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by slsdly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID grocery/shopping procedures
Replies: 44
Views: 2695

Re: COVID grocery/shopping procedures

If you search on Google for a supermarket (I use name street city), it will show you how busy it is currently (the most useful piece), and how busy it was in the past weeks, at what hours. Google knows everything (I imagine it is all of the Android phones with location history turned on). I'm using ...
by slsdly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 1674
Views: 113760

Re: COVID-19

Whelp, my employer has told us all to work from home until further notice. At least I won't have to worry about picking it up during my commute.
by slsdly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Bread Pans
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Bread Pans

Perspective on alternatives: I use glass and silicone pans to bake bread regularly (I haven't bought bread in probably 7 or 8 years?). I prefer the former, since the bread holds its form well. I grease the pan with a tiniest bit of oil before adding the loaf, and have never had problems with it stic...
by slsdly
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: To eat wheat: yay or nay?
Replies: 11
Views: 1811

Re: To eat wheat: yay or nay?

Radically changing my diet over the years from somewhat meat heavy to mostly vegan (+ eggs) hasn't had much impact on my day to day. My baseline is fairly positive; I have certain weird/minor food intolerances, but all are easily avoidable once identified. I've done a few elimination diets over the ...
by slsdly
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)
Replies: 10
Views: 950

Re: Firefox, this forum and flash of unstyled content (FOUC)

The Cache-Control header [1] in the HTTP response for the CSS subresources sets max-age to 0. My understanding is that Chrome ignores the cache control directives for subresources, and only does validation for the main resource [2], whereas Firefox appears to be taking the directives to the letter. ...
by slsdly
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: How to learn effectively from a textbook?
Replies: 18
Views: 1030

Re: How to learn effectively from a textbook?

I have found the book, Make It Stick, has helped me improve how I learn:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/187 ... e-it-stick

I realize it is another book to read, but doing some learning about how to learn might help.
by slsdly
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: How far are you willing to walk to work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1853

Re: How far are you willing to walk to work?

6.5 km (4 miles) on the way home, because the transit is too busy. For a month I walked both ways, but I got blisters, but I found I could sustain just the return journey indefinitely.
by slsdly
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 49
Views: 9392

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

I've largely given it up in the last year, although I was not much of a drinker in the last 5 years anyways. Tendency to binge at house parties when I was younger, which I don't miss at all. I don't think there are any cons -- save money, health, time, fridge space. I do need to deal with pressure f...
by slsdly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE activism - request ERE book from local library
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Re: ERE activism - request ERE book from local library

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/det ... &R=2726375

I think there was only one or two copies in circulation when I first borrowed it ~7 years ago :). Now there are 8 copies and a steady loan/hold queue for it.
by slsdly
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Yields and Flows
Replies: 87
Views: 12294

Re: Yields and Flows

I've been making progress on level 6 I think. Jacob mentioned the obvious one, I walk and/or cycle from the office, even in the Canadian winter; it is much less stressful than transit anyways. Some other examples: Instead of throwing them in the organics bin (or trash), I turn organic eggshells into...
by slsdly
Fri May 24, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Awesome bicycle safety trick!
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

Re: Awesome bicycle safety trick!

My city has a bike share program. When I want to cycle to or from work, I walk an extra 1.5 km, but I can pick up a bike at the start of a dedicated bike path and ride nearly all the way home that way. It would be awesome to shave off that first mile, but not dying is better.
by slsdly
Sun May 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 10331

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

@jacob, right on the money. It is a famous experiment, so it is hard to know in a vacuum my untainted behavior, but I imagine if I was making the $100 split offer, I would give $50. Relatives on the other hand.... :P. I'd like to just make it clear, I'm not making a judgement call or seeking praise ...
by slsdly
Sun May 05, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 10331

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

@Bankai, when you say it is selfish to not want children, are you then implying that it is selfless to have children? That will inform me as to how to read your post. My opinion would be not having, or having, can both be dressed up as selfless or selfish. Neither is particularly true. Nor do I beli...
by slsdly
Sun May 05, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?
Replies: 82
Views: 10331

Re: If the "right thing to do" is to not have kids, who do you think IS having kids?

As Ego says, my desire not to have children is rooted in wanting to avoid their suffering over any carbon footprint reduction techniques. Is that a vote against humanity? Yes, I agree, it is. I'm of the age now that if I'm going to have children, I should have them now. However I am convinced even t...
by slsdly
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thought I'd ask some advice.
Replies: 17
Views: 3490

Re: Thought I'd ask some advice.

For making friends/relationships, I recommend finding clubs that interest you, and if none appeal to you, cultivate new interests. Friendships are not magic. They are built with repetitive contact. Making them in school is easiest for that reason. As an adult, you need to find new venues. The great ...
by slsdly
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Alternative to phone
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Re: Alternative to phone

@The Old Man, I gave up on mobile phones 5 years ago. I still possess the hardware, and for the rare occasion, I will use it for offline maps, tickets, and such (plus WiFi) when I am outside my usual stomping grounds. My dislike for them lies in how addictive I find them. Always pulling it out to lo...
by slsdly
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Teflon coated stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 4106

Re: Teflon coated stuff

I can't comment on the health issues, but I do have a ceramic skillet that gets a decent amount of use. I've read concerns on the durability being less than that of a teflon skillet, but that has not been my experience. It still feels new after a few years. Mind you, I don't use it at the highest te...
by slsdly
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Meeting eccentric people IRL
Replies: 45
Views: 7898

Re: Meeting eccentric people IRL

Speaking as a more-or-less celibate man who has done his own share of soul searching and pity partying as much as he would prefer not to admit it, I'll tell you exactly what I think men who preach MGTOW and such are: Pathetic. They aren't pathetic because they want sex from women. They are pathetic ...
by slsdly
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 27
Views: 3039

Re: Alcohol

I drink socially, never alone. This included 1-2 beer with dinner while out (say once a season), 1-3 at corporate events if it was free (say six times a year), 1-2 most evenings while on certain vacations (say 3 weeks a year), 1-2 if I had company over or they had me (say a dozen times a year). 2*4 ...
by slsdly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Random Relationship Derailment Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 31996

Re: Random Relationship Derailment Thread

@jacob, I'm not sure such a theory can be developed with sufficient effort. Knowing the cumulative effect of another person's relevant experiences, without prior knowledge of those experiences, means you will always be guessing. I discard the trivial solution of not interacting at all (in any reason...