Search found 419 matches

by queso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House water detection and alert system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: House water detection and alert system?

A few months ago I started hearing a weird intermittent beep. I thought "what is this?" and spent 15 minutes walking around the house trying to localize it with my bad ears. Finally realized it was coming from under my kitchen sink and remembered that I put in a leak detection sensor. Come to find ...
by queso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

I have found the challenge is in keeping the jump start battery charged along with how low the battery you are trying to jump has gotten. I now don't even bother with them and either jump start via cables or call road service. Also they only last so long. Great convenience item when they work corre...
by queso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House water detection and alert system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: House water detection and alert system?

I setup my Arlo v2 system last night. They have made some pretty major improvements to the system since I bought my V1 system. The hub used to have to be directly connected via Ethernet cable but now is totally wireless so you can place it anywhere. The sensors always detected temp, humidity and the...
by queso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Car/Motorcycle Jump Starter?

I carry an Antigravity Micro-Start XP-1 on my bikes and in my truck when driving long distances. Luckily I haven't had to use it yet, but from the research I did before I bought it I think it will be up to the job.
by queso
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Exit strategy for bitcoin
Replies: 71
Views: 4707

Re: Exit strategy for bitcoin

There is no exit strategy! HODL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ok, sorry, had to get that out. I tried screaming that at the wife when she was lol'ing at me as all 7 of my game changing globally disruptive non-fiat currencies that are going to change the way the world exchanges money and bring banking to th...
by queso
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House water detection and alert system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: House water detection and alert system?

Funny corollary to your Wally decision. I've had my Wally v1 for 3 years and after all my whining up thread about the versions being different, etc. I doubled down and ordered a Wally v2 kit (hub and 8 sensors) a few days ago. Reading this thread reminded me of the key locations that I don't have en...
by queso
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: Hulu, Your Current Favorite Show

Thanks for the tips. Just got Hulu a week ago specifically to watch Handmaid since it won several awards. As a long time Netflix user I am not too impressed so far. Handmaid was good (albeit deeply disturbing at times), but Netflix has a pretty outstanding lineup of original content so I'll have to ...
by queso
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House water detection and alert system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: House water detection and alert system?

My house has a product called Water Cop. It features a main shutoff valve that is controlled by remote sensors that send a signal if they sense any water on the floor. The remotes are located at every possible water source. Bathrooms, sinks, ice maker, washer dishwasher. It wouldn't protect against...
by queso
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: House water detection and alert system?
Replies: 41
Views: 2502

Re: House water detection and alert system?

I have a combination of Zircon audible alarms (not the newer Zircon posted above) and a Wally system (now owned by Sears). With Wally you set preconfigured alerts for temperature and humidity and it will alert you (SMS, phone app notifications, email, etc.) when it detects a condition that exceeds y...
by queso
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: home inspection on house I already live in?
Replies: 22
Views: 1913

Re: home inspection on house I already live in?

Definitely, but the key is getting a good one. I have a very good thorough one that isn't cheap, but you can tell how good he is because when you tell the realtors who you are bringing they cringe and start suggesting alternatives. He saved me 100k on a house purchase once and made me a firm believe...
by queso
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: What would you do with a 25 million windfall?
Replies: 47
Views: 2794

Re: What would you do with a 25 million windfall?

2 chicks at onc...oh wait, nevermind. Probably stuff like this:

Image
by queso
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I take this promotion?
Replies: 26
Views: 1962

Re: Should I take this promotion?

Are you in a technical field? If so, just make sure you really want to manage people rather than work on technical work. I've promoted engineers/developers to management positions before and it's a relatively frequent occurrence to find out a few months/years later that they either weren't cut out f...
by queso
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cryptocurrency Exit Strategy
Replies: 52
Views: 4462

Re: Cryptocurrency Exit Strategy

We did not buy our crypto, and thus have not yet been registered on any exchanges. As I said above, we are unable to register now. We will have to wait out this bubble and its volume. It would have been, well, nice, and we're very frustrated, and I think you can understand why I have to view it as ...
by queso
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Cryptocurrency Exit Strategy
Replies: 52
Views: 4462

Re: Cryptocurrency Exit Strategy

Wish I could help, but I can't bring myself to exit or formulate much of an exit strategy either. Part of the problem is I have grown to enjoy it. Fiddling around with Coinbase got old fast but once you start playing with GDAX and the other exchanges, hardware wallets, etc. it's easy to geek out and...
by queso
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Backdoor Roth in 2018. Has anything changed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2888

Re: Backdoor Roth in 2018. Has anything changed?

That's what I did. Transfer into empty TIRA brokerage account @ Vanguard and then as soon as funds show up as available convert to Roth.
by queso
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What the experts say about Bitcoins?
Replies: 114
Views: 7808

Re: What the experts say about Bitcoins?

The logic makes sense in that you are using standard BH mantra against BHs :happy . Where it falls down is that BHs don't index currencies, BTC, XRP, wampum, beads, shells or any other weird thing that people decide is all of a sudden worth a lot of money alongside their stocks and bonds. I get what...
by queso
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wireless Ability for Surround Sound Rear Speakers
Replies: 11
Views: 732

Re: Wireless Ability for Surround Sound Rear Speakers

Subscribed. Looked into this a couple years ago and it was like looking for the holy grail. Ended up doing ceiling mounted rear speakers because I wanted them in a space where I absolutely cannot run speaker wire or power cables.
by queso
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

Now this is a recovery! :) http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/bitcoin-value-james-howells-newport-landfill-hard-drive-campbell-simpson-laszlo-hanyecz-a8091371.html You know, I think that I may still have my old PC where the original blockchain wallet was created. Hmmm. Hu...
by queso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

No point recovering it now...it's practically worthless. :happy Spoke too soon...now it's worth something again! :) If anything, my experiment with crypto has underscored the fact that you can't time the market. With crypto you just learn the lesson at internet-speed and with gut wrenching swings. ...
by queso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

No point recovering it now...it's practically worthless. :happy Spoke too soon...now it's worth something again! :) If anything, my experiment with crypto has underscored the fact that you can't time the market. With crypto you just learn the lesson at internet-speed and with gut wrenching swings.
by queso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

Re: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!

No point recovering it now...it's practically worthless. :happy
by queso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 112
Views: 8510

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

. People have been looking for a genuine alternative investment for a long time (low correlation with stocks/bonds but with high returns) and crypto fits the bill. Maybe you could provide proof of this I'm with Johm. Calling cryptocurrencies a genuine alternative to stocks and bonds is like calling...
by queso
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 112
Views: 8510

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

Any brave souls buying the dip? :happy
by queso
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies
Replies: 112
Views: 8510

Re: Interesting ride so far - Crypto-curriencies

Interesting ride for sure. I'm holding Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum and Litecoin. Like you, I am up a LOT from my initial position and a LOT when compared to my other investments (mostly VTSAX, VTIAX, VBTLX, AAPL). However, I am not delusional about it. Do I wish I would have cashed out of every...
by queso
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: How invest Bitcoin Gold/Cash using ACH
Replies: 24
Views: 2244

Re: How invest Bitcoin Gold/Cash using ACH

FOMO fueled bubble. I will say that I was giddy when my BCH showed up. Hey, more free fake money! Maybe I'll buy one of those fancy fake cats with it.
by queso
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Window Selection and Shopping
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: Window Selection and Shopping

I can't speak to the others, but we've been really happy with our Andersen doors/windows. No cold air, look good and the design and adjustability of the hinges (on the French doors) is really slick. Had them for a few years now and haven't had any problems with any of their products (4 exterior Fren...
by queso
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help Me [Recover] My Bitcoin!
Replies: 93
Views: 12092

Re: Help Me Cash Out My Bitcoin!

If you don't have your private key, you don't own it anymore. Nobody owns it anymore. I've never known Bogleheads to quit this easily. Do you remember when Elaine on Seinfeld went through holy hell to get her free sub sandwich? Well that''s how I feel about this. At least you're being a good sport ...
by queso
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?
Replies: 88
Views: 17604

Re: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?

I guess this is an older thread! Last year I had posted that the XC90 is a great alternative to the Highlander/Pilot and a few weeks ago we decided to go for it, 2018 model. My review: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=233609&hilit=volvo No regrets, it has turned out to be an ex...
by queso
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?
Replies: 88
Views: 17604

Re: Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander?

For those who can wait a bit (late 2018 or later), Subaru is coming out with a new 3-row seat model called the Ascent in mid-2018. I'm interested in this depending on the details. AWD, nice size so the third row should be an actual third row, higher ground clearance like the Outback, and it might h...
by queso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Update. Since the sale to reclaim my initial outlay on 12/8 my remaining BTC, ETC and LTC have now gained so much that my balance is back where it was on 12/8. :shock:
by queso
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: So bought Litecoin@ $150...
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

Re: So bought Litecoin@ $150...

What the heck. So put in 1K for fun.. I don't know what is going to happen but it hit 270 today and seems to be goin crazy.. Well the most I will lose is 1k. What gives ??? Congrats! I bought LTC at $98, not very much though. Crypto is a big distraction from investing in real, income-producing asse...
by queso
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Bitcoin IRA
Replies: 28
Views: 2599

Re: Bitcoin IRA

Makes me wonder.. If Bitcoin goes to $20K by end of 2017, 40K by 2018, and $100K by 2020, will people on this board keep saying "too late to the game" "end of the Bitcoin bubble" then? :D I will feel no remorse if I "miss out" on bitcoin prices continuing to skyrocket. Unless all these people holdi...
by queso
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Prosper
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Re: Prosper

Meh. I've been doing it a couple of years and have stopped reinvestment and am pulling out now as my loans are paid or charge off. Return was just under 4% so not worth it IMHO. You can beat that in 10 minutes with a crypto investment. :happy (or safely by just buying VTSAX)
by queso
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 33 years old, 13 years IT experience, currently make 63k a year. I need advice to start making more money
Replies: 76
Views: 6732

Re: 33 years old, 13 years IT experience, currently make 63k a year. I need advice to start making more money

ClevrChico hits on an important point I think. The size of the outfits you have been working for is likely one of the factors keeping you where you are compensation wise. In general, in order to advance to the highly compensated positions in IT you need to either specialize or go into management. In...
by queso
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

A funny thing happened on my way to the exchange... I was waiting for the transfer from my Trezor to the exchange to go through and fell asleep so didn't sell anything last night. Woke up today and it had dropped down in the 14k range. *sigh*. Waited until a few minutes ago and let my original inves...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: bitcoin - is there any real value here or is it a pure Ponzi scam?
Replies: 236
Views: 20638

Re: bitcoin - is there any real value here or is it a pure Ponzi scam?

wasnt sure if I should make a new thread but im trying to register at coin base and had a question: to link my bank account to a coin base account they are asking me to give them by bank account username and password - is this safe? did anyone else have to do this? edit: they say there is an option...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

I sold half of mine today. Made enough to cover my original investment. Way too much new money coming in. I had 3 friends all sign up and buy today. Thats my sign to leave for a while. Nice! I missed the $19k+ run up or I might have been tempted to let some go at that point. Dropped 20% since then ...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Couldn't do it.. still holding. :happy In the bitcoin community there is a meme "HODL" from a famous post. The spirit of it is essentially "stay the course". Its a fascinating overlap in philosophy among two communities with vastly different strategies. Since you seem to have adopted some of both s...
by queso
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Couldn't do it.. still holding. :happy
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Toons wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm
If you decide to Sell,,
Don't look back :happy
14,400. lol. This is why I buy index funds. I hate this crap.. :happy
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Wow..punching through 14k. OP - did you sell? :)
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

“Should I sell this gimmick and guarantee a ridiculous return on investment or should I be greedy and risk losing once the inevitable bubble bursts?” Tough decision lol...yeah, when you put it like that.. I think I'll give it a few days and see what the CBOE futures do to the price. I may move some...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many security Camera's
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: How many security Camera's

I am looking for some advise, the house is 2800 sqft on 0.71acre piece of land with nearby friendly neighbors. There 3 entrance to the house, on is garage, front and backyard. I was thinking of something like this https://m.costco.com/Arlo-Pro-Smart-Home-Add-on-Camera-2-pack.product.100347078.html ...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

“Should I sell this gimmick and guarantee a ridiculous return on investment or should I be greedy and risk losing once the inevitable bubble bursts?” Tough decision lol...yeah, when you put it like that.. I think I'll give it a few days and see what the CBOE futures do to the price. I may move some...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many security Camera's
Replies: 15
Views: 1452

Re: How many security Camera's

I've got a combination of Arlo cameras outside and wired indoor cameras from another manufacturer inside. Both use cloud storage so no on premise DVR to worry about being compromised. IMHO, you need x number of cameras where x is the number of cameras it takes to cover every approach to your home. G...
by queso
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?
Replies: 90
Views: 8718

Re: Want to sell my Bitcoin, but when?

Not a soothsayer, but, like you, I am holding a small position in crypto (BTC, ETH, LTC and BTG). Looking at it today and something in me is screaming "sell", but I don't think I can (lol..). I kind of feel like a member of the Titanic's band, but I kind of think I'll just ride it out a bit and see...