Sunday, March 8, 2009

A couple of random thoughts (edit: a couple more while watching MTP)

First, Thorium Nuclear Reactors are interesting. Learn more about them here . (hat tip of sorts to Reddit)  Essentially, thorium is cheaper and generally safer than Uranium.  An interesting alternative to existing technology and maybe part of the answer to "oil independence" 

Second, what does a trillion dollars look like? For perspective, here's a billion dollars:

Now, here's what one trillion dollars looks like:

I think they're gonna need a bigger boat.

Edit: Newt Gingrich on Meet the Press feels that the cause of falling markets is largely rhetoric. Mort Zuckerman points out the Gingrich is wrong - it is a matter of fundamentals. 

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