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Chaos Monkeys, a Silicon Valley Story

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley is a fascinating book for people like Mary and I who haven’t lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years. The author, Antonio Garcia Martinez, writes in a … Continue reading

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How Did Bobby Kennedy Become Interested in Vaccines and Autism?

I asked Google but it only understands keywords. I ask because they’re working on artificial neural networks with products like TensorFlow but are from being able to answer simple questions.

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National Geographic Discusses Dead Chilean Fish

National Geographic wrote about the Chilean seafood industry, excerpted below. Images of death have been arriving from southern Chile for weeks, each one seemingly more apocalyptic than the last. First there were thousands of dead salmon in aquaculture cages. Then … Continue reading

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The History of Food, 1850-present

One of the best business books Mary and I have read in the past few years is, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. There have been huge improvements in food production and distribution during the … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Exposes Startup Chile Fraud

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Startup Chile program is a huge waste of government funds. Start-Up Chile spent $40 million on grants, its economic achievements have been limited. About 80% of the foreign firms that are accepted leave … Continue reading

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Is Google Using Obama to Hobble Competitors?

The Street claims, Google Turns From Innovator to Washington Insider: If any industry and region has embodied the spirit of creativity and unapologetic change, it has been Silicon Valley. But the upstart is now part of the establishment with a … Continue reading

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Somebody Read the Collected Works of Donald Trump!

Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post read all 8 books written by Donald Trump. Fascinating reading! “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal,’ ” Trump declared during his presidential campaign announcement in June, and he has repeatedly … Continue reading

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Why is Renewing the Cold War with Russia Foolish?

Russia is a great country that is far more valuable than Ukraine. From Quora, Igor Markov describes a few recent accomplishments that have enriched the world. Russia (most likely Putin) talked Bashar Al-Assad into getting rid of the most dangerous … Continue reading

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The Pechanga Casino Water Sculpture

This water sculpture adorns the lobby of the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California.

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Will the Internet Make Chileans More Trustworthy?

Journalist John Stossel wrote an interesting essay about what untrustworthy people like Chileans and other Latin Americans can do to increase business with people from rich countries. Trust—society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans … Continue reading

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