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  1. Welcome to the forum Dogyard! I look forward to seeing your contributions here.
  2. It'll be another day or two. I downloaded it, twice, both times it was in Arabic and backwards with the x to close it on the left top corner. I'll try again tomorrow.
  3. Well it's about time. I'm going to give it a shot and will report back my opinion about it: Excerpt: "Effective today, Microsoft will begin rolling out its new Edge browser to the general public. Its new features should be welcomed by consumers and enterprise customers, but how will Google respond? In 1995, at the dawn of the Internet era, Marc Andreessen famously predicted that his rocket ship of a startup, Netscape Communications Corporation, would soon reduce Windows to "a poorly debugged set of device drivers." Netscape is, alas, long gone, and Andreessen's bold assertion is just a footnote in the great book of Internet Quotes, but it eventually came true. Sort of. What those early combatants in the first browser wars didn't foresee was that Netscape wouldn't be the one to establish a true browser monoculture. Microsoft wouldn't claim that honor either. Instead, a quarter-century later, Google's Chrome browser would become the de facto standard for publishing information on the internet. All of that explains how we got to January 15, 2020, the day Microsoft officially replaced its decades-old Trident web rendering engine (along with Trident's ill-fated EdgeHTML successor), with one based on the Chromium open source project. (For more details on exactly how the new Edge rollout will go, see today's report from my colleague Mary Jo Foley.) Microsoft's decision to abandon its own browser engine and adopt the open source alternative managed by Google could be seen as a capitulation. But it says just as much about how, for better or worse, standards are adopted these days. Independent standards setting bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) once ruled the web, with a collaborative approach to standards that competing browsers had to follow. Today, the standard is simple: Does your page work in Chrome? As a result, for the new Edge (Microsoft calls it that to distinguish it from the legacy Edge browser that was a part of Windows 10 from 2015 until now), Job One is to mimic Google Chrome as perfectly as possible. If Microsoft's engineers have done their job, you can visit any website using the new Edge, on a Mac or on a PC running any supported version of Windows, and that site will render in Edge exactly as it would in Chrome. After using beta versions of the new Edge full-time for several months and previewing the final release for the past few days, I can confirm that that goal has been achieved. Which shouldn't be a surprise, given that the two browsers are literally starting from the same mature code base. Not many new software projects get to make their public debut with version 79." For the detail oriented there is a whole lot more, including hot links to related info, go here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/meet-the-new-microsoft-edge-your-move-google/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813
  4. Tesla (TSLA) closed today at $524.86! I'm tickled for all my friends that held on and are still holding. Sure was a buy opportunity last year. On 05/31/2019 Tesla closed at $185.16! Today, 7.5 months later $524.86. Had we decided not to move here, we'd still be holding our 1000 shares. And smiling. Remember there are no gains or losses until you sell. If you did sell during, and because of, the prolonged short attacks of hyperbole, you should be very upset with them for scaring you, and you for being susceptible to biased negative press. And let's face it, there are more than a few that hate from jealousy of the stellar achievers. Everyone here knows folks that mock and adhere to wild conspiracies about Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and yes even Elon Musk. I wish each of you reading here all the best for a bright future! May there be success at every turn of life and all your dreams come true!
  5. Today all support except paid support for Windows 7 ceases! I loved Windows 7 too, but Windows 10 is a much more capable and secure version. Excerpt: " More than a decade after its release, Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020. Let’s look back at what made Windows 7 so awesome and why it’s a great operating system we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. Windows 7 was also designed from day one for security. It’s easy to forget, but Windows XP’s initial versions were somewhat vulnerable to malware as they exposed critical services to the internet by default. That led to the “Trustworthy Computing” initiative and Windows XP Service Pack 2, which enabled the Windows Firewall by default. Windows 7 was much more secure out of the box. Windows 8 came out three years after Windows 7, and that’s when we started appreciating Windows 7 even more. At the time, Microsoft’s vision was all about touch screens. Windows 8 didn’t include a Start menu and forced you to boot to the full-screen “Metro” environment. Even on desktops, Microsoft figured that a huge full-screen “Metro” application was the future. Who needs windows on an operating system named Windows, anyway? Windows users balked, and many of the craziest changes—the lack of a Start menu, for example—were quickly walked back in Windows 8.1. Other changes, like the ability to run these new-style applications in desktop windows, materialized in Windows 10. But, while Windows was undergoing its most traumatic changes in decades, most Windows users didn’t skip a beat. We all had Windows 7 to hold on to. The crazy changes in Windows 8 didn’t matter. In fact, most people skipped Windows 8 and went straight to Windows 10. So Why Do We Recommend Upgrading? We could reminisce about Windows 7 endlessly, and we’ll remember it fondly. But, despite all that, we still recommend leaving Windows 7 behind after Microsoft axes it. If you want to keep using Windows, you should upgrade to Windows 10. Security updates are essential to staying safe online, and Windows 10 is getting them while Windows 7 isn’t. Many flaws found in Windows 10 will also apply to Windows 7. Attackers will hear about them and can start attacking those vulnerable Windows 7 systems. As more time goes by, more unpatched, known flaws will exist in Windows 7 for exploiting. Hardware manufacturers are also supporting Windows 10 instead of Windows 7. This will only get truer after the end-of-support date. Even software companies will one day stop releasing new versions of their web browsers and other software for Windows 7. While it’s easy to focus on the negatives with Windows 10, there are many positives. A lot of under-the-hood work has gone into making Windows 10 (and Windows 8 before it) more secure and speedy. For example, if you have an older CPU, it’ll perform better on Windows 10 than Windows 7 thanks to more optimized patches for the Spectre flaw on this more modern operating system. Windows 10 has basically the same hardware requirements as Windows 7 and will work on your existing computer. You Don’t Have to Use Windows 10 And, if you don’t want to keep using Windows, you have more options than ever! From Macs to Chromebooks to iPads to desktop Linux, there are so many solid computing platforms out there. With the web being more important than ever, platforms like Chrome OS and Linux are very usable. Yes, you can run Chrome (or Firefox) and do everything Chrome (or Firefox) does on Linux, including watching Netflix and other streaming services. We’re not trying to sell you on Windows 10 here—we just think it’s time Windows 7 users upgraded to a modern platform that’s supported with security patches and optimized for use with the latest hardware. It’s 2020, and Windows 7’s era has come to an end. If you do want to upgrade to Windows 10, however, you can still get Windows 10 for free on a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC. We don’t know if Microsoft will end this offer after the company officially ends support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020." Read the details and a lot of related hot links in the full article here: https://www.howtogeek.com/469859/rip-windows-7-were-going-to-miss-you/
  6. Yep Some folks didn't get the memos! From the top tech writer today IMHO, Ed Bott: Excerpt: " The longer you've used Windows the more likely you are to have built up a collection of tips and tricks for squeezing out extra performance. Here are five popular techniques that haven't stood the test of time and deserve to be retired. To tweak or not to tweak? That is the eternal question, especially for those who have years of experience with Windows PCs. All that hands-on time is both a blessing and a curse, it turns out. As Windows has evolved, many of the tips, tricks, and secrets that were once essential for enhancing performance and reliability have become irrelevant. And yet those lessons, once learned, are hard to unlearn. That's particularly true when habits are based on traumatic experiences, like a failed BIOS update that bricked a Windows PC, or when your favorite system tweaks have been engraved into your memory like a pilot's pre-flight checklist. As Windows 10 has evolved over the past few years, I've been paying close attention to feedback from readers, and I've assembled this list of outdated ideas that are still stubbornly popular." In fact they are harmful. I've dropped these over the years but if you are still believing in them, it's time for change. Read all the reasons for each and why in the full article here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/5-popular-windows-10-settings-tweaks-you-need-to-quit-using/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=19724681974700635514865380622813
  7. Folks gave me a lot of crap over at other investment sites in 2010 on. And I told all I sold my shares only to move to Colorado and buy new AWD cars etc. Even though I wanted to wait another year. On the thread here "Are You Still In" that has kept the history of Musk, Tesla, Space X in part as it unfolded from 2011 to present. There you'll see I invested in Tesla in 2010 on IPO and bought 1000 shares. I sold them when I saw the shorts really messing with anti Tesla uninformed folks, and told everyone I wish I was younger as I'd hold off and hold onto it, except we really hated the South's climate, and not just meteorologically! <wink> As well at age 67 I don't have too many more moves left in me where I'm able to spend some years learning my new city, state, and region. So it was now or never, and never about the money as we are set pretty well. We lived here when I was teaching at the Air Force Academy 1978-1981 and loved it. Nothing was built where we live now and Colorado Springs has grown in all directions since. I just wanted to ask if anyone took my advice to buy when it was down over the last year, or hold, because I had posted many times the with the Chinese expansion and their energy division, that Tesla would go over $400. Remember when Tesla built the biggest battery in the world in South Australia on time and under budget? Got the Model 3, pickup, and soon the Model 3 SUV in production? Few believed it would go over $400.00 - now it's well over $500! I hope some of you stayed the course and are still gaining portfolio value with it. I held it for eight years and it was a 15 bagger. Safe investing!
  8. The short version: Firefox flaw allowed complete access to users computers. If you have Firefox on your computer you can open it and click on this link to Mozilla: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/mac/ If you look at the top of the page you should see this: " Congrats! You’re using the latest version of Firefox " If you don't see that - update Firefox immediately there on their website. Details from PC World Excerpt: "We’re just 10 days into 2020, and already we have our first critical security flaw. It comes from Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser, and it’s so dangerous, the Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning users about it. The good news is that it’s already been patched. The bad news is that it’s already being exploited in the wild. And it’s about as bad as it can get. In technical terms, as Mozilla explains, “Incorrect alias information in IonMonkey JIT compiler for setting array elements could lead to a type confusion. That means that an attacker could exploit the Javascript code to surreptitiously hack a user’s PC and install malicious code outside of Firefox. Mozila says it is “aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,” but doesn’t give any information about how widespread the attacks are. The Department of Homeland Security echoed that warning and urged users to “apply the necessary updates.” The government regularly tracks malware and vulnerabilities, but rarely do consumer apps rise to the level of a cyber alert. The bug was first detected by Chinese security company Qihoo 360 just two days after the initial update was released, according to TechCrunch. The vulnerability is patched in Firefox 72.0.1 and Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) 68.4.1. Firefox should check for updates immediately upon launch, but if you’ve disabled that setting, you can update your browser in the General tab inside settings." The rest with other related hotlinks is here: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3513538/mozilla-firefox-vulnerability-is-so-bad-the-us-government-is-urging-users-to-patch-it-immediately.html
  9. Se, You were way ahead of me. I'm 67 now and didn't get my first computer until I was just over my 30th year! I'm just a user now. Boy do I remember the trash (TRS) 80s. We had a similar all in one case computer issued as our first USAF desktops in 1986. They were Zenith Z100s with green screens. Worse, they were CP/M with PCDOS or MSDOS cards installed! Since I'd had my own Commodore and MSDOS computers since 1983 or so, and there were no Air Force IT yet, we in the squadron with experience had to set up the BBS' and do user maintenance for a bit. If one could write .bat files to automate tasks people thought we were programmers writing in machine/assembly! lol It seems like yesterday I was testing Windows 8 developer versions on my laptop testing my first 64GB Crucial M4 SSD at the same time with a 600GB hard drive in the DVD slot in an adapter tray. That was 2011 just nine years ago! I've decided to do my upgrades all at the same time instead of dragging them out years apart. I was waiting for tenth Gen then threw in the Go because of the sale. Now the setups, and configuring starts for the desktop, and to finish the Surfaces that are already in Service for a few weeks. I'm answering you on my 30 day old: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-QWW-00001-Surface-Pro-7-12-3-Touch-Intel-i7-1065G7-16GB-256GB-Bundle/323993280526?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 It was $1325.00 last month. Comments: This replaces my Surface Pro 4 dual core i7, 8GB, 256 with type cover Which I still have. It screams with the 10th gen quad core. I've added a tempered glass screen protector, and this cover comes in Tuesday - https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Microsoft-Surface-Pro-7-6-5-4-Shockproof-Protective-Cover-Hand-Strap-Case/303342469506?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=602445613398&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 I bought the same cover for the Surface Go and love it. I just received and powered this up yesterday: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-desktop-computers/inspiron-27-touch-7000-all-in-one/spd/inspiron-27-7790-aio/na7790dqwws It was $850.00 last month, shipment was delayed almost a month as they ran out. Comments. It replaces a $2500.00 six year old Dell 2720 i7, 32GB SSD, 2GB rust drive and quad HD resolution. I use my desktop very little so a 10th gen i5 quad 4.4 GHz, 16GB fast RAM, is fast, but adding a 256GB SSD boot drive, and 1TB storage rust drive makes it a screamer. The built in speakers sound excellent too! It's truly an all in one. I'm selling the Companion® 3 Series II system I used to use. I also received and set up this for bedroom reading and throne reading: https://www.staples.com/microsoft-surface-go-mcz00001-10-tablet-128gb-ssd-windows-10-s-silver/product_24357485 It was $399.00 last month for the actual 128GB SSD I bought, the cheaper one is a 64GB eMMC. It has 1800 x 1200 resolution and handles the Surface Pen as well as the Pro7. I added a like new open box typecover for $39.99, a tempered glass screen protector, and https://www.amazon.com/MoKo-Microsoft-Protective-Compatible-Keyboard/dp/B07JR8NMQ4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=MoKo+Case+for+Microsoft+Surface+Go+10%2C+All-in-One+Protective+Rugged+Cover+Case+with+Pen+Holder%2C+Hand+Strap%2C+Compatible+with+Type+Cover+Keyboard+for+Surface+Go+10+Inch+2018+Release+Tablet+-+Black&qid=1578863871&s=electronics&sr=1-1 All are 10th gen i5 and i7 except the Surface Go. It has the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Entry-Level Laptop Processor, which is much faster than the 8.9" Fire HDX tablet that was my bedside tablet. But it's got great graphics and resolution for movies and books in bed. I'm really impressed with Microsoft and Dell this year.
  10. Sehc, Hang in there and you'll love it. Much will be familiar. Being the OS on ~ 90% of computers and Windows tablets worldwide you can find answers to any new user questions rather quickly online or in person at campgrounds with a helpful person like I was when we were fulltime for seven years. I no longer work on any computers but ours, but do answer some questions here. YouTube videos when you've a fast connection can be found for just about anything. I have tried Linux and used a Mac for my industrial technology/engineering BS with SIU in 1987. I'd already owned an IBM clone since the early 80s using MSDOS, and several Commodore 64/DX64 by then and the mouse on that early Mac was weird for me, a DOS guy with a preference for command line and keyboard commands for all the old DOS programs. I was glad to stop having to use a Mac and happily went back to DOS using DR DOS from Gary Kildall's Intergalactic Digital Research, later shortened to just Digital Research, the DR in DR DOS. I used Linux several times for fun, since it was free. I had to laugh at myself because in the early 90s we had Windows for Workgroups 3.1 forced on us in the Air Force along with mice which I detested but also HP Laserjet printers and those noisy tractor feed dot matrix impact printers with ribbons went away. Anyway, at first, all the way to Windows 95 I refused to use my mouse, avoiding Word in Office 95 also forced on us. I was still using Wordstar on my system but my younger assistant NCOIC helped me transition in 1995. I became very good at Windows systems at the time we were providing English satellite receivers and systems in Bitburg Germany while assigned there. My wife, partner, and German employees, ran the office with the NOC (Network Operating Center) for our Internet dial up biz, our computer store, and my original English language satellite cards and hardware sales store. A lot was happening mid 90s. So I switched to mouse and Windows and forgot DOS except for command line use and had to look up then, then retired from the USAF moving into a used 36 foot HitchHiker in 1997 when relieved of duty. We already had our Ram Diesel 1ton dually club cab long bed. By then I was fully a Windows expert user, and we had one of the giant Brother MFC machines I built into the RV. Pics of that built_-in are in my website below. I was one of the first buyers of the original Raspberry Pi in 2012 using a variance of Debian Linux made for it. I thought the old DOS master was still alive in me. I could use Linux but was into my Windows programs and Windows 7. My love of command line UI was gone! So I sold the Raspberry Pi in 2013. I was fixing Windows computers as a hobby biz, cleaning out infections and restoring corrupt systems without deleting the hard drive. in 2016 I decided to try Linux again, even ordered the two CDs for then new Linux Mint/Cinnamon 18, just to see if it would run on a thirteen year old Dell XP system that ran fine with XP. I'd been told by Stan and several others here that Linux ran well on systems that can't run modern Windows versions. I was told it was most like the Windows desktop and it was until I had to use the command line when something went awry. Well Mint barely loaded and literally ran so slow it was unusable. I'm sure a ten year old version of Linux would have run, but then no support, Windows Long term support has traditionally been ten years. For this edition of Linux Mint support is three more years: "Linux Mint 19.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2023. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use." https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3832 So Linux really does not really revive ancient hardware, and currently won't run most of the Windows software without a third party interface, software I use and like. When I went to some Linux help sites I was told that the Ten Cinnamon 18 was a modern OS requiring modern hardware to run well. For me to become as good at either Mac or Linux as I am with Windows would take years of learning curve. Windows desktops and tablets both use the same Intel Pentium, i3, i5, and i7 Intel chipsets that Windows desktops use. Macs switched to "Evil Wintel" chipsets developed for Windows in 2005. iPads use cell phone derivative chipsets not compatible with OSX. In other words, Apple switched to Windows chipsets in 2005, Linus Torvald wrote Linux to work on MSDOS hardware.
  11. Caveat Emptor! I'm Contemplating using these guys after reading their worst reviews and answers. It could be a rip off but I'd rather have my own office not an annual subscription. https://www.softwaregiants.com/en_us/office-2016-home-student.html?msclkid=99586bc6bd751349114035dfde11d51d https://www.bing.com/search?FORM=U528DF&PC=U528&q=are+software+giants+UK+selling+legitimate+software%3F If you can't afford to lose the $39.99, don't try it. Caveat Emptor!
  12. Ryno, sorry I missed your question. First we were moving in the coldest part of Winter and spring. I bought the 2019 Forester cash in Mar 2019 before our move. At the same time I found a nice 2006 high mileage Subaru Baja Turbo. They were discontinued in 2006 and most were run hard and put up wet, it made the trip up here from Louisiana, but started the dreaded head gasket leak so I poured another $4900.00 in it. I am planning on getting a Tesla AWD truck or AWD Model 3. Selling the Subaru Baja would be no problem with new remanufactured heads and bottom end. But the big money investments must wait until we're done updating and remodeling our new home. We've plenty cash reserves with our proceeds after the move from the sale of our five acre homestead and our inherited cash and sale of the inherited three acres and home. But right now I've time to shop our Tesla be it a truck or a Model 3. I want to be sure of my appreciating assets before investing a large part of my reserves in my BEV, never mind two Teslas. I am hoping to catch great sales on investments in the bottom of a bear market when stock and index funds are at their lowest. I don't have a lot of experience with other companies as I had with Tesla, Apple, and Microsoft. My discretionary funds were put into a long term, minimum three year investment in ACB when it was low, as well as NBEV. When Marijuana becomes federally legal nationwide we will see taxes collected and the industry take flight along with soaring profits from stock bought when it was low. I thought that would happen in late 2019 but it will be another year before sensible federal laws prevail. I'm fine. No loss or profit until a stock or fund is sold. I follow the advice to buy low sell high. It's all, I know. Once those are earning, I can take some and do the Tesla/s.
  13. https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/04/investing/tesla-short-losses/index.html Tesla short sellers have lost $8 billion!
  14. Zulu, I forgot to thank you for that great link to the actual losses of Tesla shorts in the short span of a month or so. That is a must read article. One quote in the article I found especially hilarious: " About 36% of its shares were being sold short in May, but many Tesla shorts continue to hold on, convinced the market will turn against the upstart electric automaker, especially as established automakers flood the market with their own electric vehicles. " What?? What established auto makers are flooding the market with BEVs? Hybrids have been around since 1999 with the Prius from Toyota. But every BEV from Porsche, Jaguar, and Mercedes, at one end of the price point, to the low end with the Chevy Bolt BEV, has flopped worse than any vehicle flop I've seen before. The Bolt? Try to test drive one! None available anywhere around me where I used to live in Louisiana or here in Colorado. And it looked like a bad Asian attempt at making a compact look like a sports car - FAIL! And GM tried to appear to be able to design and manufacture a competitive BEV, what crap! While there are great Korean quality products BEVs are not one of them. GM contracted with Lucky Goldstar to design, manufacture, and ship the parts to GM's Orion plant so it looked like they did it. (Yes that Goldstar that made cheap VCRs, TVs, and DVD/CD players.) Of the first 1000 Bolts delivered and sold to our compatriots, fully 20%, or 200/vehicles just stopped and stranded the owners wherever they died causing them to have to call for tow trucks! Then GM found or was told about a second major flaw that has not been addressed to date. The Jaguar iPace? https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122753_the-jaguar-i-pace-isnt-selling-well-in-the-u-s Just look at worldwide sales year on year and BEV profits. Nope, the shorts delude themselves thinking any major car Marke has flooded any market with BEVs, because to admit error is impossible for them. So they lose billions, and are sore losers to boot. There is more disruption expected from Musk and Tesla.
  15. Perhaps another can explain this better, and I think this YouTuber did it very well. Excerpt: "A few days ago I ran across a video from a criminal defense lawyer in Florida that brings up some points I hadn’t heard before. I’d suggest you watch the whole 30 minute video if you have the time. If not, you can read my summary and comments and just use this guide Warren provided to skip to the parts that most interest you. 00:24 The Auto Industry 07:16 Oil Industry 09:32 Insurance 11:57 Lawyers 17:14 Medical 19:23 Parking 21:51 Rental Cars 23:00 Railroads 25:48 Airlines 27:17 Conclusion I discussed Tesla’s impact on the used car industry (#10) in a previous video. 1. Auto Industry: He discusses that Tesla is making cars and trucks that can replace 5 vehicles. Since the robotaxi can be used many more hours a day than gas cars today, and since they will be designed to last a million miles instead of about 150,000 miles for a gas car, they won’t have to be replaced as often even though they are heavily used. 2. Oil Industry: Cars and trucks are the main users of oil, which Tesla vehicles don’t use. Natural gas and coal are used for both heating homes and producing electricity. Tesla’s expansion of vehicles, solar panels and roofs, and energy storage at competitive prices will greatly reduce the need for oil, natural gas, and coal. 3. Car Insurance: Millions of people won’t need car insurance if they just use robotaxis. Even for people who keep a personal car, the greatly reduced number of accidents and the injuries associated with those accidents will take most of the money out of this industry. 4. Lawyers: Fewer accidents (because of Full Self Driving) mean less work for both plaintiff and defense attorneys for both car accidents and drunk driving for civil and criminal cases. Nobody will be driving without insurance or with a suspended license since it is just much cheaper to take a robotaxi. Since the cars have so many cameras, criminals won’t be able to stage fake accidents — since you will be able to tell it’s faked from the video evidence. He further wonders if we even need police doing traffic enforcement, which is a major source of other cases (many victim-less crimes). 5. Medical: Much of the work of emergency rooms, chiropractors, and MRI machines is traffic accident related, and if we reduce traffic accidents by 99%, we won’t need as many of these things. Since we have an aging population, we will likely still have work for the medical professionals, but it will shift demand and could help us avoid a crisis we would otherwise face as the baby boomers age and require more medical care. 6. Parking: You don’t need huge parking lots if many people will take a robotaxi. Workplaces and shopping centers won’t need nearly as many parking spaces. Even homes will have have smaller garages or no garages. 7. Rental Cars: Travelers will find it more convenient to just get a robotaxi than rent a car from Hertz or Avis. 8. Railroads: Tesla self-driving semi trucks will reduce the need for freight trains. The Boring Company will reduce the need for traditional commuter railroads. 9. Airlines: Hyperloop and SpaceX will be very appealing (faster and cheaper) than taking an airline. 10. Used car industry: As people realize the low cost of ownership, Tesla vehicles become much more appealing that BMW and Mercedes vehicles, so the resale values of the traditional luxury values are being crushed. Warren presents a very optimistic view of the future overall, but warns that if you are in one of the above industries, there will be some adjustments that could be painful to individuals caught up in the massive transition driven by Elon Musk and Tesla. The link to the full video takes us to some facts that are obvious to many, but unacceptable to a certain type who will lose betting against science and progress, and blame others for their poor choices in the investment arena. Tesla shorts, how are they doing listening to, and believing, drivel??? https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/04/investing/tesla-short-losses/index.html
  16. And in my opinion, the shorts deserve their karmic returns. I am about to post the ten industries Elon Musk will disrupt that many haven't thought through. Many won't. Following the folks that tell the most outrageous conspiracy theories and personal attacks in investing is fiscal suicide. See, those without morals and honor, whose ethics are situational, and most horrendously really know better but derive pleasure in the harm of others, well, what goes around . . . Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -- Voltaire
  17. So right Robert! This has been a topic I've posted here about ever since Bill Gates backed Teledesic in the late 90s along with a Saudi prince. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teledesic But they gave up because of the extremely high cost of launching rockets and their payloads If anyone wants to review how we got here, here are my posts about Starlink, and comments here on our forums over the last five years: Dec 9,2018 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/134461-starlink-is-coming/ Nov 9, 2018 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/134248-spacex-sets-its-sights-on-a-lower-orbit-for-starlink-broadband-network’s-first-satellites/ Feb 17, 2018 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130549-spacexs-first-internet-satellites-are-set-to-launch-sunday/ Feb 22, 2018 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130592-spacex-launches-1st-test-satellites-for-starlink-internet-constellation-along-with-spains-paz/ From May 4, 2017: http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130592-spacex-launches-1st-test-satellites-for-starlink-internet-constellation-along-with-spains-paz/ May 6 2017: http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/127502-spacex-to-launch-thousands-of-its-own-broadband-satellites-starting-in-2019/ Nov 19,2016 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/125648-spacex-just-took-another-step-toward-delivering-superfast-internet-from-space/ June 10, 2015 http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/118383-spacex-founder-files-with-government-to-provide-internet-service-from-space/ I also said Tesla would go over $400 a share in 2019. It closed today down 2.19% @ 481.34.
  18. They don't actually support a touch screen. Scrolling actual becomes mas text selection. Word search within a doc sucks too. I am about to load my family Office 364 up and use four additional "user names from my domain. Hope that works!
  19. Lucky you. We just get alien spacecraft over the Springs, along with squadrons of large drones around North and South Colorado!
  20. Tesla closed today at $492.14 today!
  21. Tesla had dominated most of this thread and it just pulled out of a one year slump and not only hit over 400 as I predicted for 2019, but it is now at $468.00. I needed to buy a house and new AWD Subarus for our move out of the South and sold at $348 in late 2018! My son just sold out at $460.00. Now while I wait for my new long shots to mature in 2021, I'm looking for a bear market to buy index funds in and hopefully near bottom. Good luck out there with your investments, I hope some of you bought Tesla at $400.
  22. YW! Today from CES, chargers with 100 watts not much bigger than a quarter. Just announced from CES, and one available now, from Aukey, another reputable brand. It's called GaN or Gallium Nitride technology. Excerpt: "The line-up, called the Omnia Series, consists of five chargers, ranging from a 61W single port charger to a 100W dual-port charger, covers pretty much the entire range of USB devices, from high-powered devices such as the MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13, and iPad Pro, to smaller devices such as the iPhone and Nintendo Switch." Details and specs here, one available now: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ces-2020-aukey-debuts-tiny-chargers-for-all-your-usb-c-devices/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=22078230483476385315599228605251 Wow!
  23. YW Roger! It is becoming routine for tail landings on barges in the Atlantic ocean and on land to reuse the rockets. Now SpaceX is working on catching the fairings for reuse. Like the first tail landing crashes he'll get it eventually. I remember watching the Mercury flights specifically John Glenn in Friendship 7, first to orbit with a man on board for us. Then the Apollo missions and the Shuttles landing at Barksdale AFB on the back of a 747 for fueling when I was active duty and my office was 50 feet from the flightline. I still thrill to the sights and sounds of men and women taking our first steps to Mars and the stars. Guess you do too.
  24. For those still on Windows 7 refusing to go to Windows 10, there may be an alternative with Linux. I can vouch that the Cinnamon desktop is much like Windows 7. Here one of my favorite Linux writers shares some food advice. I say do 10 or Linux. Don't run an unpatched OS. Excerpt: " Windows 7 is down to its last days. If you don't care for Windows 10, it's time to consider running Linux Mint instead. On Jan. 14, 2020, Windows 7's free support ride ends. According to the Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP), 20% of you are still running Windows 7. I get it. Windows 7 works. But Windows 7 is close to dead. It's time for a change. Linux Mint, an exceptional open-source desktop, might be right for you. Here are your other choices: If you want to stick with Windows, you can either keep running Windows 7 without vital security patches, which would be stupid, or you can pay a lot for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) on a per-device basis. How much is a lot? ESUs for Windows Enterprise users start at $25 per device in year one to $100 per device for year three. For Pro users, ESU pricing goes from $50 per device in year one and jumps to $200 per device in year three. Windows 7 Home? So sorry, you're not supported at all. I might also add that, if you're a small-to-medium business owner, you're going to have a lot of trouble finding a VAR or MSP who's willing to sell you ESU. Or, you can migrate to Windows 10. And, yes, for now, you can still update to Windows 10 for free from Windows 7. But, since Windows 10 came out in July 2015, if you haven't upgraded by now, it's pretty clear you don't want any part of Windows 10. So, why not consider Linux Mint instead? " Indeed. And the answers to that question is in the article here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-and-how-to-replace-windows-7-with-linux-mint/?ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=22078230483476385315599228605251
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