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by Ego
Thu May 13, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 646
Views: 86790

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and hundreds of years of slavery, and do the Israelites thank him? Of course not, they complain about how much better life was when they were enslaved. I guess the ERE analogy is that ERE can lead you out of the slavery of consumerism and working 45+ years in...
by Ego
Thu May 13, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: My theory is better evidence than your lived reality
Replies: 31
Views: 6031

Re: My theory is better evidence than your lived reality

@Sclass, Your reaction was perfect. Happy to help. Unwilling to enable. There is a fine line between empathy and enabling. Enabling red flag: a requirement that you avoid hard conversations. Also, therapists get paid good money to sit quietly and listen empathically. They are paid a lot because it i...
by Ego
Wed May 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Small inexpensive motorcycles
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Small inexpensive motorcycles

Sclass wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 11:25 am
Why foolish?
The Royal Enfield was very inexpensive and a fine machine. Not spectacular. Not terrible. Similar to a motorcycle version of a Volkswagen.

India on the other hand.... I've driven or cycled/motorcycled in 58 countries. Nothing is like India.
by Ego
Tue May 11, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Small inexpensive motorcycles
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Small inexpensive motorcycles

https://i.imgur.com/qIBdMtj.jpg Our first motorcycle was an overloaded Royal Enfield Bullet 500 in India. Foolish. A short clip of us circling around Jaipur looking for a hotel. https://imgur.com/7mh9KUJ We now have an inexpensive Genuine Buddy 125 scooter. Fuel efficient and great for parking.
by Ego
Tue May 11, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 882
Views: 129718

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

I left work early yesterday so I could get DS some grounders and pop-ups practice before his championship game, and as he was walking home from school with DW he saw me walking home from work from the other direction and he let out a huge shout of "DAAAADDDDDYYYYY!!!!!" and sprinted towar...
by Ego
Mon May 10, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 698
Views: 180506

Re: Something From Nothing Log

On our last few trips we traveled with a PacSafe Travelsafe which is a bag with wire mesh inside and a short cable, allowing it to be locked to a fixed item in the room or on an overnight train. They are great but not large enough for a computer. https://i0.wp.com/www.adventurouskate.com/wp-content/...
by Ego
Sun May 09, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: In the Land of the Security Junkie
Replies: 4
Views: 428

In the Land of the Security Junkie

An interesting view of the world from a mental health professional. He perfectly outlines my outlook on life.

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_eberhar ... atastrophe

or here

https://youtu.be/43J7hD9I0jY
by Ego
Sat May 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 698
Views: 180506

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Wow! I think you were conservative with your $400 estimate. I just ran the first two through ebay's terapeak which shows sales for the past year and got the following results..... NCAA 14 (XBOX 360) - 74 Sold - Average Price $232.75 (one sold for $1000) NCAA 14 (PS3) - 68 sold - Average Price $191.7...
by Ego
Sat May 08, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to minimize/optimize hospital expenses in an emergency?
Replies: 11
Views: 2157

Re: How to minimize/optimize hospital expenses in an emergency?

One of my swap meet friends who is also something of a crypto fanatic disappeared a few weeks ago and reappeared today. He had gallstones and a serious gall bladder infection that hospitalized him for a couple of days. He lost about 30lbs and gained a $160,000 uninsured hospital bill. I asked what h...
by Ego
Wed May 05, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 698
Views: 180506

Re: Something From Nothing Log

I was trying to figure out how to make an exterior leather pocket for the nuclear football using some of the leather I bought for the chair project and stumbled upon this great video of a woman who made an old Rimowa case into her version of a $1100 Rimowa carry on bag. https://youtu.be/mou13GpMxIw ...
by Ego
Wed May 05, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What's a good digital watch? (specifically for sailing)
Replies: 17
Views: 3039

Re: What's a good digital watch? (specifically for sailing)

I've been wearing this for the past few months. Did the same thing with an ebay nato strap. https://i.imgur.com/YcKjYkR.jpg Failure points (at least for me) for the cheap nato straps are the holes that widen to the point where they become unusable. I have started reinforcing them with super glue to ...
by Ego
Mon May 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 71
Views: 17211

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

Now that people are coming out of the covid woodwork I've discovered two more divorces in my IRL friends who I haven't seen for a year. And now Bill/Melinda too. A few weeks ago while researching something about immunity I stumbled upon this article and began to think about it through the lens of th...
by Ego
Mon May 03, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 48
Views: 2282

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Start on your knees and do as many as you can from the bottom to halfway and back down with your knees on the floor the entire time. Then try the same but from the top with your arms fully extended and go down halfway then back up to the top. If those are too hard, try doing them at an angle against...
by Ego
Mon May 03, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 480
Views: 97013

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Ebay is working on a bitcoin payment option. I am guessing they are going to keep the bitcoin and pass on dollars to sellers, profiting on the exchange, but I hope not.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ebay-loo ... 31149.html
by Ego
Sun May 02, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: Learn to be easy to live with?

Certainly, it is possible to go too far. I am thinking of it as a default setting with exceptions.

Not wanting something is as good as having it.
by Ego
Sun May 02, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Re: Learn to be easy to live with?

As someone who has lived in close quarters with others all his life, the best advice I can give has nothing to do with how you should act. The fact that you are thinking about it beforehand says you probably will not do things to bother most reasonable people. It has everything to do with how you sh...
by Ego
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Which covid vaccine would you pick?
Replies: 24
Views: 1613

Re: Which covid vaccine would you pick?

We are at a very strange point where it seems that each vaccine has a small but possibly serious risk (myocarditis, blood clots...) and - at least where I am - the risk of contracting a serious case of Covid right now is extremely low..... exceedingly low for healthy people. Back in January we had a...
by Ego
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: I made a knife

If they're making a hobby out of it, I am strongly suspicious that they have a faster way of making the bevels haha. I know you can hammer them into shape, or use a belt grinder, or a combination of both. He has friends who grant him access to some machines from the old Buck factory that were left ...
by Ego
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: I made a knife

Beautiful!

I have a friend who buys old files for knife making. Now I know what he does with them. Great job and a great write-up.
by Ego
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health modeling
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Health modeling

If one adds up all the ways on could become disabled or unable to care for oneself (let alone function at a high self-reliant level), the cumulative probability for all living things is 1.00 and ignoring this reality is a major omission in any model. This is a 100% risk that is ignored in ERE and w...