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A money tracking
turns into a way to study human
movement that can contribute to the spread of disease
for work take design cues from video games? Discussed here on
versus NTP, now it looks like NTP might loose. At the end of Feb'06
to look like NTP might loose their case against RIM over the
Blackberry. In the end NTP won (or at least they came to a settlement
and Blackberry paid out a lot of money), but in mid-April 2006 the New
York Times started to bring attention to some earlier works, which
apparently NTP knew about and did not disclose... sounds like time for
a class action share hold lawsuit against NTP.
Microsoft is now
claiming that various free software systems violate 235 patents
that they hold. Covered on Slashdot
Still, there's probably not much of a business case to be made by
trying to extract payment from free software over this - its more a
matter of generation of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) about open
source software to try and reduce its acceptance in areas that
Microsoft could provide solutions in. Linus Torvalds has
responded to this. And now Microsoft says it has no immediate
plans to sue anyone.
Various enterprises are starting to make money providing
WiFi access throughout the world. Boingo.com
has about 60,000 hot spot locations around the world. Canadian Hotspots agregates
the hotspots of a number of providors across Canada.
The USA has some tax-rebate
programs to encourage conversion to solar power, some of the
individual states have very good incentives
A residential windmill
- July'07, a Norwegian car company is building
a compact electric car called the Think City that may be brought to
the US in 2009. Discussed here on Slashdot. Their plans have firmed up somewhat and in Apr'08 announced the first cars would go on sale to the US public in 2009. Discussed here on Engadget.
Doing the math on hybrid cars, are they really worth
If you have money to burn, SCSI
interfaced solid state disk drives
- OpenStreetMap.org is an open collaborative project to create street maps of the world. For offline editing of GPS data to add additional information to it for upload to the OpenStreetMap they suggest using JOSM. OSMify bookmarklet, combines your mapping data with OpenStreetMap. A Slashdot discussion of online collaboration in map making. Even Bing is using this project. 
money fast with geocaching, some companies are actually using
geocachers to recover their lost property.
The could be money
made on free software
Is it possible to make
money off open source projects?
The hidden cost of outsourcing might be loss
of customer satisfaction and then loss of customers, discussed
on Slashdot. After spending more than 2 hours on the phone one Saturday
with Norton's support centre (obviously based in India) trying to fix
my Norton Antivirus 2005 I gave up and removed it from all my computers
and switched to a competitor.
is Hard, a discussion of money, motivation and what good people
can't achieve when they have too much of one and not enough of the
other. It might not be the software that is hard, but the process of
figuring out what you actually want to do.
- The mysterious world of phishing and the associated money-mule scam. 
- Yahoo is breaking from the heard and offering an all-you-can-eat storage and bandwidth hosting package for $12/month. Discussed here on Slashdot. With Microsoft's recent offer to buy them I guess it doesn't matter how much this actually costs to provide, there will still be money left over. There us some fine print, they reserve the right to limit the amount of content you can add per month and state that you cannot use this as a off-site data warehouse. 
- Discussion about what makes somthing better than free - how can one make money selling free copies? 
- In a rather strange computer crime an investor hacked into a computer at IMS Health from which he stole a future earnings announcement, then he took a gamble and bought short expiry put options (which would have been virtually worthless at the time) in the company's stock. Once the earning announcement went public the following day the options grew in value by a factor of 5 and he sold them. The SEC figured that this must have been insider trading so halted his account and investigated. Now a judge has decided that while it was a crime to steal the earnings announcement it was not a crime under current US law to make money off the trade. 
- The whole process the RIAA has been using to track, trap and extort money from the P2P file sharing public in the USA is finally about to be examined in court. 
Another way to make
money from SPAM
Internet Success Story, and how
not to make money on the net.
The Spanish embrace
big brother, allowing them to drink and leave their money at home.
The Japanese are about to track
their children with RFID implants.
supposedly this will trick the dialing computers that telemarketers use
into thinking your phone is disconnected, but does it really work? I
must admit the idea of paying one fee, only once, to get rid of these calls
is appealing (it sure beats having to pay "protection money" to the
phone companies on a monthly basis for caller ID, a service that costs them
absolutely nothing to provide and on 90% of my telemarketers identifies them as
Mr. "Out of Area" because they are calling from another province) but I
can't help thinking that a few software tweaks to the computers that do this
calling and they will no longer be fooled, and you'll have to buy a new
zapper. 27-Feb-03: it looks like the telezapper may actually have been
for-real; however, its days are numbered by software
from Castel that will allow call centers to ignore the tones the
zapper produces. And best yet, Castel's software will allow the call
center to transmit any caller ID information they care to choose - you can bet
they'll be choosing some misleading names like "visa" or just taking
your last name and putting a different, random, initial in front of it.
- Some companies are starting to think that Google's Android may be a market changing force that could dramatically change the stale cellular phone market (especially in North America). 
- The MoneyTalks
Money and Wall
Street Meat, two books reviewed on Slashdot
- The article Options Pricing: A Simplified Approach presents a pretty clear description of the binomial model approach to options valuation. 
- Deep Packet Inspection and Injection is going to become a contentious issue on the web, one that legislators are probably going to have to face soon. I suspect that at least in those countries that have the common carrier liability exemptions this problem may not develop very far, because for a carrier to start inspecting the contents of packets passing through its networks in order to slip in advertisements that earn it some money, it would be demonstrating that it is capable of reviewing the contents of the data and thus could be liable for the transmission of illegal or copyright controlled data. This common carrier exemption greatly simplifies (and reduces the operating costs) of these companies so it is a status they will seek to maintain at practically any cost. 
- Wikipedia on moneyness a term used with options. 
- Do expensive running shoes actually help, or are they causing injury by modifying the way we run? Discussed further by many sedentary geeks here. Maybe something like the FiveFingers (should really be the FiveToes) from Vibram is what one should use? A paper published in 2001 looks at Barefoot Running. Wired kicks up on the barefoot running thing, the Vibram FiveFingers while looking like something that could cause a lot of blisters on the heel, are quite nice, but don't try to do more than a half a kilometer in them for your first couple of sessions (you'll get sore Achilles tendons on the following days if you do). 
- The Gig is Up: Money, the Federal Reserve and You, a talk about the role of central banks. 
- A discussion about the codec industry with Dan Marlin from the Matroska Foundation.  
- Money for education, perhaps some of it should go to bribing (rewarding) kids to do better? 
- A book called: 99 Ways to Make Money from Your Photos. 
- The MoneyShow.com has a large collection of short videos on various investing topics. Certainly worth a look. Their top level browsing interface is not great, but if you search for some general topic (say "options") the search results include the short descriptions of each matching video which makes it easy to pick items of greater interest. 
- One of the problems with nuclear power is the cost of decommissioning a power station at the end of its life, looks like many old stations are just sitting idle in limbo because the costs to do this have risen and the companies responsible for it no longer have the money to do so. 
- Put-Call parity and profiting from mispriced options. Another write up on this here that includes a few worked examples. Also discussed here, here and here. This article looks at the possibility that options prices may anticipate stock prices. 
- The Roubini Sentiment Indicator, this started out as a bit of a joke but actually hit a nerve. Turns out that some forms of news may precondition the investing masses, distorting their sentiment to the point where it actually causes market movements (or perhaps it just introduces strain which then gets released en-mass by some unexpected trigger event). This could actually explain why a lot of technical analysis appears to work. The idea here was to use Google Trends to monitor a significant search term that might be correlated with investor sentiment, in this case "Roubini" the last name of Nouriel Roubini an economics professor who is often called Dr. Doom. 
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