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Sun Aug 31

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:07 PM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

You need to be careful about looking at "RAM usage". The OS is designed to maximize RAM usage. Memory that isn't needed for active program code and active data gets used as buffers, or simply to keep currently-inactive code/data around [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:54 AM

Re: See no evil... valuation doesn't matter, rig

When you say "we killed..", are you saying that "We should feel guilty, and do you include yourself in the "We killed..?"

Of course I include myself. My income tax money paid for this. It paid the salaries of [more]

Sat Aug 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:47 AM

Re: Best wishes

Thanks $0.5 million...

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:55 AM

Re: See no evil... valuation doesn't matter, rig

Pretty sure the context of this thread was over long periods of time. And as for us, we've never lost one that mattered. Wars of choice and wars for national survival are distinctly different.

Not different for the victims of [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:39 AM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

Do you think temp files on the hard drive get cached into ram for quick access by Windows?

I have no idea how Windows memory management works.

I know that with Linux, when reading disk, the stuff read in is retained in the [more]

Fri Aug 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:36 PM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

Paul, could you explain this to me? How would the number of temp files affect anything having to do with speed of a program running? I assume there are not so many that there is no space left for paging.

When Windows is short of
[more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:30 PM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

A commons source of this kind of problem is temp files created by various programs.

Paul, could you explain this to me? How would the number of temp files affect anything having to do with speed of a program running? I assume there [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:49 PM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

Computer at this moment very fast and responsive, was rebooted a couple of hours ago after the slowness set in.

Physical Memory:
Total - 8088
Cached - 2772
Available - 5435
Free - 2731

Kernal Memory:
Paged -
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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:39 PM

Re: Computer Slowness - Revisited

Before increasing your RAM size, consider looking at your RAM usage when you first boot the machine and every once in a while during the day. Plot a graph (in your mind's eye, perhaps, or actually on paper) of memory consumption.

This is [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 11:21 AM

Re: Fool slow today, and it is really them.

Here we go again:

5235ms USEQ\WEB18
$ ping -c 5 boards.fool.com
PING uisg4.x.incapdns.net (199.83.128.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from [more]

Wed Aug 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 10:35 PM

Re: Fool slow today, and it is really them.

JeanDavid, not disputing your assertions. I know our CMS system was down and there were some issues with CAPS, but I'm ignorant of why the boards were slowed down.

Hey! I hope I was not misunderstood. I am not mad at anybody. It just [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 9:01 PM

Re: Fool slow today, and it is really them.

I disagree that it was the Internet or Time-Warner's part of it. According to my pings yesterday to The Motley Fool, the pings were running quite fast:
$ ping -c 5 boards.fool.com
PING [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 8:54 PM

Re: Fool slow today, and it is really them.

This is what I got just now when I picked up your post

359ms USEQ\WEB16

That is about 10x faster than yesterday.

If you look at what I posted yesterday, you will see that your servers were running about 10x slower than [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 8:38 AM

Tue Aug 26

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JeanDavid posted to the Improve the Fool board. 12:15 PM

Fool slow today, and it is really them.

5360ms USEQ\WEB18
3609ms USEQ\WEB16

$ traceroute boards.fool.com
traceroute to boards.fool.com (199.83.128.4), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
1 [more]

Mon Aug 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:05 PM

Re: Balloon-day for Mungofitch

If I were young and starting on building a fortune I would not be smart enough to know that one of the best investments if you plan to reach old age would be a good whole life policy. Not Berkshire.

I guess it really depends on what [more]

Sun Aug 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:59 PM

Re: Fewer than one in 10 aware that stocks avera

From my understanding you don't use screens anymore and let Warren make all your investing decisions?

It is true that I no longer use the screens. And, depending on how you count things, prehaps Mr. Buffett makes half my investing [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:23 PM

Re: Fewer than one in 10 aware that stocks avera

In other words, sure the stock market is up 30%, but I see no reason for it.

Perhaps there is a valid reason for it but your biases won't allow you to see it?


That is quite possible. I imagine all people are biased [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:21 PM

Re: Fewer than one in 10 aware that stocks averaged

"The extraordinary performance of the stock market over the past 18 months has not fully registered with most investors. Although the S&P 500 gained nearly 30% in 2013 -- the best performance for this bellwether index since the mid-'90s [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:23 PM

Re: How to Keep a Customer & Lose Win8

Looks and works almost like 7.

The Resident Philosopher where I used to work had a saying:

Almost means not.

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