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by I Shrugged
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Defending Against Hackers of the Future
Replies: 21
Views: 5505

Re: Defending Against Hackers of the Future

A dictionary attack won't guess four random whole words that are in the dictionary?  I'm skeptical.  4^4? I think it would take a very long time. Is that because the attacks aren't looking for words, but rather for letters?  Or are there true dictionary attacks being used?  If so, I feel the same w...
by I Shrugged
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: College is Overrated
Replies: 97
Views: 18517

Re: College is Overrated

Many if not most college grads don't stay in the field of their degree.  On the one hand, that allows for someone to get an art degree.  On the other, I still say get something that will at least shuttle you into a career start.
by I Shrugged
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My love-hate relationship with the internet
Replies: 0
Views: 627

My love-hate relationship with the internet

Yesterday's Dilbert comic sums it up.  I'm one of the Elbonians in the last frame.  And no, I'm not saying anyone here is an idiot. :)

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by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: 0.88 Sharpe (last 35 yrs)
Replies: 27
Views: 11231

Re: 0.88 Sharpe (last 35 yrs)

I had a real good run but only say 10 years, with a low Sharpe ratio.  I didn't have such a well defined system.  Mine was to buy beaten down stock market sectors, and hold them till they went up enough.  Rinse and repeat.  It seems like today, sectors are more correlated, so I don't know if I could...
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel

Any fans of the Gold Rush reality TV series?  Wife and I have watched the past 3 seasons.  Man, you get the impression that there is still an awful lot of gold to be mined in the Yukon.
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Uncharted Waters?
Replies: 44
Views: 12498

Re: Uncharted Waters?

I know we talk about not looking.  I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I don't check my PP daily or even weekly.  Sometimes for whatever reason I'll take a look.  I will say "damn, I wonder what's dropping?"  Or, "Hey, good deal!"  Then what?  Nothing, that's what.  It has trended up over th...
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Perfect Storm - Energy, Finance, and the End of Growth
Replies: 14
Views: 4473

Re: Perfect Storm - Energy, Finance, and the End of Growth

PS, where in the midwest did you grow up?
by I Shrugged
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'
Replies: 37
Views: 10556

Re: Islamic State 'planning to use Libya as gateway to Europe'

At some point I have to conclude that the military industrial complex is real, it simply wants wars.  Say they are at the top of a pyramid labeled "we want war".  As you move down the pyramid, the motivations change.  You find the Zionists, the neocons (do I repeat myself), and other aggressive worl...
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: On Political Labels
Replies: 53
Views: 6333

Re: On Political Labels

I'm okay with the PS prescription except for all the civilian casualties.  Just their bad luck to be in the caliphate?  In any event, that is probably what is going to happen once ISIS get more set up.
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Here's How a Gas Station/Janitor Amassed an $8M Fortune
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

Re: Here's How a Gas Station/Janitor Amassed an $8M Fortune

Not to pile on, but yeah that's pretty funny!
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq
Replies: 42
Views: 7039

Re: ISIS burns 45 more to death in Iraq

They are playing you like a fiddle.  That ought to give you pause.
by I Shrugged
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: On Political Labels
Replies: 53
Views: 6333

Re: On Political Labels

As far as being a younger liberal and then becoming conservative... Reub, I was JUST LIKE YOU until 2003-4. I mean, I would have agreed 100% with everything you write here.  Up till then I had been very politically active.  It started dawning on me how the Bush team lied to us and led us into a tota...