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by Scott 2
Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

My criticism is not around the exclusion of beginners. Rather - I suspect over-intellectualization creates an unnecessarily tight filter. It excludes broad sources of wisdom. It places the weight of analysis upon a few like minded people. Especially in such an open ended domain, doing so threatens a...
by Scott 2
Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:08 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

@Jacob - I'm clear on and respect your perspective. I simply doubt the escalating complexity successfully creates a community, unless there is ongoing distillation. MMG related dark netting is symptomatic of a broader challenge, IMO. The MMG individuals would be best at bridging the gap you want to ...
by Scott 2
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

I've yet to figure out the magic words that allows a beginner to see what they haven't learned how to see yet. A person has to try the thing. Learn in stages. Get their hands dirty. No amount of jargon makes up for squaring boards together. I put a lot of effort into finding expert yoga teachers. O...
by Scott 2
Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

@Jacob - I understand and agree with the value a framework can offer. My question is simpler. How do you know my claim to be an INTJ is valid? Even if we assume a perfect objective framework, what gives you confidence I understand it? There's a huge gap between knowing and understanding. I've brough...
by Scott 2
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to keep your financial accounts safe?
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: How to keep your financial accounts safe?

Other than using established, regulated financial institutions, I haven't done much to protect from failure of the US banking system. If it truly collapses, I'm not surviving the subsequent chaos anyways. Otherwise - I run a password manager, using the provided security audit tools. I also enable tw...
by Scott 2
Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

@Jacob - what gives you confidence people have a shared understanding when using SD colors in conversation? I shy away from such frameworks, because I've found them to impair communication. Abstract language hides substantial assumptions by each party. In my experience, sorting those out is the most...
by Scott 2
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: V02 Max Challenge
Replies: 123
Views: 13215

Re: V02 Max Challenge

Thanks, I've seen assigning +/- degree values to various conditions a few times. I think that's the approach I'm headed towards. Good to see someone else's numbers. I'm okay at tolerating cold, so the second order effects have been my primary problem. Even if I can ignore it, the skin on my hands wi...
by Scott 2
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Shaz's journal
Replies: 64
Views: 7810

Re: Shaz's journal

I find letting go of old identities to be the hardest part of reducing. At first, it was idealized versions of self. Then I learned, it's also the person I used to be. That one is a much stronger barrier. While I know at some point we give it all back, coming to terms is tough. Health issues forcing...
by Scott 2
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE
Replies: 103
Views: 4920

Re: Let's talk about how to avoid darknetting ERE

I appreciate the effort invested in offering the forums. Dark netting is a real risk. Some points: 1. Forums die. They are not a permanent archive. Eventually, Jacob will move on. It may not be intentional. Succession and continuity planning can help, but impermanence is an aspect of the medium. 2. ...
by Scott 2
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: V02 Max Challenge
Replies: 123
Views: 13215

Re: V02 Max Challenge

So you ran over the same 1/4 mile hill 30 times, in one day? In the middle of the desert. That takes mental fortitude. I'm starting to string consecutive training sessions together again. I am currently puzzling out how to dress in the cold - my run was 25 degrees the other day. Depending how involv...
by Scott 2
Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 727
Views: 144384

Re: What I Spend

The braces are on. I was able to run 3 miles day of (yesterday). Today I biked to the gym (round trip 10 miles) and lifted weights for an hour. There's some discomfort and eating is tough. But, overall, it's easier than I expected. Having firm direction, I feel a tremendous amount of mental relief. ...
by Scott 2
Fri Nov 18, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 80,000 Hours - Effective Altruism
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: 80,000 Hours - Effective Altruism

He was the poster boy billionaire. I think it raises the question - given human nature, is this a sustainable strategy? What are people able to do vs. what will they claim to do? The emphasis on long termism removes a layer of accountability. It's nearly impossible to see the impact. It never crosse...
by Scott 2
Thu Nov 17, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 727
Views: 144384

Re: What I Spend

@ertyu - donating the bottle felt good. Definitely a case of my things owning me. @OutOfTheBlue - I did play around with a couple of the mapping apps. It was interesting to learn Google has hooked me on extra features, built into the map. Plain text search. Reviews. Busy times. So I'd need to replac...
by Scott 2
Tue Nov 15, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 727
Views: 144384

Re: What I Spend

Your precinct committee meeting sounds more like what I expected. I was pleasantly surprised by the election judges. The past week brought some small progress: 1. I dropped my gym membership by a tier, saving $10 per month. That lead me to return an access fob, recouping a $50 deposit. 2. I took my ...
by Scott 2
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is tilting index funds ever a good idea?
Replies: 26
Views: 1661

Re: Is tilting index funds ever a good idea?

Have you read about factor based investing? This may be what you are thinking of:

https://www.amazon.com/Your-Complete-Gu ... 0692783652
by Scott 2
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MBB_Boy's journal
Replies: 107
Views: 10451

Re: MBB_Boy's journal

As a couple then, you're in a great place financially. The conversations were effective. You already did the work. Congrats.
by Scott 2
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: MBB_Boy's journal
Replies: 107
Views: 10451

Re: MBB_Boy's journal

Given that you find the weekly conversations unpleasant, I wouldn't cut the conversation entirely. You are uncovering unstated assumptions about life, before they become bigger problems. That's maybe more valuable than controlling costs. Once they are sorted, the conversation can be very chill. Mont...
by Scott 2
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 80,000 Hours - Effective Altruism
Replies: 27
Views: 3433

Re: 80,000 Hours - Effective Altruism

The collapse of FTX has effective altruism back in the news:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90809796/sa ... e-altruism

A risk of hanging everything off the ultra-wealthy.
by Scott 2
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: V02 Max Challenge
Replies: 123
Views: 13215

Re: V02 Max Challenge

That's a great row! You can see rankings for your age and weight class here: https://log.concept2.com/rankings/2023/rower/2000?age=30-39&weight=L&gender=M&page=1 The best numbers are posted by tall guys, who probably fill out the 165 weight class. Improvements are not linear. The gap fro...
by Scott 2
Sun Nov 13, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: M2aS’ Journal
Replies: 93
Views: 11714

Re: M2aS’ Journal

Congrats. What are you going to do now?