Rare Apple-1 computer to go under the hammer at Christie’s, may fetch Rs 4.56 cr

Related Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe fetches $1.02 million at Christie’s auction Travelling frames: George Michael’s personal art collection to go on tour before Christie’s auction Jeff Koons’ sculpture named ‘Rabbit’ goes under the hammer, fetches $91 mn at auction Catherine Deneuve’s Yves Saint Laurent wardrobe fetches $1.02 million at Christie’s auction Travelling frames: George Michael’s personal art collection to go on tour before Christie’s auction NEW DELHI: In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever…

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The Economics That Made Boeing Build the 737 Max

The infamous 737 Max is now grounded and considered a liability, but this was not always the case. What made Boeing design this particular airplane? Wendover Production explains the economics behind this ill-fated airplane in this video. Part of the reason is that airlines would rather have a cheap small plane than an expensive super efficient small plane. The 737 is just that: a cheap small plane. Priced at just $89 million, the now doomed plane was considered a great deal. This is because Boeing had perfected the 737 manufacturing process…

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Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline’s teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans as atomic particles, rather than as social beings. While academic research often manages to transcend this simplicity, undergraduate education does not – and the influence of these simplified ideas is carried by graduates as they go on to work in politics, media, business and the civil service. Economists such as myself tend to speak in tightly coded jargon and mathematical models. We speak of “economic…

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The economics of the “Avengers” universe

The cast and crew of “Avengers: Infinity War” attend the Los Angeles premiere.    – Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney This post contains spoilers for “Avengers: Infinity War.” What would happen to the economy if half the population suddenly disappeared? Thanos — a space warlord who’s the main villain in the crossover Marvel film “Avengers: Infinity War” —  decides to eliminate 50% of all living beings at random, in a single snap. He spends the movie acquiring infinity stones, which grant him the ability to manipulate reality and carry out his goal.…

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Ford, Mahindra could launch new JV company: Pros and cons of the joint-venture

Ford-Mahindra joint venture is likely to be finalised in the next three months Ford Motor Company and Mahindra & Mahindra are nearing the close of a deal to form a new joint-venture company in India. According to a Reuters report, this deal will likely be the end of the American car manufacturer’s independent operations in the country. The move will make Ford the latest car manufacturer to pull back on its operations in India, joining the likes of General Motors which stopped selling in the Indian market in 2017. Ford has invested more…

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The Bollywood factor in India’s election

“India will not fear terror,” we hear the flag-waving strongman say, as he leads followers and soldiers in the snowy terrain of Kashmir before they come under a hail of bullets from militants. “Terror will fear India.” The man portrayed is Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the scene is the most memorable of a two-and-a-half minute film trailer that has caused a political storm in the country ahead of the forthcoming election. The slick biopic, titled PM Narendra Modi, is due for release on 5 April, days before India’s weeks-long…

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Once a BJP favourite, Computer Baba finds a job, courtesy the Congress government in MP

Namdev Das Tyagi, better known as ‘Computer Baba’ who had shot to fame after he was appointed by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to a five-member committee of godmen to suggest ways to improve the Narmada catchment in April last year has now been appointed as the chairman of the ‘Ma Narmada, Ma Kshipra and Ma Mandaknini River Trust’ by the Kamal Nath government on March 8. The Kamal Nath government issued orders appointing Computer Baba as the chairman of the state government set up trust in the…

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RAZER BLADE STEALTH (2019) REVIEW: THE COST OF COMPROMISE

Razer’s latest Blade Stealth has a new design, more power, and some much-needed improvements. Those changes have the potential to turn the company’s least interesting laptop into its most versatile. The Blade Stealth is Razer’s smallest, lightest, and least expensive laptop, starting at $1,399. It occupies the same space as thin and light computers like Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and Dell’s XPS 13. Like other Razer laptops, it leads the way with specs: it has a fast processor, a new option for a discrete graphics card, and up to 16GB…

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