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by jacob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 222
Views: 15196

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n14 ... ing-states

On COVID and the potential pivot away from the Anglo-sphere as a role model.

I don't know enough about SEA politics to have an informed opinion, but perhaps it could be of interest to others.
by jacob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2221
Views: 403784

Re: Investments Trade Log

Today was the first time I've seen FAANG referred to as the "Giant 5" (technically FAAMG).
In terms of eras, this marks either the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end.
by jacob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3443
Views: 255804

Re: COVID-19

I don't think people (the average person) normalize to COVID (or military adventures) as much as the average person sincerely and genuinely simply does not think very much about anything that has not or is not personally happening to them "right now and and right here". Babies don't understand objec...
by jacob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 399
Views: 87950

Re: Lemur Journal!

Lemur wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:33 am
One armed pushups , one armed pulls ups, pistol squats...take a long time in themselves to master.
Like this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XIZMR6/ ... which I bet you're familiar with since you mentioned it in this context.
by jacob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 24
Views: 5354

Re: ERE Audiobook

No translations. People keep asking me but I still don't think the economics is there. Usually professional translators are paid by the sentence or by the page which requires a big layout. Someone doing it for a cut of the royalties would not see much return on their invested time. Typical translati...
by jacob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Audiobook
Replies: 24
Views: 5354

Re: ERE Audiobook

Well, good news then.

Some months ago, I did sign a contract with a publisher. They're still working on it. The first plan was to have it out by fall 2020, but COVID might have delayed things.
by jacob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 125
Views: 13055

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

I don't have an alternative in mind, and that's one thing I need to figure out. The biggest thing I hate about my career is that I literally cannot make myself care about any of the problems I am supposed to be solving. I know this sounds petty, and maybe it is, but the stuff I'm working on is so t...
by jacob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 6275

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

It is ironic from the perspective of the naked message. However, if communication is seen as "message+messenger", it makes sense to avoid being associated with the other sportsball team. Unfortunately, we live in a world paradigm where the messenger often matters more than the message. This is clear...
by jacob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: In The Market?
Replies: 43
Views: 3565

Re: In The Market?

@Redbird - I do---all my investments are tax-optimized. It's been years since I last read a book about REIT investing. I almost exclusively rely on analyst reports (mostly CFRA which are free through my broker) for any kind of evaluation and will usually just pick the best in breed for a given megat...
by jacob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)

@stahlmann - Yes, but OCD is not really how I would describe how I relate to acquiring new stuff. I mostly focus on the issue of acquiring something I won't be using and having to spend time getting rid of it again. This is a 180 from my misspent youth where I wouldn't think twice about buying anyth...
by jacob
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3443
Views: 255804

Re: COVID-19

Interesting TIME article comparing the ranking on the Global Health Security Index with the actual outcomes. The US and UK were #1 and #2 respectively---and they still are. The suggestion is that such indices need to be modified for the "political situation" for lack of a better word. Methinks it pr...
by jacob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Re: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)

@stahlmann - Of course, I should try that first. It's almost embarrassing how I still start out thinking in terms of commercial solutions. Fortunately, I'm too slow on the trigger and so usually find a zero-cost solution before spending any money. I have plenty of inner tubes around. @all - The tabl...
by jacob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)
Replies: 9
Views: 667

Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)

They come in idiosyncratic colors and are sometimes listed as 5lbs, 10lbs, ... and other times as simply light or heavy?!? However, while it's obvious what 10lbs means for a dumbbell, I don't know what to make of a rubber band measured in mass?! I mean, what kind of scientific insanity is that? If y...
by jacob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3443
Views: 255804

Re: COVID-19

On that note, the current US crowd for the second wave in the Sun Belt is also 15 years younger than the early rounds in NYC et al, and so they will have better outcomes. They're still sending them to ICUs though.
by jacob
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3443
Views: 255804

Re: COVID-19

IHME extended their projection to 20201101: https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america You can now click around to add in options like widespread mask usage, easing lockdowns, etc. I like this county map the most because it shows the daily (MA(7)) new cases per 100k: https://globalepide...
by jacob
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: AE's Journal Round 4
Replies: 125
Views: 13055

Re: AE's Journal Round 4

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the do...
by jacob
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Evaluating Job Opportunities
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Re: Evaluating Job Opportunities

Does the difference between 80, 90, or 100k make a difference in savings rate? If you spend 15k, the difference is trivial and salary shouldn't matter. If you spend 70k, it's the difference between doubling or tripling the rate which will take multiple years off your FIRE date. This might weigh more...
by jacob
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 6275

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

@Jean - Would you agree to temporarily changing the evolutionary variable from abundance to population density? I think humans evolved when density was sufficiently small that humans---given our increasingly large brain advantage but limited skills in speed, size, ..---were better off banding togeth...
by jacob
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 6275

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

@7wb5 - One would have to transcend the sportsball or grow out of the agenda mindset (usually real world life experience does it) mentality to appreciate people with other ideologies. I don't know if it directly improves chances to survive the zombie apocalypse---I think that is the wrong way to thi...
by jacob
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 6275

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

@MI - Social control covers a wide array of means including government regulations. However, the way I meant it and the way it's most commonly used(??) is how groups informally establish and regulate norms for acceptable behavior of individuals through shame, ridicule, compliments, ignoring, setting...