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by George the original one
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 117
Views: 5650

Re: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed

Saw the headline, haven't read the details. And I'm not a conservative voter, so bound to dislike it ;-)
by George the original one
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mr. Pirsig is dead ladies and gentleman.
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Mr. Pirsig is dead ladies and gentleman.

Gosh, he was an old fart! Never realized he was in his 40s when he wrote the book.
by George the original one
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 27
Views: 741

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

Yes, I am okay with it. Changes are not a deceptive practice, though they can be frustrating if you come to rely on a specific item.
by George the original one
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 300
Views: 21856

Re: Halfmoon's journal

To accelerate your reading Possum Living: https://www.pdf-archive.com/2012/06/29/ ... living.pdf
by George the original one
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1131
Views: 119955

Re: Investments Trade Log

Sold CAT. Curious how others have gotten past the kicking of one's own ass for past decisions. :roll: My rule is to never sell all of an investment(*). At least keep the gains as stock and let it ride. It seems whenever I break this rule with major stocks, I inevitably regret it (AAPL, LMT)... both...
by George the original one
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: When DIY spins out of control...
Replies: 6
Views: 331

When DIY spins out of control...

So I want something like https://usa.gtomegaracing.com/monitor-stands/gt-omega-triple-monitor-stand-v3-canada. The thinking goes "For $250 delivered to my door, I should try building one." :idea: At this point, after spending several days in half-design and beginning to build a prototype, I have spe...
by George the original one
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 35 and hating latest career change to teaching. Sinking into depression
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: 35 and hating latest career change to teaching. Sinking into depression

That work environment is toxic, get out. Try another employer; no reason to change careers just yet since you haven't experienced a decent situation in the current career.
by George the original one
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 395
Views: 52827

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

"The US didn't launch those Tomahawks at Syria, this guy threw them"
by George the original one
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: On dealing with rumors?
Replies: 22
Views: 1025

Re: On dealing with rumors?

You can never stop a rumour from starting. Managing them is the best option if you choose to engage and managing them with humour seems most effective.
by George the original one
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Weighing Housing Options
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Weighing Housing Options

How difficult is it for you to move, as in do you have heavy possessions and would have to move it by yourself? Why would the option of the small house disappear if you moved? When a small house becomes available, is it automatic that you would be the most likely renter? Is there a difference in cri...
by George the original one
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: How to up your EQ?
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: How to up your EQ?

I know the Myers Briggs test is popular around here, and its useful for the insight that other people think "differently." But the thought of trying to ID the MB "type" of everyone I meet and trying to remember the correct rules of engagement seems....exhausting. I don't bother trying to "type" peo...
by George the original one
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 488
Views: 59128

Re: Garden Log

Jealous of your water tanks!

Second planting of peas have sprouted after 11 days and I was gifted with raspberry starts by a cousin.
by George the original one
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Noedig's Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 9635

Re: Noedig's Journal

Noedig wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:25 pm
a bit of carpe diem appears to be in order.
Indeed! I hope the prognosis turns out well.
by George the original one
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Generation-X' Journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18487

Re: Generation-X' Journal

You're thinking home ownership and I'm really suggesting rental property when it comes to the investment. There's no reason for you to pay the mortgage when other people will pay it for you in the form of rent.
by George the original one
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 488
Views: 59128

Re: Garden Log

Finished up the potato planting today. Total: 50 row feet of early reds and 60 row feet of gold yukons. We still have 2 boxes of gold yukons that are edible, probably for another month and I suspect there's a box of the reds floating around somewhere that I haven't looked at... Going back outside to...
by George the original one
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Generation-X' Journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18487

Re: Generation-X' Journal

If actuaries are willing to give 6% interest for even money, then I would have to say real inflation is probably higher than 6%. If you really believe this, then you should act on it by taking the largest fixed rate loan long term you can possibly find (e.g. 4% 30-yr mortgage) and pay it back with ...
by George the original one
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

Ego wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Just me making fun of Friday night George the original one.
Great, I shouldn't have had that wine...
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Role of “Free Luxury”
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: The Role of “Free Luxury”

+1 to Riggerjack. Basically, given free rein with living expenses, keep healthy living as a priority because money (for the most part) can't replace good health.
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 300
Views: 21856

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I suspect that Zillow's values are often inaccurate. If you rigorously pay attention to them, you'll see Zillow does annual or semi-annual corrections of their Zestimates. Usually about the time you tell yourself "Hey, Zillow is waaay off the mark now". Over the years, I've seen corrections of as m...
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1131
Views: 119955

Re: Investments Trade Log

I'm still waiting to hear what the self-driving and autonomous delivery vehicles will do about hijackings...
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Generation-X' Journal
Replies: 97
Views: 18487

Re: Generation-X' Journal

Just from personal experience, I know that in the last 7-8 years, price of "2 for 2" at the McDonald's has risen to "2 for 3" and to "2 for 4" as of year ago. (9%, using rule of 72 - 72/8 = 9) The rise in cost of education, healthcare, car insurance, gas and even bridge tolls, all point to RISE in ...
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Letting In the Jungle
Replies: 36
Views: 1577

Re: Letting In the Jungle

You're in Texas, so keep the car. Unless you move to Austin. An Outback is reasonable provided you have the economy version.

Accelerate repaying the car loan if they're charging you more than 2%-3% interest, but don't kill off your stash in order to pay it off.
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Personal emancipation day
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Personal emancipation day

Party had been the day before, so I finished packing what I would take home, distributing what stayed behind, & wiping off the dusty corners of the cubical. Chatted with coworkers when it was opportune. Chatted with the boss a little extra before handing him my cardkey and leaving with my few treasu...
by George the original one
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Bias in computer algorithms
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Bias in computer algorithms

A little bit creepy... I'm glad people are looking into it: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39533308