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by Kriegsspiel
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Useful Hard Skills for the near future
Replies: 263
Views: 39155

Re: Useful Hard Skills for the near future

Whoops, that was my other tip. Make sure you have plenty of boxed wine on hand when the water goes out.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Useful Hard Skills for the near future
Replies: 263
Views: 39155

Re: Useful Hard Skills for the near future

Just wiping out a pot with some bread... of course. And now that you mention it, I seem to recall the guy who lived in a van while going to Duke said he eventually stopped cleaning his dishes at some point too. I also like Ego's idea. I could probably suspend a used wine bag over my sink with a broo...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Useful Hard Skills for the near future
Replies: 263
Views: 39155

Re: Useful Hard Skills for the near future

Cyber attacks are intensifying from both Russia and Iran. If Russia declares the beginning of WWIII because of US and European assistance to Ukraine we may begin seeing serious attacks here. What are some possible targets and how can we plan for the disruptions? A few years ago the Israeli water su...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Mar 15, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order
Replies: 43
Views: 4929

Re: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

Zeihan's stance is that the US is the least-dependant country WRT global economics. He cites the very low levels of imports and exports as a % of GDP in, I believe, The Accidental Superpower. That was written in 2014, but a quick check on wikipedia shows that the US still has one of the lowest expor...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order
Replies: 43
Views: 4929

Re: Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order

Our old buddy, John Michael Greer, wrote an superb (fiction) book that involved missiles and US supercarriers, Twilight's Last Gleaming. It was the precursor to Retrotopia, if that's enough foreshadowing for you :lol: But in reading all of Zeihan's books, his whole spiel with China is that if we (th...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Useful Hard Skills for the near future
Replies: 263
Views: 39155

Re: Useful Hard Skills for the near future

One thing I forgot to say, RE Ego's post. I could imagine many Russians wished they had learned more about cryptocurrency, especially how and where they can use it to buy stuff/exchange it for local currency when travelling abroad. Russia, QUITE SUSPICIOUSLY, put in a new law just before they invade...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Useful Hard Skills for the near future
Replies: 263
Views: 39155

Re: Useful Hard Skills for the near future

https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/visa-suspends-operations-russia-over-ukraine-invasion-2022-03-05/ Same for Mastercard. Is this more impactful than SWIFT? What if this happened to you? Imagine you are a Russian who took the train to Finland and you are suddenly disconnected from your wealth...
by Kriegsspiel
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: "How to Drop Out"
Replies: 114
Views: 7219

Re: "How to Drop Out"

I've been reading Ran's stuff for years now. He wrote a lot of interesting stuff years ago. Here's one I had bookmarked with advice on groceries, how to find a slacker job (I wonder if MikeBOS read it back then. He acquired some slacker jobs, but never wrote about them that much), and driving effici...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 392
Views: 66384

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Did you like RP2?

I thought RP1 was super, but I couldn't even finish RP2.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 02, 2022 6:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 89
Views: 29334

Re: RFS' Journal

I wouldn't sweat the police stop that much, he was probably nervous dealing with 3 young males. There was a big uptick in people shooting police in Utah last year.
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Emergency fund in I Bonds?
Replies: 15
Views: 903

Re: Emergency fund in I Bonds?

I use I-bonds as part of the short end of a bond barbell with long Treasuries. I guess a downside risk to putting your entire allowance in now would be if they add a fixed component to I-bonds later this year. Maybe not that big of a deal for you (if they do add it) if you think you're going to be c...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Charlie Munger - “even crazier” than the dotcom boom
Replies: 65
Views: 9924

Re: Charlie Munger - “even crazier” than the dotcom boom

If anyone wants to get their nerd on, American Bonds covers mortgage bonds (and other bond stuff) very academically. Here's an blurb about the pre-Napoleonic German market: Because the Pfandbriefe could be redeemed or sold at any point, it was more liquid than a mortgage- "the perfect type of s...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mathiverse's journal
Replies: 196
Views: 30341

Re: mathiverse's journal

I don't know if every Aldi operates the same, but mine always has a sale on chicken the first week of the month. The jars of tikka masala there are really good with chicken and rice.

I have 2 grocery stores near me, and I just shop at whichever one has better sales in their weekly ad.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Rebuilding Atrophied Desire (to win)
Replies: 43
Views: 3924

Re: Rebuilding Atrophied Desire (to win)

To add my 2 cents to Axel's OP, I think maximizing one's natural testosterone production is one of the most important, base of the pyramid steps to fix an atrophied will to win, to compete, and to maintain a healthy mental state if you lose. I suspect this is an underlying factor in some of the foru...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 810
Views: 191296

Re: Lemur Journal!

@theanimal - Goggins is intense. His podcast interview with Rich Roll created an axiom for me: 'mood follows action.' So whenever I'm caught dealing with stress, anxiety, etc. I remind myself of this short quote because this is my mind telling me to do something and if I do that something, I will b...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Let's build fun & healthy businesses
Replies: 9
Views: 3240

Re: Let's build fun & healthy businesses

With profit not being a high priority, you could have more opportunity to outsource or hire people to do the unpleasant tasks, and mix and match until you get the best situation for your temperment.
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Shit Coin on the Rise
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Shit Coin on the Rise

There will come a time again when we'll all be selling our urine to the local gun powder factory This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from A Farewell To Alms: One crucial economic problem for hygiene in preindustrial Europe was that human waste had little or no market value, because it was...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 989
Views: 203222

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

It's looking like you'll have to narrow your search to companies under 100 employees + remote work + don't require shots. Getting rid of the "remote work" part would really open it up. Outside of that, you could look at getting a work visa in a more acceptable country, or entrepreneuring s...
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Durable shoes
Replies: 134
Views: 54505

Re: Durable shoes

Married2aSwabian wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 7:58 am
In 2012, I bought a pair of Italian made Lowa hiking boots. They cost euro 200 and fit like a glove. Those will last a very long time as well.
Hopefully they do. However, I had a pair of Lowa Ronan GTXs fall apart after less than a year of use.


YMMLV
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?
Replies: 35
Views: 3612

Re: Quebec City: the perfect lean-FIRE location?

I'm sure the Canadiens appreciate you moving there to not work or spend money and consume their subsidized healthcare :lol: