Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Walker, LA
Biography:LSU Mechanical Engineer Graduate
Interests:Football, Cars, financial
Occupation:Mechanical Engineer
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re: Experience w/ 2-1 Laptop/Tablets - LSUtigerME
I have a Yoga. It’s a decent computer and okay tablet, but doesn’t really excel at either. If portability and touchscreen are the most important thing to you, then it’s more capable than just a tablet. The one thing I overlooked that bothers me is the lack of an Ethernet port. Also the screen is ...
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re: New brewpub is "consciously capitalist" - LSUtigerME
How much weed would you have to smoke to make this seem like a good idea?...
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re: Hi, my name is GRTiger, and I'm addicted to Golf Clash - LSUtigerME
Solid, addicting game. Very frustrating as well....
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re: How much would having a pension keep you at your current job. - LSUtigerME
I understand what you are saying and the implication, but this is certainly not my experience in O&G professional ranks. I agree it discourages mobility and rewards the "lifers", but I don't agree it empowers them unless the company culture encourages it. It's not specific to offering a pension o...
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re: How much would having a pension keep you at your current job. - LSUtigerME
[quote]Our pension takes 10 years in which to vest. If you leave any time before then, you're leaving money on the table, not to mention the lost opportunity cost of the potential years of lost match from a traditional retirement plan. [/quote] I don't disagree. I'm sorry yours takes 10 years. Mine...
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re: How much would having a pension keep you at your current job. - LSUtigerME
[quote]Double dipping is potentially a great setup as long as you didn't actively have to pass on external opportunities that would have increased the cash flow earlier in someone's career. [/quote] Besides this weird pension vs 401k debate, this is the OPs exact question. How much would that exter...
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re: Leasing a vehicle vs. buying? - LSUtigerME
[quote]When financing, you get the car at the end of the term. With leasing, you get a purchase option. They are not equivalent. [/quote] Semantics aside, they are equivalent. That purchase option is simply a balloon payment, with a predetermined buyer under set conditions. In both cases you "get t...
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re: Leasing a vehicle vs. buying? - LSUtigerME
Top 5 question... Check the sticky thread at the top for a few discussions around this. Or search. Yes it can make sense when compared to financing a similar new vehicle over the same time frame. No it is not financially advantageous over buying a used vehicle (depending on maintenance cos...
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re: New house, do i cut the cord? - LSUtigerME
It depends on what you watch. You can always try it, then sign up for a package if it doesn't work for you. I have PSVue, and it works fine. It's not difficult to operate. It's just different. My 5yo has no trouble navigating to PSVue and his name, and his shows on my FireTV....
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re: How much would having a pension keep you at your current job. - LSUtigerME
[quote]For any pension program tied to your final salary, a pension > 401k match [/quote] Why would anyone try to use this as a blanket statement? One is a defined contribution plan, the other is a defined benefit plan. The compensation can vary tremendously from plan to plan. A pension is ve...
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re: How much would having a pension keep you at your current job. - LSUtigerME
It's fairly easy to calculate what that pension is worth and (with some assumptions) determine what kind of pay raise would be required to offset the loss of pension. You mention fulfillment as well. This is much less quantifiable, and no less important. Only you can determine the value of your h...
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re: What is the benefit of wireless charging? - LSUtigerME
Wireless charging is an added feature. So you can still charge through a traditional cable, but have the option to charge wirelessly as well. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the ability to charge multiple devices with only one mat/plug/cable. So if you have a watch and a phone, only need one...
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re: Guide to Selling your Leased Car at the End of your Lease - LSUtigerME
[quote]disagree that it is just another form of financing. Do you risk huge penalties in traditional financing?[/quote] What "huge penalties" are there? You simply sign agreement to pay X amount for 36-48 months, plus a residual payment at the end OR return the vehicle subject to an inspection. It'...
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re: Guide to Selling your Leased Car at the End of your Lease - LSUtigerME
[quote]I used to be an F&I manager for a Toyota dealership. Leasing is a good way to lose your arse! You put down big money. Next you have to meet the terms of the lease which are extremely favorable toward the dealer. [/quote] Toyotas are typically terrible lease candidates. They have low residu...
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re: Price per square foot of building a home - LSUtigerME
There was a thread a few months ago on this exact question. There's a lot of variables. Finishes, Total vs Living, etc. I'm building for around $110/sqft living, $78/sqft total. A GC was running around $125-130/sqft living....
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re: Drive 600 miles on a spare or on a cracked rim? - LSUtigerME
Buy a cheap wheel (even used if necessary), or a cheap steel rim and swap the tire over, and ride that until you decide to what to do. A lot of places can repair the wheel crack as well. Find a local rim welding shop and they can repair it. I know a guy who had his wheel repaired by the guy on Gr...
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re: My son needs a new car - recent college graduate - LSUtigerME
I'm pretty sure most manufacturers offer incentives for new college graduates. However, the lending institutions will still want some type of credit history and unfortunately sounds like it's a big impact to his rate. Why not just get a co-signer? Easy way to get a car at a lower rate and build ...
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re: Anybody know if you can get residential speed limits lowered in subdivisions in LP? - LSUtigerME
We had stop signs added to intersections in our neighborhood. The process wasn't too bad, although I wasn't involved. It involved a request to the city/parish, it had to be reviewed by the city council, and we had to pay for the installation. Took a couple months if I recall. ETA: In Walker, LA, but...
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re: The Real GOAT Generation: Millennials - LSUtigerME
You're comparing this shite to fighting the greatest military ever assembled, twice, with the Great Depression sandwiched between? GTFO. The others don't have much argument against them either, but Millenials sure are a whiney bunch....
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re: Oh well. My cord cutting experiment is over. - LSUtigerME
Wait.... You can't watch CBS games on PSVue?...
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