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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby BRUTE » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:26 pm

@tylerrr: maybe related, what about spaced repetition systems? brute has been wondering if they work for CNS based motor skills, not just vocabulary-type factlets.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby tylerrr » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:42 pm

BRUTE wrote:@tylerrr: maybe related, what about spaced repetition systems? brute has been wondering if they work for CNS based motor skills, not just vocabulary-type factlets.


Yes, exactly, the book claims that spacing out exercises instead of condensing a practice of only one skill, repetitiously, is just as effective for motor skill type learning.

For example, when I practice drums, I do one exercise for no more than 15 minutes, then I move onto something else and eventually, circle back to the first thing i practiced. Studies show that even spacing out a practice with a day in between is far more effective than drilling something over and over continuously.

For some reason, when you couple a skill or factoid with other related skills/practices or factoids, it deepens the long-term understanding and memorization.

If you drill something continuously and get it mastered, then move on, studies show you forget most of what you mastered or memorized later on....

Force yourself to mentally retrieve the info. with tests, quizzes of what you just read, or write about what you just read and try to explain it in writing to more effectively memorize it long-term.

The statistical improvement is significant. They studies athletes, medical school students, etc.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby BRUTE » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:58 pm

interesting. brute shall acquire this book.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby jennypenny » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:57 am

Episode of Ideas with Paul Kennedy from CBCradio on The Degrowth Paradigm. Features Jim Merkel (Radical Simplicity). I liked all of it, but particularly the bit @22-25 minutes.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby cmonkey » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:58 pm

jennypenny wrote:I love podcasts. I think it's the old-timey radio aspect that appeals to me (I have a 1937 Blaupunkt in my office that I still listen to). Just a sampling of my monthly list ...

David McRaney's podcast


I have been realizing for some time now the value of surrounding myself with folks that are smarter than myself and David made the cut today. Really fantastic stuff on his show. I really enjoyed the cast on selling out, particularly the realization that counter culture can act as an engine for the mainstream capitalist culture that is so despised by the counter culture.

It also got me pondering how the ERE culture fits into that. How would an ERE counter culture feed capitalism. Maybe it isn't big enough or shouldn't even be considered a counter culture. I seem to remember a discussion on this.

Thanks for sharing your list and feel free to update with any similar listening.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby BRUTE » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:36 pm

cmonkey wrote:How would an ERE counter culture feed capitalism.


high savings rates lead to more capital?

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby Dragline » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:03 am

cmonkey wrote: How would an ERE counter culture feed capitalism. Maybe it isn't big enough or shouldn't even be considered a counter culture. I seem to remember a discussion on this.


Any oestensibly counter-culture movement can feed capitalism via consumptive orthodoxies and signalling behaviors. One of my favorite examples from the past: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-Qiyklq-Q

I agree that this isn't big enough to make any difference in the greater scheme of things.

But it does reveal the fundamental difference between a general concept: "we just consume less in general" and a a rule: "we consume x, not y".

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby enigmaT120 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:28 pm

I thought we liked capitalism.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby jennypenny » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:48 am

I'll add Malcolm Gladwell's podcast to the list. I haven't been the biggest fan of Gladwell's writing but I love the podcast. Rich Roll sent out a link to the Hallelujah episode today (one of my favs) which reminded me to add it to the thread.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby jennypenny » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:56 pm

Kunstler was on Martenson's podcast last week. Nothing earth shattering, but an enjoyable conversation.

http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/1 ... ruining-us

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby jennypenny » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:02 am

The Self-Sufficient Life has a new podcast. The traffic jam episode has some nice discussions of frugality and simplicity, but they're all pretty relevant. One episode is about a woman who makes $250K raising and writing about chickens. The podcast is obviously geared towards homesteading and rural life, but it's also about entrepreneurship, side hustles, and earning an income online.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby jennypenny » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:11 am

Sorry to post another Self-Sufficient Life podcast, but today's is with Chris Martenson. It was interesting to hear more about Martenson's back story and how/why he developed the Crash Course.

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Re: Resources and recommended listening

Postby C40 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:17 am

I was on a podcast. It’s called Fighting Failure. The podcast is mostly meant for people considering or making entrepreneurial efforts, but he story would be useful for his target audience. My episode can be heard here: Fighting Failure Episode 6 – A Path to Freedom. We talk mostly about personal finance, early retirement, and reducing spending. It’s 30 minutes long. It’s a pretty basic conversation. Those already familiar with ERE/FIRE won’t learn much new, or anything at all. If you’d like to put a voice to the name, here you go.

How it happened:
Not long after arriving in San Diego, I hung out with an old friend for a weekend. One evening, a friend of his invited us to meet them at a bar/restaurant to watch some UFC fights. While there, my friend was telling one guy (Jared) about me being retired, living in the van, and traveling. Earlier, I’d overheard Jared telling another about a project he was working on. Some stuff about how people don’t go after their dreams (enough) because they let their fear of failure get in the way. Jared talked to me a bit and asked me if I’d be on his podcast. Sure, what the hell.


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