Passwords, Strong, Made Easy

Strong, Easy Passwords In many of the websites I build and maintain, I’m lately observing that hack violations are getting more frequent, and more sophisticated. A good secure password therefore, has become all the more important. The problem is how do I make a secure password that I will remember? This article will tell you how to do just that. Why This is Important It’s estimated...

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What makes business successful? –A thought and a theory.

If you’ve not read this previously posted page, I highly recommend it. And I assure you, with that post and this, it will be worth your while. I have long questioned what makes some businesses succeed wildly? That post is a fascinating piece on that latest San Francisco cultural craze: $4 toast. –And not only San Francisco, but spreading to other parts of the nation. $4 for toast?...

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Value: What makes toast worth $4?

There are multiple reasons for this latest San Francisco craze. “Tip of the hipster spear” is one; the large amount of money floating around Silicon Valley, is another. But, in an interesting article, linked below, the origin of this is traced to a single individual. And in the end, makes a great study on value and pricing....

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Is Gold Being Manipulated?

Gold, as a commodity, is one of the world’s oldest standards of value. Values rise and fall; however one of the most compelling arguments right now, is whether or not its price is being manipulated — in a downward way. I’ve read a number of articles over the recent months and years that suggest that there indeed are bodies that manipulate the price. But this one below, is one...

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Either, either, neither, neither; let’s call the whole thing off.

Just for fun: If you are interested in linguistics and dialects, as in that 1937 Gershwin tune, you may like this article: It’s written by a Harvard professor, Bert Vaux (and former student, now at MIT), who has studied and mapped dialects in various geographic areas — a personal lifelong interest. There are many interesting examples such as the simple #1, pronunciation of...

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QE2, Will it work?

QE2, Will it work?

The recent FED decision to implement Quantitative Easing 2 (QE2) is controversial. The obvious question is, “Will it work?” Issues concerning national and global economies are complex, I make no bones about that. The hardest course I ever took as an Economics major was “Money, Credit & Banking.” But also the most illuminating. But to the point? Will this $600 billion...

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Technically speaking.

Technically speaking.

This post is to describe just what is meant by the term technical that I frequently use here. As you may know, the interest rates that mortgages are set by are set on the open market — investors around the world either buying US Treasury notes/bonds (which demand will raise the price, and thereby lower the interest rate yield) or selling them (which will raise interest rates.) But it all...

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