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by Bylo Selhi
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 128
Views: 10052

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: 496

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 2587
Views: 674389

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 6051

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: 2587
Views: 674389

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 116
Views: 13047

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: 167
Views: 148848

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 2221

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 2543

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: 297
Views: 26522

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: 2543

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: 297
Views: 26522

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...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Consumer Reports Magazine or Online
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Consumer Reports Magazine or Online

Incidentally, CR publishes a running 5-year article index in PDF that they update annually (including now up to Dec16.) I find this to be a very handy way to find articles about a product type or other subject that I'm researching. I used to keep old issues of CR indefinitely. Then I realized that o...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2543

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

Victoria - even going the best time; it is still fairly difficult to see bear (especially grizzly). I've been to Jasper once and Banff 4 times, but have never seen a bear. Tracks, poop and other signs yes; bears, no. But, I have some great shots of moose, deer, long horned sheep and goats, and othe...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 297
Views: 26522

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

I have never had to do this. Bought a copy of Q, loaded onto my computer, connected NOTHING to Q, enter all data manually, and click Cancel on every offer to "Update Quicken" or do online backup. I do NOT have an Intuit ID. My system works for my purposes. Reading the above I'd like to up...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 297
Views: 26522

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

The subscription model itself isn't the problem as I see it. There are two main issues that I hope Quicken addresses. First and foremost, I object (strenuously object :D ) to Quicken's decision that if/when I stop paying the subscription fee then I can no longer enter manual transactions. That's th...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 297
Views: 26522

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

Tell us about the alternatives, please... I recently heard about KMyMoney "the BEST Personal Finance Manager for FREE Users, full stop." Like GNUCash this is open source (and uses double-entry accounting.) There are versions for both Win and Mac. Accuracy. Using time tested double entry a...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 297
Views: 26522

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

$89.99/year seems outrageous to many. Up until now the regular price was about that too. However you only needed to pay it every 3 years in order to keep getting stock/ETF/MF quotes and be able to download transactions from your financial institution. Now they've effectively tripled that price by m...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken's future direction - a cause for concern
Replies: 297
Views: 26522

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

Anyone interested can join the conversion and provide feedback to Quicken on their forum... You mean conversation . Under the new business model the last thing anyone should do is join the "conversion" of their data to this year's format and then find that they can't go back to an older, ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival
Replies: 37
Views: 2543

Re: Attending Banff Mountain Film Festival

Are there hiking or other activities in conjunction with the Festival? Is it worthwhile to come to Banff a couple days earlier or leave a couple days later? I haven't been to the festival but I have been to Banff and the rest of Canadian Rockies many times. And as you know, hiking is my passion ;) ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 8510

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Happy Birthday, Taylor!
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Invest like a legend (Bogle, Bernstein et al)
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Invest like a legend (Bogle, Bernstein et al)

From Canada's leading newspaper: INVEST LIKE A LEGEND Welcome to our seventh annual guide to making money. This year, we talked to the granddaddy of index investing, John Bogle , about why you should dump your Canadian mutual funds, and personal finance guru Suze Orman about buying Tesla stock. Jim ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2587
Views: 674389

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

As one who spent a career in law enforcement, I consider that show one of the very best of its genre along with "The Wire". You might also be interested in the French Canadian series 19-2 . There are two distinct productions, the original one in French and the parallel production I linked...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Getting rid of mice
Replies: 94
Views: 5522

Re: Getting rid of mice

by Bylo Selhi
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2587
Views: 674389

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ok,fill me in. Is Obergruppenfuhrer Smith American? Be cause it shows him earlier in an American uniform watching the nuke bomb. Why is the Obergruppenfuhrer's name John Smith in 'The Man in the High Castle'? Was this naming intentional? Does it tell us something about the character? Obergruppenfüh...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 996
Views: 234122

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Please stay on-topic. This thread was never on topic but it's a heck of a classic. I was curious to see who bumped, looks like it was the $5K watch man himself. While I do appreciate LadyGeek's admonition to stay "on-topic" I also have to observe the irony that, in a thread about expensiv...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000?
Replies: 996
Views: 234122

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

I saw this article on a man who bought a baseball card for a penny and it is now worth $525,000. I wonder what that penny would be worth if invested in an index fund? I wonder what percentage of baseball cards that have been sold for a penny are now worth more than the price paid? I also wonder wha...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2587
Views: 674389

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Plus it has Nicola Walker, the main actress in Scott & Bailey and Last Tango In Halifax. Not to mention as Ruth Evershead in Spooks (aka MI-5 on this side of the pond.) (Walker was only a guest star in S&B. The main characters were Lesley Sharp (S) and Suranne Jones (B). Sharp most recently...

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