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Forum: FIRE and Money 10-20-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By riskadverse
I did some further research and I now believe you...

I did some further research and I now believe you are correct. The tax refund method looks like it applies to the current year not the previous tax year. Also, if your tax status is married filing...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,536
Posted By riskadverse
I believe you can over pay your federal tax...

I believe you can over pay your federal tax witholding (estimated witholding) before December 31 and you can apply the overpayment refund up to $5k for an Ibond dated in 2011 (thus up to 5k beyond...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 11-13-2009, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,357
Posted By riskadverse
This system would be easy enough to test using...

This system would be easy enough to test using historical data. I suggest you at least do that before using real money. One problem is mutual funds now usually have additional fees they impose on...
Forum: Other topics 08-02-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,769
Posted By riskadverse
100+ on a bored out 305 Honda. I was so tense I...

100+ on a bored out 305 Honda. I was so tense I was pulling hard on the handlebars and it set up a kind of shimmy of the front tire. That was enough for me!
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2009, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,186
Posted By riskadverse
The lawn mower and beer holder doesn't work. The...

The lawn mower and beer holder doesn't work. The vibration from the mower shakes up the beer and you get nothing but foam - even worse on a riding mower. Things I learned in my misspent youth.
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,066
Posted By riskadverse
Radio Shack used to sell a galvanic skin response...

Radio Shack used to sell a galvanic skin response meter for about $15 (20 years ago). While most stuff from Radio Shack is pure trash, this device actually worked. Using self hypnosis techniques,...
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By riskadverse
If your email doesn't kickback, the address is...

If your email doesn't kickback, the address is valid, but not necessarily active or accessible. It can be inactive just because the user never looks at his mailbox, or inaccessible because the user...
Forum: Other topics 08-01-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,140
Posted By riskadverse
About 130 in my current BMW z3, on a city freeway...

About 130 in my current BMW z3, on a city freeway (San Diego), at night (early morning). I was overdriving my lights, so my biggest fear was encountering a deer and/or hitting the speed limiter...
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,456
Posted By riskadverse
Nice technique - can you explain your process in...

Nice technique - can you explain your process in a little more detail? I've read about HDR and multiple exposures. Is this working from raw images?
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,627
Posted By riskadverse
I've found that you can use a latex primer with...

I've found that you can use a latex primer with an oil based finish coat, but not the reverse. In California they are now labeling oil based paints for use on "metal" in order to try and limit the...
Forum: Other topics 07-11-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,574
Posted By riskadverse
I'm not sure it will do all that you want -...

I'm not sure it will do all that you want - mainly because I haven't explored all the the capabilities of the software, but take a look at ThumbsPlus. There are numerous versions floating around on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-08-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,901
Posted By riskadverse
The trick to quitting smoking is understanding...

The trick to quitting smoking is understanding that you can not ever smoke another cigarette. Not one. Not a puff. I quit (for good) 30 years ago. Cigarettes still appeal to me; still smell...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-07-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,290
Posted By riskadverse
Fry's is different from your typical electronic...

Fry's is different from your typical electronic retailer. It has been noted for it's poor customer service for years and years. Even noting that, I will invest in them in a heartbeat if they ever...
Forum: Other topics 05-18-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,246
Posted By riskadverse
Sharing printers (as well as disks) is quite easy...

Sharing printers (as well as disks) is quite easy using the above instructions. Before the internet became so popular, sharing printers and disks was the reason for networks. Swapping floppy disks...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-26-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,445
Posted By riskadverse
In fact, Orman's portfolio is reminiscent of a...

In fact, Orman's portfolio is reminiscent of a story about Groucho Marx, the famous comedian who purportedly once toured the New York Stock Exchange and held court with the floor traders after the...
Forum: Other topics 04-25-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By riskadverse
You would think with all the problems that real...

You would think with all the problems that real estate has caused for the economy, agents would try and be "better" at the way they handle transactions. In reality, real estate is like the wild west...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,264
Posted By riskadverse
I usually discount what a pretty financial...

I usually discount what a pretty financial spokesperson says. Now what Silvia Wadhwa (CNBC World) says I believe! Imagine her on a US television network.

https://www.cnbc.com/id/15838716
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,036
Posted By riskadverse
I usually do a 5 mile walk every day in different...

I usually do a 5 mile walk every day in different parts of the center neighborhoods of San Diego.
My observations:

The numbers of real estate signs are increasing.
The names on the real estate...
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,346
Posted By riskadverse
All are well worth the visit, but if you need to...

All are well worth the visit, but if you need to cull,

Joshua Tree - it's best if you already have an affinity for the desert. Without that, you might not appreciate it.

Death Valley - you...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-11-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,827
Posted By riskadverse
hear hear!

hear hear!
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-11-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,599
Posted By riskadverse
Years ago I tried to get a mortgage with WFC and...

Years ago I tried to get a mortgage with WFC and at the last minute they pulled some crap. Luckly, I was working the same mortgage with BAC at the same time - I was thinking that WFC's was too good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-31-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,157
Posted By riskadverse
Nassim Taleb

Here is a video of his interview on CNBC this morning. (There is an ad for the first 30 seconds or so).
Video - CNBC.com (https://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1078661154&play=1)

I just finished...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-29-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,090
Posted By riskadverse
Yesterday or last month (a variation on buy...

Yesterday or last month

(a variation on buy stocks that go up - if they don't go up then don't buy them)
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,748
Posted By riskadverse
Referring to someone as an idiot within their...

Referring to someone as an idiot within their hearing range does not qualify as polite.
Forum: Forum Admin 03-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,588
Posted By riskadverse
Response time is painfull slowwwwwww.

I can't even get a reply in without timing out the connection.
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