Sunday, January 21, 2018

White blood cells munching on bacteria

This gif is why i love reddit......yes you should click it then read the comments and learn something about what is happening in your body 24x7
- https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/7ru8ac/how_a_white_blood_cell_chases_and_eats_bacteria


https://www.reddit.com/r/educationalgifs/comments/7ru8ac/how_a_white_blood_cell_chases_and_eats_bacteria

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Foreign buyers walking away from Australian property



https://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/investment-strategy/property-news-and-insights/79436-local-buyers-are-not-buying-apartment-rescinded-by-chinese-buyers-harry-triguboff.html?utm_source=Property+Observer+List&utm_campaign=d9fd4c4067-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a523fbfccb-d9fd4c4067-245616761


The stamp duty isnt the issue, its the capital gains tax discount being removed that now puts Australia on the shit list for expats/foreigners.


If the long term capital gains of Australian property is 8% and the long term capital gains of USA equities is 8% it doesnt take a rocket scientist to understand that with the 50% capital gains discount being removed means that expats and foreigners are now paying $41,000 per $100,000 in capital gains taxes instead of $20,000 as they would in the past.....

Uhm pass, will happy direct funds to USA equities instead of Australian property until the Australian govt comes to its senses.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Australian internet 55th slowest and falling.....

Just got back from 3 weeks in Australia yesterday.


Was a weird trip, great in some ways but concerning in others (though need more time to really put things in context).


I found it really weird though that people have just accepted the raw deal they have been dealt with NBN 2.0 and that they have fully accepted an internet service that is now putting them at 55th slowest in the world (and falling) and even technical friends of mine think that wireless 5g will save them (or that NBN 1.0 was never going to work anyway......and Turnbull is great). http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australia-s-broadband-slower-than-kazakhstan-20180107-p4yyb1.html


Was very happy to log into my home network when i got back and returned to 300/30 where browsing speeds didnt drive me crazy.


http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australia-s-broadband-slower-than-kazakhstan-20180107-p4yyb1.html

Saturday, December 09, 2017

First Snow 2017

So pretty out there.

Of course tomorrow it will be the "pure as New York snow" we all love to hate.  :)


Sunday, December 03, 2017

If you find SM 'bad' then you are doing it wrong.

Just read Brad Felds post that he is no longer consuming facebook or twitter…..though sees it essential that he posts ‘out’ content.

I understand what he is saying…..but if you aren’t ‘in the discussion’ you lose your right to bitch about ‘the state of society later’.
- https://twitter.com/deancollins/status/937410698916876288

If you are unhappy with the content in your SM feed folks…..you are doing it wrong.

Unfollow people and start following smart, interesting people that challenge and feed your desire for knowledge and don’t post photos of their cats/food/holiday boasting photos etc etc.

There is a lot of really interesting dialog happening on SM folks…..if you don’t see it then you are missing out.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

A Man For All Seasons

Its rather ironic that we went to see "A Man For All Seasons" the same day that the Michael Flynn guilty plea was entered......

The play is primarily about the split if the Church Of England from the Vatican (so that Henry VIII could get a divorce and marry again). But what I think its really about is really about is leaders surrounding themselves with fools and yes men and the execution of Sir Thomas More a man who stood up for his principles in the face of certain death.

If you are in NY its well worth seeing and runs until Dec 17th




https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/article/A-MAN-FOR-ALL-SEASONS-Opens-at-Heights-Players-in-Brooklyn-20171201






ROPER So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law!
MORE Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
ROPER I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
MORE  Oh? (Advances on ROPER voice roused and excited) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you-where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? (He leaves him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast-man's laws, not God's-and if you cut them down-and you're just the man to do it-d'you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.