Friday, April 29, 2016

Link roundup

1. "Cloud seeding returns to LA, but no one is sure if it works"

2. "Imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery. Well, in that case Under Armour has just received its biggest compliment yet."

Recently, Chinese brand Uncle Martian launched their sportswear line with a logo and font almost identical to that of the Baltimore brand.
3. "The Racist Roots of a Way to Sell Homes"
Contracts for deed make gouging possible, because unlike traditional mortgages, there is no appraisal or inspection to ensure that the loan amount is reasonable. They also let an investor swiftly evict buyers for missed payments, rather than giving them time to catch up, as required under a mortgage.
Investors in the contracts include some of the Wall Street players who inflated the mortgage bubble, including Daniel Sparks, the former Goldman Sachs executive, whose department was betting on a crash in 2007 even as the bank was selling toxic mortgage securities.
4. Deadpool Blu-Ray is $20 (50% off) at Amazon.