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Wed Aug 19

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:04 AM

Re: Thoughts on BRK selling NOV low

No opinion on Amazon as an investment, but as a yet another
anecdotal, possibly lame datapoint ...

If Amazon were to double their fees tomorrow, we would continue
to use AWS. We work very hard to avoid vendor lock-in, yet [more]

Mon Aug 17

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:38 PM

Re: OT: what is the big picture for OIL?

>>No. Algae will absorb CO2, convert it into longer chain carbons,
and then this carbon molecule (aka oil) will be burned as a fuel,
releasing the CO2 back into the atmosphere. >>


Ah, of course. Thanks for the [more]

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:29 PM

Re: OT: what is the big picture for OIL?

<< The hard part of the algae farming is getting enough CO2 into
the water. For algae to grow fast enough to use up all the sunlight it
is getting, a lot of CO2 needs to be introduced into the water. >>
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Tue Aug 11

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:38 PM

Re: PCP is being digested.... now what

<< And of course, IBM is certainly pretty reasonably priced.
You don't have to have wildly optimistic expectations of their future
to do pretty well when you start with an earnings yield around 9.3%.
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Wed Jul 22

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:14 PM

Re: A Look at Berkshire's 90's Website

The original web page had an animated graphic which was not only
visually distracting, but consumed 100% of your CPU (in those days
we only had single-CPU computers). I emailed a complaint and it
disappeared shortly [more]

Fri Jul 17

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:09 PM

Re: "Buffett's Bold Prediction"

Apologies for resurrecting a thread which should probably lie fallow,
but I'd like to share the following article:

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Tue Jul 14

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:53 PM

Re: "Buffett's Bold Prediction"

"If automated driving is NOT statistically safer than human driving,
than it will not be allowed."


Agreed. Not merely statistically safer, but safer by orders of
magnitude safer.

When self-driving [more]

Mon Jul 13

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:40 AM

Re: "Buffett's Bold Prediction"

“That is a real threat to the auto insurance industry,” Buffett
said at his company’s annual meeting here Saturday. “If
[self-driving cars] prove successful and reduce accidents
dramatically, it will be very good for society and very
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Sun Jun 28

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:57 PM

Re: Dividend

... they make people feel good, specifically people who haven't really thought it through.

Even for those of us who have thought it through and done the math, I
concede a slight giddiness each quarter when WFC dividends [more]

Wed Jun 24

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:47 PM

Re: What books are you reading?

<< The Third Chimpanzee by Dawkins >>

Actually by Jared Diamond.

I recall the somewhat controversial topic about "Kung Fu kerosene
drinking" when the original article appeared in Natural [more]

Tue Jun 9

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:56 AM

Re: Lunch with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.3

<< I bought this auction in both 2001 and 2002 for about $25,000
each time. >>


In hindsight $50K for two lunches with Buffett appears to have been a
bargain, but I'm certain I could not have derived $50K worth of [more]

Tue Jun 2

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Rubic posted to the Costco Wholesale Corp. board. 4:24 PM

Costco's Secret Price Codes

Used more for inventory control rather than a 'secret', this is
interesting information when you shop at Costco:

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