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Entries from May 2007

Suing Uri Geller

May 14th, 2007 · No Comments

Uri Geller tried to take down some youtube videos by invoking the DMCA copyright laws. The trouble is, he wasn’t the “original” producer of the videos or anything like that. So he asked youtube to take down some videos that expose him, while he wasn’t the owner of the content. And guess what, youtube responded [...]

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Why Bottled Water Sucks

May 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Upscale restaurants are up in arms against bottled water. It is easy to see why – it takes the equivalent of seven bottles of pure water to make one bottle of bottled water – bottled water costs more per gallon that gasoline at you gas station, and the environmental cost associated with the plastic bottle [...]

Tags: business · living · routine-order

Structured Settlements are Fascinating

May 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

From a blog discussing a recent public interest litigation, I was led to look up structured settlements. According to law, when someone wins a legal argument and is awarded money as compensation, a structured settlements sees to it that some or all payments awarded by a judge or jury are made to the affected person [...]

Tags: business · economics · esoteria · routine-order

The Price of Ink Cartridges

May 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Ever wondered why ink cartridges are so highly priced? On a per-pound basis ink is more expensive that Russian caviar. Don’t take my word for it – here’s PC World. Printer manufacturers have traditionally followed what is called the Razor Blade marketing philosophy – sell the razor cheap and price the blades higher than normal [...]

Tags: business · economics · esoteria · routine-order · technology

Merchant Account Fees & Credit Cards

May 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

There’s a coffee shop in our office complex where they don’t accept credit cards for less than $3. I have been going there every single day and he declined to give me coffee on my card. I was really eager to try out my citi credit card, to find out if I’d get 3% or [...]

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How Would an Online Nursing Degree Work?

May 9th, 2007 · No Comments

I am curious how this online nursing degree program would work. If you read the article in detail, you get the idea that you can even get an MBA for nursing. The reason I am a little puzzled is that I can’t think of how such a person-oriented, physical skill-centric job can be taught using [...]

Tags: business · education · esoteria · routine-order

Cool Gift Idea – Photo Pendant

May 8th, 2007 · No Comments

I often find myself racking my brain for gift ideas. Here’s a cool idea. Everytime I see one of these photo pendants in a movie, I so desperately want to get one, or better still – give one. I went to Spider-man III yesterday and in the movie a little girl gives her dad a [...]

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Relieving Headaches the Natural Way

May 8th, 2007 · No Comments

For the last two to three months, I have been having headaches every day – almost at the same time. Come 8 PM and the pain starts – usually around the temple, though sometimes it is like a ring around my head. It is a slow, throbbing, constant pain, and when it starts I cannot [...]

Tags: esoteria · living · routine-order

Bookswim Prices – Alpha Testing

May 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I am a bookswim alpha tester now! I got an invitation and I signed up for a plan today.
Bookswim is an online book rental library, much like Netflix, only for books. I had first written about BookSwim’s launch plans and then I had posted a link to the interview with Bookswim’s creator.

The plans for Bookswim [...]

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New Studio Ghibli Movie From Miyazaki: Ponyo on a Cliff

May 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

I love Studio Ghibli movies by Hayao Miyazaki. They are moving, eloquent, childish – yet mature, wonderful, wonderful. Call it anime, or cartoons, but they are really much, much more than that – they beat the Disney movies hands down.

So it’s not without reason that I am excited about a new Studio Ghibli movie, Ponyo [...]

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