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by Ego
Sat May 08, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 697
Views: 179275

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: 9
Views: 1981

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: 697
Views: 179275

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: 16
Views: 2801

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: 16533

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: 41
Views: 1632

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: 477
Views: 95763

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: 969

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: 969

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: 1382

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: 820

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: 820

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: 915

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...
by Ego
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 284
Views: 67174

Re: Fixit Log

I think I’m looking at guys with shovels. Anything more than hand tools may cause enough commotion to reach the attention of an inspector. Are you planning to keep it long enough to justify going beyond the roto-rooter solution that has worked for years? It seems like a can-o-worms problem. For sit...
by Ego
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 697
Views: 179275

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Nuclear Football #1 complete. I bought a broken pilots flight case yesterday for $3. It had the pieces I needed. #2 will have the metal wheels.



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by Ego
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you maintain a resume?
Replies: 21
Views: 1124

Re: Do you maintain a resume?

If you establish a business entity (LLC or corporation) you do not have to list start dates or end dates of operation. Every contract falls under the umbrella of ongoing business operations. Truth be told (or not), you can do this without an LLC or business entity. I know a guy who uploaded a few d...
by Ego
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 59409

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I mentioned very early in this tread that I am not personally worried about the virus itself, I am concerned about the reaction to it. Now I've got a new concern. I believe CRISPR makes this kind of pandemic far more likely in the future. The next time it will be worse and we will under-react becau...
by Ego
Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Furniture Repair and Refinishing Log
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Furniture Repair and Refinishing Log

Scratch that. Mrs. Ego got home and vetoed the black leather. I will have to sell it online. Oh well.
by Ego
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Furniture Repair and Refinishing Log
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Furniture Repair and Refinishing Log

My chair is in need of reupholster. It is from the fifties and came with industrial strength plastic material that lasted sixty-some years. It is starting to crack. https://i.imgur.com/MHBjnu5.jpg https://i.imgur.com/z8zYqBm.jpg Today one of my friends showed up with a truckload of leather scraps an...
by Ego
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 284
Views: 67174

Re: Fixit Log

Use the jack in the car to jack it up then a jack stand once it is up.
$9.99 at Walmart with free delivery if you spend $35. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tough- ... d/48580163