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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:01 PM

Re: No bears for Berkshire

Isn't this a rather bearish sign nobody wants to go on stage as the designated bear..


Yes, in the same way that no credible person wants to talk about the earth being flat, and that being a bearish sign for the spherical earth [more]

Tue Apr 22

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DTBoojum replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:36 PM

Re: Ackman rides again!

KK,

I agree with all your points, and think the prudent thing to do is to stay away.

But then, I said that when I shorted it at $70, and when I covered at $95, and now it is $150. I covered because I decided it was too hard for me [more]

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International Business Machines (IBM) will Outperform the S&P 500

Sun Apr 20

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:56 PM

Re: Fuel from seawater

There is a catalytic converter underneath your car. There are no battery wires to it. There is no gas line to it. How does it work to convert exhaust gases to carbon dioxide and water, since there is a chemical reaction, and without [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:19 AM

Re: Fuel from seawater

In high school chemistry class we learned about catalysts; materials which caused a reaction for either dissociation or association of molecules, but which, once the process was complete, was unchanged itself. If you have a "catalyst", [more]

Sat Apr 19

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:47 AM

Re: Fuel from seawater

For a science magazine, they have published a remarkably science-free article.
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It's not a "science" magazine, it's a consumer magazine that themes around science.



I guess that depends on how you [more]

Fri Apr 18

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:15 PM

Re: Fuel from seawater

It's like saying you have a solution for world hunger, making bread out of seawater. All you have to do is add flour...

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And remove most of the salt



Actually, surprisingly, no.

A typical ratio for [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:28 AM

Re: Fuel from seawater

The next major step is to build the infrastructure to convert seawater into fuel on a massive scale. The Navy would first start mass-producing fuel in land-based operations, which would be the first step toward installing fuel generation systems [more]

Thu Apr 17

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DTBoojum replied to the Canada (General) board. 3:47 PM

Re: Canuck Nat Gas

Paramount/perpetual is rising steadily so I may still break even around $2.50.
The whole market has a funny feel about it and I am sorely tempted to take my profits on Husky, Advantage and possibly Pengrowth before the market decides to
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DTBoojum posted to the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. board. 1:33 PM

Walmart and Euronet

Walmart gets into the money transfer business, and kills 2 birds with one stone for me, sending down shares in MoneyGram (MGI) in which I have a short position:

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:25 PM

Re: 5 ticket punch card, bis

Thanks for all the replies, I learned a few things.

I have a hard time imagining I would just buy whatever comes up in a screen, since every business is a bit different. If a company has a lot of revenue growth, but it's not profitable, I [more]

Wed Apr 16

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:04 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

Some confusion exists with regard to the terminology of heat pumps and the
use of the term "geothermal". "Geothermal" derives from the Greek and
means "Earth heat" - which geologists and many laymen
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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:00 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

Our system circulates antifreeze continuously through three consecutive 400 foot deep wells and the output is at 65F degrees. I understand how the air conditioner works but will never be able to explain how the furnace works (something about a [more]

Tue Apr 15

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:50 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

He must be sitting on an atopic geyser because geothermal is typically far too expensive for one to ever recuperate the cost. Plus if you believe that 200W can heat any home, I have some swampland, ahem, prime real estate you might be interested [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:47 PM

Re: Todd and Ted

So a future prospective seller could presumably call any one of the pair or trio, and if there was interest on our end the question could go to this new little committee. Meanwhile, the CIO's do their thing in the markets with whatever the [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:01 AM

Re: Todd and Ted

it sounds like the
decision of whether any excess cash flow would go to the T&T portfolio
instead of "re-investment" in operating subs would be up to the COO and not T&T.
Likewise the decision on whether to use any
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Mon Apr 14

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DTBoojum posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:16 PM

5 ticket punch card, bis

OK, related question for the board.

Say you want to use a screener like the Financial Times', and you are allowed to use up to 3 criteria. You will blindly invest half of your portfolio in whatever 5 stocks obtain the highest score in your [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Value Hounds board. 3:14 PM

Re: Value Screening and Company Knowledge

Do find them hard to use at least the ones tried have been difficult
Know that brokerages offer screening tools--might try there

I usually troll through the biggest losers and winners daily from the WSJ looking for ideas. Also get a
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DTBoojum replied to the Apple board. 3:01 PM

Re: Samsung graphene breakthrough?

Sure sounds big. Sounds like what God is made of, in fact. And it seems He revealed His Truth to... ugh. Samsung.


Don't be made at God, she has had some bad experiences with truth-revelation and apples.

DTB

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DTBoojum replied to the Canada (General) board. 1:20 PM

Re: Index Funds

You should read the book itself rather than a reviewer. But in any case, the 10.8% figure was without adjustment for inflation, which averages about 2% per year over the long term, yielding about 8.8% compounded real growth after inflation. Of [more]

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