Tag: economics

Atlanta Teacher Helps Students Cheat Because They’re “Dumb as Hell”

“A former fifth-grade teacher implicated in a cheating scandal reportedly gave students the illegal assistance because she thought they were ‘dumb as hell.’” Put this down as the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  This kind of thing

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CDs and DVDs Not Worth Stealing

It seems that in Britain, burglars aren’t bothering to steal CDs and DVDs.  Why? The reason is the falling value of physical media products. The average price of a CD album in Britain fell from £10.77 to £7.32 between 2001

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Save the Earth by Increasing Data Center Temperature a Few Degrees

How companies can save money and “go green(er)” by simply lowering the air conditioning in data centers.

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AdBlock Plus to Allow Ads

In a strange turn-about, AdBlock Plus will now allow “acceptable ads.”  Why? Starting with Adblock Plus 2.0 you can allow some of the advertising that is considered not annoying. By doing this you support websites that rely on advertising but

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P is for Pandora

Pandora is “the first Silicon Valley consumer Internet company to join the exclusive one-letter stock ticker symbol club.“

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