Weekend Open Thread   3 comments

I will be running errands with my wife this afternoon, so here is your weekend open thread, where you can discuss any topic you like.

This week, I offer you a little helpful tip. Have you ever seen a smartphone app or game you would like to use/play on your pc, but the app/game doesn’t have a pc-compatible version? No problem! There is a free program called Bluestacks which will allow your pc to act like a smartphone. It is free, but it is also beta, so it is a little quirky, but seems to work mostly fine. You can use your Bluestacks to emulate either an iPhone or Android, so you can access either system’s app stores.

I discovered Bluestacks when I was looking for a way to play Plague Inc. on my pc. I first discovered this addicting game from a Bloomberg article. After playing it a couple of times on my smartphone, I decided my back and neck weren’t going to survive this much time on my smartphone, yet I loved the game. Is anything as much fun as unleashing a plague which wipes out the human race? Ok, maybe I am a little warped…

Anyway, necessity being the mother of invention, I discovered Bluestacks, where I have enjoyed playing Plague Inc. So while you are enjoying your weekend, just remember me, sitting in front of my pc, unleashing bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other forms of contagion on the world.

Enjoy your weekend…and try to stay healthy!

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Posted November 22, 2013 by edmcgon in Open Thread

3 responses to “Weekend Open Thread

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  1. just saw a commercial for something called “loanmax”. two very chesty 20+ chesty women offering loans (and vaginas?) at the lowest possible interest rates.

    I’m going to 100% cash before the end of the 1st week Dec. Happy t day. to all

  2. Eugene Fama, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics, in a Jan. 2010 interview in the New Yorker:

    The rest of the world got converted to the notion that markets are pretty good at allocating resources. The more extreme of the left-leaning economists got blown away by the collapse of the Eastern bloc. Socialism had it 60 years, and it failed miserably. In that way, Chicago theory prospered. Milton Friedman and George Stigler were fighting that battle pretty much alone in the old days. Now it is pretty general. An experience like we had (in the 2008 financial crisis) rehabilitates the remnants of the old socialist gang. (Laughs) Unfortunately, they seem to be in control of the government, at this point.

    WSJ — Notable & Quotable

    • Tom,
      i still think the world hasn’t come up with the “perfect” economic school of thought yet. I have read Austrian economists shoot holes in both Keynesian and Chicago economics, and yet the only solution Austrian economics offers is the gold standard, which was awful for Spain during the colonial period, not to mention all the economic ups and downs in the U.S. at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th century.

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