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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:07 AM

Re: Help Wanted for us ole geezers ;)

Don't know about others but my group spent about six months doing little more than searching millions of lines of code for date code that we then replaced with new calls. Much of it was a waste of time as if we had waited until the first day [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 8:35 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:44 AM

Re: Bull starting?

There are many reasons to suspect the ability of the US Fed to increase rates. An initial 0.25% increase is pretty meaningless when rates are near zero. Money will still flow into other assets looking for returns, even if those are mediocre and [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:27 AM

Re: Help Wanted for us ole geezers ;)

Well maybe Jean David and other Fools et al. may be recruited by the Feds to try and keep their obsolete IT systems operable.

Only if they still use 7-track and 9-track magnetic tape drives. ;-)

I used to use an IBM 704 for [more]

Tue May 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:36 PM

Re: Screen Shot?

Since everyone is describing their way, this is mine.

This is for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7, but the equivalent CentOS should be the same, and perhaps Fedora as well.

1.) Click on the bottom left button on what Microsoft [more]

Sun May 22

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

Re: OT: Best way to buy gold?

Well, if you want to minimize the overhead costs, buy a gold futures contract, choosing one of the ones that's physical delivery rather than cash settled.

The main objection I have to this is that if you buy a contract from the COMEX, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:18 PM

Re: OT: Best way to buy gold?

What is the best and safest way to buy some gold? Coins?; GLD (on the exchange) etc. I am considering buying a small amount to "diversify".

If you want to buy small amounts of gold (i.e., not metric tons of the stuff), you [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:40 AM

Re: Moat

Hindsight is "usually" 20-20 !

"usually" is right. Sometimes, I cannot achieve 20-20 even in hindsight.

Fri May 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 7:50 AM

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Thu May 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Verizon Communications board. 11:17 PM

Re: FIOS ON THE MOVE

Your not missing anything. On my second fios box, lots of pix-elation and the box resets its self about once a week. Waiting to go back to Cablevision believe it or not.

I have Verizon FiOS and have had it for about 10 years, I guess. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Verizon Communications board. 2:49 PM

Re: FIOS ON THE MOVE

Moving right now into Boston in a big way. CFO left the door open for moves into Alexandria, VA and Baltimore, MD down the road.

But not Long Branch, New Jersey.

Tue May 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 4:53 PM

Sun May 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:49 AM

Re: Windows 7 question.

Even with "auto hide" (which I have turned on), one should be able to bring up the task bar merely by running the mouse to the edge of the screen where the task bar is located. At least it works for me, but that is without any [more]

Sat May 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:44 AM

Re: Has Got My Vote for President

I think the president has to be 40 years old on election day.

35. Article II Section 1, Paragraph 5.

I do not know about the natural born part. If a corporation can be a citizen, why could not a corporation be a [more]

Sun May 8

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:11 PM

Re: Chromebook VPN servicey

Who would take a FREE VPN that was based in Romanian ? Too many hackers are from that part of the world to make me feel comfortable.

This is the 21 century now. The Internet has been around for decades. Hackers can be anywhere and [more]

Sat May 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:58 AM

Re: McMurray wildfire

I trust Buffett when he says that the rate of natural disasters isn't going up.

Sure, but if Berkshire is fire insuring forests, and if Ajit Jain called Mr. Buffett on the phone and said climate is really changing, they might [more]

Fri May 6

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:12 AM

Re: McMurray wildfire

Labatts, a brewery, switched their production line to make cans of water instead of beer to help with this disaster. The water is not to put out the fire, but to help the people.

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Thu May 5

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Sun May 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 1:46 AM

Re: Rail based energy storage

We are told that electric locomotives can be so light they must carry deadweight for traction. In this case that deadweight has useful function.

Actually, most electric locomotives weigh about 125 tons, about the same as most [more]

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