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by squirm
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Who else hates choosing a car?
Replies: 150
Views: 21079

Re: Who else hates choosing a car?

Some people I know go to the extreme with their car. It's like they think they're bringing a new born home... Come on, It's a box on four wheels. If we want a new car I test drive three, then sleep on it. If I feel like buying it the next day, then finish doing the deal. Bring it home and move on wi...
by squirm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000

whodidntante wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:56 pm
Remember kids, the stock market only goes up.
But this time it's different.

/s
by squirm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000

I do believe, however, that we will start to see a quicker expansion in the Nasdaq and Dow as we start witnessing the machine learning market come into play. It would be smart to start looking into areas of investment regarding AI because we have yet to establish the total market capability of this...
by squirm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000

Hopefully we'll get that last parabolic blow off top in the Nasdaq just like it did from Sept 1999 to April 2000.
by squirm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000

Sure, these are nice round numbers, and multiples from 2000 where the S&P topped near 1500 and again in 2007. Maybe extend past 3000 to get some more buyers just like early 2000. This also might get AAPL at a trillion market cap and everyone on CNBC will be cheering. Evening news will have extended ...
by squirm
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Dow 30,000 S&P 3000, Nasdaq 10,000

Around here is where I think the bull market ends, Similar to Dow 10,000 Nasdaq 5000 in 2000.
by squirm
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell Phone "family plans" Sprint for 4
Replies: 25
Views: 1660

Re: Cell Phone "family plans" Sprint for 4

use a mvno like Ting.
by squirm
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this solar panel bid reasonable?
Replies: 47
Views: 2343

Re: Is this solar panel bid reasonable?

Somewhat high, try for$2.75 /watt before tax incentives.
by squirm
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do i backup email from excite?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: How do i backup email from excite?

Great, thanks!
by squirm
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do i backup email from excite?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

How do i backup email from excite?

I have a bunch of old messages on excite, I'd like to back these up to my Outlook.com or some other account. How do I go about doing this?
by squirm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Latest generation RAM 1500's
Replies: 27
Views: 1637

Re: Latest generation RAM 1500's

Our truck stays in the barn most of the time, it's useful for work and hauling. I find sedans much more easier and comfortable to drive. Trucks suck at gas mileage too. Around here where we live they like to drive big diesels, I guess that's makes them feel tough. Our Accord is comfy, gets great mil...
by squirm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Large Purchase / Chase Sapphire Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: Large Purchase / Chase Sapphire Question

I like the csp, you don't have to worry about using the $300 travel credit to justify the card.
by squirm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Large Purchase / Chase Sapphire Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1551

Re: Large Purchase / Chase Sapphire Question

You get one year free with csp, not the reserve.
by squirm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Phone Plan for 1 person
Replies: 86
Views: 3652

Re: Best Phone Plan for 1 person

Consumer Cellular. The commercials make it out that you have to be like 90 to sign up, they'll take any age.
by squirm
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fertilize dormant plants in winter?
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Fertilize dormant plants in winter?

The girl at the nursery said it's not beneficial for plants, trees and lawns when they're dormant, however another person that I spoke to last spring said it is beneficial. Who is correct? I went ahead thinking it can't hurt.
by squirm
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: "Sharing" Internet/WiFi with neighbors?
Replies: 38
Views: 2289

Re: "Sharing" Internet/WiFi with neighbors?

Angelus359 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:38 am

Public WiFi is dangerous because your dns can be hijacked but if you go to a hijacked dns entry for your bank, the cert won't match and you'll get warnings.
Can you explain what you mean by the certs won't match?
by squirm
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any laptops with Ryzen mobile?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Any laptops with Ryzen mobile?

'I'm having a hard time finding a 13" laptop that uses Zen mobile. Saw an HP but it's a huge 15" display. 3:4 display ratio would be even better, but doubt that exist. Anyone seen such a thing?
by squirm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chip architecture vulnerability in pretty much everthing
Replies: 106
Views: 6555

Re: Chip architecture vulnerability in pretty much everthing

The operating system update is one thing, but it's still an incomplete security update. Intel needs to release updated microcode update. The bigger issue is accessing kernel memory with speculation. Undoing this optimization will hit performance.
by squirm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chip architecture vulnerability in pretty much everthing
Replies: 106
Views: 6555

Re: Chip architecture vulnerability in pretty much everthing

That’s why I suggested a chromebook with a limited attack surface (vs a full PC OS) using a PC VM hosted in the cloud without the chip-based vulnerability. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/01/03/microsoft-google-respond-to-intel-chip-vulnerability.html Huh? This hits Intel x86, no...
by squirm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you have a antivirus for you Android phone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1369

Do you have a antivirus for you Android phone?

Are you using one? I only use trusted applications, but you never know when a insecure or malicious program will gain access to the trusted areas.
by squirm
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wells Fargo mobile app question
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Wells Fargo mobile app question

WF stated the auto logout is 10 minutes. Seems way too long, guess I'll just have to go with that. I'll log out myself of course, but I"m sure I'll forget here and there. I changed the icon and name so it's not so obvious which bank (s) we use.
by squirm
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Water filtration system - worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 2666

Re: Water filtration system - worth it?

I have a neighbor who has a unit in her garage that filters ALL the water in the house- showers, laundry, bathrooms etc etc. Says it really softens the water and makes a big difference in effectiveness of cleaning and health in general. Wondering if this is a fad or something important. No, we have...
by squirm
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wells Fargo mobile app question
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Wells Fargo mobile app question

I've been using the mobile app...I like the fingerprint signon, however I can't find anywhere about changing the automatic logout. I'd like it to logout as soon as there isn't any activity say for one minute. Is this possible?
by squirm
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hawaii vacation suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 781

Re: Hawaii vacation suggestions

don't go when school is out. we go yearly. spring or fall is best. we do vrbo...rent a condo...yes rent a car...you miss out big if you don't go in the water and snorkel... when my wife and i go, we eat in mostly, and out once in a while...we don't emphasize food, instead the water. also, enjoy the ...
by squirm
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Well pump froze; no water.
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Well pump froze; no water.

are the pipes above ground? wrap them with pipe insulation.
by squirm
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plow Guy Raised Rates
Replies: 112
Views: 9232

Re: Plow Guy Raised Rates

My wife and I ate out last night, found out we couldn't use our coupon although I saw no disclaimers, did I blow a gasket, start cussing at the waiter and go postal? No..$10 no big deal, who cares. Still gave a good tip and most important a great time with my wife. I would never start a cock fight o...
by squirm
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want adequate filter to discharge clothes drier indoors
Replies: 24
Views: 2290

Re: Want adequate filter to discharge clothes drier indoors

Assuming it's electric, good luck with humidity. If it's gas, get your will ready.
by squirm
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Checked bag to HI, worth cost and trouble?
Replies: 33
Views: 2077

Re: Checked bag to HI, worth cost and trouble?

pay the $ for luggage, otherwise you'll just waste time at wallyworld trying on clothes and buying shampoo.
by squirm
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to vacation in San Diego
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Looking to vacation in San Diego

Westgate
by squirm
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Spam email

Use Outlook.com, then you use the exclusive contact feature.
by squirm
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Appliance Install Issues
Replies: 40
Views: 2004

Re: Appliance Install Issues

Nfpa; microwaves have their dedicated circuit. Installers aren't going to include that costs in their install. Have an electrician look at it. If the nuke is really low power, decide if it's worth it or not to go the legit way or not.
by squirm
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plow Guy Raised Rates
Replies: 112
Views: 9232

Re: Plow Guy Raised Rates

Sorry but $5 isn't even worth the effort to even write a post about it. If it bother you that much offset it by calling the cable and negotiating a better rate, etc. Yes but whether it’s $5 or $50 or $500, you shouldn’t change the price you’re charging after the fact. At least not without very good...
by squirm
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Plow Guy Raised Rates
Replies: 112
Views: 9232

Re: Plow Guy Raised Rates

Sorry but $5 isn't even worth the effort to even write a post about it.
If it bother you that much offset it by calling the cable and negotiating a better rate, etc.
by squirm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's going on with Malwarebytes?
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: What's going on with Malwarebytes?

i don't use it except on other peoples computer how ask me to fix them. personally i use the windows defender, have UAC on high and use opendns.
by squirm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Galaxy S7 from ebay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Galaxy S7 from ebay?

I prefer a new phone with my own germs on it, not someone else's.
by squirm
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chase car buying through truecar
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Chase car buying through truecar

Just received this email. Doesn't seem any different than truecar, except they plug for a car loan. Perhaps someone else knows any different?
by squirm
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bounty or Kirkland brand
Replies: 25
Views: 2172

Re: Bounty or Kirkland brand

I go with whichever weighs more.
by squirm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using lumens to buy light fixtures
Replies: 26
Views: 2057

Re: Using lumens to buy light fixtures

airahcaz wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm
Hi -

2 LED light fixtures put out 1000 lumen each. Another single fixture puts out 2000 lumens.

Are they equivalent in brightness?
Depends on the fixture on how and where it directs those lumens.
by squirm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Fee outgoing wire?
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Fee outgoing wire?

Ask your bank to waive the fee, mine does.
by squirm
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: solar power generation
Replies: 9
Views: 1070

Re: solar power generation

You'll have to figure out the demand and do load calcs. Look at the wall powers by Tesla.
by squirm
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Please recommend a free credit report site
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Please recommend a free credit report site

Would like to check my credit but don't trust what Google or Bing might consider free reporting sites.
by squirm
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?
Replies: 83
Views: 5401

Re: I am buying a car: Most/Least Reliable Makes?

Just get an Accord or Camry and you'll due just fine. You'll get five hundred other opinions though.
by squirm
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: When employee prices go away, Chevy Bolt, 1/2/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: When employee prices go away, Chevy Bolt, 1/2/2018

Maybe gm will come up with something else. January I doubt many will be buying electric due to having to wait a year for rebate, maybe dealer more willing to negotiate with more bolts on lot.
by squirm
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Energy Usage
Replies: 86
Views: 5355

Re: Electric Energy Usage

You're three times more than us but we have gas and located elsewhere. What's your rate? Given your situation and family size, it doesn't look too bad... But get an energy audit done.
by squirm
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lenovo Yoga Book
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Lenovo Yoga Book

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I like that it is a touchscreen laptop with real computing power. It is thin and light. It is super high resolution. One of the things I do NOT like about it is that the screen will occasionally start flashing, requiring a restart to fix it. My wife's does the same thing...
by squirm
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lunch Ideas
Replies: 44
Views: 4338

Re: Lunch Ideas

Tuna.
by squirm
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new sofa with two young kids?
Replies: 36
Views: 2359

Re: Buying a new sofa with two young kids?

We love our leather sofas, but then you have to have a rule about no pens or highlighters in the living room, because those ink stains are permanent. As are the cat scratches. But sometimes it's ok to have furniture that looks lived-on. Wife and I bought a couch, I said no to leather, instead got f...
by squirm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moto G5 Plus: Software updates?
Replies: 84
Views: 4913

Re: Moto G5 Plus: Software updates?

I'm writing this from a g5+... I'm not sure why anyone would need to spend more on a phone. I went back to the stock Google keyboard. I might install the Nova launcher. I don't think the reception is as good as my old phone... Call quality doesn't seem as good... They camera is great, esp in hdr. Th...
by squirm
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Buying a new sofa with two young kids?
Replies: 36
Views: 2359

Re: Buying a new sofa with two young kids?

Couple bottles of Scotchgard. Spray several light layers letting it dry in between. Tell your kids no milk on the couch.