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by AlwaysBeClimbing
Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft, I want my computer back!
Replies: 82
Views: 4502

Re: Microsoft, I want my computer back!

Ned, I have found that operating system updates and antivirus definition updates, when running, can pretty much make a computer operate the way you are describing. Years ago, I turned off automatic AV scans, and as a user said up-thread, set system updates to notify; not install. Heck, I don't even...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft, I want my computer back!
Replies: 82
Views: 4502

Re: Microsoft, I want my computer back!

By the way, I bought a new keyboard and mouse and that solved the problem. I think we've moved beyond caring about your problem :happy Glad you got it sorted out! This does seem to have hit a nerve as people have shared their Windows 10 program. The thing is, Apple makes both the hardware and the o...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft, I want my computer back!
Replies: 82
Views: 4502

Re: Microsoft, I want my computer back!

squirm wrote:Anecdotes flying here, as I read. I don't have any of these issues and run plenty of win 10 machines.
Go to task manager and see what's going on.


Anecdotes are contagious, no? :wink:
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Microsoft, I want my computer back!
Replies: 82
Views: 4502

Re: Microsoft, I want my computer back!

Toons wrote:Do I hear Chromebook? :happy


Chromebook with a Chrome and Linux (GalliumOS) dualboot configuration. :D
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will cars be autonomous in three years?
Replies: 208
Views: 8251

Re: Will cars be autonomous in three years?

Great interview here with airline captain "Sully" Sullenberger on safety and self-driving cars. This particular passage jumps out at me: "When we assign technology as the doer and the human component as the monitor, we’re doing it backwards. Humans are inherently poor monitors." ...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will cars be autonomous in three years?
Replies: 208
Views: 8251

Re: Will cars be autonomous in three years?

Another vote that there is absolutely ZERO chance the majority of cars will be autonomous in 3, 10 or even 20 years. I work in high tech and I hear a lot of prognosticating about this but I dont buy it. For some reason Bogleheads seems to have a high concentration of anti-car people who see them as...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Will cars be autonomous in three years?
Replies: 208
Views: 8251

Re: Will cars be autonomous in three years?

Another vote that there is absolutely ZERO chance the majority of cars will be autonomous in 3, 10 or even 20 years. I work in high tech and I hear a lot of prognosticating about this but I dont buy it. For some reason Bogleheads seems to have a high concentration of anti-car people who see them as...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home Insurance Premium - How to decrease.
Replies: 41
Views: 3708

Re: Home Insurance Premium - How to decrease.

2) Increasing the deductible from 5 K to 10 K would save me another $100. ( I am planning on opting for this) It would take you 50 years to recoup if you have a claim where you absorb the entire deductible difference. Good point. Will take that in consideration before making the final decision. Tha...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe says "Goodbye."
Replies: 336
Views: 35094

Re: Larry Swedroe says "Goodby."

I have not always agreed with Mr. Swedroe's views or posts, but do appreciate the kindness of someone of his stature coming on and not just posting, "Hey read this what I wrote", but answers questions on or off point to that post (many times heated ones). You don't see many folks as well ...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Budget multitool knife
Replies: 24
Views: 2074

Re: Budget multitool knife

Got this little guy as a gift, just wish the phillips head was a little bigger. I doubt I'll ever use it except in a dire emergency:
https://www.amazon.com/Jakemy-PJ-1002-M ... B01A0QZ2YW

Second the idea to just get a multi tip screwdriver, some pliers and a folding knife.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What kind of stuff would you never DIY, assuming you could?
Replies: 75
Views: 5807

Re: What kind of stuff would you never DIY, assuming you could?

Won't touch: Roof re-shingling(very dangerous IMO, and really need a crew) Gutter replacement( need specialized equipment to do the job right) Garage door torsion spring replacement( too dangerous for any money saved) Large tree removal( eg. 70 foot tall maple, risky to life limb and property ) Ever...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows 10 upgrade, now legacy software doesn't work
Replies: 35
Views: 2602

Re: Windows 10 upgrade, now legacy software doesn't work

I had the same issue with legacy SW. My simple answer was to dedicate an old machine running XP for that software and keep it off the internet. Hardware is cheap. YMMV
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which concentrated roach killer is the best?
Replies: 11
Views: 605

Re: Which concentrated roach killer is the best?

When I was stationed in South Florida, we'd have contests to see how much Raid at point blank range those little suckers( the roaches ) could take before expiring. Sometimes it was half a can. There's a reason they say roaches will be the last survivors post armageddon. The best "solution"...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows-10 "upgrade" coming April 11. What to disable?
Replies: 25
Views: 3028

Re: Windows-10 "upgrade" coming April 11. What to disable?

Got a forced upgrade ( and reboot ) yesterday. Can't say I'm thrilled, but it is what it is and no apparent harm(or benefit) done. It's my own fault I guess, I took the leap from 7 to 10 knowing this would be the case.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Extreme Frugality vs Living Life - Where do you draw the line?
Replies: 77
Views: 8430

Re: Extreme Frugality vs Living Life - Where do you draw the line?

I usually make it a point to avoid "extreme" anything. You live longer that way.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Legality of renters posting reviews of a condominium complex?
Replies: 82
Views: 3506

Re: Legality of renters posting reviews of a condominium complex?

OP, Ask yourself this, if the reviews were all glowing five star ones, would you be asking the question(legality)? Of course not, you'd be very happy to see them. People took the time to write these (most people wouldn't even bother ), quite detailed in many cases. That's the "grade" your ...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Alts:new sources of risk/return improve portfolio efficiency
Replies: 119
Views: 7740

Re: Alts:new sources of risk/return improve portfolio efficiency

It's sad to lose Larry, I've usually learned something reading his articles. The guy I really miss here though, is Rick Ferri, always gracious and humble with a lot of usable knowledge to dispense. Maybe he'll get tired of retirement one day and come back on the scene. One can hope.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Top tape measures
Replies: 30
Views: 1818

Re: Top tape measures

I like the Stanleys as well. I know you said 12' to 25', but I find myself using this little keychain 6' fella a lot, very handy when your away from the house/shop and need a quick(short) measurement where eyeballing isn't good enough. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-6-ft-Keychain-Tape-Measure-...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Article--Money Funds Yielding Over 1.​0 Percent Makes News; More Coming Soon
Replies: 21
Views: 2772

Re: Article--Money Funds Yielding Over 1.​0 Percent Makes News; More Coming Soon

This just in. Well, actually, it's months old: Capital One 360 Money Market--a plain-ordinary Internet bank savings account-- currently earns 1% if the balance is $10,000 or higher. It is at least as safe as a money market fund. It has FDIC deposit insurance. And it is a consumer account, not an in...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying House with Odor (not cigarette)
Replies: 36
Views: 2794

Re: Buying House with Odor (not cigarette)

If only one person smelled it, I might investigate further as to why. The fact that everyone smells it( even if it really only bothers one ) says, it's real. Why take a chance, unless your just in love with the house and are willing to spend whatever it takes in terms of money and aggravation( could...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Young-ish bogleheads: How much (if any) social security do you expect in retirement?
Replies: 88
Views: 4300

Re: Young-ish bogleheads: How much (if any) social security do you expect in retirement?

Not exactly youngish in years but if I were, I would consider SS a backstop for what is a vastly more uncertain return from the markets. At worst, it's maybe 75% of projections from today. I would just plan on delaying till 70 to make up for some of any shortfall.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Get $250 from Wells Fargo
Replies: 83
Views: 12266

Re: Get $250 from Wells Fargo

I applied online and it stated I need to go into a branch. I don't have a private label card, but was going to try anyway. But not worth a trip into a branch for a maybe, I'm going to focus on other bonuses. I had the same exact situation and I wasn't going to waste my time further. But a couple we...
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When do you plan to die?
Replies: 165
Views: 10475

Re: When do you plan to die?

I operate under the assumption that barring a societal meltdown I will always have food and shelter(SS alone ensures that). If things get too bad 'quality of life' wise, I'll likely shortcut nature. So to answer the OP's question, I don't worry about it.
by AlwaysBeClimbing
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Article--Vanguard's customer service takes a hit as it receives epic inflows of cash
Replies: 33
Views: 4199

Re: Article--Vanguard's customer service takes a hit as it receives epic inflows of cash

On the other hand, there are few economies of scale to reach at this point to benefit the investors. Absolutely. When your paying maybe 10 basis points ( or less ) for your accounts to be managed there isn't much room to improve on that, but there are always ways to muck it up, customer service bei...

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