Buy the market, not the rally

SAN FRANCISCO MarketWatch It s taken more than a decade for the Nasdaq Composite Index to trade back near the 3,000 level. Now that it has, are tech stocks a buy

If you look at price-to-earnings ratios and earnings-growth estimates for 2012, you could make a strong argument that the answer is yes.

Given that U.S. Treasury notes are paying historically low interest rates, and fourth-quarter U.S. economic growth was 3%, stocks look more attractive than bonds right now.

That s not to say you should hit the

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An organization has its own shuttle bus and provide free transportation for their employees is a very common service in China. Workers in schools, government agencies or private businesses all enjoy some sort of transportation tip free bus, taxi re reimbursement etc. on a monthly basis. However, it is quite rare here in North America. A recent article in New York Times exposed that Google is providing this service to the employees in the San Francisco region. I suppose it may be not as needed as in China since most people work in Google can afford cars but it is still a very thoughtful service due to high traffic in the cities. If you can hop onto a free ride and relax, surf on the Internet and get off right in front of your office, it s kinda nice isn t it Anyway, the article says, Google owns 32 buses, their routes cover over 10 cities and 6 counties around SF area. The buses provide free transportation to over 25% of the employees around 1200 people. They even have their own department of transportation I googled Google Bus, but only could find the Korean version of Google Bus, but I have to say this is a great idea to keep their employees and great advertisement

Beside free transportation, Google is doing the best to keep the employees: free cafeteria, free GYM, free rock climbing facilities, free swimming pool, free car wash, and free spa I need to forward this to my Microsoft friends

Rhode Island School Prayer Plaqoe Debate Highlight Stupidity Of Left s Neutrality Of Religion Nonsense

The founders and framers of the US Constitution and the Republic should be spinning in their graves over the mindset on display in this situation. Well perhaps they have been spinning in their graves ever since 1947, when the Supreme Court ruled in the Everson v. Board of Education case. A Supreme Court Justice at the time, Hugo Black,an anti-Catholic KKK er introduced a wrong interpretation of the framers original intention in his brief about the case, falsely saying that a separation of church and state existed in the constitution.

Though the ruling went in favor of the plaintiff, it set in stone the misguided notion that all religious expression, whatsoever, was expressly forbidden in public institutions by the framers of the constitution. Republican Tea Party candidate running for the state senate seat in Delaware Christine O Donnell, was widely ridiculed for her statement during a debate that there isn t a separation of church and state clause written in the constitution.

She was absolutely correct to state that it s not there, because it isn t, what does however exist, are the following words in the 1st Amendment:.

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Eric Allam on Code School

Code School runs courses that teach you how to code directly in the browser. We talked to Eric Allam, the brain behind the project and ruby developer at Envy Labs net What s the idea behind Code School
Eric Allan: Most people know how to open up their browser and type into a text field. We think learning to program should be that easy. Most programmers think it s a right of passage to learn the command line and the underlying architecture of computing before ever writing a lick of code

Create Monstrous Characters with illustrator CS5 s Bristle Brush

Unlike the dramatic interface overhaul that accompanied its predecessor, there s so little new to the look and feel of Photoshop CS5 that it s barely worth mentioning.

The Workspace switcher has been modified so that you can drag it out of the drop-down menu across the menubar. Doing so can push the menubar itself down to a second level, which might take up too much screen space for some people. Pre-existing workspaces can be deleted, custom ones added, and generally the workspace concept has gotten a bit more user-friendly.

Toolbox icons have been redrawn with a softer touch. This has the unfortunate effect of making them look mushy and out-of-focus against their gray background. At least the iconography is the same, so the spot healing brush tool still looks like a band-aid, but this was not a welcome change.

Photoshop CS5 greatly expands the toolset that Adobe offers in its flagship product, charting new ways to make image manipulation easier while making older tools work better than before. Don t worry about the lack of a new interface; the new ways to get your project done make this version a must.

Photoshop has been in the English lexicon as a term to edit images for a long time, but the latest version of Adobe s flagship program stretches the canvas of manipulation much further than ever before. The look of the program has changed so little from Photoshop CS4 that users of that version should be instantly comfortable with this major update, but Photoshop Creative Suite 5 Extended gives photographers, artists, designers, and LOLcats obsessives a stunning array of new tools. Among the new features in Adobe s flagship image-editing software are automatic lens corrections, High Dynamic Range toning automated editing tools and significant improvements to creating 3D images.

Develop for as Many users as Possible

John Allsopp, developer and organiser of the Web Directions conferences, responds to Aral Balkan s one version manifesto and argues we should embrace the web s universality and aim to make our sites available for everybody

The fine folks at .net magazine very graciously asked me to comment on Aral s piece, because of a response I recently wrote to the tweet that started the whole conversation, outlining Aral s oneversion manifesto oneversion #manifesto My websites will only support the latest versions of browsers. It s the browser makers duty to get users to upgrade.

There s much I could say in reply to his piece. In fact I ve written a number of detailed responses, but I think it s particularly important to get to the essence of why I expressed, and continue to have, reservations about this.

My Websites will only support the latest browser versions

Hopefully you ve found this report helpful, but let us give you some final advice. It s something you are hopefully already doing if you

Apple to announce e-book creation tools

Ars Technica is reporting that Apple s media event in New York on Thursday won t just be about education partnerships to release textbooks, but that we might also see new tools that are described as GarageBand for e-books.
The new tools are said to make e-book creation much easier than currently available software tools so that writers can more easily write and distribute their books.
In addition to the new tools, the Wall Street Journal suggests that Apple will also unveil new textbooks that are specifically optimized for the iPad. There are also rumors that Apple will announce partnerships with textbook publishers McGraw and Pearson PLC.
If these reports are true, then Apple may intend to revolutionize the e-book market like they did the mobile app market. By including writer-friendly tools and giving those writers a store to distribute and sell their work, Apple could help cut out much of the work and marketing currently necessary to get a book to the masses. Of course, none of this is official, so we ll have to wait until Thursday to find out.

Mobile Social Learning

Study Hall is a new website and iOS app for sharing and studying with friends. Even though the service is still in a beta phase it seems promising. The basic idea behind Study Hall is to enable teachers and students to upload content to a common place and access it through an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod Touch. When using the free iPad app students can communicate in real-time about the content that they are sharing. When using the free iPhone app students can post comments about the content but cannot see each other s comments in real-time.
Applications for Education Study Hall is a promising application for moving course content into a collaborative mobile platform. Once Study Hall publishes their Android app I think there is very real potential for it to be the preferred place for teachers to upload content and for students to study together remotely Math Practice Flash Cards is a free Android App from TeachersParadise.com. The app designed for elementary school students. As the name implies, Math Practice Flash Cards is a set of flashcards for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The app allows you to use pre-made sets of flashcards or create your own set of flashcards. To create your own set of flashcards just choose the parameters of largest numbers and smallest numbers in the flashcard set. You also have the option to choose from fun mode which is not timed or the timed mode.
I gave Math Practice Flash Cards a try on both my Samsung Galaxy Tablet and my Motorola Photon. The app does not appear to be optimized for tablets yet, but it does work very well on my phone.