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by slsdly
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 381

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: 420
Views: 16289

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: 925

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: 925

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: 925

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: 420
Views: 16289

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: 1309

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: 420
Views: 16289

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: 1990

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...
by slsdly
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 420
Views: 16289

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

Canada implemented a carbon tax. It was actually a market based idea bandied about by the Progressive Conservatives back in the day. As soon as the Liberals ran with it, well, the current generation had to oppose it on principle. But the tax is very low, and estimates suggest it needs to be more tha...
by slsdly
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Focussing on the 'Macro' over the 'Micro' to maintain sanity
Replies: 54
Views: 4071

Re: Focussing on the 'Macro' over the 'Micro' to maintain sanity

@jacob, you have expressed a desire for action as your preferred form of gratitude on a few occasions. As such, if there are actions of mine that you wish to diminish or encourage, I'm open. Publicly or privately, now or in the future, candidness works best. I realize I don't post *that* frequently,...
by slsdly
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Crusader says hi
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Crusader says hi

Welcome! I'm also in Toronto, mid 30s, software developer, single male. I've been thinking about returning home lately, although that is still in Canada, just not nearby. Mostly it just feels good to have options I could accept. While I have no problem renting, I've seen too many friends impacted by...
by slsdly
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What's the highest flight of stairs you will climb?
Replies: 13
Views: 5265

Re: What's the highest flight of stairs you will climb?

16 since that is the floor I live on. I was doing long before the pandemic though. Not enough elevators for the population and it is only worse now :).

I still never see anyone else on them.
by slsdly
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3576

Re: Are hand mixer attachment plugs universal?

I don't know if any brand goes with any other brand, but when staying with family members that have multiple sets/brands of this stuff, I've mixed and matched the beaters without even thinking about it. They clicked in place and spun without issue.
by slsdly
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 367
Views: 98060

Re: bigato's journal

@fiby41: I don't believe the GPL applying to the database would hold muster. The contents are not derivative works of the software, merely an input which is opaque to the program (and vice versa). Forum posts would hold their own copyright, rights for which we may or may not have waived by posting h...
by slsdly
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?
Replies: 62
Views: 16599

Re: Do you personally drink coffee and why/why not?

I never got into it. I took one sip, ugh, no thanks. I also do not drink soft drinks, or tea, so the only caffeine I could be getting is chocolate, which I don't exactly eat every day or week or month. As far as I can tell, it simply puts people to where I feel in the morning without it. It does not...
by slsdly
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?
Replies: 58
Views: 8939

Re: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?

@ertyu: That's fair. I didn't mean they are useless/incapable, they simply don't have the bandwidth for it :).
by slsdly
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?
Replies: 58
Views: 8939

Re: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?

I find members experiences with others to be very interesting. I would say it has been a minority of people who react badly to my actions vis-a-vis simple living, life improvements, etc. I gave away all of my liquor a few years back when I gave it up (I had many bottles, I was basically Santa that d...
by slsdly
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 361
Views: 108221

Re: Rube's journal

Re: the goals, I hear you. I woke up one day a little while ago and realized I achieved my original ERE goal. It was underwhelming. But I've had a lot of fun getting there. Learned and done so much I might not have done otherwise. It is good to think to oneself, past you would be very proud and give...
by slsdly
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 112
Views: 10941

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

I think many (but not all) people who express the most fear on this forum have a lot in common with the mob. You communicate in the exact, same, way. Like you have a chip on your shoulder. Like you are a lone crusader against a world full of injustice. And sometimes you make good points. But if you ...