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Monday, October 15, 2007

The One Where: Girls Go Geek, Taxes, Macs, More Nobel, Knights and Black Monday

Have you spent hours on the perfect the outfit on that avatar..? if that sounds like you, then you may want to check out Girls Go Geek, a new technology podcast by girls for girls who happen to like technology.

You may be interested to know that This Week in Tech (117): Jeff's Honking Laugh is The One where Dvorak say excessive taxation causes neglect on services.

Cult of Mac has a good post on How to Rebuild a Mac When the Worst Occurs.

the BBC posted on Americans win Nobel for Economics:

The committee said the theory they helped to develop "allows us to distinguish situations in which markets work well from those in which they do not. It has helped economists identify efficient trading mechanisms, regulation schemes and voting procedures."

It is an application of game theory when applied to situations where perfect markets do not exist - for example, within firms or in political bargaining between interest groups.

The economists sought to explain how to reach an optimum outcome, such as improved social welfare or greater profits, and to analyse what sort of government regulation should apply to these types of markets.

This Nobel also has some application for electoral systems.

And in case you've missed it, the Vatican has decided to yield its Templar secrets. Yes, the same Knights Templar who are the stuff of legend and myth. What the Vatican is making pubic is a document known as the Chinon parchment. It shows, according to the article "that Pope Clement V found the Templars not guilty of heresy, but guilty of other lesser infractions of Church law. Nonetheless he ordered the disbandment of the order."