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Water Cooler / Re: Watch pron
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:45:38 PM »
You have this yet NFFC?

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Weak U.S. retail sales cast shadow over slowing economy



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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.

The downbeat report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday came on the heels of data this month showing a moderation in job growth and services sector activity in September. Signs of cracks in the economy’s main pillar of support, ahead of the holiday season, could further stoke financial market fears of a sharper slowdown in economic growth.

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Global economy faces $19tn corporate debt timebomb, warns IMF

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Low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that risks becoming a $19tn (£15tn) timebomb in the event of another global recession, the International Monetary Fund has said.

In its half-yearly update on the state of the world’s financial markets, the IMF said that almost 40% of the corporate debt in eight leading countries – the US, China, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain – would be impossible to service if there was a downturn half as serious as that of a decade ago.

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>Debbie thinks that Buttigieg carries as much as a 20% "hidden" voter base.

I was thinking the opposite.  I think thee are a lot of Americans who privately wouldn't vote for a gay man.  I don't know if it is as high as 20% though.

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https://www.yang2020.com/policies/data-property-right/

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    The right to be informed as to what data will be collected, and how it will be used
    The right to opt out of data collection or sharing
    The right to be told if a website has data on you, and what that data is
    The right to be forgotten; to have all data related to you deleted upon request
    The right to be informed if ownership of your data changes hands
    The right to be informed of any data breaches including your information in a timely manner
    The right to download all data in a standardized format to port to another platform

This is a pretty radical departure from what we have right now.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: October 15, 2019, 06:17:23 PM »
I took the family to watch the Fleet Week Airshow in SF on Sunday so I did a makeup workout yesterday.  So, I'm calling it 4/4. 

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Billionaire Warren Buffett Is Predicting a Stock Market Crash; Is He Right?


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The Oracle of Omaha’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) had cashed out nearly 60% of its investment portfolio at the end of June according to an SEC filing. The $122 billion cash pile is unusual for Buffett, who typically puts his money to work through acquisitions, stock buybacks or equity purchases.

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Interesting graph; I'd like to see it as a year by year graphic.  Corruption seems to be on the rise unfortunately.

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Water Cooler / Re: PG&E shutdowns....
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:34:07 PM »

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Water Cooler / Re: PG&E shutdowns....
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:57:46 PM »
Maybe a good time to invest in solar rooftop companies?

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Web Development / Re: Sneaky JaguarPC
« on: October 10, 2019, 09:47:21 PM »
Not to my knowledge, there were no notifications about that.  The sales guy just said rates were suppose to go up 10% and he wasn't sure why th3core's went up so much.

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Web Development / Sneaky JaguarPC
« on: October 10, 2019, 08:15:51 PM »
We've been hosting with them since 2010.  In that time we've had three 36-month billing cycles at $178 each cycle.  This last one, without any notification they decided to invoice for $358 for 36 months.  I was kinda pissed when I talked to them.  They brought it down to $196.02, which is a more reasonable increase.

We were having issues with reliability, but overall I can't complain about hosting over the last few years.  Still, that type of sneaky sh## pisses me off.  I guess they just did this to all their long term clients and a curtain percent will just pay without noticing.

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Water Cooler / Re: No Need To Cut Back On Red Meat
« on: October 10, 2019, 07:34:49 PM »
Well, the video is interesting.  He says that the the lower risk is marginal, and that many other life style choices (including other diet choices) are a bigger factors. 

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Water Cooler / Re: No Need To Cut Back On Red Meat
« on: October 10, 2019, 06:56:36 PM »
Cardiologist Explains the Latest Red Meat Research -- video

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I have attempted to be as neutral as possible. I love steak but I also love the planet. The video format is an objective analysis of the data with no personal opinions or bias until the last 2 minutes.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: October 08, 2019, 10:48:19 PM »
I skim-read it. The article speaks from an Australian narative, but it is basically the same in the US.   It first talks about a woman who had a rare condition where she couldn't properly handle protein and she died.  Later it talks about someone who had liver problems from getting too much caffeine from the green tee extract in his protein powder.  I think the point of the article is really about how the supplement industry is basically the Wild West.  Both the problems outlined aren't from long term use, more about acute toxicity from bad supplements and/or over use.  You could probably shield yourself from most of the risk by not overdoing them and by sticking to established brands. 

4/4 for me last week

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