How to Divide The Frequency of Digital Logic Clocks

One of the issues you'll quickly run into as you tackle more and more complex projects in your electronics hobby is the need to run things at different speeds.  As time is the essence of digital logic - in fact, logic itself relies on having discrete periods of time in which to switch bits between 1s and 0s - you'll start to want to explore … [Read more...]

Inflation Adjusted Silver Investment Return Calculator

On this page we present an automatically updating (daily) silver return calculator. Enter any two dates since January 2nd of 1968, and we will compute the annualized and total returns on money invested in silver between those two dates. We also automatically adjust the quoted returns for inflation, optionally, if you choose the "Adjust For … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 07/19/2014

No hilarious spammer emails or comments to share with you this week - I think the public forum really scared them off (right?).  So, I guess I'll just say: happy weekend. Links We Liked! Conor Sen points out on his Tumblr that, if you zoom out a bit, America is quite exceptional - even with all the folks saying otherwise.  We agree … [Read more...]

More Signs of the Thawing Labor Market

About a week ago, we posted our thoughts on the labor market - namely, that it is finally in some type of a recovery stage.  We wanted to follow up because we wanted to expand on our comments about the quit rate, and talk a bit about why we think it's important: it boils down to correcting one of the silliest quotes that abounds on the … [Read more...]

If You Agree With Reddit About This Nintendo Investor Meeting Question, You’re Doing Investing Wrong.

Even though this is ostensibly a post about Nintendo, I've actually got a bone to pick with both Nintendo and Reddit on this one - stemming from this thread on Reddit.  (Before you ask - "It's in /r/gaming, what did you expect?"... note that it went a bit viral, garnering 933 comments by the time I wrote this.) But, let me first assure the … [Read more...]

The DQYDJ Weekender, 7/12/2014

The spam, folks, it gets funnier and funnier! Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read? ... on a three year … [Read more...]

The S&P 500′s Actual, Inflation Adjusted and Dividend Reinvested Price

It annoys us to no end that when people quote market returns, they generally will only use nominal returns, and ignore the effects of inflation.  This discounts the way most of us live - when we take money out, we do so in order to spend at current market prices, not past prices.  When we invest in mutual funds, they generally roll our dividends … [Read more...]

The Thawing Employment Market

As proprietors of a site which has continually highlighted that much of the recent unemployment rate reduction came from a reduction in the number of people working - and that weakness was reflected through the unemployment population ratio.  A number of recent data points, however, suggest that the thaw is finally on - let's look at the signs that … [Read more...]

How Canada’s Real Estate Market is Like Beanie Babies

Remember Beanie Babies?  Those adorable little stuffed (with beans!) animals which set off a crazy toy bubble of epic proportions, right before the ensuing Tickle Me Elmo bubble really took off.  Yep, the 1990s were bullish for toys every bit as much as they were bullish for technology. Around a year ago we warned you folks, as a dispassionate … [Read more...]

Inflation Adjusted Bitcoin Return Calculator

On this page we present an automatically updating (daily) bitcoin return calculator.  Enter any two dates since July of 2010, and we will compute the annual and total returns on money invested in bitcoin between those two dates.  We also will automatically adjust the quoted returns for inflation, optionally, if you choose the "Adjust For Inflation … [Read more...]