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by RooseveltG
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: COVID-19: When is it safe to travel?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

COVID-19: When is it safe to travel?

When would it be safe to travel internationally to second and third world countries? We have a trip planned for August. I think travel will not open up until there is a vaccine or globally available effective treatment for severe cases. Label me the "realist or pessimist." Maybe 18 months to 2 years...
by RooseveltG
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mesh Wifi
Replies: 118
Views: 7350

Re: Mesh Wifi - Wifi 6?

Tech Gurus:

Any thoughts about WiFi 6 mesh networks now? The new Orbis are close to $700 and we have no WiFi 6 devices yet. They are not evening putting that capability in the newest Macs yet.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Words of Wisdom William Bernstein_chat w/Ben Carlson
Replies: 75
Views: 10522

Re: Words of Wisdom William Bernstein_chat w/Ben Carlson

Dr. Bernstein: Enjoyed the interview and appreciate your time and contributions. Regarding Municipal Bonds, are you implying that they a problem only if you need liquidity or do you think they should not be held by investors who will not need to sell them to raise capita? Thanks in advance for any t...
by RooseveltG
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-US Chapters
Topic: Sad News - Paul Globerson has passed
Replies: 26
Views: 4749

Re: Sad News - Paul Globerson has passed

I met Paul and Linda at my first Bogleheads conference. They immediately took me under their wing and made me feel comfortable and welcome. I was saddened to hear that Paul has passed. Linda was an amazing wife and was always at his side whenever I called over the last 18 months. We will all miss hi...
by RooseveltG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Owners: Worth the hassle?
Replies: 88
Views: 7122

Re: Tesla Owners: Worth the hassle?

Thanks for all the replies. I drive about 135 miles/week and could get buy with charging every 2 weeks. The only real potential hassle is the 650 mile round trip drive I need to take periodically. I am also wondering about the safety in the event of a front end collision. The car has a trunk where m...
by RooseveltG
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tesla Owners: Worth the hassle?
Replies: 88
Views: 7122

Tesla Owners: Worth the hassle?

I have considered driving a Tesla but: 1. I live in a condo with one power charger on-site accepting Apple Pay for the electric cost. There are only 2 Teslas out of 135 units but as more people buy them, the charging station may be occupied. 2. I drive 650 miles round trip (hopefully non-stop) sever...
by RooseveltG
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NFC Tags: What do you use them for?
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: NFC Tags: What do you use them for?

Good list, Thanks.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NFC Tags: What do you use them for?
Replies: 2
Views: 525

NFC Tags: What do you use them for?

I know that NFC tags can be used for Apple Pay and unlocking some devices.

If you are using them, can you explain what else they are useful for?

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Music Quality: Spotify on Sonos Connect vs Macbook Output from Tidal?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Music Quality: Spotify on Sonos Connect vs Macbook Output from Tidal?

I have posted this on 3 audiophile websites without a reply, but have always been impressed with the knowledge base of fellow Bogleheads....so here goes. I currently have a Sonos Connect and that streams music at 44.1 Khz 16 bit to my Receiver with a Built-in DAC. I am testing a Trial Version of Tid...
by RooseveltG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Network Streamer Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Network Streamer Suggestions

Thanks.

I agree that Tidal is a good choice.

Still looking for hardware suggestions for a streamer without a DAC.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Network Streamer Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Network Streamer Suggestions

I am interested in streaming high definition music over WiFi to a stereo receiver through a service like Tidal. My receiver has a built-in DAC so I only need the high definition audio files (better than mp3 quality). For audiophiles, what streamers do you recommend and will this work over WiFi witho...
by RooseveltG
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple T2 Security Chip: Upgrade Worth It for Security?
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Apple T2 Security Chip: Upgrade Worth It for Security?

I am considering replacing my old Macbook with a newer one containing Apple's T2 security chip. Do these really increase security or is it mostly hype?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Legacy/Inheritance
Replies: 61
Views: 7185

Re: Legacy/Inheritance

Also, beware the lesson of King Lear. I have seen cases where kids have enough "the heck with you" money ignore parents and treat them poorly. Helping your children can be a wonderful gift but it is also a two-edged sword.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quicken update headaches
Replies: 20
Views: 1633

Re: Quicken update headaches

I use a Mac and was running Quicken for Windows with Parallels. Finally ditched it last year and switched to Banktivity. It perfectly imported all of my data and I have not missed Quicken. I also like how the program displays commonly used reports on the left sidebar so that all the info I need is a...
by RooseveltG
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?

Valuable input appreciated.

I have a 4-year-old MBP with an SSD. I may wait until Mac OS Catalina arrives but am wondering if clean installs are worth doing in a Mac.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Re: Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?

Thanks for all the responses. I have an older Macbook Pro and see the spinning beach ball more than I would like. I also almost exclusively use my laptop as a desktop so I am considering the Macbook Mini. Not sure about the lack of a real video card in the mini so I am still on the fence. Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?
Replies: 16
Views: 1175

Geekbench Scores: Single vs Mult-Core Scores?

I am in the market for a Mac mini. I notice that it has an extremely high Single-Core Geekbench Score and a much lower (relative to other computers) Multi-core Score. Can anyone explain the significance of this? When is the computer faster and when would it lag? Thanks in advance for any clarificati...
by RooseveltG
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Medicare vs Eye Docs
Replies: 34
Views: 3404

Re: Medicare vs Eye Docs

I would strongly recommend that you see an Oculoplastic surgeon and not a general plastic surgeon. Oculoplastic surgeons complete an ophthalmology residency and a 2-year specialized fellowship. You can find an expert in your area on the website of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Recon...
by RooseveltG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Book to Understand Shakespeare?
Replies: 16
Views: 1289

Re: Best Book to Understand Shakespeare?

Great Suggestions!

Thank you.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Book to Understand Shakespeare?
Replies: 16
Views: 1289

Best Book to Understand Shakespeare?

A Shakespeare "expert" recently recommended Harold Bloom's, "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human." Several online reviews panned the book and am wondering if there is one "go to" book that surveys his plays, characters, quotes, meanings, etc." Thanks in advance for any suggestions. Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund: Providing a Positive Real Return?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund: Providing a Positive Real Return?

The Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities Index Fund has a current 30 day SEC yield of 0.9%. If I understand this number correctly, if the principal remains stable and inflation = 2% for the year, the nominal (total) return should approach 2.9% (0.9 + 2). The actual returns reported by ...
by RooseveltG
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Problems Using ATT Phones on Verizon Network?
Replies: 17
Views: 1328

Re: Problems Using ATT Phones on Verizon Network?

The phones were unlocked by ATT and set up in the Verizon store. They work, except for some locations (where they should work) and with some international carriers that work with Verizon.

Thanks.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Problems Using ATT Phones on Verizon Network?
Replies: 17
Views: 1328

Problems Using ATT Phones on Verizon Network?

We switched our iPhone X phones from ATT to Verizon because of poor ATT signal where we live. The phones appear somewhat buggy and have a tendency to drop calls and have fewer bars than expected. The problem is significant enough that we cannot obtain a signal at our airport to use the Uber or Lyft ...
by RooseveltG
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Tributes to Jack Bogle
Replies: 206
Views: 29037

Re: Tributes to Jack Bogle

Many great men or women make their mark with achievement, but very few combine that with humanism, caring, modesty and class. He defined what a man or woman should be. He was a role model for everyone and not just investors. He made all of us richer, and not just monetarily. I feel fortunate to have...
by RooseveltG
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Data Backup is Enough?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

How Much Data Backup is Enough?

I currently back up data on iCloud and an external hard drive. I have also traditionally used another secondary backup service (iDrive or Backblaze), but am thinking of dropping the secondary backup. Is this a prudent move or does it make sense to maintain a level of protection beyond iCloud alone? ...
by RooseveltG
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quicken Mac vs Windows
Replies: 18
Views: 1915

Re: Quicken Mac vs Windows

I have used Quicken for Windows for over 20 years but am not on the Mac platform. I found the Mac version of Quicken to be unusable. It did not import my data accurately and does not allow customization of the accounts on the left side of the screen. Moneydance did not import well and the screen is ...
by RooseveltG
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How Safe is Direct Access for Bankivity?
Replies: 2
Views: 530

How Safe is Direct Access for Bankivity?

I am in the process of switching from Quicken (Windows) to Bankivity. The latter uses Direct Access (via subscription) to connect to many banks.

Any thoughts on how secure this is?

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bankivity 7: New user questions
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Bankivity 7: New user questions

I am in the process of transitioning from Quicken for Windows to Bankivity 7 on a Mac. I have a few questions: 1. Can you pay bills online (as you can in Quicken) and how do you do it? 2. Quicken links the money market and brokerage accounts so that purchases and dividends on the investment side app...
by RooseveltG
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Anyone Switch from Quicken (Windows) to Bankivity or Moneydance?
Replies: 4
Views: 758

Anyone Switch from Quicken (Windows) to Bankivity or Moneydance?

I am using Quicken for Windows and have tried unsuccessfully in the past to transition to Bankivity/Moneydance on a Mac.

Would like to hear how it went and which product you prefer.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Quicken 2019 for Mac
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Quicken 2019 for Mac

Quicken 2019 for Mac is now available for $75/year (discounted to $67 for the first year). I am currently using Q 2017 on a Mac. Has anyone tried the new Mac version? Does it do automatic reconciliation? Is it easy to import the Windows file into the Mac version? Any info would be appreciated. Thank...
by RooseveltG
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Intro Geology Textbooks
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

Re: Best Intro Geology Textbooks

Thanks for all the info.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Intro Geology Textbooks
Replies: 17
Views: 1387

Best Intro Geology Textbooks

After visiting several national parks, I realize that my knowledge of geology is zip. Can anyone recommend the best clear intro to geology textbook used as the college level?

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SD Cards for Cameras: How many MB/S?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: SD Cards for Cameras: How many MB/S?

The camera is a Sony RX100 for travel photography.

Thanks.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: SD Cards for Cameras: How many MB/S?
Replies: 8
Views: 614

SD Cards for Cameras: How many MB/S?

SD cards for cameras have speed ratings from roughly 30-300 MB/Second. I am currently using a 90MB/S card and was wondering if I would see an appreciable difference with a 300 MB/S card. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone Rental for South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Phone Rental for South America?

Thanks for the info!

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone Rental for South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Phone Rental for South America?

Verizon could not add my AT&T unlocked phone to their international calling plan. They may be wrong, but I can't really get on the plan if they say it can't be done!

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone Rental for South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Re: Phone Rental for South America?

It is an AT&T Phone that is now on Verizon and Verizon is saying it will not work.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone Rental for South America?
Replies: 15
Views: 953

Phone Rental for South America?

My cell phone was purchased from AT&T but I switched to Verizon 4 months ago. When I went to add the international travel pass option $10/day), I was told my phone would not work internationally on Verizon's partner carriers outside the US. Short of buying a new phone, can anyone suggest a phone ren...
by RooseveltG
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mind Mapping Software? Mindnode?
Replies: 15
Views: 1562

Mind Mapping Software? Mindnode?

I use a basic legal pad to outline lectures but am thinking of switching to a mind mapping program such as Mindnode.

Is this a gimmick or do these programs really help you develop ideas and see new connections?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt
by RooseveltG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?
Replies: 29
Views: 15752

Re: 4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?

Sorry. I was responding to the first response.

Appreciate all the posts.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?
Replies: 29
Views: 15752

Re: 4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?

Thanks but not sure that answers the question.

Roosevelt
by RooseveltG
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?
Replies: 29
Views: 15752

4K Computer Monitors: 27 vs 32 inches?

I work with an open PDF file and Quicken (using Parallels on a Mac) side by side on an Apple Thunderbolt display. Using this setup, only part of the Quicken program is visible; even when the PDF is reduced to a more difficult to read size. I have considered upgrading to either the LG 27 inch 5K Ultr...
by RooseveltG
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: African Safari: Worth it or Hype?
Replies: 83
Views: 12881

Re: African Safari: Worth it or Hype?

Appreciate all the responses. For now, we are considering Tanzania.

Perhaps those who went to Africa were self-selecting, but almost no one I know regrets having gone, which is a strong endorsement for going.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad Pro 12.9": Replacement for Laptop?
Replies: 47
Views: 4994

Re: iPad Pro 12.9": Replacement for Laptop?

Thanks to all who responded.

There is no perfect device that does it all!

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: iPad Pro 12.9": Replacement for Laptop?
Replies: 47
Views: 4994

iPad Pro 12.9": Replacement for Laptop?

I have been traveling with an old laptop, smaller iPad Pro and a Kindle. Instead of a new laptop, I am considering replacing all 3 devices with a 12.9 inch iPad and Apple Smart Keyboard. My computing needs consist of Keynote presentations, word processing, email and the web. I am wondering if anyone...
by RooseveltG
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: African Safari: Worth it or Hype?
Replies: 83
Views: 12881

African Safari: Worth it or Hype?

Some seasoned travelers tell us that Africa was the best trip they ever took. Others have been unimpressed and are just as happy seeing animals in the zoo.

Would be interested in thoughts of those who have visited Africa. Is it worth it or mostly hype?

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Watch 3 Cellular Version?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Apple Watch 3 Cellular Version?

A friend told me his cellular signal (AT&T) fades and is sporadic in areas without strong signal coverage.

Roosevelt.
by RooseveltG
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Apple Watch 3 Cellular Version?
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Apple Watch 3 Cellular Version?

I am in the market for the cellular version of the Series 3 Apple Watch.

If you have the cellular version of the Series 3 Apple Watch, how do you use the cellular feature and does it work well? I have heard that the signal is weaker and coverage is spotty.

Thanks in advance.

Roosvelt.
by RooseveltG
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Site to Sell Used Laser Printer Cartridges?
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Best Site to Sell Used Laser Printer Cartridges?

I have a used HP laser cartridge and can send it back to HP for recycling. Anyone sell their cartridges to a recycling company? If so, which one would you recommend.

Thanks in advance.

Roosevelt.