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Wed Jan 21

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:28 PM

Re: furnace problem

Bad pressure switch, maybe?

Mike

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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:23 PM

Re: OT: Why Not Costco??

Personally, I don't like shopping at Costco

No one likes shopping there, because it is too crowded
(sorry Yogi Berra)

Mike

Tue Jan 20

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:02 PM

Re: Quite a bargain, really.

And then you pay under $2 for a gallon. I guess I find that pretty impressive.

Yeah, compare to a bottle of Dasani from a store or vending machine...about $1 or $2 per pint (less if you buy a whole case!)

They have to move [more]

Mon Jan 19

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:03 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

>>> The obligation of the government is to take in enough income (fees, taxes, etc) to cover the cost of running the government and providing public services.

>> Is that in the Constitution?

Yes. Fifth Amendment
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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:54 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

>>I said: How do you account for (just as an example) 1000 new workers hired by a corporation. Do you credit it against the CEO's wealth, the top 5 officer's wealth?

you said: Depends how one defines "job creator". Is an
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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:21 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

The obligation of the government is to take in enough income (fees, taxes, etc) to cover the cost of running the government and providing public services.

Is that in the Constitution?

Say it is $150,000 per year per [more]

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:40 PM

Re: Washer Boot Seal Gasket

I'd rate the job a 9.5/10 at this point.
...
I have a few oops along the way and needed the help of the video. Now I'd rate the job a 5 out of 10.


A good summary of many DIY jobs I've done.

Mike

Fri Jan 9

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 PM

Re: Appy new year!

Apple says overall it has created 1.03 million jobs in the US

Of course, more than than number are jobs they created in China.

I would dispute the claim that Apple "created" most of those jobs. Apple created a [more]

Tue Jan 6

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:43 PM

Re: Washing machine leak

DW told me about the same type of problem on our 1997-era Maytag. Long story short. She would sometimes put in some items that stuck up too high. When the washer filled some water would bounce off and drip down outside of the tub but inside the [more]

Fri Jan 2

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:01 PM

Re: Egg prices expected to rise 'dramatically'

If the concern is low-income families will have a harder time buying healthy food, than we should be asking for our government to subsidize healthy food products more, and things like corn less.


The problem with this is that the [more]

Wed Dec 24

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mschmit replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:56 PM

Re: Wood floor on in floor radiant

Concrete and wood have vastly different heat transfer characteristics. Wood is one of the best insulators (due to the air pockets in the wood fiber) while concrete is among the worst, except for metals. Wood: 0.17. Concrete: 1.0-1.8. [more]

Mon Dec 22

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:36 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

Very sorry to hear the news.

The radiologist recommended needle biopsy in his new, powerful 3 Tesla MRI (which is the only way to locate the spots since ultrasound didn't work on me). Needle biopsy is much less invasive than surgical [more]

Fri Dec 19

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mschmit replied to the Peak Oil Party board. 5:18 PM

Re: Oil below $60 per barrel

The real questions that we don't have answers to is, for each type of oil field, what is the cost to explore, drill test wells etc vs the cost for ongoing production...and the typical duration of pumping.
Without knowing all these things it is [more]

Mon Dec 1

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:19 PM

Re: WiFi wanted


Did you read the whole article?


Yes. And the point stands that just because you have two of something it doesn't automatically mean you have higher reliability.

Yes, there are lots of subtleties with aircraft that may [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:07 PM

Re: OT: Wife's hospital bill

So.... nobody is allowed to play sports where the possibility of any injury exists? Nobody can ride a bike, play football, baseball, soccer, ski. This is a silly argument. Can you quote a study, anywhere, that compares the cost of elderly [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:53 PM

Re: OT: Wife's hospital bill

So what do you do about the min wage job person that has a little in the HSA, but falls and breaks their hip or gets cancer or something?

My company introduced a plan with HSA this year. You can choose a regular health plan or choose [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:33 PM

Re: Netflix CEO: Broadcast TV Dead By 2030

“The age of broadcast TV will probably last until 2030.”

... As soon as those dominoes fall, out come the scissors.


With broadcast TV you get your signal over the air. So you are going to cut the cable from your [more]

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mschmit replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 4:29 PM

Re: WiFi wanted

>>It is sort of like an airplane with two props being less safe than a plane with just one prop.

This make no (common) sense! It's always better to have redundancy.


The problem it that common sense isn't what is at [more]

Sun Nov 30

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:17 PM

Re: The Perilous Posture of Petroleum Production

I would say that #3 makes the least sense to me,

I vote for a combination of #2 and #5, with ...


But, as you say, I know nothing.


Those 3 points are what I would say as well.

Going back to the 70s [more]

Sat Nov 29

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:45 PM

Re: OT: Wife's hospital bill

Something like "Do you have any idea how much that would add to the cost?", I didn't and she had a good point

It only seems like it would cost a lot when your systems are ancient. When I book a flight they ask if I want a [more]

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