Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bing Bing

I wonder if Microsoft should spin off its search business. Probably the best thing that could have happened for MSFT is the government breaking up the company. That would probably have resulted in twice the market cap for the parts than the current stock...think of how Rockefeller made his riches.

So I would think that Bing would attract tons of good money as a new entrant into the search field. An entrant with a risky, but potentially huge return.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Map of S&P 500

Find companies near you.  Can you draw a map with street addresses of public companies in your neighborhood.  Maybe start with zips.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Second Coming

With all of the advancements with technology and computers, I wonder if anyone has applied the use of statics and probability to the likelihood of Jesus returning to the earth?

In Ancient Greece, the gods, such as Ares, Apollo, and Aphrodite, shared the earth with their human subjects. Well, maybe not shared, but the earth, sun, and sky were for their enjoyment as well as for humankind. Today, we live in an age of precision. If you can't find it on a balanced scorecard, then it might as not well exist.

So here is my question...maybe I can outsource the problem to India...what is the probability that Jesus will come to earth during my lifetime? 10%? 1%? .01%? .0000001%? My gut feeling thinks it is in the 3% to 5% range +/- 10%, but I can't provide an educated guess without doing the math, and since I'm no statistician, it may take the rest of my life before I can give any justifyable answer, so for now I'll just go with my gut.

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