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by LazyNihilist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Google Fi? pros/cons? anyone using it?
Replies: 53
Views: 3983

Re: Google Fi? pros/cons? anyone using it?

I'm a Google Fi user and am very happy with it.
by LazyNihilist
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way To Code A Text Parser
Replies: 27
Views: 1525

Re: Best Way To Code A Text Parser

This video might not help with the Parser itself but gives a good idea on how languages are designed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg4U4r_AgJU
by LazyNihilist
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way To Code A Text Parser
Replies: 27
Views: 1525

Re: Best Way To Code A Text Parser

AWK, Python, Perl or Tcl for quick coding.

C#/Java if you expect to have more extensible features required to be maintained by a team of coders.
by LazyNihilist
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: SPY is a Unit Investment Trust
Replies: 26
Views: 1608

Re: SPY is a Unit Investment Trust

Why have it as the earlier date of the 2 options listed? Why not have it as the later date of the 2 options listed? At least that would give some more certainty. It's a legal requirement for it to be written that way. If they didn't and enforcing the trust ever became an issue, the entire thing cou...
by LazyNihilist
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: SPY is a Unit Investment Trust
Replies: 26
Views: 1608

Re: SPY is a Unit Investment Trust

Why have it as the earlier date of the 2 options listed? Why not have it as the later date of the 2 options listed?
At least that would give some more certainty.
by LazyNihilist
Wed May 10, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: All-in-one Plus strategy
Replies: 65
Views: 3060

Re: All-in-one Plus strategy

KlangFool, I have been doing this for a few years now. I have my desired asset allocation set TIPS/Bonds/US/Int. in a spreadsheet. In my tax advantaged account I use the Target Date fund. In my taxable account it is Total US and Total Int. In the speradsheet, I calculate my current asset allocation ...
by LazyNihilist
Wed May 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 342
Views: 23832

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

MrNewEngland wrote:I have no reason to feel so strongly about that but I do.


Like many things in life. :mrgreen:
by LazyNihilist
Wed May 03, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 342
Views: 23832

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

MrNewEngland wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:*3!4!/5!

Can someone please explain that to me? *1.2?


This is driving me crazy.


Or it could also be related to the value of pi.
by LazyNihilist
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lack of rigor in EdX (and other?) MOOCs?
Replies: 23
Views: 1517

Re: Lack of rigor in EdX (and other?) MOOCs?

You get two chances at each question. After your first answer, you are told whether or not it is correct, and if it isn't, you can make a second choice. That means that by chance alone, your chance of getting the correct answer is to a question is... really? did I do this correctly? 50%. Yep. So, i...
by LazyNihilist
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lack of rigor in EdX (and other?) MOOCs?
Replies: 23
Views: 1517

Re: Lack of rigor in EdX (and other?) MOOCs?

You get two chances at each question. After your first answer, you are told whether or not it is correct, and if it isn't, you can make a second choice. That means that by chance alone, your chance of getting the correct answer is to a question is... really? did I do this correctly? 50%. Yep. So, i...
by LazyNihilist
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Replies: 141
Views: 15207

Re: 2017 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Two lessons learned: 1. email and forum post will go at the same time next year, and 2. Never again announce an exact date. Best Regards, Mel This is a difficult problem and a right balance has to be struck. As the forum grows more popular there will be more disappointed people in the coming years....
by LazyNihilist
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab backdoor Roth: Can I just transfer from IRA into Roth
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: Schwab backdoor Roth: Can I just transfer from IRA into Roth

What is the difference between converting from Traditional to Roth IRA. vs Withdrawing the same amount from Traditional and converting it to Roth IRA. Don't you need to withdraw from Traditional before converting to Roth IRA? There is a 10% penalty for withdrawing IRA prior to age of 59.5 Thank you.
by LazyNihilist
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Schwab backdoor Roth: Can I just transfer from IRA into Roth
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: Schwab backdoor Roth: Can I just transfer from IRA into Roth

What is the difference between converting from Traditional to Roth IRA.
vs
Withdrawing the same amount from Traditional and converting it to Roth IRA.

Don't you need to withdraw from Traditional before converting to Roth IRA?
by LazyNihilist
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: running tax software on Linux using Windows virtual machine
Replies: 27
Views: 1814

Re: running tax software on Linux using Windows virtual machine

I occasionally run Windows on VirtualBox in my Debian Linux system. It works well.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Replies: 149
Views: 11297

Re: Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Curious if anyone has any experience with VPN Providers that support application-level split tunneling. I'd like to tunnel most things, but NOT tunnel latency-sensitive things such as games or voice communications. I'm not super technical any more, so I'd really not like to jump in and start buildi...
by LazyNihilist
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody using the TERMINAL over the GUI in ubuntu?
Replies: 45
Views: 2754

Re: Anybody using the TERMINAL over the GUI in ubuntu?

I use Debian and find it is a very stable system. I find command line easy to write scripts that I need to run repeatedly. I also have a couple of 'net-top linux boxes' which don't have a monitor and only have command line interface through SSH. Here are some of my most used commands from .bash_hist...
by LazyNihilist
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 764076

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I've seen all the 2016 Oscar Best Picture Nominees. Here's how I rate them. Arrival - 9.25 Moonlight - 9 Manchester by the Sea - 9 La La Land - 8.75 Hidden Figures - 8.5 Fences - 8 Lion - 7.5 Hell or High Water - 6.75 Hacksaw Ridge - 6.5 The most surprising thing was Amy Adams not getting nominated ...
by LazyNihilist
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?
Replies: 342
Views: 23832

Re: Your USER NAME...what does it mean?

My Mom says I am Lazy.
I believe that all ethical and moral values are subjective.
There is also nothing to life before you are born and after you are dead.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any books really change your outlook on life?
Replies: 280
Views: 44962

Re: Any books really change your outlook on life?

Lots of great recommendations. Thank you.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 2715
Views: 764076

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

There is a great promotion for all of this year's Best Picture Oscar Films from Regal Movies. http://www.regmovies.com/promotions/Best-Picture-Film-Fest AMC and Cinemark also have similar deals https://www.amctheatres.com/events/best-picture-showcase https://www.cinemark.com/oscar-movie-week http://...
by LazyNihilist
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!
Replies: 199
Views: 9407

Re: HAPPY 93RD BIRTHDAY, TAYLOR!

Wish you a very Happy Bithday Taylor.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 212
Views: 34219

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

We had our South Florida Bogleheads Chapter meeting yesterday from Noon to 2pm. Below are some brief highlights from the meeting. Thanks to clevername our chapter leader for donating his time and beautiful office for our meeting. The meeting was held at Brickell Bay Drive and the view from the offic...
by LazyNihilist
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Target Retirement 2020 - A Not Insignificant Tracking Error?
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Vanguard Target Retirement 2020 - A Not Insignificant Tracking Error?

While checking the performance of one of Vanguard Target retirement funds, I saw this and was surprised at the tracking error. https://personal.vanguard.com/us/funds/snapshot?FundId=0682&FundIntExt=INT#tab=1a Historical returns Cumulative total returns as of 11/30/2016 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Ye...
by LazyNihilist
Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How do you track your finances?
Replies: 79
Views: 7048

Re: How do you track your finances?

I use GnuCash and am very happy with its Double Entry Book-Keeping.
by LazyNihilist
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: My Christmas Gift to You.
Replies: 98
Views: 8081

Re: My Christmas Gift to You.

Thank you very much Taylor. Merry Christmas to one and all.
by LazyNihilist
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone carriers (looking to switch)
Replies: 34
Views: 2374

Re: Cell phone carriers (looking to switch)

Google Fi is supported only on a limited set of phones. But I feel it is well worth it.

You only pay for data you use @ $0.01/MB.
by LazyNihilist
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "A Bored Investor is a Dangerous Thing"
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: "A Bored Investor is a Dangerous Thing"

Thanks for the posting the column Taylor.

I shall remain Lazy. :happy
by LazyNihilist
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to transfer huge amount of data (>500 GB) to someone through the internet?
Replies: 88
Views: 6367

Re: How to transfer huge amount of data (>500 GB) to someone through the internet?

If you want to send it over the internet. I would highly recommend SSH + rsync. With rsync you can resume interrupted downloads. This is very easy to do if you have a linux based system already setup, if not, try using Ubuntu. You can install Ubuntu inside a VirtualBox and setup OpenSSH and then the...
by LazyNihilist
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: FiveThirtyEight's "Hack Your Way To Scientific Glory"
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: FiveThirtyEight's "Hack Your Way To Scientific Glory"

Here's a great video by Veritasium explaining the problem with p-hacking in Published Research.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42QuXLucH3Q
by LazyNihilist
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to sleep like a Billionaire?
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

How to sleep like a Billionaire?

I've occasionally bought powerball and megamillions tickets when the jackpot exceeded $300 million. While day dreaming about what to do with all the money, I had a brilliant (or stupid) insight. Even Billionaire's need to sleep around 8 hours a day. So what kind of bed do they sleep on? What kind of...
by LazyNihilist
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: WSJ - Jack Bogle: The Undisputed Champion of the Long Run
Replies: 19
Views: 3646

Re: WSJ - Jack Bogle: The Undisputed Champion of the Long Run

paper200 wrote:The quote from the article I love it:

Mr. Bogle is no idolater of the management art, not even his own. “I think a lot about leadership and I’ve come to the conclusion, by and large, it’s overrated, and that includes you know who.”


Founder of Vanguard and such humility.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Merging PDF Files
Replies: 20
Views: 1149

Re: Merging PDF Files

I use a free software called PDFTK Builder ( http://angusj.com/pdftkb/ ). A portable version is also available ( http://portableapps.com/apps/office/pdftk_builder_portable ). This allows me to add multiple PDFs together, split a PDF into individual pages, and more. I use pdftk on linux (debian) and...
by LazyNihilist
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Passwords
Replies: 72
Views: 5739

Re: Passwords

I would also highly recommend KeePass. I've been using it for the past 2 years.
http://keepass.info/
by LazyNihilist
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: The Declaration of Independence
Replies: 44
Views: 4129

Re: The Declaration of Independence

whodidntante wrote:Can someone recommend an allocation among life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness?

Why split it when you can put it all in a Target Date Fund 1776? :P
by LazyNihilist
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Abuss368 has 10,000 posts!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2584

Re: Abuss368 has 10,000 posts!!

Thank you Abuss368.

I find your posts informative and enjoyable.
by LazyNihilist
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: South Florida Local Chapter
Replies: 212
Views: 34219

Re: South Florida Local Chapter

Taylor/Miriam2/clevername, Thanks very much for co-ordinating the Boglehead meetup. Last year's meetup, in Ft. Lauderdale, was my first Bogleheads meetup and I was happy to see many fellow Bogleheads and had a great time. Thanks to Burley and Jason Smith for letting us use their office for this year...
by LazyNihilist
Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Thank you Taylor Larimore
Replies: 51
Views: 9192

Re: Thank you Taylor Larimore

I would like to hear from other Bogleheads about your favorite Taylor Larimore quotes, how he has helped you, and what he has done for the Bogleheads' community. Personally, I have seen Taylor calm down countless threads that may have gotten out of hand. When he says "When experts disagree, it...
by LazyNihilist
Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Simple vs. Complex"
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

Re: "Simple vs. Complex"

Thanks for the great article Taylor.

Love this from the article.
And simple need not be conflated with easy or stupid. Albert Einstein said that "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler."
by LazyNihilist
Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Amazon Prime video interview Jack Bogle
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Amazon Prime video interview Jack Bogle

Wonderful interview.

Thanks.
by LazyNihilist
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Any experience w/ Ally CHECKING account?
Replies: 40
Views: 3693

Re: Any experience w/ Ally CHECKING account?

I have had no problems with Ally so far.
I also use Schwab for unlimited ATM fee refunds. Both Ally and Schwab Checking account are good.
by LazyNihilist
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $50 Amazon tablet
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: $50 Amazon tablet

protagonist wrote:I have 5.1. Did you use any specific tool to root? I have Google Play Store. I got hung up trying to load the fastroot drivers.


I followed rootjunky's video's for it.

For rooting,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVv1D_LNLTg

For SlimLP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaCBSuUuhRE
by LazyNihilist
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $50 Amazon tablet
Replies: 39
Views: 4140

Re: $50 Amazon tablet

I actually bought a couple of Fire Tablets when they were $35. I gave one away as a gift and kept the other to replace an iPad that broke (I dropped it). It works well enough (I guess) and I don't have any major complaints... but I feel like it works just barely well enough for me to be happy enoug...
by LazyNihilist
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: One year of knowing Taylor Larimore
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

One year of knowing Taylor Larimore

Dear Bogleheads, One year ago, I moved to Miami, FL from Connecticut. Relocating to Florida https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=153343 I didn't bring any alligator repellent like livesoft recommended. But, I noticed that Taylor had his Location in Bogleheads displayed as Miami FL. So, o...
by LazyNihilist
Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jackpot Now Estimated $700 Million, who's in?
Replies: 149
Views: 8585

Re: Jackpot Now Estimated $700 Million, who's in?

Is it legally/technically possible to buy a lottery ticket with Roth IRA $$$?
What will the IRS do if someone hits the jackpot on that ticket?
by LazyNihilist
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VPN Service, personal. suggestions.
Replies: 23
Views: 2690

Re: VPN Service, personal. suggestions.

The best comparison of VPN services i've seen. From Reddit.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... li=1#gid=0
by LazyNihilist
Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: safe inexpensive secure password site
Replies: 31
Views: 2891

Re: safe inexpensive secure password site

I would highly recommend KeePass.

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