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Guest Post on Portugal

(In comments to one of the posts here on Greece, Tiago Lemos Peixoto posted some observations on the situation in Portugal. In response to some questions from me, he sent the message below. We don’t hear much in the US about the the political-economic situation in Portugal, and I thought Tiago’s discussion was interesting enough to post on the front page. I’ve posted his original comment first, and then then the followup....

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Spring AMQP 1.5.0 Release Candidate Available

We are pleased to announce that the release candidate for the 1.5 release (1.5.0.RC1) is now available.New features and improvements in this release include:Enhanced HA Queue SupportThe high availability queue support has been enhanced in that you can configure a listener container to connect to the broker that is currently the master for the container’s queue. If the connection is lost, the new master is determined and a connection...

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10-Year TIPs Yield and Stock Returns

I’ve been crunching the numbers on stock returns and the 10-year TIPs yield. Intuitively, this relationship makes sense. TIPs are a decent measure of expected bond values, so the lower their yields, the better the return ought to be for stocks. One problem is that there’s not a lot of data. I went to FRED and took all 10-year TIPs data, which only goes back to 2003. I then compared it with the Wilshire 5,000 Total Return Index. I...

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Weekly Roundup of Programming-Related Articles: August 14th, 2015

It’s Friday and lots of things happened over this week. GitHub released their new GitHub Desktop so you can have an easier GitHub workflow, Rust released their stable Rust 1.2, Ember released Ember 2.0 (which actually only removes features that were deprecated as of Ember 1.13), Docker added features with the 1.8 update, OpenSSH released their version 7.0, there’s now IPython 4.0, and more. As for the interesting/trending...