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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 3 hours ago

Re: Synthetic diesel by Audi

Theoretically that carbon dioxide can be collected and converted if you are willing to pay the energy cost.

Yes, carbon tax or carbon credits could do a lot to shift economics. But its not here yet. And planting weeds on fallow desert [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 3:20 PM

Re: Synthetic diesel by Audi

Now days, the Monsanto acetic acid process provides potential for lower cost, more efficient processing. Celanese is developing that process via ketene to fuel grade products. I suspect it is hugely more efficient than the old 1930s technology [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:14 PM

Re: Dumbwaiter

A friend used to say that her father had put his own elevator into their house. He used a hydraulic cylinder system to lift the cage.

These days you have to worry abt building codes and safety issues. You need something your insurance [more]

Fri Apr 24

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:17 PM

Re: 401(k) Loan Help needed

Yes, paying off an outstanding loan with a 16.5% apr is tempting. But do be sure to pay back the 401k loan promptly. If you leave the company with an unpaid balance, the loan outstanding becomes payable in full. If you are unable to refinance, the [more]

Thu Apr 23

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pauleckler replied to the Renewable Energy board. 10:21 PM

Re: Synthetic diesel by Audi

This sounds like another Fischer Tropsch process. The new elements are high temp electrolysis to make hydrogen they claim more efficiently and with recovery of thermal energy. Also they go all the way from carbon dioxide rather than from synthesis [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 2:28 PM

Re: Text to jpg files

I'd be shocked if built-in PDF supports wasn't also a standard feature on Android phones.

When someone tells you they are unable to read a document attached to an email, one never knows for sure if the device lacks the ability or the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 2:14 PM

Re: Getting started

Welcome, Nana. We're glad you could join us.

If you are getting a lump sum from a pension plan or a 401k etc, you can probably get it as an IRA rollover. That way you avoid withholding and income taxes. All your money goes to the [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:03 PM

Re: IRA for a birthday gift for 22 year old son

Your son needs earned income to contribute to an IRA or Roth IRA. So if he has a job, then he can contribute to the total of his income, or the annual contribution limit.

As he is probably in a low tax bracket, most would choose a Roth IRA [more]

Wed Apr 22

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:45 PM

Re: Alcoa (AA) Poised for a Rebound?

I owned Alcoa recently and sold recently.

Ford is using aluminum in its new pick up truck to reduce weight and increase gas mileage while retaining ruggedness. We hear customers are responding well. That should be good for aluminum as more [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 3:36 PM

Re: Thinking Straight

Scottrade probably has a website where you can see the total value of your account any time. They probably also send you statements showing your account values. I'd suggest you check in abt once per quarter or at least once per year and compare your [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Health Care Reform board. 3:15 PM

Re: Freakonomics on Healthcare

The issue is so thoroughly politicized it is difficult to discuss the merits of various suggestions without falling into political discussions.

I think all points of view are well represented in the postings here. Are there new [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 2:58 PM

Re: Uranium Stocks

Uranium is a tough one to play. There are few pure players and many from the Cold War effort are long gone. Ones in the news--

Oak Ridge, TN was and is the world famous enrichment site during and after World War II. Union Carbide was the [more]

Tue Apr 21

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 4:55 PM

Re: Newly graduated and looking to learn

One of the things people like abt IRA and Roth IRAs is that you have the freedom to select your own custodian. As your needs or investing interests change, you can select other custodians if you like. That can mean moving your old account to a new [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 3:36 PM

Re: Relocation

For Sale by Owner can be ok, but it is up to you to market your home, show it, and close the deal. And it does mean strangers walking through your home. For some that poses a security concern.

Once you have a buyer lined up, you probably [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:14 PM

Re: Text to jpg files

Thanks for the suggestions, folks.

This board is a great resource.

I use Word Perfect x7 for Windows 8.1 but it has some problems with Docx files. It will open older word files.

Yes, you can also print them out and scan [more]

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pauleckler posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 12:53 AM

Text to jpg files

In doing an email meeting to discuss revisions to a document, smart phone users report they can easily read jpg files, but pdf files are a problem.

What’s the best software for pdf files on smart phones?

Word processors now easily [more]

Mon Apr 20

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pauleckler replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:34 PM

Re: HR Block

Its been a while, but I owned HR Block stock some years ago. A look at their 10K revealed they have not much in assets. Most offices are rented.

So to dress up their balance sheet they have very extensive bond holdings.

To me to [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 3:28 PM

Re: Days of stock splits over?

Its up to boards of directors and their ideas change with the times.

Some say stock splits add cost without delivering much benefit to the shareholders.

But then look at Berkshire Hathaway. BRK-A today trades for $214,100/share. [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Investing Beginners board. 3:21 PM

Re: Newly graduated and looking to learn

That seems like a reasonable plan.

Most people say you should have an emergency fund of some sort to cover the unexpected. If for example, all your coins are invested in stocks, and something happens, you could be forced to sell at a [more]

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pauleckler replied to the Retired Fools board. 12:16 PM

Re: How long to keep investment records?

I agree there is no substitute for keeping good records, but most files can be weeded.

Mutual fund companies often provide statements every quarter, but the last one of the year shows all transactions for the year. So keep the last one and [more]

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