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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 4:47 PM

Sun Aug 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 7:01 AM

Re: Which way to go?

I have a Dell Box, with
Intel Core i5 CPU 650@3.20GHz, 8GB RAM, 64 bit OS
into which I can slip a HDD dedicated to Linux, or...

I have an Toshiba atom laptop with
1.6GHz CPU, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD. 32 bit OS

For both
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Sat Aug 20

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 6:19 AM

Re: Clue me in

I change between XP and Win7 frequently enough that the side panel of my box is never firmly attached. I unplug one HDD, and plug in the other and go from there. I suppose I could do the same, meaning dedicate a HDD to Linux (probably Mint) so I [more]

Thu Aug 18

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:04 AM

Re: FYIO, Microsoft drops the other shoe,,,

4. Would still like to learn Linux, and say so-long to Windows forever, but it's impossible to find a good primer on it. Seems that everything ever published about any Linux system is meant for those who already know it inside [more]

Tue Aug 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 9:06 PM

Re: Gold

I disagree with a lot of what CMF_Fuskie has to say (in this post). However the only part I wish to argue about is the following:

In general, the best way to own gold is through an ETF or mutual fund where you don't try to own [more]

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

Re: OT: Davita

Speaking of coat tails (useless or not) ...

I figured out how to follow on Mr. Buffett's coat tails long ago, and it is a no-work method. I bought shares in Berkshire-Hathaway. The only reason I can think of for doing otherwise [more]

Sun Aug 14

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:48 PM

Re: OT: Walmart and jet.com

I can't say I'm informed, but the move does seem to have just a wee whiff of desperation about it. Maybe not the business equivalent of a "hail Mary pass", but close.

I think so too.

Part of [more]

Wed Aug 10

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:56 PM

Re: Win 10 update problem

If you actually had a 3.5" floppy drive, I'd recommend that you stock up with a 50-pack of floppies before starting... and I'm less than certain that 50 would be sufficient.

I used to keep little files on floppy disks. At [more]

Thu Aug 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:00 AM

Re: OT: It's quiet. Too quiet...

Why? What is going on?

Too many banks (world-wide) insolvent? Too many central banks insolvent too? Too much money printing, quantitative easing, whatever you choose to call it?

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:30 AM

Re: Warren on MSNBC earlier

You Have to Read This Amazing Tweetstorm by Jeb Bush's National Security Adviser About Trump
"I can't get this in one tweet. So bear with me."


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Wed Aug 3

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:50 AM

Re: Warren on MSNBC earlier

Yes. These people were not put in positions of authority over shareholder-owned assets so that they could use the platform to disseminate political views with which shareholders may not agree, and when doing so may hurt the company.

I
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Tue Aug 2

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:24 AM

Re: Miracle of miracles

I'm posting this using a Linux Mint-Cinnamon distro(?). It's slower than molasses in January, so I'm wondering whether that would change significantly if it is installed on a regular disk.

When I was having hardware [more]

Sat Jul 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 8:47 AM

Re: STB withdraws proposal

AAR said freight railroads will continue to comply with the law regarding preference, but also will review the STB decisions "to evaluate our further legal options."

Continue to comply? That is a laugh! I have [more]

Thu Jul 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:51 PM

Re: OT: S&P earnings

But what happens if bond yields go back up to 4-6-8%, where they were in the not so distant past (say, 1965 to 2008)?

We will need to increase taxes (one way or another) to pay the interest on the $18 trillion. About a trillion [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:15 AM

Re: Constructive Receipt Question

Does not the answer depend on whether you keep your books on a cash basis or on an accrual basis?

Wed Jul 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:10 AM

Re: hp G60 laptop fan makes a lot of noise

My hp G60 laptop fan makes a lot of noise. What can I do to fix this problem?

Best idea is to replace the fan. If a replacement fan is no longer available,

Clean the dust out of the fan and, if possible, lubricate the [more]

Tue Jul 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:05 AM

Re: OT: S&P earnings

I agree - this entire thread seems to be missing the crucial point - which is to ask why are current valuations above historical levels (note: I did not say fair value here) - and if that is sustainable - and if so for how long?

There [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 7:26 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 7:22 AM

Re: My Scorecard

I am wondering if others are having problems with "my scorecard."

Yes, but not the same as your problems. I had a pretty high score, but not high enough to get any merit badges. Then My score has dropped to zero. Since I do [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 7:18 AM

Re: Need to pay taxes? How?

Maybe he should make an estimated payment of a few hundred dollars.
Worst case -- it gets refunded to him.


That is not the worst case. One year I made four payments of estimated tax. At filing time, I filled out [more]

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