| Money Talk|| re: Is it necessary to get an independent home inspector to inspect a new condo? - saintforlife1 on 3/9/14 at 11:45 pm|
[quote]DR Horton? Are you kidding?[/quote]
They are the biggest builder in the country. I know they have had a few issues/complaints in different parts of the country, but so do KB Homes, Taylor Morrison etc. It comes with the territory of being a large volume builder. I guess it just comes down to...
| Money Talk|| Is it necessary to get an independent home inspector to inspect a new condo? - saintforlife1 on 3/9/14 at 3:09 am|
We are buying a new condo constructed by DR Horton. Is it necessary to get an independent home inspection done or it it waste of money on a new construction?
The builder said they went through multiple stages of inspection by the city inspectors certifying each stage and that they will share all...
| Money Talk|| re: What's thee best Free app for keeping up with portfolio? - saintforlife1 on 3/8/14 at 1:58 am|
I like [link=(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/real-time-stock-tracker-+alert/id517166254?mt=8)]Real-Time Stock Tracker[/link] for the sole reason that it syncs with my Google Portfolio (also does it with Yahoo Portfolio apparently) which I keep updated with my stock holdings. It shows a daily P/L of...
| Money Talk|| Take the Evernote Coding Challenge - saintforlife1 on 3/8/14 at 1:53 am|
[quote]Do you have what it takes to be an Evernote engineer? We hope so! We challenge you to complete the three questions below. Score an Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine and the opportunity for an interview with our team if your code catches our eye.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| re: The Face Behind Bitcoin - saintforlife1 on 3/7/14 at 4:08 pm|
Sathoshi Nakamoto: "I'm not Dorian Nakamoto."
| Money Talk|| The Slickdeals Approach to Negotiating the Price of a New Car - saintforlife1 on 3/7/14 at 3:07 am|
[quote]1. Find a starting point
2. Get them bidding
3. Declare a winner[/quote]
Good tips in this thread here...[link=(http://slickdeals.net/f/1941590-the-slickdeals-approach-to-negotiating-the-price-of-a-new-car-updated-july-22-2010?)]LINK[/link]...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Anybody disappointed with House of Cards Season 2? - saintforlife1 on 2/27/14 at 11:57 pm|
[quote]The timeline was unrealistically condensed as far as hearings and what not.
Those dominos would fall over the course of months if not a year or two IRL and they fell seemingly in days. [/quote]
Yes! Everything was happening too fast. No VC can be involved in so many public scandals in ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Anybody disappointed with House of Cards Season 2? - saintforlife1 on 2/27/14 at 10:17 pm|
[quote]Have you seen the original House of Cards?
No I haven't. If the original series was like this, I wasn't aware of it.
Anyway, after the great first season, I had even higher expectations for the second season. Thought I'd be able to see a realistic portrayal of the life of Vice P...
| Movie/TV Board|| Anybody disappointed with House of Cards Season 2? - saintforlife1 on 2/27/14 at 10:05 pm|
As realistic as the first season was in its portrayal of Washington and its politics (the passage of the education bill could happen exactly as it was shown), some of the plot lines in the second season just seemed so ridiculous.
How many scandals can a Vice President and ...
| Money Talk|| US Air Force begins transitioning BlackBerry devices to iPhones - saintforlife1 on 2/25/14 at 2:04 am|
[quote]The United States Air Force is replacing 5000 legacy BlackBerry smartphones with Apple's iPhone, and eventually all of their BlackBerry users will have to make the changeover. The announcement, reported by Defense News, comes as the future of BlackBerry within the Department of Defense is deb...
| Money Talk|| Facebook buys messaging app 'Whatsapp' for $16 Billion - saintforlife1 on 2/19/14 at 5:07 pm|
Can any of you finance whiz kids tell me how they came up with a $16 Billion valuation for a frickin' messaging app? What goes into such valuations? Can somebody walk a non-finance person through the process?...
| O-T Lounge|| Is is true that the Houston Texans Grille has one way mirrors in the urinals? - saintforlife1 on 2/19/14 at 10:23 am|
As in you're watching people dine while you try to pee...
Can any Houstonians (or is it Houstonites) confirm?
| O-T Lounge|| Apple May Have Considered Purchasing Tesla Last Year - saintforlife1 on 2/16/14 at 1:31 pm|
[quote]Apple's interest in vehicle and medical integration for its products is well-known, but a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle claims some new details on both fronts, including word that Apple may have explored a potential purchase of electric car manufacturer Tesla last year.
| O-T Lounge|| Gift ideas for someone who is retiring to a farm in Texas? - saintforlife1 on 2/14/14 at 12:09 pm|
I have a colleague who is retiring to a farm in Texas that he bought last year. He has traveled all over the world through work and was in the Air force when he was young. But this is the first time I think he is ever going to live in Texas.
What is a good Texas/Ranch themed gift to give him? If ...
| O-T Lounge|| iPhone 6 already leaked! - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]Sonny Dickson has released a few teaser shots on Twitter of an "iPhone 6". For those who don't know Sonny Dickson, he's the guy who endlessly leaked the 5c and 5s last year, and he has an incredible track record.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| Would you do 7/1 ARM or a 30-year fixed mortgage for a starter home? - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 1:51 pm|
If you are buying your first home and don't plan on living there beyond 5-7 years, would you go with 7/1 ARM or a 30 year fixed loan?
I am thinking if we don't plan to live there long term, why pay the extra interest (~3.4% vs ~4.2%)? At any time we still have the option to refinance to a 30-year...
| O-T Lounge|| Yes, there's already a Japanese super-fan waiting in line for iPhone 6 - saintforlife1 on 2/12/14 at 1:42 pm|
[quote]Excited for the release of the next iPhone? Well, no matter how excited you are, you will never be as excited as the man who was already waiting in line for his, wearing face paint and a giant cardboard iPhone cutout, as spotted by CNET.
We’re presumably about seven months away from the re...
| O-T Lounge|| Apple's iPhone, the New International Currency - saintforlife1 on 2/8/14 at 2:46 pm|
[quote]I’ve been paying my bills with iPhones. Not with apps or on bank sites—I’ve been using the Apple (AAPL) hardware as currency.
It started by accident in December, during a business trip to New York. I live in Rome, where domestic work comes cheap and technology is expensive. An unlocked, go...
| Money Talk|| A string of thefts hit Coinbase, Bitcoin's most reputable wallet service - saintforlife1 on 2/7/14 at 2:03 pm|
[quote]In a few hours on December 15th, Jeff lost nearly $10,000.
It was 10.6 bitcoins held in the wallet service Coinbase, the most well-funded and widely implemented service on the market. Jeff, who asked that we not use his last name, got the news of the transaction as soon as it happened, and...
| O-T Lounge|| Brand new app: "Secret" - it let's you share stuff anonymously - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 9:03 pm|
[quote]Secret, by design, obscures the identity of the people who post there — but only to a point. Based on your address book, the app tells you whether something was posted by a friend, or a friend of a friend, or if it simply became popular and thus is available for all to see. In that case, it c...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| If the Saints beat Seattle on Monday night, we are the current Super Bowl champs - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 3:46 pm|
True or False?...
| More Sports Board|| Who wins his next Super Bowl first: Brady, Brees, P Manning, Rodgers or Wilson? - saintforlife1 on 2/6/14 at 3:36 pm|
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles surrounds himself with talent - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 10:46 pm|
| Money Talk|| re: WTF is up with Philip Morris (PM)? - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 5:10 pm|
[quote]Wait? So it's cheap?
Then buy it[/quote]
I bought in at ~$91. I am not a happy customer except for the dividends....
| Money Talk|| WTF is up with Philip Morris (PM)? - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 12:58 pm|
I thought it was supposed to be a sure shot like KO with people in the 3rd world smoking more than ever. It has under performed the S&P by a considerable margin over the past 6 months. See below chart. WTF is going on with them?
| O-T Lounge|| re: The OT view on California - saintforlife1 on 2/5/14 at 12:39 am|
I've lived for many years in Louisiana, Texas and California. That kind of makes me as qualified as anyone on this site to comment on this subject.
[b]Good things about CA[/b]:
- Diversity of nature (mountains, beaches, national parks, lakes are all less than 3 hours away).
- Best place to work...
| O-T Lounge|| Mr.Bergis NASCAR prank phone call - saintforlife1 on 2/4/14 at 4:47 pm|
Anybody hear this before?
I don't think I've ever met someone that is so passionate about NASCAR.
| O-T Lounge|| Are these Apple's best ads yet? - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 9:29 pm|
[link=(http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/03/apple-anniversary-video-1-24-14/)]Watch Apple's tribute to 30 years of Mac, shot entirely with iPhones, edited on Macs[/link]
[link=(http://www.macrumors.com/2014/02/03/30th-anniversary-video-behind-the-scenes/)]Apple Releases New Behind-the-Scenes Video...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 14-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Shooting Sister (17) Surrenders To Oakland Police - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 8:16 pm|
[quote] "14 year old is already a father of a 4 month old" No, The 17 Female was the mother [/quote]
What are you talking about? The 14 year old kid already has a kid from knocking up some girl (that part of the story is not in the link but I heard it on the radio). The sister left behind a 2-year...
| O-T Lounge|| 14-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Shooting Sister (17) Surrenders To Oakland Police - saintforlife1 on 2/3/14 at 8:11 pm|
[quote]OAKLAND (KCBS) — The 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected in the fatal shooting of his 17-year-old sister last week has turned himself in.
Police say they believe Mario Toliver, Jr., fatally shot his sister, Justice Toliver, at their home at a high-rise apartment building at 801 Webster St. i...