the NAV may have been a less accurate estimate of these ETFs’ fair value...– Has the ETF Arbitrage Mechanism Failed? Sounds counter-intuitive given how ETFs are defined, but makes a ton of sense once you think about it.
If the bill becomes law, Vermont would become the first state in the country to...– VPR News: Senate approves same-sex marriage bill. Way to go, VT Senate!
Little Red Riding Hood, the Animated Infographic Story (via FlowingData). Lovely and amusing animation.
These people have less taste than Microsoft, previously the low-water mark.– Joe Clark: Google smothers designers. Spot on. It’s a shame, since Google makes such technically great products. Too bad we lack professsional user interfaces for them. My kingdom for an iPhone-native Gmail app! Hell, forget the iPhone, I need a decent OS X Gmail app first!
We both start with one hundred chips. Before each move, we write down our bids,...– Bidding chess. Awesome!
National is the greatest New Zealand typeface ever published.* Since its release...– From Village announcement of National V2. Can’t wait to use the new weights!
Working with the theory that large string manipulation was the problem with the...– Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Building Fast Client-side Searches. Wow.
When seen in brochures, the Leica man almost always is seen shooting out of the...– The Leica Man. LOL. I would love to get my hands on an M8, of course. Perhaps I’ll be able to get one on the “cheap” soon, as “Leica Men” turn them in for M8.2s.
BBC NEWS | Health | 'Brain decline' begins at age... →
Andrew Ross Sorkin Explains →
Maciej Cegłowski has an insightful take on the issue of AIG bonuses, and delivers a satisfying skewering of Sorkin along the way.
There’s not much wrong with the Discovery’s Tonka-toy styling, so...– Land Rover Discovery 2010 model year scooped. If by “not much” you mean “everything”, then I agree.
So what can we do? Well, we could disallow these explicit characters...– Understanding Bidirectional (BIDI) Text in Unicode. Fun stuff.
Current state: HTML is being developed outside of the W3C by a number of browser...– HTML Evolution. Required reading for those who care about the future of HTML.
When I was growing up, children were commonly taught: “don’t talk to...– Schneier on Security: The Kindness of Strangers
With iTunes DJ, iPhone users that have Apple’s Remote application installed can...– Apple releases iTunes 8.1 update. At my next party I’ll be leaving the spare iPhone out so that people can take turns being the DJ (and so I won’t have to).
The legal system needs to fix the business problems, but system designers need...– Schneier on Security: IT Security: Blaming the Victim. Amen.
Taking these requirements into account, we’ve created a new EC2 pricing...– Announcing Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. Wow, this is excellent news! It just saved me at least $1,100 for the year, and it will save my customers even more.
I recently wrote some code for Class::Sniff which would detect “long...– Anecdote Driven Development, or Why I Don’t Do TDD. As a side note, Class::Sniff looks fantastic! It’ll come in handy next time I’m reviewing Perl code.
‘rbkb’ is an ever growing collection of reversing and pen-testing related ruby...– Ruby for Pen-Testers: Announcing Ruby Black Bag. Looks useful.
Drizzle — Richard Crowley’s blog →
The future looks bright.
Number of times in 2008 that the S&P 500 closed up or down 5 percent in a...– Harper’s Index (via DF)
Using hierarchical linear models fitted to data from the World Values Survey and...– Economic Inequality and Intolerance: Attitudes toward Homosexuality in 35 Democracies. Take that, naïve formulation of the postmaterialist hypothesis! (Yes, this is the kind of thing one randomly picks up as pleasure reading when there’s a political science PhD student in the house.)
drplokta: Imminent Death of the Net Predicted →
Basically, Rule 9 of Section 6 of RFC3484 should NOT be used with IPv4. Vista does this, with unintended consequences. On the one hand, Microsoft should be cut some slack, since they were just following the standard. On the other hand, Microsoft wrote the standard in question.
Readability, basically a real-time Instapaper. I like it, especially on the iPhone.