April 30, 2011

At the Most Difficult Café...

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... you can challenge yourself or annoy everybody else.

22 comments:

Synova said...

Anyone seen the Keynes vs. Hayek raps?

Freeman Hunt said...

Yes, Synova. I love them.

Synova said...

http://www.youtube.com/user/EconStories

There are two.

Synova said...

I saw them today and showed my two oldest kids. They approve. ;-)

edutcher said...

They expect you to bike on that?

Please tell me you two (I mean Meadhouse, not Freeman (hope you and yours are OK) and Synova) just walked it.

Freeman Hunt said...

Information that is hard to find: Which Sprint cell phone has the best reception?

I can find out all about cameras, indicators, texting capabilities, durability, email options, responsiveness, voice quality, and all the rest.

But reception, the most important aspect of a cell phone, is incredibly hard to research. Why?

Ann Althouse said...

"They expect you to bike on that?"

That's what they call "single track." It's for mountain bikes. Meade sent me that picture by iPhone.

Clyde said...

@ Freeman Hunt

Probably because reception is less a function of the phone than the strength of the signal where you are using it. I live in the sticks -- my reception is usually poor at home. At work, I have a strong signal, with the same phone.

Chip Ahoy said...

Yes, Synova. I resisted at first then broke down and watched it. It's quite good.

Wanna hear something a little strange? I was scanning stats for one of my sites with an eye for things that are unusual when I chanced upon a visit from the university in Tokyo. The visit went straight to the opening page with no referring link, as if it were bookmarked. The thing that makes it odd is my address that it went to is complete then there is dot then an extension that is not familiar to me. Yet I am looking at stats generated by code on my page not code that I put on the extended address page. It's clickable so I clicked and saw that it is a Japanese mirror, my site complete, photos and all, with lines of hiragana katana between my lines in English, line for line.

I write stylistically and not always standard English but I haven't investigated further how the translation handles my abuses.

Wudst thou liketh to peeketh?

MadisonMan said...

Ben Masel has died.

Nuts. RIP.

Freeman Hunt said...

Probably because reception is less a function of the phone than the strength of the signal where you are using it.

The phone makes a huge difference inside my house. I've had phones that wouldn't let me call out at all, and I've had phones that never dropped a call. My husband can go anywhere in the house with his Evo, no problem. My old Sanyo could do the same. My current Blackberry Tour only works in specific spots of specific rooms. I hate it.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

I've received a job offer, and it looks like I'm going to be moving. It's awfully hard to get used to, but I know that at least a couple regular commenters are in my new home. So, if you're in Knoxville, and you spot a lovely redhead, please think of me.

- Lyssa

jimbino said...

Obama could level this out by taking from each according to his ability and giving to each according to his needs.

edutcher said...

Ann Althouse said...

"They expect you to bike on that?"

That's what they call "single track." It's for mountain bikes. Meade sent me that picture by iPhone.


Just as well. We don't want you having to wear your ski helmet year round.

Synova said...

That's terrific news Lyssa. Congratulations!

Synova said...

That's wild, Chip.

Meade said...

MadisonMan said...
Ben Masel has died.

Thanks for letting us know, MadisonMan. Yes, rest in peace, Ben. We had coffee with him and his friend, Dennis, just a few weeks ago. Extraordinary guys. Ben will be missed by many, many people.

Paddy O said...

Freeman, when I was looking for phones on AT&T, I had one page open with the list of phones and the other on Amazon. Oftentimes the reviews on Amazon were very helpful.

Cell phones definitely do have different reception capabilities, in addition to the relative signal. But, you're right, they don't feature that. I would guess is someone marketed a pure super-reception phone without the bells and whistles, but just the very best clarity around, it'd sell a whole lot.

Pastafarian said...

Lyssa, that is very, very good news.

I've thought of your situation often, since your comments about looking for a job spoiled the schadenfreude that I was feeling for lawyers as a group falling on hard times. (Owing to the fact that so many lawyers have been responsible for so much life-ruination, yourself excluded, I'm sure.)

I've felt like a shit-heel ever since that thread, to be honest, because I really enjoy and often agree with your comments. And I lurrrrve the redheads.

Congrats. And by the way, I'm so fucking drunk right now that if it weren't for spell-check, I suspect that this comment would be indecipherable.

Michael said...

Actually that is called wimp single track.

Meade said...

I'm sure you would know.

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