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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 22,614
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 Yesterday, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
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 Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 22,614
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: 74
Views: 3,023
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: 869
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: 377
Views: 12,471
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: 425
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: 6,274
Posted By ERD50
+1 -erd50

+1


-erd50
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 10-15-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,142
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: 4,505
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: 136
Views: 10,142
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: 2,307
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: 318
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: 1,092
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: 1,092
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: 1,295
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: 49
Views: 1,845
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...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By ERD50
Off topic - Ignore if you wish.... ...

Off topic - Ignore if you wish....







Seemed to work OK for me in Xubuntu and Chromium browser, it helped to let it go full screen - the zoomed text came in clear at any size.
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 12,323
Posted By ERD50
Hybrids versus full EV: Simplicity is...

Hybrids versus full EV:


Simplicity is very compelling. It's one of the reasons that years ago, I really hoped I'd be driving an EV in the near future. But ICEs have made tremendous advances....
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,274
Posted By ERD50
It wasn't snarky. It was just an observation that...

It wasn't snarky. It was just an observation that markets go up and down. Even today's (or this week's) drop is just a blip in the long run. Look at a long term chart.

If a long term investor got...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 12,323
Posted By ERD50
Right - but in those cases you are mostly looking...

Right - but in those cases you are mostly looking at just 'bigger' for more performance, not a real technology change to improve efficiency, which as I said, can be applied to mpg, performance, or a...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 12,323
Posted By ERD50
Was able to answer a few of my questions - this...

Was able to answer a few of my questions - this makes more sense to me now:

Tesla Model S P85D - Dual Motors, AWD, 691 hp, 3.2 seconds to 60 - Road & Track...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 12,323
Posted By ERD50
Agreed, a 38 mpg 'fuel' cost equivalency doesn't...

Agreed, a 38 mpg 'fuel' cost equivalency doesn't sound right. Zathras, for clarity, could you break out your cost #'s? Your miles per kWh, your kWh cost, and gasoline $/G figure.

Related to that,...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 12,323
Posted By ERD50
Musk just did:) ...[/QUOTE] No, I...

Musk just did:) ...[/QUOTE]



No, I don't think so. I don't think these improvements came from trading acceleration for more distance at the battery level.

Four-wheel drive could allow...
Forum: Other topics 10-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,092
Posted By ERD50
Thanks - those are really great ideas. When I do...

Thanks - those are really great ideas. When I do have problems, I always feel at a loss to tell what part of the chain might be the cause. Those sound like good ways to isolate the issue somewhat.
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