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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 11:07 PM

Re: UP maint plans MO, CO, IA, & IL

Are the new pressure treated ties lasting as long as the old formulation ties? This might be one reason for the use of concrete ties in some situations.

I know the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line best.

They use almost [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 1:24 PM

Re: UP maint plans MO, CO, IA, & IL

At 5000 ties to the mile, I estimated 155 miles of track will be maintained by this plan.

That may be OK as a guesstimate, but I think it is probably closer to half to 2/3 of that number of ties per mile. The spaces between the ties [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:18 PM

Re: Does deleting files really speed up a PC?

I suppose that would help if there was very little free space, and/or if that free space was heavily fragmented.

But apart from that issue, is there any other reason why unnecessary files would slow down a PC?


Sure. Just [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:08 AM

Re: Now hear this!

Who gives a crap about your Linux bias!

On this board, practically no one cares about my bias. I just wanted to indicate it for those not familiar with my bias.

If everyone felt as you do, should they not change the name of [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:01 AM

Re: time tested

for the long-term - say 5 years and longer - it's not terribly hard to stack the odds in your favor. Firstly, there's the long-term trend of the stock market in general. Over these time frames, the market will go up. You don't know exactly [more]

Mon May 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:06 PM

Re: Now hear this!

On Linux there is a tool that can be used to set the levels of sound, both input and output, balance sound between speakers, etc.

I do not know Windows very well, but surely it must have a tool with similar functions. Find it and turn up the [more]

Sun May 3

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:59 AM

Re: Dumb question but . . .

May really snuck up on me this year. I haven't received the annual Letter to Shareholders. Did one go out this time?

Oh, yes! Weeks ago.

Sat May 2

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 7:49 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:45 AM

Re: Ditching McAfee

No, go here http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentia...... to download MSE and install after you get rid of McAfee.

Note: Download MSE [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:11 AM

Re: Bill Gates about IBM

Can Mr Gates be credited with getting Mr Buffett over his famous reluctance to invest in technology shares with the IBM investment?
“No, IBM became less of a technology company,” Mr Gates says. “It’s really sad. It turns out, at least so far,
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Fri May 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 10:25 AM

Wed Apr 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:30 AM

Re: China trainmakers eyeing Bombardier

OOps!

When I said Canada has a huge lot of US dollars and treasury bonds, I meant China.

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:28 AM

Re: China trainmakers eyeing Bombardier

I stumbled in here from a link on the Oil and Gas board. Since I'm here this article popped up in my watch list this morning wondering what you train guy think.

Tim

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Tue Apr 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:31 AM

Re: AT&T ad problem is back

Why not just use AdBlockPlus and never see ads at all?

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 7:26 AM

Re: There is no such thing as climate change.

Railroads can be part of the solution since their carbon footprint is much lower than trucks for shipping. Also, an alternate fuel like bio-diesel could be used. Given the risk-averse nature of railroads, I would not bet on that. [more]

Mon Apr 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 9:46 PM

Re: There is no such thing as climate change.

Everyone talks about the weather; no one does a thing about it.

But now we have a group of professionals who seriously believe they can change the weather. That is a first. Heretofore, anyone proposing such a thing would have been called
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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 10:18 AM

Re: taxaudit.com not reliable (Long)

it's not at all unreasonable to look at the US budget and politics and decide that there need to be some tax increases in the future. One potential increase is some sort of change to Roth accounts that would tax some portion of the earnings in [more]

Sun Apr 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:03 PM

Re: Remote access to computer

I used to have a static IP address and I set up my machine to accept logins from outside, but set the firewall so it would accept a login request only from the IP address of the sender (who also had a static IP address). At that point he had to [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:37 AM

Re: ibm beats...but not impressive!?

Nope, could just be like powerhouse Xerox. Thirty years of nothing. One reorganization after another.

Yes, they have had some management problems...

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