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then and now

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I watched Taxi Driver recently, here’s a look at how the places in New York where it has filmed have changed since then.

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30/09/2010 at 2:20 am

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pan roasted corn

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One of my new favourite things to cook.

It can be even simpler than the method given in that article though, just melt some butter in a cast iron pan, throw the corn in and add some spices.

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18/09/2010 at 4:53 am

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student loan debt

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An infographic detailing the history of student loan debt, and how that debt has become more onerous over time due to legislation.

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18/09/2010 at 4:50 am

Posted in economy, interesting

factoid of the day

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16/09/2010 at 8:08 pm

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why you should or should not date writers

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Number 18: Writers are surrounded by interesting people. Every last one of whom is imaginary.

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16/09/2010 at 7:30 pm

Posted in funny

why inequality in the us is increasing

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Slate has been running a series of articles on inequality under the title “The Stinking Rich and the Great Divergence”. In today’s entry, the author gives a “back-of-the-envelope calculation” of what the causes of the increase in income inequality in the US have been. He attributes the increase in equality to the following factors:

* Immigration: 5%.
* Changes in tax rates and rules: 5%.
* Labour union decline: 20%.
* Increased trade: 10%.
* Educational factors: 30%.
* And 30% reserved for factors related to what he calls corporate “pampering of the Stinking Rich”.

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16/09/2010 at 4:28 pm

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where would julia child have eaten

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If she were in Atlanta?

The answer.

Written by geek

10/09/2010 at 11:14 pm

Posted in food, interesting