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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:45 AM

Re: Moving on from XP.

I've never heard of people using Classic Shell with Windows 7.

I am not much of a Windows user. My experience is with only 4 versions. Windows 2.something, which was just awful, Windows 95 that was pretty bad, Windows XP Home which [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Android Users board. 8:03 AM

Re: Vibrate setting not stopping sounds

I just got the new Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) with Android 6.0.1 on it. When I set it to vibrate texts and notification will vibrate but phone calls still play the ringtone. Is there a way to get the phone calls to vibrate too? I have not seen this [more]

Tue Apr 26

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Sun Apr 24

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Thu Apr 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 3:16 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:24 AM

Re: % invested in stocks

The reason for my question is that 2 of the stocks (CAT & HP) are 50% above original purchase and 3 are 30% above. What to do

Perhaps nothing.

My largest holding has grown to be over 50% of my portfolio. Shares now [more]

Wed Apr 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 5:14 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:04 PM

Re: 1/2 of dropped USBs Get Plugged In

If you don't invent your own encryption algorithm and write your own software, the mechanism to decrypt is readily available.

I agree with all the rest of what you say. And I agree with the quoted part above too. The reason I repeat [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:48 PM

Re: % invested in stocks

Assuming that some of us keep a % of our portfolio in stocks. When do you rebalance if the portfolio rises above or drops below the set percentage? Do you use timing?

Not counting my house (paid for), I keep about 85% of my portfolio [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:40 PM

Re: 1/2 of dropped USBs Get Plugged In

My Lexar USB sticks come with encryption software (EncryptStick lite) onboard. I haven't used it, but I would start there if I was looking to encrypt.

Would that not open the question of just how good the Lexar encryption is, and how [more]

Tue Apr 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 9:24 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:32 PM

Re: Is IBM Guilty of Age Discrimination Part II

The interesting question for me is this:
Say for the sake of argument that IBM decided to fire everybody making over $90,000 a year.
Let's further assume there is a fairly high correlation between pay and age.
Is that age
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Mon Apr 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:18 PM

Re: OT - Wells now a primary dealer

I am unable to see the connection between having primary dealers and China/Russia unloading treasuries which are bought by the Fed via a Belgian bank or whatever.

I was calling attention to this part of the post, questioning whether [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:50 PM

Re: flv player other than Realplayer

Have some videos that are flv files and am looking for a good Windows 7 compatible program to play them. Have used Realplayer but it is a frustrating program to use as it wants to take over the computer. Any suggestions for other players and [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:42 PM

Re: OT - Wells now a primary dealer

Given the enormous demand and liquidity in the Treasuries market, I am surprised that Fed still has to come to the markets using primary dealers.

I cannot tell if you are being sarcastic or not. When Russia unloaded a lot of [more]

Sat Apr 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:41 PM

Re: Has BRK made anyone money in over a year?

You bungled the math.

From your cost of $32,600, 9% for 20 years would be around $182,760. That means what I have is worth 6.5985x what I paid. I get 9.89% CAGR for 20 years to the price now.


I bungled the math?

I [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:41 PM

Re: Has BRK made anyone money in over a year?

I eked out a very small gain (3%, annualized) on BRK over the last 12 months.

I eked out a small gain too, over the last 20 years.

1996 $32,600/share (includes commission)
2016 $215,110/share (does not include commission [more]

Fri Apr 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:46 AM

Re: And onto Windows7

W7's built-in backup, which just crates another folder on the same disc, doesn't offer that protection.

I may be the least knowledgeable person concerning Microsoft Windows of anyone on this board.

I have used Windows 95, [more]

Thu Apr 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:18 AM

Re: Stock sale

The Transmittal Form they sent me to sign has a box where I can have the check issued to someone else.

Consider having them issue it to a charity. That way you never receive the money. Then it does not matter what your tax basis is, [more]

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