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by FBeyer
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 395
Views: 52824

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

jennypenny wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:54 pm
Our new ERE exercise goal? https://youtu.be/Ji3-EzkOCtg

Watch the whole thing. It's ... humbling. He's barely breaking a sweat.
Saw it a couple of days ago. Dude moves like he's running on hydraulics rather than bone and muscle!
by FBeyer
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Copenhagen meetup April/May
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: Copenhagen meetup April/May

Final Boarding Call: In case you are quite certain you've signed up for the meetup but still don't know where to go, please send me a PM and I'll sort you out. We have several different channels through which people have voiced an intention to participate so I'm trying to tie up all loose ends. Chee...
by FBeyer
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Bias in computer algorithms
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: Bias in computer algorithms

Computers cannot perform magical things if the humans programming them cant either. Training set biases are about as old as any kind of predictive algorithm. Weve had this talk before, but last time we were talking about how the Meyers Briggs will get things wrong and how extroverts tend to score al...
by FBeyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Ecosystem Restoration Camps: Living for free while "saving" the planet?

enigmaT120 wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:29 am
Who's going to save the desert from these people?
Rampant capitalism of course. Duh!
by FBeyer
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Frugality fail list
Replies: 31
Views: 1254

Re: Frugality fail list

9. Buying a brand new car.

I cannot fathom why so many people who are supposedly savvy investors will buy an 'asset' with such an extreme bid-ask spread.
by FBeyer
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 300
Views: 21855

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thanks, Eureka! We celebrated by going for a long walk, taking our dog to the off-leash park (so much fun to watch him play with other dogs), then having a great dinner at home with a glass of wine. This is what old ERE people do for fun. :roll: Fun is the mindset you bring, not the activities you ...
by FBeyer
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

Franchising makes sense. You're pretending to have a successful business model and you're selling your model, whether it works or not. Selling an existing business model is franchising. Normally you'll be buying a brand as part of the franchise, but in this case you're just buying the skeleton of a ...
by FBeyer
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 300
Views: 21855

Re: Halfmoon's journal

PUBLISH THE BOOK FOR F**** SAKE!

Just paste your posts together and add in the necessary comments from your readers and publish the book like it is currenlty: A conversation with a bit of back and forth about a truly interesting life.
by FBeyer
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 395
Views: 52824

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

FBeyer wrote:
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:04 am
Kettle bell snatches. 16 kg 190 reps in 10 minutes.
Kettle bell snatches. 20 kg 126 reps in 8 minutes then I had blisters on both hands and had to stop.

Cardio is fine, strength is fine, grip strength is fine, but grip/catch technique is hampering my way to 200 reps in 10.
by FBeyer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?

I've had a laissez-faire relationship with my weight bench for a long time Barbell exercise seems much more scripted to me compared to callisthenics or kettlebells. Have you tried replacing your scripted and bulky equipment with something less restricting and tried to turn your daily exercise into ...
by FBeyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Procrastination/internet addiction - any solutions?
Replies: 24
Views: 2588

Re: Procrastination/internet addiction - any solutions?

... so for them, getting high is just what procrastination is for others. the most convenient way to pass the time... I believe almost all of modern procrastination has been boiled down to a quite severe intenet/technology catalyzed dopamine addiction. New things are inherently interesting to human...
by FBeyer
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: Trying to create a "new normal" with exercise?

Maybe what I'm wanting is to find a plan of one a. weight lifting (i.e. Calisthenics), b. cardiovascular (i.e. going for a run), and c. stretching (i.e. Yoga) sets to choose from and do once a day. I'm not certain I quite understand but here goes: My kettlebell program is determined by volume of wo...
by FBeyer
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi, folx...ER10years_throwaway here
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Hi, folx...ER10years_throwaway here

EarlyRetirementDude wrote:
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:45 pm
...I'm likely just to lurk here...
Curious. Why do you not expect to engage in forum discussions?

Can't say I've visited reddit much though. Generally I find talks on financial independence away from this forum not... well... extreme enough :lol:
by FBeyer
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: TMBA and ERE etc
Replies: 18
Views: 918

Re: TMBA and ERE etc

...caveat: the tropicalmba guys are not INTJ's. No shit! They neither do math nor reading comprehension very well... Are all their articles this rambling and factually wrong? Edit: I am actually glad you posted this though. It reminds me that frugality and ER needs to be communicated in big FUCKING...
by FBeyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book
Replies: 42
Views: 1699

Re: Heuristics for estimating the ROI of a book

How do you know what to read when? My reading list grows at a much faster rate than my ability to read, so I would like to hear some thoughts on how to make a decision! Set up an Eisenhower matrix. Once you found the books in the upper left quadrant, set up an Eisenhower matrix for those as well. I...
by FBeyer
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is essential to ERE?
Replies: 27
Views: 2036

Re: What is essential to ERE?

What are the essential attributes (mindset, actions, external and material circumstances) of a person that is ERE?. It's funny. I read the topic title and thought to myself: Fish is going to come into this thread and quote something verbatim from the book. Color me suprised when you're the one who ...
by FBeyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: One Million in the Bank
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: One Million in the Bank

... Methinks we ereites (I include myself) often err destructively on not spending money or worrying about resale value... Timely. I was just about to start a topic about being hedonically adapted to not spending money and how it might negatively affect those of us in the cheap-as-F*** part of the ...
by FBeyer
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you use the ideas of stoicism, how have you found them?
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Re: If you use the ideas of stoicism, how have you found them?

... Anytime I hear someone espousing stoicism, they seem to take themselves so seriously... If you will indulge when I go down the No True Scotsman route: One of the primary virtues of stoicism is not to mission, but to lead by quiet example. Stoicism is about doing, not talking; one who talks more...
by FBeyer
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: One Million in the Bank
Replies: 33
Views: 2619

Re: One Million in the Bank

...not sure if business is harder, more complex, or brute just doesn't have the talent. Talent; what a fatalistic idea. What businesses have you started and what did you do to improve and what did you learn? Why, first and foremost, would you like to start your own business? What would you like to ...
by FBeyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Flaws in libertarianism
Replies: 83
Views: 3458

Re: Flaws in libertarianism

There is no private property without violence. Private property is a man-made legal concept specifically upheld by the state (aka threat of violence, by any libertarian's definition) And the government claims monopoly over violence inside it's territory. In fact, some have actually defined a state ...
by FBeyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A model of marriage
Replies: 37
Views: 3692

Re: A model of marriage

scriptbunny wrote:...You probably shouldn't ...
I'll put that unsolicited lecture down to a cultural misunderstanding... :shock:
by FBeyer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be alone but not lonely?
Replies: 27
Views: 2224

Re: How to be alone but not lonely?

Felipe wrote:+1 to Vipassana. Changed my life.
Start a topic. Elaborate. Pretty please?
by FBeyer
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A model of marriage
Replies: 37
Views: 3692

Re: A model of marriage

That she gets. Every single waking hour. That is kind of the point I'm trying to make. I really, truthfully didn't know if I wanted children, but that little three year old twerp is the light of my life[1]. And every one ,with one exception, of my friends felt the same about children before and afte...
by FBeyer
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A model of marriage
Replies: 37
Views: 3692

Re: A model of marriage

scriptbunny wrote:... but I still have a hard time believing that someone who was just in it for their spouse is going to stick around when times are tough, either with the kid or with the spouse.
We'll see how I fare. How many years do I have to stay with my GF and not-leave my daughter before I pass your test?
by FBeyer
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A model of marriage
Replies: 37
Views: 3692

Re: A model of marriage

... but are there really people out there who are like, "Babies? I mean if my wife wants them I guess." Yes. Generally we call those people men. However, men are wonderfully adaptive in a lot of ways. Whomever is naked with us right not, is by definition the most beautiful women in our world 'cause...