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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:48 PM

Re: The downside of travel

By this theory, the colds are from travel more than from flying.

I don't know. But for years I have made a habit of keeping my hands away from my face while in crowded public places (like airports and airplanes), drinking plenty of [more]

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MisterFungi posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 6:34 PM

Yay Seattle!

DW and I took a quick trip to Seattle last weekend. I needed to do a "mile run" to keep my Delta status, and I spotted a very good fare -- so good, that we decided to make a little vacation out of it.

We took the light rail (Sound [more]

Thu Oct 23

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:59 PM

Re: OT U576 found 30 miles off Carolina coast


On the other hand, that slaughter ended up producing me.


Me, too, I guess! My father joined the (US) Navy at age 17 1/2 in 1939. He signed on for submarine service and earned his dolphins just as WW-II broke out. My mother had [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:44 PM

Re: Maybe We Should Move To Hawaii

Please keep telling everyone that Hawaii is a terrible place to retire. (All the better for those of us who have retired there.)

We have homes in Hawaii and in Michigan. Our living expenses are higher in Michigan than in [more]

Wed Oct 22

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MisterFungi replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 5:35 PM

Re: text messaging app rec?

I just found "Text Me International" in the Apple app store and installed it on my iPad. Then I successfully sent a text to my wife's phone from my iPad over wifi. I simply put her phone number in the "To" box, tapped out my [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 5:03 PM

Re: text messaging app rec?

however, both users must have it installed.

Yeah, that's the problem. I need to be able to text to people who probably do not have the same app I have.

I'm still checking around for an app that will send a brief text message [more]

Tue Oct 21

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:02 PM

Re: Fear

Ask yourself before you buy a stock if it went down 25% if you would buy more or sell out. If the answer is sell out don't buy in in the first place.

Well, what I would do would depend a lot on why the stock went down 25%, no? [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:47 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

The contractor we used in Hawaii does lots of residential and commercial floors, and he recommended the solid vinyl planking. He brought some sample planks to our place, and we were quite impressed. I was certain that I would go "Ewww, [more]

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MisterFungi posted to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 8:21 PM

text messaging app rec?

We'll be heading to Europe in a couple of weeks. I'll have my iPad but no working phone. I will need to send brief messages to a few local (i.e., European) folks while I am there.

Is there a simple, cheap text-messaging app that would work [more]

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MisterFungi replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 8:10 PM

Re: Pet Peeve

The strength of a lot of tubing would be compromised by stamping a number into it. The bottom bracket shell is typically the beefiest part of the frame.

Sun Oct 19

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MisterFungi replied to the Baby Boomers board. 6:52 PM

Re: Old Age and all that.

Maryanne, it is great to hear from you and to know that you are enjoying this new stage of your life.

My wife and I are in Seattle today, on a spur-of-the-moment getaway inspired by a combination of cheap fares and my need to do a "mile [more]

Wed Oct 15

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MisterFungi replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:25 AM

Re: Late investing for retirement

aj wrote, in reply: I guess I'm not sure of the reason that you want to completely replace both the VA and SSDI...

Neither am I. Can you elaborate? Why do you think you will need to "replace" these?

Sun Oct 12

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MisterFungi replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:03 PM

Re: What's making you happy?

It was an absolutely beautiful fall day today in Ann Arbor, 64 degrees and brilliantly clear, so DW, Lucy the dog, and I took a three-hour walk through the Arboretum, then over to Gallup Park and along the Huron River, and then up the big hill [more]

Sat Oct 11

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MisterFungi replied to the Value Hounds board. 6:20 AM

Re: Priceline

The Ebola thing is a big deal affecting international travel. It will fade away in time, but I would not be too quick to dive into travel stocks. My understanding is that the strong dollar will hurt PCLN, not help it. Most of its revenues are from [more]

Sun Oct 5

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MisterFungi posted to the Bicycling Fools board. 12:36 PM

Jens Voigt hour record replay

Here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjjM2tI6THs

Simply wonderful.

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MisterFungi replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:10 PM

Re: Krugman's latest


How he can advocate a string of bubbles being 'good' or even 'necessary' is beyond me.


He is doing no such thing. And he was not "advocating" for bubbles previously, either. He is pointing out that, absent such [more]

Sat Oct 4

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MisterFungi posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Krugman's latest

Excerpt from Krugman's NYRB review of Martin Wolf's new book, The Shifts and the Shocks:

"[W]hile the depression that overtook the Western world in 2008 clearly came after the collapse of a vast financial bubble, that doesn’t [more]

Fri Oct 3

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 4:00 PM

Re: Any thoughts on Kauai?

It's not world-class snorkeling on Kauai, but it is plenty fun and worthwhile: http://www.tropicalsnorkeling.com/kauai-snorkeling.html

Tunnels Beach, near Ha'ena, is [more]

Wed Oct 1

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MisterFungi replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:38 PM

Re: Any thoughts on Kauai?

It matters a lot what you enjoy doing (or not doing), and also whether or not a few showers might bother you.

Kauai's north shore is among my favorite places on earth. We go there to walk for hours along Hanalei Beach, or to sit and stare at [more]

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