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Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 869 869

Heh, I'm definitely up for it. Starting bid seems fair, for the area. If it was in my CO neighborhood, it'd be worth 2.5x that, but location, location, location. If you're wanting to move forward, I'll send my contact info.

Buying land for the future good is always a great thing to do.

And I laughed at 'I have a liar on retainer'.

If I can pass that 'luck' along then all the better

I like this thought.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 869 869

No, this is the one in NC. It's only an hour from the outer banks, if that temps you! I've been gone from there for 6 years. Only paid 2 months mortgages myself in that time, so it's a very rentable property. With about $250/month cash flow.

If I lived near it, I would keep it. But managing it from 2000 miles away while working a full time job + family is just too much.


I really want to sell so I can rent closer as I do realize that it's a good investment with good cash flow (if you want/need it). Appreciate the details you & experience.

That's a very nice apt complex. We just went to Maine a few weeks ago, Sebasco Harbor, and loved it.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 869 869

Oh, I rent the second one. Because I have to, not because I want to. Couldn't sell it (even at 20% below purchase), had to move 2,000 miles away. Have up & down on renters who take care of it to varying degrees.

Want to buy it :-) Consider it a tax writeoff.

Comment Re:Physics and economics don't care (Score 2) 172 172

I looked into long life incandescent bulbs for my car since I hate replacing them (who has hands that dainty), then I just said fuck it and bought some LED ones as they last much longer than even the long life incandescent ones and are brighter than the regular incandescent ones.

Comment Re:like the lightbulbs that last virtually forever (Score 1) 172 172

I blame children. A couple of years ago mine discovered that if you flip the switch up and down fast you get a strobe effect. It sort of works with CFLs but it does end their life pretty quick. Previous to that I think I had replaced 1 CFL bulb in the bathroom in the previous 7 years. Also the quickest way for them to quit doing that is to make them pay for a new bulb and tell them they can do it some more but they get to keep buying bulbs.

Comment Re:How? (Score 1) 368 368

I did once but that was like 12 years ago. I was troubleshooting an error with SQL Server and one Google link looked like it might be promising. What was shown in the little blob of text was the error code, and some description of it. So I clicked on it and found my self at a porn site. It just so happened the my boss walked by and asked what I was doing. I explained what happened and then hit the back button, showed her the link on Google that looked perfectly reasonable and then clicked it so show that this was inadvertent. That however has been the one and only time it has happened to me.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 869 869

Well, I've never considered cars as an investment as they only depreciate (with very rare exceptions). Financially, the best option for a car is to go as cheap as you can tolerate. i.e. I'm fine with a used Subaru, not sure I could live with a Yugo.

So to compare cars to any investment is specious at best.

I was just addressing the GP's comment on rent vs own vs invest.

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