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by Bylo Selhi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Flight Delay in Europe
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

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: 1639

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: 1639

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: 1550
Views: 163910

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: 21
Views: 3922

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: 405

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: 21
Views: 3922

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: 4964

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: 405

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: 4964

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: 405

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: 21
Views: 3922

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: 2905

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: 2905

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: 734

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...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Travelling through the EU?
Replies: 21
Views: 1744

Re: Travelling through the EU?

If you are connecting through Frankfurt or Munich, two hours is plenty of time Even one hour is plenty of time, both for you and your luggage to make the connection. I've done it several times. There is nevertheless one issue: What if your overseas flight is late? If your two (or more) segments are...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

Dave55 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:09 am
He is in my top 5 favorite author's list.
He's also one of the dozen or so people on my top-5 author's list ;)
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Google sheets not pulling stock prices
Replies: 117
Views: 16736

Re: Google sheets not pulling stock prices

pascalwager wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 pm
I went to Google Sheets, Help, Report a Problem and informed them that it's not working for VTIAX.
This has been an intermittent issue for at least a year now. See e.g. https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/76403135. It's always been resolved within a few days.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2019 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WAIT LIST IS AVAILABLE.
Replies: 116
Views: 22676

Re: 2019 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT

They didn't forget, as I had notified them of the discrepancy. There were some problems and they decided to leave the 2018 site link alone. In any case, I'll see you in October. Looking forward to seeing all y'alls. We can't find out where that PayPal link came from or how to get rid of it. We also...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2019 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WAIT LIST IS AVAILABLE.
Replies: 116
Views: 22676

Re: 2019 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN ANNOUNCEMENT

After registering and paying via Paypal, I was taken to a webpage with the schedule info for Bogleheads 2018 (Oct 3-5), but I hope I am actually registered for 2019, is that correct? It says, "on October 3 - 5, 20 18 ." Those are the dates from last year. Presumably someone forgot to update for 201...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

michaeljc70 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:01 pm
It might be nice if the quoting told us what show was being talked about :D .
To solve that mystery one must be a true detective ;)
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243793

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

bowtie wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:36 am
Sort of a tiny detail...
There are people who watch out for these sorts of discrepancies. IMDB even has a Goofs section that collects them.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243793

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Re Free Solo if you want to watch it solo and for free, Alex did a TED Talk that's available here:
How I climbed a 3,000-foot vertical cliff -- without ropes.

It's only 12 minutes long so it won't be as detailed as the full movie but it's breathtaking nonetheless.
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 909
Views: 169701

Re: Boglehead Beer

Erdinger, Franziskaner. And if you're driving or working, their alkoholfrei variants are pretty decent too.
by Bylo Selhi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Boglehead Beer
Replies: 909
Views: 169701

Re: Boglehead Beer

alter wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Take the 500 best beers and pour them all together in a barrel and drink that.
How hard is it to drink that stuff with tongue planted firmly in cheek?
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 57112

Re: John Bogle has died at age 89

Jack Bogle may not have died a billionaire like many of his industry peers. But unlike them he'll be remembered by the millions who got a "fair shake" through Vanguard as well as by the thousands of beneficiaries of his philanthropies. He died a richer person leaving a more enduring legacy than any ...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: John Bogle has died at age 89
Replies: 856
Views: 57112

Re: John Bogle is dead at 89

A sad day. Jack was such a great inspiration to us all.
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

Try the British version of House Of Cards. That was terrific. Although now dated I still like it much better than the US version. Ian Richardson's delivery of his tagline, "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." is priceless. The Handmaid's Tale , on hulu. It took a few episo...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: LED light bulbs
Replies: 130
Views: 17064

Re: LED light bulbs

EcoSmart LED bulbs have a 50% failure rate at 2 years. That seems brand-specific. I have LEDs that have been used daily for several years. I even have a very early LED outside that's been on continuously 24x7x365x~10 in all weather that still works, although it's now significantly dimmer than new. ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

I just finished the first season of Fargo and will continue watching. It's a great show! Billy Bob Thornton's performance is fantastic. Each season of Fargo is based on a different premise and story. Unfortunately Billy Bob Thornton doesn't appear in seasons 2 and 3. And IMO those seasons are much ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function
Replies: 120
Views: 29537

Re: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function

btw - I've reported this to Google numerous times but they never respond. So sad. You get what you pay for ;) Many other people who have reported this and related bugs in Google's buganizer-system are complaining about the same thing and/or responses that pass the buck to other Google departments. ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

The last half of the final episode showed for a moment some semblance of potential for redeeming the season, but ended disappointingly as well. Couldn't agree more on all counts. For some reason I had thought there were 10 episodes to the season. When episode 8 ended I couldn't understand why I cou...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243793

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I can't remember where I read this, but apparently Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) - IMDb is one of Jack Bogle's favorite movies. This would have been at least a decade ago so it was before Barclays sold iShares to, ahem, BlackRock. I don't know if that has had any effect on Jack's opinion of the movie...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

^^^ No question - Breaking Bad. +1 Far better than Ozark (or anything else for that matter.) I was originally intimidated by how many seasons it is, but so many people have recommended it that I guess I have to try it. See you in a couple years.. :D It's only about 60 episodes. Traditional TV shows...
by Bylo Selhi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4787
Views: 1243793

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Just saw Free Solo, the documentary of Alex Honnold free soloing El Capitan. Easily one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and probably the greatest athletic achievement of all time. Here's a link to the Ted Talk he did. It's only about 12 min long but still manages to convey the magnitude o...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function
Replies: 120
Views: 29537

Re: Replacement for Google Finance price quote function

This stopped working for FZROX (fidelity's 0 ER fund). I previously posted this on a couple other related threads. This info may be helpful: Here's Google's new documentation/help for their GOOGLEFINANCE function. This may help explain why some exchanges and security symbols are no longer recognize...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 289
Views: 60289

Re: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]

Here's Google's new documentation/help for their GOOGLEFINANCE function. This may help explain why some exchanges and security symbols are no longer recognized. It also provides a nice summary of all the security attributes that this function can report.
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Google sheets not pulling stock prices
Replies: 117
Views: 16736

Re: Google sheets not pulling stock prices

Here's Google's new documentation/help for their GOOGLEFINANCE function. This may help explain why some exchanges and security symbols are no longer recognized. It also provides a nice summary of all the security attributes that this function can report.
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

Currently watching "Yes, Minister" ... 1982, but my local PBS airs it and I haven't watched it before. It's brilliant. As is the subsequent, "Yes, Prime Minister." And if you like "House of Cards" check out the original, British version from 1990. Arguably better than the current US version. House ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

Sons of Anarchy. Watched the first two episodes, then stopped... I couldn't see how this plot is going for 7 seasons. The same could be said for Breaking Bad . And yet... SOA has many similarities with BB. It takes a few episodes to get into the plot and character development. Admittedly Ron Perlma...
by Bylo Selhi
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-US Investing
Topic: Canadian Vanguard Equivalents
Replies: 5
Views: 2932

Re: Canadian Vanguard Equivalents

Ok so what brokerage firm can a Canadian citizen and Canadian resident open in Canada to obtain something like a fidelity or vanguard or Schwab S&P500 index fund? None. Canadians aren't allowed to invest in US-domiciled mutual funds. Our only option is ETFs. Some history, if you're so inclined: Buy...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?

Theseus wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:06 am
So you just rent a bicycle and take it up with you in the train? Are you allowed to take the bike on the train?
Generally yes. See Your bicycle on the train. Some buses in areas that are popular with cyclists even have trailers for carrying bikes.
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?

Actually it's more of a Germany than Austria. It is a hotel to hotel hike with luggage transfer. I am doing Salzalpensteig trail starting at Lake Chiemesee. Below is the itinerary. Prien Bernau Marquartstein Reit im Winkl Rudolphing Inzell Bad Reichenhall Schonau That's a beautiful area to be sure....
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 1441

Re: 8 days in Poland - suggestions?

I have 8 days in Poland in the first week of October. This is right after my 8 day hike in Austria If you're into hiking, especially in the mountains, I'd suggest splitting your visit between Krakow and a few days in Zakopane in the Tatras. There's both bus and train service between the two out of ...
by Bylo Selhi
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Google sheets not pulling stock prices
Replies: 117
Views: 16736

Re: Google sheets not pulling stock prices

My portfolio spreadsheet uses googlefinance() to pull stock prices, but for some reason it's now showing BND as Purpose Tactical Inv Grade Bond ETF, which is actually BND-T. Very frustrating. Anyone else seeing this? Have you experimented with Morningstar using the IMPORTXML function as @walletless...
by Bylo Selhi
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 1550
Views: 163910

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

Killing Eve on BBC America. Stars Sandra Oh from Gray's Anatomy as a Brit spy. It is based on the Villanelle novels by Luke Jennings. Villanelle (pun?) is played by Jodie Comer. Season 1 just ended. Season 2 has been ordered. Lots of violence, bad language, and surprises. +1 Superb acting by both O...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Reading glasses for driving
Replies: 11
Views: 1587

Re: Reading glasses for driving

I would just get progressive lenses. You would just have a very mild nearsighted prescription in them along with your farsighted prescription. Eye exams are cheap and can be obtained easily at big box stores. Get your prescription glasses online to save money (should be less than $50). I might get ...
by Bylo Selhi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking Coast-to-Coast
Replies: 86
Views: 7876

Re: Walking Coast-to-Coast

I just returned last week from a Coast-to-Coast walk, Pacific to the Atlantic. I succeeded and survived. Wow! And congratulations! I just completed a somewhat shorter coast-to-coast walk in June, Alfred Wainwright's classic Coast to Coast across England. That was a rather grueling ~200 miles over a...
by Bylo Selhi
Sun May 27, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 276
Views: 245370

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Note that it's not necessary to use hexadecimal RGB specifications to set colors. You can also use a more convenient form--the color's name, e.g. [color=blue]Color Blue[/color] [color=red]Color Red[/color] [color=green]Color Green[/color] [color=yellow]Color Yellow[/color] [color=orange]Color Orange...