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Archive for July 29th, 2003

Posted by taxguru on July 29, 2003

IRS upgrade hits another glitch – IRS has a long tradition of flushing millions of dollars down the toilet in attempts to modernize their computer systems. Having the deep pockets of the Federal taxpayers to bail them out prevents the IRS from suffering the same fate that private companies would have met under similar incompetencies.

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Posted by taxguru on July 29, 2003

The unachievable goal of a perfect trading market for stocks and other things is that everybody has access to the exact same information as everyone else has, so that nobody has any advantage over anyone else. As Martha Stewart has discovered, what constitutes illegal insider info is a very subjective assessment.

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Radio Interview

Posted by taxguru on July 29, 2003

This morning’s interview with Baltimore radio station WBAL was moved up at the very last minute. I’m not a morning person, and was up much earlier than normal for the original interview time of 7:25 our time. Luckily, I got up at 6:30, with the goal of browsing the current news beforehand. However, a call came in from the WBAL producer before I could even check the first site. She said they were running behind and needed to put me on earlier than planned. We ended up only having three minutes for this interview.

Since it’s not likely many of you heard the interview at the time, we recorded it off the WBAL Internet feed and I have posted it in standard MP3 format on my site. It runs just over three minutes and the file size is 2.3mb, which is much smaller than the 17mb original wav file.

For anyone interested in how to record things like this, I have been using the Total Recorder program for a few years now and have been very happy with its ability to record anything that is playing through our computers.

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