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Wed Apr 27

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 3:47 PM

Re: muller classifies climate thinkers

I find his fifth figure puzzling.

The figure caption indicates the publication the figure is taken from. You can probably find more information by going to the paper.

Tue Apr 26

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 8:26 PM

Re: muller classifies climate thinkers

There is also the issue with the slowing Gulf Stream. I understand it will raise tides on the East Coast, but I haven't heard where it will lower them, but at least in this case it is not about more volume, but a shifting of water, I would suspect [more]

Sat Apr 23

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 1:08 PM

muller classifies climate thinkers

Richard Muller of Berkeley Earth has a brief article classifying climate change thinkers into 6 categories.

Summary of Muller's classification:

Alarmists They pay little attention to the details of the science. They say
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Thu Apr 21

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:52 PM

Re: Global Warming Hoax

So, to be at a reasonable place scientifically, it would be great to gather only climate studies for which no funding was provided by governments or activist organizations. Good luck with that.

Here's one such study from 1982. It's [more]

Wed Apr 20

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spinning replied to the Real Estate Investing board. 4:47 PM

Re: Real Estate Appraisers

In addition, does the local taxing authority do a good job of valuation for tax purposes? If so, the tax assessed value can sometimes serve as a cross-check.

Even if the local taxing authority does a good job the assessed value is the [more]

Sat Apr 16

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:00 PM

Re: Global Warming Hoax

When you release the amount of heat of all of the energy usage (fossil or otherwise) into the earth's atmosphere, it has to either be radiated into space or increase the temperature of the atmosphere

This is true but is a small part [more]

Wed Apr 13

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spinning replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:01 PM

Re: Where do you park your E-fund?

Think about the long-term steady state operation. You take money from the e-fund.

The fact that you are withdrawing indirectly from stocks does not change the fact that you are, in fact, withdrawing money from stocks.


The [more]

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 12:16 PM

Re: Droughts drier, deluges wetter

My island, Negros, is doing OK, but it's dry

You might be interested in a recent paper by Karnauskas and others.

"Island nations could be forgiven for feeling slighted. They already face the brunt of the effects of [more]

Tue Apr 12

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spinning replied to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 4:47 PM

Re: Best income investments for IRA?

Given the tax code, one gets the most advantage from putting bonds and REITs in an IRA account.

What you are trying to figure out is called asset location as opposed to the more well-known concept of asset allocation. Googling [more]

Mon Apr 11

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:46 PM

Re: Poll: Funding the American Dream

A couple years ago, with tongue firmly in cheek, I proposed that the government counter all the boomers sniveling about "what stuff cost when I was young" by issuing new bux at a ratio of 10 old dollars for one new buck.

In [more]

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 5:55 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I do not have a receipt for cash donations I made to qualified organizations,

I have contacted charitable organizations at tax time when I realized I did not have a receipt and they happily sent me one.

Mon Apr 4

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spinning replied to the Real Estate Investing board. 9:12 PM

Re: Elevation

If you look at the map for our house, which an elevation cert proves we don't need flood insurance, it shows our whole lot as in the flood plain. Most of our lot is indeed in the flood plain but the house is out of it.

When I looked [more]

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spinning replied to the Real Estate Investing board. 3:50 PM

Re: Elevation

Apparently we're a few hundred feet outside of the 100 year flood plain and the mortgage folks don't check the maps that closely.

We had the same problem with one home we owned. We were at the top of 50 ft. hill that had about 20 [more]

Sun Apr 3

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spinning replied to the Real Estate Investing board. 9:59 PM

Re: Elevation

I use the Topo Maps app on my iPhone for USGS topographic maps, not sure if it works on Android. Also, there are a bunch of apps that will tell you your altitude, so you could walk the property and record the elevation at various points.

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spinning replied to the Real Estate Investing board. 9:53 PM

Re: Elevation

An interactive FEMA flood maps tool is at http://fema.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=c...

Sat Apr 2

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spinning replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 1:14 PM

Re: Haven't Posted In Forever...

Is there a way to check ones FICO score for free?

There are a number of sites that will give you a free credit score but typically those are not FICO® scores. I use CreditKarma, which gives what they call scores from the [more]

Fri Mar 25

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 2:45 PM

Re: Apple Calendar question

Note that this is not the same as publishing from/subscribing to an Apple Calendar. In the previously described export/import, subsequent changes to the Apple Calendar are not automatically published to, say Google. To publish, you select Edit [more]

Thu Mar 24

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spinning posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:26 PM

OT - helicopter!

For Tim:

A Lynx helicopter landing on a ship in rough seas. The video shows views from cameras aboard ship and in the cockpit. Looks hard.
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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 5:35 PM

SEC rules on Exxon shareholder proposal

The role of shareholders in forcing public corporations to stop denying climate change and to take it seriously is a fascinating new dynamic. It has long been illegal for corporations to lie to shareholders. This is part of the legal framework that [more]

Wed Mar 23

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spinning posted to the Tax Strategies board. 3:23 PM

refunded medical expense and HSA

I received a refund for a medical expense due to a change in insurance reimbursement. The medical expense was incurred and paid in 2015, I withdrew funds from my HSA in 2015 to cover the expense, and reported it on my 2015 taxes which have already [more]

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