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by simplex
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Here's a reading suggestion: A guide to the good life, by W. Irvine. It touches on death, and also on having children and giving attention to them.
by simplex
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Your Personal Operating System
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Your Personal Operating System

A great read in the trend of a Personal Operating System is "Algorithms to live by" by B. Christian and T. Griffiths.
The book helped me to clarify some ERE concepts and also is an entertaining read. If you are academically inclined, is has a very good reference section.
by simplex
Sun Jul 03, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is everyone doing for ww3?
Replies: 34
Views: 2845

Re: What is everyone doing for ww3?

One thing to prepare is: be ready to move, and move fast. I.e. leave your house within 2 days with enough things to travel and be ok for months or years in a new place.
by simplex
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Hi Rube,
Are you willing to share where you plan to travel?

Last winter I went hiking in Patagonia for two months with my son. I can really recommend the area if you love mountains, wind, and remote hiking.
by simplex
Tue Jun 28, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Tools for thinking about things
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: Tools for thinking about things

My two favourites are:

Mindware by R.E. Nisbett

"Algorithms to live by" by B. Christian and T. Griffiths

Mindware is more about "how to think", and Algorithms is more about "how to solve changing, not specified, messy real world problems as good as possible".
by simplex
Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Dutch 2022 Summer meet-up
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Dutch 2022 Summer meet-up

let's try
by simplex
Mon May 30, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Ha, 8 hours!

Good luck, and hope to see you again IRL.
by simplex
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Portfolio Charts
Replies: 526
Views: 149819

Re: Portfolio Charts

@Tyler9000 Thank you, your explanation helps a lot. And JustETF looks quite interesting. What I still do not understand 100% is how Vanguard funds domiciled in Ireland vs. the US work regarding their tax obligations. I did read https://en.swissquote.lu/international-investing/smart-investing/avoid-u...
by simplex
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Portfolio Charts
Replies: 526
Views: 149819

Re: Portfolio Charts

On the topic of Vanguard and ISIN codes: I find it quite hard to translate (in my mind) the Vanguard ticker names / ISIN into what the fund actually is. For example are these actually the same? VEUR.AS for the amasterdam one VEUR.L for London Or are there differences when buying one vs the other. An...
by simplex
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Book recommendations on the history of mathematics?
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: Book recommendations on the history of mathematics?

On the lighter side I can recommend "Alex's Adventures in Numberland". It focuses on a few math problems, and does it in a quite entertaining way.
by simplex
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3446
Views: 418171

Re: COVID-19

Germany started opening up on 4/20 (one of the first EU countries to do so) and have subsequently seen R0 increase from 0.7 to 0.96. Here comes the dance. It seems R0 in Germany decreased (30.4: 0.76, see https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Situationsberichte/2020-04-30-de....
by simplex
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Hi Rube, regarding renting, I don't think Covid-19 will have long term effects on the housing market in general, because there is so much latent demand in NL. However I do think there will be much influence in the short to medium term. And I don't think everything will be back to normal in September...
by simplex
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Your work from home might allow you to stretch your work and keep on a little longer. This reduces the risk of the economic consequences of Covid-19 bec. of sick pay. Sounds harsh, but I would make such a calculation.

Good luck.
by simplex
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 447
Views: 134440

Re: Rube's journal

Hi @rube, I've got very good experience getting used professional laptops (i.e. Dell Latitude, Lenovo Thinkpad) from marktplaats in NL. My recommendation is to buy them 3-5 years old, and keep them another 3-5 years. This only works for "standard" workloads like office and software develop...
by simplex
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 83
Views: 30199

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

I'm in for a meetup! (as my travel scheme permits)
by simplex
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Fourth Economy
Replies: 0
Views: 2759

The Fourth Economy

The Fourth Economy by Ron Davison is a great read. Self published, like Jacobs book. The writing style is somewhat academic. Basically the book tells the story of how the (western) world developed in terms of economics, going from an agricultural economy, through the Renaissance, the nation state an...
by simplex
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Where are the Russian ERE members?
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Where are the Russian ERE members?

The American Russians are Dimitry Orlov e.a., who wrote a nice book: Reinventing collapse. It's quite ERE'ish.
by simplex
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 517
Views: 149967

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

Your internet income looks quite dependable in relation to the amount of work you put into it. Congratulations.
by simplex
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sedentary indoor cold wear
Replies: 84
Views: 19427

Re: Sedentary indoor cold wear

Somewhat related: I our climate, not heating often results in quite some moisture in the house. That means fungus on the walls etc.
So we do heat both for comfort and to keep the house inhabitable.
by simplex
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life
Replies: 151
Views: 46592

Re: Pedal2Petal's post-ERE life

Wow, this is good to hear. So you turned around the SEO strategy and had success.