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by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slide rule anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 6627

Re: Slide rule anyone?

giant slide rule about 6' long and 1' wide. I assume it is a teaching tool used to demonstrate slide rule usage from the front of the class during lectures Yes. We had one at my high school as well. No one has the slightest idea how to use it though. All of us grew up in the era of TI-30 series cal...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Slide rule anyone?
Replies: 87
Views: 6627

Re: Slide rule anyone?

My 1972 VersaLog is right here on the desk with me at this moment, and the leather case and original book are within arm's reach. As is my 6" pocket version circa 1968. Incidentally the manufacturer was the Japanese company Sun Hemmi which dates back to 1895. Their slides rules were sold in th...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 6279

Re: Cell phone service abroad

Many have mentioned the use of local SIM cards. Have used SIM cards many times and a good option. One concern is hacking. Buying a sim from an unknown company, may increase the risks of malware, in the SIM card , infecting the phone. A cursory Google search shows that while this may be theoreticall...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue May 30, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 6279

Re: Cell phone service abroad

kramer wrote:Here is a good pre-paid Wiki link for New Zealand:

http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/New_Zealand

That page covers NZ, however the site provides global coverage. It's my go-to when travelling overseas.
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 6279

Re: Cell phone service abroad

There is nothing magical about an iPhone. It is an example of a phone that supports the correct bands. There are many others. You just have to do some research before you go. The best place to do that research: Will My Phone Work? This site is useful to determine if your existing phone will work or...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 8141

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Everyone on this board who says todays tech is a MUST HAVE Who are those people? but seatbelts where not Who has claimed otherwise? We will all have to agree to disagree. Finally something we can agree on ;) People are welcome to live life in constant fear. I choose not too. Again, who are those pe...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 8141

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Most of it comes down to a safe operator behind the wheel, obeying the speed limit, driving at a safe speed and distance from other vehicles as conditions dictate, and avoiding any distractions. We actually have a new 2017 filled with all the bells, whistles, and gizmos - all of which are very dist...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 19, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 8141

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

What I was questioning is why do all these members suddenly think their car will be obsolete overnight because it doesn't have lane keep assist, yet they do not sound like that were equally adamant in 1989 that their car would be obsolete the next year when rear shoulder belts became mandatory, and...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu May 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 8141

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

Why are cars obsolete in just a few years all of a sudden?... Because of the technology. The "infotainment" (your "whiz bang features by marketing departments") stuff I can live without. But the safety-related stuff I may not be able to live without, both figuratively and litera...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu May 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?
Replies: 92
Views: 8141

Re: Which Small SUV for 15 Year Reliability?

I would like to buy a new 2017 or 2018 small SUV, and keep it until the year 2030 and beyond. I think you'd be fine with all four models you listed. As with investing, the challenge is to know now what the reliability record will be in the ensuing years. Even makes/models that have great records so...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue May 16, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 6734

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Automated offsite backups with versioning (I use Crashplan) is really key to recovering from this kind of problem. ISTM the key to recovering from these sorts of situations (virus infections, ransomware, etc.) is to prevent them from happening in the first place, i.e. by practicising safe surfing/e...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 6734

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Isn't it possible for viruses/ransomware to sit dormant in your files (including offline backups) such that if you are hit with an attack and then try to restore your files, you have restored the attack? I suppose it's possible, however, I'm not aware that it's ever happened. I guess the solution i...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The recent WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 60
Views: 6734

Re: The recent WannaCry ransomware

Some general advice about this ransomware that I got by e-mail from an accounting firm [lightly edited]: Protection from Latest Ransomware Attack A series of cyber attacks across the globe have seized control of public and private sector computer systems, freezing data until a ransom is paid. While ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: TV show recommendations?
Replies: 506
Views: 198844

Re: TV show recommendations?

Rake is an Australian series that stars Richard Roxburgh... This is also one of my favorite TV shows. It's sort of like a legal version of House, although decidedly wackier. There's some uncertainty as to whether there will be a fourth season. I certainly hope so. Actually there was a 4th season th...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon May 01, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wrist based heart rate monitors
Replies: 35
Views: 2351

Re: Wrist based heart rate monitors

My DW has a Fitbit Charge HR which has a pretty OLED display, but does not connect with the treadmills at the gym. I use a Polar Bluetooth H7 which does connect with treadmills and works very well, however the H7 is on a chest strap which is not as easy to put on as the wrist monitor. The H7 also c...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Go Inside Jack's Office
Replies: 21
Views: 2685

Re: Go Inside Jack's Office

Here's another Investopedia video by Jack Bogle: Vanguard's John Bogle on Starting the First Index Fund.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Ken Moraif must be getting nervous
Replies: 41
Views: 9937

Re: Ken Moraif must be getting nervous

but more disappointed the financial media still uses him as an interview without mentioning his 2016 prediction. The financial "media" would cease to exist without an ample supply of "experts" making "predictions" that offer "advice" to their readers. They've...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 141
Views: 15229

Re: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

As someone who has previously attended and appreciates the advanced email, can I offer another suggestion that I think addresses the issues that occurred this year. For those that have previously attended and might want to come as a group, i.e. some pesky Canadians, this allows some co-ordination o...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: QR Code/Bar Code Readers?
Replies: 10
Views: 599

Re: QR Code/Bar Code Readers?

It seems the free ones all have ads (or who knows what else) embedded in them, so I presume it's worth a few bucks to buy one that is ad-free. For an android phone, any recommendations of a particular reader? There's no need to do that. Google has announced that their Chrome browser now has (iOS) o...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

LadyGeek wrote:Could this be implemented as an extension or Python script?

I have no idea. But it should be a trivial enhancement to the base product since it's simply an ACB adjustment with no change in the number of shares.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

The software isn't perfect and has a few quirks (like not being able to sort the sidebar account order, a very minor nit). That being said, I felt confident that Moneydance could replace Quicken and purchased the license key. Do you have need to record Return of Capital transactions? It seems Money...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

It was bought by a private equity company. It was not to fill a place in their product line. It was solely to make money. If Quicken doesn't perform and goes under, they most likely are not going to throw money at a final release to make customers happy. As a result of this, and especially the chan...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Is there any proof that Quicken is going to go this route within the U.S. for 2018? There's nothing official. But then Quicken has never announced such changes in advance including the transition to 3-year sunset. And in Canada they didn't announce the change to annual subscription in 2017 until th...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 764299

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

gaspony wrote:Temple Grandin

Stars Claire Danes in the title role. She's also the Golden Globe/Emmy-winning star of Homeland where she plays a CIA agent with bipolar disorder. Amazing actress.
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Over the past day or so Quicken has been embarrassing themselves with this issue: "Uh-oh, something went wrong" or server error in Quicken or Quicken Mobile Users are continuing to report issues when attempting to log in to Quicken.com, register, or update transactions with Quicken. Appare...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Camry Redesign
Replies: 61
Views: 6432

Re: Camry Redesign

As a matter of personal preference, I'd wait until at least the second year of a new generation--can you wait until the 2019 Camry comes out? The first model year of a car after a major redesign will likely have the most issues of all model years of a generation (due to the redesign) which will be ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 764299

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Nicolas wrote:A laughable waste of time.

Brad Pitt cast as an RCAF intelligence officer from Québec working with the French resistance? 'Nuff said. You've been warned. :oops:
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

mrc wrote:There must be a way to offer something between $0 and $278/year.

I suggested a business model that would accomplish that upthread. But it's up to the industry to adopt it.
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

Do you steal newspapers from lawns?... If you don't pay for a valuable resource that has a cost to it and charges for it, you are a cheater. Yet if I read papers at my local public library or coffee shop that's not considered theft or cheating. Nor is it if I share a copy of the local paper with my...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

One of the subtleties buried in the change to subscription model in Canada is that "Quicken Canada is only available for purchase on Quicken.com." So at least for us, there's no longer an opportunity to get a substantial discount at Amazon or Staples. So, they increase revenue by not only...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

I have found the product for about $30 less on Amazon, so I have some time to decide, but will likely pull the trigger. One of the subtleties buried in the change to subscription model in Canada is that " Quicken Canada is only available for purchase on Quicken.com ." So at least for us, ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

misterno wrote:Look at this link

https://www.wsj.com/articles/only-a-mar ... 1487851203

The trick described in this thread is no longer working

Works fine for me on Chrome and Win10.
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Re:

The biggest fear I still have is that this new model will push an otherwise declining user base so low that they won't have critical mass anymore. That is a concern. It happened with Microsoft Money. At least with Money, Microsoft offered a final release for free so that people who had all their da...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

heartwood wrote:does the javascript work around work on any other sites?

It only works on sites, like WSJ, that allow users who arrive from specific URLs, like FaceBook's mobile site in this case, to get a free pass through the payway. Unfortunately CR isn't such a site.
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Quicken's CEO, Eric Dunn, has made an Official Response to peoples' comments about the move to a subscription model. To see the comments to Mr Dunn's post you'll need to click "View all 97 replies and continue this conversation" and then go to page 4 of the thread. So far the comments are ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

When I do this the article appears for only a few seconds and then redirects to the pay wall. The same thing is also now happening when I copy and paste the link into Facebook's search bar. Is it possible that you have some browser extension/add-on that suppresses referring addresses? FWIW I'm usin...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

I feel like a dolt. I follow these instructions exactly and it brings me back here to this thread. I am copying and pasting the URL in green. :? Your bookmark should look like this (Chrome browser): http://i.imgur.com/leLtyO7.jpg Make sure you've copied/pasted the entire URL including the trailing ...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

Can you show how to use this? 1. Create a bookmark, call it say WSJ-FB, and copy/paste the "javascript:..." string in the URL field. 2. Go to the locked WSJ page of your choice and see the "To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In" message. 3. Staying on that page, click the...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely
Replies: 127
Views: 17640

Re: The Wall Street Journal to close Google loophole entirely

I don't do Facebook, so I guess I won't be reading The Wall Street Journal . You do not need a facebook account or use facebook in order to use the referral link/code. My bookmark is labelled "WSJ-FB"—as in The Wall Street Journal F ree B rowsing. (I don't have a FaceBook account either.)...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 181
Views: 153276

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Why? I have no idea... The software only does this for forum links. Other links are not affected, like this one: https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Main_Page I'll venture a WAG: phpBB forum links all start with the same prefix, i.e. https :// www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php... in the case of th...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Moneydance I looked at Moneydance a couple of days ago. Here's my showstopper: Return of capital We are not currently working on implementing return of capital. It is something we would like to add at some point but I cannot offer a timeframe for when this might happen. Return of Capital There has ...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: New Book: The Physics of Wall Street by James Weatheralll
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: New Book: The Physics of Wall Street by James Weatheralll

No longer a "new" book but still worth reading.

Weatherall was in town last week and gave a lecture at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

That lecture is now available online: The Physics of Wall Street
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

I will happily (no, wait, begrudgingly) pay $100 per year if they retain current features and fix bugs. It provides more utility for me than that, so I'd pay a bit more if necessary, maybe $200. The primary concern isn't the subscription model. I too can begrudgingly live with it. The primary conce...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

If you're looking for adventure videos, including some from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, check out 4-Seasons.TV and also ServusTV . Both are German/Austrian so it helps if you can understand a bit of that language. 4-Seasons.TV has mostly trailers and other promotional material but still worth ...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

The absolutely best trail guide is Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies [YouTube video promo.] I don't know what they've done to recent editions to make them so expensive. So Don't Waste Your Money on the 7th Edition ™. See if you can find an earlier edition at the library or from Abebooks ...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

Air Canada is actually Canadian sadism ;-). The words "sick joke" occur ;-) Since you asked, the corporate slogan is, "At Air Canada we're not happy until you're not happy." Friend of family is ex AC stewardess. She says there were so many takeovers, loss of union benefits etc, ...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

I need more exposure to the Canadian humor... Nothing worked... I then called Air Canada and got a message that the wait time is 15-20 minutes. I hung up and resumed hitting "Book" on the web site. After several hundred clicks, I called Air Canada again, and did not get a message about th...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Peculiar_Investor wrote:Wow, I'm quoted. I guess my 15 minutes of fame have started :D

You're welcome! :mrgreen: :beer
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2752

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

There will be GST on everything (5%? I'd have to check, been away too long)-- that's Federal. Alberta AFAIK still levies no sales tax Still 5% federal and 0% provincial in North Texas ;) You know what they say in Canada "it's so cold, even Justin Trudeau has put his shirt back on" ;-) Rea...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 307
Views: 31042

Re: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern

Amazing what a tip to the media can accomplish :twisted: Quicken shifts to software subscription model, but there's a big catch But the idea that they could not continue to track finances by manually entering transactions fueled push-back from Quicken customers. "If the subscription isn't renew...

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