Milligram46

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:20 PM

Re: bird and pigeon droppings

NEVER wash a car with dishwasher soap unless you intend to strip all the wax off and immediately re-wax the vehicle.

Wed Apr 9

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:32 PM

Re: Samsung watch already steeply discounted on Woot

Was $299, now (just six months after introduction) they're dumping them for half-price: http://www.woot.com/offers/samsung-galaxy-gear-smartwatch-5-......

Yes,
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Mon Apr 7

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 9:46 PM

Re: Samsung graphene breakthrough?

Reason being, if I flip between tabs in Safari on iPad (first flip to copy text, second to copy link) the browser often eliminates the text i copied during the first flip. Clears its cache I guess. Insufficient memory? Safari bug? [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:44 PM

Re: Tires: Best Ones?

Round ones - preferably without any holes.

Fri Apr 4

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 9:18 PM

Re: Fire Voice Search

Huh. Does iTunes give me results for Rhapsody and Microsoft Music in a search?

That's what I thought...

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:21 PM

Re: Scapegoating Sinofsky

I'll bite - having worked in a Sinofsky run organization during the Office 2007 launch.

The culture (although I was in product management not dev) went from fun and fast paced, with an incredible esprit de corps, and a pretty good work/life [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:14 PM

Re: Early adopters abandon their smartwatchs

The average consumer won't buy it.

Smartwatches for Apple make about as much sense as a dedicated TV set with Apple branding.

Next to none.

What Apple needs is a larger iPhone to compete with the larger quasi-phone/tablets [more]

Wed Mar 26

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Milligram46 replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 6:11 PM

Re: What Nadella is made of

"Mobile First" or "Cloud First" is not troubling, since they are so heavily integrated and dependent.

This was my thought too. Mobile and cloud go hand-in-hand. Cloud = browser agnostic (mostly) and if browser [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 6:02 PM

Inspection Results

Seller has agreed to fix all the issues found in our inspection. Nothing earth shattering but more problems that I suspected one would find in a seven year old house.

One thing I'm very happy about - there is a tall stand of evergreens right [more]

Tue Mar 25

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Milligram46 posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 6:46 PM

I Feel Like I'm On A Flip This House TV Show

Offer made on 3/10. Mutual acceptance reached on 3/14. Papers signed on 3/16 with a requirement on contingent to put house number one on market in five days.

Nine days later:

1) House packed out and staged

2) Complete [more]

Thu Mar 20

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 4:31 PM

Re: Pre-approval letter

Recent change to the FICO credit scoring model.

Hard credit checks now fall off after four months, not two years now. The impact to your FICO score for multiple hard checks is minimal.

Also, if you are shopping mortgage rates and [more]

Wed Mar 19

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 10:48 PM

Re: Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

This is very interesting -

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:31 PM

Re: Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

Actually we used a lot of cooling. My point was the house is extremely energy efficient.

If I follow your logic, I don't need a heater either.

It costs about $25 a month to run the tankless hot water heater, the stove, and run the [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 2:07 AM

Re: Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

Sigh.

Have AC in my current house, ran it for about three months last summer and damn glad I had it. Certified Green constructed house, triple pane vinyl windows, pressure tested to confirm sealed and R-53 in the attic.

Operation [more]

Tue Mar 18

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:56 PM

Re: Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

Since I really like stocks for long-term investments, and since I have a spreadsheet with monthly historical prices & dividends of the S&P500 going back to 1950, and since this spreadsheet can easily show you the outcomes of investing a [more]

Mon Mar 17

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 8:30 PM

Re: Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

One other point of information.

Our combined mortgage payments for our separate homes is about $4380 a month today, principal, interest, tax, insurance (and for me PMI). In addition I pay about $55 a month for sewer capacity charge and $37 a [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:43 PM

Wow Have Things Changed - Seeking Advice

I know I haven't posted much on the Fool.

I'm engaged!

For those who remember and followed my story, climbed up from the depths of debt and financial ruin post divorce 10 years ago and moved into my dream house that I had built [more]

Thu Mar 6

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:08 PM

Re: 13-inch (non-retina) MacBook Pro on deathbed

SSD drives are INSANELY fast. I've put them in two computers in my home. Did the first out of necessity (a home server and I got tired of replacing worn out standard drives every 2 to 3 years as they wore out. Once I did that one, my eyes opened up [more]

Wed Mar 5

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 8:50 PM

Re: Seriously Frustrated with iOS Safari

Are you criticizing me for offering a tip to work around a flaw in the software?

No - but as the by and far biggest all things Apple cheerleader on the Fool, your quick to attack anything perceived negative about Apple, and your [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 8:47 PM

Re: 13-inch (non-retina) MacBook Pro on deathbed

As an investor, do you prefer market share, or profits?

Both, or are you really that obtuse?

Without marketshare you don't have developers. Without developers you don't have an ecosystem. Without an ecosystem you don't have [more]

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