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Sat Dec 20

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:23 AM

Re: Poll: OT: Tesla Motors...


I think the CEO is bright but he thinks he is super bright. With his hubris he will eventually find a way to bankrupt his firm with one of his grand ideas.


Musk is unquestionably super bright. He might still be [more]

Wed Dec 17

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:56 PM

Re: The European disease

Self-employed people have to pay 250 euros a month "tax" every month simply because they are self-employed

I'm going to guess that he's referring to social security contributions and mandatory health [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 12:42 PM

Re: Batteries and planned obsolescence

Replace that dying battery or carry an extra for backup power! 3.7 V, 5.3 Whr, 1430 mAh.

That's the nominal voltage, doesn't tell you anything about how high the internal cell voltage goes.


Replacements are not a [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Apple board. 7:22 AM

Batteries and planned obsolescence

I recently bought the Sony Xperia Z3 compact, the first phone I own with a sealed-in battery.
This has caused me to look in more detail into battery longevity and what I found hasn't necessarily pleased me.

It appears that Sony is [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:20 AM

Re: Torture is...

No, the stakes in WWII were different, not higher. There was no chance that a handful of Germans would walk into Times Square and set off a bomb or biological weapon powerful enough to wipe out half the city.

Well yes, actually there [more]

Tue Dec 16

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:42 AM

Re: Torture is...

The world changed on 9/11.

Really? The US didn't think it was necessary to officialize torture during the war with the evil empires of Nazi Germany or the cold war and hot proxy wars with the USSR, where the stakes were MUCH [more]

Mon Dec 15

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:03 AM

Re: Cheney: "no problem" torturing inn

Well, to be consistent, can I assume you would also describe as a "piece of garbage" our current president who uses drones to MURDER SUSPECTED terrorists and kill SCORES of innocent men, women and children along the [more]

Thu Dec 11

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:09 AM

Re: Frank Langone on Squawk Box


The sad reality is that people always have and always will have varying levels of capacity and initiative. They fall at all points along a bell curve. In decades past those with lower capacities or lower levels of initiative could still make
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Wed Dec 10

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:15 AM

Re: World murder statistics

While it's obviously not the same to the 48 victims out of the 8.081 million population, it *IS* practically zero when compared to the 5,929 victims out of Guatemala's 15.4 million population. Yes, one can nit-pick the hell out of a percentage [more]

Tue Dec 9

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 7:51 AM

Re: World murder statistics


All 109 of the countries above America have 100% gun bans.


This statement is obviously false.
For example, the Philippines (which you listed) make it quite easy to own a gun, similar to the US, if not more so.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:37 AM

Re: I lasted three days


The neurological issues are well documented and are now typically anecdotal reports at best. But again, not typically fatal.


Of course not typically. But theoretically, if you adhere strictly to a vegan diet for decades, you'll [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:35 AM

Re: OT: CBI

It seems likely to be just a cyclical thing. A few years of no/slow growth are not fatal, and it rewards the patient investor who looks past the cycle and gets a good entry.

The question is whether this has all been priced in already [more]

Mon Dec 8

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:39 PM

Re: I lasted three days

Here's some cases of neurological damage caused by a failure to supplement B12 in vegans:

http://veganhealth.org/b12/cases

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:32 PM

Re: I lasted three days

Okay, a little perspective. Yes, purely vegan diets are too low in B12, but B12 deficiency is rarely, rarely fatal.

It is if it persists for long enough, it just takes many years.
In the longer term, it's more the neuropathy I'd [more]

Sun Dec 7

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:53 AM

Re: I lasted three days


Seventh Day Adventists live on average 10 years longer than the rest of Americans. Reason? They eat very little meat.


The healthiest diet appears to contain some meat, though not nearly as much as the average westerner's [more]

Sat Dec 6

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:43 AM

Re: Elon the Disruptor

Driving around in Northern California, even the Tea Party folks are putting solar panels on their roofs.

Solar power must be creating some pretty painful psychological conflicts in many rightwingers.
On the one hand, [more]

Tue Dec 2

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:41 PM

Re: Electronics & Humans

Here's something useful:

https://justgetflux.com/

Sun Nov 23

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Apple board. 6:55 AM

Re: Battery Life - Z3 compact vs. Iphone 6

I have no idea what you are talking about here. I've been using iPhones for years now

This is a problem mainly on the iPad, no idea how it affects the iPhone.
In general, I would expect it to have a MUCH smaller impact, as the [more]

Sat Nov 22

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 8:29 PM

Re: House Panel on Benghazi

I guess the AP ( you do know this is just an AP feed, and your BS portrayal as a FOX story is garbage right?) thinks there is a chasm between lying and intentionally misleading?

The report finds, as I understand it, that what the [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:20 AM

Re: Grant

The first big battle after Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, looked to be much the same, with the confederates on their heels Grant attacked

I believe you are referring to the Battle of the Wilderness.

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