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by Chris
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 141
Views: 27187

Re: L's Journal

I am in hindsight rather annoyed at myself for taking the unsatisfactory job in October 2019. It's caused me no end of stress and hassle... Has the job brought you any benefit at all? The opportunity to practice handling stress? People skills? Professional contacts? Retirement or health benefits? A...
by Chris
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 190
Views: 9879

Re: Gamestop?

What's preventing Gamestop from issuing more shares and cashing in on this siutation? Pending earnings perhaps? The wrath of millions of redditors? I recall that when WSB piled on to Hertz -- in bankruptcy -- Hertz filed to issue more shares.
by Chris
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Gamestop?
Replies: 190
Views: 9879

Re: Gamestop?

CEO of Webull discusses the problem brokers are facing with their counterparties (which is why GME can't be traded on some brokers).
by Chris
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 141
Views: 27187

Re: L's Journal

I had to send a bunch of letters for work and I now have 48 of those shiny strips ... I'm sure there must be some other options that are vaguely useful. Papery materials can be crumpled and used for packing items for shipping. It's not a high form of reuse, but is more enviro-friendly than bubblewr...
by Chris
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Direct indexing for income
Replies: 14
Views: 1323

Re: Direct indexing for income

Record keeping and tax reporting would be more burdensome, for one. And if you want to track the index as closely as the ETF does, you'll be making a lot of trades per year.
by Chris
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: Greetings

Although I don't have to live like that anymore, I prefer to, although I'm not 100% certain why. I think I've always been interested in seeing how 'low' I can get in my COL and still be happy, in case I ever had to for real. Totally. It's like golf: what's the lowest score I can get? I might not hi...
by Chris
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Help each other Fixit Log
Replies: 43
Views: 5401

Re: Help each other Fixit Log

So now I'm wondering how I would go about joining those breaks up. Is there any slack in the ribbon cable? If so, you may be able to trim off the end of it so that the upper portion of the cable slides into the connector, past the area where the trace is broken. If there isn't any slack, perhaps yo...
by Chris
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Bad gut feeling about a new boss
Replies: 28
Views: 5683

Re: Bad gut feeling about a new boss

It's a huge pay decrease, but I suppose it's to be expected with changing fields. ... Not going to lie, a huge pay decrease feels kinda stupid Yeah, but consider the huge savings you'll be getting from reduced income tax! :lol: That aside, changing fields could open you up to a lot more options dow...
by Chris
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Crusader says hi
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Crusader says hi

Hi everyone, I am Crusader, a single male in his mid 30s, living in Toronto, Canada, originally from Serbia. ... was recently doing calculations about when I could possibly retire, and I think I can do it in 10 years if I play my cards right! So you'd be able to retire in Toronto in 10 years? If yo...
by Chris
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: USPS warns mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time based on election rules in 46 states, disenfranchising voters
Replies: 14
Views: 4805

Re: USPS warns mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time based on election rules in 46 states, disenfranchising voter

Why going to a polling place when you don't have to. It is easier on everyone. I've seen an organized room full of ballots. It also has the added security of paper ballots that can be recounted. It is vastly superior to the electronic only systems Agree that paper ballots are better. Here in NY, we...
by Chris
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: USPS warns mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time based on election rules in 46 states, disenfranchising voters
Replies: 14
Views: 4805

Re: USPS warns mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time based on election rules in 46 states, disenfranchising voter

Good on the USPS for raising this issue now.

Simple solution: don't mail ballots in. Boards of election could easily have drop boxes located outside polling sites. Most states offer early voting as well.
by Chris
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2537
Views: 516025

Re: Investments Trade Log

What is your view on big oil as a long term investment (for dividends) at current prices? I don't see oil going away anytime soon; the shift away from fossil fuels will be gradual and the big companies will try to adapt. People said the same about coal: "such a large portion of electricity gen...
by Chris
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Clipper Hair Cuts
Replies: 34
Views: 9166

Re: DIY Clipper Hair Cuts

sky wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:53 am
Has anyone tried the hand powered clippers?
Why? Like if you need a haircut while camping? :lol:

I mean, it's cool that they exist, but I've gotta imagine the electric ones allow the user to be more precise, as the action of squeezing the hand will cause position drift.
by Chris
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just getting started
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: Just getting started

kathryn wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 pm
now I'm sorely regretting locking myself into a very basic username...
Ain't nothin' wrong with a basic username! (-:
by Chris
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2537
Views: 516025

Re: Investments Trade Log

I'm curious about market pricing and NAV's, how to determine when they are within reasonable ranges, etc. Thanks! Fund companies sometimes list discount/premium to NAV on their fund pages. They sometimes include historical figures as well. Yahoo Finance will show the NAV of a CEF by using X as a pr...
by Chris
Sun May 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: how to stop blinds from banging in wind?
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: how to stop blinds from banging in wind?

Command Adhesive interlocking strips work great. Kinda like Velcro, but stronger, and both sides are identical. The adhesive side is strong, as is the interlocking side.

I haven't used it for your particular application, but it's the first thing I'd try.
by Chris
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Teens talk about college versus job specialization in the 1950's
Replies: 1
Views: 910

Re: Teens talk about college versus job specialization in the 1950's

David Hoffman runs a great YT channel. He's no spring chicken, but taking the time to upload all this old footage is illuminating to those of us who didn't grow up in that era.
by Chris
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best ERE method to polish plastic?
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Best ERE method to polish plastic?

In my experience polishing headlights, the finer scratches only really cleared up after applying UV protectant.
by Chris
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 388321

Re: COVID-19

Regarding letting the virus "just die out", what actually happened with the Spanish Flu, IIRC, was that it mutated into a less lethal form of the virus. That less-lethal strain then dominated, because natural selection favors less-lethal viruses (the hosts who spread the virus more aren't ...