| O-T Lounge|| re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet - Dead Mike on 3/10/14 at 8:31 pm|
[quote]This flight has taken the same path the last 2-3 trips this week. So not sure why they'd shoot it down this time.
Same was basically true of Iran Air 655. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tulane wannabe Marine charged with hate crime after knocking gay guy out - Dead Mike on 3/10/14 at 8:11 pm|
I cannot deal with you people anymore, because I am a Marine....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Making the switch from sweetened to unsweetened tea - Dead Mike on 3/9/14 at 8:13 pm|
[quote]Splenda is made with straight chemicals. Truvia is slightly better.
Stevia is more organic (made from a plant) and not made with the same artificial processes as the other two.
Does being made from a plant make it healthier?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet - Dead Mike on 3/9/14 at 7:33 pm|
[quote]Very true but so much is in doubt as it is and will be for months, if not years. It would obviously be a known terror attack if the plane had crashed into a high profile target.
First thing that comes to mind is Ramzi Yousef's airline test bombing and bigger bombing plot.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet - Dead Mike on 3/9/14 at 2:28 pm|
What about that pilot in the area that claimed to have made garbled, unintelligible radio contact with the plane?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Malaysia Airlines loses contact with passenger jet - Dead Mike on 3/9/14 at 1:13 pm|
[quote]When you get a pinhole in a ballon the ballon can often times catastrophically degrade. Same concept right? [/quote]
The pilot probably accidentally turned off the helium switch mid-flight....
| Money Talk|| re: Alternative to the modern portfolio: statisticians welcome. - Dead Mike on 3/4/14 at 9:53 pm|
I think this is a pretty common idea, that volatile investment options are pretty well suited to DCA. The problem is that lump sum investing is generally preferable to dollar cost averaging. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Bad credit auto loan, big down payment - Dead Mike on 2/26/14 at 10:52 pm|
[quote]I'm not 22. I'm 27 and I know that's still young so I'm not trying to act like some old wise man.That is when I messed up my credit. I highly doubt the 2nd largest company in my field(multibillion dollar company) in the world is going to close shop. I have a 401k with close to 60k(I know it's...
| Money Talk|| re: Bad credit auto loan, big down payment - Dead Mike on 2/26/14 at 10:45 pm|
[quote]I was once your age and wished somebody would have given me the advice that I am trying to give to you.
Contrary to what I have posted and how you have interpreted it, I'm happy that you can "afford" this vehicle. But what happens, god forbid, if you suffer a life changing event that take...
| Money Talk|| re: Credit Score Help - Dead Mike on 2/26/14 at 10:25 pm|
Idk if I'd say it's a scam, but it is absolutely bull shite. The entire lending process is f'ed up these days if you ask me.
Back in the day lending money was a big deal to a bank. They took substantial care investigating and getting to know a person before providing the capital knowing t...
| Money Talk|| re: Paying off a credit card too soon? - Dead Mike on 2/26/14 at 12:41 pm|
Again, carrying a balance is not reported to the credit bureau. Your statement balance is, so once that statement balance is available (and between 1-30% of your limit), pay it off and don't pay the interest....
| Money Talk|| re: Paying off a credit card too soon? - Dead Mike on 2/26/14 at 7:46 am|
It is a myth that carrying a balance and paying interest will benefit your credit score. All that will be reported to the credit bureau is your statement balance in this respect, meaning that you can pay everything off before the due date and still show reasonable credit utilization....
| O-T Lounge|| re: My father recently passed. I want to be there for my mother, but how? - Dead Mike on 2/23/14 at 11:47 pm|
Make sure that she has her finances in order and a plan to keep everything sustained financially. I didn't do this in a similar situation, especially since I was still being supported by my remaining parent without a hint of trouble, only to find out after about a year that my parent was pretty muc...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jarvis Landry first 40 is 4.65 - Dead Mike on 2/23/14 at 1:09 pm|
[quote]Who really cares about any of this? I wouldn't care if he ran a 4.9 and had a 22 inch vert. I don't care if he goes undrafted. Jarvis will have a 10+ year multiple pro bowl career because he is a fricking football player. [/quote]
I would guess that Jarvis Landry cares, because he doesn't...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: 2018 QB Zadock Dinkelmann Commits!!! - Dead Mike on 2/22/14 at 4:25 pm|
Does this mean that Zaphod Beeblebrox won't be offered?...
| Olympics Board|| re: Game thread USA! 0 vs. Finlandia 5 please delete - Dead Mike on 2/22/14 at 11:03 am|
[quote]Our boys need to destroy some hotel rooms tonight
Probably a lot of Russian cab drivers out there for Kane to beat down....
| Olympics Board|| re: Game thread USA! 0 vs. Finlandia 5 please delete - Dead Mike on 2/22/14 at 10:50 am|
I think we manage a goal late in the game but come up short in the end....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Non-doctors of the OT: smartest subspecialty - Dead Mike on 2/20/14 at 11:58 pm|
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Jimmy graham reality check - Dead Mike on 2/20/14 at 10:32 pm|
[quote]What would your reaction be if your boss came up to you today and told you that you would have to take a pay cut to keep your job? Would you be happy? Would you look for a new job?
What about if a competitor of your employer offered you twice the salary that you are making now? Would you ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Haiku's for sluts - Dead Mike on 2/18/14 at 9:52 pm|
Let us make this quick
Have you seen what car I drive?
| Money Talk|| re: Bank recs for HELOC- New Orleans - Dead Mike on 2/18/14 at 10:23 am|
[quote]I'm unfamiliar with a "takedown". Could you explain further? [/quote]
You honestly might not even consider it based on how long you expect to carry the principal balance if you've got an intro rate for an extended period of time, but it would allow you to essentially convert some of your p...
| Money Talk|| re: Bank recs for HELOC- New Orleans - Dead Mike on 2/18/14 at 10:02 am|
You can also apply for a takedown to fix the interest rate on a set principal amount. Payments on the principal would then be added to your available draw....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is a "good" ACT score? - Dead Mike on 2/17/14 at 9:01 pm|
I got a 33 in 2nd grade, then I impregnated the proctor....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: The Cove in Baton Rouge - Dead Mike on 2/15/14 at 8:11 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Just found out my favorite Uncle has pancreatic cancer - Dead Mike on 2/15/14 at 1:07 am|
Pancreatic cancer is bad news. Family member had the Whipple procedure but was gone within six months....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Tips on being a supervisor/manager/leader - Dead Mike on 2/12/14 at 11:08 pm|
[quote]About 8 months ago, I got promoted within my department at work to be a Group Leader(drafting metal buildings). Its basically a management position where I oversee 6 people out of 26.
The thing is I feel like I've failed miserably at this. I'm only 24 and I have guys under me thats been d...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Delete. Figured it out - Dead Mike on 2/7/14 at 11:32 pm|
Print out the 3 files and scan them to pdf....
| Money Talk|| re: New to investing - Dead Mike on 2/7/14 at 4:16 pm|
You can start by reading this blog post from Mark Cuban that I think is pretty useful.
| More Sports Board|| re: Paying College Athletes: A Happy Middle Ground? - Dead Mike on 2/6/14 at 8:33 pm|
Well, you sort of asked why this couldn't work....
| O-T Lounge|| re: whats the most horrible way to pay back cash? - Dead Mike on 2/6/14 at 8:24 pm|
[quote]yea yea ive lent him money also. im just more of a friend and will let someone pay me back as soon as they can. i wont be a dick about it.
he deserves this. everyone that has ever met him hated him lol.[/quote]
Maybe you'll pay him back in a way so horrible that he'll kill himself, wou...