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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:01 PM

Re: Block excutables until IT approved

Yeah, I get that they need my SSN for reporting when opening an account. I just don't see why they go on using this to validate my identity when other methods would work as well.

The SSN is one of the worst pieces of identification [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:39 PM

Re: Poll: OT: Tesla Motors...

There were several companies that I thought to buy shares in their IPOs, mainly for emotional-sentimental reasons. In each case,I did not wish to be stupid about it. So I tried to figure out what might be a reasonable purchase price. And in each [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:21 AM

Re: Block excutables until IT approved

Actually one does have the option of withholding some personal information. I refuse to supply my SSN on employment applications. Same goes for patient information sheets at the doctors office and hospitals. They have my name, address, insurance [more]

Wed Dec 17

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:25 AM

Re: OT: Mining Companies

Years ago Sheik Yamani of Saudi Arabia stated that "The Stone Age did not end because of a lack of stones. The Petroleum Age will not end because of a lack of petroleum"

He is right.

But the question is what will [more]

Fri Dec 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:13 PM

Re: IBM

will warren be telling us in the AR that he dumped IBM?

No.

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:38 PM

Re: Memorex Traveldrive lockdown

Have a friend who runs Linux? Have them format and partition the drive using gParted. You can also download a version of Linux (Ubuntu for example), burn it to a CD, reboot your computer from said CD and use gParted to format and partition the [more]

Thu Dec 11

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:37 PM

Re: Incremental vs Differential

I do use RAID 1 to protect from a hard drive failure, but any other risk is unprotected.

RAID devices can provide protection against hard drive failures. But I find backups are useful for operator failures as well. If I delete a [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:32 PM

Re: Incremental vs Differential

Speaking of backups, is there a preferred method of backing up files between full backups? Incremental vs differential backups?

On my Linux system, there are two programs (or three, depending on how you count them) that have been in [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:13 PM

Re: X-Post: Avian death lawsuit

It is hard to come up with solid numbers on this (in part due to the challenging nature of collecting representative and unbiased data). That said, in any given year bird mortality breaks down like this:

collisions with buildings - 550
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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:38 AM

Re: X-Post: Avian death lawsuit

I do not have the numbers, but consider this.

Some number of birds are killed by windmills.

Some number of birds are killed by flying into power transmission lines.

Some number of birds are killed by breathing the [more]

Tue Dec 9

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 3:43 PM

Re: obama vs. reagan and george w:good for capit

The one thing which always seems to be pretty consistent is factions firm belief that the other faction's supporters are deluded and voting against their own interests. Some people just can't get over their belief that other people have opinions [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:33 PM

Re: OT: CBI

That's because they sell oil for US dollars. Eyeball, the ruble has dropped about 38% this year versus the US dollar.

Notice that Russia (and China) have been shedding the US dollar as a medium of exchange. Those two countries are now [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:19 PM

Re: OT: CBI

I believe Russia's public position is that they can handle a low-price environment longer than the US. As such, they won't cut production, meaning neither will the Saudis. Additionally, my *opinion* is that they think they have a captive market in [more]

Sun Dec 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Verizon Communications board. 7:37 PM

Re: got a ques for the room

was wondering what everybody thinks vz will be trading at between now and 90 days from now?

If I were wondering that, I would sell it on the theory that if a company is not worth holding for 10 years, it is not worth holding for 10 [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 4:27 PM

Re: Crickets

406ms USEQ\WEB16 to display your post; a little over an hour later.
$ traceroute boards.fool.com
traceroute to boards.fool.com (199.83.128.4), 30 hops max, 60 byte [more]

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

Re: O.T. -Time to buy Russia?

GHU: the only disagreement I have with what you say is how you spell Putin

Thu Dec 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:12 PM

Re: NAS Recomendations

I recently bought the 2Big NAS 8 Gb.

My computer has that much RAM in it. And I could go up to 512GBytes if I were rich and crazy.

I assume you made a typo and meant 8 TBytes.

Tue Dec 2

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:34 AM

Re: Warren and diversification

Buffet has said many times, that managing say $1Million, he would have a very different approach, and could promise returns of 50%. Presumably there would not be much diversification in such a portfolio?

That prompted me to the [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Improve the Fool board. 8:15 AM

Re: Please check the hamsters...

One could have died or the wheels need grease. Things are DOG slow tonight...

Maybe they were hungry, or it was too cold last night. It is OK this morning. Your post came up so fast that I did not notice that it spent over half a [more]

Mon Dec 1

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:19 PM

Re: WiFi wanted

With electronics and especially computers, the most common points of failure (once a product has past the infant mortality stage) is in things like the power supplies, cables, connectors...when software isn't the cause. It is rare for a chip or [more]

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