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Mon Jan 1

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 PM

OT: Going "out of town"

Me and SWMBO are leaving for a bit over two months to warmer climes for empenadas, cerviche and Argentine/Uruguay steak (most of the time will be spent in South America, but we're taking a detour to Antarctica for the weather:-)

While [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:32 PM

Re: Control Panel: Happy New Year 2018

Let's see - stock market goes up 25% this year on 3% growth. How many years can this hat trick continue?

So the big dogs have to put money somewhere. With a falling dollar, higher growth rates and starting from a lower starting line, [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:54 PM

Re: Changes in Middle East

mmrmnhrm,

Normally I would agree with you.
There are two issues that are developing:

1) The easy one is that there is now a new relationship building in the Middle East.

First, it's useful to examine the Arabic [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:19 AM

Changes in Middle East

Everything done in the Middle East has consequences.
The announcement of the movement of the Israeli US embassy to Jerusalem seems to have emboldened their Prime Minister's party to become more aggressive about annexing the West Bank and [more]

Sun Dec 31

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:09 PM

Re: Hope at the end of time.

Not only that "we", both those "we" that live outside the US - most likely in Asia.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:23 PM

Problem with latest Windows 10 update

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft pushed a number of updates including the 1709 Creator's Edition. Both of my laptops updated with nmo problem. On my desktop PC things worked out differently. Long story made short, it continues to reboot my PC [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:57 PM

Wishes for a wonderful year

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a coming 2018 filled with good health, happiness and prosperity.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:03 PM

Re: OT:Fahrenheit vs Celsius

Sounds like a plan.

I'm thinking that going 60km an hour means that your traveling a km a minute as well :-)

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:55 PM

Re: OT: Cold enough to...

Goofnoff,

Happy Balloon Day - and a happy and healthy NEw Year

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:09 PM

Re: OT:Fahrenheit vs Celsius

As Einstein observed, time is not so easily measured by man.

The division of the hour into 60 minutes and of the minute into 60 seconds comes from the Babylonians who used a sexagesimal (counting in 60s) system for mathematics and astronomy. [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:40 AM

OT: Cold enough to...

To those tourists who will be jointing 2 million other mentally deranged foreigners who are pouring much needed money into our poor city by standing in near record low temperatures surrounded by police snipers in Times Square tonight waiting for [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:28 AM

Re: Major Protests in Iran, Protesters Shot

I've found that those who live in countries with constrained internet find ways around it. If you look at the average Chinese kids mobile phone apps, half of them are VPN's designed to let them get access to Google, Facebook and so on. [more]

Sat Dec 30

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:29 PM

Re: Major Protests in Iran, Protesters Shot

Beat me to it :-)
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/30/middleeast/iran-protests-...

I wonder if the US is using social media to keep this stirred up [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:54 PM

Re: OT:Fahrenheit vs Celsius

Even if the shoes are made in China, the European sizes are correct :-)
All those people you see on TV are tourists - no self respecting New Yorker is going to go out in below freezing either to stay in a pen for a few hours where you can't [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:38 PM

Re: Setting up a home network

The easiest way to do it is to connect them all together with (either hardwired with ethernet cable to a switch or wireless through a router or access point) a network. Under Windows this is pretty straightforward. Assuming you decide to attach all [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:15 PM

Re: OT:Fahrenheit vs Celsius

I'm ambidextrous when it comes to metric or Imperial and sometimes confuse the hell out of mixed groups when I switch systems depending on who I'm talking to (and hoping they will figure out which 35 degrees I'm referring to by context [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:06 PM

Re: Why Does NYC Subway Construction Cost so Muc

NYC MTA started building the 2nd Avenue subway tunnel when I was a kid. This year, they opened the first few stops at a cost of about four billion bucks a station if I remember correctly. Both Shanghai and Beijing put in state of the art city-wide [more]

Fri Dec 29

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:07 PM

Re: OT tax reform proposal

Sure Wall Street wants the Social Security funds. If their management fees are representative of what they get away with on the private side (or what the drug industry et al skims), its' another excuse to help the "private [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:50 PM

Re: Bad power supply

Or, if you have a voltmeter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molex_connector

Test the voltage on the disk connectors and you'll know withing a minute if the power supply [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 7:44 PM

Re: Narcissi-sticks--Snort

Still waiting for Google Glass :-)
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Glass)

Incidentally, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands has banned all cameras due to challenges [more]

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