Is $600/mo for a used car crazy?

WSJ has an article hitting on how rising interest rates are hurting consumers. Not exactly stunning stuff. But this graph blew me out of the water. Car payments are now $800/mo new and $600/month used? The most I’ve paid for a car is $20,000 (used) and the payments...
Thoughts on Qin Gang Firing

Thoughts on Qin Gang Firing

News in the US continues to report that Qin Gang was fired over an affair. Maybe. I think that the interesting thing is that Qin had a child. Pro-life isn’t a thing in China, and it is rather surprising that a high level official wouldn’t simply push for an abortion,...
New White House Situation Room

New White House Situation Room

The White House released photos of the situation room after a makeover. It now looks the way that we all imagined it did. The old situation room The renovated situation room The highest-tech photos: the communications center: What struck me in 2014 when the White...

Is the cybersecurity job market losing steam?

The Wall Street Journal reports today (2023-08-21): More Cyber Companies Announce Layoffs. It’s not a clickbait headline, there really are companies laying off cybersecurity workers but it’s important to realize it isn’t indicative of the larger job market. The...

August 20th, 2023 – Hunter Biden Roundup

Two stories on the Hunter Biden investigation today, one from Politico and the other from the Washington Post. The Investigation Politico’s post is a medium length read that goes over the history of the investigation. Hunter Biden’s lawyers either...