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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 10:46 PM

Re: email client market share

There is a Gmail app for iPhone, but it's not on the list of the top ten clients. (And quite frankly, I don't know anyone who uses it.)

On my iPhone, I use the native Mail app ("Apple iPhone") for *all* my email accounts - [more]

Sat Jul 26

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 11:10 PM

Re: email client market share

They don't mean what domain is used. They mean how the user reads & sends email.

You are correct, I completely lost track of what we were discussing (clients)!

There are only three web-based clients listed (Gmail, [more]

Fri Jul 25

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 1:32 PM

Re: email client market share

No, you can't. The hotmail.com website is gone. That address now re-directs to the Microsoft sign-in page. If you sign in, it takes you to outlook.com.

Yes, it does [more]

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 10:47 AM

Re: email client market share

What I meant by "coexist" is that hundreds of millions of hotmail addresses still exist with no encouragement to switch to outlook.com. And just for fun, I checked the signup link (via [more]

Thu Jul 24

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MarkR replied to the Value Hounds board. 8:01 PM

Re: Starbucks

I rarely go to Starbucks (I'm a Peet's fan over in Silicon Valley where I live) but right now I'm traveling (in Portland, OR for a couple of technical conferences) -- no Peet's nearby so I was at Starbucks yesterday. Their coffee is fine (though I [more]

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MarkR replied to the Apple board. 7:55 PM

Re: email client market share

outlook.com (not outlook, but Microsoft's Hotmail ancestor)

Outlook.com is Hotmail's successor, not ancestor.


Actually, they seem to be coexisting :-)

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:59 PM

Re: OT Coal around the world

Sounds reasonable, but your post that I replied to only mentioned these 4 items -

* shutdown of their own nuclear plants
* emphasis on renewable
* energy efficiency
* replacing old coal with new coal

So, I was asking how [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:46 PM

Re: OT Coal around the world

Maybe this will help. The Chernobyl disaster resulted in large areas of radioactive fallout in Germany and other countries in Eastern and Northern European. The Germans are fanatical about health. They never wanted to be exposed to radioactive [more]

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MarkR replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 2:13 PM

Re: All The News Hamas Sees Fit to Print

Israel doesn't allow pictures of its dead or injured soldiers and civilians

Similarly, Hamas doesn't allow pictures of its dead or injured soldiers.

Wed Jul 23

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:01 AM

Re: OT 40 Scams

I can't believe they neglected to mention the "change for the wrong bill" scam! This happened to me in Rome - a colleague and I arrived via train to Termini (the train station in Rome) and took a cab to our hotel near Piazza Navona (IIRC). [more]

Tue Jul 22

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:30 PM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

2020: technology is good enough for a very expensive car (0.00001% market share of new sales)
2025: technology is cheap enough for a middle class car (<1% market share)
2030: median cost new car has driverless mode (~5% market
[more]

Sun Jul 20

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:13 AM

Re: What does the Fed want?

raising the fed funds rate to 3.75% will be quite a shock.

In a discussion with my brother in CA, he mentioned that in his opinion, the CA real estate market (which is hot again) will quickly slow (and perhaps even implode) when [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:06 AM

Re: iWatch will cost $300 ...

In inflation adjusted numbers, that's a heck of a lot less than I paid for an Omega in 1975. You can drop that much on a Seiko Kinetic now.

Sure. But this one will have to be replaced every 2-3 years as the tech improves. My Omega [more]

Wed Jul 16

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:13 AM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

50 cars can deliver 59-200+ workers at once--individually or carpooled. The system knows who goes WHERE (destination) and FROM (origin), so it could be used to pick up people who live near or "in/near the path" to the [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:13 AM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

If a "commuter grade" car cost $120k each, then amortizing that cost over 50 people = $2400 each, or maybe $40/person/mo for 5 years.

I'm not quite understanding how a single "commuter grade" car can get 50 people [more]

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:07 AM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

Saving $7k-$10k/year in cash savings

Possible if you include the amortized cost of cars, not if you really mean "cash" as in cash flow. Take me for example, I drive 7000 miles a year, 95% of my trips are under 8 miles [more]

Tue Jul 15

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:47 PM

Re: Risk Control 2 -portfolio risk

It's too bad that some folks chased aleax away from this board due to some semi-[very-semi]-political posts a few weeks ago, because he has some excellent comments about this particular topic.

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:41 PM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

Having a single universal system is far easier to manage for the public than multiple conflicting businesses.

In theory this is true. In practice it isn't.

* Universal health care
* Universal transportation
* [more]

Mon Jul 14

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:42 PM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

<<<The Uber service provider is in the business for the money--because if they do not get enough money, they drop out. Meanwhile, the self-driving taxi fleet always has the majority of its vehicles available for public use--because that [more]

Sun Jul 13

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MarkR replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:17 PM

Re: Uber declares war on the yellow cab

The Uber service provider is in the business for the money--because if they do not get enough money, they drop out. Meanwhile, the self-driving taxi fleet always has the majority of its vehicles available for public use--because that is the ONLY [more]

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