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Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ERD50
Here's the one I use: PerfCharts -...

Here's the one I use:

PerfCharts - StockCharts.com - Free Charts (http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?VWINX,spy,BRK/A)

Note it opens to a 200 day chart, you need to move the slider to go...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By ERD50
I'm not saying I'm comfortable, I'm saying I...

I'm not saying I'm comfortable, I'm saying I don't understand enough about why I should or shouldn't be concerned about their 'practices', and how avoiding gmail and/or Android is going to change...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By ERD50
And what is the impact for the typical user? ...

And what is the impact for the typical user?

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By ERD50
What's the problem with email? I've used Google...

What's the problem with email? I've used Google email for years, exclusively for the past two years, and I've never seen an ad from it. I use a local email client on my computer, I don't go directly...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,786
Posted By ERD50
You stole the words right out of my mouth....

You stole the words right out of my mouth. :laugh:

But many posters here plan on living until 100. [/QUOTE]

This re-statement of what 'many posters' say is a pet-peeve of mine.

Please note,...
Forum: Other topics 10-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By ERD50
Which country is that? The advert is in London,...

Which country is that? The advert is in London, maybe the London office created it?

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 10-22-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By ERD50
That was fun, but I wonder if anyone is actually...

That was fun, but I wonder if anyone is actually fooled? Wouldn't you sense the lack of the scene responding to you moving your head? We get very sensitive to that.

Maybe if you came in, sat down...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 23,006
Posted By ERD50
How do you melt water???;) Just...

How do you melt water???;)
Just kidding.[/QUOTE]

:blush: oooopppps!!! That's as bad as "hot water heater"!

I was thinking of trying to talk my way out of it, hmmm, adjective rather that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 23,006
Posted By ERD50
Caution with a heat gun and melting water! At the...

Caution with a heat gun and melting water! At the minimum, I'd make sure it was plugged into a GFI circuit that I just tested.

I've used pots of boiling water. Stick 'em in and close the door....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By ERD50
I'm currently helping to settle the estate of an...

I'm currently helping to settle the estate of an in-law with a surviving spouse. I think you are right on track. While none of this is rocket science, it sure helps to consolidate things to whatever...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-20-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 501
Views: 23,006
Posted By ERD50
Or a kid, who might one day grow up to be an...

Or a kid, who might one day grow up to be an engineer! ;)



Hope this will work for you. One of the problems with these new products with their built in batteries is that you can't (easily)...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-18-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,199
Posted By ERD50
Yes, from 2007 -2009. Surely (not "Shirley") you...

Yes, from 2007 -2009. Surely (not "Shirley") you remember? ;)

Or, to paraphrase the great philosopher, Crocodile Dundee: ' Maw-kut dawn-tun? 'at's naught a maw-kut dawn-tun! (pointing to 2007) Now...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 893
Posted By ERD50
We need some context here. In many cases, those...

We need some context here. In many cases, those jobs did not 'vanish', they moved to lower cost areas of the world.

If automation is cheaper overall than labor for product X (considering time,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 14,447
Posted By ERD50
OMG. From that article (bold mine): ...

OMG.

From that article (bold mine):



Ya think? What the heck is with "should not have"? Where is the enforcement? You would think a health care professional should know better, but when you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By ERD50
You need to update by the minute - S&P has swung...

You need to update by the minute - S&P has swung ~ 3% during the day!

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,358
Posted By ERD50
+1 -erd50

+1


-erd50
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 10-15-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,703
Posted By ERD50
Yes, I would think lower oil prices would be a...

Yes, I would think lower oil prices would be a good thing (overall and long term, maybe not for Exon, etc).

So that would seem to be in alignment with your thought that some of this drop is due to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,587
Posted By ERD50
The FIRECalc reports include rebalancing....

The FIRECalc reports include rebalancing. Different people may choose different approaches to rebalancing - a strict annual update, or maybe bands around their target AA, and some may be looking at...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 10-15-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,703
Posted By ERD50
Well, now it has to go below 1400, because you...

Well, now it has to go below 1400, because you just "thought it"! ;)

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,353
Posted By ERD50
Up to that point you were OK, IMO, because you...

Up to that point you were OK, IMO, because you just expressed how you feel about holding a mortgage. You're free do do as you see fit. But then...



I'm not 'shackled' by my low interest loan....
Forum: Other topics 10-13-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 331
Posted By ERD50
As has been mentioned, for the foreseeable...

As has been mentioned, for the foreseeable future, this has to 'assisted' driving. There are too many things that will still need human intervention.

And while things like blind spot warnings, and...
Forum: Other topics 10-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,110
Posted By ERD50
Ahhh, thanks - I'll make a note of that. ...

Ahhh, thanks - I'll make a note of that.

edit/add:

OK, so for my wireless router, this seems to ping my internal wireless network and back to the computer ( ~ 1.1mS):

ping -c16 192.168.1.1...
Forum: Other topics 10-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,110
Posted By ERD50
Based on some of these reccs, I played around a...

Based on some of these reccs, I played around a bit. I stored all this away in a text file for future ref, it could come in handy.

So first I did a: ping -c 5 0 ; the "0" gets directly to the...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By ERD50
Did your DJIA data include dividends? Divs make...

Did your DJIA data include dividends? Divs make up a substantial part of the overall growth.

A historical reporter like FIRECalc looks at all that in parallel, for every time period in its...
Forum: Other topics 10-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,049
Posted By ERD50
Awesome. Loved the first comment: :laugh: ...

Awesome. Loved the first comment:

:laugh:

What did he say? Something like 'A pilot really should have no concern if one of his engines goes out'! OK, I get it - airspeed is the key, but I...
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