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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:45 PM

Re: insurance lobby comes out agin Obamacare rep

You end up in the "they will have died in vain" syndrome. This is when a nation (and I'm sure Tim could rattle off dozens, but the Italian campaign against the Austrians during WWI comes to mind - as does the US War in Vietnam comes to [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:40 PM

Re: turn the spigot on }};-@

Only rich criminals will buy these guns. Antique AK-47's are only about $28 in some parts of Africa (and cost less than a pizza in Luanda, Angola) and short barreled shotguns can be pretty cheap as well. In my years of wandering through third [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:29 PM

Re: Vietnam on PBS

I was old enough to get a draft card, but lucky enough to beat the lottery and then got a student deferment. That said, I've been to Vietnam a number of times since (most recently, a few months ago) and always found the locals friendly and [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:23 PM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

As long as we're strolling down memory lane, some of the most innovative products have never caught traction with consumers because they were either to far ahead of their time, very expensive, or had poor marketing behind them (meaning few [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:34 AM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

Slight correction to the above story - upon reflection, I had forgotten the Singer-Friden didn't use a ribbon, but used an "ink pot" and a roller transferred the ink to the type wheel. I refilled the pot and I guess the stamp pad ink [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:45 AM

Re: Productivity stagnation

You're assuming the depreciation on the robots is the same as skilled people cost

You are assuming the only item the robots can make is widgets - if they finish their work in half the time, they might be able to product platwarts as well [more]

Tue Sep 19

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:20 PM

Re: OT? IDF: US Made Patriot Missile Shot Down D

And for the employees working for defense contractors - and those employees vote.

No more bombs, no more jobs.

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:17 PM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

brucedoe,

Because the "PC" (not yet called that) was so new, a lot of the peripherals were stuff that was either surplus or designed for mainframes and/or minicomputers and then hacked to be able to work with microcomputers. The [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:26 PM

Re: DOW is up 22% or 4,000 points since the November

I'm guessing that the uptick during the first few months of our current president are as related to specific economic actions he's taken as the extent that the drop during the beginning of the career of our previous president were related to [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: Equifax And Me

Fully agree with this action. I froze my accounts over a year ago after a series of issues (in retrospect, probably caused by a previous breech admitted to by Equifax).

In fact, I think politicians should be pressured to allow free [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:05 PM

Re: Tax "reform" and the 401k

In a country where the elderly rich, though using the mechanism of trusts become the indigent elderly in order to get government assistance, but still receive the largest of the trustees, do not imagine that there are not easy work-arounds using [more]

Mon Sep 18

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:16 PM

For the miners among us

I noticed a pop this evening in my Aussie Rio Tinto stack and did a bit of poking around.

Found this article:

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:55 PM

Re: Tax "reform" and the 401k

In theory, revenue collection should be a zero-sum game. Collect less in one place and, like Whack-A-Mole, something else has to be hammered down. Just as "cutting waste" means someone is making less money and "increasing [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:04 PM

Re: The Swiss are really flush

Probably dirty money :-)

**** Not Signed ****

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:31 PM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

Actually, if you peek at our add, it probably mentions about 30-40 companies. Of these, to the best of my knowledge, only Epson (a division of Seiko watches) still exists. Shugart, which was a primary provider of floppy disk drives morphed into [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 PM

Re: Boeing Offers Bribe to Canada

I wonder if the US government would be willing (under the circumstances) to extend the export license of the planes to allow the transfer?

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:14 PM

A chat with Wendy

Once in a while I get into a chat with Wendy about macroeconomics. While I suspect her call was actually to pick my brains about how to get free (and legal) telephone service, I asked a "simple" question:

"While employment is [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:18 AM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

Well, curiosity got the best of me and I looked up one of our early ads in Byte magazine (Magazine page number is 467, but PDF page 477 of 528 [more]

Sun Sep 17

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:59 PM

Re: Finding excellent live-in help...

And then there's always this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_Exotic_Marigold_Hotel...

Jeff
(Ran into cast while staying at the Rambagh Palace in [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:40 AM

Re: 1st Book Written Using a Computer

My first personally owned computer (which quickly became the business computer for the electrical contracting firm I was running) was TRS-80 Model 1 (in 1976, I think) which, after a couple of bizarre surplus letter quality printers, ended up getting [more]

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