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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: 86
Views: 8931

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 86
Views: 8931

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: 86
Views: 8931

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: 86
Views: 8931

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: 86
Views: 8931

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: 148
Views: 145757

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 2152

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 2342

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: 2342

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: 2342

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: 2342

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 2342

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 1384

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: 2342

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 110
Views: 9378

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: 2342

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: 7311

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: 574

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: 2416
Views: 608822

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: 5033

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: 2416
Views: 608822

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: 231915

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: 231915

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: 2416
Views: 608822

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...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: McDonald's Stock
Replies: 103
Views: 9163

Re: McDonald's Stock

I'm sorry, but I am utterly amazed how so many bright people are willing to shovel this crap down their throat. "It tastes good" is brainwashing. Try not eating any fast food for a prolonged period of time such as 6 months to a year and then get a big mac. Not only will it taste horribly,...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

Did you click on a few of the course links? ...regardless, every link redirected to this:... - Team Skimlinks[/i] I did click on several links and got to the intended destinations without redirects to Skimlinks. FWIW I'm using Chrome browser with Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin extensions. most we...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: McDonald's Stock
Replies: 103
Views: 9163

Re: McDonald's Stock

691175002 wrote:I'm in Canada and seriously can't get a combo for under eleven dollars.
Abe wrote:Most fast food places do not display their lower priced (lower profit) items. If they do, it will be hard to find.

Ask about their senior's menu. This is one of the few times where gray hair can be beneficial ;)
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances

From Lifehacker: The Best Free Online Courses to Help With Your Finances Especially if you never learned personal finance to begin with, a course will help you get up to speed on the basics. Here are some of the best personal finance courses available. Even better, they’re all free. One of the comme...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 32 GB or 128GB storage for a new smartphone?
Replies: 35
Views: 2868

Re: 32 GB or 128GB storage for a new smartphone?

My less than 3 year old Nexus 5 is having battery problems so I'm considering a new phone. Have you considered simply replacing the battery in your Nexus 5? Batteries for that phone are cheap and easy to replace. I bet you could find a shop to do it for less than $30. I have an N5 and replaced the ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: CBP (INS) Global Entry program worth it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2029

Re: CBP (INS) Global Entry program worth it?

There is another program (Nexus) for Canadian border entry, which adds in a fast-track border crossing along with Global Entry and TSA (and costs less), but it is only available in a few near-border locations. For completeness, there's yet another option for people who cross the border by land or s...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have Nexus but not able to use tsa precheck
Replies: 16
Views: 1460

Re: Have Nexus but not able to use tsa precheck

Are you over 65 and a frequent traveler? Not quite 65. (Just a few more months to go.) The flight to RDU and back was the first flight into the US in about a decade. That's why I was surprised. I do cross the border by car several times a year and I used to fly into the US several times a year on b...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Have Nexus but not able to use tsa precheck
Replies: 16
Views: 1460

Re: Have Nexus but not able to use tsa precheck

There are now a couple international airlines as well, e.g. Lufthansa LH passengers have been facing more daunting delays than TSA checks. Moreover Nexus cards won't help in this situation :twisted: Striking Lufthansa pilots ground nearly 900 flights (These strikes have been ongoing on a rotating b...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Subaru Outback?
Replies: 83
Views: 31315

Re: Honda CRV or Subaru Outback?

The inconvenience (changing/ storing), cost and noise/poorer dry-road handling make show tires undesirable for me. I drive a long commute in incredibly difficult winter conditions and have not had any trouble with AWD/ all season tires. I do agree though, that winter tires obviously will perform be...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shopping and Time Vs. Money
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: Shopping and Time Vs. Money

So bummed that it failed and to hear that this is a common problem with laser printing. Laser printers use heat and pressure to melt/fuse toner onto the paper. The heat tends to make the adhesive on envelopes stick and the pressure tends to "crinkle" the paper. I was looking at Brother 23...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2416
Views: 608822

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

East Side Sushi ... a struggling single-mom Latina tries to become a sushi chef despite prejudices in Oakland. I mention this for the other sushi movie watchers. My neighbor gave me his netflix dvd out of the blue, so I watched it. This low-key movie of normal life in Oakland won many awards despit...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shopping and Time Vs. Money
Replies: 20
Views: 2031

Re: Shopping and Time Vs. Money

Where do you score the greatest savings for the amount of time spent? I think there's another dimension to this issue: features (and benefits.) There's no point in getting the best deal, no matter how much or little time you devote to finding it, if the product doesn't meet your needs. It's especia...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda CRV or Subaru Outback?
Replies: 83
Views: 31315

Re: Honda CRV or Subaru Outback?

The usual outcome of that discussion is that you have to have AWD AND snow tires. For the people who wear both a belt AND suspenders. You never know... AWD and snow tires serve two different purposes. AWD provides extra traction that helps you get moving in heavy snow. It doesn't reduce stopping di...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investing in the 80's when CD rates were 17%?
Replies: 74
Views: 7635

Re: Investing in the 80's when CD rates were 17%?

I didn't avoid the stock market because I wasn't really ready to start investing yet. Ditto. I didn't get into equities until the mid-1980s. [Historical anecdote: I'd just read Malkiel's Random Walk Down Wall Street . I was intrigued by the notion of indexing. Malkiel mentioned Vanguard. But I was ...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday - is this overdone?
Replies: 77
Views: 7252

Re: Black Friday - is this overdone?

That's the day I decided it was not prudent to be anywhere near a store on Black Friday... My wife and I have a perpetual disagreement about shopping during the holiday season. I believe it's tolerable as long as you shop in the morning before noon. But not on Black Friday. I solved that problem se...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Black Friday - is this overdone?
Replies: 77
Views: 7252

Re: Black Friday - is this overdone?

Black Friday prices do tend to be the best of the year. Like you and others, I tend to replace stuff when I need to, not when the replacement is on sale. In my experience BF prices are no longer best by a substantial margin. The exceptions are usually limited-quantity "door crashers" for ...

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