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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:40 AM

Re: OT: Fed Up

<< Gary Taubes and others have obliterated the 'calories in, calories out' myth. >>

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Sun Jun 8

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:30 PM

Re: OT: Robert Cialdini explains

You're most welcome, Jan. I've gained something from this thread too.

I was not familiar with Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking Fast and Slow".
It's available from Amazon for $2.99 (Kindle edition).

-Rubic

Sat Jun 7

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:48 PM

Re: OT: Merril Lynch account?

<< That is exactly what brokers do to their clients, all day
long. So yah, if you can get the right broker, who has a long
standing reputation of trustworthiness, they do provide a useful
service. >>


Well, as [more]

Thu Jun 5

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:55 PM

Re: OT: Merril Lynch account?

I started investing in 1978 with a Merril Lynch account, then
switched over to Paine Webber. Being young and innocent I didn't
realize at the time that having these companies manage your funds
is almost a guarantee of sub-par results. I [more]

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:42 AM

Re: OT: Fed Up

The hero we need:

http://imgur.com/gallery/qRCAzsk

-Rubic

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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:02 AM

OT: Robert Cialdini explains

As many board members here are aware, Charlie Munger
acknowledges Robert Cialdini as one of his influences in
building his 'mental models'. Dr. Cialdini's classic book
"Influence" is a well-regarded text on the subject [more]

Fri May 23

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:21 PM

Re: Mostly OT: Scared of living too long?

Reminds me of "Something Fishy", by P.G. Wodehouse; the first time I'd ever heard the term tontine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tontine

-Rubic

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:11 PM

Re: Amazon beats IBM in its home turf

<< Is Amazon making any headway with the biggest corporations? >>

Here's an analysis from Gartner which compares various cloud services:

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Thu May 22

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:53 PM

Re: Amazon beats IBM in its home turf

<< Before Kindle, what tech product had Amazon made? It's still primarily a retailer. >>

As an end-user -- a customer of the merchandise that Amazon ships -- it may not be obvious how much technology goes into delivering [more]

Wed May 21

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:50 PM

Re: Acquisitions

<< What was the best acquisition in the whole of Berkshire history? >>

See's Candies

<< What was the worst? >>

Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates / Hathaway Manufacturing Company [more]

Wed Apr 16

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:05 AM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

"He must be sitting on an atopic geyser because geothermal is typically
far too expensive for one to ever recuperate the cost. Plus if you believe
that 200W can heat any home, I have some swampland, ahem, prime real
estate you
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Tue Apr 15

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:47 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

Wikipedia has a good overview about using heat pumps to heat and cool buildings using the earth as a heat reservoir:

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