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Re: TV show recommendations?

A great show available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video is the British series "Prime Suspect" with Helen Mirren. As a retired fed myself, I'd have to say that this was one of the best police dramas I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. Right up there with the best, such as "The Wire...
by Blues
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 304
Views: 119475

Re: How secure are Vanguard/Fidelity Apps?

As a computer security professional, I find the mobile OSes to be inferior to the desktop OSes when it comes to baseline security features. So I don't use my phone for anything I would consider to be a "high security" connection. At my house, all financial transactions happen from a speci...
by Blues
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:14 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How secure are Vanguard/Fidelity Apps?
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just restarted Underworld by Don DeLillo. I think this is my third attempt over the past 15 years or so. The prologue (1951 Giants vs. Dodgers shot heard 'round the world) is as great as ever. Let's see if I can maintain the momentum this time. I finished it a year or two back after one earlier abo...
by Blues
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:06 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"The Watchman" by Robert Crais. I like Crais. Always wondered who would win in a fair fight between Jack Reacher and Joe Pike. When Tom Cruise was miscast as Reacher, I don't worry about it any more. Reacher wouldn't last long. Depends on who is cast as Pike. If only Wally Cox or Arnold S...
by Blues
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: Savings Bond Wizard

If you are trying to add amounts over $5,000 the app won't accept them. I break up $10,000 bond purchases into two $5,000 purchases with the appropriate date. That has been the only issue I can recall having when entering new purchases on behalf of myself and my spouse. Thank you. That should solve...
by Blues
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:48 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bond Wizard
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. Fiction about the experiences of a young man in recent times in North Korea. A work of fiction but based on a good amount of research by the author. An interesting and enjoyable read. Definitely a different sort of read. I did, however, enjoy it (for the mos...
by Blues
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:57 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: Possibly leaving federal service, what to do with TSP?

I'd keep the TSP account open for a variety of reasons which include the G Fund, low costs and special features (and tax handling it receives in some states). YMMV.
by Blues
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:24 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Possibly leaving federal service, what to do with TSP?
Replies: 22
Views: 1959

Re: Savings Bond Wizard

If you are trying to add amounts over $5,000 the app won't accept them. I break up $10,000 bond purchases into two $5,000 purchases with the appropriate date. That has been the only issue I can recall having when entering new purchases on behalf of myself and my spouse.
by Blues
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:20 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Savings Bond Wizard
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

KCjoe wrote:No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy


One of my favorite authors.
by Blues
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Thanks for letting me know, Chaz. :beer
by Blues
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Have begun reading Robert Galbraith's (J.K. Rowling) "The Cuckoo's Calling".

(Have never read Rowling previously but was interested by the reviews regarding her latest, "The Silkworm" and decided to start with the first in the series. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint.)
by Blues
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

ruralavalon wrote:
Blues wrote:I've read the Philbrick, Ellis and McCullough books listed and they're all excellent.

By the way ruralavalon, did you ever check out "The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey?


I did, have a copy on my Kindle but haven't gotten to it yet.


Hope you enjoy it. :beer
by Blues
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I've read the Philbrick, Ellis and McCullough books listed and they're all excellent.

By the way ruralavalon, did you ever check out "The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey?
by Blues
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The Son by Jo Nesbo. It's not a Harry Hole novel but a stand alone. Still set in Norway, mainly Oslo. There's another policeman. I'm half way through and enjoying it as I have his other books. There's a different translator for this one. I read that one a few weeks ago. A decent enough story (with ...
by Blues
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished "The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker. Eh...not much there to justify the hype it's received in my view. Nearly finished with "An Army At Dawn", volume one of the "Liberation Trilogy" by Rick Atkinson. An excellent rendering of the str...
by Blues
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Just finished "The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair" by Joel Dicker. Eh...not much there to justify the hype it's received in my view. Nearly finished with "An Army At Dawn", volume one of the "Liberation Trilogy" by Rick Atkinson. An excellent rendering of the stra...
by Blues
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick is worth a read (as are many of his other books).

http://www.amazon.com/Bunker-Hill-City- ... 0670025445
by Blues
Sat May 31, 2014 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Cop Hater," by "Ed McBain" (Evan Hunter). First of the 87th Precinct novels. Never read it before. I've maybe read 1/2 of them, they're all good, but unlike truly great "roman flueves" (Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series) they are not something you want to read o...
by Blues
Fri May 23, 2014 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: "The Guns of Last Light"

Bogleheads: A short time ago my closest sailing friends each autographed and gave me the recently published, The Guns of Last Light, written by a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Atkinson. I have read several books about WWII (which killed over 50 MILLION human beings). This account of the war in...
by Blues
Tue May 20, 2014 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"The Painter" by Peter Heller (author of "The Dog Stars").
by Blues
Mon May 19, 2014 8:07 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Riders of the Purple Sage , by Zane Grey. Its 1871 on the southern border of Utah, a story of rustlers, ranchers, stampeding herds of cattle, stolen horses, and gun fights. And don't forget "romance". (As I recall, it's been a while, the sequel(s) is (are) reasonably good as well.) What a...
by Blues
Wed May 14, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Tell No One by Harlan Coben. Good book but also a pretty good movie. For some reason it was made in France but still good. I borrowed it from my local library. I just finished that one a few days back. Thought it was okay (it was only my second by the author) but enjoyed "Caught" more. No...
by Blues
Wed May 14, 2014 10:52 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Riders of the Purple Sage , by Zane Grey. Its 1871 on the southern border of Utah, a story of rustlers, ranchers, stampeding herds of cattle, stolen horses, and gun fights. And don't forget "romance". (As I recall, it's been a while, the sequel(s) is (are) reasonably good as well.) Speaki...
by Blues
Wed May 14, 2014 10:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: TSP password enhanced today

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Updated with a significantly stronger password. :beer
by Blues
Wed May 14, 2014 8:10 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: TSP password enhanced today
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"English Creek" by Ivan Doig.
by Blues
Sun May 11, 2014 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Tell No One" by Harlan Coben.
by Blues
Fri May 09, 2014 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

I enjoyed reading "Blue Highways" many years ago. It inspired several of our cross-country motorcycle journeys during the 90's and early 2000's.
by Blues
Sun May 04, 2014 8:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: Are I Bonds a part of your portfolio?

I view the money set aside in I-Bonds as funds available for that eventual rainy day...new roof, new vehicle, etc.

They may not be a sexy investment instrument but they do have a place in one's portfolio imho. That said, they are not an essential part of our portfolio.
by Blues
Thu May 01, 2014 9:06 am
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Are I Bonds a part of your portfolio?
Replies: 53
Views: 4046

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Death Without Company" by Craig Johnson
by Blues
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Gonna have a look at "The Cold Dish" by Craig Johnson.
by Blues
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

chaz wrote:
Blues wrote:Had this one laying around so am trying on "Caught" by Harlan Coben. (My first by this author.)

Coben is a very good author.


Hope so. I was underwhelmed with "Suspect" by Crais. I thought the writing and character development very one dimensional and cookie cutter.
by Blues
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:53 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Had this one laying around so am trying on "Caught" by Harlan Coben. (My first by this author.)
by Blues
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:48 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

The History of King Philip's War , by Benjamin Church. Interesting. There is a depression in Talcott Mt. near Simsbury CT that I've heard locals refer to as "King Phillips Cave", because he was reputed to have used it as a retreat. You may find "Mayflower" by Nathaniel Philbrick...
by Blues
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

chaz wrote:
Blues wrote:"Suspect" by Robert Crais.

An excellent author.


A new one to me. I wanted to find something in the genre (after finishing the Garfield biography) and got hooked by the canine connection. Certainly a fast read. I'm halfway through after a couple of hours.
by Blues
Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Suspect" by Robert Crais.
by Blues
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Destiny Of The Republic" by Candice Millard. A biographical account of the life and assassination of James A. Garfield.
by Blues
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"The Son"...by Jo Nesbo.
by Blues
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

I agree with the points made in tadamsmar's post above. 2FA and monitoring one's accounts on a regular basis are important steps.
by Blues
Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 175
Views: 22162

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Ice-9, my experience with LastPass (thus far) has been very similar to your own. I have found it to be a supremely useful tool made all the better for the ease of utilizing, changing and maintaining important passwords as well as the ability to use multi-factor authentication for additional security...
by Blues
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:34 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Thanks, guys, for the advice regarding the "authenticator". Set it up per the online instructions and all went swimmingly. :sharebeer
by Blues
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Thanks. For those using Google Authenticator with LastPass, does it have to be set up on each Google account (email address) for use with LastPass...and can it be set up just to be used with LastPass or does it have to be activated for the Google (and/or other) accounts as well? You can use Google ...
by Blues
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:49 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Thanks. For those using Google Authenticator with LastPass, does it have to be set up on each Google account (email address) for use with LastPass...and can it be set up just to be used with LastPass or does it have to be activated for the Google (and/or other) accounts as well?

Thanks in advance.
by Blues
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:08 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Thanks, TimeRunner. I was reading about it (and some of the issues folks have had) but it didn't seem quite "intuitive" to set up.
(I have an iPhone as well.)
by Blues
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

I love lastpass. I think the convenience of the browser plug in outweighs my fear of the cloud storage. I now never reuse passwords and don't even have to think about it. I use 2-factor authentication with it was well . On top of that they have been keeping me up to date on what passwords I should ...
by Blues
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

It's hard enough to log into TreasuryDirect when you're duly authorized. :oops:

:twisted:
by Blues
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 175
Views: 22162

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

"Enigma" by Robert Harris. (I may have read this one years ago and have read a few non-fiction books on the topic over the years.)
by Blues
Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:33 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3097
Views: 989889

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Kevin, I sent you a PM to avoid the risk of taking the thread off topic.
by Blues
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: KeePass vs LastPass

Kevin, I'm relatively new to both Chromebook and LastPass and I have experienced some of the same issues. What I've done, and it seems to work for me, is to set up a two stage process for some of the "problem" sites. It may be XYZ 1 and XYZ 2 wherein the first entry only has the site url a...
by Blues
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass vs LastPass
Replies: 105
Views: 8370

Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

This security issue has convinced me to go with a password manager like maybe Lastpass. Will Lastpass users have to go to each site and rework their password? I would imagine the answer is yes. If yes, is the process easier for them? LastPass will do a security audit on your passwords and sites via...
by Blues
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 175
Views: 22162

Re: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem

Frightening scenarios and I fear that we have only seen / experienced the tip of the iceberg going forward.
by Blues
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: heartbleed - widespread internet security problem
Replies: 175
Views: 22162
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