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by jacob
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Woodworking Skillz Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

Re: Woodworking Skillz Thread

Take a 5 gal bucket and make 3 1" wooden chair legs about 16" long (e.g. dowel). Pour 2" of cement into the bottom of the bucket and arrange the legs into the cement. You're making it upside down. Dry. Remove stool from bucket. The cement cracked both times when I was trying to get th...
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

AxelHeyst wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:10 pm
Specifically Art Against Empire?
Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adbusters ... this [shaking up the salarymen] might be a better use of memes.
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Woodworking Skillz Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

Re: Woodworking Skillz Thread

@AH - Neato! I was just talking to DW less than 10 minutes ago about how I need to make a proper lathe. Building a second lathe is very high up on my list (the first one I made based on a power drill kinda sucks). Never occurred to me to use rebared concrete. I've previously tried building a three-l...
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

This pokes at something that bugs me. The label "web of goals" carries an inherent assumption - we are all achievers. I can't really control what people assume. Terminology always comes with a lot of baggage. The wildest one I encountered early on right after the book came out. It took me...
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Woodworking Skillz Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

Re: Woodworking Skillz Thread

Reminded me of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9aW6c2w1Fk

I wonder if there's still something like this being made. A portable version of Shopsmith.
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

right. this is why we need to make a good goddamn brochure! which you currently lack. and without kickstarters to boot. so you need to recruit and manage free labor contributors (if you want to actually have a product you can't make by yourself with your equipment, budget, and skills.) I think you'...
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

Memes (and ads) work by overriding the formal/rational operational mind by associating the image with a feeling/sense that goes directly for the reptilian or mammalian part of the brain. If the person already has a formal framework, the memes feeling get placed into exactly that. E.g. "lentils&...
by jacob
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

Strongly disagree. These are terrible images, at least if you want to leave a good impression on (9-5 work, going to restaurants, traveling to Thailand, sipping red wine, look at my new Audi)-consumers. The three fast-take memes that I get the most flack for in the mainstream are lentil soup, clothe...
by jacob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

So, isn’t there some level on which ERE also means striving for that level of lifestyle with least expense? Obviously yes, that's what I'm doing. I'm not particularly motivated to become a farmer or a permaculturist. This is also why ERE is somewhat wider and more open-ended in scope when it comes ...
by jacob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

I know it was just for illustration, but for those who are really interested in big science experiments ... For CERN, you can actually go with a simple bus ticket (it's a little out of the way from the train station). See https://visit.cern/guided-tours-individuals ... Notice how CERN has its own to...
by jacob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

For what it's worth, I often talk about how ERE (WL7) is simply a smart version of home economics the way our grandparents understood it and how they would have lived if they had good access to a few modern conveniences such as penicillin, the internet, and the 20th century productivity gains that w...
by jacob
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

So if I understand this correctly, which I'm not sure I do, we're now aiming for 3 different functions? (For the purpose of describing these functions, I don't care so much about the form. Forms are mainly limited by my budget---I'm not running a major enterprise with regular access to 5-6 fig kicks...
by jacob
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

I'm glad this worked out amiably and that the forum didn't explode overnight. A bunch of things ... The Wheaton table was originally designed because it was a recurring problem that someone figured that all they needed to do to solve "their friend's financial problem" was to point them tow...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

my criticism is not "tldr", my criticism is some aspects of this theorization (purposefully?) obscure what should be clear concepts because they are just a recombination of things we already know. Or, no offense although I suppose it's hard not to, but maybe you don't know as much as you ...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Before [...] get carried away with all the excitement, it should be noted that the illustrations do miss quite a few aspects of the ERE-design philosophy. It is a somewhat simplified drawing much like a square with a triangle on top of it is not really a house as much as it conveys the idea of a hou...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Going back to the ERE book, "Coordinate" is when comprehension has reached the "LEGO"-level (there's a section). Another way of framing it is when the components of thinking [about the particular yield] have become part of one's active vocabulary. IOW, WL6 might understand system...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

@Quadalupe - Nice! Our WL7/8ish garden setup has the soil coming in for free from the local forestry/sewage plant. Seeds are partially bought and partially saved from the garden. Some harvested veggies also go to neighbors and coworkers---cakes and cookies sometimes come back. It's clear how these d...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

Should also note that the reason that the "live close enough to work so you can walk and get exercise while saving the car" pops up as the most common example of a system is because most people are able to Coordinate a relocation and Coordinate their own legs for autokinesis. It's an easie...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7
Replies: 171
Views: 6769

Re: Systems!- Level 6 towards 7

I'd never quite connected the "skills bar graph" and "web of goals" concepts together like this. It's somewhat explained (I hope) when I talk about the two slides that follow that one. Here's what I had in my "lecture"-notes when talking about the capital (coordinate/c...
by jacob
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 836
Views: 54595

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Is that really true though because my understanding - correct me if I'm wrong - vaccines are not 100% effective, especially with variants ? So the irresponsibly non-vaccinted are still a threat to the responsibily vaccinated. The 30% or so who don't want the vaccine will become a de facto reservoir...