Thursday, October 13, 2005

Briefly noted...

How to make a fortune from all those the stock investments that get spammed into your e-mail. Short them!

Corporate lawyers fight back to prevent plaintiffs' lawyers from turning silica into the next asbestos, and the tort wars turn.

The Danish air force kills Rudolph the reindeer, pays compensation to Santa Claus to save Christmas.

NASA and the X-Prize Foundation throw a party, looking to the future. A modest proposal:
"NASA should simply send an unmanned probe to Mars containing a well-sealed, well-protected capsule containing a check for $1,000,000 ... [insert favorite number of zeroes here], payable to bearer. The first person who manages to get there and collect it gets to keeps it."