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by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Anthropology books?
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Anthropology books?

No ... more like anyone who's spent 3000+ hours on this and who's willing to spend some more.
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

Gotcha! Eventually random reading efforts will follow sigmoid efforts. There's relatively very little written at a high information density. What's written is mostly classics. (Hence the classic rule.) However, once you've read the classics, ... => Think for yourself. => Write your own classics (adh...
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Anthropology books?
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Anthropology books?

Retirement/pf/fi/re/fire/... has a long long history(*) I'm not aware of anyone having actually done the research/review. You might wanna contact JD Roth/Dragline/Alain de Botton/Anyone else(+). I'd also be interested in diverting some mental cycles away from my current project to write up a current...
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 50
Views: 2223

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 Obamacare not repealed

Note to self: When visiting CA, also carry instructions in rear pocket :lol:
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

@daylen - I still read most books back to end. For a lot of books, the nuggets comprise 1-2 sentences demonstrating a particularly clever phrasing. I read a ton though. Other people who also read a ton have spoken of similar experiences. If you don't read 100+ [mostly non-fiction on average] books p...
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 50
Views: 2223

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 Obamacare not repealed

@7wb5 - As far as I understand, a "No Code" tattoo won't do it. Note, for practical purposes you'd want it on the chest anyway, not on the ass (wrong side/area anyway, duh!). EMTs need/require a printed/signed statement to be provided inside of 60 seconds to avoid performing heroic measures. So keep...
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

@Fish - Very true! I would like to add that reading-level as per the calculator does not necessarily reflect insight-level. It's not that hard to learn how to write in a way that boosts the "test score" artificially without adding any insight (see, for example, almost ever single essay I wrote in hi...
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

@C40 - I believe you're talking about the social security system.
by jacob
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smashter's Great Adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: Smashter's Great Adventure

Awesome!

The first rule of ERE is: You do not talk about ERE.
The second rule of ERE is: You do not talk about ERE.
...
The eight and final rule is if you see anyone with the ERE book, you have to introduce yourself.
by jacob
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: New skin/updated forum script
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: New skin/updated forum script

bryan wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:56 pm
I think email notifications got enabled for subscribed topics?
You're saying that you're receiving emails from the board now?

Since today I presume?
by jacob
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Calculate depreciation for all your items
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Calculate depreciation for all your items

@SW - I've internalized it as with most other things. When I look at items, I don't see anything in terms of outlay or even present (N)W, ever. I estimate how much it's going to add to my footprint rate (another way of seeing depreciation ... and yet another way of seeing it is lifestyle-to-nature f...
by jacob
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 35
Views: 1174

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

It shouldn't take long to estimate the density of insights a book generates in the person reading it. Reading speed can then be increased to skimming or decreased to studying accordingly. One can even stop reading entirely. This should maximize the ROI in terms of time. Of course, what you really sh...
by jacob
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is living in the moment a privilege?
Replies: 18
Views: 1027

Re: Is living in the moment a privilege?

IlliniDave wrote:The past exists only as an electro-chemical imprint on your brain.
Also the case for the present. See e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ames_trapezoid (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ames_room)
by jacob
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is essential to ERE?
Replies: 21
Views: 1252

Re: What is essential to ERE?

ERE is a set of principles that are based on a systems theoretic approach to “lifestyle design” allowing each individual to create their own robust strategy to a flexible lifestyle that is resilient to economic shows and which meets all needs and reasonable wants while minimizing ongoing costs and ...
by jacob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1664

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

@subgard - I have two questions:

1) Is this [conspiracy theories] mainly the purview of paranoids?
2) Is there anyway to break out of this belief in perception?
by jacob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Free exercise
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Free exercise

Watch the video I posted above.
by jacob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to prepare for the next recession?
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: How to prepare for the next recession?

I retired in March 2009. 25x savings Low spending Side-income (contractor) that would cover low spending. It's important to set this up in advance (1+ years ahead) because once the recession is officially declared, jobs and income opportunities will be vacuumed up; the market will be down; and even ...
by jacob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1664

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

My first thought when I read about C40's dating adventure was: home-schooled? Okay, that was maybe a cheap shot because we've all seen examples of remarkable exceptions to the rule. This wasn't really meant to start such a debate. Conspiracy theories are really misnamed because some of them don't re...
by jacob
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What resources to use when looking for a new place to live
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: What resources to use when looking for a new place to live

Depends on the area. Some places (like Chicago for example) don't use craigslist (and the padmapper derivative) other than for "apartment finder companies". Most deals would be posted with little signs with ph numbers in the windows and searching is done by walking the neighborhood. I presume you've...
by jacob
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Alternative History
Replies: 29
Views: 1378

Re: Alternative History

In the context of science, Einstein was a genius of the first order. Because of his genius, he could draw the implications of Maxwell’s equations before his contemporaries did. But the theory of relativity was revolutionary not because of Einstein’s genius, but because it represented a terrific ava...
by jacob
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Free exercise
Replies: 31
Views: 1747

Re: Free exercise

@Ego - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXN9zTFzWyo ... Game on! We'll do this. 10 paces apart.
by jacob
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?
Replies: 49
Views: 2434

Re: Saving up for your kids college from day 1 VS. just buying them a 1OO % debt free house ?

Hehe, that "Have you heard of that MMM guy?" happens to me from time to time IRL. I get a kick out of it when it happens.