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by Xan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Cash
Topic: How do you invest the Cash portion?
Replies: 28
Views: 1519

Re: How do you invest the Cash portion?

He's switched to Isaac Newton now so I'm all confused.
by Xan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Forum updates

One more update: ocho mentioned in a bond thread that Tinypic (his preferred method for image hosting) was going away. This got me to dig into things, and it turns out the board has support for built-in attachments! It must have been disabled at the old host for disk space reasons or something. I've...
by Xan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: I'm feeling some paralysis about new money
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: I'm feeling some paralysis about new money

You're overthinking... Yes, maybe the money you put in this month isn't a good time to buy bonds. Maybe next month's will be. It'll even out.
by Xan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bonds
Topic: The Bond Dream Room
Replies: 403
Views: 84952

Re: The Bond Dream Room

Fun perspective. Record set on 30 year us bonds: https://www.nytimes.com/1982/02/05/business/record-set-on-30-year-us-bonds.html Ding ding, all time highs. So much for all those people that were convinced the bond bull was dead and that yields had nowhere to go but up. Greenspan says 0% is just a n...
by Xan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Permanent Supplement Regime
Replies: 249
Views: 70582

Re: The Permanent Supplement Regime

Cortopassi wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:41 am
sophie wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:43 am
In honor of this I plan to get some pork shoulder and lard, and make sausages this weekend!
:)
What time should we come over??
by Xan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Forum updates

If I've done it right, I've just prevented "Junior Members" from sending private messages. That should keep bots from registering and then spamming everybody using PMs, which could easily skim under the radar of moderators.
by Xan
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Epstein
Replies: 65
Views: 2175

Re: Epstein

However, what remains largely in the dark is how a ring of pedophiles could effectively come to own and control everything that matters, including Congress, a majority of federal judges, and the heads of virtually every government agency right on down to the local level. Isn't that a bit of hyperbo...
by Xan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What have we learned over last 10 years?
Replies: 41
Views: 3012

Re: What have we learned over last 10 years?

Wow, it's nice to see that some of the old folks are still lurking from time to time. Adam, I've set your avatar to something resembling the old one. Not sure when those got dumped.
by Xan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Will Trump be Re-elected?
Replies: 395
Views: 25990

Re: Will Trump be Re-elected?

Good to see you, MediumTex! I've taken the liberty of restoring something approaching your old avatar.
by Xan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Forum updates

I assume if I get PM notifications but then there are no new PMs that a spammer has been squashed. Is that right? Yes, sorry. Apparently one of those accounts was PM'ing like there's no tomorrow. I've been getting bounce messages for long-idle members whose emails are no longer good, and just this ...
by Xan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Forum updates

The Burnet Flag, clearly a direct descendant of the Bonnie Blue, was the first official Texas flag until 1839. But I like the white better than yellow. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_Texas_%281836%E2%80%931839%29.svg/120px-Flag_of_the_Republic_of_Te...
by Xan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forum updates
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: Forum updates

I found a set of dark styles ("Digi") and installed them, then discovered that the board was set to not allow users to select their own styles. I've changed that setting, so now you can go to your User Control Panel, Board Preferences, and select a Board Style. Any of the Digi ones are dark. Persona...