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by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password
Replies: 111
Views: 15486

Re: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password

TheDDC wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:19 pm
“100% Canadian” yeah so is Molson...
Actually 50% watered down with Coors for the past 15 years.
don’t make it a good beer though.
We can agree on that.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password
Replies: 111
Views: 15486

Re: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password

firebirdparts wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm
I am amazed that anybody would run a ponzi scheme that size.
Well Bernie Madoff with an even larger amount using his Ponzi scheme.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password
Replies: 111
Views: 15486

Re: Crypto Exchange goes bankrupt after owner dies with only password

Crypto exchange Quadriga was a fraud and founder was running Ponzi scheme, OSC report finds The Quadriga cryptocurrency exchange that saw millions of dollars disappear just as its founder died was a "fraud" and Ponzi scheme, according to the Ontario Securities Commission. The regulator said Thursda...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat May 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

LadyGeek wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Handbags can be discussed here: High end purses (2014)
Thanks. From reading that thread it would seem they don't elicit the same amount of passion by Bogleheads as wrist watches. Who knew?

Now back to regularly-scheduled programming...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat May 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

corn18 wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 1:29 pm
What's a handbag?
Something those of the female persuasion have been known to wear on their arm.

See e.g. https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/womens-han ... eHighToLow
by Bylo Selhi
Sat May 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Where's the "Best handbag for around $5,000?" thread? :twisted:
by Bylo Selhi
Sun May 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5566
Views: 1361421

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

As for Daniel Craig, my brain couldn't process his accent. I still think of him as 007. To continue that thought and process you should consider watching Logan Lucky, mentioned previously a few times. It will help see Daniel Craig in a new light. Excellent and fun original movie. Logan Lucky , free...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri May 08, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jack Bogle....The Legacy Less Traveled.
Replies: 19
Views: 3298

Re: Jack Bogle....The Legacy Less Traveled.

Jack Bogle’s Life and Legacy, the Legacy Less Traveled Thank you for posting this wonderful tribute. Well said! The most important things in life and in business can’t be measured. The trite bromide 'If you can measure it, you can manage it' has been a hindrance in the building of a great real-worl...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Do you not carry a cell phone? I do. But not everywhere I go 24x7. Moreover I have to pull a smartphone out of my pocket, touch a finger on the reader and then wait for it to display the time. With a watch I just glance at my wrist. I'll let you decide which is easier and more convenient. P.S. I ha...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

I am not sure why is hard to understand for some people that aesthetics and form is very important and a completely different topic than functionality. I'm not sure why it's so hard for some people to understand that function is more important than form in a utilitarian object, be it a time piece o...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

Those people would be best equipped to understand the discussions here. But it doesn't seem to be the case. In my opinion a 50$ watch is a downgrade from no watch. No point in wearing it. Why would I put on my wrist an ugly chunk of rubber, plastic and cheap low quality metals? It provides no funct...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

unfortunately don't have AMAZON streaming service It's free for the first 30 days, then $9 per month, cancel any time. Subscribe long enough to watch all three seasons, then cancel. There's no need to subscribe annually. Same principle applies to other series and other streaming services, e.g. Netf...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 935
Views: 176078

Re: Boglehead Beer

whodidntante wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:13 pm
Bylo Selhi wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:10 am
Their alkoholfrei variants are pretty decent too.
That's German for pointless. :beer
As in driving home without getting any points--or killing anyone?
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 10041

Re: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey

index2max wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:48 am
Does anyone on the forum know which group of people are in charge of scheduling and hosting the upcoming Boglehead conference? Or should I be contacting someone on a different website?
The John C. Bogle Center for Financial Literacy • Board of Directors
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Heads up: Ozark Season 3 starts March 27th. Thanks for the heads-up. I'll have to find the last episode from the previous season in order to refresh my geriatric memory. I don't think this has been mentioned yet, but Neil is back. Cosmos: Possible Worlds Following the wildly successful "Cosmos: A S...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Understanding Bond ETF Discounts
Replies: 65
Views: 4361

Re: Understanding Bond ETF Discounts

Thanks Rick. Vanguard provides a 90 second explanation on YouTube Bond ETF discounts: What they are and why they happen ["AP" means authorized participant]

P.S. There are several other short videos on Vanguard's YouTube channel that relate to the current market.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Rake , on Netflix. I watched a few episodes, then stopped. There's absolutely nothing wrong, it just didn't hold my interest. The original Australian version or the US copy cat? If the latter you're not missing anything. [I acknowledge that Richard Roxburgh in the OZ version may not be to everyone'...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Two ETF milestones for Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Two ETF milestones for Canada

The second I’d classify as a dubious distinction, not a milestone. Milestones don't have to be improvements. They're just distinctive changes. No doubt that 2. isn't a positive development. That would be like cheering because there are now more scratch-and-win lotteries in Canada than there are cas...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Two ETF milestones for Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Two ETF milestones for Canada

1. The $6 trillion ETF revolution began 30 years ago in Toronto Thirty years ago on March 9, a small group of bankers and stock exchange employees listed the world’s first exchange-traded fund in Canada’s financial capital — three years before America’s first and more famous equivalent made its debu...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 10041

Re: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey

VictoriaF wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:45 am
If we reach a new high this year...
Would that be a Black Swan event? ;)
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

watchnerd wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:12 pm
You had $100 as a teenager in 1968?
Nothing unusual about that. I had a summer job and I worked part-time during the school year.

I'd also bought a Honeywell/Pentax Spotmatic camera the summer before for something like $200 (now worth maybe $50 in today's money.)
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

I bought a Rolex Submariner for $250 in the 1970s I was offered $9k from a dealer, I have seen my same watch for sale for $15k it but since I don't need the money I have it to enjoy. I used to use it all the time when I went scuba diving but now not so much. Another anecdotal data point: I bought a...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

You can't wear a gold coin (well you could, but no one does) :wink: "You can't" and "No one"? Really? ;) Many people do wear a gold coin or bullion bar on a [usually gold] chain around their necks, e.g. 10 Dollar Indian Head Gold Coin Necklace and PAMP Rosa 5g .999 Fine Gold Bar Necklace (But I do ...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

A $5000 watch is as useless as gold coins. A mid-range watch is only worth what another collector will pay for it. That worth fluctuates with changing fashion, demographics, etc. In that sense it's no different than a piece of fine jewelry. The very wide bid/ask spreads on mid-range watches reflect...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

1. In dim light, I can't just glance down at my Garmin and read the time... 2. It requires charging every 2-4 days... Sorry for the digression... I have an Amazfit Bip . It sells for $80 or less. It has all the usual smart watch features including a smartphone app. Unlike other smartwatches that ru...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Better Call Saul. The first episode of the penultimate season "aired" last night. The second "airs" tonight. One of the best shows on TV.

[As for seasons starting slow, this series started really slow. We're now into season 5 and finally the star becomes "Saul Goodman."]
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

The expensive watch market is a lot like the stock market, hard to predict. Although it does follow the business cycle fairly closely. In good times, there is a lot of buying and in bad times there is not. Just like the stock market, where are we in the cycle? I appreciate that. But I'm talking abo...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best watch for around $5,000? [Archived]
Replies: 1479
Views: 324044

Re: Best watch for around $5,000?

I have a question for those who buy high end watches as an investment: Increasing numbers of younger people don't wear wrist watches. Instead they're using their phones and smartwatches/fitness bands to get the time. What impact do you think this trend will have on the future resale values of high-e...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

You might want to check out an episode of Rake on Netflix. Lead character is very similar to Jimmy and they seem to have the same "solar powered" moral compass that seems to run out of power after dark. :D Agreed. But make sure it's the original Australian version starring Richard Roxburgh -- not t...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 10041

Re: 2020 Bogleheads Conference and Survey

I haven't heard this. Not to be difficult, but where did you hear half are first time attendees? From a show of hands at the Bogleheads Conference. This question is asked to the audience every year. The amount varies, but about half of them raise their hands to say "I'm here for the first time." I'...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

stoptothink wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:05 am
"Don't F* With Cats" on Netflix. O.M.G. One of the most disturbing stories I've ever heard.
Didn't realize this was about Luka Magnotta. "Disturbing" doesn't quite do this monster justice.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5566
Views: 1361421

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

goblue100 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:06 am
:thumbsup Agreed. It's the type of movie that doesn't get made much anymore. There were no car crashes or super heroes. Just great acting and witty dialog.
Not to mention Daniel Craig's [feeble attempt at a] "Kentucky" accent ;)
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 309
Views: 272655

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Incidentally, the equivalent Add-on for Firefox is Link Text and Location Copier. It works a bit differently in that you use the context menu (right-click) to select the formatting.
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5566
Views: 1361421

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
Too old? Nope. Too new :!: :!: :!:

Nothing by Chaplin :?: :?: :?:
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Flight Delay in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Re: Flight Delay in Europe

Bylo, that "EU air passenger rights" quote is correct as far as it goes, but there are additional (possibly rare) additions. For example, we have flown Norwegian Air Shuttle several times. Norwegian Air is an airline based in Norway, which is not in the EU. Should I assume that they are not "an EU ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Flight Delay in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Re: Flight Delay in Europe

I read link to the regulation. Maybe I could pursue it. What if the flight is a missed connection? Wherein your departure time is not delayed. First flight is delayed and you missed the subsequent flight. Now booked on another flight the next day due to your first flight being delayed and thus miss...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Flight Delay in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1886

Re: Flight Delay in Europe

yes and I believe I heard this on Clark Howard. But remember, it only applies if a delay occurs from Europe to the U.S., not from the U.S. to Europe. I believe it does apply to flight delays from the US to Europe if you are flying a European carrier. Somebody correct me if I am mistaken. From the h...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1953
Views: 212065

Re: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan season 2, episode 3 at about 24:40 in, has a "stock tip" from the series hero that our own hero would have approved of (notwithstanding the profanity.)
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes
Replies: 25
Views: 5531

Re: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes

Any discussion about location of the 2020 conference? Yes, but we are waiting for permission to post upcoming conference information using a "Bogle Center" name and avatar rather than using our individual names as in the past. Rick Ferri Also I just got an email survey about 2019 Bogleheads. One of...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging

And now it’s charging. I’ve no clue. Thanks to those who tried to help. Good to hear. Is it possible the power plug fits loosely into the socket in the Ideapad? That could explain why it sometimes charges and sometimes doesn't. So could a loose connection or bad solder joint in the power circuitry ...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes
Replies: 25
Views: 5531

Re: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes

You missed two of the new board members, bylo (Mike Nolan, Jack's last assistant and Ben Holland). I think you meant @dodecahedron ;) We only had a chance to chat briefly so let me thank you now for your yeoman's work in making the Bogleheads conference another success. All the best in your "retire...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel hacking international flights
Replies: 50
Views: 5620

Re: Travel hacking international flights

Talk to forum member VictoriaF before committing to Condor. If I recall, they did not do well by her. Hmmm... I spoke with her a couple weeks ago at the Bogleheads conference but the subject never came up ;) FWIW I flew on Condor this summer, coming back from Frankfurt on the morning that Thomas Co...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging

Model # 81D1003TUS. That's an IdeaPad 330. Page 8 of the User Guide has a chart that shows the Battery status indicator. What indication are you seeing? @02nz is correct. This may be a conservation mode issue. Go to Lenovo Vantage -> Device -> My device settings -> Power and see if Conservation mod...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travel hacking international flights
Replies: 50
Views: 5620

Re: Travel hacking international flights

Preferably with Lufthansa which flies directly between Denver and Frankfurt. Have you considered Condor? Flights from Denver to Frankfurt . Condor has a big presence at FRA with many direct flights to North America, including Denver. Condor used to be owned by LH who ran it as their budget division...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Lenovo Ideapad Laptop not charging

1. What's the model number?
2. What type of charger does it use? (I can probably determine that from the answer to 1.)
3. Do you have access to a spare charger that you can use to rule out a faulty charger?
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes
Replies: 25
Views: 5531

Re: 2019 Bogleheads Conference Notes

First of all, a hearty thank you to the wonderful team of volunteers who did all the organizational advance work to make this excellent event come together once again, an informative, inspiring, and uplifting gathering of kindred spirits. This was my third BH conference, but of course, my first wit...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bogle on Mutual Funds" A Gem
Replies: 23
Views: 4156

Re: "Bogle on Mutual Funds" A Gem

Somehow I overlooked these two gems: "Over the long term, surprises, while they occur in all types of stocks, are less likely among the large blue-chip issues." "I believe the all-encompassing Wilshire 5000 Index should be the prefered indexing standard." I find them a bit incongruent as I would ex...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Bogle on Mutual Funds" A Gem
Replies: 23
Views: 4156

Re: "Bogle on Mutual Funds" A Gem

Thank you Taylor for posting those snippets. They're as important today as they were when Jack originally wrote them. I recall buying the paperback edition of the book at Sea-Tac airport around 1994 and reading it on the flight home. As I'm sure it did for many others, it opened my eyes about invest...
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: [Chase forgives all credit card debt for Canadian customers]
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: [Chase forgives all credit card debt for Canadian customers]

Apparently they're getting out of the CC biz in Canada. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/09/chase-bank-canada-forgives-all-credit-card-debt-customers/1964419001/ To be clear, they shut down their Canadian credit cards in March 2018. The vast majority of customers [including me] had long...