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I was born in Texas, where my family continues to reside.

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Post by whatusername? » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:02 pm

What user name? :D

(The question I keep asking when I have to log in)

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Post by CABob » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:11 pm

whatusername? wrote:What user name? :D

(The question I keep asking when I have to log in)

Cute :D
I'm thinking about changing mine to "Idontneednostinkinusername"
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I'm a slender resident of Tucson in the Grand Canyon State of Arizona.

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I am a fan of the Vanguard Company. I really appreciate the magic of the firm as the only true mutual fund firm. John Bogle explained what he did in starting the firm and keeping it going amid much opposition. If you haven't read John Bogle's "The John Bogle Reader" you would possibly profit from that. One of my best investments was the 22 bucks for the Kindle edition of that book.

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Post by linenfort » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:05 pm

whatusername? wrote:What user name? :D

(The question I keep asking when I have to log in)


Time to change your password if you concocted it in a similar way. 8-)
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Post by Jimmie » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:09 pm

My official first name is James.

Everyone has called me "Jimmie" since I was a kid. I even have "JIMMIE" as my vanity plate. I was screwing around on the BMV website and discovered it was available, so I grabbed it. No way could I pass it up.

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Post by MrNewEngland » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:04 am

*3!4!/5! wrote:
beardsworth wrote:
goingup wrote:
gotherelate wrote:I discovered the Bogleheads forum after wandering in the investment desert for longer than many; hence, got here late.

I thought your name was go there late! :wink:

I sometimes experience visual confusion and read it as "go the relate." :wink:

Upon request, a moderator could fix it with some strategic use of capital letters i.e., GotHereLate.

I'm not sure how I missed those. I read it as "Goth Erel ate".



What does your user name mean?

I get that 3!4!/5! = 1.2 but I feel like I am missing something.

It drives me nuts every time I see it.

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Post by gladsheismyex » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:41 am

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Speaks for itself: glad she is my ex Ordered by a judge in 1996 to have an email or face slammer time for violating the judges orders (contempt of court).. so I made this one up and the judge never reviewed and ordered it into the record. So now my ex, forever and ever has to contact me only through that email. She wanted the divorce, she filed for the email mandate.. she has to live with it. LOL
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Post by EnjoyIt » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 am

It is to remind me to enjoy life and not just try and make as much money as possible.

Life is too short to just spend it working.

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Post by Athenaios » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:58 am

I live in a city named Athens, though unfortunately not the one in Greece. "Athenian" is usually already taken on most sites where you have to register a username.

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Post by Durzo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:03 pm

It's a character in the Night Angel trilogy, Durzo Blint. It was just what popped into my head when signing up and I am a big fan of the character. I don't use this handle anywhere else.

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Post by eldinerocheapo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:49 pm

I love Mexican food, much to my wife's regret at about 3am (if you know what I mean), and I speak very poor Spanish. So, that combined with a naturally frugal and conservative investment outlook..........ta da........"eldinerocheapo" rides again!

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Post by Ware » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:42 pm

Last name. I've lurked here for years, but guess I never signed up. Glad to be here. :happy

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Post by MrNewEngland » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:06 pm

*3!4!/5!

Can someone please explain that to me? *1.2?

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Post by overcomer » Tue May 02, 2017 9:39 am

Overcame many obstacles, not having family was the hardest one,

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Post by Just sayin... » Tue May 02, 2017 10:38 am

Your username is a window into your soul. I'm just sayin...

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Post by MrNewEngland » Tue May 02, 2017 12:33 pm

MrNewEngland wrote:*3!4!/5!

Can someone please explain that to me? *1.2?


This is driving me crazy.

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Post by Trader/Investor » Tue May 02, 2017 12:39 pm

I am an investor when the market is moving my way and a trader when it is not. In other words, I cut my losses and let my profits run.

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Post by LazyNihilist » Wed May 03, 2017 11:14 am

MrNewEngland wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:*3!4!/5!

Can someone please explain that to me? *1.2?


This is driving me crazy.


Or it could also be related to the value of pi.
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Post by sandramjet » Wed May 03, 2017 11:20 am

I interpret this as being the same as saying : (3Factorial * 4Factorial) /(5 Factorial). Which is

(1*2*3)*(1*2*3*4)
--------------------- which is the same as 6/5 = 1.2
1*2*3*5

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Post by Tamalak » Wed May 03, 2017 12:33 pm

I invented it ages ago for an online game. It doesn't mean anything.

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Post by MrNewEngland » Wed May 03, 2017 3:51 pm

LazyNihilist wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:*3!4!/5!

Can someone please explain that to me? *1.2?


This is driving me crazy.


Or it could also be related to the value of pi.




sandramjet wrote:I interpret this as being the same as saying : (3Factorial * 4Factorial) /(5 Factorial). Which is

(1*2*3)*(1*2*3*4)
--------------------- which is the same as 6/5 = 1.2
1*2*3*5


I have thought of both of those. I'm at a loss though bc I am convinced it means more than that.

I have no reason to feel so strongly about that but I do.

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Post by LazyNihilist » Wed May 03, 2017 8:03 pm

MrNewEngland wrote:I have no reason to feel so strongly about that but I do.


Like many things in life. :mrgreen:
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Post by Mudpuppy » Wed May 03, 2017 9:57 pm

sandramjet wrote:I interpret this as being the same as saying : (3Factorial * 4Factorial) /(5 Factorial). Which is

(1*2*3)*(1*2*3*4)
--------------------- which is the same as 6/5 = 1.2
1*2*3*5

It's not in a valid prefix, infix, or postfix expression format, so such an interpretation is subjective. Computationally speaking, it's an invalid expression.

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Post by fishnskiguy » Wed May 03, 2017 10:22 pm

I suspect fishandgolf can figure this out without my help.

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Post by Rick Rock » Wed May 03, 2017 11:21 pm

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Post by Garco » Thu May 04, 2017 1:39 am

Garco is short for Garrett Corporation. It's the name of a robot created by this company in the 1950's. Garrett Corporation has an interesting history, which you can read about in Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_AiResearch). My father worked as an aeronautical engineer for this company from 1951 til 1985. What was originally Garrett AiResearch became Signal Corp, and then Allied Signal, which bought Honeywell and took the Honeywell name.

As a kid, I met Garco the robot several times at company picnics. Taking Garco as my user name is a way of remembering my father and my childhood.

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Post by Shotgun » Thu May 04, 2017 6:05 am

shotgun - military call sign as a flight surgeon when I was younger

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Post by 5th_Dimension » Thu May 04, 2017 11:39 am

Mine means the song "Aquarius" popped into my head when I was trying to think of a username I hadn't used anywhere else before :D

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Post by David Jay » Thu May 04, 2017 12:02 pm

Clever_Username wrote:What's the word for something that clearly isn't self-descriptive? That's how to describe mine.

Ah, but you are trying to be clever...
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Post by Taylor Larimore » Thu May 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Your username...what does it mean?

Bogleheads:

It means that I stand behind and will be responsible for what I say.

Best wishes.
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Post by radiowave » Thu May 04, 2017 1:07 pm

Taylor Larimore wrote:
Your username...what does it mean?

Bogleheads:

It means that I stand behind and will be responsible for what I say.

Best wishes.
Taylor


Taylor, well said as always! and what an honor to compliment you on my 1000th post here on the forum.

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Post by linenfort » Thu May 04, 2017 2:46 pm

linenfort wrote:
Clever_Username wrote:What's the word for something that clearly isn't self-descriptive? That's how to describe mine.


inaptronym.

Also, heterological.
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On my first submarine in 1984, my XO was grumpy that we didn't have call signs (like military aviators). He started assigning them to us anyway, and "Nords" is the most family-friendly version of mine.

He's a great guy but I lost touch with him in 1989. A decade later when I started posting to BBSs, I began using that name in the hope that we'd reconnect. It finally happened in 2007.

These days, in real life almost everyone addresses me by my given name. But when I'm in public and someone calls out "Nords!" then I know I'm meeting a person who's read my writing.

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If you know anything about sailing, "telltails" are little pieces of thread or yarn that hang on the shrouds that show you from which direction the wind is coming from. They help you optimize the wind in your sails.

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I am a pilot in the USAF and my callsign is "Weed"...... No does not stand for what you thinking :D . When flying very low, you are said to be flying down in the weeds. I fly F-16s, hense " Weedf16"
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Frederic Bastiat was a French economist and philosopher. He developed the concepts of opportunity cost and the Broken Window Fallacy.

He was the author of The Law

I am a student (in the general sense) of economy and philosophy, and he is one of my favorites.

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Post by flamesabers » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:48 pm

Flamesaber is a name of a weapon in the video game Final Fantasy 8.

Back when I created my first email account, I wanted to go with a name that was fairly unique, but also easy for other people to remember. Flamesaber was already used, so I went with the plural form of flamesaber.

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Post by bampf » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:03 pm

Bampf, is an onomatopoeic term originating in comic books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring the superhero Nightcrawler of the X-Men. The term is derived from the sound Nightcrawler makes when teleporting.

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Post by Lieutenant.Columbo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:16 pm

Noobvestor wrote:It means I lack foresight.
maybe, but you're witty
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Post by NotWhoYouThink » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:56 am

Not what you think.

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