Crude Oil Proved Reserves

By EIA (Billion Barrels in 2012)

World 1,526.0
Middle East 799.6
Saudi Arabia 267.0
Central & South America 238.8
Venezuela 211.2
North America 210.5
Canada 173.6
Iran 151.2
Iraq 143.1
Africa 124.2
Kuwait 104.0
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Tim Berners-Lee — Inventor of the World Wide Web

From Wikipedia
 

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Berners-Lee in 2012

 

Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, (born 8 June 1955), also known as “TimBL“, is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between aHypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web’s continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.    Continue reading

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How to invest like a billionaire

By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch

Opinion: The world’s richest people didn’t make their money trading stocks

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — In a roundabout way, the latest Forbes magazine ranking of the world’s billionaires can help you become a better investor.

But not by catering to your greed in hopes that someday you too could be on that rarefied list of the super-super wealthy.   Continue reading

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Which Blogging Platform Should I Use?

By ADAM DACHIS on LIFEHACKER

WordPress is popular because it’s great. So is Tumblr. Of course, these two platforms are vastly different. WordPress can be hosted by WordPress or self-hosted on your own server and offers an immense amount of control. Tumblr is only hosted by Tumblr and is kind of a cross between blogging and Twitter. If you were only choosing between the two, you’d go with WordPress if you wanted to write more long-form posts and Tumblr if you just wanted to post neat things you find online (or, on occasion, create yourself). But you’re not choosing between just two platforms. You have a wide number of options that do the same thing as these two platforms, plus you’ve got a variety of choices in the middle. Posterous, for example, is very similar to both. Before we take a look at your options, there are a few things you’re going to want to answer these questions (or at least keep them in mind as you read your options:

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2013年七大投资经验教训[CN]

By Jeff Reeves|wsj.com

如今又到了金融“砖家”总结那套老生常谈的过去12个月“投资经验教训”的无聊时刻。

这通常都是些无甚新意,对任何人都毫无帮助的马后炮。

毕竟,如果没能抓住Twitter首次公开募股(简称IPO)的机会,或是没能在25美元的价位买到Facebook股票的话,谁又会在乎2013年是不是社交媒体之年呢?还有,如果你已在巴西股市的大跌中损失惨重,说2013年新兴市场走势糟糕又有什么用呢?

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框架内思维 创新更有力[CN]

最有意义的想法经常就在我们的眼皮子底下。

By DREW BOYD / JACOB GOLDENBERG|WSJ.com

大多数首席执行长(CEO)听到“创新”这个词时都会翻白眼,它让人想起这样的场景:员工们浪费数小时、甚至 数日的时间坐在豆袋椅上一边扔着飞镖,一边反复寻思着他们已经考虑过的想法。“头脑风暴”已然成了无聊和挫折的代名词.

在过去十年里,我们在世界不同地方和每一个主要行业都问过高级主管们有关创新的两个关键问题。第一个问题:“以一到十评分,创新对你公司成功的重要性有多大?”第二个问题:“以一到十评分,你对你公司的创新水平满意度度如何?”  Continue reading

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10月的美国股市面临四大考验[CN]

By E.S. Browning|WSJ.com

目前股市萎靡不振,道琼斯工业股票平均价格指数回到5月份的水平。这没有什么可惊讶的。

在接下来的一个月,市场面临四个巨大的考验:华盛顿债务危机、9月份就业数据、第三财政季度收益报告和美国联邦储备委员会(Federal Reserve, 简称:美联储)的下一次政策会议。
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Seven Mistakes That Will Cost You the Job

By DANIEL LIPPMAN |WSJ.com

Hunting for a job can be stressful, especially in a lackluster economy. But there’s no reason to hurt your chances by making common mistakes:

1. Using a generic cover letter.

If you’re not customizing your letter for the company you’re applying to and showing why you’re especially interested in the firm, you’re sending a bad message.   Continue reading

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Memory Usage Test to See Which is the Lightest Antivirus Software

Updated by Raymond| Raymond.cc

Results and Summary

The result tables are simply split into two, one for the idle memory usage and one for the usage during a virus scan, both in alphabetical order. The colors are self explanatory with green the lightest antivirus and yellow second best. At the other end, red is the heaviest and orange the next most memory hungry.    Continue reading

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10 Popular Web Browsers Tested for Memory and CPU Usage

Updated by HAL9000 | Raymond.cc

Results Summary

To summarize the results from all the browser’s RAM and CPU usage, here’s a simple table showing the scores. Green is obviously the best and pink is the worst for each category. Do note the “Peak CPU usage” is AFTER the pages have fully loaded and not while loading, all browsers hit 100% during that time.

Summary Chart for all browsers

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