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by bottlerocks
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 49
Views: 5976

Re: Zankas poker-journal

I see Jacob has a new writing project after Brute was retired....I kid I kid. Very interesting journal. I often buy stake in a friend of mine who is a somewhat successful live circuit player (winnings near 100k). My ROI is ~30% to date...obviously this changes radically every tournament. His post-FI...
by bottlerocks
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bottlerocks ERE Exploration
Replies: 27
Views: 7145

Re: bottlerocks ERE Exploration

@thrifty I'm in the Tampa Bay area, closer to the Gulf than the bay. I can bike to work and the beach in less than 10 minutes and downtown in about 20...I can't believe how affordable it is considering all that. I highly recommend. As for the knee haha yes, I have had 7 surgeries and many MRIs etc. ...
by bottlerocks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bottlerocks ERE Exploration
Replies: 27
Views: 7145

Re: bottlerocks ERE Exploration

@Chris It's been bone on bone for 10+ years from a teenage injury so my arthritis is advanced. It is what it is, replacement is my only course of action and I'm putting that off as long as possible. Luckily it doesn't really get in the way of weight lifting (no bad spurs), squatting 200lb+ is possib...
by bottlerocks
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bottlerocks ERE Exploration
Replies: 27
Views: 7145

Re: bottlerocks ERE Exploration

I've been lightly lurking in the forums for the past year while weird political tensions were high, things seem to have maybe cooled down a bit and I'm back to reading a bit more regularly. My FI progress has stayed pretty much linear. My personal life has done some loops but I guess is linearly pro...
by bottlerocks
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 297
Views: 93637

Re: The Reluctant Journal

I also suffer from this affliction/hobby. It may be possible to parlay it into an ERE type venture: http://www.woodchuckgolf.com/
by bottlerocks
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bottlerocks ERE Exploration
Replies: 27
Views: 7145

Re: bottlerocks ERE Exploration

2016 update and recap time. Thanks to high market valuations I'm currently at 8 years current expenses and 10 of ideal expenses. I'm roughly on track for a 2022 FIRE date just based on WR but I suspect I'll have side income enough to easily justify 2021. Core expenses were ~$20,000, frivolity ~$5000...
by bottlerocks
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Climate Change!
Replies: 433
Views: 57809

Re: Climate Change!

The other thread got locked specifically because of this so I would take Jacob's route and only reply when you absolutely can't resist any longer (like 1/25 of the times it happens).
by bottlerocks
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Jacob there's a wrinkle in all of this which is Difficulty. Basically bitcoins are mined at a constant rate no matter what, it's just that those who "try harder" get more (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof-of-work_system). So if you were the only person mining for now until 2140, your cost would b...
by bottlerocks
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Some concise big picture analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoWY2UzIB_8 Sorry I mean no disrespect but, in the first two minutes I heard - a "big picture" description where he basically just describes the past in a textbook rear view mirror analisys that is worth zero. - "this has been growi...
by bottlerocks
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Not with GPUs. There have been 7-8 generations of ASIC development that have made each previous generation of mining hardware obsolete. There has been a lot of shady dealings with mining hardware developers in the past (see Butterfly Labs & KNC Miners for good examples) so I've stopped following who...
by bottlerocks
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Some concise big picture analysis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoWY2UzIB_8
by bottlerocks
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career Advice for a recent college grad
Replies: 19
Views: 4070

Re: Career Advice for a recent college grad

BSc in Math here, a little further along than yourself. Anecdotally the skills that have benefited me the most in my career progression are: Applied math (aero/physics[radar,kinematics]/DSP/numerical analysis/machine learning[classification, Kalman filtering]), Scripting (Python/MATLAB), and being w...
by bottlerocks
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Soft drink consumption
Replies: 49
Views: 9725

Re: Soft drink consumption

My died soft drink consumption is insane, I average over 2 cans/day during the week and probably 1/day during the weekend. I don't enjoy coffee/tea so I guess this is my caffeine replacement. I've found that almost anything carbonated/caffeinated will fit my needs but diet soda in bulk seems to be t...
by bottlerocks
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bottlerocks ERE Exploration
Replies: 27
Views: 7145

Re: bottlerocks ERE Exploration

I guess I'm turning this into a semi-annual journal now haha. A lot has transpired in the past 6 months but it felt like it happened over a much longer timeframe. The biggest three occurrences would be that I've finally moved to central FL, I found a job here that didn't require making any FI timeli...
by bottlerocks
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

If you're thinking about selling, wait until the halving (July 10th, I think) at least! Supply rate gets cut in half and hopefully demand stays high or skyrockets with increase of media attention and Chinese gambling sentiment.
by bottlerocks
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 316
Views: 56659

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Coins will be mined until 2140 due to decaying rewards (21 million total) and mining difficulty is largely based on the amount of hashing power on the network.
by bottlerocks
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What labels do you identify with?
Replies: 17
Views: 3237

Re: What labels do you identify with?

Labels are so hot right now.
by bottlerocks
Wed May 18, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What kind of work/job do/did you guys all do?
Replies: 161
Views: 22831

Re: What kind of work/job do/did you guys all do?

Nice find. 14-17 Video Tape Rental (20-25hrs/week) 17-18 Restaurant Service, Subway/Sports Bar (20-25 hrs/week) 18-19 Home Depot Garden Associate (30 hrs/week -- worst job by far) 19-19.5 Law Runner/Paralegal (20 hrs/week) 19.5-21 Engineering Intern (20 hrs/week) 22-25 Data Analyst (40 hrs/week -- t...
by bottlerocks
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Should I work for a non-profit or on-campus?
Replies: 7
Views: 1918

Re: Should I work for a non-profit or on-campus?

Would you pay the difference to acquire the skill development and networking that comes with the NGO job, if they could be obtained overnight?
by bottlerocks
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Marijuana & Health
Replies: 87
Views: 16793

Re: Marijuana & Health

I enjoy exploring reality as it is. There are times, like the one Dragline mentioned above, where an altered reality makes life livable. In general, though, people use drugs and alcohol to alter their PERCEPTION of reality. Often by distorting or tinkering with their perception of reality they blin...