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by white belt
Tue May 11, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Deagel.com Country forescast
Replies: 29
Views: 4978

Re: Deagel.com Country forescast

Cyberattack Forces Shutdown Of Largest Gasoline Pipeline In United States Today I saw panic buying in my area in the Southeast. Gas stations have started to run out of gas and I saw lines of cars backed up into the street. The base is rationing remaining gas and limiting customers to 10 gallons eac...
by white belt
Tue May 11, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 121
Views: 4982

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

In simplest terms, there is no way in hell that it would be my preference to pick a partner, even for the most casual of sexual encounters, from a catalogue of pictures or videos of assorted available genitalia. Obviously, any generalization is going to be a gross over-statement, but it has been my...
by white belt
Mon May 10, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 121
Views: 4982

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

I can tell you only anecdotally that me and (I believe) every women I know have been sent dick pics that were not asked for. In relationships, I sometimes pretend that I like them to appease ego. Thankfully my current SO does not do such a thing nor has an interest in it. I do not think this is gen...
by white belt
Mon May 10, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 121
Views: 4982

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

Yeah, I didn’t phrase that well. I didn’t mean that the focus should on what men do or don’t consider “important.” I meant it seems to me that it’s a bit of a miscalculated projection, not unlike when men think women would like to see photos of their junk. Well I can tell you some women certainly d...
by white belt
Mon May 10, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Personal Hygiene
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Personal Hygiene

I'm interested in 1) whether or not a certain hygiene product/ practice is necessary (from a personal health perspective), necessary from a societal perspective (like maybe you won't get sick, but you will look/ smell weird) or is a total scam; 2) What the cheapest/ most diy/ most minimal way to ac...
by white belt
Sun May 09, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 63
Views: 20021

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

@Alphaville I was mostly joking in my comments with regards to keeping masses away from my stockpile. A bunker is not my primary design motivation. My primary motivation is energy efficiency with an eye to creating some kind of scalable retrofit model. In the region, it is quite common for developer...
by white belt
Sun May 09, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Modern Icebox
Replies: 35
Views: 4427

Re: Modern Icebox

Yes we've had the cooler with rotating ice packs for 2.5 weeks now and neither of us have had any issues. We currently are just using water bottles that we had as ice packs. Something more substantial might be better, but I'm not sure what the alternative might be. Once the ground thaws, we'll try ...
by white belt
Sun May 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Modern Icebox
Replies: 35
Views: 4427

Re: Modern Icebox

if you have a chest freezer, might be doable though. Just rotate ice packs as you said. Not very different from winter use, which i found very tolerable. I’d be tempted to have a go at that strategy, and if you don’t like it sell the cooler and spring for a fridge. Every time I think I have a somew...
by white belt
Sat May 08, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 63
Views: 20021

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

great analysis on the rowhouses. plus it can be converted to 3 apartments in high value areas (basement, middle, and top floor which has entrance from back alley). i hope you score a good deal when the time comes. I've been thinking more about basement apartments. Nearly every older home in the reg...
by white belt
Sat May 08, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Green Tech Future Revival?
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: Green Tech Future Revival?

but i've been toying with the idea of experimenting with a solar oven at some point... I would think solar cooking would be pretty viable in your desert region due to abundant sun, depending of course on the direction your balcony faces. Solar panel cookers seem like a common option that could repl...
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5569

Re: How much do you give to charity?

i didn't mind using online because i wasn't sending payment to a band of narcotraficantes. i was just giving money to a reputable charity which i thought would respect my wishes when i clicked the "anonymous" box. but no! i guess that was the last they'll hear from me :| A lot of the char...
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 283
Views: 19019

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

A great deal of it is gender based, but my personal demeanor and use of slower, less powerful tools are also factors. I was actually trying to picture the behavior of a lone female attempting physical task or project that would provoke different response and it occurred to me that my sister and I w...
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5569

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Yeah if you are sending a payment using a traditional platform there is no such thing as anonymous. There are ways to get around this using things like prepaid gift cards, burner emails, alias names, fake addresses, etc but it’s probably more work than the typical non-paranoid person wants to do.
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 283
Views: 19019

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

I should clarify that she said she has never helped a new roommate move in that she wasn’t previously friends with. So if it was someone already within her social circle she would help, but I guess in her mind “new roommate” is basically a stranger and hasn’t entered social circle yet?
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 283
Views: 19019

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

@7WB5 I wonder how much of it is also gender based? Men are just wired to help women with physical activities because they believe it is the polite thing to do. Many men are even raised to think that not helping a woman is unacceptable behavior (e.g. go help your Mom unload the groceries). I recentl...
by white belt
Fri May 07, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5569

Re: How much do you give to charity?

There's also the issue of being notorious as the person with lots of money to give away. May attract unwanted attention. Alternately you could maybe become the Godfather. This is a risk in my mind too. Those solicitations for more donations might take the form of people knocking at your door or har...
by white belt
Thu May 06, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: How Does This Sound's Journal
Replies: 27
Views: 1246

Re: How Does This Sound's Journal

Yes, that was what I was trying to get at. Another great option is to try to get an internship and some hands on experience. If it’s at least a medium sized company then you will get to understand and see firsthand the roles of the service desk, system engineers, network engineers, developers, and s...
by white belt
Thu May 06, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 63
Views: 20021

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

great analysis on the rowhouses. plus it can be converted to 3 apartments in high value areas (basement, middle, and top floor which has entrance from back alley). i hope you score a good deal when the time comes. That's true. In the gentrified areas you can see a lot of these homes being purchased...
by white belt
Thu May 06, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: White Belt's Military Journey to FI
Replies: 63
Views: 20021

Re: White Belt's Military Journey to FI

Work has been slow and I’m at this awkward period where I am mentally checked out of my current location but it is too early to begin packing things for my move. So I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about various ecological topics related to homes. If you recall from earlier posts (see here ...
by white belt
Thu May 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism?
Replies: 22
Views: 985

Re: Digital Minimalism?

I think a Pareto principle analysis would be useful. What 20% of what you are doing online is most harmful? What 20% is most beneficial? I agree with this. I find this forum very useful. I also peruse APnews which is debatably useful but should probably limit it to a 10 minute window once a day (I’...