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by jennypenny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 8124

Re: Coming to the midwest in summer 2019

If you're in Rapid City, you can get pulled pork downtown at Firehouse Brewing. Sometimes they have music at night and you can sit outdoors.
by jennypenny
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 369
Views: 81176

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Didn't his wife die young? Maybe he kept looking for her in other people?
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: GandK's journal, part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: GandK's journal, part II

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Camper sex is the best
Yeah, but only if you’re alone in the camper. I can’t figure out how the sex is better with an 8yo practically in the same room.

You guys must be a lot quieter than we are. :P
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: $$$ for your firearms
Replies: 83
Views: 6188

Re: $$$ for your firearms

@Suo—I got your point. It actually makes sense to me that the people who rely on and interact with ‘the system’ the most would also demand more accountability because they feel its flaws more acutely. I’ll let the gun argument lie since I don’t think rules that work in one area/culture necessarily m...
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president
Replies: 69
Views: 10284

Re: Tulsi 2020: Anti-war Democrat says she’s running for US president

Richard Vague is a fascinating guy. He's a Democrat, but very moderate and reasonable, especially coming out of Philly . He's a local for me, so I assumed talk of him running was just talk. He was on Kunstler's podcast this week though, and he sounds like he's still considering running. He's an olde...
by jennypenny
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 466
Views: 95532

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

I can't believe your mom is injured again. I'm sorry you have such a burden to bear.
by jennypenny
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: GandK's journal, part II
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: GandK's journal, part II

I'm glad things are going well K! How are you feeling these days?
by jennypenny
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommended listening
Replies: 80
Views: 24163

Re: Resources and recommended listening

I have always found Ramit Sethi off-putting, but I liked him in this interview. I never liked him either but heard a different interview with him recently and he sounded much different--somewhere between 'money is everything' and ERE. I'll have to find the interview again. He talked about using you...
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Writing by hand
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Writing by hand

I mostly write by hand because my writing is much better that way. When I first struggled to compose at the keyboard I thought maybe it was my typing, so I took lessons and learned how to type properly. I can type over 100 words/minute now (basically in real time) but I still struggle. Too much edit...
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Science Lit
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Science Lit

Cryptonomicon is good. I liked Anathem and Seveneves better (and Reamde--not really sci fi though), I think because the female characters are better in those -- not a deal-breaker but it draws me into the story more. Cryptonomicon is definitely a 'guy' novel. KSR does an ok job with writing female c...
by jennypenny
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Science Lit
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Science Lit

John Scalzi and Michael Crichton

eta: Andy Weir
by jennypenny
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 668
Views: 127519

Re: ffj's early retirement

After all these pics, I don't think I'll ever eat a mushroom again. :?
by jennypenny
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 7741

Re: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]

I told someone recently that I use a clothesline instead of a dryer. After convincing her that I do, in fact, own a working dryer but choose not to use it, she asked "How do you dry clothes on a rainy day?" When I said that I just didn't do laundry on rainy days, she was completely flummoxed. There'...
by jennypenny
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Becoming Poor in Italy
Replies: 21
Views: 2621

Re: Becoming Poor in Italy

CHS's take on the article in the OP ... http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/20 ... -many.html
by jennypenny
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to make more money without much of any schooling?
Replies: 42
Views: 2801

Re: How to make more money without much of any schooling?

What are you really asking for advice on? You sound like you've already decided on getting a CS degree. Are you looking for how to make money while you do that? First Q: are there any restrictions in Canada on how you make money or what kind of job you can have? (I have no idea.) Second Q: do compan...
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Deep Adaptation
Replies: 70
Views: 9914

Re: Deep Adaptation

A recent article on Vice: 'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life I have mixed feelings about discussions of climate melancholy. I completely understand it, yet there are plenty of people who aren't the least bit concerned with climate change who are also suffering from a kind of mass mel...
by jennypenny
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Portfolio Allocation Timing Models
Replies: 34
Views: 4639

Re: Portfolio Allocation Timing Models

Strategic Rebalancing paper (PDF) Concluding Remarks: A pure buy-and-hold portfolio is untenable for most investors as it leads to a highly concentrated, undiversified portfolio. However, a 60-40 stock-bond portfolio (our use case) that rebalances every month to the 60:40 target ratio loses several...
by jennypenny
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Too Old To Retire "Young"
Replies: 466
Views: 95532

Re: Too Old To Retire "Young"

My aunt—who’s 2 years older than my mom—just drove 600 miles down here. I can feel the judgment emanating from her in waves, that I’m not doing enough for my mom. ... I’m pretty sure my aunt thinks I need to quit my job and take care of my mom 24-7. @EK -- I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but...
by jennypenny
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 198
Views: 25399

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

Another part of the problem is that with only two choices, the groups have to include a lot of diverse positions. When they don't (like now) you end up with a lot of disaffected people. I run into the same problem with the abortion issue. In the Gabbard thread I referred to myself as pro-life, but m...
by jennypenny
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 198
Views: 25399

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

Are they really? You’re not going to hear from Republicans who feel like I do any more than you’re going to hear from centrist Democrats — both are being drowned out by the insanity at the far edges of their parties. Centrist and/or nuanced positions don’t make for good TV or twitter memes. Most of...