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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4 hours ago

Re: 5MB Drive (1956)

It does remind me of one of these.

https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_...

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:47 PM

Re: OT an interview with Daniel Kahneman

It's funded by the Swedish central bank (not Mr Nobel's will) to burnish the
reputation of economists, who certainly need it given this sort of scummy behaviour.


A friend of mine won it in 1991 (though he has died since). He was [more]

Fri May 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Paying For College board. 1:24 PM

Re: Borrowing for college...

One suggestion (on a different board) was for her to spend her UGMA account now, so her assets were less, enabling larger financial aid in the future.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:10 PM

Re: <b>G H U<b> and <b>W E B

I'm only 76 and when my wife periodically asks me "What does Berkshire Hathaway do, anyway", I just hand her the annual report. She's 70, and would like it better if there were more pictures.

Stock recommendation for your [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:21 AM

Re: <b>G H U<b> and <b>W E B<

And little later in the day I could not remember the term "confirmation" which your broker sends you as evidence of a purchase or sale. Now ii is true that his purchases outnumber his sales far more impressively than mine but does that [more]

Thu May 28

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JeanDavid posted to the Paying For College board. 6:05 PM

Borrowing for college...

I posted this on another board and it was suggested that I post it here...

I have an 18 year old friend who is going to college.
When she was born, I started a UGMA account for her and put money in it each year for her college expenses. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:09 AM

Re: Way, way off topic...twitter hack ideas?

I cannot explain it to you.

But what you might try, in case there is a hidden software keylogger or other malicious software on your machine, is to get a copy of Ubuntu Linux on a thumb drive. Run that: do not install it first. That way, it [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:02 AM

Re: Keyboard has been freezing.

the keyboard that goes along with my desktop freezes once or twice a day. By freezing, I mean that it will stop working. No key will work. I can't correlate it with anything. Restarting the computer will remedy the situation until it freezes [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Credit as a Tool board. 8:03 AM

Is this the place?

I have a friend who is going to college.
When she was born, I started a UGMA account for her and put money in it each year for her college expenses. It got to be worth over double what I initially invested, in spite of a few companies that went [more]

Sun May 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:45 AM

Re: Berkshire and rising rates

OK, here is a hypothetical.
I will give you a 3.5% interest rate on my bond, almost 0.5% higher than 30Y US treasuries, if you keep the bond for 20 years. No less.
Would you take this deal?


Absolutely not.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:43 AM

Re: Berkshire and rising rates

I think a lot of people have been saying, for the last 3-4 years, that interest rates will be going up, not in the next year mind you, but in 2-3 years, because of all the Fed stimulus and money printing. But the bond market is saying otherwise : [more]

Wed May 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:45 PM

Re: BRK and preventing train crashes

Much more money is spent on road transport and infrastructure than on rail transport and infrastructure, and for a good reason: people want to drive their cars, not take the train, and people vote with their wallets. And companies that provide for [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:57 AM

Re: BRK and preventing train crashes

True, but railroads do not have the money to bribe the government to support proper maintenance of railway systems, safety systems, etc. Whereas the petroleum, automobile, and aviation industries do. Hence the subsidies for highways, aviation, etc., [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:23 AM

Re: Thunderbird hangup

I use Firefox and Thunderbird as default browser/email.

Me, too.

firefox-38.0-4.el6_6.x86_64
thunderbird-31.7.0-1.el6_6.x86_64

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6 [more]

Tue May 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:00 AM

Re: Can't send emails to AOL users

Can someone explain this to me and tell me how I can get AOL to once again allow me to communicate with my friends?

A lot of lazy mail server operators use vague, sloppy, error codes instead of taking the trouble to send one specific [more]

Mon May 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:55 AM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

Recently, google popped an article about Dellhokia being a focus and growth investor. The piece said that Dave has about 20 different positions, Berkshire and Apple were on his list.

We have far fewer positions...

So, I was
[more]

Sun May 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:24 PM

Re: BRK and preventing train crashes

As long as the rail companies can lay off the costs on their insurance companies, and the cost of a 'more alert' system is lower than the increased premium, why bother fixing anything?

Perhaps because most railroads are self insured, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:10 PM

Re: On the Arezi / Fed model...

Just because the timing has not been predictible does not invalidate the conclusions, IMHO. I'm still all-in on equities as they should provide some upside in early stages of inflation increase. Hoping to have better success than Schiff or [more]

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