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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...to (428-347 BC). An Egyptian priest was supposed to have described it to the Greek statesman Solon (638-559 BC). The priest insisted that Atlanti... ...of luminescence maintained as time passes? Woody Hastings, a microbiologist at the University of Illinois, noticed in the early 1960s that though t... ...incy Adams would define Bolívar's military career as 'despotic and sanguinary' and state baldly that 'he cannot disguise his hankering after a crow... ...aled the Corn Laws. Famished and disease-stricken Irish immigrants flooded the new state. Young men in Canada West left in droves for the United St... ...labama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. Another four - Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas - joined them only after the attack on F... ... Party. Lincoln's vice-president, Johnson, actually was a Democrat and hailed from Tennessee, a seceding state. He was the only senator from a sece... ...ction started long before the war ended, in Union-occupied Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Slave tax was an important source of state revenue in... ... thus, attracts female flies eager to lay their eggs. Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Italy's University of Ca... ...Yotta is a thousand zetta (one septillion). Juan Enriquez quotes a study by the University of California at Berkeley in his tome, "As the Future...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...ny economists go as far as to argue that no experiments can be designed to test the statements of economic theories. It is difficult - perhaps imp... ...he experiment is. c. The Psychological Uncertainty Principle – The current mental state of a human subject can be (theoretically) fully known. But... ...ometimes, the experiment itself, influence the subject and alter his or her mental state - a problem known in economic literature as "time inconsis... ... laureate Robert Solow and, more importantly, by Paul Romer, an economist from the University of California at Berkeley, clearly demonstrates. Addi... ... of Financial Markets" by John Campbell, Andrew Lo, and Craig MacKinlay, Princeton University Press, 1997: "Consider the argument that implied vola... ...y the work of other scholars, such as Paul Weller of the Finance Department of the university of Iowa. While he admits the limitations of technical... ...stainable indefinitely." In another paper, with Paul Davidson of the University of Tennessee, the authors went as far as suggesting that America's ...

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Trendsiters Digital Content and Web Technologies

By: Sam Vaknin

... not gone. It is here to stay because it is sorely needed. But it is in a state of flux. Old maxims break down. New modes of operation emerge. Fu... ...ess, it shed thousands of unfortunate authors who did not meet its (never stated) sales criteria. Others bet the farm on content creation and pa... ...f-assembly system. Self-publishing systems do exist (for instance, Purdue University's) - but they incorporate only certain components. Scindex cover... ...thoring an encyclopaedia was such a daunting and expensive task that only states, academic institutions, or well-funded businesses were able to produ... ...tware industry. NetLibrary has lately granted multiple user licences to a university library system. Such licences allow for unlimited access and ar... ...such archival undertaking. The Stanford Archival Vault (SAV) in Stanford University assigns a numerical handle to every digital "object" (record) i... ...pam By: Sam Vaknin Also published by United Press International (UPI) Tennessee resident K. C. "Khan" Smith owes the internet service provider Ea... ...vada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The ...

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