Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Our congress just passed the Financial Reform Bill on July 15th, establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What's interesting to note however is in the following paragraph:

Independent Bureau Is Established. The Financial Reform Act creates the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, an independent bureau within the Federal Reserve System. Under the direction of a presidential appointee, the Bureau implements federal consumer financial laws through rulemaking, orders, policy statements, guida

Setting the Stage

This video really said a lot to me this afternoon:

Population is projected to double in Africa in the next 50 years to 2 billion people. I wonder how much dryer and warmer the planet is going to be by then...Does anyone else see where this is going?

Yum Yum

There's not much to say, just watch it. Oh and don't turn it off, he gets to the racial disparity of it all as well

A Stupid Way to Brick an Awesome Router

WRT54GL Router by Linksys

The Linksys WRT54GL is arguably one of the most rock solid home/office routers that one can buy today. Even though the hardware is becoming more and more dated running one with a custom firmware can give someone like me (a nerdy hobbyist) an extremely powerful router for a relatively low price.

I recently traded my dad my never WRT110N wireless-N router for his older WRT54GL purely for the ability to run custom firmware. Unfortunately I also learned something pretty interesting about how these router


toronto police -- strike first, ask questions never

talking to god

"So we're not obliged to "please" you or follow your alleged guidelines or anything like that?"

"Absolutely not. Never issued a single guideline in the lifetime of this Universe. Have to find your own way out of the maze. And one early improvement is to stop expecting me - or anyone else - to come and help you out."

-- Harry Stottle

Almost sounds crazy enough to believe even...

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