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    A lot of employees over there sold out their...

    A lot of employees over there sold out their shares after the big drop, a number of people hired with strikes priced over $150 moved on thinking their options were worth less than nothing. Nobody...
  2. A few ideas, by no means an exhaustive list nor...

    A few ideas, by no means an exhaustive list nor the undisputed greatest hits:
    - Multnomah Whisky Library for drinks followed by Higgins for Dinner (Near downtown, west side)
    - Andina for...
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    This is the world I live in, so I tend to develop...

    This is the world I live in, so I tend to develop strong opinions. I'll take it as a compliment.



    The user acquisition thing is based on a couple of things: 1. logged in users are tremendously...
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    Betting they improve or waiting for the...

    Betting they improve or waiting for the acquisition?
    Several board seats belong to founders, so acquisition is gonna be a hard sell. Jack doubling up on CEO duties has not made TWTR any stronger....
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    You talking about Aswah? If so, I don't think...

    You talking about Aswah? If so, I don't think that is his bus - similar paint job but not the same.
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    I dunno about 2005, but I know the salt shop in...

    I dunno about 2005, but I know the salt shop in question, I think the salt shop came in more like 2008 or 2009. Nearby was/is a very high end pet supplies shop. It's in the same little complex with...
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    I used Mint and it had trouble with some of my...

    I used Mint and it had trouble with some of my accounts - it would get locked out and create blind spots. I didn't think the insights they provided, beyond the ledger, were that interesting or...
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    I dumped them, too. I believe they will turn it...

    I dumped them, too. I believe they will turn it around, but I don't want to wait it out. A lot of their talent feels the same way. They are/were heavy with ex-Google folks, but there is plenty of...
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    Either bribe him in some way (offer to throw...

    Either bribe him in some way (offer to throw extra business his way, buy him a spiff like tickets to a game or event) or give him something to lose (hold back repeat business or make him feel...
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    Read this article at lunch:...

    Read this article at lunch: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/is-silicon-valley-in-another-bubble
    The table next to me was chatting using their available cash for angel investing (by way of...
  11. Having a strong union pension that players are...

    Having a strong union pension that players are compelled to buy into would do a lot more than advice. There is/was some notion of this, perhaps more than a notion, as OJ Simpson still gets paid a...
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    What about people who go to a coffee shop to...

    What about people who go to a coffee shop to read, or to browse the internet without working? Are those folks in equal violation? For crying out loud, everywhere you go everyone is staring at their...
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    I still love the Blazers, but this coming season...

    I still love the Blazers, but this coming season is going to be tough.
    The Milwaukee Bucks are going to get a lot of my attention next year - I'm stoked on the line up, the youth, the heart, and...
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    Anybody read the recent Tony Robbins book on...

    Anybody read the recent Tony Robbins book on Money?
    I was given a copy, but have yet to crack it. I heard him talk about it on a few podcasts and I am intrigued, but some of the claims seem a...
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    Stock market took a hit today. Media talking...

    Stock market took a hit today. Media talking about it like it's the beginning of the end.
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    Me too, me too, and I totally agree. Meditation...

    Me too, me too, and I totally agree.
    Meditation (especially transcendental) and other mindfulness practices are all the rage these days in the SF/Silly Valley area.
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    I'm running on Betterment. They did not tell me...

    I'm running on Betterment. They did not tell me SP500 is the benchmark, but I use that as a comparison since it was just as easy for me to put my money into the SPY ETF through my Vanguard account....
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    Future Advisor, Personal Capital, Wealthfront,...

    Future Advisor, Personal Capital, Wealthfront, and Betterment are all very similar and mostly buy low fee index ETFs for you and add value by re-balancing regularly and making tax optimizations....
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    I really like the suggestions of Chris Rock and...

    I really like the suggestions of Chris Rock and Amy Poehler - both would slay. Alec Baldwin would be interesting, he hosted a podcast called "Here's the Thing" where he showed some good interviewing...
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    Google will be fine. I've been competing with...

    Google will be fine. I've been competing with them or selling against them for 8 years and it is not getting easier. As the competition gets better, so does Google. Facebook gives Google some pause,...
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    Whine whine. I well wished that they got their...

    Whine whine. I well wished that they got their money and got out - if that's slinging shit then I'll sling all day. If someone is taking swings based on ski message board tips I hope they are playing...
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    Well, AXAS took a dump today, so I hope you got...

    Well, AXAS took a dump today, so I hope you got out before the drop.
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    You invested on a stock tip from the Padded Room....

    You invested on a stock tip from the Padded Room. Bold move, enjoy the spoils!
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    I've watched every second of The Wire at least...

    I've watched every second of The Wire at least twice and I didn't think it applied much to Serial. What are you connecting between the two?
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    The ability to pull in spending data and classify...

    The ability to pull in spending data and classify it is pretty standard across a number of services like Mint and the services offered by banks like Chase and Wells Fargo. Mint is owned by Quicken...
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    Back in my Oregon days I was in a fender bender....

    Back in my Oregon days I was in a fender bender. No cops called. Exchanged insurance info.
    Got a thank you letter from the people I bumped because my insurance company was so nice to deal with.
    A...
  27. I think you're talking about me. DWB/MSF has...

    I think you're talking about me.

    DWB/MSF has saved over 1000 people infected with Ebola during this current outbreak. A few members of their staff have become infected, only one has begun to show...
  28. Well I'm from Portland but I live in SF now and...

    Well I'm from Portland but I live in SF now and work in tech, so go ahead and hate me in the SF is the douchiest city thread, too.
    What a fucking asshole I am for being from a place and giving...
  29. So do donations to Doctors Without Borders - even...

    So do donations to Doctors Without Borders - even if there's no reason to be concerned about Ebola in North America, it's still critically important to support the folks trying to limit the impact of...
  30. Also fascinating is the number of founders who...

    Also fascinating is the number of founders who have taken significant money off the table, particularly in early rounds.
    The Snapchat founders all took $10mm plus out of their (I think) Series B,...
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    This is all a fascinating metaphor for what is...

    This is all a fascinating metaphor for what is happening in Israel and the middle east. Think about it.
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    Not that I endorse the tin foil hat conspiracy...

    Not that I endorse the tin foil hat conspiracy crowd, but cheap oil equals a higher likelihood of the Democrats holding on to seats, the Russians feeling pinched, the Euros surviving the winter, and...
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    I'm not someone with the expertise nor time to...

    I'm not someone with the expertise nor time to manage my investments and retirement plan in a very sophisticated manner. Reading this thread is fascinating and at times intimidating. To help me get a...
  34. Let American Express fight this fight for you....

    Let American Express fight this fight for you. Membership has it's privileges and this is one of them.
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    Everytime you talk like this I feel really dumb...

    Everytime you talk like this I feel really dumb trying to manage my money.
    I mostly keep the advice of sticking to etfs of a few indexs (S&P 500, etc.), but not totally. As a Yahoo employee for the...
  36. Agree with the top statement here and endorse...

    Agree with the top statement here and endorse following the example of Mrs. C if the new opportunity has many flaws.
    An important thing to keep an eye on, especially at your career and life stage,...
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    Not sure what you are going for with that...

    Not sure what you are going for with that comment.

    Aldridge was a monster last night - an incredible performance. As far as LaMarcus being the only star - perhaps you're ignorant to our other All...
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    If Barkley is bemoaning the flopping and the...

    If Barkley is bemoaning the flopping and the heavy handed refereeing, then I agree that the game is in some ways less fun than the olden days. If it's a question of talent - no way, the league is...
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    The questions that makes me ask are: 1. Is the...

    The questions that makes me ask are:
    1. Is the mortgage business running out of customers they can qualify under the new rules? No more qualified folks to buy or re-fi?
    - If the answer to that is...
  40. Lotsa red in the tech sector in the past 45 days....

    Lotsa red in the tech sector in the past 45 days. Yelp down to mid-60s from a $101 high, plenty of other examples. Is this just profit taking on the momentum stocks or a broader correction? On the...
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    The driver who hit and killed the child is a...

    The driver who hit and killed the child is a friend of a friend of mine. He's not a fuck and he shouldn't burn in hell. He made a terrible mistake - lots of drivers (pros or not) make fatal mistakes...
  42. Looks like it was a lot of fun to make!

    Looks like it was a lot of fun to make!
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    Account Manager - digital media/SEM

    We've got a few open positions at my company - jobs in SF and down peninsula. Also know of similar openings in Chicago, plus maybe LA & NY.
    Decent pay - enough to afford living in SF as a...
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    Another way to go would be Go Ruck - super tough,...

    Another way to go would be Go Ruck - super tough, thoughtfully made gear, but a military style bag may not be the attention you want in some parts of the world. I'd think the GR2 would work, plus...
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    That Mountain Smith looks great. After choosing...

    That Mountain Smith looks great. After choosing the wrong luggage and bringing too much crap with me to Israel, I'm hot for this bag: http://topodesigns.com/collection/travel-bag/ - they have a mini...
  46. Looks awesome. I dropped a buddy off to start the...

    Looks awesome. I dropped a buddy off to start the CDT there last summer and know I need to get back for a longer visit. Looks like you nailed the weather and the itinerary. I also really dig a long...
  47. Time. I could quit and take a year or more off...

    Time. I could quit and take a year or more off right now, but can't seem to get a few weeks away to clear the head. Might have to fake a breakdown or medical issue.
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    Mike- From one Kailua boy to another (I grew up...

    Mike- From one Kailua boy to another (I grew up on Manono St, just off of Oneawa) I am so sorry to hear cancer is on you. I hope you kick cancer's ass and have a swift recovery with minimal lasting...
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    Thanks for the reminder, just went to Amazon and...

    Thanks for the reminder, just went to Amazon and ordered new sunscreens with Helioplex - not just my usual 85SPF, and not more expensive for the good brands. As a pale kid growing up in Hawaii I was...
  50. There's an imports shop on Hawthorne whose name I...

    There's an imports shop on Hawthorne whose name I can't remember, but they do very reputable work and over half their business is Subies.
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