| O-T Lounge|| re: OT Audiophiles: Opinions on Bose QC15? - LSUKTR on 5/12/13 at 9:13 pm|
Got a pair a few years back for monthly 12+ hr plane rides and I couldn't have slept without them. Not only do they work, but they at comfortable. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game 2: LSU 7, Texas A&M 4 - Final - LSUKTR on 5/10/13 at 7:08 pm|
[quote]because its blacked out in baton rouge...[/quote]
I'm not in Baton Rouge...and the page won't even load. If it's blacked out, the page will load but say that the game is blacked out....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Game 2: LSU 7, Texas A&M 4 - Final - LSUKTR on 5/10/13 at 7:02 pm|
[quote]ESPN3 working for anyone?[/quote]
No, been trying to load the page for 20min and it's not working. :angry:...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Over/Under...Fans in the Stands - LSUKTR on 5/4/13 at 10:07 am|
That was paid attendance. Radio said number in seats was 7,xxx. Don't remember the exact number. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best way to vacation in the Carribean? - LSUKTR on 4/28/13 at 10:31 am|
Sugar Beach Resort
Making our second trip in October. Can't beat it, mountains and beach at the same time. Not just a flat boring landscape, and there is some great zip-lining. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Mechanical Engineer Salary - LSUKTR on 4/11/13 at 8:10 pm|
Starting salary = $80k
6 years exp = $130k
| O-T Lounge|| re: Small engine repair (push mower) - LSUKTR on 4/5/13 at 10:09 am|
When fixed, look for gas without ethanol. Ethanol isn't good for the rubber or plastic components and can cause things like the primer bulb to have a shorter life....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How much sleep do you get/need to function - LSUKTR on 4/5/13 at 8:45 am|
To be firing on all cylinders at work I need 7-8. More than 8 and I feel tired. If I get at least 6hrs, I'm still productive but tired. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best new 2013 SUV on the market between 30k-35K - LSUKTR on 4/3/13 at 6:20 pm|
[quote] We have a 2012 Highlander and love it [/quote]
[quote]You will pay more than 35k for a new one though. [/quote]
False...Wife bought a 2011 new for $31k....
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| Need 2: LSU/Kentucky April 6 - LSUKTR on 4/3/13 at 9:56 am|
Looking for 2 tickets to Saturday's baseball game vs. Kentucky.
email me at LSUalum2008 (at) gmail.com
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone ever been to Viceroy Riviera Maya (formerly the Tides)(Mexico in General) - LSUKTR on 3/26/13 at 11:14 pm|
Viceroy Sugar Beach....great honeymoon. ...
| Money Talk|| re: start off salary - LSUKTR on 3/26/13 at 1:13 pm|
Depends on GPA.
High GPA (>3.5)
- O&G Operator/Upstream: $75-$90k
- O&G Service Companies: $60-$80k
- Outside the O&G industry: $55-70k
Based on what I was seeing when I was in school. Economy hasn't changed much, so probably still valid....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How exactly does a 3d printer work in regards to materials? - LSUKTR on 3/26/13 at 1:03 pm|
I've only seen them print with a plastic medium. Something it could melt. I guess you could make a plastic chair....
| O-T Lounge|| re: power went out in the superdome - LSUKTR on 2/3/13 at 7:50 pm|
[quote]Investigative Reporter David Hammer said Entergy has told him that the issue is one at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, that power is flowing to the arena and the issue has to be in house. The outage has delayed the Super Bowl with the Ravens leading 28-6. There is an estimate 15-minute delay t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: International Travel Questions - LSUKTR on 2/3/13 at 8:34 am|
Pick pocketing isn't bad. I didn't wear a wallet in my back pocket because that would be asking for it. They sell these money holders that go around your neck like a sling and you can carry money in the front. I kept daily cash in front pockets and the rest in the holder under my shirt.
If you ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: International Travel Questions - LSUKTR on 2/2/13 at 7:21 pm|
Was there a few years back. KL is awesome, Bangkok is alright but pretty crowded and dirty. Jump around and see a lot, AirAsia has cheap flights in the region. I spend some time on Borneo which a great just to hike through the rainforest. I wanna go back because I never hit Singapore. Also, don...
| Political Talk|| re: "Fracknation"...DON'T FORGET! Tonite @ 8 AXStv. - LSUKTR on 1/22/13 at 6:52 pm|
[quote]Anyone that thinks fracking is 'okay' is in denial.[/quote]
Anyone that doesn't think fracking is ok, doesn't understand how you frac.
If frac fluid makes it into a freshwater aquifer, it is due to a poorly constructed well, not the process of fracking. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Who here has worked in dangerous areas of the world? - LSUKTR on 1/15/13 at 7:07 pm|
Not really unsafe...but people look at the location and are afraid to go. Nice oilfield camps in the middle of the dessert and most of the people are friendly.
| Money Talk|| re: Online savings accounts- specifically AMEX - LSUKTR on 1/4/13 at 9:45 pm|
I have accounts with AMEX and ING (now part of Cap One). Happy with both. Ally looks good too, but I passed on them due to their large government ownership (they're the old GMAC), just my personal preference to favor the others. ...
| Money Talk|| re: does anybody invest in real estate stocks? - LSUKTR on 11/18/12 at 8:44 am|
I don't keep up with them but have 8-10% of my portfolio in REITs for diversification....
| Money Talk|| re: Retirement Planning Question 401K plan and Roth - LSUKTR on 11/3/12 at 11:08 am|
You can fund a Roth beyond the income limits. Google Back-door Roth Ira contributions. Up to the individual if they want to use the method, but makes sense in my situation. You basically contribute to an IRA then convert to a Roth. Congress removed income limit on conversions a couple years ago. ...
| Money Talk|| re: 20% saving for retirement??? - LSUKTR on 11/3/12 at 9:28 am|
One thing that's never been clear when we ask these questions is are we referring to pre-tax or post-tax? So for simplicity, assume a $100k salary. So if you put $17k pre-tax into a 401k, do you put $3k post-tax into an IRA/Roth IRA? Or for 20% do you put $2250 post-tax IRA/Roth IRA (if assuming 25...
| Political Talk|| re: Early Voting in Louisiana, Do It! - LSUKTR on 10/27/12 at 1:20 pm|
Voted this morning in Covington. Long line, but only took 20min to get in and out.
Main thing is to print a ballot at home and just transfer from your answer key when you get there. Most had done this, but there were a few that you could tell would be occupying a machine for 20min as they rea...
| Money Talk|| re: Recommend a Credit Card - LSUKTR on 10/6/12 at 10:26 pm|
Starwood Amex (SPG): points transfer at a 1:1 ratio to many airlines, so you aren't limited to just one. Just cancelled my American Airlines card in favor of this.
I use a BoA cash rewards visa for gas. It gives 3% cash back on gas.
Also look for great deals on bonuses. Google can help with...
| Money Talk|| re: Refi...what should I do? - LSUKTR on 10/5/12 at 12:13 pm|
I've run the numbers several different ways and I plan to refinance in the next few weeks from a 30yr @ 4.375% to a 15yr (I'm 2yrs into the 30yr).
I looked at the return on investment and even when taking into account the taxes, I've decided on the 15yr refi.
Refinancing saves me $6,000 over t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What is the farthest you've been out of the U.S.? - LSUKTR on 9/23/12 at 9:13 pm|
[quote]Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[/quote]
Same, or just east on Borneo. Don't know which is further.
Don't think it gets much further since I circle the globe on that trip (flew across the pacific to get there, then across Asia/Europe to get back, so must be almost the exact opposite side from u...
| Money Talk|| re: IRA to Roth IRA - LSUKTR on 9/21/12 at 8:24 pm|
Google "Roth IRA backdoor contributions"
I would convert the current IRA to a Roth and get that tax issue settled, then do an annual Roth by the above method. Not saying it's risk free as it is obviously a loop-hole, but I've read many, many articles and personally feel any risk is low....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Supreme Toyota Hammond: Worst Experience Ever@Dealership - LSUKTR on 9/21/12 at 8:00 pm|
[quote]i don't understand, you tell them what you'll pay they take it or leave it. [/quote]
This is how I've bought the last 2 cars. I go in knowing that I have a fair offer that gives them a little profit and in exchange they get to close a deal in 20 minutes. Last dealer I did this at actuall...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Supreme Toyota Hammond: Worst Experience Ever@Dealership - LSUKTR on 9/21/12 at 7:54 pm|
I've only been to 3 dealerships when buying the last 2 cars...Supreme Toyota in Hammond was the one that I walked out of.
I did my research and walked in with a fair offer. Dude wanted to play games and try all his textbook gimmicks. Finally walked out. Drove to Toyota of New Orleans and was s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: People that don't drink and their reasons. - LSUKTR on 9/21/12 at 9:50 am|
my body just can't take it. I used to be able to put back a 12-pack and wake up the next day feeling great. Now, if I have more than 1 or 2 drinks, I feel like crap for the next 24hrs. So, I still drink, but what used to be a couple beers with dinner has become ~1-2 beers/week.
I had 2 drinks ...