Milligram46

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Milligram46 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3 hours ago

Re: Ukraine, Russia have Gas deal....

As I wrote earlier this week.

Vlad needs the money - with the QE announcement from Japan commodities took another hit today - and the one year forecast price of just $93 a barrel doesn't bode well for Russian government revenue, or their [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3 hours ago

Re: Tire wear

I've driven on the proving grounds track at Michelin in South Carolina. They have identical cars set up with better tires on the front vs. rear and an off ramp type course with water on it. Driving the relatively slow speeds given in the [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3 hours ago

Re: Tire wear

If you're Tacoma is 4WD, you're really playing with fire.

Your rear tires are now 8 years old - minimum - check the date stamp - if made in 2005 you're at their limit for lifetime expectancy. Tires over 10 years old start to [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 8:09 PM

Microsoft Admits Defeat, And May Have Just Won

Lets start off. I really don't want to get into some holy war discussion on Microsoft Band versus the Apple iWatch.

So just stop right there before you start. This isn't what this is about.

At all.

Lets be crystal [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 7:46 PM

Re: A Game Changer

I have to agree here.

The expanding value proposition for Office365 just got better. It certainly makes things a bit tougher on Google Docs - ya $99 a year - for UNLIMITED any device, any platform storage (the iPhone app is slick and it does [more]

Wed Oct 29

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:43 PM

Re: Snow Tires -- Chinese???

Consumer Reports did a review of Chinese brand tires and found them not worth it - the money you save is lost in reduced treadwear life and lower overall performance.

CR said just say no to Chinese off-brand tires.

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 1:16 PM

A Focus Group of One

So I've been living with my iPhone 6+ for about a week now.

Love. Love is the one word that comes to mind.

But I've made an observation as a focus group of one.

I am using my iPad a lot less. For applications and even some [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 1:04 PM

More Gloom and Doom For Apple

Amazon Fire Phone didn't fail because it sucked, Amazon's Fire Phone failed because people don't want to buy stuff anymore - and that's trouble for Apple.

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Mon Oct 27

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Milligram46 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:17 PM

Completely Off Topic...

...congrats to the Motley Fool!

What's old is new again. Flat websites with simple design, text, and lots of white space are back in vogue.

Congrats on once again being a leader in web interfaces! ;-)

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Milligram46 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:16 PM

Re: , O&G Is At A Crossroads

Congrats on your 10 year balloons!

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:05 PM

Re: Are retailers closing ranks on Apple?

They may (in some but not all cases) be collecting a mass of data on shopping purchases, but most don't have the first clue what to do with the data. They are operating on the "we will use it some day so it's best we capture it all" [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 6:03 PM

Re: Are retailers closing ranks on Apple?

Yikes. There is no possibility that I would ever allow a retail store access to my checking account. No. Way.

Huh, and every time you use your debit card you're letting them...

...oh never mind.

The FUD being spread [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:10 PM

Re: OT Stand behind your product? Sure.

Many years more than I care to admit and we were marching to chow the Flight sergeant called out, "road guards out," which means that the two assigned "guards" to stop traffic run out slightly ahead of the flight and enter a [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 2:46 PM

Re: Are retailers closing ranks on Apple?

Scroll up and read posts about 100 to 150 up and then come back here.

The short, short, short, version. Retailers have been working on an alternative called CurrentC. The main benefit is to retailers, namely they could break the backs of [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:15 PM

, O&G Is At A Crossroads

West Texas crude is at $81.01 as I type this, down $1.08.

Brent Crude is at $86.13 as I type this, down 70 cents.

The price of a barrel of oil is reaching a crossroads. Conventional wisdom says that if oil hits $80 a barrel, then a [more]

Fri Oct 24

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 9:53 AM

Re: Walmart Rejects Apple Pay...For Now...

One of the staples of antitrust law is exclusive dealing arrangements. Don't you think that Apple somewhere has lawyers researching the antitrust implications of MCX?

No there is nothing "exclusive" about MCX.

If [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:19 AM

Re: Owners report - Mini Cooper S

I wish Mini would build the Rocketman - I'd consider that little death trap. I had an opportunity decades ago to drive a RHD real Mini S ( I want to say a '64).

To this day, the most fun all around car I've ever driven.

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 1:16 AM

In Happier News, At Least Fire Was No Kin

Microsoft managed to lose one billion dollars with a B in just six weeks on Kin after the write down. I suspect a couple of decades from now they'll be digging in some mythical landfill looking for the buried Kin phones, right next to the E.T. [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 1:14 AM

Re: Walmart Rejects Apple Pay...For Now...

Here’s a teaser for my annual predictions column that runs every New Year: CurrentC will fail to gain adoption in 2015 and at least 1/3 of merchants on the list will make clear they will support NFC. That support will allow customers to use Apple [more]

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