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JeanDavid posted to the Improve the Fool board. 3 hours ago

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

Re: IBM: Is Buffett Wrong?

Buffett’s and Munger’s dementia is clearly starting to show. After all, they’re violating their own rule about not investing in tech companies.

This reminds me of similar remarks after Mr. Buffed bought General re. He is losing it, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:44 PM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

We use a lot of IBM but are now getting rid of their software (WAS, Databases, Mainframes etc) and moving to the cloud solutions slowly over a few years. This is all revenue loss for IBM.

The cloud, by itself, has no power. It is just [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 8:48 AM

Re: Icahn mechanical strategy

Well, maybe no collectible guitars :-)

You do not want "collectable" capital gains. 28% tax on those, long-term.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:44 AM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

So IBM pre-market is selling for less than Buffett paid three years ago.

Has anyone ever seen anything like that??


Things are weird lately. The money coming out of stocks has to go somewhere.

Gold is up to $1246.30 [more]

Sun Oct 19

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 1:52 PM

Re: Mechanical Kiss?

How does one become an expert?

I have heard two answers to this:

1.) Anyone over 50 miles from home with an attache case.

2.) Expert:
ex: a has-been
spurt: a drip under pressure.

Wed Oct 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 3:12 PM

Re: OT: Dejavu, Netscape...

Yes, it was 10/15/1917, or 97 years ago, when Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle MacLeod, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was shot to death by a French firing squad.

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

Re: OT: Data Usage is a Power Hog

Counting everything, streaming a baseball game to your iPhone uses more energy than driving your car to the ballpark.

I call BS.

Best guess is they are comparing apples and oranges with the "Counting everything"
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Tue Oct 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:28 PM

Re: Roth IRA Strategies

Anybody know of resources that discuss strategies for spending your Roth as opposed to acquiring it? I know the general rule for taking distributions is

1.) Taxable Accounts
2.) Traditional IRA Accounts
3.) Roth IRA
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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 6:46 AM

Re: Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Sigh. We obviously can't do anything about derailments.

http://www.npr.org/2014/10/13/354529040/fiery-oil-train-dera......


Right: we cannot improve [more]

Mon Oct 13

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:56 AM

Re: OT: Data Usage is a Power Hog

Not sure yet the ways this will affect investing in Berkshire and other businesses, but it seems like it will, inevitably. I'll have to chew this one over for a bit.

At a minimum, assuming that data continues to grow exponentially, it
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Tue Oct 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:18 AM

Re: Yahoo mail

Thanks to everyone for the comments on Yahoo and Gmail. Frankly, I'm pretty po'd at GMail and have been looking for an alternative so if Yahoo isn't it, then where should I go?

I do not like web browser email clients, so I do not use [more]

Mon Oct 6

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:12 PM

Re: VanTuyl Group

Ages ago, when Sears Roebuck and Company, with a store in Philadelphia, but doing catalog sales nationwide, sent catalogs to my mother at least once a year, and a Christmas catalog as well, sold automobles by mail order. This may have been in the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:06 PM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

As usual, a most intelligent and well-reasoned comment, my friend. Just one small quibble:

>>I sometimes wonder if all the Prius owners realize that 100% of the energy used by their vehicles comes from fossil fuels.
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Sun Oct 5

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:52 PM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

I had thought that for my own purposes that something like the Toyota plug-in but with improved range in electric mode would be ideal, and my main concern was that the electric-only range on existing models, of which that alternative Prius model [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:40 PM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

I'm having a hard time waiting for TESLA to put an electric pickup on the market.

That is easy. Put an electrically powered screen over the roads, like at the bumper-car unit at fairs, and metal surfaced roads likewise. Then have a [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:40 PM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

If I were really green, I would not have a private personal automobile. I would walk even more than I do now, though people already think I am crazy not to drive to the post office (three blocks away), the local restaurant (two blocks away), [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:11 PM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

I sometimes wonder if all the Prius owners realize that 100% of the energy used by their vehicles comes from fossil fuels : )

I have one and I do realize it. However I do realize I routinely get 50 mpg or more on highway driving [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 8:14 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:50 AM

Re: Van Tuyl Group aquisition

I do not know which internal combustion consumer vehicle has the longest range...

I do not know either, but here is one data point.

I have a 2011 Toyota Prius and I recently made a 750 mile trip almost entirely on the [more]

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