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by JuliusFC
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Phone recommendation - Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: Phone recommendation - Canada

Thanks Alphaville. I do prepaid right now but to move the SIM card I assumed I needed another unlocked phone. I also have to swap out/switch the SIMs whenever I cross to the US or travel anywhere else (not that I'll be doing any border crossing anytime soon). But I've fallen greatly behind on phone ...
by JuliusFC
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Phone recommendation - Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Phone recommendation - Canada

Any recommendations for reasonably priced unlocked Android phones available in Canada? I have been getting by with a very cheap (C$40) and now quite old unlocked phone (Blu Advance 4.0) that I usually only have talk/text minutes on. It has some apps on it that I can use with wifi but very few are su...
by JuliusFC
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Making as much money as possible over the next 6 months
Replies: 9
Views: 3465

Re: Making as much money as possible over the next 6 months

Become a community tutor on italki. No certification required. My experience as a student with French, German, and Spanish community tutors is that some are absolutely awful but still get lots of bookings anyway if they're cheap. The really good community tutors get very popular quickly, raise their...
by JuliusFC
Mon May 18, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 221
Views: 23986

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

How long until we have attacks on Asian people in Western countries? Verbal and physical assaults have been increasing in Vancouver (Canada) for months. https://globalnews.ca/news/6859065/suspect-id-hate-crime-assault-vancouver/ https://bc.ctvnews.ca/young-indigenous-woman-says-a-sneeze-sparked-a-r...
by JuliusFC
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

Germany's fatality rate of 0.3% is amazingly low compared to other countries (https://www.covid-19canada.com/) and they have one of the highest numbers of confirmed cases. Have they just gotten lucky because so far people are skewing younger? Or is it because they are doing some things right: more t...
by JuliusFC
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

A local comp sys grad has created a tracking site that does seem only Canada-focused at first, but he does provide global statistics as well in map and table form if you scroll about a third of the way down.

https://www.covid-19canada.com/
by JuliusFC
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

Thanks @DreamOfFreedom et als.

Your logic and math are interfering with my overwhelming need to panic though. :)
by JuliusFC
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

I live in Vancouver and there continue to be multiple fights a day arriving from China and Hong Kong and our province is still only at 4 confirmed cases. Can anyone explain to my non-scientific mind how this can be? I'm assuming it's because people are simply dealing with their flu symptoms and not ...
by JuliusFC
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How to move to USA...?
Replies: 33
Views: 9385

Re: How to move to USA...?

After clearing the hurdles Jacob brought up, social security and medicare taxes would also be a major drawback for a relocation under 10 years. You have to contribute a minimum of 10 years over your working lifetime to benefit from social security and medicare. Under 10 years, you contribute a lot ...
by JuliusFC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy
Replies: 11
Views: 3304

Re: Groceries on-the-go: my 'Two Bags' strategy

Something to keep in mind is that you can fly with frozen liquids in your carry on. They have to be 100% frozen solid. I just did this recently with freezer packs, but I've also frozen actual food like soup, peanut butter, etc. and flown with them in my carry on. Of course this only works if you hav...
by JuliusFC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations
Replies: 105
Views: 20126

Re: May-December Relationships, In-Vitro Fertilization, Freezing Eggs, and Other Considerations

This reads like a textbook confidence scam to me.

I hope it's not, but please be cautious. Being "very lonely" has perhaps dulled your spidey senses.
by JuliusFC
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Europe Longer Term for US Citizen
Replies: 18
Views: 3159

Re: Europe Longer Term for US Citizen

@Freedom_2018 Croatia will (unfortunately for long-term European travelers...) most likely be in the Schengen Area next year. Also don't forgot Ireland, Moldova, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Ukraine as non-Schengen countries in which to stay. All allow 90-day stays for Americans and C...
by JuliusFC
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?
Replies: 17
Views: 8685

Re: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?

@BPA
Thank you so much for all the information. This is great stuff!

I'm planning to be in the Maritimes in early September so will definitely ping you closer to the date.
by JuliusFC
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?
Replies: 17
Views: 8685

Re: Climate-Change-Friendly place in Canada?

@BPA How are you finding it living on PEI, coming from what I assume was in or around a big city? I've been pondering a move to the Maritimes and am curious how it's working out for you wrt things like grocery prices and selection, medical care, island fever (I know there's been a bridge for a coupl...
by JuliusFC
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: 100% Working Remote / Telecommute
Replies: 20
Views: 4520

Re: 100% Working Remote / Telecommute

I work from home 100% as a technical writer. I am in the latter part of accumulation. I started out 100% in the office. I made myself a valuable member of the team, proved myself to be trustworthy, and gradually started working from home more and more. I've done this at a number of similar jobs, inc...
by JuliusFC
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Technical Writers Here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Any Technical Writers Here?

Day-to-day for a software tech writer depends at the very least on the company (start-up to established), the product (vaporware to mature), the size of the tech writing team, the skills of the other writers on that team, and your own skills. Location also matters (presumably because of the quality ...
by JuliusFC
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Any Technical Writers Here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Any Technical Writers Here?

I work as a technical writer. I can give you advice about landing your first junior writing position, but it sounds to me like you're trying to jump right into (higher level) contract opportunities? I'm just assuming this based on the excerpts you provided and your questions. I imagine that would be...
by JuliusFC
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3600

Re: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?

@sl-owl-orris, Thank you for posting that information. I did try FODMAP for a couple of months and did not get any results from it. I asked the gastroenterologist I saw last year about SIBO and parasites and low acid and other possibilities and he could not have been less interested. He was a locum ...
by JuliusFC
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3600

Re: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?

Thanks Douglas. I was vegan for 10 years (and was when this started). It is not the magical solution for me that it can be for others. (And yes, I was a whole-foods vegan, not an Oreos and fake hot dogs vegan. :) ) Hi finity. Thank you for sharing that information. I started on on a low-carb diet ar...
by JuliusFC
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?
Replies: 20
Views: 3600

Re: Anyone gone to a functional medicine doctor?

Riggerjack, Thanks for your response. I have done all of the things that you mention and there is nothing more that I can get from the traditional medical system here (it's been about 18 months). That's why I was contemplating a functional medicine doctor. It was the logical next step where some peo...