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Apple Jack

Today Marginal Revolution reported that Apple Inc. now boasts the largest market capitalization in world history. Capitalization sits today at $624 billion (yes, that's B as in Boardwalk), or, "more than all the listed...

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“stage two”: Black Swan

Is it a secret track, complete in itself? Is it a preview of something a bit more overarching, like another compilation, or full-length album due? Or is it an even bigger announcement, say,...

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geography 101: Metal bands per capita, per country

Is it a secret track, complete in itself? Is it a preview of something a bit more overarching, like another compilation, or full-length album due? Or is it an even bigger announcement, say,...

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Spring break (the bank)

As I recover from the (mostly financial) excesses of a week in San Diego, I can offer only this. The March 15, 2012 edition of American Airlines' private-label magazine lists "Jacaszek" as a feature...

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God Help The Girl

God Help The Girl is fast approaching their Kickstarter deadline, and I’d like to see a show of hands - Have you made a contribution yet?  No?  Right, that’s what I thought.  Perhaps you need...

love is double blind: Pick the Stradivarius

Can you discern the Stradivarius violin from the modern instrument by sound alone? Experts couldn’t. Read the full story and meet the challenge over at NPR.

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