Hobbit Staying in New Zealand

Unfortunately, too few details in this story but it confirms what I said yesterday – that the NY Times had…

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A Labor Issue Entangles ‘The Hobbit’ – Really? NYTimes Late Again

Where was the Times when this was a labor dispute? Now it seems they are just trying to stir up…

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Iran Is Said to Give Top Karzai Aide Cash by the Bagful – NYTimes.com

Still think we are fighting the “good war” in Afghanistan? Think again.  (Hat Tip: Pundita) Iran Is Said to Give…

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Benoit Mandelbrot, Polymath, Dies at 85

For me this is very sad and personal news. Benoit and I had become friends over the last several years,…

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Pot, Kettle, Black: Has HP Bought the Wall Street Journal?

Everyone knows that Hewlett Packard is on a buying spree these days, but I had not realized they had set…

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HP Update: “Conduct Unbecoming A Public Company Board Of Directors”

Remember Spygate, HP’s undercover operation against its own board and journalists? Well, now we have Hurd-gate, according to Mike Arrington…

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5 Miners Hoisted to Freedom in Chile

Tears certainly came to my eyes as I watched the rescue effort tonight. I recalled working side by side with…

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New HP Chair Ray Lane: HP Board Did Not Tell Investors the Whole Story Behind Hurd Ouster

SEE UPDATES AT END. Apparently the HP Board did not tell investors everything there was to know about the ouster…

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New York Times: The Hypocritical HP Board

Joe Nocera at the Times takes the board of directors at HP to task for hiring as its new CEO…

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The Myth of the Non-State Actor: Taliban/Pakistan Links Clearer

Ever wonder how the US can evade the longstanding principles of international law and use assassination, torture and secret jails…

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