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Fri Feb 5

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:47 PM

Re: Bear Market Anyone

Patience is still a virtue

Jeff

(I will be taking advantage of the higher dollar when I take to the road again in the spring)

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OrmontUS posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 11:11 PM

OT: Blue Cheaps

First five:

BlueCheaps IBM AAPL AXP CSCO GS

It used to be oil companies, now it's three techs and two financials.

Jeff

Sat Jan 23

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

Re: SHUTDOWN in New York (of New York?) .

Sheesh - just what I need when I look out the window - porn :-)

Thu Jan 21

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:35 AM

Foxconn offers $5.3B to buy Sharp

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iphone-maker-foxconn-offers...

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles [more]

Sun Jan 17

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:56 PM

Currency stuff

Only the Yen seems to have strengthened a bit, but the US dollar has risen substantially against the Euro, GB Pound, Canadian dollar, Chinese RMB and Australian dollar.

Be very, very careful out there as goat entrails are predicting more [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:29 AM

OT: The Big Short

A movie many here would find fascinating, even entertaining (I enjoyed it).

Jeff

Fri Jan 15

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:34 PM

Re: ETF's

Patience is a virtue, but at some point things will be oversold.

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:33 PM

Re: Poll: OT: Fair use on TMF & METaR

I'm not sure if it spurred the poll, but an article I posted earlier today at length (as there was no elegant way to point to a link of the information) was pulled TMF and then put back after I showed that, though copyrighted, the author had given [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:51 PM

OT: Apple's not as safe as you think

Apparently apple OS has more vulnerabilities than Windows (in fact, so does Ubantu Linux) and Windows 10 is way down the list.

[more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:08 PM

Re: OT: Big brothers behind every tree on inter

Not only Google, but Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, your cable TV supplier, E-Bay, your pharmacy, your grocery store (both of those give you those little bar coded things that give you increased discounts for a reason) and almost everyone else [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:45 AM

OT: The effects of law on disruptive technology

More from Bruce Schneier from this month's Cryptogram (of particular interest to me as I now use Google Voice as my landline and traveling phone provider):

Using Law against Technology



In mid-December, a Brazilian judge [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:42 AM

Re: OT: Big brothers behind every tree on internet

More comments by Bruce Schneier on the Internet of Things:

DMCA and the Internet of Things



In theory, the Internet of Things -- the connected network of tiny
computers inside home appliances, household objects, even [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:33 AM

OT: Big brothers behind every tree on internet

The saying goes that even paranoids have enemies.

This month's Cryptogram newsletter stars with an interesting essay on internet privacy which should give food for thought and pause to those who habitually give "free" apps all [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:28 AM

Re: Where does YOUR handset rank? Firm reveals t

My "smartphone" doesn't have a data connection (I use pre-paid T-Mobile SIM's when in the US and frequently local ones if abroad). It spends more time as an off-line GPS or emergency Wi-Fi internet portal in foreign Starbucks and McDonald's [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:25 AM

Re: Feds on NYC RE Money Laundering

Yeah, that was before the US decided to take the Swiss competition off the playing field as a destination for hiding money from external tax authorities.

Jeff

Thu Jan 14

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:12 PM

Feds on NYC RE Money Laundering

In my opinion it's about time the US started cracking down on foreign tax cheats (likely story that we are actually going to concentrate on this - as we are the world's largest off-shore tax shelter). Notice the use of the word "temporary" [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:04 PM

Re: Counterfeiters perplexed by plastic money

So far, unless a denomination is "discontinued", such as the US banknote above $100, any banknote remains legal tender even if a new design has come out. I doubt if we will kill off the penny or nickle as it would point out how much [more]

Tue Jan 12

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:09 AM

Re: 3D Printers Get Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

Jeff's 3D printer:

A number of years ago, as a hobby, I computerized a vertical milling machine (Bridgeport) into a CNC machine tool - just to see if I could do it. Without boring you with how wonderful it turned out (accurate to .0001 inch [more]

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

Re: What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like?

Well, that sort of shoots down my plans to visit Iran this summer :-)

Fri Jan 8

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:39 AM

Re: Currency stuff!

The Chinese have increased the value of the Yuan over the years to the point that they are no longer the cheapest labor market. They hope that the increased pay scales will encourage the population to purchase more domestically produced products and [more]

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