Guess what - since I complained a few weeks back one of my fantasy football teams has won 4 in a row, bringing it to 5-2.
The other one is a perfectly inverted 2-5.
What are you gonna do? Let's do the obvious - look at some links!
Links We Liked!
- Were you affected by the massive attacks last week on Dyn Managed DNS? DNS is basically an internet telephone book, where you look up sites by 'name' (like "dqydj.com") and you get back an IP address like "22.214.171.124". Was it political? Did security expert Bruce Schneier predict the attacks? ... Will larger attacks happen during the elections? Your predictions in the comments, below!
- Nelson at Financial Uproar buries a gem near the end of his post while discussing fad investments - where do you go to find when an idea is overhyped?
- Kelly Sutton had an interesting post on his recent engineering job search, complete with a visualization of how long companies took in various stages of the process.
- Is it possible to prevent mental illness in the womb by supplementing with the B-Vitamin choline? NPR takes a look.
- Political Calculations looks at Fundamental Indexing, or weighting a fixed basket of stocks by fundamental measurements of company performance. Interesting...
- The New York Times discusses placebo buttons in public places - crosswalk buttons, door-close button, even on thermostats(!).
- BuzzFeed is valued at $1.7B? How does that stack up to other media companies?
- WSJ tracks the share of passive investments versus active investments among S&P 500 firms.
- PitchBook's Josh Mayers reports on the current state of venture capital - well charted!
- Bloomberg looks at some investing options targeting younger investors.
- On WSJ, a look at the impact of a double-year adjustment in Social Security taxation which will bring the maximum taxable income for OASDI up to $127,700 from $118,500 for 2017.
- The White House is looking at non-compete agreements and how they affect the flow of labor.
- Also, to complete a WSJ trifecta - financial stress can make you look older(!). So... keep reading, and maybe I'll throw up some outrageous claims about the health benefits of DQYDJ at some point!