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by pondering
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for recommendations on a cordless electric mower
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Looking for recommendations on a cordless electric mower

Thanks for the update.

I'm trying to figure out how these things do on slopes and if the 40 or 80V models matter.
by pondering
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for recommendations on a cordless electric mower
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Looking for recommendations on a cordless electric mower

Do you have a update after a couple of years?
by pondering
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you pay $120 for a 5 year dishwasher warranty?
Replies: 61
Views: 2644

Re: Would you pay $120 for a 5 year dishwasher warranty?

I'll probably buy 5-10 more appliances in my lifetime. I'm still learning.
by pondering
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you pay $120 for a 5 year dishwasher warranty?
Replies: 61
Views: 2644

Would you pay $120 for a 5 year dishwasher warranty?

I bought this dishwasher today:

https://www.whirlpool.com/kitchen/dishw ... 0pahz.html

and decided to buy the 5 year warranty for $120

Any thoughts?
by pondering
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Walking Coast-to-Coast
Replies: 86
Views: 6571

Re: Walking Coast-to-Coast

Glad you made the journey.
by pondering
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I take a $60k paycut to work 4days/week
Replies: 58
Views: 5206

Re: Should I take a $60k paycut to work 4days/week

Do you expect your future income to beat the rate of inflation?
by pondering
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I take a $60k paycut to work 4days/week
Replies: 58
Views: 5206

Re: Should I take a $60k paycut to work 4days/week

Can I ask what your goals are short and long term?
by pondering
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Checkbook balancing software?
Replies: 31
Views: 1649

Re: Checkbook balancing software?

Nice to read the thoughtful suggestions in this thread.
by pondering
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Too much Bogleheads.org?
Replies: 90
Views: 13549

Re: Too much Bogleheads.org?

If you don’t pay attention to the moderators they can remove you for essentially not paying attention to the moderators.

If you stick to the topics you mentioned you will be fine.
by pondering
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Online backup service for a few TB's of data and a 2nd computer with a small amount of data
Replies: 50
Views: 2057

Re: Online backup service for a few TB's of data and a 2nd computer with a small amount of data

Dropbox is my main backup right now. My photos go mainly to google photos and amazon prime photos I’m past a terabyte of photos, so only the last few years go to Dropbox. I’ll be watching videos to figure out where best to store them since they are metered on my photo storage. What other that photos...
by pondering
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Getting Facebook Messages from a Scammer - need ideas
Replies: 12
Views: 1330

Re: Getting Facebook Messages from a Scammer - need ideas

Facebook sometimes blocks/removes people and sometimes it doesn’t
by pondering
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Amazon Prime worth it?
Replies: 146
Views: 14507

Re: Is Amazon Prime worth it?

What amazes me about the whole situation is that I've been a customer since 2003, and I was told they couldn't do anything about it.
by pondering
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is Amazon Prime worth it?
Replies: 146
Views: 14507

Re: Is Amazon Prime worth it?

Aditi: I have checked and confirmed that, we have been charging you for $13.77 for Prime Paid Monthly.

That works out to 165.24 a year!
by pondering
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SleepScore App
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: SleepScore App

I’ve found that if I might charlie horse not having any blanket is a big benefit.

My charlie horses seem to happen after a run, either from dehydration or a salt imbalance.

Meditation seems to get me back asleep more times than not.
by pondering
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SleepScore App
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: SleepScore App

Has any tried a third party analysis of the data collected?
by pondering
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Death - Prediction
Replies: 63
Views: 3964

Re: Death - Prediction

B4Xt3r wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:23 am
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/mortality/lewk3.htm

Using the above data, I project a year of death + standard deviation. I have no reason to believe I won't be similar to the average.
Great link, thanks
by pondering
Sun May 27, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Computer RAM Prices
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

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: 1332

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: 12389

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: 59
Views: 5096

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: 4824

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: 4824

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: 5489

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: 3134

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: 3134

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: 3985

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: 3399

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: 6857

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: 1198

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: 3803

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: 338
Views: 25125

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: 136
Views: 12349

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: 1289

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: 136
Views: 12349

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: 2963

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: 24557

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: 24557

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: 4789

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: 4789

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: 100
Views: 16530

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: 287
Views: 47412

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: 4789

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: 1490

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: 2075

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: 1490

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: 1490

Re: Best Bluetooth speaker Phone

I’m not sure what you mean by both ways