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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:59 PM

OT: A nose under the tent

I was re-examining some old investments (one being Elbit Systems) and came across the following:

http://www.imisystems.com/#what-we-dowhatwedo

and noticing the reference to [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:31 PM

OT: Must see TV

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/shadow-world/

The Independent Lens series showed the film "Shadow World" last night on PBS. It covers the arms trade and [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:31 PM

China's Tencent surpasses Facebook in valuation

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/tencent-surpasses-facebook-i...

(Disclosure - I own a slug of this guy, since running into them in [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:27 PM

Re: Eldercare Robots from Japan

Artificial intelligence is, well, so artificial. It needs a face (and, if battery technology improves, a body):

[more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:42 PM

Re: Eldercare Robots from Japan

Softbank is one of the Japanese companies whose stock I bought after a trip there a couple of years ago, based on running into their retail robot "Pepper" whose specialty is empathy with those who interact with it. So far so good (the stock [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:21 AM

Re: Uber to buy up to 24k self-driving Volvos

Goofy - You may be right - and I hope you are. I ate lunch at a local Turkish restaurant yesterday and noticed that the young lady (early 20's, I guess) sitting next to me was wearing a sweatshirt from the high school I attended (a pretty elite [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:58 AM

Re: Sorry CHARLIE

Hate to see one of the bright lights of the political interview world wink out. That said, his actions are indefensible and this sort of activity by those in power not only has to stop but resignation upon discovery should be immediate and universal [more]

Mon Nov 20

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:10 PM

Re: Uber to buy up to 24k self-driving Volvos

Projecting ahead - when self-driving tractor trailers which can run 24 hours by 7 days and self-driving taxis which can do the same, become the norm, we'll have another couple of classes of people on the dole.

This is not a function of [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:53 AM

Re: Data Question

I might point out that during their hunter-gatherer phase, mankind tended to have little tooth decay bhttps:// [more]

Sun Nov 19

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:33 PM

Victoria & Abdul

Just finished seeing this movie. It's probably romanticised, but the overall plot is very accurate. The movie is not bad if you are a history nut.

That said, if you happen to be spending a night in Southampton, UK (as happens [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:33 PM

OT: Victoria & Abdul

Just finished seeing this movie. It's probably romanticised, but the overall plot is very accurate. The movie is not bad if you are a history nut.

That said, if you happen to be spending a night in Southampton, UK (as happens [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:41 PM

Re: Voice to text questions

Poz,

It should work fine - good luck :-)

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:28 PM

Re: You've gotta be on drugs

What I find frustrating is that, while I understand that the drug manufacturers have paid of some in Congress, it seems that they have paid off EVERYONE!

I doubt if there is a single American, regardless of political party, ideology or [more]

Sat Nov 18

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OrmontUS posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 11:42 PM

You've got to be on drugs

We're going to be in the Amazon for a while and felt it was prudent to take anti-malarial prophylaxis
The two options recommended by the CDC are doxycycline, 100mg (used daily) and mefloquine, 250mg (used weekly). While doxycycline might be [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:41 PM

You've gotta be on drugs

We're going to be in the Amazon for a while and felt it was prudent to take anti-malarial prophylaxis
The two options recommended by the CDC are doxycycline, 100mg (used daily) and mefloquine, 250mg (used weekly). While doxycycline might be [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:13 AM

Re: Millionaires for increased taxes

While I had little use for traditional life insurance, I did carry (reciprocal) life insurance in private businesses where I was not the only stockholder to allow my wife to pay any estate tax consequences. People who complain that their businesses [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:01 AM

Re: Digital Press Crisis

Payment by Paypal (and reimbursing Paypal with a credit card) hides your card number. If you keep your PP balance at zero and set up credit cards to alert with transactions of $1 or more by email, you should be somewhat safer. I believe PP needs to [more]

Fri Nov 17

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:09 PM

Chinese connection to the Zimbabwe 'coup'

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/17/africa/china-zimbabwe-muga...

In that context, Chiwenga's visit to China has come under scrutiny, with [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:58 PM

Re: Voice to text questions

Poz,

I can't quantify the the value as greater than $300, but this software and its previous versions have been the gold standard of PC based speech recognition for decades.

Nuance is the “baby” of Ray Kurzweil (Kurzweil was [more]

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