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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 10:42 AM

Re: Wind turbines & real estate

They compared similar houses with views of wind turbines and those without. They found a 10-17% reduction.

How does that compare with views of other energy infrastructure such as power lines, coal power plant, nuclear power plants, [more]

Wed Feb 3

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 3:36 PM

rapid affordable energy transformation

“Our research shows a transition to a reliable, low-carbon, electrical generation and transmission system can be accomplished with commercially available technology and within 15 years,” said Alexander MacDonald, co-lead author and recently retired [more]

Tue Feb 2

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spinning posted to the Tax Strategies board. 7:42 PM

estimating qualified dividends

College financial aid applications want my 2015 tax returns by March 1. Schwab says tax documents will be available by Feb. 26, which gives me no time to complete my return by March 1 as I will be traveling. I can get most of what I need from my 2015 [more]

Mon Feb 1

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spinning posted to the Climate Change board. 10:32 PM

guess the correlation

Are you tired of all the arguments about statistics and correlations? If so, take a break and play Guess the Correlation. No politics, no climate science, in fact no science at all. Just an x-axis, a y-axis, and a bunch of points. Can you Guess the [more]

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spinning replied to the Tax Strategies board. 9:29 AM

Re: TT cheaper on amazon...why?

Fidelity has it for $60 but says state is additional. Other brokerages may also have discounts.

Sun Jan 31

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spinning posted to the Apple User's Group board. 3:09 PM

Contacts gone

I have contacts and email on an Exchange server at work. I access these with my iPhone, my MacBook Air (running Yosemite) and a Mac mini (running El Capitan). My contacts on my MacBook Air are now gone. The email still works. The contacts are still [more]

Tue Jan 19

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:51 PM

Re: oww... :-(

The only glove that's going to protect you from knife cuts is chain mail or kevlar - things worn by butchers, for example.

Cut resistant gloves are rated by level, from Level 5 for "Extreme cut hazards: heavy metal stamping, [more]

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:25 PM

Re: Battery Life

Is there a new air in the works that she should wait to purchase?

Apple rarely gives out information about new versions, they just appear. But MacRumors keeps track of rumors and the time between model releases and gives [more]

Sun Jan 17

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:18 AM

Re: Code Talker dies aged 92

we were looking for reported SOSUS "sniffs" of a Soviet diesel sub in the North sea ... Pilot heard an Aeroflot flight reporting in on VHF from up high above

A Soviet pilot helped a Canadian marine reconnaissance aircraft [more]

Fri Jan 15

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:05 PM

Re: Gas can cap

I really like that someone with your net worth (which you've broadly discussed elsewhere) is so frugal. But gasoline is flammable and $9 a cap is the cheapest fire insurance you can buy. Go ahead and splurge. After all, someone will be buying $9 gas [more]

Mon Jan 11

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spinning replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:19 PM

Re: The Dos & Don'ts of a market crash

I notice posters here make up statistics.

I notice 57% of posters here make up statistics.

Fixed it for ya.

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spinning posted to the Bonds & Fixed Income Investments board. 3:24 PM

Bowie bonds

By now we've all heard that musician David Bowie has died. One of his less well-known accomplishments is his innovation in bonds. He invented what are now called "Bowie bonds", bonds backed by a future stream of music royalties:

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Sun Jan 10

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spinning replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:48 PM

Re: Who wants to be a BILLIONAIRE?

I'll worry all the way to the bank!

If you take the cash payout and want FDIC insurance on the after-tax haul, you'll have to worry your way to almost 2,000 banks.

Thu Jan 7

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spinning replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:57 AM

Re: travel rewards

AJ, thanks for all your thoughts and info.

Can those miles be combined? If they can't be combined, will they be useful for you? If they can be combined, will it cost you something to combine them?

This is an important point. [more]

Wed Jan 6

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spinning replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:53 PM

Re: Cutting laminate on MDF

First cut through the laminate with a box cutter. Clamp a guide so the cut is straight. Then make sure the circular saw is lined up correctly.

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spinning replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:04 AM

Re: travel rewards

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, and especially for your warnings. We've got things well in hand but it's always good to doublecheck to make sure.

AJ, thanks for the suggestion of using the credit simulators to see what applying for new [more]

Tue Jan 5

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spinning posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:15 PM

travel rewards

We will be doing a lot of travel in the fall, both domestic and international. I was wondering how to best use new credit cards to earn miles. My spouse and I have excellent credit. CreditKarma's scores, for what they are worth, are above 800 for [more]

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spinning posted to the Paying For College board. 4:37 PM

529 law changes

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, signed into law in December, makes some changes to 529s. These changes are grandfathered to January 1, 2015. The two biggest changes are:

Computers, printers, internet access, and software [more]

Mon Jan 4

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spinning replied to the Apple User's Group board. 5:06 PM

Re: Disk Utility -- Repair Permissions removed

Since you are comfortable with the command line, it is pretty easy to use Automator to create a clickable App that runs a shell script that runs any command line commands. Then just click on the App and done. In Automator, Run Shell Script is in the [more]

Thu Dec 31

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spinning replied to the Climate Change board. 5:21 PM

Re: Temps over 50 degrees above normal at North

The climate system is driven by the equator-pole imbalance of energy. The tropics and poles both gain energy from incoming solar radiation and lose energy to space from outgoing infrared radiation. The tropics receive more solar energy than they [more]

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