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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3 hours ago

Re: Solar Power / BH Energy

The risk for the utility is not the new source of energy, since the utility's services will still be very much in need if distributed power becomes more of a reality. The risk would be that regulators don't adequately restructure fee schedules to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3 hours ago

Re: what's so good about this board

If your object in investing is to put money in your pocket during your lifetime, dividends do a great job.

I hold my shares of Berkshire-Hathaway not for current income, but in the hope that it will appreciate at least as fast as the [more]

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

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 7:32 AM

Sun Sep 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:05 AM

Re: My $2,000 Door Stop

I agree with tim443.

But if you feel like fooling around first, download one of those linux distributions you can run from a CD or thumb drive and try to boot that. It will not write on your hard drive. You do not have to know linux. If it [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:51 AM

Re: obama vs. reagan and george w:good for capit

The odd thing that the Right never seems to understand is that regulation levels the playing field

They understand it all too well. However, the one percent would prefer to have guaranteed (privatized) profits and leave the
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Sat Sep 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 4:34 PM

Fri Sep 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 6:06 PM

Re: Nothing is safe

I have this version of bash from Red Hat:

bash-4.1.2-15.el6_5.2.x86_64

This is described, in part, as:

A flaw was found in the way Bash evaluated certain specially crafted
environment variables. An attacker could use [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:28 PM

Re: Are you ready for Shellshock and Bash?

If you have a decent distribution of Linux, you probably got an update to fix this already. Mine was automatically installed on my machine yesterday.

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 5:26 PM

Re: Nothing is safe

My update came yesterday, with the notice:

Red Hat Network has determined that the following advisory is applicable to
one or more of the systems you have registered:

Complete information about this errata can be found at the
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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 5:21 PM

Re: Nothing is safe

My distribution automatically sent me a revised version of bash a coupla daze ago. RHEL-6

Tue Sep 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:31 AM

Re: Putin versus Obama

The Germans, French, etc. are smart enough not to follow foreign policy made in the state department to go through a winter in ice cold homes. Our policy does not build friends in those counties.

I guess the French are not smart [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:04 AM

Re: OT: The Ponzi Economy

In about 1975, an ounce of silver would pay to fill your gasoline tank.
Right now, an ounce of silver would nearly fill a gasoline tank of an automobile, and about a year ago, it would fill a gasoline tank. So assuming a gasoline standard, or a [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:51 AM

Re: OT: The Ponzi Economy

In my humble opinion the search for yield existed in the good old days before the Federal Reserve Bank was invented.

I do not know about that, but I do have what I find an interesting statistic. Since the Federal Reserve was created [more]

Mon Sep 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:10 PM

Re: PG, JNJ

I`m rereading a few books about Berkshire written many years ago. They include these two companies as long term favorites of WEB. I note that in the last few years positions in PG and JNJ have been unloaded by BRK, I wondered why this was the case [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:49 AM

Re: Putin versus Obama

I sent this to you because you had written about the limits of the US economic warfare against Russia. It looks like Putin can survive such damage as the US sanctions can wreak.

At the risk of being political, I think the world [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:21 AM

Re: Putin versus Obama

From a Fortune article:

"Putin’s popular support is now riding at all time highs. According to a Pew Poll, it stands at 83%!"

Obama can't match that. Is this OT?


I guess it depends on what you think [more]

Sun Sep 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 1:44 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:28 AM

Re: quiz

Only one of these statements is true.

Which one?
1. Stocks for the long run.
2. Interest rates have to rise.
3. Developing markets will outpeform developed markets over the long run.
4. Gold always holds its
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Fri Sep 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:44 AM

Re: open letter to Jean David

you recently pointed out that the ability to hurt Russia with sanctions is more limited than Obama seems to assume. Herewith more supporting documentation. I continue to hold Sberbank as recommended by Jim Gramt.

Well, here is a [more]

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