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Thu Aug 28

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syke6 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:55 AM

Re: Recent window replacement experience?

You can get much better than R-2 or R-3. At least R-5 to R-7 is available.

You indeed can, but at higher cost. But same problem exists. You are making a small improvement to a small area at high cost. In your example, they spent [more]

Wed Aug 27

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syke6 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:32 AM

Re: Free Feynman Lectures

Feynman's biography "Genius" by James Gleick is an excellent read.

Tue Aug 26

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syke6 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:41 PM

Re: Recent window replacement experience?

I live near Atlanta, Georgia so air conditioning is a more important protection concern. I had a storm door put in last year and the installer told me I could save enough on energy efficient window replacement to make it pay for [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:22 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

It's a nice idea, but I don't think many car dealers will accept credit card payments for larger sums like that - at least in my area. Perhaps in the past they did.

One dealer allowed 2K by credit card and a check for the rest. Another
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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 1:07 PM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

So on the short end, you need to keep an IUL 3-5 years to be a good choice. On the long end, if you hold longer than 10 years, an IUL performs worse than the SP500. So an IUL is only the best choice for timeframes of 4-10 years?

For [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 12:05 PM

Re: Where to put cash portion?

What card are you using to get 2%? I have a 1.5% and a 1% from Amazon which I like just because they make it so darn easy to use the reward poinnts.


The Fidelity American Express pays 2%. Problem is nobody takes American Express. [more]

Mon Aug 25

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syke6 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 9:34 PM

Re: Sam Bradford, torn ACL...

In terms of "what might have been but for injury" in the QB department, my gold standard is Bert Jones.

Chad Pennington too.

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:58 AM

Re: Poll: EU regulates Hoover Wattage

Hoovers do suck, both literally an figuratively, but they could suck more with better engineering at the same time as they suck less. I'm glad the EU is mandating it. Perhaps it will spur the neaderthals here to buy more efficient appliances, even [more]

Sat Aug 23

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:37 PM

Re: Another whine about lack of workers

I understand why independent truck owners put in the long-haul trips, but why don't the large trucking companies do it with relay drivers, so the drivers can do a round trip in two different trucks and go home?

Logistically too [more]

Fri Aug 22

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:36 AM

Re: How much will $100 buy in your state? ....

Thats easy, the evolution of the relief pitcher and the constant "pitching match-up". I always hated games where in the span of 3 batters you had 3 pitching changes. Each change adds a good 10 minutes.

Now how you
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Thu Aug 21

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syke6 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:06 PM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

So you can't understand how (dividends) are included in the floor and ceiling calculations... you're inability to understand is not a limitation of the design.

Dave, one of your repeated themes in this debate is that people on the
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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 5:42 PM

Re: Medicare Part D

So far (I've only seen 3 epis) they're just showing one scientist, a brilliant young physicist, with a troubled conscience.

Leo Szilárd?

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syke6 replied to the Retirement Investing board. 1:45 AM

Re: The "Recovery" and forced retireme

The start of the Tea Party - the roots of it - are not against
government - but they are against wasteful and ineffective
government.


And this is why nobody who matters takes the Tea Party seriously. That's like saying you [more]

Wed Aug 20

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:36 PM

Re: How much will $100 buy in your state? ....

I was referring to football and the country in general as "brutish", not baseball.

I know, that's why I put in quotes. Your observations on home runs are exactly right, IMO. The appeal (for me) in baseball is the strategy, [more]

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syke6 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:36 PM

Re: How much will $100 buy in your state? ....

There's a new baseball commissioner who (I think) sees the problem. Among his first orders of business, figure out why games which used to last 2:30 now regularly last 3:15. Same number of outs, same rules, same size baseball.

That [more]

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syke6 replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:10 AM

Re: trip to Essen, Germany

Maybe I could fly nonstop to London then take the train over to Dusseldorf. I found a ticket for 56 pounds. Heather could meet me in London since we are both talking about seeing some of Europe together.

You could also try Amsterdam [more]

Tue Aug 19

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syke6 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:48 PM

Re: Foolish Hype !!!

And, as an aside, has anybody bought this?

I don't buy stuff from the Wise.

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syke6 replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 3:30 PM

Re: Did anyone catch that?

The Hail Mary at the end of the Browns-Redskins game was ruled a TD. But in the several replays that followed it could be clearly seen that the ball was tipped forward by a Browns player, and then caught by the receiver, making it a [more]

Mon Aug 18

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syke6 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:45 PM

Re: fun with plumbing

Easy solution to this problem: put the chain in a straw. The length of a straw is enough to keep it from tangling, but still leaves enough slack so it works properly. If the chain is big, well, McDonald's has big straws.

This is one [more]

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syke6 replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:04 PM

Re: Poll: Good Night, Vietnam

Eisenhower kept us out of Vietname when he could easily have gotten us involved.

Kennedy and Johnson didn't have the political courage to see Vietnam fail and Ho Chi Minh take over. That's the real bottom line in my
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