Monthly Archives: April 2012

Transforming an iPad into a Laptop

According to Business Insider, a company is using Kickstarter to fund development of a keyboard to transform an iPad into a laptop: Entrepreneurs are working on Brydge, a keyboard case and speakers for an iPad. It’s seeking $90,000 in funding … Continue reading

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Chile Articles, Chapter 4

Reactions to an earthquake in northern Chile What did the local Chileans do? Probably just looked up at the swinging light for a moment just to double check it was in fact a quake and then went back to reading … Continue reading

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Chile Articles, Chapter 3

At the End of the Earth, Seeking Clues to the Universe The same conditions that make the Atacama, Earth’s driest desert, so inhospitable make it beguiling for astronomy. In northern Chile, it is far from big cities, with little light … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Pay the Most Evil Tax

If you live in the USA, today is the customary deadline for filing income tax forms, although it is extended a couple of days this year because it falls on Sunday. I call it the most evil tax because it … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro’s Useful Idiot in Chile

Camila Vallejo, Communist Party leader of the student protest movement in Chile, recently visited her hero Fidel Castro in Cuba, inspiring Patricio Fernandez to write (translated by Alberto de la Cruz): The thing is that what is going on in … Continue reading

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Confusion About Start-Up Chile in Iceland

The definition of confusion, according to one old joke, is Father’s Day in Newark, New Jersey, but now that in our enlightened times everyone in Newark knows their father, the new definition of confusion is this Start-Up Chile judge in … Continue reading

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Kayaking Chile

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Are Apprenticeships Better than College?

Tom Clement, Senior Development Manager at Serena Software, earned a math degree, completed law school, and quit his legal career to learn C programming and a new career. Was his 7 years of schooling wasted? He suspects so because there … Continue reading

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Argentinians Emigrating to Chile

La Segunda published a story about Argentinians emigrating to Chile featuring 5 migrants, including Horacio de La Peña, who was robbed by the Argentine government during the corralito of 2001. Business manager Ernesto Ezquer is concerned about crime in Argentina. … Continue reading

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Young Spaniards Emigrating to Chile

El Mostrador recently published a story about young Spaniards fleeing the crisis in Spain and emigrating to Chile to search for work. The USA remains not only the richest English country, but also the richest Spanish country, the first choice … Continue reading

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