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Comment: Re:And this is why there's traffic... (Score 1) 603

by jmcvetta (#48674767) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

she actually drives 2 hours to go 4 miles.

Perhaps you haven't visited LA. Traffic there is different from traffic everywhere else. It's omnipresent, all times all places - it's atmospheric. Imagine for a moment the worst traffic jam you've ever seen in your city. Or, if you live in a small town, way worse than the worst you've ever seen. That would be what Angelenos call "unusually light traffic".

Comment: Re:Tell you what (Score 1) 349

by jmcvetta (#48669233) Attached to: UK Man Arrested Over "Offensive" Tweet

We Americans see the British as our cultural brethren, owing to the long intertwined history of our two nations. As England goes, so too shall America go. Thus we mourn for the Brits' loss of the freedoms that inspired our own. So too do we fear that our own regime may follow the UK down the path to open tyranny.

Comment: Re:Except that they have no debts (Score 2) 261

by jmcvetta (#48664841) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

The profit may be less this quarter... but give it six months to a year, plus one incident in the Middle East... and oil will be back up to $150 a barrel and stay there for good.

I wouldn't be too surprised if there were some Ruskie military intelligence types working overtime to stir up some new troubles in the Middle East. The Saudi gub'mint isn't exactly popular with their subjects, are they?

Comment: Re:I never have understood (Score 1) 261

by jmcvetta (#48664737) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

The most useful stuff I've ever read on economics was the old-school stuff: on the business cycle, not just boom-bust but which sectors recover in which order - what leads recovery, and what's big when the end of the boom is near, and what survives best during the bust.

Any book recommendations?

Comment: Re:But...but...but...she has a VAGINA!! (Score 1) 222

by jmcvetta (#48639179) Attached to: Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

Yahoo may pass the total value of the Russian stock market soon, if trends continue. Only Chuck can save Yahoo now.

If this is true (I'll take your word for it), it says more about the meaning of stock market valuations than about Yahoo per se. On one hand we have an established but declining internet advertising company. On the other - all the public companies of a large, heavily industrialized, nuclear armed, multi-continental nation. Really?

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