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by jacksonM
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Nerds! Help!

No idea what the prices in Philadelphia are like compared to NYC, but I'm paying $58 for internet service alone. For a landline, I bought an Obitalk ($50 for the box) and use Google Voice. Monthly cost is zero. Google Voice has its issues like dropping calls, but if that gets too annoying there are...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Nerds! Help!

Okay, this is kind of jogging my memory now. Even though it was only about 10 months ago that I switched from FIOS to WOW (and FIOS was Frontier by then) it seems like ancient history. With WOW there is now only a single device that functions as both a cable modem and WIFI router. I was thinking tha...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Nerds! Help!

Of course they will, Out of the kindness of their hearts and $12/month. I'd rather have my own hardware. I had my own router when I switched to FIOS. I had to plug it into the back of the modem via an ethernet cable to get it to work. One day my router broke so I just switched over to using the FIO...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Nerds! Help!
Replies: 18
Views: 3696

Re: Nerds! Help!

Verizon will give you everything you need. You don't need your own router any more. I had Verizon for a long time but I currently use WOW (sucks in comparison, BTW). The box they installed functions not only as a cable connection, but also an internet router and media gateway for streaming to your T...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Mega Racket is now $1.6 Billion
Replies: 23
Views: 4706

Re: The Mega Racket is now $1 Billion

I wondered why everyone was talking about it. Can you win and stay anonymous? I think this depends on the law in the state where you live, but if you win you are stuck in a catch-22 situation. They tell you to sign the back of the ticket immediately if you win so nobody can hit you on the head and ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Mega Racket is now $1.6 Billion
Replies: 23
Views: 4706

Re: The Mega Racket is now $1 Billion

Just learned that I hit the Mega Ball on Tuesday's drawing.

Now I have to decide whether to put my $2 winnings towards a can of beer at the convenience store or let it ride for $1.6 billlion.

It'll be a tough decision.
by jacksonM
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Purpose of the PP
Replies: 153
Views: 37499

Re: Purpose of the PP

Retirement/lifetime savings. Includes emergency fund. Me too. HB said it's for the money you can't afford to lose and currently all of mine falls into that category. I found the PP in 2008 after the meltdown by googling "Safe Portfolio". It pointed me to the book called "Fail Safe Investing" and I'...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Politics in investment boards
Replies: 10
Views: 2176

Re: Politics in investment boards

I think we have something similar to Godwin's Law at work here ("As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hitler approaches 1"). It would go something like this.... As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a negative attack on Donald Trump appro...
by jacksonM
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40396

Re: Kavanaugh

Just curious-- Why would you "commend" her for a lifestyle that requires you to subsidize it, and that might cause her to be permanently handicapped as a result? No offense meant, but since you seem to be aware of the problem, it seems like a natural question. Was just looking to put some positive ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40396

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still raising a 22 year old millenial. She was adopted so she she's not infected with my baby boomer genes. On one hand I could commend her for the minimalist lifestyle she is leading. She doesn't drive a car but walks to work every day to her part time job that provides her with all the money ...
by jacksonM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40396

Re: Kavanaugh

I spent most of my professional life in the military, and personally I am pretty positive on the younger generation. I've spent a lot of time with the younger crowd in that environment and a church environment. They are more team and group oriented than the baby boomers and to me hearken back to a ...
by jacksonM
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 214
Views: 40396

Re: Kavanaugh

I spent most of my professional life in the military, and personally I am pretty positive on the younger generation. I've spent a lot of time with the younger crowd in that environment and a church environment. They are more team and group oriented than the baby boomers and to me hearken back to a ...