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Wed Oct 22

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:59 AM

Re: OT Bill O got one right

First, I don't feel like spending the next several years contesting fraudulent charges with credit card companies.

That is a straw man. It's easy and fast.


Second, someone is paying for the fraud losses. Businesses [more]

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:57 AM

Re: OT Bill O got one right

Er... isn't it just the first $50 and you have to report the card stolen?

I don't think so. The one time it happened to me, in Italy, American Express caught it immediately, credited me for all the transactions that had been approved [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 10:15 AM

Re: Network Effects and App Development

So, I'm not sure whose anecdote is the exception vs. the rule.


Probably neither one tells the whole story. I happen to know a lot of Googlers, so my impressions are going to be skewed toward Android. What I don't think is safe to [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 8:48 AM

Re: Network Effects and App Development

Obviously, I am referring to the overall Android market. And the overwhelming majority of Android growth is in cheap. The fact that a minority buys high-priced Android phones is irrelevant to that point.


The larger point I was [more]

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:36 AM

Re: OT Bill O got one right

It has been many years since I had the credit card leave my sight

My card leaves my sight at every meal I sit down to. It doesn't concern me in the least. The onus is on the CC company to verify your transaction is coming from you. If [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 6:34 AM

Re: Network Effects and App Development

Sorry, that was an iPhone 6 for $50.

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 6:25 AM

Re: Network Effects and App Development

I just use Samsung, because it's currently at the top of the heap. But maybe you don't understand the market: The overwhelming trajectory globally for the Android platform is toward cheap.


Will you please call Google and let [more]

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:17 AM

Re: OT: No Daisies in New York

I noticed that pretty much everywhere I looked, there were middle-aged, dumpy men in expensive suits having dinner with beautiful young women dressed so as to make me wish I was forty years younger again, and rich, so when I managed to wander [more]

Tue Oct 21

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whafa replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:41 PM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

It is just that someone has to supply the cloud and everything that you might wish to use inside it. And IBM is surely going to be one of those someones. And maybe Cisco Systems one of the others.


After I posted my reply to you, [more]

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whafa replied to the Annapoorna's Gift board. 1:34 PM

Re: so many punks

If you can make it down here, we can put you up for the night. It's not a big place, but there's an L-shaped couch!

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whafa replied to the An Open Letter board. 12:17 PM

Re: Am Open Letter

This is a long read, tangentially related to gamer gate, but well worth it:

http://www.wired.com/2014/10/trolls-will-always-win/

If you start to follow names, it's a [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 8:35 AM

Re: Network Effects and App Development

Why does Android keep attracting more and more buyers then?


It's a great platform, and these things are sticky. I can't imagine switching to iOS for any reason.

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whafa replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:15 AM

Re: OT: IBM..."It’s a terrible mista

It is all very well to say you can put 100,000 PCs in the cloud do do the work, but administering them is a pain. Much easier to put a fairly big main frame for processing, another for database management, etc., each with its own software. And [more]

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whafa replied to the Apple board. 6:03 AM

Re: Bye bye, Bose

Well, Bose and Beats are similar products in that the sound quality they offer for a given price is usually much lower than can be had from competing products.

They offer high-end prices, but only ok quality.



I bought a [more]

Mon Oct 20

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:12 AM

Re: Mathematical model of Ebola

Wow. I didn't think anybody watched my TEDx talk. Thank you!

Loren, I probably speak for everybody when I say that if you advertised your off-board works here more often, we would eagerly read/watch everything you posted.

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whafa replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:54 AM

Re: 'Agile' as a MacroEcon Phenoomenon

Any of you s/w people doing Agile or had experience?


I deal with it daily. At its most fundamental, it's the idea of getting something -- anything -- working as quickly as possible and in front of the user, and integrating user [more]

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whafa replied to the Annapoorna's Gift board. 5:40 AM

Re: so many punks

Yes, I'd love to meet up for a coffee!

Sun Oct 19

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whafa replied to the Annapoorna's Gift board. 5:58 AM

Re: so many punks

I'm still here, but there is very little worth reading and even less worth replying to. I pretty much check in for you guys, and to see what a couple of other people are writing.

Fri Oct 17

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whafa posted to the TEOTWAWKI board. 12:40 PM

How to Catch Ebola

TL;DR: It is not easy to catch Ebola. The far greater risk to everyone is becoming panicked and shutting down. Please do not spread panic. You are not going to get Ebola.


Ebola is scary. It currently has a 50% mortality rate in West [more]

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whafa replied to the Ancient Greek Ruins board. 10:23 AM

Re: Hey whafa, I'm doing kettlebells!

Typical advice is 16KG for a healthy adult male. I went up to 24KG for most stuff, which is heavy. Tried 28 a few times but it was too heavy.

Nowadays I'd be happy just to do a push-up. My elbow is still messed up. Going in for an MRI soon.

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