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Re: TSA

You'll be fine. They may or may not have the Joe 90 machine anyway. The patdown - which many undergo if they keep failing the metal detector - is no biggie. Take the salami out of your front pocket. My only complaint is that you're not allowed near your hand luggage, shoes, belt, etc, so they sit fo...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TSA [is it a hassle to opt out of scanning?]
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: US Chip & Signature --> Chip & PIN 2020

It's shocking how far USA is so far behind the rest of the world in basic tech. I get stronger Wifi in Ho Chi Minh City than in California; the whole of Tel Aviv is a free wifi zone; whole African countries pay for goods by swiping their cell phones. Chip and pin will be ancient, fuddy-dud stuff by ...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: US Chip & Signature --> Chip & PIN 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Car Rental Return Frustration in Spain

Returning a rental car is always an experience. I hear ya. And then there's the issue of trying to find a gas station near the airport, except there's none to be found, or it's on the other side of the multi-lane road dotted with "no u-turn" signs. And your plane is about to leave ... Aaaa...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Rental Return Frustration in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: Health care tilt

Do you think the railroads saw nationalization coming before WWI? Airport security before 9/11? We aren't even talking about a black swan when just looking at the US history let alone what has happened in other developed nations. Terrible examples atop your paranoid fears. Railway nationalization o...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care tilt
Replies: 77
Views: 3616

Re: Health care tilt

Sure but all it takes is the nationalization of the industry (and its profits) to turn it on its head. Probably shouldn't scare you away from working in it but should make you think twice about putting all your financial eggs in that same basket. Nationalization of the industry?! C'mon. Now we're g...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care tilt
Replies: 77
Views: 3616

Re: Health care tilt

An acquaintance of mine had "robotic" prostate surgery. The robot was actually a computer-controlled micromanipulator. Actually, it's a great argument for a healthcare tilt. The machine did not make itself. A company did, and its share price is probably through the roof. "Healthcare&...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care tilt
Replies: 77
Views: 3616

Re: Sharebuilder, large account bonus - Good funds to use?

I'm as lazy as the next guy but if someone says "I'll give you $600 to do a few activities on the computer" I'm going to do it because I spend a lot more effort participating in this forum in almost any given day than I would in doing a transfer for a bonus. I see you and raise you on the...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sharebuilder, large account bonus - Good funds to use?
Replies: 29
Views: 982

Re: Sharebuilder, large account bonus - Good funds to use?

I was tempted, but was ultimately too lazy. Still, Sharebuilder has great customer service, a friendly web site, low $6.95 brokerage trades. So I use them for my etf and stock purchases in taxable. And I opened a Roth IRA there this year to get the $50 bonus, which may not have been smart.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Sharebuilder, large account bonus - Good funds to use?
Replies: 29
Views: 982

Re: Anyone cancelling travel plans?

As for my travel plans to Europe over Christmas, I am hoping that prices come down a bit because of the current lack of appetite of people for flying. While I know that it is irrational, I still wonder what I would do if I would be seated next to a person that would have flu-like symptoms on a plan...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone cancelling travel plans?
Replies: 117
Views: 6160

Re: "I've had it" at work - how often

Lynette wrote:
I run meetings we have twice a week. We have colleagues in Asia who join us.


I hope you're not making the Asian folks wait up until 10 p.m. or get up at 4 a.m. for your benefit.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "I've had it" at work - how often
Replies: 150
Views: 11655

Re: Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?

Croc's Specialist, recommended by my foot doctor, about $30 on Amazon. Probably better as a ¨house shoe" given society attitudes to Crocs on adults. But calf muscle stretching is really the best solution.
by dgdevil
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis?
Replies: 46
Views: 1987

Re: Has Anyone Found Great Travel/Vacation Deals Due To Ebol

Keep an eye on deals to countries in the vicinity, Senegal, Morocco, etc. They are bound to suffer collateral damage and that's a pity in Senegal's case especially. Turkish Airlines is always great value, though you'd need to connect in IST, which isn't the worst thing that could befall you. Deals, ...
by dgdevil
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:33 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Has Anyone Found Great Travel/Vacation Deals Due To Ebola
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: "I've had it" at work - how often

51 years of age / 25 years tenure / Lead Engineer / The world's largest company in its sector / I've thought about quitting every day for the last 5 years; literally every single day. Some days every hour from the time the alarm clock rings to the time I go to bed. That's awful. Sorry to read. Time...
by dgdevil
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "I've had it" at work - how often
Replies: 150
Views: 11655

Re: Anyone cancelling travel plans?

We booked a trip to spend the Thanksgiving week in Panama. I am not concerned about Ebola per se. However, if any passenger on the plans has remotely linked to Ebola, they may close my school since I am teaching at a university. For this reason, I am really seriously considering cancelling my trip ...
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone cancelling travel plans?
Replies: 117
Views: 6160

Re: want to live foreign country

[OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: want to live foreign country
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Anyone cancelling travel plans?

Thanks everyone! we are going to pick up a supply of wipes, hand sanitizer, and limit bathroom use to our cabin for starters. And...if the bottom falls out between now and Nov. 29, we will stay home. You should do that as a matter of course, Ebola or not. Cruise ships are gnarly, and the average cl...
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone cancelling travel plans?
Replies: 117
Views: 6160

Re: Health care tilt

hoops777 wrote:If I had a friend who works for Apple should I go ask him about the future market returns of the tech sector?


If my friend ran Apple, yes.
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:18 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care tilt
Replies: 77
Views: 3616

Re: Australia and New Zealand

Watty wrote:I happen to be heading off to New Zealand for three weeks this weekend and there will more than enough to fill up that time. The attraction on the north and south Island are so different that in some ways it will be like going to two destinations.


@Watty - how was it?
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Australia and New Zealand
Replies: 36
Views: 3097

Re: Health care tilt

I am heavily into healthcare, but avoided VHT in favor of PRHSX and various ETF slice-dice options. I agree with you, BUT aren't you already 100% exposed to healthcare just by being a doctor? If your business and the healthcare sector go down (for some strange reason) then you are hit by a double wh...
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Health care tilt
Replies: 77
Views: 3616

Re: If those airline passengers get sick- airline stocks wil

Airline stocks have tumbled (and recovered). You may want to look at XTN as a good defensive ETF. Beyond that, planes - and the people (and pets) who fly in them - are already filthy.
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: If those airline passengers get sick- airline stocks will
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

Re: Mega bus vacation with toddlers.

Oh, what the hell? Take Greyhound. I hear great things about the extended stop in Buffalo at 2:30 am.

Meanwhile, seems you might be a contender for this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=129477
by dgdevil
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mega bus vacation with toddlers.
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

The big drop is likely mostly over for the moment. (you can tell by the decreasing length of the candle tails combined with a change in slope for most of the indicators and reduced volume) A consolidation pattern is definitely looking probable. Until we see more of the pattern, there isn't much pre...
by dgdevil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28356

Re: Airline carry on limits

I hate going to an airport at 6:30 in the morning but we had a notice from my company that early morning flights usually were not cancelled. Same reason doctors are usually on schedule with their 8am appointments. We have started taking the crack of dawn flights but we often stay overnight the nigh...
by dgdevil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airline carry on limits
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

Let's see how far today's drop goes. AS a young investor this is finally some great news. I will be increasing my contributions in my Roth 403b and Roth IRA. I would never want to wish any harm on people's jobs/homes...but I do love seeing stocks in free fall. :sharebeer I hate statements like this...
by dgdevil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28356

Re: Airline carry on limits

The airlines don't stop anyone from bringing any size baggage on. It's ridiculous and causes significant delays in boarding and offloading. So, my point is, you won't have any issue bringing it on. I tend to agree. I have flown a couple times in the last three months. I sometimes wonder if the whol...
by dgdevil
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airline carry on limits
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

subham wrote:
dgdevil wrote:
You can goof on him, but taking his advice a week ago would have saved you a ton of money.


would you please elaborate why you say that?

what exact scenario would have been affected?


Read his posts, going back a week or 2 actually.
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28356

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

Talk about a short retracement, just one day. Still, it was obvious more decline was coming. At this point we've completed the P&F pattern, dropped an amount equivalent to the trading range and appear to be at the support level. With RSI oversold, MACD divergence high, Chaikin Money flow extrem...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28356

Re: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?

Tigermoose wrote:This is exciting. At this rate, I might actually be able to buy some stocks in January when I rebalance!


Unless there's a Santa Claus rally.
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Headed for a 300+ point loss today?
Replies: 430
Views: 28356

Re: Best town I've never heard of [for relocating]

joe8d wrote:Just saw an article from US News and World Reports naming Buffalo, NY as one of the 10 best places to retire if you are living on SS alone.


Ouch! Backhanded compliment. Also on the list: your kid's basement.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best town I've never heard of [for relocating]
Replies: 97
Views: 9636

Re: Airline carry on limits

tc101 wrote:So far as what might get you stopped by security, is a big bottle of vitamin pills going to be a problem?


What do you think the risk is? TSA has a site showing naughty + nice items.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airline carry on limits
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Clearly_Irrational wrote:
dgdevil wrote:So 1860 looks to be toast on current momentum?


That's not what I was saying.


Sorry. Did not mean to imply that. That was my rudimentary analysis.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 941
Views: 156585

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

Up 7-8% this year in retirement accounts, thanks to large healthcare exposure, and moving one-third into cash in early September.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:45 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 941
Views: 156585

Re: Airline carry on limits

tc101 wrote:Can you take food on airplanes? Snacks like nuts and raisins?


Yes, and a big bag of McDonald's will earn you the keen appreciation of your fellow travelers.
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:46 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airline carry on limits
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

Re: *Best town I've never heard of

My SO's parents live in Sebastopol, CA. Beautiful Northern CA town that is small. I am not sure about the schools honestly, but parent involvement is huge, which is a good thing. About 1 hr away from San Francisco. Hidden from the ocean, but close so weather is still mild. I like visiting and ridin...
by dgdevil
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best town I've never heard of [for relocating]
Replies: 97
Views: 9636

Re: Airline carry on limits

Thanks for the info. Another related question. I know the last people loaded on the plane sometimes can't get overhead storage. I am sitting towards the back of the plane. Does that mean I will be getting on first, or last? Sounds as if you may have a status issue. When you get on the plane, take t...
by dgdevil
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Airline carry on limits
Replies: 59
Views: 2967

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

@Clearly Irrational. I appreciate your mastery of technicals, and agree with your longer term prognosis. What are the key support, resistance levels + alarm bells for the S+P500 in coming weeks? The short answer is that the small caps are leading the large caps, which is normal. The S&P500 brok...
by dgdevil
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 941
Views: 156585

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

It would be interesting to know if the films mentioned so far were seen at the time of release, amid the awards-season hype, or years/decades later. Certain, unreachable expectations may have built in. I was lucky to see Titanic and Argo before they opened, when no one had any idea how successful t...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:19 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8016

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

It would be interesting to know if the films mentioned so far were seen at the time of release, amid the awards-season hype, or years/decades later. Certain, unreachable expectations may have built in. I was lucky to see Titanic and Argo before they opened, when no one had any idea how successful th...
by dgdevil
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8016

Re: Tell me about Berlin :-)

So much better than Paris! Weather will be torrid, though. The Topography of Terror will give you your fill of Nazi/Communist horrors. It's near Checkpoint Charlie. Also nearby is a Stasi Museum. I was there in June, for the first time since 1990 and found the Brandenburg Gate area to be horribly de...
by dgdevil
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tell me about Berlin :-)
Replies: 36
Views: 2313

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

The Chariots of Fire disparity reminds me of Finding Neverland. I loved it, recommended it to a female friend, who said it was the worst piece of garbage. Admittedly, I was flying and possiby a tad drunk when I saw it, but still ... (Loved Chariots at the time - I was 13, and everyone in school had ...
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8016

Re: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like

Everything by Wes Anderson (except Rushmore).
by dgdevil
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Critically Acclaimed Movies you did not like
Replies: 150
Views: 8016

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

@Clearly Irrational. I appreciate your mastery of technicals, and agree with your longer term prognosis. What are the key support, resistance levels + alarm bells for the S+P500 in coming weeks? The short answer is that the small caps are leading the large caps, which is normal. The S&P500 brok...
by dgdevil
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 941
Views: 156585

Re: Tell me about Paris

@bberris. True. Accommodation has always been a rip-off, but AirBnB has come to the rescue. The strengthening dollar also alleviates some of the pain. And one can bring snacks from home. People used to call Beirut the Paris of the Middle East. Now it's Paris that's the Beirut of Europe - though Beir...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tell me about Paris
Replies: 65
Views: 3575

Re: Tell me about Paris

The thing about airbnb is how do we communicate with the host and meet up with them, because we arrive late in the evening. Plus, I have no clue how to use a phone there. What popular phone(s) work there, and what plan can you purchase for use over there? The AirBnB host will explain everything, an...
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tell me about Paris
Replies: 65
Views: 3575

Re: U.S. stocks in freefall

@Clearly Irrational. I appreciate your mastery of technicals, and agree with your longer term prognosis. What are the key support, resistance levels + alarm bells for the S+P500 in coming weeks?
by dgdevil
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in freefall
Replies: 941
Views: 156585

Re: Norwegian Airlines

Norwegian is a Norwegian company, just as Alibaba is Chinese notwithstanding Cayman Islands registration, and Apple is American notwithstanding Irish interests. FAA/US government has jurisdiction over all flights into and out USA. Quite frankly, I would be more concerned about the commuter divisions...
by dgdevil
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Re: Norwegian Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 2033

Re: Norwegian Airlines

If you're on the same ticket, of course you will be seated together. Not sure they would stay in business very long if they split couples and families higgledy-piggledy around the plane. You must not fly very often. Each person gets their own ticket when you fly. You can be on the same reservation,...
by dgdevil
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:30 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Re: Norwegian Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 2033

Re: Trying to understand Uber and similar "ride sharing" ser

Took it today to LAX, $26. Normally up to $60 in a taxi. Very pleasant young chap, working multiple jobs.
by dgdevil
Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trying to understand Uber and similar "ride sharing" service
Replies: 54
Views: 3709

Re: headphones for running

Always astonished at how many cyclists I see with headphones on and no helmet. And no high-visibility jacket either, but always with big sense of entitlement. Anyway, surprised the risk-averse folks here even use headphones, what with risk of impaired hearing. I remember when Walkmans were the rage...
by dgdevil
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:14 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: headphones for running
Replies: 40
Views: 1669

Re: [S&P is down 1.3% !!!]

For sure, but one does not need to be a sitting duck at times like this in the market. And there's a certain patronizing attitude towards the so-called CNBC crowd. I know 1.3% is insignificant in the grand order, but others clearly don't, and their investing patterns could have a direct bearing on B...
by dgdevil
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [S&P is down 1.3%, thus] We're all going to die!!!
Replies: 58
Views: 4800
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