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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:28 AM

Re: How Best To Short S&P

I would love some suggestions as to the most efficient way to short the S&P. I am a Canadian citizen with a large amount of American equities that I really want to keep, but am a little nervous about a 20% drop occurring. Thanks for any help. [more]

Sat Aug 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:37 AM

Re: What options other than Win10?

What do I need for Linux? I am a tinkerer, but I am not a constant maintainer. I want to build a system and the use it for years. I tried rooting Android phones, but then all the maintenance was on me and I would forget to go check for security [more]

Fri Jul 31

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:21 AM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

In spite of my complaints about the company I used to work for, here is a movie partly about a real hero of mine who worked there, Victor A. Vyssotsky. It is a pretty old movie.

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Thu Jul 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:49 PM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

I got the point and if you read my original comment you'll see that I actually agree with you that Microsoft's problem is bad design.

That said, QA is about the top down process and not just the end product and better quality process
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:23 AM

Re: An Exception for Berkshire Shareholders?

Oops!

"Each with a higher tax rate."

I meant, each with a lower tax rate.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:21 AM

Re: An Exception for Berkshire Shareholders?

Let us say Clinton wants to cut down short-term thinking in investing (as contrasted with short-term trading, such as HFT and day-trading) by raising the capital gains tax on short-term stock transactions. Perhaps have three levels. Sort-term is [more]

Wed Jul 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:22 PM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

Fair enough, but

http://blog.deming.org/2012/11/inspection-is-too-late-the-qu.........


Uh... OK then. I guess it's their QA department that needs a
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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:14 PM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

If the Product is NOT designed, as a Cohesive-Design to begin with, from the Ground-Up, with proper Security and Error processing in mind, you can never Fix it, it will always leak, and Windows will always continue to Leak, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:27 AM

Re: Old Transcript

It's the first time I've stumbled across his stated reasons for divesting Fannie and Freddie.

My memory has gotten to the point where I forget things I used to know, but as far as I can tell, it does not make things up yet.

I [more]

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

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

I'm not saying that Microsoft doesn't have a well deserved reputation for making mistakes but IMO that's mostly because of bad design decisions and not necessarily quality control.

Fair enough, but

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:00 AM

Re: Old Transcript

Question for next year's Meeting: What pricing power does IBM have?

I think that is a very good question.

I think the answer would be along the lines as follows:

1.) No one else can provide IBM hardware. [more]

Tue Jul 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:05 AM

Re: Android phone question

I've got a bunch of applications on my phone that I don't need and I wonder if it's OK to remove them. I don't mind them sitting there but they get updated all the time, eating up my data allotment (I don't have an unlimited plan). [more]

Mon Jul 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:29 AM

Re: Why buy gold?

Please advise where you can buy 12 gallons of gas for $29. Locally, the price would be more like $48 for the gas.

Of course, the price changes every day, but right now it is $31.188.
And right now, spot silver in small quantities [more]

Sun Jul 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:28 PM

Re: Why buy gold?

Don't think we'll need to wait for a Vanguard Art ETF.

I think there is (was?) one, but not by Vanguard.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:36 PM

Re: Why buy gold?

Which would have lost more purchasing power in the last two years, gold or the drachma had there been one?

I do not know. Gold Spot Prices (i.e., very small quantities. If you are buying several metric tons at a time, the premium for [more]

Sat Jul 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 10:21 AM

Re: Problem updating ImageMagick. Red Hat Enterprise

Found out the problem.

libxine1 needs an older version of the same thing. So I tried to remove libxine1, but it was needed by xine-ui, so I removed that too.

Then it worked.

I hope that will not hurt anything else. Probably [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Linux User's Group board. 10:09 AM

Problem updating ImageMagick. Red Hat Enterprise

I get notified that I need to update ImageMagick by their regular update tool. But when I try to run the tool to update the program, it fails.

So I manually downloaded the update and tried to do it manually. No good. It claims to be [more]

Thu Jul 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:25 AM

Re: ibm revenue collapse

Looked at another way, I figure that if IBM increased their costs (better products, more customer service, faster platforms...) and cut their prices by several billion a year in their cloud sector, their clients would probably be pretty happy [more]

Wed Jul 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 8:32 PM

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