Archive for the ‘Views’ Category

Nature 2, Humans 0

December 20, 2010mike Comments Off

It seems this one time semi-comical viewpoint section is going to become a regular part of Styrofoamsoup. I recently entered a discussion regarding the benefits of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the city limits (specifically Buffalo in this conversation, though it is a big issue in all of the State of New York and other states [...]

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Intelian Economics

August 28, 2010mike Comments Off

Intel’s CEO Paul Otellini was recently interviewed and gave his impressions on the economy and the problems with the administrations policies on creating jobs.  He sees problems and jobs both manufacturing and engineering leaving the US in huge numbers.  No longer will we be the indisputable champions of brainpower. “I think this group does not understand what [...]

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Nature 1, Humans 0

August 25, 2010mike 3 Comments »

NPR is hardly a BP supporter… but look… wait… oil spills into the ocean in Exxon Valdez quantities every year… and look… wait… bacteria eat it… and look… wait… they’re eating this oil too… hmmm oil comes from the Earth and goes back to it… who would have thought… Nature 1 point… Humans zero… good [...]

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In the Black Wednesday

August 11, 2010mike Comments Off

Everyone knows the story of Black Tuesday (10/29/1929), the worst day in the history of the market*. What very few people know is about the best day in the history of the market, a day I like to call In the Black Wednesday. I understand the analogy, black is the color of darkness, but typically [...]

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Puzzled

August 10, 2010mike 2 Comments »

A recent article on Engadget had me thinking about the Rubik’s cube.  The article talks about “God’s number” or the shortest number of moves to solve a puzzle on average.   I like to consider myself semi-intelligent, but have never considered myself to be much of a puzzle solver.  I remember one day a few [...]

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