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by stoneage
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 228
Views: 9152

Re: Food and climate change

The adaption part is already happening. The refuge streams coming from central/south America and into the US and from the Middle East into Europe have climate origins. As it becomes harder to grow food, farming is failing, and farmers move into cities to find jobs. These jobs aren't there, so we ge...
by stoneage
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 228
Views: 9152

Re: Food and climate change

Methane having a 10 year half life in the atmosphere, If you ate the same amount of meat each year for the last 20 years, your impact on CC is now null : cows eat grass and corn that feed on CO2, digestion produces CH4 which degrades back to CO2 and H2O in the atmosphere : It is a cycle. So the thin...
by stoneage
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sunbed for vitamin D and/or vitamin D pills in wintertime
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Sunbed for vitamin D and/or vitamin D pills in wintertime

Choose your poison... https://www.e-cancer.fr/Professionnels-de-sante/Veille-bibliographique/Nota-Bene-Cancer/Nota-Bene-Cancer-398/Sunbeds-and-melanoma-risk-time-to-close-the-debate Summary : We were able to apply all epidemiological criteria for causality to the relationship between sunbed use and ...
by stoneage
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sunbed for vitamin D and/or vitamin D pills in wintertime
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Sunbed for vitamin D and/or vitamin D pills in wintertime

Sunbeds are a terrible idea. Sun burns and gives a warning you should listen to. You usually do not expose your whole body to the sun anyways. UV beds isolate UV from IR and visible light, which is never recommended. You will increase your risk of getting skin cancer, possibly damage your eyes witho...
by stoneage
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 638
Views: 34408

Re: COVID topic vol 2

thank you for that last link, jean.
by stoneage
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Hi, the storm in october blew off 10 to 20 tiles of the roof. It was so windy I slept downstairs, only to be woken up by my wife telling me there were tiles in the garden, she heard the tiles fly off, and it was apparently pretty scary. My carpenter knew there was job out there and was driving aroun...
by stoneage
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

thx,

I'll look into that, some of them seem simple enough...Although I need to look if they are worth the investment.
for example : this one is too expensive for what it is.

Maybe one challenge would be to build one myself :lol:
by stoneage
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

By heat exchanger, I meant a (pretty simple) device whose function is to take your shower sewage heat, to input it into your incoming cold water. This way your cold water is 20°c instead of 5 (for example) and you have to use less hot water to achieve the same shower temperature. Do you have any re...
by stoneage
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Fake jobs in Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Fake jobs in Europe

People did not riot because they were jobless, they did because they could not live well while working.
What started the riots was the taxes on gasoil, directly impacting the working poor...

So this is hardly peacekeeping...more like childcare, but for adults.
by stoneage
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Fake jobs in Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Fake jobs in Europe

Wow, and this happens in my country.
I dont really understand the concept behind it.

If you want to get up, feel useful and work for free, there is plenty if charities in need for help.

I get that our societies need more consumers than workers. But wasting labour force like that....
by stoneage
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Yeah, about vacations, I simply looked at previous years... Usually, we spend - 10-15 days on vacation in the summer or during spring holidays (abroad at least every other year) - 4 to 5 weekends or "prolonged week ends" visiting france. This year, our trip to italy was 10 days, and we spe...
by stoneage
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Alright, MONTHLY BUDGET 2020 **************************** fixed expenses **************************** Electricity : 184 € - Went Up, but will be revised down this year. so it is kind of stable car insurance : 73 € - Stable Nanny : 0 € - Kids are autonomous now Internet/Phone/Mobile/4G : 74 € Went up...
by stoneage
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Hi, business is booming despite covid. but I don't think it will last.

I'll post an update on your requested subjects, but right now I've go to work. ;)
by stoneage
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Courage Stoneage! Bad luck indeed but you're managing it right. On real estate, I mostly agree with you. Nevertheless, prices have increased differently through territory. There is still areas where prices are reasonable compared to rents. You're right about demography; but if the deal is good enou...
by stoneage
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

The nature you live in seems a bit harsh sometimes! Your vegetation losses are significant. How do you feel about it overall? It wasn't supposed to be. This drought is exceptionnal in the region. I saw a dry storm for the first time in my life ! It is a mix of bad luck and climate change I guess......
by stoneage
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Haha, your first point killed me! A great one isn't it ;) Do you have a water collector to adress the drought problem? (Filled by your gutters). If it's a bit high from the ground you don't even need a pump to use it. As for your dream, I share it. Where do you invest your funds? Sorry, didn't see ...
by stoneage
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Anyone in Paris?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Anyone in Paris?

I've actually lived my whole life in cities before going "full rural". I think we lived pretty much the way you live before having kids : all trips on bike / foot, holidays by train or renting a car. We enjoyed it and were cutting a lot of the costs usually associated with cities. Still, I...
by stoneage
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Stonage journal
Replies: 41
Views: 6980

Re: Stonage journal

Hi, my dream was living a simple life, homesteading, so the land serves many purposes : - keeping neighbors at a reasonable distance - allowing me to harvest fruits, vegetable and cereals (starting wheat this year) - sustaining "free range" hens that produces chicken and eggs (killed and e...
by stoneage
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Anyone in Paris?
Replies: 11
Views: 1840

Re: Anyone in Paris?

Paris is great for getting nicely paid job opportunities. But the kids made us leave the city (not Paris, but Lyon). Suddenly, the benefits were not enough to compensate for the lack of nature, the hostile / dirty environnement, overpriced accomodation and arrogant bosses. I heard over the radio a g...
by stoneage
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: A french newcomer into the rabbit hole
Replies: 19
Views: 3974

Re: A french newcomer into the rabbit hole

France may very well come back...but it would require quite a political shift : sovereignty is pretty much gone, and the European dream is turning into a nightmare. Main political forces think this is fine.

It isn't.