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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 22, 2006 2:04 PM Flag

    (OT) Jambalaya

    Time to disentangle this thread. I'm replying to your post 139160&mid=139480.

    >>I transferred between a G4 and a G5. I don't think the kind of computer has anything to do with it. You want send to go to receive and receive to go to send instead of send to send and receive to receive . . . so you need a cable that crosses the send and receive.<<

    Boy, I'm glad YOU know what you just said. :-) But now I do understand what 'crossover' signifies. Thanks. And once I begin to configure my sends, gos, and receives, that will probably be clear, too. Well, I have the Ethernet crossover cable and I have the Airport, so between the two, my computers should all be able to confab.

    And can you guess what idea _finally_ struck?

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    All three computers have CD drives! If worse comes to worse and my sends, gos, and receives play musical chairs, I can always resort to some CDs. I should back up onto a CD favorites like my more-precious-than-gold Microsoft Word 5, anyway. I shouldn't admit it, but to get things from my iMac to my iBook, I was using email to myself. And that method was so time-consuming that a lot of things never did get transferred.

    >>You need a robot not an avatar:

    Catchy name, Repliee Q1Expo! :-) She reminds me of the animated 'people' at Disney World's display that started life in the World Fair's GE "Carousel of Progress" show. Have you seen that?

    It wouldn't cost much to feed her. Seriously, are we close to having robots for chores? I know there's a robot vacuum cleaner, but I mean robots that actually lift, push, maneuver.

    Oh, nice! I see AKAM is over $51. Didn't someone chide you for buying more at $47?

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    • >>Uh-oh, unlike Internap I wouldn't be very enthusiastic about that reverse split.<<

      Me neither. Yahoo laughably posts NT as up 861.86%, but my Scottrade open/midway/close 'watch list' that just came in a couple minutes ago says it's down 4.05%. (I keep tabs on NT just because it might be a sleeper.)

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Dec 1, 2006 11:07 AM Flag

      >>I don't know the risks of investing in China businesses. I do know the stock of many Chinese companies is doing very well. I am not investing in any business in any foreign countries since I sold my Nortel, although I suppose Ameritrade might be foreign owned now ( I don't think of it as Canadian). But I have no problem with foreign invetment in American companies and vice versa. If the interests of the various countries are so entwined they'll think twice about doing things that threaten the well being of those other countries. Free markets and free trade is the best recipe possible for world peace.<<

      As far as I know, Ameritrade's most recent move was to merge with TD Waterhouse Canada. I'm not aware of any change or acquirement after that.

      Did you see that NT is now one share for every ten? Today they implemented a reverse split. I'd sold my remaining NT just before (I think only one day) it went into a seemingly unrelenting slide.

      "Free markets and free trade is the best recipe possible for world peace." I believe that!

      >>Better turn it back on, the warmth will be gone by tonight:


      Brrr! I'm in the colored band that your county blew northward. Thanks for sending! LOL

    • >>I'd guess oil . . . that's China's big need and Russia has more than anybody. I think China is too rational to want to conquer the world. Look what happened when they found out communism didn't work for their economy, they chunked it and embraced the best model around, free market capitalism. Unlike the Islamofascists, or the Marxists, they don't have an overiding ideology they just have to foist off on the rest of us. In fact they seem to want to do whatever works best, and that's trade and capitalsm.<<

      I hope they don't decide they want to own our capitalism. But then, come to think of it, they'd have to fight the Saudis for it. Maybe other countries owning huge amounts of our business and immigrants overrunning our land and draining our resources are delayed punishment for our taking this country from the Indians.

      Now that you mention it, I do remember China's consuming need for energy. But something vague sticks in my memory re China's friendliness toward Iran. Maybe it was only oil, but it might have been something military. I'll try to see if I can find out what. I've also read that China's banking system is mega corrupt. China is definitely a country I don't want to invest in. Though telephone entities like Nortel see China and India as vast gold rush opportunities.

      Speaking of energy need, I've had my heat _off_ for most of the past few days. I don't remember _ever_ needing no heat so late in November. But now we're expecting "embedded" thunder storms (whatever they are), flash floods, high winds, and c-c-c-cold. Well, no way should those things be as bad as your hurricanes.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 30, 2006 1:50 PM Flag

      >>Not really . . . at least not countries they don't already intimidate/control, e.g. Tibet. Look what wealth did to Europe, and is doing to us. Wealth doesn't make one imperialistic, it makes one seek to preserve the wealth, i.e. avoid wars . . . that is, if it's distributed according to whomever creates it, e.g. via free market capitalism. If it's concentrated, as the oil wealth is concentrated in the hands of religious tyrants in the Middle East, it's dangerous.<<

      Isn't that a big 'if'? With the decimating Islamists dominating my concerns, I haven't been paying much attention to China, but vaguely remember them shaking hands with Russia (but forget why, weapons? oil?) and striking one or more oil deals with Iran. Is this all in the name of trade or more of China's route to dominance over the US?

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 30, 2006 9:32 AM Flag

      >>If by ascendency he means China's GDP will surpass our GDP, I don't think they'll need the Canadian dollar or a low US dollar to accomplish that, and India is not that far behind. This is good, not bad . . . a rich world should be a more stable world. A wealthy China and India have a vested interest in keeping their best customer healthy.<<

      "Ascendency" was my word; I couldn't remember his, but yes, that was the gist of his analysis. And Joe didn't mention this, but I believe a wealthy China would invest its wealth in its military so it could subjugate its neighbors, trading partners, everyone conquerable. Don't you think they'd do that? Look how China has spied on our military and continues to do so. Their allies are our enemies, including, I'm pretty sure I read, the Islamists. Recently I read that the Chinese government secretly executed some members of a "controversial" Christian church. The Christian church members were apparently no angels (they'd allegedly murdered some Christians in another sect), but China has not changed from its Tiananmen Square modus operandi. Do you think wealth will render China amicable and tolerant and satisfied with keeping its vast population within unexpanded borders?

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 29, 2006 2:54 PM Flag

      >>A tiny Island off of Saudi Arabia with lots of oil.<<

      No wonder I didn't recognize that Dow Jones index as an index of the US dollar! Is DJ nuts?

      >>Here's the US Dollar Index:


      That's a good-looking chart (except for the dollar's dive itself), clear and informative. Thanks. I've bookmarked it. The dollar's 'relative strength index' is weakening while the volume average is increasing. Not a good sign.

      >>They were higher earlier, but still doing well.<<

      The chart is showing a struggle and IWatch is hosting a lot of redbirds.

      >>I don't know. Part of it has to be how much money they put in circulation. Part of it has to be the trade deficit. Part of it has to be how much foreigners find the dollar a good store of value, and that might be affected by our GDP, or the GDP of other countries, notably China. There are probably other factors. I have no idea how much those factors contribute to the overall value of the dollar.<<

      And I have less of an idea than your no idea. Joe Duarte does think our low dollar can give rise to China's ascendancy.

      This article, linked at your US Dollar Index page, attributes some of the dollar's boost today to the US's better-than-expected GDP report, and says the boost was at the expense of Canada's dollar. Canada reported a rising current account surplus and a drop nearly double what they expected in their raw materials price index. Any clue in those factors?

      <Canadian Dollar And Business Outlook>


    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 29, 2006 1:41 PM Flag

      >>Thanks, I'm totally amazed by bloggers, but I haven't the stamina for it.<<

      Oops, I never thought of that minor detail. They must work 'round the clock.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 29, 2006 11:18 AM Flag

      >>I'm not convinced the drop in the dollar bodes poorly for the market, I guess we'll find out. <<

      I hope we find out sans pain.

      Just in case I overlooked something yesterday, I searched again for a Yahoo ticker for the US dollar. This time my eyes were open. The 'Dow Jones Bahrain Index' (^DJBHD) is it. What in the world is "Bahrain"?

      Yahoo provides a 5-day chart for it, but none for a longer time span.,r14&c=


      If you want to keep track of it easier, you can just add it to your stock price list. But in my list Yahoo's normal symbol ^DJBHD won't work, the symbol that works is %5EDJBHD. I don't think it changes during the day, but only at market close (or open?).

      The AKAM INAP twins are lookin' good today!

      All the green made me remember to check for today's economic reports and the 3rd quarter GDP is up 2.2% instead of the 1.6% expected. Do you think that can have any marked effect on the dollar?

      >>If the UK has a lick of sense they'll prosecute every example of shariah that violates British law they find.<<

      Lotsa luck. The UK's Moslem infestation probably outpopulates Mexico's cockroaches.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 29, 2006 9:38 AM Flag

      >>Sounds like a catch-22 to me. You have to prove they're a terrorist organization before you can freeze their assets, but if they know you're trying to prove they're a terrorist organization, those assets will go elsewhere.<<

      And the slap in the face is that it was two of these terrorist organizations who filed the suit against the US and won . . . thanks to their radical lawyer who fiercely opposes border control and immigration security.

      >>Maybe that's part of the reason why there have been no attacks on the US since 9/11, they realized there would be a crack down and that would be worse for them than the satisfation of blowing up Americans.<<

      PE, have you ever thought of hosting a blog? You'd add insights to those of the other bloggers . . . plus you'd add to Akamai's revenues. :-)

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Nov 28, 2006 10:59 PM Flag

      >>What repercussions? We would export more, import less, reduce the balance of trade deficit, see prices go up, and probably see interest rates go down. That's a mixed bag. Does he see it as a good thing or a bad thing?<<

      He sees a weak dollar leading to central banks rebalancing global reserves, with China apt to benefit. He looks back at Greenspan's protecting the dollar by raising interest rates and that procedure being the straw that broke the already weak stock market's back. And he sees money now transferring from the dollar to gold, with only slight chance of the transfer boding well for the stock market.

      The dollar's plunge to its <NEAR 15-YEAR LOW> is Drudge's current banner headline. A comparatively tiny headline says <Sharia law is spreading in the UK...> . . . .

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