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About Y2HH

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    Shermer, IL

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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
  • What do you like about Soxtalk?
    The knowledgeable baseball discussion...
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    None of the Above
  • Favorite Sox minor leaguer
    Who cares, KW will trade them for Everett. :D
  • Favorite Sox moment
    -> 2005 <-
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    Pods, Konerko, Kittle

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  1. Y2HH

    Market/Financial Thread

    Uh, yeah...a virus you didn't know would exist caused this on a global stage. You sure called it.
  2. Y2HH

    Market/Financial Thread

    The only way to "play" this, is to buy little bits as it falls, rather than trying to catch the falling knife all at once, and plan to hold it for the long term. The market is acting quite irrational right now, and you can see this by how everything is falling concurrently, which makes no sense. Usually, when stocks fall, things like gold and bonds rise -- but the opposite is happening, and even safe havens are falling apart. Seeing this makes me feel that fear and panic has hit the streets and the suckers are unloaded their stuff at steep losses. As a rather brilliant investor once said, when others are greedy, be fearful ... and when others are fearful, be greedy.
  3. Y2HH

    Market/Financial Thread

    While it's impossible to gauge markets, this is likely a once in a decade opportunity. A month ago people were buying Disney @ 153$, and it's currently trading @96$. If you thought it was worth 153$, it's surly worth 96$. While I'm not a Disney guy, simply because their dividend is trash, a few things I am buying as the market sinks (a bit at a time) -- BP, WFC, OXY, CCL, IBM, UAL The speculative idea here is to find industries that will be hardest hit by the oil/energy issues combined with the Corona effect, such as air/cruise lines ... while also investing in some safer stuff like Wells Fargo and IBM -- which are paying out MASSIVE dividends, and would still be paying out very nice dividends even in the event they cut them. I wouldn't recommend anything all at once (this is trying to time the market), just take little nibbles as it falls/fluctuates.
  4. Y2HH

    Nest vs Ring

    ...as a quick follow up to this... LOL https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/01/ring-doorbell-app-packed-third-party-trackers
  5. Y2HH

    Nest vs Ring

    Ring -- and basically all Amazon hardware products -- are an IOT security nightmare. Their security is either (almost) non-existent, implemented poorly, or relies too much on user knowledge in order to thwart bad actors. In addition, when security flaws are reported to them, they often let them sit far too long before patching, etc. I don't use and do not recommend the use of Amazon products in any household, and will not until Amazon begins showing they're taking a stronger security focused posture behind their products.
  6. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Hindsight is always 20/20 in a fickle market -- take a look at Apple for reference. There have been plenty of instances where their stock takes a short term hit because they "only" sold 70 Million iPhones instead of 70.12 Million. Then a year later the stock is at an all time high on nothing more than lessened expectations... Disney easily could have plummeted because fickle traders were expecting 12 Million subscribers instead of the reported 10 Million. Give it time, you'll have plenty of more opportunities to buy it when investors decide to make predictions Disney cannot possibly meet, and then when they don't there will be a massive short-term sell off by plebs that don't understand they're being scammed by these analysts.
  7. Y2HH

    Job Thread

    My first language was Basic (Commodore 64), and later Pascal, C, C++, and last but not least, COBOL. Of course, prior to graduation I had fallen into an IT Tech Support/Jr. Infrastructure/Network job and never actually programmed a damn thing after I graduated ... but my original degree was in programming. From memory, the only way I can describe COBOL to people is like literally telling the computer, "PRETTY PLEASE MULTIPLY THIS DATA FIELD BY THIS DATA FIELD AND GIVE ME THE ANSWERS TO EACH INDIVIDUAL ROW IN A VERY NEAT METHOD." Obviously I'm exaggerating, but it was like trying to speak write programs based in pure English to a computer.
  8. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    I mean, granted, it's Disney, so it's not like they'll miss the money, but you're obviously an adult with means. You should go out of your way to support art/movies/video games you actually enjoy, versus pirating them like you're a high school kid without the means to do so. I was a big software pirate at one point in my life -- so much so that I was listed in e-mags (of the time) of being one of the top software "traders" in the world. That sort of happened out of what started from necessity -- I simply couldn't afford anything, so I went looking for it in unscrupulous places -- but it blew up into what it became ... which in hindsight was pretty stupid. That said, as an adult with means, if a program, game, movie or television show comes out I actually enjoy, I pay for it now ... because I can, and those that put in the work to create it deserve to be paid accordingly.
  9. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    The buster was one of the primary reasons I visited this site -- I still use it to keep up on Sox news, etc., just as I did back then -- but the Buster was where I actually posted and took part in the Soxtalk community. Not all conversations were civil, but overall, they were better than 99.9999% of the Internet in general. While I didn't always agree with everyone here, I at least respected their opinions, and they tended to come from a well-thought line of reason. Compare that to the comments section anywhere else on the Net -- including practically any Reddit thread -- and you'll see the stark difference in what we had here with the Buster, vs what's available out there. I wish they'd bring it back.
  10. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Sorry for calling you cute ... won't let it happen again ... cutie pie. ❤️
  11. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    I never said you weren't free to like it, love it, or even declare it as the best movie ever made... I simply didn't care for [most of] it ... until the end anyway ... the ending may be one of the best sequences in the entire franchise. Not sure you were aware of this, but the world you live in is full of diverse opinions.
  12. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    Granted, this is subjective because it's opinion, but I wouldn't call them any of them "good" considering the story they inherited and the amazing things they could have done with it. Force Awakens was okay at best ... Rogue one was meh, the final five minutes was awesome ... Solo was meh ... Last Jedi was flat out dumb as hell considering they squandered one of biggest "returns" in sci-fi history ... My opinion/scoring system of those above movies is like this: Empire was exceptional. If Empire was exceptional, at BEST, Force Awakens (arguably the best of the newer movies) was just okay in comparison. Like I said, it's cute how hopeful you continue to be.
  13. Y2HH

    STAR WARS Everything

    It's almost cute how hopeful Star Wars fans continue to be despite 57 movies in a row of near total suck interspersed with "moments" where things are just about to get really good, and they find a way to fuck it up.
  14. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    They probably didn't need your services anymore after they closed the 'Buster ... since your full time job was basically suspending me for being right all the time.
  15. Y2HH

    Something I want everyone to know.

    Why don't you have it?! I'd have found it funny if I came back here today and found out I'd been suspended. lol