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Foundation, Bad Times, more Bad Times, and the Best Thing Ever

Some links I posted on Facebook recently that I didn't get around to posting here:

First up, Paul Krugman, who just won a Nobel Prize in Economics, became interested in economics after reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels. He wanted to be a psychohistorian when he grew up! Adorable. :)

In other Nobel news, Douglas Prasher was a chemist who lost his funding and had to let others carry on his work. Those others just won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the stuff he was working on. Meanwhile, he lost his job a few years ago, and, after being unemployed for a year, started driving a courtesy shuttle for a car dealership for $10/hour, and he's nearly broke. [Cap Cod Times] [NPR] Hopefully, this news will lead to some job offers!

Speaking of tough times, Sequoia Capital, a major venture capitalist firm, apparently had a chat with their portfolio companies recently, and their presentation was titled "RIP Good Times". It has lots of informative graphs about the nature of our current economic crisis. Their final advice seems to be: Be profitable.

Finally, in these difficult days, I believe the only thing that can save us is..... THE KAZOOKEYLELE!

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P.S.: One more article link, which needs no description other than its headline: Bank robber hires decoys on Craigslist, fools cops

Okay, I lied. It should also be mentioned that the article involves a "getaway inner tube".

Okay, P.P.S.: Be sure to also check out this Wii ad on YouTube. (Hint: Try dragging after it finishes playing. You'll know what I mean when you watch it.)

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One of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners, Roger Tsien (錢永健) is apparently a distant relative of mine. He is my grandfather's cousin's (錢學森) nephew.

Yeah! I heard! Congratulations! :)

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