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Wed May 13

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John3haha replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:06 PM

Re: OT: L

I do not understand L well, and apologize if this was covered earlier, but wondered how folks got comfortable with the company realizing material losses on sales of subsidiaries during 2014.

I find it notably hard to evaluate the valuation [more]

Mon Apr 27

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John3haha replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:01 PM

Re: Wealth, Energy, and Work

Shifting from the lofty to a more mundane chorus of, "this core idea makes sense" I'd like to share an anecdote from an outstanding real estate agent who helped us buy a house in the Triad area of North Carolina.

"money makes [more]

Fri Apr 3

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John3haha replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:40 PM

Re: Negative Article on Clayton Homes

I have worked in a different area of the lending world, both bank and finance company, for years and think this article looks biased toward the negative for a couple reasons. I do not have a lot of time today, but:

1. The emotional slant of [more]

Wed Apr 1

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John3haha replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:15 AM

Re: XCOM: Enemy Unkown

I would agree and slightly strengthen Simon's comment, if you think you will only play this twice I would try the vanilla game first and then the expansion. Without using a spoiler, there was one substantial change I found interesting in the [more]

Mon Mar 30

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John3haha replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:36 PM

Re: [PC] Pillars of Eternity out today!

I'm maybe a dozen hours into playing, and it has potential. It has quite a distance to go before the resonance of Planescape Torment, but they are doing something interesting with a kind of modified waking dream state which might really gel in time. [more]

Wed Mar 25

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John3haha replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:49 PM

Re: Totally OT: Need your good wishes

OK, I will indulge in posting one revision. This is far, far from where I'd like it but...

There is a woman I have not met, an economist
with the written voice of fine silver bells,
grappling hard words; oncotype scores,
node [more]

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John3haha replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:36 AM

Re: Totally OT: Need your good wishes

Two quick follow ups, my Jewish friend Karen wrote to say she certainly will say a Mi Shebeirach for you.

This is a fairly raw first draft, but I felt the urge to write something myself:

There is a woman I have not met, between [more]

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John3haha replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:03 AM

Re: Totally OT: Need your good wishes

To briefly de-lurk, I am not Jewish but had the priveledge of working with a somewhat prominent woman from the local Jewish community and asked her to pray on your behalf. My acquaintence, who I would like to become a friend, has created some [more]

Fri Mar 20

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John3haha replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 2:22 PM

Re: Good & Bad writing in games - violence

I was complimenting Wasteland 2 and Fallout, and thought I cited those in the original post but might not have.

The game I'm struggling with is Borderlands 2, over an issue I cannot recall ever bothering me before. Maybe I'm just getting [more]

Thu Mar 19

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John3haha posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 8:42 AM

Good & Bad writing in games - violence

I am struggling with a game that has elements I love but has such a relentless sense of what writers intended as dark humor that I may stop playing and make a point of not recommending the game. To offer a little context, I thought some examples done [more]

Mon Jan 26

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John3haha posted to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 4:26 PM

So..EthylMercaptain? Wasteland 2?

Maybe I should be able to figure this out on my own, but I gotta ask. We get to enjoy some interesting game and value investing posts from Ethyl Mercaptain, which is an odd name.

In the game Wasteland 2, one of the more prominent characters [more]

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