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by henrik
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 502
Views: 155776

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

I like running. I know that now because I've been doing it more or less consistently for a little over 10 years. Distances 5-42 km. I know realistically that even a plateau of results after the initial getting in shape phase is sort of an achievement (because ageing), but I still feel like some more...
by henrik
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Uhm, Hi?
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: Uhm, Hi?

long-distance multi-day hiking Hi, welcome. Any good regions/trails you can suggest for long-distance hiking in Germany? With the possible exception of Schwarzwald in BW, it seems there are not too many "wild" areas left in Germany.. or elsewhere in central Europe for that matter. Of cour...
by henrik
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: International Money transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: International Money transfers

With sums this large it's important to look at the exhange rate, not just the transfer fee. TW's selling point has been that they use a mid-market rate and not charge extra by way of converting between currencies. I haven't used TW for a while (so make sure you check), but the the last time I did, a...
by henrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is this a turning point in your life?
Replies: 37
Views: 3801

Re: Is this a turning point in your life?

My father (a cohabiting widower, 3 children, 3 grandchildren, barely in the "risk group" by age) has spent a little over a week in intensive care / critical condition due to C19. At the end of the week we finally saw positive signs that he's likely to pull through - certain relevant indica...
by henrik
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 371
Views: 113569

Re: Rube's journal

@rube, RE: lowering rent temporarily. I don't know about the tenant rights laws in NL but here in California we have a law that says we cannot raise rent by more than a particular % per year. If we were to lower it temporarily we'd be unable to legally return to the original rent if the tenant were...
by henrik
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 29
Views: 11903

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

A young youtuber goes through aspects of fire and rescue training with the South Metro fire dept (I'm assuming it's the one in Colorado) in a 35-minute video. It's a well produced and somewhat dramatic piece. I hope @ffj has the time to take a look and comment. I wonder if the target group here is m...
by henrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 370
Views: 54027

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Our equivalent of the the US BLM had to issue a warning today that hiking trails are getting overcrowded, advising people to keep their distance from fellow hikers and choosing less visited sites whenever possible. Apparently it's now harder to find a parking spot at a beginning of a trail than at m...
by henrik
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 370
Views: 54027

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

AnalyticalEngine wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:01 pm
stir-crazy syndrome that comes with being locked inside /.../ lack of stimulation
Books, pushups and situps, and if all else fails, beer.
Is this finally the time when I-types rule the world?
by henrik
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Stock Market Blood Bath
Replies: 79
Views: 14897

Re: Stock Market Blood Bath

-10% YTD, ex RE and cash, ex whatever happened in the US today.
Hey, thanks for asking, I wouldn't have checked otherwise and given the headlines I thought it would be down a fair bit more:)
by henrik
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hipster? Dinosaur?
Replies: 79
Views: 11421

Re: Hipster? Dinosaur?

In the kitchen, the only thing that has changed is the existence of the microwave oven. The first microwave oven was apparently sold in 1946 and a home-use version marketed in 1955:) "Tech" = tools for various purposes. I don't own even one chisel, because I don't do much woodwork. If I e...
by henrik
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you dry your clothes?
Replies: 21
Views: 3855

Re: How do you dry your clothes?

Same here. Line-/rack-drying a load or two of laundry is great when your air humidity is down to 20%. So is slow cooking or taking a hot bath:)
by henrik
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: European mates: Diesel or Gas?
Replies: 16
Views: 3385

Re: European mates: Diesel or Gas?

Fleet cars are diesel because they drive long distances. A diesel engine does not make sense if most of your drives are to the shop around the corner or the office a few miles away. It won't be cheaper this way and you'll likely run into trouble with the particle filter backing up. I'm on my second ...
by henrik
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 266
Views: 55822

Re: Seppia's journal

(another great one: ETF sales don't generate plus and minuses that can be compensated with plus and minuses from stocks). Ouch, that sucks. I thought the US was bad by not letting you combine “passive” gains/losses (from rental income) with “investment” gains/losses (from stocks, ETFs, etc). A comm...
by henrik
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 266
Views: 55822

Re: Seppia's journal

Is your tax situation going to improve by moving to wherever it's going to be in Asia?
by henrik
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

Sclass wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
you lose all concept of scale and all distances get judged by time of travel rather than passing landmarks.
In practical terms, I think this is a very good description of what happens when you use navigation tech instead of finding your way.
by henrik
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
Replies: 12
Views: 4352

Re: Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World

What blew me away even more was another kid asked how exactly GPS worked. We use it all the time but nobody at the party (mostly tech people) actually knew how the satellites do absolute location. Location is always relative to a reference point:) Finding out how GPS (or GLONASS or Galileo or whate...
by henrik
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 266
Views: 55822

Re: Seppia's journal

Seppia wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:58 am
I love Sweden but you're taking it a tad too far :lol:
Let's just say if you want to be out and about through the year, it's a lot easier to find a warm jacket or a sleeping bag than devise your personal portable AC somehow:)
by henrik
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 266
Views: 55822

Re: Seppia's journal

I've lived at roughly the latitude* and climate of Stockholm for most of my life. It's obviously a matter of adaptation and preference, but I find the variation in seasons and duration of daylight a positive. It provides a slow and steady rhythm to things that I've missed living further to the south...
by henrik
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Obtaining a Second Passport
Replies: 113
Views: 29425

Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Viktor, if your motivation is healthcare, you also need to look at the requirements for getting it in each country. For example, in Estonia tax-payer funded healthcare is fairly universal, but you still need to fit some boxes, eg being employed and paying taxes, being underaged, retired above the of...
by henrik
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Marshmallow Test Revisited
Replies: 16
Views: 2594

Re: Marshmallow Test Revisited

This may have been addressed in the literature, but I've always thought about out it when the marshmallow test gets brought up.. they sort of assume children actually want them. I know quite a few who don't.. too sweet + the texture. Also, the test should be taken not with the first, but the second ...