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Sun Feb 22

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tomjet replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:08 PM

Re: British Airways "New" Online Syste

As doubtless you surmised, "Joe Smith" was a John Doe, and Joan Jones, a Jane Roe.

Since you seem interested, the actual name happens to be Aargutsophlinginsin (pronounced, "are-GUT-soe-flin-jin-sin"),
first name [more]

Sat Feb 21

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tomjet posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:16 PM

British Airways "New" Online System

If you're thinking of buying tickets on British Airways via its website, you should beware of something that surprised me two months ago, the "something" being a change that B.A. made since late 2012, when I last bought tickets online on [more]

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tomjet replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 12:39 PM

Re: St. Petersburg to Estonia

This is a very belated reply of thanks to "jaagu," for his answer to my question re Helsinki, Finland or Tallin, Estonia. I've been a member of M. Fool for 16 years, but don't visit regularly. Despite your bias (you were born in Estonia), [more]

Wed Jan 7

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tomjet replied to the Sex and Relationships board. 10:45 AM

Re: Poll: What Accounts for the Silence?

It's sad to see the six votes cast in favor of the "a-hole" theory -- sad, but not surprising. I had long wondered about that. There was one persistent individual I recall whose every post was insulting or a non sequitur, but often both, [more]

Sun Jan 4

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tomjet polled the Sex and Relationships board. 2:35 PM

Poll: What Accounts for the Silence?

In 1999, when I joined The Motley Fool, this board known as "Sex and Relationships" was extremely active, featuring umpteen posts every day. Today, sixteen years later, it's nearly dormant.

Why?

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tomjet replied to the Apple board. 2:12 PM

Re: Let's Keep This In Perspective

Author "lukascranac" wrote in post no. 204,136 above:

"Apple did not invent the computer that fits into your pocket. It just happened by moor's law."

Alan Turing, the subject of an excellent movie now out in [more]

Wed Dec 24

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tomjet replied to the Great Movies board. 11:59 AM

Re: Poll: The Interview -- Precedents?

Here's a fitting epilogue to this thread:

Last night, 88-year-old Mel Brooks was on Jimmy Kimmel, who asked Brooks if he had any thoughts on the whole situation with Sony, "The Interview," etc. Brooks immediately exclaimed, "I [more]

Sat Dec 20

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tomjet replied to the Apple board. 10:01 AM

Re: AAPL

Your points regarding option-buying vs. option-selling are correct.

I probably should not have made my suggestion given that, as you point out, option-selling is a whole other order of magnitude due to the leverage required. But specifically [more]

Fri Dec 19

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tomjet polled the Great Movies board. 2:28 PM

Poll: The Interview -- Precedents?

The Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" goofed on third world countries and the target of its mockery was the fictional country, Fredonia. Similarly, Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" fictionalized its targets. In the TV series, West Wing, [more]

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tomjet replied to the Apple board. 2:03 PM

Re: AAPL

Churchy, you indeed compared today to yesterday, which I wrote you "cannot" do. Sure you can, as you showed. I should, however, grant little weight to a comparison between Apple stock today to Apple stock in the fall of 2000 if the point of [more]

Sun Dec 14

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tomjet replied to the Apple board. 6:24 PM

Re: AAPL

Regarding Apple's 50% fall on Sept. 29, 2000, I have posted below a report the next day, on Oct. 1, 2000, from the New York Times. After the close on Sept. 28, 2000, Apple warned that its sales and earnings would be much lower than expectations for [more]

Tue Oct 21

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tomjet posted to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 4:18 PM

St. Petersburg to Estonia

Greetings -- Might anyone have any wisdom on the drive from St. Petersburg, Russia to Tallinn, Estonia? I see from my online
searching that the distance is about 197 miles and appears to be
about a 5.5 hour drive.

Our group is not [more]

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