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by Kriegsspiel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The cars we love/hate & the cars we may buy.
Replies: 54
Views: 1019

Re: The cars we love/hate & the cars we may buy.

That's an impressive cost/mile. Since I bought my current vehicle I've driven it just under 7k miles a year and I spent an avg $1760/ year. So, 25 cents/mile vs Vinny's 23 cents/mile. And I haven't even had to get a new license. I didn't include depreciation, which is usually my biggest cost related...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

I remember trying to get people to just email me instead of texting me back when I was on a smartphone with limited texts and no data (I could just connect to ever-present WIFI and check emails, kind of a proto Republic Wireless concept). For some reason, telling them that they can write an email on...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls
Replies: 15
Views: 211

Re: Texts vs. Emails vs. Phone Calls

Typing and using a fingerpad or mouse is so far ahead of any touchscreen, I naturally follow Cal Newport's recommendation to keep even your smartphones mostly dumb. That said, I use swype when I have to write something on a phone. It's much quicker than thumb tapping.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Schools and Covid
Replies: 20
Views: 290

Re: Schools and Covid

Closing schools makes no sense anyway. Yes, colleges may end up with a bunch of COVID infections....but SO THE HECK WHAT????? Every college has things like mononucleosis and flu running around, and COVID will be just another one in the mix. You can argue that mono is a lot worse than COVID for this...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 29
Views: 4924

Re: Podcasts

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:24 pm
ochotona wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:08 pm
I listen to Jesse Felder's Superinvestors also.
I just listened to his podcast, with Bill Fleckenstein and it was pretty interesting. Mostly talking about central banks.
His podcast with Raoul Pal was good too.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Stock Indexes Seem Busted. 20% in 4 stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Stock Indexes Seem Busted. 20% in 4 stocks

It seems pretty goddamn wild, but I'll keep my vanilla PP, and I'll nudge my VP every once in a while. If I had a 100% VTSAX portfolio like so many people nowadays I'd be more nervous knowing stuff like this.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2132
Views: 66433

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

sophie wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:09 am
Nice poetry guys!
I can't even tell if you're fucking with me.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Ray Dalio: Money, Credit, Debt and Economic Activity
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Ray Dalio: Money, Credit, Debt and Economic Activity

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:43 pm
I saw an advertisement on YouTube recently that included Paul Krugman as the instructor in economics for the Masterclass series. Immediately I went "Ummmmmmm. Nope."

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by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The NYC Hard Hat Riots of 1970
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: The NYC Hard Hat Riots of 1970

Friday, May 8, marks the 50th anniversary of one of the uglier incidents in New York’s history Oh man, this sounds horrible, was there a string of mass gang rapes, or a series of torture killings??? in a year that was one of the most tumultuous in recent US history. In front of Federal Hall and und...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: The tech-dumbell portfolio
Replies: 70
Views: 3356

Re: The tech-dumbell portfolio

There's something to what mathjak. . is saying too. Having a safe and secure PP combined with a VP that can be more aggressive when you want it to be is the way to go, IMO.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 821
Views: 23065

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Hot and muggy here in NYC today. I went outside for a walk early this morning, before it got too hot. Heading out of town for a day trip tomorrow. I was checking out cars on the walk too, as I'm considering buying one. Between the endless lockdowns/remote work and the breakdown of public transporta...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 2132
Views: 66433

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

You guys ready for Round 2?? :D I walked in, the band just started the crowd began yelling, "Keep a 6 foot bubble!" Was on a mission to drink martinis but all of the bars were quarantining But after one round with Ole Corona I caught myself throwing rocks through glass And after two rounds with Ole...