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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4 hours ago

Re: removing crapware from new computer

Now what to do with that new Gmail account I created with the intention of solving the problem that way.

If you like your old e-mail address, whatever it is, use the new Gmail account as the one where when you have to give an e-mail [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:14 PM

Re: IBM: Is Buffett Wrong?

In those days IBM did not terminate employees unless for good cause.

Yes, but Mr. Watson determined what a good cause was. Cashing your paycheck in a bar or liquor store could get you fired. It was not a secret, so it should not have [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:35 AM

Re: IBM: Is Buffett Wrong?

The theory was that IBM would step in a company's IT services more effectively and efficiently, reaping profits from the savings.

The irony of this is that that is just how IBM really got started. True, they made punched card [more]

Thu Oct 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:34 AM

Re: IBM: Is Buffett Wrong?

The CEO does NOT care how you cut costs. American companies with high labor content like IBM, typically layoff the highest paid (hence most experienced US based) workers. If they are replaced, it is typically Indian works in Bangalore. The other [more]

Wed Oct 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:14 PM

Re: maybe TSLA just "Jumped The Shark"

But your "problems" are overly pessimistic, and your solutions unrealistic. Better luck next time.

The question was "My guess it won't be too long before the electric car people will be reviled by the [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Railroads board. 3:57 PM

Another view of Beijing to Moscow railway

Here is another view of the Beijing to Moscow railway line. Quite exciting as a matter of fact. Disappointing when the US proposes to make limited speed (110 mph) "high speed rail" in 25 years when the French and Japanese have been doing [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:05 AM

Re: Shut down vs. Sleep, Pt.2

(I HATE, HATE, HATE shutting down my netbook to catch a plane and getting a message that updates are in progress and I shouldn't turn the machine off. And yes, I did keep turning off automatic updates, but it kept resetting it self, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:02 AM

Re: maybe TSLA just "Jumped The Shark"

Hey MrCheeryO !

My guess it won't be too long before the electric car people will be reviled by the environmentalists, as they should be.

WHY do you say that?


I am not MrCXheeryO, but let me ponder this a [more]

Tue Oct 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:07 PM

Re: IBM: Is Buffett Wrong?

Hathaway is no longer what it was, though Papa always wore their shirts to work back in Dayton.

The shirt company was not, if I remember correctly the same as the company that merged with Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates.
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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:01 PM

Re: System Mechanic

Linux? Sounds like something for more of a techie than me. I have too many Windows programs I have to run. Can Linux run Quickbooks, Quicken, MS Office, etc etc?

Whichever operating system you learn first is the one you should stay [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:05 PM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

After I posted my reply to you, I realized this was probably what you meant. So we don't disagree, but I still can't see where IBM fits in the picture. Amazon and Microsoft have fully functional cloud platforms right now. If IBM is going to build [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:12 PM

Re: maybe TSLA just "Jumped The Shark"

do more Phil Fisher scuttlebutt

Hmm. Has anyone checked the parking lot at the factory? Do people work a lot of nights and weekends? Inventory the parking lot. How many employees park their personally-owned Tesla's in there?

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:04 PM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

It is all very well to say you can put 100,000 PCs in the cloud do do the work, but administering them is a pain. Much easier to put a fairly big main frame for processing, another for database management, etc., each with its own software. And [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 4:46 PM

Re: Gawd! All Message boards render very bad.

Fixed now. Thank you.

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:45 PM

Re: System Mechanic

What do other people do when a computer just acts up so bad it's barely useable, besides whet I've mentioned above?

When my first computer started acting up, as soon as I first booted it up into Windows 95, I assumed it was the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 11:05 AM

Re: Gawd! All Message boards render very bad.

Pages all render correctly all the way down to this one, which is also correct, but everything under it is bad.

http://my.fool.com/

Here is how a typical bad page renders (beginning [more]

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JeanDavid posted to the Improve the Fool board. 8:10 AM

Gawd! All Message boards render very bad.


Browser Diagnostics

Your browser is Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0.
You are not behind a proxy server.
It is currently 10/21/2014 8:07:53 AM on server USEQ\WEB04 using the US [more]

Mon Oct 20

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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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