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by smurff
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: It's quiet... TOO quiet...
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: It's quiet... TOO quiet...

Nice, innit?
by smurff
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: I was wrong. It might be possible to securely store your PMs at home
Replies: 16
Views: 3110

Re: I was wrong. It might be possible to securely store your PMs at home

dualstow wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:14 pm
I plan to get cotton gloves as well.
Besides tarnishing the metal, I don’t want to get argyria and end up looking like a smurf. O0
(I know, that won’t happen)
I resemble that remark!
by smurff
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Tesla Motors
Replies: 107
Views: 34737

Re: Tesla Motors

You have good instincts. Something weird has been going on with him since summer.
by smurff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for original forum members
Replies: 42
Views: 12522

Re: Question for original forum members

I remember Clive. He used to post colorful charts and tables, and argue about all kinds of stuff--especially his nonPP portfolio. He's probably still lurking, too.
by smurff
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Question for original forum members
Replies: 42
Views: 12522

Re: Question for original forum members

I have about 50% of financial assets in a 4 by 25 Harry Browne Permanent Portfolio. It had been about 75%, but as I played around with individual stocks, that part of my Variable Portfolio took off. That said, I feel blessed that I started a PP. It gives a real sense of peace when it comes to what t...
by smurff
Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Feminist Programming Language
Replies: 64
Views: 10620

Re: Feminist Programming Language

Tortoise, All but the last two quotes you cited were not from me but from rickb. (I don't disagree with rickb, BTW.) As for Larry Summers, stating his ideas as if they were factual truths in an academic environment was foolhardy, and not something you would expect from the leader of a major educatio...
by smurff
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Feminist Programming Language
Replies: 64
Views: 10620

Re: Feminist Programming Language

We disagree.  He generalized.
by smurff
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Feminist Programming Language
Replies: 64
Views: 10620

Re: Feminist Programming Language

I'm sure there are some good female C programmers out there but every time I've seen a female try to learn it they seem totally lost. Java seems to be more female friendly as we have quite a staff of females writing in Java at work, though they are all Asians. I'm fairly sure most of the posts in t...
by smurff
Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Feminist Programming Language
Replies: 64
Views: 10620

Re: Feminist Programming Language

When I was an undergrad about half the students in the computer programming departments at my universities were women.  It flipped from equity to majority male, then flipped to equity, then majority male again. This is not uncommon.  In the late 19th to early 20th century, the secretary was largely ...
by smurff
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: What is your view on Hedge Funds?
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Re: What is your view on Hedge Funds?

So far on this forum the answer is that they're generally a rip off.  I guess they would be okay if their experts had a proprietary strategy that brought in more than 50% annually so that paying 2 & 20 would still leave something on the table for the investor.  I suspect that many wealthy individual...
by smurff
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Bitcoin giveaway! :)
Replies: 383
Views: 60971

Re: Bitcoin giveaway! :)

I guess MediumTex' s barber and taxi driver had that chat after all:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/busin ... .html?_r=0
by smurff
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Left Fidelity
Replies: 23
Views: 6176

Re: Left Fidelity

If you have a meeting with a financial advisor and they bring in someone else to participate, ask who that person is and why they're present at your meeting.  If you don't want them there, ask them to leave. My banker asks for permission before bringing any other employee to meetings.  You are entit...