Robert Young's Blog – May 2015 Archive (4)

Not A Dry Eye in Sight

In the mid 2000's, while at CSC, there came an announcement that the internal data centers (aka, "cloud" before that meme was invented) would be consolidated in Australia. I was aghast. For those who don't follow the Science Channel and such like, the island/continent of Australia is by far and away the most arid populated place on the planet. Moving anything there is silly. Not only that, but Australia was then in the midst of an historic drought, making a dry land virtually…


Added by Robert Young on May 26, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Bill Gross Is An Idiot


He pontificates in today's NYT Magazine interview.

So what's the average person supposed to do? Save more. An investor could also take on more risk. I wouldn't recommend that, but that is something investors are doing, which suggests there's a bubble.

This from an avowed guru. The Dot Bomb happened because the Giant Pool of Money had…


Added by Robert Young on May 24, 2015 at 10:08am — 4 Comments

You Don't Deserve It, But I Do [update]

Regular reader will recall those musings derived from the notion that, if the 1% get their way in killing Obamacare, soon enough even they won't be able to afford healthcare. They'll have to have Obamacare. With the 99% paying for it, of course.

The motivation for the deduction is simply average cost. In the Olden Days, of individual craftsmen serving the liege, production happened with little to no capital cost. It made sense, in a macro way of thinking, to put the serfs to work…


Added by Robert Young on May 6, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Bubble Bath

There's an editorial in today's NYT on drug prices, and I didn't have to wait for my dead-trees copy and coffee to find out about it. Saw it on Adam Feuerstein's Twitter feed. No, as I've said, I'm not a twit, but AF side-posts a feed on some of his regular posts.

What's being missed in all this is calling bubbles, which aren't there. Bubbles…


Added by Robert Young on May 5, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments


Hooking up on BS

Posted by Robert B. James on June 24, 2019 at 7:47am 9 Comments

Just a Little Too

Posted by Doc Vega on June 24, 2019 at 1:39am 0 Comments

Water View II

Posted by koshersalaami on June 23, 2019 at 3:00pm 11 Comments

The Merlin Of BindleSnitch

Posted by Robert B. James on June 23, 2019 at 7:07am 7 Comments

Old Soft Shoe (POEM)

Posted by J.P. Hart on June 22, 2019 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

I saw one Mountain Lion

Posted by Robert B. James on June 22, 2019 at 8:00am 3 Comments

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