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Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,163
Posted By McLovin
What is that? Number of positive tests per...

What is that?
Number of positive tests per 100,000 tests administered would seem like a decent stat for trying to see whether lockdown states were effective. At least as one possible data point.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,163
Posted By McLovin
Yes, part of the problem is it is hard to define...

Yes, part of the problem is it is hard to define “doing better.”
Cases or confirmed cases is problematic because that is so dependent on the level of testing. Test very little and you’ll show many...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
Exactly. The key words are “at the moment.” ...

Exactly. The key words are “at the moment.”

Investing/speculating is of course all about the future, not the moment.

Bitcoiners see a future where a Big Mac = $100 USD and 1 Bitcoin = $1...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
I don’t think it’s a straw man, it’s only...

I don’t think it’s a straw man, it’s only directed to the point that both have no intrinsic value and are dependent on the mindset/agreement of those giving it value.

Currency that Germans agreed...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
What does the value of this piece of paper depend...

What does the value of this piece of paper depend on?

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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,163
Posted By McLovin
Thatís racist.

Thatís racist.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,163
Posted By McLovin
Itís The Neanderthals v. The Dictators. So...

Itís The Neanderthals v. The Dictators.
So weíre even.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
So, yes, although I hold a boatload of Bitcoins,...

So, yes, although I hold a boatload of Bitcoins, I do believe a crash is coming.
The question, as always, is when?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
Iím neither pro nor con on Bitcoin. I am pro...

Iím neither pro nor con on Bitcoin.
I am pro making money, and for that I thank Bitcoin:)
But long term, Iím skeptical.
I donít see how the govt can in the long run allow a currency that competes...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-15-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,163
Posted By McLovin
So, did the heavy lockdown states end up doing better than the free states?

Did the predictions of the COVID ďmass murdererĒ Neanderthal governors of states like Texas, Florida, South Dakota, etc. end up coming true, and the governors of states like California, New York,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
But I think Iím in the minority of Bitcoin...

But I think Iím in the minority of Bitcoin holders who think that way.
And, even assuming it turns out to be a bubble, thereís still potentially lots of money to be made.
Everything is a bubble....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
Itís super easy to convert Bitcoin and other...

Itís super easy to convert Bitcoin and other cryptos to cash. You just press a button and itís done.

If itís a scam, itíll be the greatest financial scam in history. Huge mainstream companies,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 3,860
Posted By McLovin
Having gotten in starting in November, Iíve now...

Having gotten in starting in November, Iíve now made some real money on Bitcoin.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-13-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,723
Posted By McLovin
The 928 is a car I will always go and check out...

The 928 is a car I will always go and check out when I see one at a car show.
And several times since around the mid 90s I’ve looked for one, gone and test drove a few, and even made offers on a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-13-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By McLovin
Iíve driven them a few times since the 80s. No...

Iíve driven them a few times since the 80s.
No offense, but itís hard for me to imagine anyone really wanting one of those, esp. the 77-82 ones.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-12-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,146
Posted By McLovin
The things you thought happened 3 or 4 years ago...

The things you thought happened 3 or 4 years ago happened in 2004.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-03-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,345
Posted By McLovin
A confusing tale! IMO any time you sell a used...

A confusing tale!
IMO any time you sell a used car in a private transaction you take risks.
Risks of getting shot, robbed etc., but also the risk the OP seems concerned with.
If you sell a car in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-02-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By McLovin
OMG. Any landlords using TurboTax? We canít E-File??

This seems crazy, but I don’t see the way out.
So, basically if we use the “safe harbor” for the Qualified Business Deduction, we have to MAIL file our returns??
Mine is hundreds of pages long,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-30-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,378
Posted By McLovin
Tough situation, best of luck to you and your...

Tough situation, best of luck to you and your daughter.
Outside of a physical/mental issue that can be corrected, I think at 15 kids are a cake that is getting pretty close to being baked, as far as...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 24,828
Posted By McLovin
Iíve done a lot of miles in Teslas. I do agree,...

Iíve done a lot of miles in Teslas.
I do agree, Iím surprised at how they are marketed as ďself driving.Ē
They are pretty amazing, but they are definitely not anywhere near fully autonomous. Itís a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-25-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By McLovin
Apple iWatch monitors and records blood oxygen...

Apple iWatch monitors and records blood oxygen levels. Around 15 times per night.
After a while or so you build up a decent database.
I wore a cpap for 3 or 4 years. After having 2 overnight sleep...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By McLovin
As far as being quite the judge, I’d say yes,...

As far as being quite the judge, I’d say yes, true, thank you.
My record speaks for itself. “Scoreboard,” as they say.
But of course, it’s just one factor. An important one, but just one.
The...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By McLovin
Probably not. But that wouldn’t matter to me. ...

Probably not.
But that wouldn’t matter to me.
Passing up good renters does no harm. Others will come along.
It’s only letting in bad ones that hurt.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By McLovin
Thatís not quite right. You donít have to go...

Thatís not quite right.
You donít have to go through a process before you rent to someone who has a section 8 voucher.
*After* you agree to rent to them, section 8 will do a cursory inspection of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 492
Posted By McLovin
I have quite a few apartment units. Iíve never...

I have quite a few apartment units.
Iíve never run a credit check. Too much potential liability and too many obligations spring from doing that.
Iíve never called their current landlord (useless...
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