7/4/2001; 1:31:56 AM

Reuters: Hidden Costs of Stock Options. “The Merrill study found that if these companies had expensed all the stock options they gave their employees, their year 2000 earnings, on average, would have been some 60 percent lower than reported.”
4:59:19 PM  

CNN: Hot dog eating record shattered. “Nearly doubling the world record, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan consumed 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes to win the 86th annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.” That’s over 4 dogs/min, or 14.4 sec/dog. If the dogs were 5 inches long, that’s 2.88 dog-inches/sec. Ahem.
4:57:57 PM  

Simon Fell: “There’s an implementation of XmlStorageSystem (using 4s4c & pocketSOAP) up and running at http://soap.4s4c.com/xss/soap.asp If you have an XmlStorageSystem client app, feel free to give it a go, let me know if you spot any problems.”
2:25:15 PM  

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