|Blathering for Monday, 19 April 2010|
00:12: Mikal shared: Volcanic Ash Blankets Europe
- Cool volcano photos.
01:13: Mikal shared: BBC News - Cook-book misprint costs Australian publishers dear
- So, that book you buy for $30? It cost $3 to print. Just sayin'. Oh, and it advocates racist cannibalism.
02:48: Mikal shared: Wall Street beware: the lawyers are c... - Google News
- Click on the top article in the search results ("Wall Street beware: the lawyers are coming", by Frank Partnoy). That will get you round the ft.com paywall.
"Although the SEC focused on an arcane synthetic collateralised debt obligation known as Abacus 2007-AC1, its complaint is a spare 22 pages. The heart of the document is one straightforward claim: that Goldman misrepresented the role played by Paulson & Co, a hedge fund. Goldman allegedly told investors that Paulson was investing in the deal, when instead Paulson bet against it. Goldman also allegedly hid from investors Paulsons significant role in selecting the subprime mortgage securities referenced in the trade. Thus, the SEC cast a supposedly incomprehensible derivatives trade as a morality tale: the investors were gingerbread boys who werent told about the fox."
It will be interesting if this is how Wall Street is punished for the way they behaving leading up the sub prime implosion.
03:07: Mikal shared: Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce Vs. Metallica - Telephone Vs. Enter Sandman (Djs From Mars Bootleg Remix)
- This is awesome.
03:30: Mikal shared: YouTube - Lady Gaga - Poker Face (Djs From Mars Bootleg Remix)
- Now I'm wading through DJs from Mars videos on YouTube. This one is ok, but a lot of them aren't as good as the original songs. I suspect the Telephone / Enter Sandman one is unusually good.
03:38: Mikal shared: YouTube - Lady Gaga vs. Coldplay - Viva La Vida vs. Bad Romance (Djs From Mars Mashup Remix)
- This one is ok too.
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