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by slsdly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21176

Re: An ERE dating site

I wouldn't say I was looking for deepest secrets, but definitely something more to go by on than "dogs, travel, food, what else is there in life, lolz." I am not interesting in spending more than one minute scanning a profile to see if we have anything in common over. There seems to be a l...
by slsdly
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: An ERE dating site
Replies: 285
Views: 21176

Re: An ERE dating site

There is firedating.me . MMM crowd for the most part. I am not sure whether to blame Match Group or the general populace for ruining online dating. I remember a decade ago at how good OkCupid was. You could rate questions about financial responsibility and such as very important and influence the ma...
by slsdly
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie
Replies: 27
Views: 2194

Re: Where to FIRE/Semi-FIRE? 43-yo Bay Area biotech hippie

@bliss88 I've never lived anywhere but Ontario and Atlantic Canada, so I've only known winter my whole life :). I will say however the winter in Ontario is much colder. The snow/ice stays around. Brrr! You mentioned cardio. I would suggest getting into *nordic* skiing. The equipment is cheaper than ...
by slsdly
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Maintaining happiness/contentedness despite adversity
Replies: 16
Views: 1489

Maintaining happiness/contentedness despite adversity

Everyone I speak to tells me what a shit year 2020 has been. I suppose for myself, my partner and I broke up, I was very sick for a few weeks (not with COVID), my employer has had multiple layoff rounds (also not COVID), not to mention the pandemic itself. But I still think back fondly on the year. ...
by slsdly
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 747
Views: 47023

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I've gotten the flu + pneumonia twice in my life (at least). It brought me to my knees, although not hospitalized, so officially it was a "mild" case. I was otherwise a healthy young person with no pre-existing conditions, good dietary habits, exercise habits and such. I don't feel the nee...
by slsdly
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 747
Views: 47023

Re: COVID topic vol 2

As someone who lives alone, I believe the rules allow me to hang out with another family at Christmas. I have no plans to, doesn't seem worth it. Mind you, I never put much emphasis on the holiday season. My requests to celebrate Christmas around Labour Day to avoid winter storm shenanigans met dear...
by slsdly
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Breakup Songs
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Breakup Songs

by slsdly
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Any good reasons to get a 5g phone?
Replies: 8
Views: 723

Re: Any good reasons to get a 5g phone?

My main criteria would be network longevity, but in this case, you are probably fine. I looked up the dates for Rogers Wireless here in Canada -- they rolled out EDGE (2.5G) in 2002, HSPA+ (3.75G) in 2006, LTE in 2011, and LTE-Advanced (4G) in 2015. They are finally getting rid of EDGE support in 20...
by slsdly
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11496

Re: Food and climate change

Eating vegan is difficult beyond the modern era. Vitamin B12 at the very least might be problematic. When did we learn that pairing vitamin C with plant iron helps absorption? Mind you, since soils are so depleted today, they feed supplements to cattle so you can still get B12 from them. I agree som...
by slsdly
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11496

Re: Food and climate change

I think the article also mentions emissions due to air transportation. I avoid those foods. No berries from Argentina, or asparagus from California for me. I do eat greens from the USA, which are probably either California or green houses in the winter, but I've been trying to move to more winter fr...
by slsdly
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 242
Views: 11496

Re: Food and climate change

Regarding the list of sinful foods, I was never much for coffee. I mostly cook at home, and I don't prepare anything with meat, fish, or dairy these days. I avoid rice and favour other grains. I still have some cocoa in my pantry, but I've resolved not to buy more after seeing similar charts prior t...
by slsdly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome fellow Canadian tech worker!
by slsdly
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 521
Views: 26694

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

I second the notion it is a small fraction. Most of the people marching in the protests don't actually want change. They want social validation. The majority of those I know who marched, after discussions, feel very threatened by the notion that their lifestyle may be impacted (travel, consumerism)....
by slsdly
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?

Orange pith has a neutral taste, I don't mind it at all. I need to zest the orange first, as it is too much. The zest I add to herbal tea, muffins, etc. As for banana peels: https://thestingyvegan.com/banana-peel-vegan-pulled-pork-sandwich/ I don't bother with the specialty flours, bread, cake, etc....
by slsdly
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?

@Alphaville, good point on the tab size, they are pretty big. I have some in a bottle from before I ground up a large supply of eggshells. @ertyu, there are a couple of papers floating around. I believe I read this one at the time: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032579119416775/...
by slsdly
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: What does your pantry contain, and in approximately what amounts per person?

@Alphaville, presumably your multivitamins have calcium. I boil/bake/grind eggshells into powder that I add ~10g to my weekly bread loaves. As I recall, I estimated 9 dozen eggs/year = ~500mg elemental calcium/day, after weighing a bunch of carton's worth for the brand I buy. I keep hard grains, len...
by slsdly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 521
Views: 26694

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

I'm not necessarily advocating for this policy change. But let's be clear, many governments encourage the populace to have children. Before guns in people's faces, one could easily start there. My property taxes that I pay indirectly through rent, as a childless person, go towards funding schools in...
by slsdly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)
Replies: 14
Views: 1582

Re: Choosing the proper exercise bands (gold, heavy, 20lbs, panda, ... ?!)

I have some of the therabands -- blue, black, silver, gold. Years ago, I got exercises to work on to recover from an injury. I snapped both blue and black through regular use. I'm not sure if I would recommend them honestly. Silver and gold bands are thick enough to withstand lots of abuse though. I...
by slsdly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 521
Views: 26694

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

The trouble with the shoe analogy is that the people who bought the shoes already wanted them. Tom's provided them a solution they felt provided them additional value for the money -- social status via virtue signaling. Insofar as we can keep consumption to its current degree, yes, we can maybe get ...
by slsdly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: Best storage containers for bulk dry goods?

I'll second glass jars, I have many dozens of wide mouth canning jars. As C40 says, cost wise this isn't the best idea -- it costs 3.5x to indulge over the equivalent plastic food grade buckets. It is also slightly more tedious to fill them, and more dishes to wash. But they are pretty versatile sin...