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by Riggerjack
Thu May 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Alexander Technique teacher, poet, world-creator, disabled person, permie
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Alexander Technique teacher, poet, world-creator, disabled person, permie

I totally get the limitations. In those circumstances, it's the extreme expense reduction, rather than extreme savings that will get you where you are going. It's a small board, but still people are likely to not remember the financial limitations you have to work with, so expect a certain amount of...
by Riggerjack
Wed May 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Paper Storage
Replies: 21
Views: 887

Re: Paper Storage

A few notes on safes, if anyone goes that route. Safes are rated by UL. At the retail level, is the RSC rating. Residential security container. It means it's a box with a lock on it. That's it. Most gun safes and fire safes are RSC rated, built from sheet metal and drywall. Varying amounts of sheet ...
by Riggerjack
Mon May 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Argentina emergency interest rates rise to 40% to fight inflation
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Argentina emergency interest rates rise to 40% to fight inflation

The opposition wants to stop Macri from removing subsidies in controlled prices, such as energy and utility tariffs, which may bring more inflation in the short term but could help bring it down from above 20% now to about 5% by 2020. Pretty much sums the whole problem up in one sentence. When thin...
by Riggerjack
Wed May 02, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

INTJ-love is telling your friends how they're wrong while presuming they'll figure out how to fix themselves on their own. All while not realizing they won't won't know how to fix it. Fancy curse that is.... Nobody likes hearing they are wrong. Friends are worth learning to talk to. So my preferred...
by Riggerjack
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

What? No less judgemental post to stop me from killing this thread? I guess I will just have to do it myself, though that's certainly not my strength. I always support my friends. I always have their support. But support and approval are not synonymous. Don't mistake disapproval as a lack of support...
by Riggerjack
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

Ok. I'm going to be a dick for a minute. If what I'm about to say doesn't apply to you, please disregard this as premature senility. friendly non-pressuring, non-judgmental people Are not friends. Fuck. They are barely people. Judgement is human. We all do it. We do it in every situation. We do it w...
by Riggerjack
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

@ thrifty Points 1-4 describe me at various points of my twenties. None apply today. We all change as time goes by. So you changed faster, or in different directions from your friends. That happens. You don't have to agree about everything, in fact, you don't have to agree on anything, so long as yo...
by Riggerjack
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

My guess is my “peers” will be unhappy with me when they meet up with me in 15 years. They’re gonna be grouchy after all the abuse they endured in the meantime.
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That sounds rough. Do you want to come camping? It would require some travel, but we have room. :D
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

Keeping old friends requires maintenance. Finding the things you still have in common. Making the time to gather. Forming traditions, to keep all this in a routine. For me and mine, this means camping. Time spent around a campfire is time well spent. All the pressure to keep a conversation going fal...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Possible jobs for semi-retirement
Replies: 20
Views: 1251

Re: Possible jobs for semi-retirement

I'm looking at a lot of suggestions for public facing jobs. Barista, or home Depot. But I would never go that route. In my experience, every member of the public (in particular if there is a counter between us) is below average in temperament and processing power. There is just something about custo...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Friendships changing
Replies: 54
Views: 2986

Re: Friendships changing

Well, in my twenties, I was expanding my capabilities, learning new and different things from many sources. This caused some friction with my friends. Some of the questions the OP was asking came up. Popular wisdom says be who you want to be, let the chips fall as they may. And there is good reason ...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling
Replies: 17
Views: 1224

Re: The Political Minefield of Homeschooling

I don't have kids and never will. However, as an adult, who had already made the above decision, I am fascinated by strategic parenting. I never saw anything like this as a kid. Watching people who grew up wanting and planning for a family, then going about it with the intent to do the job well, is ...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Frugal wedding
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Frugal wedding

I proposed on a mountain top, and while there, sketched out my preferred wedding. We went to a remote place on Washington coastline. We camped and the whole wedding party camped. The site was a large rock jutting out into the Pacific. We had our ceremony at sunset. Hike from camp to the rock was abo...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Taking care of suburbia house in "prepper" way
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Taking care of suburbia house in "prepper" way

Glass windows can be reinforced with security films, available on eBay. Ideally, you would want to pull the glass out, apply film, and reinstall the window, so film extends into frame. Not too spendy, not too easy, but it will do. Failing that, glass can be replaced with polycarbonate sheet, or you ...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Sell or keep rental house?
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Sell or keep rental house?

You have a great renter, and a house to put him in. That's a great combination, I wouldn't break it up. I have a great house, with great renters. The way I worked this out was to remodel a classic Craftsman, and all my leases are set to adjust for inflation, once per year. This is so the tenants fee...
by Riggerjack
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.

@ Jacob, yes, that is all true, and I have no objection to any of what you said. However, I think 7w5 nailed it. Just as there are benefits to an enduring, dedicated long term monogamous relationship that are entirely invisible if all one is interested in is the sex and good company, there are benef...
by Riggerjack
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

Do you err on the side of preferring the "done right" fix, even if it is not in alignment with overall obsolescence of the object or system? For instance, sometimes a roof repair "done right" might be like unto treating an 85 year old man for prostate cancer. IOW, don't you think this is sometimes ...
by Riggerjack
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

Re: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.

@ Jacob Well, I was thinking about the Jordan Peterson threads when I read this. I like hard sciences, and in my youth, I would have described them as real sciences. Soft science is all about people, and different rules apply. Instead of clean math and measurable observations, we have to observe peo...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
Replies: 33
Views: 1634

If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.

I had never heard this before, so when it came up in a book, I googled it and found: https://www.quora.com/What-does-if-you-meet-the-Buddha-on-the-road-kill-him-mean And because not everyone clicks links: People who don't truly understand this statement think that it means to resist charlatans who c...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

@ Jacob,yes, but agency has its own problems, in that nobody seems interested in describing the step by step directions for development of agency, and people treat it as something one has or doesn't. While OP wasn't asking for agency, specifically, he was describing problems with depression and othe...
by Riggerjack
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

I think what people are trying to call optimism here is very different from each other. When people call me optimistic, it doesn't fit the way I think. I am confident of good results from my decisions and actions. Not because I'm inherently positive, but because I am capable. I wasn't always, and I ...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily
Replies: 50
Views: 1985

Re: How to be optimistic all the time? Presenting genuinely v. happily

As strange as it may be to folks here, I am often confused with optimists. As in, others seem to think I am overly optimistic. Partially, this is because I use relentlessly upbeat replies when someone wants to complain to me. How's it going? Life is GOOD! I just finished X, and there's just a few ho...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: 3 mules
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Re: 3 mules

. But land value ain't really higher in california than in switzerland My point wasn't absolute land value, but relative land value. Western California is the only place on the west coast that approaches European population density and values. But it's all about motor transportation. Everything was...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me find out what makes me unemployable, please.
Replies: 38
Views: 1981

Re: Help me find out what makes me unemployable, please.

First, job hunting is about persistence and rejection. Understand this going in. You will be rejected, and you should be looking to reject some offers. I remember you posted at one point that your father had only 3 interviews in his life, or maybe 3 applications, I don't remember. Either way, that's...
by Riggerjack
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: 3 mules
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

Re: 3 mules

From what I have seen, through Google maps, is that Europe is still full of tiny village, surrounded by farms, with bordering forests where the ground was wrong for farming. So hikers and such are never deep in the woods, and no village is very far from another village. So walking through the greenb...