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Downloaded it my iPod but seem to only get the first 8 minutes. Any idea what I may be doing wrong?
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Thanks Shai. The link you attached worked.
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Someone please confirm that this file is working...

The audio file works for 33 minutes until the discussion of the See's Candy, then it abruptly starts to replay from the beginning. It's a fascinating recording, and I hope we can get to hear the remaining portion. Could try to upload it again?

Thank you.
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could someone please explain how to get this file to itunes? it defaults to some other media player...music match i believe. i need to get this thing to my ipod and i don't know how.......any help? thanks in advance.
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Shai,

I cannot download the .mp3, and the .wma works for 54 minutes for me and then stops. I found it odd that the .wma file was exactly 8.00 mb. It seeems to me that somwehere along the route their was an 8.mb limit imposed.
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could someone please explain how to get this file to itunes? it defaults to some other media player...music match i believe. i need to get this thing to my ipod and i don't know how.......any help? thanks in advance.

From your itunes <file> menu choose "Add File To Library" Itunes will then convert it to AAC format and will stick a copy on your IPOD next time you synch.
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As has been mentioned earlier, I think the UMD web space is limiting the file size. Both the MP3 and WMA versions work fine on my hard drive...

I'll ask a couple friend I have to upload the file to webspace they own, rather than hosting through university space...will post another link when it's all figured out.

Best,
Shai Dardashti
www.ShaiDardashti.com
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You could also try making multiple <8 mb files out of it.
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Well done. Thank you!

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After 3 or 4 tries with the 80 meg MP3 file, I just gave up. So my site's audio version is good quality, but just ~12 megabytes and WMA audio (works in iTunes)

The QualityWriter link above has the audio in great quality and MP3 format.
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Thanks Sandman, LiveFromHopkins and Shai. Delightful video/audio.

Mr. Buffett's comments on diversification were interesting; I hadn't heard him talk about 6/50% before. Here's what I jotted when I watched the video (I think this was a little after one hour) - the transcription may be erroneous in spots:

"The question is about diversification, and I've got a dual answer to that. If you are not a professional investor, if your goal is not to manage money in such a way as to get a significantly better return than the world, then I believe in extreme diversification. So I believe 98 or 99 percent, maybe more than 99 percent, of people who invest should extensively diversify and not trade, so that leads them to an index fund-type of decision with very low cost. Because all they're going to do is own a part of America, and they've made a decision that owning a part of America is worthwhile. I don't quarrel with that at all. That is the way they should approach it, unless they want to bring an intensity to the game to make a decision and start evaluating businesses.

"But once you're in the business of evaluating businesses and you decide that you're going to bring the effort and intensity and time involved to get that job done, then I think that diversification is a terrible mistake to any degree. I got asked that question when I was at Sun Trust the other day and: If you really know businesses, you probably shouldn't own more than 6 of them. I mean, if you can identify 6 wonderful businesses, that is all the diversification you need, and you're going to make a lot of money and I will guarantee you that going into a seventh one, rather than putting more money in your first one, is gotta be a terrible mistake. Very few people have gotten rich on their seventh best idea. But a lot of people have gotten rich on their best idea. So I would say that for anybody working with normal capital who really knows the businesses they've gone into, 6 is plenty, and I'd probably have half of it in what I liked best.

"I don't diversify personally. All the people I know that have done well, with the exception, we've mentioned Walter Schloss here, Walter diversifies a lot, he owns a little of everything. I call him Noah: you know, he's got two of everything."
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