Previous blog posts by Chris “GadFly” Masse:
- PROF TOM W. BELL, PLEASE, DO SKIP THE PAGAN CELEBRATIONS, AND, PLEASE, DO RETURN TO YOUR DESK TO FINISH THE DRAFT OF YOUR COMMENT TO THE CFTC. THANKS FOR YOUR PRAGMATIC (NOT ‘ETHEREAL’) CONTRIBUTION TO “THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY”. (There is a hidden slam to Robin Hanson in this title. I wonder whether people will get the joke.)
- The CFTC is going to close the comments in 3 days. We have 3 days left to convince the CFTC to accept FOR-PROFIT prediction exchanges (e.g., InTrade USA or BetFair USA), and counter the puritan and sterile petition organized by the American Enterprise Institute (which has on its payroll Paul Wolfowitz, the bright masterminder of the Iraq war).
- TOM W. BELL: “Thanks, Chris. Thanks, too, for being such an effective gadfly. I might well have blown off the whole exercise if you had not kept blogging about how you were awaiting my comment!”
- What to think of HedgeStreet’s comment to the CFTC
- The freshest comments sent to the CFTC
- “To someone like me who trades professionally and also ran for Congress a few years back, InTrade is a marriage made in heaven.”
- HOW TO DESTROY INTRADE, TRADESPORTS AND BETFAIR: a betting application for FaceBook
I do. I notice that PDF file downloads work fine with MicroSoft Internet Explorer. But when I download a PDF file from SSRN with my Mozilla FireFox, it says that the PDF file is corrupted when I try to open it with my Adobe Reader. Should I blame FireFox, or can’-t SSRN handle FireFox well? Who’-s to blame?
Previous blog posts by Chris F. Masse:
- Conditional prediction markets about oil price and SegWay sales… Like the idea, Robin Hanson?
- Justin Wolfers [*] is the most cited prediction market economist
- The Orb @ Texas Tech University
- IS IT SAFE TO LOCATE A PREDICTION EXCHANGE NEAR A RIVER???
- RIVER RISING. POWER PLANT CLOSED. IOWA ELECTRONIC MARKETS AT RISK? DEVELOPING…
- U.S. COAST GUARDS DEPLOYED TO SAVE THE IOWA ELECTRONIC MARKETS
- VIDEO: The financial markets hacker who will impress Jason Ruspini
Very simple. The WSJ is free if you come from big news content aggregators (like Digg or Google News). If you can manage to have your browser produce artificially a Digg or Google News referral, then you’-re permitted to enter the WSJ paid content for free.
- Download RefSpoof, which is an add-on for Mozilla FireFox-
- Type “-digg.com”- in the RefSpoof entry box-
- In the “-R”- drop menu, on the right, check “-static”-.
- Go to the Wall Street Journal, and click on a story. (You’-ll hit the pay wall.)
- Click on “-spoof”-, which is located at the left of the RefSpoon entry box. (That will create the false referral.)
- You’-ll see that the Wall Street Journal story reloads and that the pay wall has disappeared, freeing the content.
The guy who published that trick says it’-s all ethical to him. (Hummm…-)
NEXT WEEK, we’-ll show you how to speculate on BetFair-TradeFair and InTrade-TradeSports event derivative markets…- FOR FREE. Just kidding.