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Long time no write [22 Nov 2008|04:46pm]
a) I'm enjoying law school.
b) The nice thing about painful writing assignments is good coffee and the ability to listen to great music.
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Waste [19 Oct 2008|04:52pm]
Right now in law school, we're going over an area of law called "Law and Economics." Basically, it endorses the idea that the law should do the most economically "efficient" decision; and by "efficiency" they mean Kalder-Hicks efficient. (In Kalder-Hicks efficiency, the decision should be made if the winner could compensate the loser and both would be better off.)

Why do I bring this up?

Well, somebody decided it would be "fun" to steal the seat off my bicycle. The same person (I suspect) also decided to steal the oil cap off my motorcycle. The bicycle seat has been well-used for more than 10 years. It's all ripped up and has no resale value.

I understand theft, generally. You want something, someone else has it. You take what you want. Now you have it.

I don't understand vandalism. I haven't made any enemies here, so it's not like someone was pissed at me for something and wanted to get me back. (I had someone slash my tires once in Seattle, but I'm pretty sure it was just that the drug dealer was pissed because I parked in front of her house.)

I can even take a silver lining from the bicycle seat theft; I wanted a new seat, now I have an excuse to get it. The oil cap, however, actually stole about 1.5 hours of my day, ruined a pair of jeans, and spewed used motor oil over my exhaust pipe, creating lots of smoke, and causing me to drip oil all over the greater D.C. metro area.

Why?

The thief got nothing out of it. At best, it was a kid who got thirty seconds of giggles. I just don't understand. All I know is that if I ever see someone doing it, I doubt I will be able to control my anger. And there will be no verbal warning.

-Daniel

P.S. Maybe they'd understand their actions better if I put razor blades on the inside of the seat-release lever.
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I've been busy [24 Sep 2008|10:52pm]
So, in brief:
a) Georgetown's alternative curriculum program is lots of fun
b) Law school is lots of reading
c) see b
d) I've reserved judgement on Sarah Palin, but her performance on CBS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg6hF0nShQ) was pretty embarrassing. Go ahead and watch it if you haven't seen it. I'll wait.

Ok, good. Now, was the last question a "gotcha" question? Well, yes, in the sense that Katie knew she wouldn't have the answer. But no, in the sense that Palin made a statement stating that John McCain would change the way Wall Street works, but that statement is clearly not supported by McCain's record.

e) Today was a string of bad news for that campaign. When I heard about the campaign suspension, the first thing I thought of was the money from Freddie Mac (briefly mentioned in the interview above). I think the whole thing was a desperation move to stop the slide in the polls and wipe that nasty, nasty story off the front page, and to stop the hemorrhaging of the campaign in general.

I don't think it will work.

f) I've joined facebook. It was necessary.
g) Much love to all.
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In Yellowstone [21 Aug 2008|06:50am]
Day 4, morning. Yellowstone has been very nice. We went and visited all the popular sites.

Photos later.

-Daniel
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Vietnam, today [10 Jul 2008|06:40pm]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/08/AR2008070802462.html
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All of this activisim is fine, but there is no reason to become frustrated. [03 Jul 2008|12:51am]
For society will survive, and I am but a speck.
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This hit the nail on the head [18 Jun 2008|06:18pm]
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Question: Can you trust people with a conflict of interest [14 Jun 2008|02:16pm]
From The Washington Post, April 2005:

David A. Lereah disagrees. "There is no national housing bubble," said Lereah, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors and author of the recent book, "Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?"

"Any talk about the housing market crashing is ludicrous," he said.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A59515-2005Apr16.html

Can you trust people with a conflict of interest? Answer: No.

Someone needs to compile a database of tragically wrong predictions, indexed by profession and political affiliation, and searchable by name. That way, when some airhead public figure makes a prediction, one could look them up and see if it's worth the pixels its printed with.

-Daniel
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The media [30 May 2008|06:37pm]
Did you guys ever notice how the mainstream media is perpetually 6 years behind the left.

I knew all this stuff in 2003. I even wrote about some of it. It wasn't hard to find this information out.

And yet, only now does the mainstream media pick it up. Just like the clueless anchors are now claiming that they were so pro-war because no one was opposed to it.

You know, like the 1,000,000 people who protested in NYC.

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/05/29/yellin/index.html

Arg.

-Daniel
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Poorly thought-out music choice [21 May 2008|01:40am]
I just saw a commercial for UPS. The background music for it? The song "Such Great Heights."

...The song "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service.

In the UPS commercial.

Odd choice.

-Daniel
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TV [20 May 2008|03:14am]
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Ambition [06 May 2008|12:59pm]
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To my friends who are concerned about their health and weight [04 May 2008|09:36pm]
http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/20-Worst-Foods/20_Worst_Fast-Food_Chicken_Meal.php

Pretty interesting feature about the worst of the worst in the country of food that will kill you. 3 extra points for the use of photography throughout.
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A good reason to hope SETI fails [01 May 2008|10:42pm]
http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20569/page1/

-Daniel
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Going to Georegtown in the fall [29 Apr 2008|10:29pm]
That's it. Georgetown Law.

-Daniel
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Part 334, in which Daniel gives up and just takes pictures of bunnies and flowers [18 Apr 2008|08:15pm]


Do you see the secret in the photo below?


How about now?


-Daniel

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Really scary fed charts [02 Apr 2008|02:43pm]
The title says it all.

http://benbittrolff.blogspot.com/2008/03/really-scary-fed-charts-march.html

If I had any money, I'd be buying solid assets and investments denoted in other currencies.

...That is, I'd be doing that after paying off variable-rate debts. This guy seems to think we're headed for a deflationary event. I see where he's coming from, but I'd be a bit surprised by that. Either way, getting rid of variable-rate obligations is a great way to protect yourself.

That's my goal over the next few months.
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Moving to Baltimore/College Park [01 Apr 2008|05:48pm]
I'm headed down to teach an LSAT course for Testmasters. It'll be good fun. I'll be there for two months.

-Daniel
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sans phone [24 Mar 2008|12:03pm]
Hey all,
I'm in LA, sans phone. If you want to contact me, it's skype or email.

-Daniel
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I'm free!!! [20 Mar 2008|09:58pm]
No more Guitar Center!!! Yahoo!!!

-Daniel
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