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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-09-2014, 08:26 PM
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Posted By studbucket
I have Comcast, and I've heard this isn't true...

I have Comcast, and I've heard this isn't true for every cable provider, but works great for me.

I think if I have internet with no cable TV, it's $70/month. When I add the most basic cable TV...
Forum: Other topics 07-19-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
Here's the Nielsen people meter: ...

Here's the Nielsen people meter:
http://www.mediaselling.us/NielsenPeopleMeter.jpg

It seems like Nielsen is looking at using a "Portable People Meter" now, which I think is a little weird.
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Forum: Other topics 07-19-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
But not on a per-show basis. From what I...

But not on a per-show basis. From what I understand, most Nielsen households provide data on who (age, gender) is watching exactly 1 show.

If the previously mentioned household had the dad take...
Forum: Other topics 07-19-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
Thanks guys, that makes sense. Surprised...

Thanks guys, that makes sense.

Surprised that Nielsen has "non-demographic" members, given that's the biggest part of their business and what network execs & advertisers care about.
Forum: Other topics 07-19-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
Disclaimer - I work for Microsoft. I actually...

Disclaimer - I work for Microsoft. I actually work on Xbox and work with some members of the Kinect team for my features, so I am pretty familiar with the technology. I'm required to disclose this.
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Forum: Other topics 07-19-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
How did Nielsen get the demographic information...

How did Nielsen get the demographic information about who in the household was viewing? How did you log if there were 45 year old females in the house watching.

From my understanding (second hand...
Forum: Other topics 07-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,807
Posted By studbucket
Nielsen data is all anyone has to go on, but it...

Nielsen data is all anyone has to go on, but it doesn't mean much. Fully half of Nielsen data is from viewing diaries that are submitted weekly or monthly and often wrong. The other half of Nielsen...
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,314
Posted By studbucket
Yep, here it is -...

Yep, here it is - http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f27/favorite-movies-and-or-t-v-series-56646.html

However, I'll list mine:


The Wire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wire)
Firefly...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By studbucket
I guess I don't get the criticism that the...

I guess I don't get the criticism that the problem with averages is that no everyone gets them...

Isn't that the nature of an average, there are extreme outliers on each side? Some students get...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By studbucket
Thanks for the response, and thanks for not...

Thanks for the response, and thanks for not taking it as an attack. I can totally appreciate the value of a top school, especially for graduate school. I think the value at an undergraduate level may...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-09-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,340
Posted By studbucket
I attended the University of Iowa, which provides...

I attended the University of Iowa, which provides a site for on & off-campus jobs (http://www.bo.uiowa.edu/~finaid/jobslist.cfm). The pay ranges from $8/hr to over $20/hr. The median seems closer to...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By studbucket
From my recent experience in college, there's no...

From my recent experience in college, there's no reason to pay for room/board after year 1. As a freshman in 2004, I paid ~$8k for room and board (for 8 months). The next year I bought my own condo,...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-09-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,340
Posted By studbucket
Being 27 and part of the generation in this...

Being 27 and part of the generation in this conversation, I've never understood how going to a private school and racking up $100k in debt is worth it, especially if you're getting a history or...
Forum: Other topics 04-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,116
Posted By studbucket
Our kids are 3 years and 10 months. We are...

Our kids are 3 years and 10 months. We are planning on saving about $25,000 each in a 529 plan. It may be more or less depending on the market, but we invest the same amount monthly, aiming for that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-25-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,539
Posted By studbucket
I have not used the site, but I have used the...

I have not used the site, but I have used the Windows 8 app. I haven't used it extensively, but it seems like Mint for investment accounts and was the best Win8 app available for finances.
Forum: Other topics 02-25-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,560
Posted By studbucket
Why does he have your BS meter going off? The guy...

Why does he have your BS meter going off? The guy has seemingly done nothing but be open an upfront with all that he does. He's even up here in Seattle tomorrow, but it doesn't make sense for me to...
Forum: Other topics 02-18-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,177
Posted By studbucket
I am far from qualified from taking part in this...

I am far from qualified from taking part in this debate, but Nova recently ran a program on Drones that I found interesting. You can watch it at the following link: NOVA | Rise of the Drones...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-13-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,989
Posted By studbucket
I'm 27 and in my "worst case", I'm retired by age...

I'm 27 and in my "worst case", I'm retired by age 45 (2031).

We're refinancing now, which took away one of my investment cycles, as I used the money for the new loan, but doing my calculations, it...
Forum: Other topics 02-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,663
Posted By studbucket
Baltimore & Joe Flacco have played way better the...

Baltimore & Joe Flacco have played way better the last 2 weeks than they did all season, which I believe is an anomaly. Additionally, I don't believe that Baltimore can handle SF's team speed. The...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 12,661
Posted By studbucket
Up 134% :) However, I only started getting...

Up 134% :)

However, I only started getting serious about my finances 2.5 years ago and only started investing for retirement 1.3 years ago. I've also been at my job 3 years and have received...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-30-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,340
Posted By studbucket
You're right, I phrased that poorly. In my...

You're right, I phrased that poorly. In my experience, those older than me have a mantra of "working in the factory is better than not working at all". Today, I don't feel my peers have that...
Forum: Young Dreamers 12-30-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,340
Posted By studbucket
Thanks for the discussion. I'm a bit late, but...

Thanks for the discussion. I'm a bit late, but I'm a member of Gen "Why?" having graduated HS in 2004. I then got a Bachelor's and Master's in Computer Science (08/09). I also realize that I'm very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-24-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,413
Posted By studbucket
Perhaps I'm just young and naive, but I think it...

Perhaps I'm just young and naive, but I think it would be really cool to decide how to give away much of my lottery winnings to charities and organizations.

I always imagined I'd take about $10m...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-09-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 18,078
Posted By studbucket
90k is actually my target for when I retire in...

90k is actually my target for when I retire in ~18 years. However, that's about the same as $45k in today's dollars.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-22-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By studbucket
I had mild TMJ a few years ago and the...

I had mild TMJ a few years ago and the chiropractor just had me massage my jaw the inside of my mouth a few times a day and that seemed to calm things down. I'm glad I didn't experience it at the...
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