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by jacob
Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 2015
Views: 345154

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

"Freedom" has been turned into a slogan. "What do we want?" "Freedom" "When do we want it?" "Now" "What is it?" "Deeeerp..." The natural slave part of https://earlyretirementextreme.com/99-percenters-inequity-fairness-capitalism-a...
by jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 3:07 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: European ERE meetup
Replies: 28
Views: 2224

Re: European ERE meetup

Anyone interested in building furniture before or during the European ERE meetup? I actually think this is possible! (especially if you have a chopsaw) The hard part would probably to get the furniture home again. My mother and DW built this set of outdoor armchairs (*) over a couple of days (handt...
by jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

I am saddened that you do not consider my LentilBaby concept to be a creative contribution to the forum. I am surprised that you do not, for example, consider basuragomi's experiments with LenTofu to be a creative contribution to the forum. Making tofu out of lentils or being a live-in-girlfriend m...
by jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

Perhaps the days of creative individualism are waning somewhat, and the days of collective creation are in our purview. This would be something that would surprise in the sense that I'm rather unprepared for it and would probably resist it for the longest time while lamenting that everything was be...
by jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Forum members swapping trash and treasure by flatrate mail
Replies: 61
Views: 37479

Re: Forum members swapping trash and treasure by flatrate mail

@Jacob -- happy to send you some melt-your-face-off pepper seeds at the end of the season (~Oct) and maybe a bottle of hot sauce or two. No need to send anything in return, my way of saying thanks for creating & hosting this community. Will send a larger amount of seeds from unnamed variety box...
by jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2024 7:12 am
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

Reminds me of this letter to the editor I wrote for my local paper near the end of high school: I'm currently reading some proceedings on creativity by Sternberg . My takeaway so far is an actual definition of creativity, which is something that is "new and useful within it's social context wh...
by jacob
Fri Apr 19, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

Yes, but where would you have looked in 1965 for sign that although vacuum was being operated by female wearing an apron in 1906, and young females were still being trained for apron-wearing-vacuum-operation as possible primary profession 59 years later, the advertisements of 2024 would bring the p...
by jacob
Thu Apr 18, 2024 5:41 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

For those who are interested, The Rise and Fall of American Growth gives a good overview (going back 150 years) of how various technologies have been incorporated into the households as history has progressed. As a rule of thumb, it takes some 20--40 years between the appearance of the first prototy...
by jacob
Thu Apr 18, 2024 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

For one thing, I participated in discussions with people much older and mature from me on various news forum (back when the news protocol was a thing), and it helped my reasoning and my writing. Yeah, I might be taking this for granted/be blind to what a difference that made. I was stuck with the g...
by jacob
Thu Apr 18, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

Internet made knowledge universal, which disproportionally helped people who can take advantage of knowledge being available to them (i.e. the smarter part of the population). After Internet, everybody in the world, who taught themselves reasonably good English, could now read millions of English l...
by jacob
Thu Apr 18, 2024 11:04 am
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

This depends on perspective or how you might roughly identify. I think it's possible that the lifestyle of an urban/suburban middle-class, middle-aged, female in the U.S. changed more from 1965 to 2024 than from 1906 to 1965. For example, such a woman would have likely been wearing gloves to church...
by jacob
Thu Apr 18, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

Jacob, I think your conclusions here are a little bit...too general to be of much help. Well, okay, I guess I asked for that... 2) Weather events that are now considered extreme [historic] will become an every other year thing by 2040(*). The world will pass 2C in 2035 or so. (Currently at 1.4-1.5)...
by jacob
Wed Apr 17, 2024 3:08 pm
Forum: Philosophy and Lifestyle Questions
Topic: surprised by change and upredictability
Replies: 44
Views: 1985

Re: surprised by change and upredictability

@J_ All the ones you listed, except maybe the neighbor (then again, having people always had a chance of a bad neighbor) are continuations of long-term trends. I think the only one that wasn't underway 10-20 years ago is the electrification of bicycles, driven by a rising battery industry which agai...
by jacob
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:38 pm
Forum: Housing and Transportation Questions
Topic: A/C For Small Trailer/ Bus or alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: A/C For Small Trailer/ Bus or alternatives

Jin+Guice wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2024 2:02 pm
@AH: There are ice chest AC units. Supposedly the ice helps cut down on power usage?
Only if you get the ice for free #thermodynamics
by jacob
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:28 pm
Forum: Housing and Transportation Questions
Topic: A/C For Small Trailer/ Bus or alternatives
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: A/C For Small Trailer/ Bus or alternatives

We actually have an A/C with a tube vent that we bought for our previous apartment, because we weren't allowed to hang anything out the window. In summary, it works, but not very well. You basically have a hot compressor inside and you're trying to cool it by blowing air from the inside over the hea...
by jacob
Wed Apr 17, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: Technical Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 971
Views: 305873

Re: Garden Log

First outdoor harvest was chives. I also picked up some dandelion leafs for the burittos. Instead of battling them, I've decided to embrace them and eat them. Preparing for sowing, I ran into some horseradish. Since we planted some 10+ years ago, it's slowly been spreading at a rate of maybe 1 foot ...
by jacob
Wed Apr 17, 2024 7:39 am
Forum: Housing and Transportation Questions
Topic: Traditional fridge/freezer vs alternative options
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Traditional fridge/freezer vs alternative options

4) No freezer, no fridge: I haven't read enough about this possibility yet. I know Jacob recommends books on supplying sailboats. Based on a quick price analysis at my local stores, it seems like most preserved food is both less nutritious and more expensive. I feel like there might be a solution h...
by jacob
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 2015
Views: 345154

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

I would think that many people would be more hesitant about dropping by someone's garage whenever they want versus an independent locale like MMM HQ. There may also be a concern on the host end, with not wanting to have/wondering about people coming over at all hours. It would be easy to coordinate...
by jacob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:01 pm
Forum: Health and Food Questions
Topic: ADHD meds
Replies: 74
Views: 4274

Re: ADHD meds

@Scott2 - Fair enough, but... . That's basically an "easy problem" turned into a hard problem due to domain-level ignorance, no? To wit, my car problem initially seemed unsurmountable yet it ultimately turned out to be easy. The average car enthusiast would probably have gotten the point r...
by jacob
Sun Apr 14, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Housing and Transportation Questions
Topic: ERE City (US)
Replies: 509
Views: 162701

Re: ERE City (US)

Or for $239,900 within biking distance of Money Dimple neighborhood, you can get this 3240 sq ft. brick beauty with its own woodworking shop: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2002-Miller-Rd-Flint-MI-48503/73945902_zpid/ Looks nice, but? ... what's the catch? If you're serious ... or anyone else i...