The Wall Street Journal- October 25/26 2014

How do you feel when stocks fall more than 200 points one day, only to gain that and more the next?… Since Labor Day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has logged 20 triple-digit trading days; 10 gains,10 losses.

Up or down? Moony or solar?
Sane it’s not, just bi-polar.


The Wall Street Journal – October 25, 2014

… Combined with warm milk and/or cream, it’s a knockout… Or, do as they do at Cacao, pour the drinking chocolate over olive-oil ice cream.

Fit for a foodie magazine,
Hallucinatory cuisine.


The Wall Street Journal – October 24, 2014

Archaeologists have uncovered the highest known Ice Age settlement in the world, a tool – littered campground reaching up to 14,700 feet above sea level… The evidence suggests inhabitants wore necklaces of quartz crystals and bone beads

Ancient people, same old thing,
Food, shelter, sex and a little bling.


NPR- October 24, 2014

A European spacecraft orbiting a distant comet has finally answered a question we’ve all been wondering: What does a comet smell like? “It stinks,” says Kathrin Altwegg, a researcher at the University of Bern in Switzerland who runs an instrument called ROSINA that picked up the odor…The mix includes ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and formaldehyde (CH2O).

Deep analytical persistence,
Shows this comet should keep its distance.


The Wall Street Journal – October 22, 2014

“Big data” is disrupting the business of American politics just as it is other industries. Ever since Pres. Barack Obama is re-election team showed that candidates could use data to squeeze out every last vote, all the political operatives have been trying to catch up, changing not only how campaigns are run, but who runs them

The “machine politician” of yesteryear,
Today is a data-base engineer.