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by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Drive it Forever
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Drive it Forever

The good news is you can buy an older model with low miles Agreed. Try to find a 10 year old car with 30 or 40,000 well kept miles. They are hard to find but they exist. If you are doing your own maintenance check out http://www.rockauto.com/ . They are much cheaper than AutoZone or similar, even a...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: On dealing with rumors?
Replies: 19
Views: 724

Re: On dealing with rumors?

I'm with brute. Once you are out of college people mostly sort themselves into groups. If you pick the right groups you can avoid these kinds of issues. Most people grow up, some never do. I understand the sentiment about wanting to break down walls by sharing personal info but I'd keep ERE and any ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Sock longevity and darning
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Sock longevity and darning

"Darn Tough" brand socks have a lifetime warranty. According to reviews if you get a hole in them you send them back and the company sends you a new pair. You can get them at REI.
Losing one NEQ...
What does NEQ mean?
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Bias in computer algorithms
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Bias in computer algorithms

Sorry I wasn't clear. I'm wondering if machine learning is used to train the computer to make trades.
by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Bias in computer algorithms
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Bias in computer algorithms

Jacob covered the issue well. In my opinion, the simplified way to think about it is if you teach the computer what a hand looks like using pictures that are 75% white, when you later ask for a sample of pictures that represent hands you get pictures of white hands because that was most common. The ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Fourth Turning: Real or Tarot Card History?
Replies: 15
Views: 710

Re: The Fourth Turning: Real or Tarot Card History?

Neil Howe, one of the authors of the Fourth Turning, was on an episode of On Point earlier this week: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/04/11/ ... eve-bannon. It's not a great show but it discusses the intersection of the book and current policies.
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frugality fail list
Replies: 31
Views: 1219

Re: Frugality fail list

One of my friends wears a rubber or silicone wedding band. Seems to work and cost almost nothing.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone Foraging for Food?
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Anyone Foraging for Food?

I do some guerilla gardening last fall, leaving pears in a brushy area in a park. Hopefully they will grow. Someone else had already planted onions in the same spot.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Fourth Turning: Real or Tarot Card History?
Replies: 15
Views: 710

The Fourth Turning: Real or Tarot Card History?

I'm just wrapping up The Fourth Turning, a book that says that history repeats in four generation cycles. I've seen it mentioned in this forum a lot. I can't argue with it but it also feels like a tarot card reading where they wrote a narrative and then looked for pieces that would fit. Do you agree...
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Ayanka's Journal
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Ayanka's Journal

It sounds like things are tough but you have a good plan. Any updates?
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Water storage container repair
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Water storage container repair

You could look into plastic welding.
by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Avoiding unsafe water when traveling?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Avoiding unsafe water when traveling?

What's your policy on avoiding local water when traveling? The last two times I've been out of the US I've gotten somewhat sick. That said, I don't really try to avoid it. Homestay places always seem to make smoothies for breakfast, there are mixed drinks and other local things to try, meals have un...
by Gilberto de Piento
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 760
Views: 114301

Re: C40's Journal

Also, do you know Arizona well? Where else should I go? I don't know Arizona well but I liked Flagstaff and Sedona. There's excellent mountain biking in Sedona starting right in town. In Flagstaff I'd recommend hiking to the top Humphrey's Peak (highest in Arizona) and also checking out the lava tu...
by Gilberto de Piento
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 221
Views: 36450

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Thanks Dude! It's good to get some outside perspective.
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Denmark, 29M and here to learn
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: Denmark, 29M and here to learn

Welcome!
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1091

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

I can't say if it is a better option than walking or a moped but for years I did a four mile commute on a mountain bike in all weather. I wore business casual (polyester dress pants, undershirt, dress shirt) on the ride. Snow was no problem as long as it wasn't really deep. Rain or heat/humidity is ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 221
Views: 36450

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

March 2017 This was an ugly month with very high spending because I went on vacation ($500), paid taxes ($337), paid car registration ($75), and paid a dental bill ($114). Look for more vacation expenses next month. At least it was a three paycheck month so the savings rate is still in the fifties....
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Who'd a thunk it? Obamacare not repealed
Replies: 112
Views: 5469

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

What innovations are being prevented by regulation? Like buying insurance across state lines and importing drugs from Canada or something more revolutionary?
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shaq says the Earth is flat.
Replies: 36
Views: 1791

Re: Shaq says the Earth is flat.

It sounds like Shaq is laying the groundwork for a run for president in 2020.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to board
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: New to board

Welcome!
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

I suppose I should say what I liked about Deep Work. The main thing was that I need to train my brain that it's ok to be bored and not to entertain itself with distractions at every opportunity. Seems obvious but it's important to set aside time to work without distractions.
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?
Replies: 16
Views: 1094

Re: So Good They Can't Ignore You thread?

I haven't read it but Deep Work was helpful to me (same author).
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Law Against Social Parasites
Replies: 29
Views: 1807

Re: The Law Against Social Parasites

You could also be self employed to avoid the tax/fine. This just seems like a natural extension of socialist thought. Unproductive serfs should be punished. How is this an extension of socialist thought? It seems like socialism would be ok with unemployed people getting services without paying taxes...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Best break-up Advice?
Replies: 49
Views: 2497

Re: Best break-up Advice?

Accept that things are going to suck for awhile but also recognize that things will get better with time. It may seem inconceivable now but you will meet someone else. The reddit advice of "hit the gym, lawyer up, delete facebook" is not the worst (lawyer probably not needed in this case though). Ex...