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by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

I was in the same boat not long ago. Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact was the smallest with solid performance I could find at the time. I don't think I've seen anything else as small with modern hardware still. Seems everyone prefers phablets these days. It looked good to me also, except it does not have op...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

How do you find 4.7 size for one hand use? Looks like there is a Samsung phone called Galaxy A3, have you looked into it? I've used the 4.7 iPhones and had no problems with one hand use, with occasional hand gymnastics to reach a button. And I like the bigger screens when using phones, but for me i...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

Blu makes a series of unlocked GSM Android smartphones in a variety of sizes. They are pretty cheap too. Search eBay for the different sizes and prices. Stay away! Blu has been caught multiple times preloading spyware on their phones. Here's the story from last year when Amazon pulled them after th...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

I can use the new Samsung Galaxy s9 plus with one hand....I think it depends on the size of your hands. No help but same here. My Moto G 5-inch is the perfect size but I'd like to get a newer one with presumably a longer battery life. But the phones available to me at Consumer Cellular are all bigg...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

unclescrooge wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:27 pm
I can use the new Samsung Galaxy s9 plus with one hand....I think it depends on the size of your hands.
Interesting. I took a look at the S8 and S9, these are incredibly large phones! I'm guessing most people want/prefer bigger screens?? Maybe it's mostly for videos.
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

Google Keyboard for Android has a one-handed mode. So does SwiftKey. They shrink the keyboard so your thumb doesn't have to traverse the whole width of the phone to reach all of the keys. I find this to be a good compromise over buying a smaller phone, since I still have the bigger screen for when ...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

I have the Sony Xperia X Compact (predecessor to the XZ2 Compact mentioned by another poster) and like it a lot. I got it for the same reason you are looking at smaller phones. I don't want to carry a huge phablet but want decent performance. I bought it about a year after it came out and just befo...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

I've been looking for a good phone bigger than the iPhone SE and smaller than the iPhone 8 with little luck. The iPhone SE is ok, but want a bigger screen without having to go up in phone size. I'm hoping the new iPhone SE 2 or X SE will fit the bill. The problem is android phones have to beat the ...
by kayanco
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: One handed Android phone?

Why isn't a generic Android phone with 5" touchscreen a one-handed phone? I do use a stylus because I can't hit precise points with a finger. Anyway, the phones are less than 3" wide, so could probably be manipulated using a thumb while laying on the fingers of the same hand. I tried a Galaxy S6 wh...
by kayanco
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One handed Android phone?
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

One handed Android phone?

Hi,

I'm looking for recommendations for a recent Android phone that can be used with one hand (like the older iPhone 4 with it's 3.5 inch screen).

Any thoughts?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Android audio player which remembers
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Free Android audio player which remembers

Lots of Android users love Smart Audiobook player; they don't make a version for iOS devices unfortunately. Edited to add: looks like it starts out free, but then costs $2 for the full version? It looks like a good option, I was looking at it earlier. The solution I'm leaning towards so far is to u...
by kayanco
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Android audio player which remembers
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Re: Free Android audio player which remembers

Pancakes-Eggs-Bacon wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
VLC for Android

Fantastic media player for video and audio files.
I already tried it. I dont think it saves playback position for next time. At least I didnt see such a setting.
by kayanco
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free Android audio player which remembers
Replies: 8
Views: 587

Free Android audio player which remembers

Hi, Can someone please suggest a free Android audio player that: - Remembers playback position of each file (so you can continue where you left off). - Playback speed control (e.g. to use with audiobooks) The default Google music player doesn't do this, and I tried a few apps (out of so MANY) which ...
by kayanco
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a forum for legal matters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: Is there a forum for legal matters?

As a lawyer, I would never give advice in such a forum and I would be very suspicious of any lawyer who does. You open yourself up to malpractice risk and potentially prejudice a case because a public post is not privileged. If you are getting legal advice from a non-lawyer, it's probably a case of...
by kayanco
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a forum for legal matters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: Is there a forum for legal matters?

You get what you pay for with free legal advice from anonymous people who are probably not lawyers licensed to practice law in YOUR state. You're generally better off having a lawyer friend/colleague that you can bounce something off and, if he/she doesn't know, at least he/she can send you in the ...
by kayanco
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a forum for legal matters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: Is there a forum for legal matters?

Thank you for making these suggestions everyone. I'm grateful for your responses!
by kayanco
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a forum for legal matters?
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Is there a forum for legal matters?

Hi, I'm curious if there's a forum for discussing legal matters? A high quality or good repute forum like this one, but for legal stuff. (I understand that BH forum doesn't allow non-financial related legal discussions; I'm only asking for forum suggestion and not looking to discuss anything here). ...
by kayanco
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Terman Life-Cycle Study, IQ and "success"
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Terman Life-Cycle Study, IQ and "success"

Hi, Is anyone here familiar with the Terman Life-cycle study? I was reading some material on the connection between IQ/g scores (which includes SAT) and life outcomes. It looks like there's an overwhelming amount of research to support that IQ is related (not just correlationally but causally accord...
by kayanco
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plastic free coffee maker?
Replies: 22
Views: 2502

Re: Plastic free coffee maker?

Thank you all, for the suggestions and the discussion. Very helpful!
by kayanco
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plastic free coffee maker?
Replies: 22
Views: 2502

Plastic free coffee maker?

Hi, Earlier I had a thread where BHs recommended coffee makers. I ended up liking the drip coffee of Bonavita, and the Aeropress. I went with Bonavita because I can easily make 2-4 cups (16 - 32 oz). But I'm finding myself uneasy about the plastics (even BPA free) in these machines. Especially the p...
by kayanco
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Books that have actually changed your life, in a way.
Replies: 172
Views: 19062

Re: Books that have actually changed your life, in a way.

Dulocracy wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:22 pm
kayanco wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:28 pm
Dulocracy wrote:
Wed May 08, 2013 12:33 pm
..
A work by Soren Kierkegaard in combination with some writings of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. (21)
..
Can you please explain how?

Thank you.
We are not allowed to discuss religion on this board.
That's sad to know.

But thanks for trying to answer :)
by kayanco
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

bloom2708 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:59 pm
OP,

Today's Woot in Electronics:

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Maybe not the lowest price, but Woot does easy returns and stands behind their products.
Not a bad deal, thanks for sharing this deal.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

Any phone other than Galaxy S7 which has OIS and less than $400, that you can recommend?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

My G4 takes great photos. I'm sure the X series and Z series have very good cameras. I guess if optical image stabilization is a requirement, then you will be locked into a higher priced phone. Everyone has their "must haves". Good luck! Thanks :) To be honest, I'm not even sure how much of a diffe...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

These Motorola phones look very interesting. And the price point is very affordable as well. I wasn't aware of them at all. In Android, I was under the impression that the Samsung Galaxy S phones are the best and no point looking elsewhere. I'm going to look into the Moto X4 and G5, have you compar...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

I was looking at the S7 (non Edge). It's on eBay for around $320, but I don't know how long it'll keep getting updates. I saw the S8 at Best buy, but I didn't like it mainly because the screen is too long/big. I can't use it with one hand. $320 seems high for a regular S7. I don't know your carrier...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

I was looking at the S7 (non Edge). It's on eBay for around $320, but I don't know how long it'll keep getting updates. I saw the S8 at Best buy, but I didn't like it mainly because the screen is too long/big. I can't use it with one hand. $320 seems high for a regular S7. I don't know your carrier...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

"It was replaced by Samsung when I sent in a defective phone to them. It has some warranty remaining." Not sure about Samsung but Motorola and Google always send a manufacturer refurbished phone (never a brand new phone). If you will go that route (used or refurbished) I suggest Swappa.com instead ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

Re: What are overstock phones?

No easy answer. Demo models, refurbished units, customer returns, unsold units. The S9 is going on sale. Businesses still have S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6 S6 Edge in stock. At some point they liquidate older stock. My question is, how old/far back do you want to venture? The S7 Edge is still a very good ph...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are overstock phones?
Replies: 23
Views: 1423

What are overstock phones?

Hi, I was looking at Samsung Galaxy phones on ebay, and I selected "New" (not "New Other"), so these phones show listed as "Brand new". When I messaged some of the sellers, they used a term "overstock". For example: "This is new overstock phones" "It was replaced by Samsung when I sent in a defectiv...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Does the coffee filter make much of a difference: Walmart brand (Great value) vs Melitta? Bleached (white) vs unbleached (brown)? Thanks. I don't think it makes any difference to the taste. It is more environmentally friendly to use the unbleached filters. We get them from Trader Joe's. At roughly ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Does the coffee filter make much of a difference:

Walmart brand (Great value) vs Melitta?
Bleached (white) vs unbleached (brown)?

Thanks.
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Metal utensils are fine. I wouldn't use a knife in a pan as it would probably scratch the pan and ruin the knife. I have an assortment of silicon, wood and metal spatulas, spoons, tongs, etc. I tend to use the wooden and silicon more than the metal. I'm not sure why, but maybe because that metal on...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Put the money in a Capresso burr grinder. I prefer paying extra for the metal housing, but the plastic model has the same burr grinders. I bought the metal one as a refurb from a coffee supply place online for about $100. That way you can tailor your grind-you need a coarser grind for a French pres...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

According to the All-Clad website, "You can cook on all of our conventional cookware with metal, plastic or wood utensils." http://www.all-clad.com/instructions-for-use/Cookware/Fry-Pans/Stainless-8%22-Fry-Pan-/csp/8701004400 Okay, that's good to know. I was thinking that a stainless steel spatula ...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

FrankLUSMC wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:35 am
I'm so lazy that I don't use milk or sugar, just pour and sip. 8-)
Hahaha ... I enjoyed this :)
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Hmm ... yea, that makes sense. Okay, how about the reverse: How could people in the UK hedge against such a scenario? (i.e. weaker pound) Why would they do that? If they hold US assets, then a weaker pound means they get more pounds for their dollars. So that's a good thing again. I mean someone in...
by kayanco
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, increasing your pound return and improving your UK retirement lifestyle, other things equal, i.e. not accounting for different inflati...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Can you use drip coffee pre-ground grinds in a Moka pot? What will happen? And what about using espresso ground in a drip coffee maker? Thanks. You can use a coarser grind in a moka pot, but it is best to run it through a grinder first to get the finer espresso grind. I have been having to do this ...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggest coffee maker please
Replies: 113
Views: 7397

Re: Suggest coffee maker please

Lots of ways to get strong coffee including cowboy coffee as you describe. Pourover methods would probably be better if you want to go that route. Why not get a Bialetti Moka Express? It's easy to use, makes a strong cup of coffee, you can add more or less coffee and adjust the grind to change the ...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: The Three-Fund Portfolio
Replies: 2162
Views: 1348854

Re: The Three-Fund Portfolio

I thought of asking this question from another thread: Those that hold the 3-fund portfolio, why is there no consideration that in the future, the USD could be weaker than, let's say the pound or euro? - Is this not much of a risk? Or too small of a risk to worry about? - Or, does holding the 3-fund...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

If you are in the US, can you hedge against a foreign currency being weaker in the future if you want to retire in that country? Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, incre...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

If you are in the US, can you hedge against a foreign currency being weaker in the future if you want to retire in that country? Why would you do that? That's a good thing. If you're in the US with US assets and want to retire to the UK, then a weaker pound means more pounds for your dollars, incre...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

I'm not sure but I think the question I was curious about might be a little different. Let me try to explain: - Let's say you are a dual-citizen (US + a 3rd world country like Sri lanka). - You work in the US, but will retire in Sri lanka. Let's say you want 100% total world stock (e.g. Vanguard VT...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

For stainless cookware, look for Cuisinart Multi-clad. It is very similar to All Clad but it is a little lighter, the lip is rolled so you can pour out the side a little cleaner, the handles are more comfortable to hold, and it is not quite so expensive. I have pieces of both and prefer the Cuisina...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Concerning the currency risk yes it seems to me that, particularly as one gets close to retirement, it makes sense to have the majority of one's assets denominated in the currency you will spend. I came across this thread. I'd like to understand, what is the reasoning behind this? ("have the majori...
by kayanco
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias
Replies: 113
Views: 8369

Re: A Case for Higher Int'l Allocation? Larry Swedroe article on home bias

Concerning the currency risk yes it seems to me that, particularly as one gets close to retirement, it makes sense to have the majority of one's assets denominated in the currency you will spend. I came across this thread. I'd like to understand, what is the reasoning behind this? ("have the majori...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Some good resources for research - America's Test Kitchen, Cooks Illustrated, Consumer Reports, Wirecutter/Sweethome I'll echo that All-Clad and Lodge seem to be the Blendtec of pots/pans and cast iron. I'm not sure there's something too similar for other kitchen items in terms of brand (except ind...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

if its heavy and it doesn't have a non stick coating it will probably last a really long time. All clad and cast iron is what is in my house. I don't see any of them needing replacement for a very very long time. I like the LeCruset brand of cast iron pots and casserole dishes - use them all the ti...
by kayanco
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good brands for Kitchenware?
Replies: 40
Views: 3311

Re: Good brands for Kitchenware?

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm not too familiar with most of the names mentioned, so I'll need to look these up.

I didn't see any mention of Calphalon, is it not that good? Especially for stainless steel utensils.

Thanks.