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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:13 AM

Re: motif investing

Cyprus! What could possibly go wrong? Now I need to check and see who their clearing firm is, and see if somebody safe is holding my stocks.

Chances are, Cede and Company, 55 Water Street, New York City, holds the physical [more]

Tue Jun 30

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:30 AM

Re: Grexit?

You are only broke if you cannot repay your debts. There is very little chance the US won't repay its debts (they can always print more money). The issue is that the Greeks can't print more money - they need to ask someone else to print it for [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:23 AM

Re: Grexit?

The US government is at least $18 trillion in the red

Yes, and our population is a third of a billion. That works out to $54k per person - hardly the end of the world.


OK, not the end of the world. But how would you [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:15 AM

Re: Grexit?

Here's what I don't understand.. It seems to me that almost every government is broke.

Illinois is broke. The US government is at least $18 trillion in the red, and if you include the present value of future obligations, we're
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Mon Jun 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:53 PM

Re: Grexit?

Let's consider talking about something other than dividends?
Or something in plain sight.


Some may think this is in plain sight:

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:59 AM

Re: Grexit?

Let's consider talking about something other than dividends?

Maybe Greece's possible exit from the euro... Or well...


OK. You mean like this?

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Sun Jun 28

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JeanDavid replied to the BOINC Fools board. 10:24 PM

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Sat Jun 27

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 6:40 AM

Re: Unicorn status?

http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/#

Is down for everyone or just me?

It's just you. http://unicorn.us.com is up.

Fri Jun 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 6:22 AM

Re: WSJ: Boxcar Shortage

You have to wonder how many lumberyards are equipped to handle railcars. Most probably prefer to receive container loads.

Near me, there are three businesses that have historically had the ability to handle rail cars. One is a [more]

Wed Jun 24

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 9:33 PM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

That's not true anymore, at least in the US since the "Credit CARD Act of 2009".

I seem to be a lottle bit behind the times. Thanks for pointing this out.

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:24 AM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

Perhaps one should have both a low dollar limit credit card

I had one of those, but since I paid it off monthly, they continued to raise the credit limit. I started at $500, and it is about $12,000 now. And the low limit is not much [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 5:20 AM

Re: Ot identity theft protection

To be honest, that scares me more than a thug hitting me over the head.

Getting hit over the head is no great thing. It happened to a friend of mine decades ago. She was found in a heap at her front door. Unconscious. In a coma for [more]

Tue Jun 23

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:28 PM

Re: What books are you reading?

Just finished "The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph" By Ryan Holiday

"HELP! WE IZ SURROUNDED BY INSURMOUNTABLE OPPORTUNITIES!" -- Pogo

Mon Jun 22

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:05 PM

Re: What books are you reading?

1.) "Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.
2.) "The Honorable Schoolboy" by John Le Carré.
3.) "Children Who Remember Previous Lives" by Ian Stevenson.
4.) "The Science Delusion" by Rupert [more]

Sun Jun 21

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JeanDavid replied to the Linux User's Group board. 9:00 PM

Re: Vmware no sound with linux distros

If I set up a virtual machine in VMware player using linux I don't get any sound from it. With Windows the sound works no problem. Any ideas why?

If you run Linux stand-alone; i.e., without VMware, does the sound work?
If so, it [more]

Tue Jun 16

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:50 PM

Re: Solid State hard drive

But with ram so inexpensive, most of what you want is probably in ram.

These days: yes, for sure.

I remember when DEC was first coming out with the PDP/11 line of machines, especially the larger models. Parallel to the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:36 PM

Re: Solid State hard drive

When a computer has a small solid state hard drive, from what I've read so far it will vastly speed up the boot up time. That's not a big deal to me. Does it speed up any application running time or browsing speed?

I imagine it [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 2:54 PM

Re: Large parent loan tax implications

(illegal things would be like charging exorbitant interest)

I doubt charging no interest would be illegal, but it might not be considered a loan if the interest rate were too low, but something else (a gift?). Complicated by the fact [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:30 AM

Re: OT: Gold

Even Coin Collectors Have Given Up on Gold

Gold and silver prices, in retail quantities, track pretty well.

And right now, non-numismatic gold 1-ounce pieces are selling for around $1244.50 (US gold eagles). Similarly for [more]

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