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re: What Podcasts and / or Podcast Apps Should I Have? - Sigma
The Tim Ferriss Show Planet Money...
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re: Vice Video: The New Wave of American Masculinity - Sigma
[quote] the system has shifted to where it's built for female brains/behaviors and men are struggling[/quote] Examples? I'm curious. ...
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re: Predictions wins/losses Ole Miss Football. - Sigma
You guys are nuts. OM's OL is going to get worked in their biggest games. I see roughly 5 losses on that schedule. ...
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re: Sound of Silence by Disturbed - Sigma
Hahaha me too. I thought Weird Al had shaved his head and gotten some piercings. ...
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re: Apple thinking of making changes to Podcasting... - Sigma
[quote] Podcasts to me are this huge universe to explore and feed my brain but most people just want to listen to Farty and Marty Morning Zoo.[/quote]...
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re: Sound of Silence by Disturbed - Sigma
[quote]It's freaking terrible. Whoever says that they like that is an idiot and has no taste in songs. [/quote]...
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re: Apple thinking of making changes to Podcasting... - Sigma
[quote]dont get me wrong..i do listen to 'talk radio'; if something intersting is going on in the world i'll put BBC or NPR on but that's about it because i can only take so much of the pandering on those shows. also because i'm almost always listening to music via data/bluetooth to my headunit, i h...
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re: Apple thinking of making changes to Podcasting... - Sigma
[quote]am i the only person on the planet who has never actually listened to a 'podcast'?[/quote] You're missing out. There is so much quality content out there right now it's unbelievable. I hardly listen to music on my phone anymore because I'd rather listen to a podcast....
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re: Three things that have helped shape your financial independence - Sigma
[quote]The only things I truly enjoy buying are...equities. [/quote] Me too. It's almost like I'm a shopaholic for them :lol: We all have our vices I guess. I keep driving my 2005 SUV because I'd rather buy more VTSAX than a new car....
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re: Is Prince Considered a Guitar God - Sigma
[quote]Only by someone who doesn't play guitar[/quote] So Clapton and Gibbons don't qualify?...
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re: Recommend some podcasts. Long road trip tomorrow - Sigma
Tim Ferriss is annoying at times but he has had some great guests. Arnold Shwartzennegger Jaime Foxx Cal Fussmann So many more...
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re: What was your hardest undergrad course? - Sigma
[quote]Physical Chemistry. Quantum mechanics is some abstract material in and of itself but when you are required to understand the math and derive the equations that define the material, it was overwhelming at times. [/quote] The abstract part killed me. I remember sitting in the first exam not ...
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re: Identity Theft Protection - Sigma
My time and worry are not free. ...
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re: Early Retirement - Sigma
I'm planning to have roughly $1.5 million by 55 (net inflation). A fraction of that will be Roth contributions and regular taxable stock-based funds, which will get me to 59.5. At that point, Roth gains and 401k will be optimally accessible, plus a bit later whatever SS happens to be and a small ...
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re: Identity Theft Protection - Sigma
I use Zander. It's $12 a month and supposedly they handle everything. I've never had to use it but it does give me peace of mind. ...
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re: My tree fell on my neighbors house - Sigma
You guys offering to pay half the neighbor's deductible are either lucky or just flush with cash. My deductible is 5k. No way would I volunteer to pay $2500 for something like this. ...
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re: Pulling out of your 401k early. - Sigma
[quote]So at a minimum he would have to take a 35% drop in value (10% penalty +25% tax bracket) for his scenario to play out best. [/quote] All you really need to tell him is this. If he still wants to do it then I would watch out for this guy. I definitely would not let him watch my kids, or go ...
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re: Early Retirement - Sigma
[quote]The last thing any retired person I know wants to do is yard work and home maintenance, or even just sit at home[/quote] This is exactly what I look forward to doing most in retirement. Having the time to enjoy these kinds of things, the slower pace, to notice things and to just be still. ...
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re: Early Retirement - Sigma
I've been thinking about the same thing. The best I've come up with is Roth contributions (pre-59.5), real estate, and just plain taxable. ...
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re: Revisiting old thread - lsutraderman - Sigma
Well wasn't today interesting. An FDA rep who has the power to overrule the committee indicates this may get approved after all. Bam, up 20%. Anybody have the guts to jump in earlier in the week?...
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