Date: Apr 30, 2013 11:22 AM
Author: John  Larkin
Subject: Re: the situation is worse than you thought

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:02:18 -0400, Spehro Pefhany
<speffSNIP@interlogDOTyou.knowwhat> wrote:

>On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:41:11 -0700, John Larkin
><> wrote:

>>On Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:26:37 -0700 (PDT), RichD <> wrote:

>>>Yesterday, I was on a college shuttle bus. The driver
>>>was telling a passenger about the alumni donors, that
>>>you have to give a billion $ to get your name on a
>>>monument; "Do you know how much is a billion?
>>>It's about a hundred million"
>>>Are bus drivers allowed to vote? This explains much.

>>Bus drivers don't need to know this stuff. It's more disturbing when journalists
>>and politicians are obviously innumerate, which they generally are.
>>Could be the driver was being ironic with that busload of college brats.

>If you want to feel sad, read some of the comments on this:
>I hope most of them are 'plants' by some amoral marketing firm. I'd
>hate to think that many people are so innumerate.
>All they need to do is to solve a couple of "technical problems".
>Kettles and toasters from something the size of a hockey puck. 8-(

That's great. A new way to make a comfortable living without much work: make up
ideas like this, get crowdsource funding, repeat as needed.

Maybe there was a reason that private investment and going-public fund raising
had some rules.

Check out these people!

Thanks for the link; this is great stuff.


John Larkin Highland Technology Inc jlarkin at highlandtechnology dot com

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