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by pondering
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why are so many Chinese visiting my website?
Replies: 24
Views: 5968

Re: Why are so many Chinese visiting my website?

Weigh the value of what you post there if it were to be hacked.

There's quite a bit that you can post that is essentially hack proof.

What are you posting that you would be worried about if it got hacked?
by pondering
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

I still see the page selector at the bottom right of the last comment. By the way: This link in U.S. stocks in freefall https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80065&start=1250 https:// www.bogleheads.org /forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=80065&start=1250 will show you the 1250th post. You c...
by pondering
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Audio books
Replies: 28
Views: 1972

Re: Audio books

https://librivox.org/ records works in the public domain to a set of mp3 files using volunteers. "Free public domain audiobooks Read by volunteers from around the world." Listen LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to, on their computers, iPods or other mobile device, or to burn onto a...
by pondering
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

I am using iOS

Do you know how many people use iOS here?
by pondering
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

Actually they changed the link to go to the topic page rather than the home page. You would think you would allow people to customize that. What did the developer say to that question? The previous behavior of the button was to go to the home page, which needed to be pinched and zoomed. Now the home...
by pondering
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

Actually they changed the link to go to the topic page rather than the home page.

You would think you would allow people to customize that.

What did the developer say to that question?
by pondering
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

I'm well aware of how to do the navigation, but I am getting the impression that mobile use was not fully considered when doing the redesign.
by pondering
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

Can you help me find the link on this screenshot?

Image

Thanks!
by pondering
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

Is there any way to get this link:

https://www.bogleheads.org/index.php

on the end or footer of the page in addition to the header?
by pondering
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies
Replies: 38
Views: 3717

Re: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies

For actual criminal activity use

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malicious ... tification

Please note that not every phone carrier offers the *57 service
by pondering
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio
Replies: 59
Views: 31492

Re: Ray Dalio's All-Weather Portfolio

Tim Ferriss did a podcast with Ray:

https://tim.blog/2017/09/13/ray-dalio/

Listen to it on iTunes.
Stream by clicking here.
Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”

http://traffic.libsyn.com/timferriss/Th ... _Dalio.mp3
by pondering
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Closing unused credit cards
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Closing unused credit cards

How long should you monitor a credit card account after it is closed?

30 days?
by pondering
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies
Replies: 38
Views: 3717

Re: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies

Yep They are free to mail me something Try it I have read this and tried it with solicitors. In theory it should work because the penalties are steep if proved they are in violation. However it mostly didn't work. Often telemarketers and especially collectors aren't the most concerned about policy ...
by pondering
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone use Nextdoor.com for referrals?
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: Anyone use Nextdoor.com for referrals?

The site has a seller's bias.

One job, staining my deck was 3 times the cost of the guy my father-in-law recommended (900 versus 300).

It seems to be like the yellow pages providers with the pricing.
by pondering
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

I finally went to a facebook thread where I wanted to post about the bogleheads.... The automatically generated preview finally makes some sense!: Bogleheads Investing Advice and Info Bogleheads® is the title adopted by many of the investing enthusiasts who participate in this site. The term is inte...
by pondering
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies
Replies: 38
Views: 3717

Re: New Mobile Phone number - Now hounded by Collection Agencies

I answer all unknown callers with a very short and simple script:

May I ask who is calling?

Please put me on your don't call list. Thank you.

I hang up.
by pondering
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If a tree falls
Replies: 68
Views: 6839

Re: If a tree falls

The complete formal complaint form can be found here:

https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/vie ... t_Form.doc
by pondering
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If a tree falls
Replies: 68
Views: 6839

Re: If a tree falls

The PUC states that it can't ordered damages, but hopefully they can prevent damages.

Once the complaint is filed there is a hearing, so having some more detail makes sense.
by pondering
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If a tree falls
Replies: 68
Views: 6839

Re: If a tree falls

I eventually contacted the Public Utilities Commision and the forwarded me the form to file an official complaint against the power company. The key section is: Requested Relief How do you want your complaint to be resolved? explain what you want the PUC to order the utility or company to do. Use Ad...
by pondering
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Companies/Brands You Love?
Replies: 157
Views: 11758

Re: Companies/Brands You Love?

Aldi, where I like to shop
Giant Eagle, for hiring my son.

Excel, my favorite application for over 20 years

More later
by pondering
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hazardous Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Hazardous Tree

How much effort is it to sue someone or are you worried if you can collect?
by pondering
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Estate Questions
Replies: 23
Views: 3175

Re: Estate Questions

Can you tell me a little more about what a trust protector is?
by pondering
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hazardous Tree
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Hazardous Tree

Getting your concerns into the minutes might not be so easy. On another issue I raised the point at the committee meeting only to have it edited out of the minutes.
by pondering
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

A note about navigation on mobile: On the old page after I followed a topic, the only link was to the list of topics, and in the old layout, you needed to pinch and zoom the page to make it workable. On the new layout, there is no button to go back to the page where the list of topics is. I'm wonder...
by pondering
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Crashplan for Home ending service late 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11233

Re: Crashplan for Home ending service late 2018

I've been in IT for over 20 years and it is important to verify that what you think is working is actually working. As systems change the processes that work will stop working after changes.
by pondering
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Crashplan for Home ending service late 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11233

Re: Crashplan for Home ending service late 2018

Whatever backup method you choose, please schedule a restore at least every six months, of at least some of your data.
by pondering
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Home Page Updated
Replies: 82
Views: 7424

Re: Home Page Updated

I enjoy reading the comments when we make changes
by pondering
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguards online fraud policy - remember username -iPhone App?
Replies: 16
Views: 2349

Re: Vanguards online fraud policy - remember username -iPhone App?

It would be nice to have more data about risk, but we are unlikely to get any.
by pondering
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How far off are Zillow's estimates?
Replies: 82
Views: 8788

Re: How far off are Zillow's estimates?

Track the next 20 sales in your ZIP Code
by pondering
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks)
Replies: 41
Views: 3642

Re: Things to do in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks)

We just got back. The last 24 hours it rained, so we left 4 hours early, and had an easier trip home. Traffic, both on the road, and on weekends isn't much of a vacation. My wife enjoyed the fancy meals, and we wound up at Duck Deli BBQ twice. It was nice both times. One thing that really struck me ...
by pondering
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Comcast - lease modem/router or buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 5204

Re: Comcast - lease modem/router or buy?

I wish I could get a wireless router to work everywhere in my house for $10 a month
by pondering
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 4% mortgage rate vs 2.5% BND yield
Replies: 92
Views: 8280

Re: 4% mortgage rate vs 2.5% BND yield

How long do people stay in their houses? How does that influence the discussion?
by pondering
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks)
Replies: 41
Views: 3642

Re: Things to do in Corolla, NC (Outer Banks)

Has anyone gotten to Shelly island yet?
by pondering
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3358
Views: 963992

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

We watched The Zookeeper's Wife.

We rented it from Redbox.
by pondering
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Realtor fee negotiations
Replies: 27
Views: 3018

Re: Realtor fee negotiations

There is research to suggest that a real estate agent isn't always a better route:
http://freakonomics.com/2008/02/26/real ... revisited/
by pondering
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best device for cleaning up after a dog from wall to wall carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Best device for cleaning up after a dog from wall to wall carpet

I'm trying to pick between: Hoover Spotless Deluxe Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner https://www.costco.com/Hoover-Spotless-Deluxe-Portable-Carpet-and-Upholstery-Cleaner.product.100336732.html and the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Multi-floor Carpet Washer https://www.costco.com/Hoover-Power-Scrub-...
by pondering
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Sam's Club, Costco, BJ's, and other wholesaler clubs]
Replies: 274
Views: 18372

Re: Sam's Club vs. Costco

The Scan and Go app is a real time saver.

Costco is 20 minutes further away, about twice as far and we go to it much less often.
by pondering
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Poaching chicken
Replies: 51
Views: 5669

Re: Poaching chicken

I created this category: https://sterbalfamilyrecipes.miraheze.org/wiki/Category:Chicken_poaching_recipes on my recipe wiki. Please note that the ingredients and basic preparation of a recipe is not copyrighted, though the photos and comments accompanying them are subject to copyright. Here are the ...
by pondering
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Performance Tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Performance Tracking

Is there a reason you don't use a spreadsheet?
by pondering
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Favorite Feature of Vanguard Website?
Replies: 67
Views: 7194

Re: Favorite Feature of Vanguard Website?

Thanks, I really do like that calculator
by pondering
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Does anybody else out there still pay for an email address?
Replies: 74
Views: 9804

Re: Does anybody else out there still pay for an email address?

I just started compiling the email addresses of the 1100 alumni from the college I attended in 1985 through 1987.

I will report the email address domain counts soon.
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: 3727

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: 2236

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: 17416

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: 851

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: 13074

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: 851

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: 9941

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: 2505

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