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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:06 AM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

It is not Uber any more once the drivers are gone. AN automated system is a public taxi fleet--with pretty much no drivers driving their own cars. Cities and surrounding areas would be very interested in licensing exclusive long-term contracts to [more]

Fri Jul 11

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 2:08 AM

Re: You're don't just sell your phone on eBay ...

The other reasons most people don't sell Androids on eBay is because:
* Resale value stinks
* New ones are pretty cheap and are usually better
* It probably runs an older version of Android

:-)

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:03 AM

Re: A hard learned lesson.

Even being a nice guy doesn't fend off the grim reaper.

What do you mean "even"? To date, nothing at all can fend him off.

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:17 AM

Re: Solar energy in Israel

Israel also uses solar in a more passive way. Almost all water heating is done via solar power (with electric backup for occasional cloudy days in the winter). Not only that, but it is done passively without the need for pumps as are commonly used in [more]

Wed Jul 9

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:32 AM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

The vehicle is sent to the nearest person who requested a ride. No driver required. When you want to go to your next destination, you either summon a vehicle or you might have a vehicle already scheduled to pick you up and take you to your next [more]

Tue Jul 8

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:41 PM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

When self-driving cars are available, Uber is out of business.

I'm not so sure this is true. Let's take the example of Manhattan. You get into your self-driving car in NJ and it drives you to 5th Ave and 53rd Street. Then you get out. [more]

Mon Jul 7

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:24 PM

Re: Stiglitz on inequality

Low wages lead to lower employee morale which leads to lower productivity, or at least does not lead to the offering of the very best the low payee has to offer. Then there is the issue of outsourcing which had led to the outcome of [more]

Sun Jul 6

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:20 PM

Re: FINALLY a diet I can believe in! .

"Tim <94% of all humans who ever lived are dead and it is not looking good for the rest of us>"

Not to mention that more than 7 BILLION people are gonna die over the next 100 years!

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:16 PM

Re: Control Panel: Dow 17,000!

Total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons (U-6) was 12.1%. Although this has been improving, it is 4% higher than it was in 2007. Added to the change in the non-participation rate [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:07 PM

Re: Kansas Tax cut Failures study

The result is no net work done.

Real money represents work DONE.

What you just bought is thus worthless. Absolutely true. YOU have lost money... but it didn't disappear any more than energy does.

What the two workers
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Wed Jul 2

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 12:33 PM

Re: iOS is Android

Many of the MVNOs are priced at about $40/month for unlimited call, unlimited text and 2 GB of data. Four phones would be $160/month.

Some carriers (not necessarily MVNOs) have tiered pricing such that the second phone costs less than [more]

Tue Jul 1

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:42 PM

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

Sacrilege! That poster MUST be drawn & quartered, burned at the stake and then severely punished!

Desert (doesn't play golf but knows how some who do think) Dave


LOL. I never played a round of golf in my life either. [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 PM

Re: OT preaching to bubblevision's choir

OK, puzzle me this, does that 1% that pays "41 percoent of the state's total income tax" have 41+% of the loot?

If the top 1% has 41% of the income and paid 41% of the income tax, then you would be describing an [absolute] [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:14 PM

Re: CA Drought threatens aquifers next

As long as all the golf courses in CA are looking so nice and lush, there is no water problem in CA. I think that is obvious as golf is simply a game, not a necessity of life.

Mon Jun 30

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MarkR replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 2:23 PM

Re: Baruch dayan emet

HY"D ... may God avenge the blood of those murdered.

Sun Jun 29

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MarkR replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 10:35 PM

Re: Transportation Bill

So you're proposing we have low income rural residents subsidize the transportation costs of city dwellers?

Yep. It's yet another way to transfer funds from the "poor" to the "rich" (the vast majority of which live [more]

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 10:25 PM

Re: iOS is Android

Why? Are you going to call?

LOL ... probably to avoid that particular store at all costs :-)

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:21 AM

Re: OT: Jeff's portfolio for heckling

generally DRIP's that came in after the position was sold

Doesn't your broker un-DRIP you when you sell all shares? Or are you holding these in certificate form outside of a broker?

Thu Jun 26

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MarkR replied to the Millionaire Fools board. 1:50 PM

Re: Deep thoughts by jack handy

I think I'll just ignore inflation and go with around 4% of my investment asset total.

When considering inflation adjustment for calculating SWR, you can't "ignore" it. Keep in mind that it is over the 30 or 40 year period [more]

Wed Jun 25

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MarkR replied to the Value Hounds board. 2:34 PM

Re: Bonds: rate rise risk

Poker is a zero sum game but deep pockets beat shallow pockets. Black Jack is a zero sum game but counters beat the house. Zero sum does not mean you can't win, only that the total gain in the game's universe is zero.

I was using [more]

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