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Mr Neilson outlined four factors he argued undermine the case for housing as an …

July 30th, 2014

Mr Neilson outlined four factors he argued undermine the case for housing as an investment: 

• property returns were often exaggerated by inflation; 
• the cost of taxes, rates and maintenance can absorb half of one’s rental yield; 
• long-term value is determined by affordability; 
• and “to be optimistic about residential property prices rising in general much faster than inflation is a supreme act of faith”.

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Billionaire investor Kerr Neilson puts shares ahead of property

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Not only build products, but also build a culture, hack culture

July 29th, 2014

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It might get weird: why Dropbox employees are goofing around on company time
Out in the San Francisco bay, behind AT&T Park, a giant version of Dropbox’s “open box” logo bobs up and down in the waves. It’s actually a paddle boat, with the giant box built on top; inside, two…

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You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns….

July 26th, 2014

You don’t need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren’t, you must recognize your limitations and follow a course certain to work reasonably well. Keep things simple and don’t swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick “no.”

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Buffett’s annual letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments
In an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming shareholder letter, Warren Buffett looks back at a pair of real estate purchases and the lessons they offer for equity investors.

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Insight: 7 market myths that make investors poorer

July 26th, 2014

1. You can’t be Warren Buffett
2. You get what you pay for?
3. You should focus either on fundamentals or technical analysis?
4. The myth of ‘passive’ investing
5. The stock market will make you rich?
6. You have to beat the market?
7. ‘Stocks for the long run’ is the best strategy?

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You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor Outside the Box

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Good developers have a passion for coding, a passion for helping others, and a passion…

July 26th, 2014

Good developers have a passion for coding, a passion for helping others, and a passion for communicating

• Stack Overflow doesn't use many unit tests because of their active community and heavy usage of static code.
• Performance As A Feature 
• Hardware is cheaper than developers and efficient code. You are only as fast as your slowest bottleneck and all the current cloud solutions have fundamental performance or capacity limits.
Garbage collection driven programming. StackOverflow goes to great lengths to reduce garbage collection costs, skipping practices like TDD, avoiding layers of abstraction, and using static methods. While extreme, the result is highly performing code.
• The cost of inefficient code can be higher than you think. Efficient code stretches hardware further, reduces power usage, makes code easier for programmers to understand.

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StackOverflow Update: 560M Pageviews a Month, 25 Servers, and It’s All About Performance – High Scalability -

The folks at Stack Overflow remain incredibly open about what they are doing and why. So it&…
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How To Tie Shoelaces

July 26th, 2014

How To Tie Shoelaces

How To Tie Shoelaces

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金三胖版小苹果奥巴马亲情助演

July 26th, 2014

金三胖版小苹果奥巴马亲情助演

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The Bug-A-Salt air-powered RIFLE takes out creepy crawlies with a single blast of…

July 8th, 2014

The Bug-A-Salt air-powered RIFLE takes out creepy crawlies with a single blast of SALT

• The Bug-A-Salt is an air-powered rifle that blasts a pinch of normal table salt at such high velocity that it is lethal to creepy-crawlies
• Unlike fly swatters, which often leave smears of dead fly after they have been squashed, the only clean-up this remarkable device needs is a quick brush
• The device was designed by a Santa Monica, California-based artist

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Bug-A-Salt: The Original Salt Gun
Fly problem? The Bug-A-Salt gun fires ordinary table salt to kill flies and other pesky insects. Experience the thrill of shooting the original salt gun to eliminate the common housefly.

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