2.75% per annum, subject to adjustment based on the consolidated leverage ratio of the Company, or (ii) at the greatest of 
(x) the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, (y) the prime rate from time to time announced by Bank of America, N.A. and (z) LIBOR for a one-month interest period plus 1.00%, plus an initial spread of 1.75% per annum, subject to adjustment based on the consolidated leverage ratio of the Company.

Nu Skin Enterprises Announces New Syndicated Credit Facility - Yahoo Finance  

closing of a new $375 million syndicated credit facility ... Details of the new credit facility are available in a current report on Form 8-K 

THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND THE DEVIL

Goodyear Blimp | Home  

LONG HISTORY

BBC's English-language website blocked across China bbc.in/1vcV2jK pic.twitter.com/qB9nXpfQNg  

BLACKING OUT TV IN GYM FROM TIME TO TIME

4chan + Reddit = Hong Kong Golden, the website that's doing the protestors' dirty work for them: on.tnr.com/1w8foJ3 (Via @tnr) #OccupyHK 

RT @SteveChaoSC: #Singapore tightens control of its online media. hrw.org/news/2014/10/1…  

BLOGGERS POSTING BOND IN SING, DISNEYLAND WITH THE DEATH PENALTY DOESN'T FOOL WITH DISSENT

The Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan  

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every ‘superstar,’ every ‘supreme leader,’ every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. 

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. 

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. 

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. 

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.

Danielle Fong  

left to find a better way, harnessing renewables (running off the nuclear fusion reactor in the sky, the sun) and storing energy with compressed air

COME AGAIN?

The iPhone 6 Plus — Tools and Toys  

Of course, the star performer of this show is that beautifully gigantic 5.5″ screen. I believe the specification goes something like “401 PPI”, which means sharp in English. Text floats microns under the glass and every bit of the screen is perfectly sharp. I’ve been able to find details in my photographs that I normally would only see on my Retina MacBook Pro. Reading text is so easy on the eyes. Colours pop even better than before. I could go on forever about this screen.

6+ IS A MINI IPAD MINI, VERY HANDY

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED  

The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Germar points out that its rounded corners means it can even be stowed in a bodily orifice. 

TIN HAT FOIL CREW

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone | The Verge  

NEVER HEARD OF ANY OF THOSE ... YOU SHOULD HAVE FLOW FREE ANYWAY

Bio | Insights by Danielle Fong  

Until the present: Saving the world… (or dying trying!)

Danielle Fong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

"She is of Chinese extraction" ... THAT'S VAGUE? LOOKS LIKE A HALFSIE

Danielle Fong: A Time for Urgency  

STRANGE VOICE ... IS SHE A MAN? DANIEL? ... HALF CHINESE? LET ME GOOGLE A BIT ... NEEDS MORE PRACTICE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING, THE SIGHING HAS TO STOP

Christa Faust on Twitter: "The guy with the microscope is the most bad ass. http://t.co/toxiw9l7ZL"  

JUST ANOTHER PHALLUS

Ghostery 5.4.1 – Bug Fixing Goodness | The Purple Box – The Official Ghostery Blog  

IF YOU DON'T USE GHOSTERY, YOU SHOULD ... CHAIRMAN RECOMMENDED