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Archive for February 12th, 2009

12/31 Pension/OPEB Update

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Updated for new data on Feb 13

For companies in our data collection universe (S&P Composite 1500 companies plus some extras, such as major insurance companies) that have a fiscal year ending December 31, we have now collected 2008 data for 21 companies, comprising about 8.7% of our data (as measured on the basis of pension assets as of the close of 2007). Although basic trends for the full universe will vary slightly from the interim results collected to this point, the complete picture continues to come into focus — Read the rest of this entry »

Written by macheide

12 February 2009 at 6:06 pm

Posted in άctuary

Trashing Google Video

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Google Video has long been “currently unable” to do much of anything except make excuses (which they also suck at). About the only reason I’ve bothered to waste any time using it at all has been that YouTube has its own shortcomings, particularly since Google injected that with its ubiquitous brand of mediocrity. But they’ve kicked me in the head one too many times. So like with Google’s ludicrously substandard attempts at SMS alerts and at crossing swords with wikipedia, their video service goes out to trash.

No, no reason to “check back later,” not ever. They’ll only be worse off than they already are.

Now, what does Google want to screw up next? (Think: Google documents, another piece of junk.)

Bumper Sticker [] - reprobate

Written by macheide

12 February 2009 at 3:57 pm

Posted in reprobate

dream meme

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The dearly betrothed and the nearly departed
were cavorting around in his dream,
which was over before it even got started
since it only got by as a meme.

[th final words clinging to th final edges of what had been a disorganized assortment of questions. no setting, no characters, no plot, no images or sensations. just questions]

Bumper Sticker [] - oneirra

Written by macheide

12 February 2009 at 4:04 am

Posted in oneirra