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by Nicolas
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

The Electrician wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:51 am Last night watching a segment on TCM with scenes from horror movies playing "Little Red Riding Hood" by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs.
I enjoyed it.
Now it's stuck!
Gonna have to replace it with something else in my head later. :oops:
I suggest Wooly Bully :D That’s another great song.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5808
Views: 1383933

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Dry White Season (1989) — Donald Sutherland, Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns hi...
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What do Bogleheads think of what happen to Japan?
Replies: 64
Views: 4774

Re: What do Bogleheads think of what happen to Japan?

I remember at the time, 1989, when it was still soaring, a financial commentator said “Leave it to the locals”. How right he was! The common wisdom at the time was that Japan was taking us over economically. They were buying up property in NYC. The Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo were worth more th...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Locked out of Equifax
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Re: Locked out of Equifax

I have similar problems with Equifax. Here is an email that I sent to them...but surprisingly haven't received any resolution. It felt good to send it though.... Its like they don't WANT to help or something... Hello, Please reset the password to my.Equifax.com login. My user name is: xxxxxxxxxxxxx...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

batpot wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:32 pm Devo - Are We Not Men?
Gut Feeling!
I like Devo, I guess you could say I’m a Devotee, especially Whip It — most people do. The video is hilarious.
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

Re: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)

got a link to the study? 15 seems too young...i'd think early 20s or late teens makes more sense. Study may be too strong of a word; more like meta-analysis. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/10/opinion/sunday/favorite-songs.html After hearing about this I did a little anecdotal research at work and ...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Locked out of Equifax
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Re: Locked out of Equifax

Back in 2017 when the Equifax breach was made public I froze my credit at all three major bureaus. Equifax provided me a PIN of their choosing. Quite a few other posters here were doing the same thing. Then someone noticed that the PIN provided by Equifax was simply a date and time stamp from the ex...
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Music for a camping trip
Replies: 50
Views: 2713

Re: Music for a camping trip

If you’re camping In a national park you may be out of terrestrial radio range, in which case I suggest considering a Sirius/XM radio. Of course you must subscribe to receive a signal. Or a shortwave radio receiver with free reception, but usually only useful at night. Edit: myself, I prefer silence...
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Live in Cook County Jail — B.B. King
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=O ... 8eoxS-sDmo
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

Re: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)

dwc13 wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:38 am
Nicolas wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:00 pm I wish I still had access to the old list, anybody got it?

2003 edition
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... me-156826/
Thanks, I like these better.
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5808
Views: 1383933

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Since you mentioned bad movies with dinosaurs, I pulled out my old Caveman DVD tonight... Ringo Starr, Shelley Long, Dennis Quaid, Barbara Bach.... Bad. But it's supposed to be bad, so I guess that makes it OK. Whatever happened to Ringo’s movie career? :confused After A Hard Day’s Night the critic...
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

Re: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)

I wish I still had access to the old list, anybody got it?
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Blended Scotch Drinkers Here?
Replies: 51
Views: 3411

Re: Any Blended Scotch Drinkers Here?

Back when I used to drink, the Glenmorangie was the daily, it is really quite good. Glenlivet could substitute if needed for a daily. The special occasions called for either a Talisker or Lagavulin. American whiskey/bourbon/etc is plain crap in comparison. If price is a major concern, go with Crown...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: switch to LED light bulbs and save hundreds per year
Replies: 171
Views: 11648

Re: PSA: switch to LED light bulbs and save hundreds per year

I deducted it on my taxes. There was a solar powered led battery installed inside the tube, so it provides light at night. I was told this qualifies for the federal tax deduction. Great idea, it never crossed my mind to try for a deduction. Mine has no LED so probably it’s ineligible. If I ever ins...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)
Replies: 159
Views: 10367

Re: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)

stoptothink wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:04 pm Why would you care about someone you'll likely never even speak to stereotyping you?
I’d be more worried about carjacking as it would attract unwanted attention. People in my area have been killed.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Treadmill recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 2449

Re: Treadmill recommendations

We bought a Sole F63 treadmill on the recommendation of a relative who’s had hers for ten years. We bought ours in November 2018 from Dick’s Sporting Goods, online. I paid $850 and got free shipping. I hauled it down into our basement myself, with help from two nephews, then I assembled it myself. I...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PSA: switch to LED light bulbs and save hundreds per year
Replies: 171
Views: 11648

Re: PSA: switch to LED light bulbs and save hundreds per year

I have a friend who put solar tubes all over their top floor. These take sunlight from the roof and project them into the rooms in a way that looks like lamps. They're truly 0 watts (but they only work during the day.) I initially thought you were talking about those. I put a Solatube in the ceilin...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)
Replies: 159
Views: 10367

Re: At what networth is okay to splurge on a 200k car ? (Tesla roadster)

You can afford any car when your net worth increases or decreases by that amount on an average market day. It’s the livesoft rule.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour — Whiskey Part 1
After an absence of eleven years the Theme Time Radio Hour returns!
https://medium.com/@fredbals/bob-dylans ... e401e36a18

https://bobdylan.lnk.to/ThemeTimeRadioHour
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5808
Views: 1383933

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Bad Sleep Well (1960, Japan), Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshita Shimura, directed by Akira Kurosawa A film noir where a vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. Mifune and Kurosawa are both film legends. I’d have...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: OLD papers [How do I dispose of old papers?]
Replies: 53
Views: 3961

Re: OLD papers

Bury them underground. They will either rapidly decay or only be found after everyone’s dead.
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

iceport wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:02 pm I immediately welcomed the new versions enthusiastically, almost without exception.
I did too. He knows how to touch the heart.
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

I believe the album doesn't release until November? Called Tea for the Tillerman 2? I can't find it on either Spotify or YTMusic. Amazon lists the album and says you can stream it free, but I can't get it to work for me. Yes, it’s called Tea for the Tillerman 2 , and it’s available right now for st...
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Sous le ciel de Paris — Juliette Gréco (R.I.P. 09/23/2020)
https://youtu.be/3MtkiiF6YMo
by Nicolas
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

Re: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)

The world is changing and not much you can do about it. As someone once
said
“Your old road is rapidly agin’”.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums (which is a must buy?)
Replies: 49
Views: 3918

Re: New Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums

IBTL! tic tic tic... Not really. Actionable as in.. Which of these new "top 500" should I go out and purchase as a priority? Buy apple music or spotify. I can't imagine buying individual albums anymore when each one pays for a month of unlimited streaming. +1. I finally subscribed to Apple Music th...
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Big Mama Thornton with the MUDDY WATERS Blues Band - 1966 — Big Mama Thornton & Muddy Waters

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton: A sincere blues singer through and through, and with the Muddy Waters band, a sheer delight. And could she belt them out. Her style influenced Elvis & Janis.
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: I am looking for a crypto-broker! Where do you buy your bitcoin/etherum/etc?
Replies: 25
Views: 1945

Re: I am looking for a crypto-broker! Where do you buy your bitcoin/etherum/etc?

The first-ever crypto ETF has been approved for listing on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX). An alternative to investing directly in crypto-currency: The Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-sec-registered-fund-manager-150707828.html I think this is at least the thi...
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5808
Views: 1383933

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (2019) A heartwarming story of a Malawian family triumphing over adversity. It’s a good film, it made me value my first-world advantages and comfort, however briefly. Note: most films are about triumphing over adversity. It’s a true story and they showed the real peopl...
by Nicolas
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: I am looking for a crypto-broker! Where do you buy your bitcoin/etherum/etc?
Replies: 25
Views: 1945

Re: I am looking for a crypto-broker! Where do you buy your bitcoin/etherum/etc?

The first-ever crypto ETF has been approved for listing on the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).

An alternative to investing directly in crypto-currency: The Hashdex Nasdaq Crypto Index ETF https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nasdaq-s ... 07828.html
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4606
Views: 1281138

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Worst Journey in the World - Aspard Cherry-Garard This is the author's first-hand account of the 1910-1913 Scott Antarctic expedition. The author wrote this book as a way of dealing with his PTSD - his suffering from this expedition emotionally and physically devastated him the remainder of his...
by Nicolas
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is anyone waiting until after the election?
Replies: 164
Views: 14841

Re: Is anyone waiting until after the election?

I have some new cash (about 6% of total portfolio) and I'm curious whether anyone else is waiting until after the US election in 45 days? Let me see if I can ask this without getting in trouble... The stock markets are open usually 5 days a week. What date(s) are you considering as "the US election...
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Is anyone waiting until after the election?
Replies: 164
Views: 14841

Re: Is anyone waiting until after the election?

No matter who wins it will go up. The reason is relief, the market hates uncertainty.
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Trader Joe's Fans - good value?
Replies: 160
Views: 26252

Re: Trader Joe's Fans - good value?

I used to buy the two buck chuck based solely on price. After awhile I came to realize it was undrinkable.
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Answering Survey Questions Regarding Income
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Answering Survey Questions Regarding Income

I am inundated with surveys. I can’t make a move involving money without a survey coming back to me. I ignore them.
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Wondering why Value funds have done so poorly?
Replies: 28
Views: 3426

Re: Wondering why Value funds have done so poorly?

Taylor Larimore wrote: Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:48 pm The answer to the underperformance of sector/factor funds is easy: Simply own a low-cost, tax-efficient, very diversified, broad market index fund like the S&P 500 or Total Stock Market. You will never worry about underperformance again.
Well said!
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5808
Views: 1383933

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Tengoku to Jigoku (High and Low, or Heaven and Hell) 1963 - Directed by Akira Kurosawa, stars include Toshiro Mifune and the incandescent Kyoko Kagawa. An excellent detective thriller that begins when a wealthy executive's son is targeted for kidnap. I highly recommend this classic. As for Mifune’s...
by Nicolas
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Hamelin Plays Eckhardt-Gramatté - Marc-André Hamelin
The six piano sonatas of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté (1899-1974).
by Nicolas
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

Brothers In Arms — Dire Straits
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pretending to enjoy sports for business/social reasons
Replies: 83
Views: 4767

Re: Pretending to enjoy sports for business/social reasons

No interest in sports and never pretended any. I went to a kid’s birthday party once in a different city/state and one of the fathers came up and apologized to me. I said for what? He explained that his football team had just defeated mine.
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?

3. until you experience it, you have no idea of the world of psychological pain that is caused by a long bear market - each quarter you have less than the previous quarter, except then you have the quarter where the market recovers, only to plunge even further the quarter after. It seems to be endl...
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this guy trying to scam me on a car I'm selling?
Replies: 172
Views: 13750

Re: Is this guy trying to scam me on a car I'm selling?

renter wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:17 pm Next time consider answering bizarre emails from scammy buyers in the style of the Munchkin Man.
Munchkin Man — He is sadly missed!
by Nicolas
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 929
Views: 56039

Re: What are you listening to now

The Ultimate Guitar Collection — Julian Bream, two and a half hours of sweet classical guitar. I’d never heard of Mr. Bream before, he’s good. (R.I.P. 8/14/2020).
https://youtu.be/PehGjl3xDbw

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/14/arts ... ticleShare
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Suggestions on how to spend $300 work exercise equipment credit
Replies: 16
Views: 1263

Re: Suggestions on how to spend $300 work exercise equipment credit

I like heavy metal discs. You pick them up and put them down. That's kind of awkward though so you better get a barbell to mount them on. It's easier to move that setup than an elliptical. +1, the problem is they’re the very devil to get ahold of right now as everyone wants them. I have an Olympic ...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anybody else enjoy sitting around and doing little in retirement?
Replies: 106
Views: 14479

Re: Anybody else enjoy sitting around and doing little in retirement?

I’m enjoying it immensely. I sleep as long as I like, then sit around all morning reading and sipping coffee. I do some light household chores in the PM, and at night I read more and watch TV, usually news and old movies, no network TV. I listen to music too. Except for the chores I haven’t worked a...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?

The lesson I learned then was to not chase performance. I’m still struggling with that desire even though I don’t need the money. So you're not going all in on Ford and GE? :mrgreen: My recent temptations have been the ARK ETFs which, thanks to Bogleheads, I was recently made aware of. I have resis...
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?
Replies: 22
Views: 2214

Re: any lessons to remember from dot com bubble?

The lesson I learned then was to not chase performance. I’m still struggling with that desire even though I don’t need the money.
by Nicolas
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iMac - wait or buy now, if so which one?
Replies: 60
Views: 4080

Re: iMac - wait or buy now, if so which one?

If you decide for the iMac you should shop Apple’s refurbished offerings on Apple.com. That’s how we bought ours, we saved some bucks by so doing. Ours was listed on the website as having 8GB of RAM but when I fired it up I found it actually had 16! :D It was in perfect shape, it seemed to me to be ...