Gongol.com Archives: August 2010
Brian Gongol

August 24, 2010

Business and Finance Sales of US homes plunge in July
Nobody should be surprised: The expiration of tax credits means a double-whammy: Not only is the added incentive gone (taking activity out of the market), but the fact that people knew the tax breaks were going to expire caused some to accelerate their purchase plans. Government "stimulus" efforts like Cash for Clunkers and the homebuyers' tax credit have the inevitable effect of stimulating a lot of rapid, visible activity -- but also causing a hangover effect later that tends to be less-noticed.

Science and Technology Mafia uses text messages to television shows to communicate with bosses in prison
Wherever there's a void, ingenuity tends to find a way to fill it -- in this case, the void was for communication tools

Humor and Good News "Airplane!" turns 30
It remains one of the funniest movies ever recorded, containing not a single serious moment

Water News How to size a home-scale system to boost low water pressure