| O-T Lounge|| Meet the "Galaxy S4 Active" (dust & water proof) - Bear Grylls edition - rickgrimes on 5/21/13 at 12:40 pm|
[quote]The Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active has been in our rumor mill for quite some time. [b]The latest leaked shots reveal that the Active will be a tougher dust and water resistant version of the Galaxy S4 flagship.[/b]
Despite the similar specs, the Galaxy S4 Active looks nothing like the orig...
| Money Talk|| Apple CEO and CFO testify in front of Senate Committee on Tax Policy: Excerpts - rickgrimes on 5/21/13 at 10:53 am|
Excerpts from the hearing:
[quote]At the beginning of the hearing, Senators are allowed to make whatever opening statements they wish. [b]Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) gave a spirited defense of Apple, saying he was "offende...
| O-T Lounge|| Old school aviators vs Google Glass: Which is the better chick magnet? - rickgrimes on 5/21/13 at 4:44 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Burj Al Arab in Dubai Introduces Gold-played iPads for Guest Use - rickgrimes on 5/20/13 at 8:39 pm|
[quote]The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is perhaps the world's most luxurious hotel, and the latest addition continues that tradition. The seven-star hotel is now giving 24-carat gold-plated iPads from Gold & Co to guests for use during their stay.
The iPads will act as a 'virtual concierge', offe...
| Money Talk|| Did you know that Michael Lewis lived in New Orleans? - rickgrimes on 5/20/13 at 1:43 pm|
Came across this old article. Interesting read:
[quote]Would you walk into a car dealership and ask them how much is the absolute most you could spend there? Of course not, but people do this when buying a house without hesitation.
When Michael Lewis and his family move into a house they can'...
| Money Talk|| Can someone explain the difference between 'Beta' and 'Standard Deviation'? - rickgrimes on 5/19/13 at 3:33 pm|
...as they relate to Finance? If they both measure volatility of the underlying security what is the difference between them? Is one related to systematic risk and the other to specific risk?...
| Money Talk|| Apple CEO: “We’re going very deep” with US manufacturing - rickgrimes on 5/18/13 at 11:15 pm|
[quote]And Cook is also promoting a $100 million investment in domestic manufacturing, where the company will begin producing a new version of a current Mac product later this year.
"We’re going very deep in this project," Cook said, noting that not only will the final product be manufactured in ...
| Money Talk|| Houston billionaire John Arnold plans to give away $4B to philanthropy - rickgrimes on 5/18/13 at 12:58 pm|
[quote]Arnold, it turns out, had accumulated a fortune estimated at $4 billion in the past decade—only a handful of people on Wall Street made more during that time. Although he had not yet announced it, Arnold had decided to give almost all of it away. In October 2012, he closed his hedge fund, Cen...
| O-T Lounge|| Bill Gates is the world's richest man again - rickgrimes on 5/17/13 at 8:41 pm|
5% stake at MSFT translates to $72.7B apparently.
[link=(http://youtu.be/8TCxE0bWQeQ)]He is such a gangsta![/link] ...
| Political Talk|| How much credit does Obama get for the booming markets? - rickgrimes on 5/17/13 at 8:16 pm|
If Mitt Romney were president surely he would be claiming it for himself? :dunno: If Obama was being blamed in 2008 and 2009 for sending the market tumbling by the mere act of opening his mouth, he should also get some credit for the recent all-time highs, no? I think we give Presidents too much cre...
| Money Talk|| Intel could have been inside the original iPhone, says outgoing CEO - rickgrimes on 5/16/13 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]Intel CEO Paul Otellini is stepping down today, and The Atlantic has published a lengthy profile of the outgoing CEO. While the article mostly argues that Intel thrived under Otellini's watch, it also reveals what could have been: Otellini told the publication that he personally shot down a c...
| O-T Lounge|| Google Wallet now lets you send money as an attachment in Gmail - rickgrimes on 5/15/13 at 6:36 pm|
[quote]Email attachments have been limited to files forever, but now Google is rolling out a feature in Gmail that lets you attach money. [b]Using Google Wallet, a new button ($) in the Gmail compose window will allow you to easily send money as a gift or repayment.[/b] On the back end its the same ...
| Money Talk|| U.S. Airlines collected $6B in baggage and reservation change fees last year - rickgrimes on 5/14/13 at 12:00 pm|
U.S. airlines collected $6B in baggage fees (+3.8% Y/Y) and reservation change fees (+7.3%) last year as the industry's model continues to shift. This year looks like it could bring airliners an even bigger haul with American Airlines (AAMRQ.PK), Delta Airlines (DAL +1.7%), United Continental (UAL +...
| Money Talk|| Should companies even think about Cost of Capital when evaluating new projects? - rickgrimes on 5/12/13 at 3:34 pm|
Evaluate this news release a company proposes to issue to analysts:
"For years we have thought about our business strategy, without worrying about financing. Times have changed and we need to think about our cost of capital. Since (a) debt is always cheaper than equity; (b) we have decided to use...
| Movie/TV Board|| TV shows you can watch marathons of? - rickgrimes on 5/11/13 at 12:14 pm|
I am not talking about series like Lost or Breaking Bad and such. More like something that is on at the time when you turn on the TV.
Wife and I find ourselves watching these shows over and over (new episodes of course):
1. Love it or list it
2. Property Brothers
3. Income Property
| O-T Lounge|| Kid Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators - rickgrimes on 5/9/13 at 11:48 pm|
[quote][b]A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.[/b]
Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells ...
| Help Board|| When I click on a TD link on mobile it should open the mobile site - rickgrimes on 5/9/13 at 4:09 pm|
...not the full site. Can we make this happen?
For example, I clicked on this link on my phone:
And this page opened:
How hard is it to make that link open in mobile view?
If the powers that be can mak...
| O-T Lounge|| John McCain goes after cable TV bundling; wants à la carte choice for users - rickgrimes on 5/9/13 at 12:38 pm|
[quote]John McCain is going to release a bill that would dismantle cable as it's currently constructed, Brenden Sasso at The Hill reports.
[b]The legislation would force cable companies and satellite TV providers to give consumers an option to pick and choose which channels they get. This is call...
| O-T Lounge|| Google Glass already stirring up privacy concerns - rickgrimes on 5/8/13 at 12:15 am|
[quote]SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s wearable computer, the most anticipated piece of electronic wizardry since the iPad and iPhone, will not go on sale for many months.
But the resistance is already under way.
The glasseslike device, which allows users to access the Internet, take photos and film ...
| O-T Lounge|| Any cure for absent mindedness? - rickgrimes on 5/7/13 at 11:59 am|
I have a hard time remembering mundane little things that people ask me to do. Just this morning when I was shaving my wife reminded me to get something out of my car and leave it in the garage before I left. She reminded me again as I ate breakfast. Then when it was time to leave for work, I prompt...
| Gaming Board|| I want to play 'Midtown Madness' - rickgrimes on 5/7/13 at 12:31 am|
Loved playing it as a kid and was hooked onto it for a long time. I feel like playing it again. Where can I get a copy? Is there a god place to get old PC games?...
| Money Talk|| Senate passes nationwide online sales tax bill - rickgrimes on 5/6/13 at 6:37 pm|
[quote]The US Senate has approved a bill that could one day spell the end of sales tax-free online purchases. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, which the Senate symbolically supported earlier this year and has now passed by a margin of 69 to 27, will give states the authority to collect sales ta...
| Money Talk|| Introductory finance textbook: 'Corporate Finance' by Ivo Welch - rickgrimes on 5/6/13 at 1:09 am|
I am looking for a good introductory reference textbook for Corporate Finance/Valuation. Any thoughts on Ivo Welch's [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Finance-Ivo-Welch/dp/0984004955)]Corporate Finance 2nd edition[/link]?
Are there better alternatives?...
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody get the Nation Survey of College Graduates (NSCG) census in the mail? - rickgrimes on 5/5/13 at 3:57 pm|
I got it the mail in February and I have procrastinated till now. I logged in online and looks like the survey is still open. ...
| Money Talk|| How do you get insurance for your rental car? - rickgrimes on 5/4/13 at 11:42 pm|
For the record, I always decline all coverage at the rental car counter. I assume the AAA insurance I have for my two cars also covers the rental car, but I have not read any fine print or am I aware any exclusions.
American Express gave me the option of signing up for a $17.95 full coverage for ...
| O-T Lounge|| HTC will literally pay you to buy an HTC One this weekend - rickgrimes on 5/2/13 at 9:00 pm|
[quote]If you live in the US and you're sick of your old smartphone, HTC would be happy to help you with that: if you buy an HTC One at any time between today and May 5th and send your old phone and proof of purchase to HTC by May 31st, the company will give you a Visa prepaid gift card of $100 or y...
| O-T Lounge|| Guy leaves the Internet for a year - rickgrimes on 5/2/13 at 1:29 pm|
[quote]In early 2012 I was 26 years old and burnt out. I wanted a break from modern life — the hamster wheel of an email inbox, the constant flood of WWW information which drowned out my sanity. I wanted to escape.
I thought the internet might be an unnatural state for us humans, or at least for ...
| O-T Lounge|| Rumored Galaxy Note 3 - 5.99" HD Display, Octa Core processor & 3GB RAM - rickgrimes on 5/1/13 at 10:29 am|
[quote]Some rumored specifications:
[b]5.99[/b] inches of Screen Size
Full HD Display of 1920 x 1080p
Jellybean 4.3 Firmware[/quote]
Note 3 on the left, Note 2 on the right:
| Movie/TV Board|| Netflix's next original series 'Orange is the New Black' starts on July 11th - rickgrimes on 4/30/13 at 6:23 pm|
[quote]Netflix hasn't been coy about its ambitions with original programming this year: from House of Cards to Arrested Development, the company wants to become the next HBO. Those plans will keep moving forward on July 11th when Netflix will release its latest original program, Orange is the New Bl...
| Movie/TV Board|| Who is the funniest character on Shameless? - rickgrimes on 4/30/13 at 5:12 am|
I'll go with Jody. Him breast feeding the Chinese baby was one of the most ridiculous things I've seen lately. ...