Heads up to all our readers – the site will be down for approximately one hour at 1:00 AM Pacific Time/4:00 AM Eastern Time (UTC 9:00) Sunday morning. We’re moving from the 2GM RAM VPS to a 4GB RAM VPS thanks to Webfaction upgrading our plan.
I’ll increase some of the caches once the site is back – any of you who find yourselves deep into our archives should see the benefit.
Anyway, here’s what we enjoyed this week.
Links We Liked!
- We’ve written quite about about the Negative Income Tax/Universal Basic Income here. Here’s an article from Brookings making the argument for cash transfers over other forms of social support.
- Our friend J$ shares the details (and savings/new income!) for his move back to Maryland.
- Skynet coming soon? Google demonstrated a neural network with the uncanny ability to identify where a photo was shot without location data.
- Ironman at Political Calculations shares some interesting research he came across: using ultrasound to dry clothes(!).
- The Money Beagle walks through getting a ‘more expensive’ cell phone plan… and why it really wasn’t more expensive.
- Say it ain’t so! 538 does a deep dive on rancid olive oil in the United States.
- Scientists demonstrated a way to increase the shelf life of cold milk… great news for you expiration date-ignorers.
- Sherry at Save. Spend. Splurge. shares her thoughts on being your own boss, being between jobs, and whether freelancing is a good option for you.
- A Government-inspired horror story from Sam at Financial Samurai related to dropped balls and ancient car-selling history.
- Is fake burping worth an arrest? Bloomberg brings a sad story on belching in gym class.
- Another clue that we should follow up our post on online markets and reviews: there is a large community arbitraging sales and purchases between Amazon and eBay, with a lot of shady players.
- Nelson at Financial Uproar discusses the downsides of minimalism… and writes more than a minimal number of words about it! (Someone should argue against maximalism in a Tweet).
- At A Wealth of Common Sense: comparing the market after 1929 and 2000.