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by pondering
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vue/Sling tv users--what do you miss?
Replies: 43
Views: 3385

Re: Vue/Sling tv users--what do you miss?

My two favorite shows are 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday morning.

I guess this is a nonstarter for me.
by pondering
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Way To Code A Text Parser
Replies: 27
Views: 2018

Re: Best Way To Code A Text Parser

While I really like this topic and I've spent my professional life doing the equivalent activities I'm not sure how it is a personal consumer issue
by pondering
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Echo (Alexa)
Replies: 91
Views: 17044

Re: Amazon Echo: Worth It?

The echo dot is on sale at Amazon for $40 right now.

Target will match that price, and if you pay with their card they give you 5% off.
by pondering
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Accessing Financial Information from a Linux VM only
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Accessing Financial Information from a Linux VM only

The most important thing a person can do is to review the statements that are sent in the manner required by the firm sending them.

As long as you do that and follow the rules of the financial institution, most of your risk is covered.

Are you doing that already?
by pondering
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Updates on the status of Linux
Replies: 129
Views: 12558

Re: Updates on the status of Linux

I became a regular Linux user when I could no longer run mediawiki on Windows at work. I use VirtualBox to host a bitnami stack with the OS and application preinstalled ( https://bitnami.com/stacks contains a listing of applications available for download ) This is my one click backup script I run f...
by pondering
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Accessing Financial Information from a Linux VM only
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Accessing Financial Information from a Linux VM only

I put my work wiki on a VirtualBox VM. I did it because IT would not let me serve web pages from a windows machine.

What risks are you trying to reduce? Are these personal accounts or business accounts you are trying to protect?
by pondering
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Teachers: what are your best personal finance tips?
Replies: 80
Views: 9314

Re: Teachers: what are your best personal finance tips?

Feel free to pilot your website on my wiki
by pondering
Wed May 31, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Battery replaced on Prius hybrid car
Replies: 14
Views: 2357

Re: Battery replaced on Prius hybrid car

I thought you'd like this:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradle ... f-dollars/

Replacing A Dead Prius Hybrid Battery Doesn't Have To Cost Thousands Of Dollars - Forbes
by pondering
Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

Very very few performances of music are in the public domain
by pondering
Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: Copyright music on YouTube - why isn't it blocked?

I also think that YouTube pays the copyright holders money
by pondering
Mon May 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Risks of electronic access
Replies: 57
Views: 5754

Re: Risks of electronic access

Are their any organizations that publish detailed statistics on the risks?
by pondering
Sun May 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Risks of electronic access
Replies: 57
Views: 5754

Re: Risks of electronic access

There is a certain amount of complacency in the way accounts are managed by the vendors. All vendors should provide a second login to the account that has read only access. All vendors should provide a log of at least 1000 login attempts or 3 days of attempts to login to all their users financial ac...
by pondering
Sun May 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Risks of electronic access
Replies: 57
Views: 5754

Re: Risks of electronic access

Some of your accounts are better than others. Personal access is better protected than business access.
by pondering
Sun May 21, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: finding disability insurance without a mental health limitation
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: finding disability insurance without a mental health limitation

I would guess a high addiction rate in medical professionals would be one of the causes.
by pondering
Wed May 17, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: American Funds beat out Vanguard Index over lifetime?
Replies: 63
Views: 8738

Re: American Funds beat out Vanguard Index over lifetime?

What you also want to know is the risk associated with each style to the benchmark for all the time periods.
by pondering
Sun May 14, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Amazon Echo (Alexa)
Replies: 91
Views: 17044

Re: Amazon Echo (Alexa)

Has anyone taken a look at the Echo Show and might preorder it?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI/
by pondering
Thu May 11, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with older laptop?
Replies: 32
Views: 3976

Re: What to do with older laptop?

Don't forget that just keeping a computer running is like leaving one or multiple light bulbs running. It is a measurable drain, so make sure you are getting value.
by pondering
Thu May 11, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best cities for older tech workers?
Replies: 51
Views: 5199

Re: Best cities for older tech workers?

Watty wrote:... The balance between jobs and job seekers is more important.
Any thoughts on how to measure that?
by pondering
Thu May 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: title of my home in my name but I'm remarried
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: title of my home in my name but I'm remarried

Thanks for posting this topic.

It seems like you can't do this independently of your husband, but together you should see an estate planning attorney and work out what is best for you as a couple.
by pondering
Tue May 09, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do with older laptop?
Replies: 32
Views: 3976

Re: What to do with older laptop?

I recommend running Linux in a virtual machine on a modern computer with sufficient memory.
by pondering
Tue May 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How to be an executor
Replies: 16
Views: 2078

Re: How to be an executor

The rules are high specific to jurisdiction. Where will the estate be handled?
by pondering
Mon May 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help create a Financial Presentation: Calling all Bogleheads
Replies: 122
Views: 19057

Re: Help create a Financial Presentation: Calling all Bogleheads

Are you still waiting to see if a spreadsheet model exists for the loan examples and credit scores?
by pondering
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Suggestions for the Wiki
Replies: 389
Views: 201138

Re: Suggestions for the Wiki

For the slides showing loan repayment it would be nice to also link to a google doc model that shows the loan amount an repayments dynamically.

https://www.bogleheads.org/wiki/Boglehe ... cy_project

General Credit Scores
Available as: Slides

I'd add a link to a model
by pondering
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

The pejorative term used was yours, not mine. Several of them have been used here, and if I have used any, I'll correct my posts. Leaving name calling in a thread like this is inappropriate on both sides. The experience of people in social media is that making a site easier to use increases engageme...
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

I don't like the tone of this comment:

"I'm pondering why you are spitting in the wind. Jim Croce wrote a great song about that. The admins don't need this grief."
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?
Replies: 31
Views: 2786

Re: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?

Is the renunciation document for before and/or after you are sworn in PA?
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

I think an active exchange of ideas about design and an honest look at how you deliver a service is a meaningful conversation to have.
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?
Replies: 31
Views: 2786

Re: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?

I'm sure you sign something to that effect if you don't appear. https://www.google.com/search?q=executor+florida Part 2 Becoming Executor if Named in the Will Find the will. Many wills will name the executor. ... Check that you are eligible to serve as executor. ... Satisfy residency requirements. ....
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?
Replies: 31
Views: 2786

Re: Can a reluctant executor simply reassign the role?

If it makes you feel any better my brother died with no well and I am next of kin. I don't expect anyone to open the estate given the circumstances. There is money in a bank account that will revert to the state after three years. At that point I will decide whether or not to open the estate. Each s...
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

Even getting an option for the Home tag on every page being user selectable (the default works very poorly in Safari) was turned down. The current crowd here is self selected. They like things the way they are. A like button has multiple uses. As a lighter form of engagement it is particularly suita...
by pondering
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

It is nice to see Alex back to posting on the Bogleheads.

As for the research, nothing in social media has one opinion. Let me ask the group of experts I know for their feedback.
by pondering
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?
Replies: 143
Views: 21326

Re: Why not add a "like" button to Boglehead posts?

There are a lot of vocal people not all that interested in trying something new.
by pondering
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career Advice-Job Change
Replies: 15
Views: 1716

Re: Career Advice-Job Change

Have you ever worked second shift?
by pondering
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career advice in IT
Replies: 99
Views: 8469

Re: Career advice in IT

The unemployed guy has an awful sense of what a friend is.

As for what you want to do in IT, I'm glad you brought up the topic in a way that got so many responses.

I'm trying to decide if I want to focus on the SQL Server community or try to see if I can sell and market the Bitnami stacks.
by pondering
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why never speak badly about boss? [Need Bogleheads' wisdom]
Replies: 138
Views: 14790

Re: Why never speak badly about boss? [Need Bogleheads' wisdom]

Just focus on a behavior you want changed that is measurable.

Say something positive about the change.

In my case, I said it would be nice if our boss could reply to our emails more quickly.

That being said, my old boss calmed me down from actually saying it to my new boss.
by pondering
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Larry Swedroe says "Goodbye."
Replies: 336
Views: 44370

Re: Larry Swedroe says "Goodby."

This is what I posted in a group I co-admin about comments:

While we allow positive and negative comments to be made about the content of the show, the same is not true for comments made about other group members, which should have a positive energy about them.
by pondering
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Great 403b for teachers?
Replies: 123
Views: 17309

Re: Great 403b for teachers?

I would assume a letter is a more effective means of asking an organization to do something it doesn't want to do. Followed up by a phone call, and a certified letter, return receipt requested.
by pondering
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What questions do you ask and what information do you gather to discuss finances with your spouse?
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: What questions do you ask and what information do you gather to discuss finances with your spouse?

Here are some of the questions thought about asking:

Do you know where to find a list of all our financial accounts including the name, phone number, address, web site, contacts, logins and passwords?

Do you like the categories I've set up to track spending?
by pondering
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What questions do you ask and what information do you gather to discuss finances with your spouse?
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

What questions do you ask and what information do you gather to discuss finances with your spouse?

I'm trying to start an ongoing conversation with my wife about our finances. Is there a checklist of information and questions you have ready for your periodic discussions with your spouse?
by pondering
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending beyond my means, I think..is my budget out of whack?
Replies: 81
Views: 9938

Re: Spending beyond my means, I think..is my budget out of whack?

In our area many churches offer daycare at rates far below what are being mentioned here
by pondering
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Spending beyond my means, I think..is my budget out of whack?
Replies: 81
Views: 9938

Re: Spending beyond my means, I think..is my budget out of whack?

I'm not sure why you are being so vague about what you wife does or how much she makes.

100 or 900 dollars every 2 weeks is materially different.

So to is the type of work she does. It is nice to work to keep sane, but right now that work may not make sense financially.
by pondering
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Kindle Specials on Four Pillars and If You Can
Replies: 22
Views: 3669

Re: Kindle Specials on Four Pillars and If You Can

The price now is:
Kindle
$17.60
by pondering
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Budgeting, job choices
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Budgeting, job choices

What are the strategies you have tried with your wife?
by pondering
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wiki for Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Wiki for Saving

I'm really trying to learn, rather than teach at this point. A wiki is one of my preferred ways of doing so.

The Bogleheads wiki has high standards, which I can only aspire to after 1) learning about saving and 2) actually doing some in real life.
by pondering
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wiki for Saving
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

Re: Wiki for Saving

I posted the first page of the savings category to:

https://financialfinds.miraheze.org/wik ... ut_savings

and created the category page:

https://financialfinds.miraheze.org/wik ... ry:Savings
by pondering
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much did your roof cost?
Replies: 47
Views: 8841

Re: How much did your roof cost?

I just had a couple of shingles of my roof repaired. I'm waiting for a written estimate for the replacement.

The repair was $150 and the quote for the entire roof was $5600..

How many quotes did you get when you had your roof repaired? What process did you use to pick between providers?