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by Riggerjack
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: John Urschel retires from NFL at 26 after 3 seasons
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: John Urschel retires from NFL at 26 after 3 seasons

://www.theplayerstribune.com

Search urschel

He writes a good column, there. In fact, I'm impressed by the writing, overall.

I think he liked playing at MIT more than playing in the pros.
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria

Nothing will help your boss prioritize your accounting responsibilities like "accidentally " increased taxes... Just saying...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Slave-waged Woman Living in Austria

Being a business owner means trading one boss for many. You will call them clien5s, or customers, but the relationship is the same. On that note, you didn't start this job as the accountant / office manager/janitor, volunteering to work 12 hour days, etc. You developed this job, with your boss, toge...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Service High Voltage Charging System
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Service High Voltage Charging System

Isn't there a volt forum? I have a prius c, and when going into a technical issue like this, that is my first stop. It could be as minor as an automated warning triggered by mileage, or it could be a real problem with the charging system. I have experience with high capacity battery systems, and no ...
by Riggerjack
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff
Replies: 44
Views: 5386

Re: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff

Nice! That is a clean looking case. How do you store your sharp needles?

Are you labeling with a p-touch?
by Riggerjack
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff
Replies: 44
Views: 5386

Re: Inexpensive way to sew thick stuff

Rats are amazing,defeating them will require more effort. To eliminate rats, train them. Currently, the way you are using traps is training them to avoid traps. Think about it,peanut butter is pretty tasty, but whenever I see some, there is a smashed rat with it. Probably ought to avoid peanut butte...
by Riggerjack
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 371
Views: 31852

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Sorry to hear about the cancer, and wish you both all the best. If you do decide to try cannabis, look out. Legal, over the counter, retail weed is so different from the weed of the 80s, it may as well be a whole other thing. I find vape pens and edibles to be great. I don't like smoking the flower,...
by Riggerjack
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The full peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: The full peanut butter

Succeeding was a great book. A little dated,but it is about maximizing your strengths and talents, while minimizing weaknesses. We all TRY to do that anyway, but he gives specific recommendations and strategies. This is what I like about his writing, real actionable ideas. Start with theory, expandi...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3740

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Oh.I got past the ethics, no problem. It's the technical challenges that are in my way now.
Stupid Google doesn't know how to make super-mumps, either! :twisted:
by Riggerjack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The full peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 851

Re: The full peanut butter

Sorry folks, I'm posting from a new phone. It thinks it is smarter than I am, and so far, it seems to be right. Reed is an old guy, who did the west point/active army thing, then bought an apt complex, then more,then got the Harvard MBA, then started writing. I like him because he knows what he writ...
by Riggerjack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Marriage Trends
Replies: 66
Views: 3136

Re: Marriage Trends

jennypenny wrote: ↑If I had no interest in sex I would still have married Not many men would say that. I would. Marrying for sex is like buying a car for the free storage unit in the trunk. Yes, it does have several cubic feet of storage, and it's free, but that's hardly the point. If you are in it...
by Riggerjack
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: A mystery

I'm pretty sure it means our mental health drugs aren't perfect, but they're better than they were back in the 80's.
by Riggerjack
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The full peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 851

The full peanut butter

www.johntreed.com/blogs/john-t-reed-s-news-blog/how-low-can-you I don't bring up john t reed much. He is a how to author, with lots to say about real estate. But this is him talking about minimizing expenses, van living, etc. We see this a lot from millennial, but this guy is a boomer who just blog...
by Riggerjack
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The full peanut butter
Replies: 15
Views: 851

The full peanut butter

www.johntreed.com/blogs/john-t-reed-s-news-blog/how-low-can-you I don't bring up john t reed much. He is a how to author, with lots to say about real estate. But this is him talking about minimizing expenses, van living, etc. We see this a lot from millennial, but this guy is a boomer who just blog...
by Riggerjack
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Responsibility for Parents
Replies: 39
Views: 1778

Re: Responsibility for Parents

@TD You may find this useful in dealing with your mom. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karpman_drama_triangle There is a pattern of behaviors summed up there that is very common among people I don't get along with well. Extremely social people tend to want to fulfill one of those three roles, and fo...
by Riggerjack
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3906

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

make do with sex life based on looping videos featuring close-ups on biceps of 1970s guitarists. sometimes your imagery makes me laugh, and sometimes I'm just confused. This one left me confused. So i googled 70s guitarist, got pics of Frampton, Bowie, Satriani. All guys that look like addicts. I f...
by Riggerjack
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 3906

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

We're getting one side of the story, sure. But what threw out alarm bells for me was the story. When she didn't get the resolution she wanted from her BF, she wrote to a newspaper, telling her story, looking for the the support of anonymous strangers to back her up. I can already hear: "anon 2212 th...
by Riggerjack
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Trump Problem (the real one)
Replies: 194
Views: 18134

Re: The Trump Problem (the real one)

By happenstance (or not???), I recently decided to explore how tutoring in an affluent district would compare with teaching in a low-income district. Verified my previous supposition that there are a good many very bright, low-income kids getting a seriously crap education in America and a good man...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3740

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Rereading my last few posts, perhaps I should clarify my opinion. I chose not to have kids. This was a selfish decision. I deserve no credit for not doing something I didn't want to do. I have no issue with folks who CHOOSE to have kids. People who want to be parents, and live their lives accordingl...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3740

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

@jean And how would you test that? For that matter, why would you even think that would be a heritable trait? We can all do the math. Some will let that determine their actions, some won't. I have seen no indication that what I consider my best traits to be genetic. So my best way of helping humanit...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 464
Views: 65170

Re: ffj's early retirement

If you lift a house, you only need to build walls, (cheap) and reconnect utilities. You can temp in most utilies in a day, so you can live in the house while work happens. If you add a level at the top, you have to move all your stuff, your house is vulnerable to weather, and you are out until they ...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3740

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

I don't have kids, intentionally. Not for altruistic, environmental reasons, but purely selfish, real reasons. (I believe there is too much breeding, and not enough parenting in the world, and I wouldn't improve that ratio by enough to overcome the risks.) Yet I do find it unfortunate that environme...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Where to invest with high equity prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1255

Re: Where to invest with high equity prices

Telecom is also trailing for the last 12 months, down 18%.
And if you are really brave/foolish look at FTR!
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 43
Views: 1537

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

83% libertarian

No surprise, I'm getting soft as I age...
by Riggerjack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 464
Views: 65170

Re: ffj's early retirement

Also, as walls settle, gravity fights sheer strength to distort the wall. Jacking the floor back to level relieves this stress, taking the house back to the shape it was built as. Now, if you were to lift high points, rather than low points, that could cause damage, but I can't think of a reason to ...