brucedoe

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Fri Jul 31

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

Re: Pulse event could kill most of us

Decentralization has a nice ring, but we should remember that the grid allows electricity from elsewhere to fill in for a local disaster. that is why it was developed, and by electricity companies. Just because something is possible (like an asteroid [more]

Tue Jul 28

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:46 PM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

Paul

They easily have the resources to get the software tested on hundreds of machine configuration and most bugs would become apparent quickly.

My understanding is that they have done this. They have always done this [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:43 PM

Re: Let's All Take A Breath

As I recall on the terrible ACA rollout, people said "Why didn't they get someone like Microsoft to do the programming?" I thought it was a joke at the time. Windows 7 is just the previous OS with the mistakes fixed.

People just [more]

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:27 PM

Fear+-II

Well, the stock markets seem to be up nicely today. We will see about tomorow, tomorrow.

But the good earnings reports continue, and for major companies like Merck, UPS, Aetna and others. The S&P500 seems to be driven by just a few [more]

Mon Jul 27

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:25 AM

Re: Unused Laptop

PSU

I have had a similar problem with my laptop, though not as large a number of updates because I only let it sit for several months.

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:24 AM

Re: What AV do you use?

My local computer guru has me using Trend Micro Devices. It seems to work very well.

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:16 AM

Fear+

I wouldn't say that the fear index is extreme yet, but it is something more than just fear (IMHO) so I say it is fear+. I admit that I don't make any fancy calculations on this, but a stock market plunging when 76% of the stocks reporting have [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:05 AM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

Goofy

I have a 2007 Prius and have never had to change the big battery. In fact, I don't know of anyone who has had to replace the battery including a couple who have the 2006 model.

I might say that twice I have run the Prius out [more]

Thu Jul 23

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:03 AM

Re: When will they ever learn???

It is a disappointment to me that EXCEL allows unlimited guesses on its protected spreadsheets. so I don't keep important and sensitive material on my HD, but on a thumb drive that I can remove.

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Wed Jul 22

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:56 AM

Civil Service Congressional Football

Congress threatens to use TSP to fund highway bill; vote is imminent
NARFE

A group of senators led by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has proposed using the Thrift Savings Plan Government Securities Fund to finance an extension of the
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Tue Jul 21

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brucedoe replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:15 AM

Re: How Reliable is Windows 10?

jamesmw

I too run Windows 7, but I still miss Windows XP.

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:13 AM

Current Stock Market

I don't know about you, but even on up days in the stock markets, my stocks don't do well: 3M, GPC, VTR, a number of preferreds. Actually my accounts are going up, courtesy of my health care funds that recently set all-time highs. But health care [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:02 AM

Re: 57 tonnes of gold on the market

Gold price falling? Looks like all is well with the world. What about Iran? What about Greece? What about China? What about ....? Or do I smell manipulation.

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Mon Jul 20

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brucedoe posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 10:01 AM

How Reliable is Windows 10?

Any idea about how many problems there will be in early use of Windows 10. For example, Windows 7 is really Vista with all the gliches fixed. Is Windows 10 just windows 8 with all the gliches fixed?

If I switch to Windows 10, what will the [more]

Tue Jul 7

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:09 PM

Re: Chinese margin speculators

Speculaton is that the oil drop is largely related to the drop in the Chinese stock market: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102813721

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:06 AM

Re: Chick-fil-a = America's favorite fast food c

I'm very sorry that Dan Cathy decided to enter the "same-sex marriage" fray with his personal opinions. Apparently since, his company has made statements about serving everybody the same. There have been some other accommodations too.* I [more]

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brucedoe replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:28 AM

Re: Chinese margin speculators

Wendy

Though Greece seems to be the news media darling of the month, I think it is the Chinese stock market that may be influencing U.S. markets. The economy of Greece is comparable to that of Louisiana. The stock market is declining. The [more]

Mon Jul 6

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brucedoe replied to the Dividend Growth Investing board. 12:19 PM

Re: Updated Dividend Champions

iamski

Out of curiosity, why do you want the old reports?

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Thu Jul 2

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brucedoe posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:33 PM

U.S Labor Participation Rate

The U.S. workforce participation has been declining since late in the Presidency of Bill Clinton. I ask the question of where are all these people getting money to live on? You can only get Federal welfare for 5 yrs lifetime. Perhaps some states [more]

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