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by Jon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why do people still buy cds, dvds?
Replies: 52
Views: 7276

<t>I mainly buy CD's for my music purchases because I like to own a durable physical copy with the highest sound quality. Most digital downloads are lossy encoded and for the price, are simply not worth it unless you only primarily care about convenience.<br/> The business models based upon artifici...
by Jon
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Herb and Dorothy, and the Ethics of Not Paying For Your Consumption of Culture
Replies: 17
Views: 2059

<t>Zev, one could argue that the free distribution of digital media would quickly destroy crappy entertainment. If the business model changed such that people would only pay to see the further production of a piece of media, instead of the opportunity to simply consume it, then I believe the enterta...
by Jon
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Shadow Scholar
Replies: 15
Views: 2168

<t>If the goal is simply to have the highest grade in order to land the highest paying job then cheating is perfectly rational given the risk/reward. <br/> If you cheat and don't get caught you get a good grade.<br/> If you cheat and get caught you take the test again.<br/> Wow. Why wouldn't anyone ...
by Jon
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are humans meant to do...
Replies: 29
Views: 3822

<t>Others have mentioned it, but the answer to your question is entirely up to you. The question doesn't have an objective answer. I say the question itself is flawed because it implies a cohesive purpose for mankind when there isn't one. We may CREATE a goal/purpose/reason/meaning, but ultimately t...
by Jon
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: ERE + Paleo
Replies: 106
Views: 16759

<t>I just got done reading Zev's post to Jasonmississippi... and wow! The was probably the best action plan summary for a diet I've ever read. <br/> Do any of the paleos here have an opinion about raw meat or tried it for a period of time? From a minimalist perspective this seems as simple as it get...
by Jon
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Taiwan.
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Hello,
I looked at the conscious investor website and I'm sort of confused about the strategy. It seems to be a set of algorithms based off of Warren Buffets investment tips. Is this correct?

by Jon
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Interstellar travel and the manned flight to Mars
Replies: 4
Views: 768

<t>I forgot where I read it, but a manned flight to a asteroid should be even sooner than say a "possible" mission to Mars. I hate to be cynical, but I'm not sure if the US will have the focus or determination to keep pouring money into a such an expensive venture. With the tough times ahead I can s...
by Jon
Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Imagemagick convert
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

open pdf
windows key + print screen
open in ms paint
crop
resize
then save as gif

by Jon
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Dark Ages Are Already Here???
Replies: 40
Views: 4609

<t>We need to consider though what the internet destroys as far as the level of interaction. The internet allows us to continue to live our lives conventionally while still having the means for connecting with like-minded people in an electronic persona. This is good. However, It also destroys the p...
by Jon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Not so early retirement
Replies: 16
Views: 1878

After a life of slashing apart foes and serving their lords some samurai became Buddhist monks. Your time to start long meditations is prime.

by Jon
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The Dark Ages Are Already Here???
Replies: 40
Views: 4609

<t>We are in a Dark Age because humanity has reached the point where next stages of advancement are so difficult or morally contentious. CERN cost over 10 billion dollars and while the questions it could answer are huge, compare it to the oil drop experiment and the questions that experiment answere...
by Jon
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Barefoot Running
Replies: 14
Views: 2273

So where do you run? Doesn't pavement hurt because it does not have any give?

by Jon
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Walden best quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 870

I read Walden in highschool, but I don't remember it leaving much of an impression on me. I'm sure if I read it now having lived life a little I would understand it better. I think its ironic that Walden is often read in American high schools.

by Jon
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Cardio Causes Heart Disease
Replies: 27
Views: 3349

<t>I remember Zev mentioning this to me at the meetup, in addition to mentioning that cyclists tend to have low bone mass density related to low testosterone (for elite cyclists)) and low impact not stimulating bone retention. <br/> I think that it is exciting that we are learning so much about the ...
by Jon
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE linked in Idler 8/14
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

<t>@js The idler seems to be founded upon being counter cultural, and sticking it to the "man", without presenting a cohesive framework for earning the opportunity for being perpetually idle. Hence, the audience who find alternatives by gaming the system.<br/> @murpheyw I'll have to pick that up.<br...
by Jon
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4031

<r>Sorry to make this post into a Pavlina thread, but based on what others are saying I have deduced Pavilna's approach.<br/> 1. Create blog with a wide range of appeal<br/> <br/> 2. After establishing a large non-paying audience for with free blog material, cull the herd by introducing pseudo-scien...
by Jon
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: NYC Meetup - 9/18@3pm, 928 Broadway #504, RSVP required! Phone # in thread
Replies: 42
Views: 7305

<r>Yeah I need to work on my dismounts <E>:(</E> I pulled off the road into what intially seemed like tall grass, but it was tall grass plus big rocks. I bite the dust and did the Peter Griffin "schhh...ahhhh..." for like 10 minutes with a bloody knee. I tend to land on my right leg when I crash at ...
by Jon
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 23
Views: 4031

Yes the Navy nuke program commitment sort of scared me away too, though if one is smart financially, an 18 year old could do the Navy nuke thing and probably end up with $200,000 and a free bachelors at age 25-27.
I've never heard of Steve Palina... what's he all about?

by Jon
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: ERE Poem Chain.
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Okay, another here's another... anime reference. Gurren Langan specifically.
Spiral power, Go!

The sky is our goal to see

Man will taste the stars
No seasonal or ambiguity points sorry.

by Jon
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: ERE Poem Chain.
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

A haiku is 5-5-5 syllables right? Well, here's my cheesy attempt.
Innovative blog

makes me think about

being free early