A brief gallivant about the marketplace of ideas.

Tag: Netflix (NFLX)

Read : 2019-10-01

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Diplomacy in the crossfire of Donald Trump’s impeachment battle” (The Economist, 2019-09-29).
  2. Kenenisa Bekele’s huge day at the Berlin Marathon“, by Martin Fritz Huber (Outside Online). In the men’s race, Bekele crosses the finish first in 2:01:41.
  3. Sara Hall runs massive PR in Berlin, takes 5th place“, by Roger Robinson (Runner’s World, 2019-09-29). In the women’s race, Ashete Bekere crosses the finish first in 2:20:14, 7 seconds ahead of Mare Dibaba. Sara Hall of the United States ran a monster PR with a 5th-place finish in 2:22:16.
  4. Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar banned 4 years for doping“, by Runner’s World Editors (Runner’s World, 2019-10-01). Salazar denies all accusations and plans to appeal.
  5. A historical look at Rice decathletes“, by Lance Phegley (Rice Owls, 2019-09-28).
  6. Disney investors are on edge but the growth story keeps getting better“, by Michael Henage (Seeking Alpha, 2019-10-01).
  7. Netflix has a 60% problem“, by Michael Henage (Seeking Alpha, 2019-09-30).

Read : 2019-09-20

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Why time management is ruining our lives“, by Oliver Burkeman (The Guardian, 2016-12-22).
  2. 1 in 16 women say their first sexual intercourse was rape“, by Laura Santhanam (PBS, 2019-09-16).
  3. Netflix reaches streaming deal for ‘Seinfeld’“, by Joe Flint (Wall Street Journal, 2019-09-16).
  4. New York Times’ botched Kavanaugh story the latest in series of blunders from Opinion section“, by Oliver Darcy (CNN, 2019-09-17).
  5. Athletics for the 21st century” (The Harvard Gazette, 2019-09-16).
  6. No. 2 Stanford beats No. 1 Nebraska volleyball in rematch of 2018 national championship“, by Katherine Wright & Michella Chester (NCAA, 2019-09-18).
  7. College volleyball: Rice upsets No. 3 Texas in nail-biting five-setter“, by Katherine Wright (NCAA, 2019-09-18).
  8. Volleyball stuns No. 3 Texas at Tudor Fieldhouse“, by Kenny Bybee (, 2019-09-18).
  9. Billionaires love these 3 stocks, and 2 are good buys today“, by Dividend Sensei (Seeking Alpha, 2019-09-18). Bank of America (BAC), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK), and AT&T (T).
  10. Three billion birds have been lost in North America since 1970“, by Jason Bittel (National Geographic, 2019-09-19). Perhaps more staggering is the percent lost : Those 3 billion birds represent almost 30% of the North American bird population. The article cites pesticides, habitat loss, house cats, and glass windows. The last two kill birds directly (approximately 1B – 4B and 600M, respectively, each year). The first two kill birds indirectly by affecting their ability to migrate.
  11. Airbnb plans huge IPO in 2020, continuing push by tech companies to go public“, by Danielle Abril (Fortune, 2019-09-19).
  12. On climate, the young take the lead“, by Alvin Powell (The Harvard Gazette, 2019-09-19).

Read : 2019-07-18

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. China’s state-driven growth model is running out of gas“, by Greg Ip (Wall Street Journal, 2019-07-18).
  2. Netflix reports first drop in U.S. users in nearly a decade“, by Joe Flint & Patrick Thomas (Wall Street Journal, 2019-07-17).
  3. Why mom and pop businesses are a danger to your data“, by Sophia Akram (OZY, 2019-03-17).

Read : 2019-06-14

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Telegram hit by DDoS attack! Blames China” (Ciso Mag, 2019-06-13). The attack coincides with political protests in Hong Kong against the mainland government; protestors reportedly use Telegram to coordinate, and Telegram founder Pavel Durov claimed the attack came mainly from IP addresses in China. The article clearly explains a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
  2. ‘Brave like Gabe’: Remembering the runner who never gave up in the face of an unbeatable opponent“, by Tim Layden (Sports Illustrated, 2019-06-11). What a rousing end to the story, how fitting given Gabe’s foundation, and how lovely the parallel to athletics, were this once unbeatable opponent taken down by team effort in the (near?) future.
  3. The U.S. is purging Chinese cancer researchers from top institutions“, by Peter Waldman (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2019-06-13).
  4. How Washington learned to love debt and deficits“, by Kate Davidson & Jon Hilsenrath (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13).
  5. Facebook’s new cryptocurrency, libra, gets big backers“, by AnnaMaria Andriotis, Peter Rudegeair, & Liz Hoffman (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13).
  6. Who ‘deserves’ to go to Harvard?“, by Heather Mac Donald (Wall Street Journal, 2019-06-13). One extreme, as told by the other? Power imbalances exist; systemic inequities exist; feelings of entitlement exist. Each can be protected against, exploited, mitigated, exacerbated. As for the “capitalist ethos”,…what’s described sounds more like a “meritocratic ethos”, no?
  7. The Engadget staff on ‘Neon genesis evangelion’“, by Daniel Cooper (Engadget, 2019-06-14). Netflix is set to release the 24-year-old Japanese series on its platform 21 June.

Read : 2019-03-21

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. After Google, EU’s antitrust sights may turn to Amazon and Apple“, by Aoife White (Bloomberg, 2019-03-20).
  2. Did Apple execute major buyback“, by Bill Maurer (Seeking Alpha, 2019-03-20).
  3. Consumers are doubling — or tripling — down on streaming TV“, by Danny Vena (Motley Fool, 2019-03-20).
  4. Winter delight“, by John Cuneo (New Yorker, 2016-01-25). The cover art of the Jan. 25, 2016 issue.

Read : 2019-03-13

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The growth mindset problem“, by Carl Hendrick (Aeon, 2019-03-11). Research-style “interventions” fail to reproduce lab results in the classroom. The author concludes that the growth mindset might be better as philosophy than intervention, better as an implicit mores than an explicit slogan. Might Dweck et al. not reply, “Duh!”?
  2. Bribe styles of the rich and famous” (The Economist, 2019-03-13). Wow. The article hits the nail on the head when it bemusedly notes that there are legal, albeit more expensive, means of achieving the same results, “which for some reason generat[e] less [public] outrage”.

In investing (as always, take others’ analysis critically):

  1. 3 tech stocks to sell in March“, by Tezcan Gecgil (Investor Place, 2019-03-12). Analysis of Netflix, PayPal, and Snap.
  2. Eventbrite: Turning cautious after multiple red flags emerge“, by Gary Alexander (Seeking Alpha, 2019-03-13). Analysis of some depth, despite misspelling the CEO’s name.

Read : 2019-01-06

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The unbearable heaviness of clutter“, by Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi (NY Times, 2019-01-03). I appreciate the nod to Milan Kundera.
  2. Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20 hours“, by Mary Halton (, 2019-01-02).
  3. How space and time could be a quantum error-correcting code“, by Natalie Wolchover (Quanta Magazine, 2019-01-03).
  4. In 2019, blockchains will start to become boring“, by Mike Orcutt (MIT Technology Review, 2019-01-02). And why that’s good news for society.
  5. The inside story of Bandersnatch, the weirdest Black Mirror tale yet“, by Matt Reynolds (Wired, 2018-12-28).
  6. Love after life: Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman’s extraordinary letter to his departed wife“, by Maria Popova (Pocket, 2017-10-17).

Read : 2018-10-18

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. What the Arab world needs most is free expression“, by Jamal Khashoggi (Washington Post, 2018-10-17). In an article written shortly before his murder — allegedly orchestrated and executed by the Saudi Arabian government — Khashoggi ruminates on how to fight a lack of and mis-information, and he decries tepid international pressure for contributing to the boldness of oppressive governments.
  2. Audio offers gruesome details of Jamal Khashoggi killing, Turkish official says“, by David D. Kirkpatrick & Carlotta Gall (NY Times, 2018-10-17). Listen to music, face the music. Murder of a human being simultaneously explodes and recedes into international politics.
  3. What to expect when PayPal reports earnings“, by Michael Henage (Seeking Alpha, 2018-10-17).
  4. Netflix: Don’t even think about buying on the upswing“, by Gary Alexander (Seeking Alpha, 2018-10-17).
  5. Square’s stock price fall could increase its investment appeal“, by Robert Stephens (GuruFocus, 2018-10-17).
  6. Tesla: Waking up too late“, by Bill Maurer (Seeking Alpha, 2018-10-17). An article arguing Tesla’s service coverage is underdeveloped and underfunded.
  7. The evolution of nesting behaviour in Peromyscus mice“, by C.L. Lewarch & Hopi Hoekstra (Animal Behaviour, 2018).
  8. Maryam Mirzakhani: 1977-2017“, by Hélène Barcelo & Stephen Kennedy (AMS, 2018-11).

Read : 2018-10-16

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Elite-college admissions are broken“, by Alia Wong (The Atlantic, 2018-10-14). Does the current college admissions process encourage youth to misrepresent themselves in the hopes of being accepted to coveted schools? Might the educational system more generally (grades, peer pressure, etc.) train students to present what they think others want to see and hear, rather than who they are? What does “who they are” even mean?
  2. Netflix’s growth could slow due to interest rates, analysts warn“, by Annie Gaus (The Street, 2018-10-16). According to Yahoo! Finance, at the end of 2018 Q2, Netflix had debt of 8.3B USD, up from 4.9B USD in 2017 Q3.

Read — 2018-09-14

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. The literature of liberalism” (The Economist, 2018-08-29).
  2. ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ cast previews a darker show than you might expect“, by Samantha Highfill (Entertainment Weekly, 2018-09-13). Netflix original series starring Kiernan Shipka.
  3. Musial earns C-USA athlete of the week“, by Kenny Bybee (Rice, 2018-09-11).
  4. 46 years ago, I left Yale for J.D. Salinger — this fall, I’m returning“, by Joyce Maynard (Vogue, 2018-09-13).