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Forum: Other topics Today, 08:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,708
Posted By ERD50
Complicated by the fact that they are using...

Complicated by the fact that they are using 'public' airwaves.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics Today, 08:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,564
Posted By ERD50
I've probably watched a hundred or so shows, and...

I've probably watched a hundred or so shows, and have only had one recording fail at 4 minutes into a 1/2 hour show. No error message or anything, just a short 4 minute video. I guess I haven't seen...
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 513
Posted By ERD50
Don't count on it. My suggestion, from...

Don't count on it.

My suggestion, from recent experience, is to learn the basics and understand what it is you need/want to do, and understand the options available to you (there are good links...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 536
Posted By ERD50
The OP makes a good point, and it isn't mentioned...

The OP makes a good point, and it isn't mentioned very often (I think I only know because I read and research this stuff and might actually read the manual). Journalists should bring this up when...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By ERD50
Reviving this, as I wanted to check my notes...

Reviving this, as I wanted to check my notes before commenting, and I just found them:

DD recently told me she was having problems with her MacBook Pro, her browsers had underlines for all the...
Forum: FIRECalc support 11-22-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By ERD50
+1. Or the "portal". I rarely notice what...

+1. Or the "portal". I rarely notice what category a post is in.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 11-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,564
Posted By ERD50
Thanks, I'm torn. I might buy a second one as a...

Thanks, I'm torn. I might buy a second one as a backup and/or to put on a second TV (I've got a bunch of cooking shows and other things archived now - DW could watch those when nothing's on and...
Forum: Other topics 11-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,564
Posted By ERD50
No, that's just not right. The time/date should...

No, that's just not right. The time/date should be current. I'd bet that's the source of your problems.

I just double-checked and mine shows the correct date/time in EPG. I entered EPG and then...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 11-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By ERD50
Others already answered, I just wanted to point...

Others already answered, I just wanted to point out that this phrase in the OP might have led to some confusion:



I think what he meant by 'the FED', was not the PBGC ( an independent agency ),...
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 11-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 459
Posted By ERD50
When I was researching PBGC, I also found that...

When I was researching PBGC, I also found that stuff on the multi-employer plans scary. But since I don't belong to that group, I didn't go any further. Not sure what the deal is - do they have other...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 674
Posted By ERD50
The old manual Honeywell dial type. And you'll...

The old manual Honeywell dial type. And you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands before I would 'upgrade' to a programmable.

In the same way that I like a regular, old-fashioned dial type...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,064
Posted By ERD50
Rather presumptuous, don't you think? I, for...

Rather presumptuous, don't you think?
I, for one, find it quite comfortable at 63 degrees and enjoy it even cooler while sleeping.[/QUOTE]

Agreed. I don't find 75 comfortable at all. And 68 is...
Forum: Travel Information 11-18-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,418
Posted By ERD50
Without adequate air flow into the furnace room,...

Without adequate air flow into the furnace room, you not only risk CO build up (not CO2 - carbon dioxide, fizzy stuff in beer and soda. CO is Carbon Monoxide - very bad. CO2 mostly is dangerous just...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,064
Posted By ERD50
I'll estimate this at ~ 5 flecks per square inch...

I'll estimate this at ~ 5 flecks per square inch of egg surface area. This is a medium-coarse grind. I insist on fresh ground.

I find 7 flecks per square inch to approach the point where the...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 11-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By ERD50
Yes, it can be wrong (I've got the capital losses...

Yes, it can be wrong (I've got the capital losses to prove it!). Sometimes (often? usually? almost always?), there is a reason for the low P/E. I purchased a few low P/E companies with that...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,064
Posted By ERD50
I don't understand threads like this. To me, this...

I don't understand threads like this. To me, this is like asking "how much pepper do you use on your eggs? Maybe I should reconsider how much pepper I use on my eggs based on your inputs?"


So...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,150
Posted By ERD50
Agreed, I tend to buy 'things' for the...

Agreed, I tend to buy 'things' for the experiences they provide. Seems like an odd distinction to me.

I suppose maybe some people buy 'things' just to brag 'I have that thing' - so what? Maybe...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-15-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 24,946
Posted By ERD50
I agree with you that there is no magic. For a...

I agree with you that there is no magic. For a given portfolio, and a given time period, you can only pull so much money out (using history as a benchmark). You can't get blood out of a rock. A...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 26,596
Posted By ERD50
Thanks for mentioning this. As I was reading this...

Thanks for mentioning this. As I was reading this thread, I was thinking that what I thought were the only two pieces of galvanized I had have leaked. One of them being at the well junction, and it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-14-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 26,596
Posted By ERD50
imoldernu, this shouldn't be complicated. From...

imoldernu, this shouldn't be complicated. From all signs, you have a bad neutral or ground connection. I highly recommend a licensed electrician, not some handy man who is going to 'experiment'....
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,500
Posted By ERD50
Warning - Intentional mis-quoting for an attempt...

Warning - Intentional mis-quoting for an attempt at humor -

But as I scanned this thread, I read the following two comments in order:

[/QUOTE]

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Well, OK, at...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,260
Posted By ERD50
Exactly. That says it all. -ERD50

Exactly. That says it all.

-ERD50
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By ERD50
samclem, what brand do you have? Mine (An old...

samclem, what brand do you have? Mine (An old Spectra-Pure model, designed for aquariums) takes the generic charcoal carts (~ $7, change every 3-6 months). Have never needed to change the RO filter...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By ERD50
+1 (2-3-4-5? I lost count) to what samclem said....

+1 (2-3-4-5? I lost count) to what samclem said. For chlorine, a charcoal filter does the job.


But I need to clarify a point regarding chlorine and chloramine (commonly used today, as it is more...
Forum: Other topics 11-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,586
Views: 397,928
Posted By ERD50
Good one! For those less familiar with...

Good one! For those less familiar with Catholicism, there are actually two words that contribute to this story. I'm sure everyone caught the Mass/mass reference, but Catholics also celebrate the...
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