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by pondering
Sun May 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer RAM Prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Computer RAM Prices

This is an interesting article about amazon's offerings:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/14/aws-n ... of-memory/
by pondering
Sat May 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer RAM Prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Computer RAM Prices

I thought the 100,000+ computer purchases were of low to mid range specs
by pondering
Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Re: done with Gmail
Replies: 114
Views: 11436

Re: done with Gmail

The problem is that google’s customers, the advertisers, don’t care about small problems with the service, in this case the SLA for users with locked mailboxes.
by pondering
Thu May 24, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I've never budgeted sucessfully
Replies: 52
Views: 3690

Re: I've never budgeted sucessfully

How much would it cost to outsource the process?
by pondering
Wed May 23, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $500 Windows Laptop
Replies: 43
Views: 4484

Re: $500 Windows Laptop

My photos are grouped by EXIF date and subject. I’m still trying to decide if I should store video with the photos or in their own date tree The folders are then stored by month, the months are stored by year and the years are combined into decades. The specific tree I used for yesterday’s photos wa...
by pondering
Wed May 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: $500 Windows Laptop
Replies: 43
Views: 4484

Re: $500 Windows Laptop

I started the thread because I was trying to decide between a Windows laptop and a phone. I wound up getting a phone at the time. Now I’m trying to improve my in house portable options. My WiFi network is vastly improved with Google Wifi, and I use Dropbox as my main file storage area. I haven’t bee...
by pondering
Sat May 19, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Finance a $28,000 house for Brother?
Replies: 73
Views: 5209

Re: Finance a $28,000 house for Brother?

Be prepared to write off the whole thing. While you have ownership get sufficient insurance coverage for you not him.
by pondering
Sat May 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How can I keep track of my monthly spendings?
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

Re: How can I keep track of my monthly spendings?

are you planning to migrate to github?
by pondering
Fri May 11, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How can I keep track of my monthly spendings?
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

Re: How can I keep track of my monthly spendings?

Does anyone ever engage a 3rd party to review the expenses?
by pondering
Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Patient paid amount" for month of death in nursing home?
Replies: 33
Views: 3795

Re: "Patient paid amount" for month of death in nursing home?

I would also say that her room fee should be paid for by her estate. The nursing home seems like they are fishing here.
by pondering
Thu May 10, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer Remote Access
Replies: 29
Views: 3227

Re: Computer Remote Access

You aren't the only one who noticed:

https://www.reddit.com/r/logmein/commen ... s_349_for/
by pondering
Sat May 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What backup service to use?
Replies: 68
Views: 6459

Re: What backup service to use?

A few things:

How is everyone's backup provider doing?

Has everyone done at least on restore this year?
by pondering
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: NYT-AP article on "Financial Therapy"
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: NYT-AP article on "Financial Therapy"

Did anyone ever try this in last 8 or 9 years?
by pondering
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What percentage of you 2017 income can you account for?
Replies: 49
Views: 3592

What percentage of you 2017 income can you account for?

I just finished our taxes. We need to pay an additional 1800 which was less than 2% of our income.

Does anyone produce a report of where all their money goes for a tax year? What categories do you use?
by pondering
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone Deleting Facebook?
Replies: 329
Views: 22715

Re: Anyone Deleting Facebook?

It is hard for these companies not to collect this information unless you want a significantly lower level of service. The average person does not want to pay for online services in cash. There really aren't any large scale alternatives. The one that appears to do the least collecting out of the big...
by pondering
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 126
Views: 10315

Re: What have you baked recently?

This chocolate sour cream bundt cake is also a family favorite https://www.cooksillustrated.com/recipes/1402-chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake Yikes! There's a firewall to the recipe :annoyed Is this the same version? http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/chocolate-sour-cream-bundt-cake-cooks-illustrat...
by pondering
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Creating a medical advice website-liability issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Creating a medical advice website-liability issues

Did this effort ever become a website?

Are there other websites that do the same thing?
by pondering
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 126
Views: 10315

Re: What have you baked recently?

Bacon. At 350 degrees. Folded over.

Image

https://www.dropbox.com/preview/photos/ ... -bacon.jpg
by pondering
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Mobile-friendly version of the bogleheads website
Replies: 8
Views: 2766

Re: Mobile-friendly version of the bogleheads website

One really nice thing about the current layout that I just realized is that if you rotate the screen on your phone, you get the desktop layout back.

It is kinda of sad that it took me so long to figure this out.

It might be nice to have a short video on how people browse the site with a phone.
by pondering
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 20881

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

It would be a nice way to give the many gifted contributors to the board (nominated by others, and reviewed by an administrative group) an increased chance of going to the conference.

It might be nice to give these people positive recognition in other ways as well.
by pondering
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 20881

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Hmmmm....it seems there is a pattern forming. If the conference is sold out every year, need to find a more appropriate venue to increase participation. I'd like to go, and there is no good reason why we shouldn't be able to accommodate. The combined intelligence of the forum is astounding and if w...
by pondering
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

You can find the code for this page here:

https://github.com/sdouglas/excel2wiki

in case you don't want to transmit your data to the internet.

You do need to be running a php web server.

I use the bitnami mediawiki stack for this on my work laptop and desktop at home.
by pondering
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

By the way, the excel2wiki JavaScript greatly simplifies getting tabular text into wiki format.
by pondering
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 98
Views: 14438

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

We are meeting right now.

We are going over the Simba spreadsheet:

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Simba%2 ... preadsheet
by pondering
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: [Yahoo Finance no longer works - Alternatives to download securities quotes]
Replies: 283
Views: 43878

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

If you were trying to back up the webpage I recommend installing an archiver extension
by pondering
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

This bulletin board implemented svg: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=792 Is it worth finding out how they did it, and if it would be applicable here? The underlying source code is as follows: <img src="http://www.microugly.com/images/scraps/smiles.svg" alt="SVG Image" /> The Usage is [s...
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

It would be great to have your fresh feedback.

Has anyone used this on a recorded conference call? Would you listen to a recording as a webinar?
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity and online passwords.
Replies: 31
Views: 1898

Re: Fidelity and online passwords.

For personal accounts it is far more important that you check your statements then worry about your passwords.

Recent phishing attack I saw had an over 10% success rate in being followed to the first step .

Should you worry about these things yes, would it be the only thing I worry about no.
by pondering
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

There are a lot of different mics out there for many purposes. Thanks for your clarification.
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

I’m not sure what you mean by both ways
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?
Replies: 27
Views: 3799

Re: Boglehead-approved personal finance podcasts?

Is there a reliable measure for the size of an audience for a podcast?
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone
Replies: 16
Views: 1403

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

How important is the microphone?
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years
Replies: 93
Views: 9244

Re: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years

Agree on the fact that cash lowers risk (unless inflation is high).

Most investment managers I know evaluate the risks they are taking at least as much as the alpha they are generating.
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

This is a link to an svg table: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oxbx81a4k4vxl73/svg-table.svg?dl=0 This is the svg inline: <?xml version='1.0' standalone='no'?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC '-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN' 'http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/1.1/DTD/svg11.dtd'> <svg width='100%' height='100%' xmlns='http://...
by pondering
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years
Replies: 93
Views: 9244

Re: Looking for an example of a fund which has beat its index for 30 years

I would like to see a fund that has lower risk than its index for 30 years.
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]
Replies: 98
Views: 14438

Re: [Virtual online chapter - Master thread]

For the upcoming meeting's agenda:

Can we try to tie in a virtual group meeting with a recorded session from the 2018 Boglehead conference?
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

A couple of options are described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/698 ... ble-in-svg
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Tables feature
Replies: 27
Views: 4428

Re: Tables feature

Do we allow svg graphics in line?
by pondering
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT
Replies: 109
Views: 20881

Re: 2018 BOGLEHEADS CONFERENCE SOLD OUT

Could we check into the feasibility of broadcasting one or two of the recorded sessions live?

It would be nice if the boglehead chapters created events around the sessions.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 2309

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Thanks again for your help.

I would like to second the suggestion to put the month and day in the topic title.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a housing bubble?
Replies: 71
Views: 8529

Re: Is this a housing bubble?

The most intelligent comment about real estate values was that the market is composed of people who work within 30 minutes of neighborhood.

When the steel mills imploded in the Mon Valley south of Pittsburgh the housing prices also crashed.
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 230
Views: 184638

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

pondering wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am
Test post 2018-03-06

Test quoting
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Please Try Out Test Posts Here
Replies: 230
Views: 184638

Re: Please Try Out Test Posts Here

Test post 2018-03-06
by pondering
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: SERVER OFFLINE March 6, 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update
Replies: 27
Views: 2309

Re: SERVER OFFLINE at 11 AM Eastern [16:00 UTC] for maintenance update

Looking forward to a brief and successful planned downtime.

Thanks for all the effort keeping this place running!
by pondering
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is this a housing bubble?
Replies: 71
Views: 8529

Is this a housing bubble?

I saw this news report: https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/02/ ... price-tag/

and wondered if people think this is a housing bubble or just the normal market?
by pondering
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: PC Guy. Inherited a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro ($500 value). Talk me into/out of keeping it.
Replies: 37
Views: 2728

Re: PC Guy. Inherited a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro ($500 value). Talk me into/out of keeping it.

I think the iPhone 8+ works well as a iPad replacement.

I am more concerned with learning Linux than MacOS

SSDs are remarkable.