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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:00 PM

Re: Why Deere?

So, something for us to think about: do we each know the provenance of our own shares? When Buffett looks out there at the AM, can he pick out the leaches?

Unless you have physical possession of the shares, you probably think your [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 4:50 PM

Re: new screens

5b) In computer programming, and possibly other engineering fields, there is a common occurance when you are having a problem with something. All programmers experience this. You have a problem you just can't figure out, so you sit down with [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:49 PM

Re: *&%#@$& Lavasoft

I'm using Firefox ESR 31.5.0, which appears to be quite different from what you describe. The Search box, at the extreme right end of the Address Box is blank, save for what loks like a grayed out File icon. Clicking on the icon brings up a dialog [more]

Sat Feb 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:50 PM

Re: OT: Editor, not brand manager

I don’t have any problem with measurements, per se; I’m just saying that most of the time when organizations start to measure stuff, they then seek to industrialize it, to poke it into a piece of software, to hire ever cheaper people to do [more]

Fri Feb 27

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JeanDavid posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:22 PM

Communication problems?

This may have been posted here before, but in case you missed it, this web site is simple, but very useful. Stuff the leading part of a URL in its command line and it will tell you if the problem is the server or you.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:09 PM

Re: OT: BBRY / talk me off the ledge

If you can imagine a passably plausible scenario involving a firm not being around in a decade, don't put more tan 1% of your money into it.

It seems to me if I do not like a company enough to put 5% of my money into its stock, I [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:44 PM

Re: Documentation when hiring a contractor

Or for that matter, bought them in a state without sales tax.

Impossible, legally, in New Jersey. If you buy stuff in another state that is taxable in New Jersey, and bring it into New Jersey, you must pay the New Jersey End Use Tax. [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:21 AM

Re: Moats in the Desert

It seems to me like these mega-sized luxury casinos catering to wealthy people with hot pockets have a decent moat. It costs a lot of money to bring one online, and time before they turn a profit. Not a lot of companies can do this. Any thoughts? [more]

Thu Feb 26

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 6:49 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 4:19 PM

Re: Someone left a truck on the tracks again.

In an age of modern electronics, the same mechanism that closes the gates and flashes the crossing lights might send a radio signal short range to nearby autos.

Sure. It could be done, but that mechanism would not signal an equipped [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 3:54 PM

Re: Documentation when hiring a contractor

I am not a lawyer, nor am I a tax consultant.

But, IMAO, you should issue him a 1099 form, not a W-2, as he is an independent contractor, not an employee. That way, he must pay his income tax, unemployment insurance, social security tax, [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 2:55 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:33 PM

Re: The Fool doesn't work well with Chrome?

Another piece of information - I also get this error if I go directly to http://www.fool.com with Chrome, I have to start with http://my.fool.com.

Any suggestions?
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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 12:21 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:26 AM

Re: Irving Kahn

As many of you know Kahn was a colleague of Warren Buffett and worked on the original edition of "Security Analysis."

I did not know this. How do you know it?

I have a (facsimile) copy of the first edition, and the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Income Investor boards. 8:53 AM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:33 AM

Re: Reconsidering IBM's Moat

It's all 20/20 hindsight.

I think people are lucky to have even 20/20 in hindsight.

I do not. After the fact, I can usually tell that I have made a mistake in the sense that things did not turn out as I wished, or as I [more]

Wed Feb 25

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JeanDavid posted to the Railroads board. 10:17 PM

It is not just railroads.

Idiots can screw up even when there are no trains.

http://www.wmtw.com/news/pileup-closes-large-stretch-of-inte...

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JeanDavid replied to the Railroads board. 3:59 PM

Re: Someone left a truck on the tracks again.

Will self driving cars do it better? Could you have sensors on the dashboard that get signals from the crossing signals?

There are signals in the tracks that indicate occupancy of the tracks in the current block and up to two blocks [more]

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