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by bryan
Thu May 24, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Replies: 99
Views: 3722

Re: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

I'm usually not a tax-the-rich-to-death person, but IMO no one needs that much money. Eh, but does the <government> utilize the money better than the rich? Better than the poor? Better than Apple? Better than a mom-and-pop corner store? Better than Goldman Sachs, SoFi, Lending Tree, Kiva, GoFundMe,...
by bryan
Sat May 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Optionality/High Risk High Reward Speculation Via.....Sports Betting?
Replies: 13
Views: 564

Re: Optionality/High Risk High Reward Speculation Via.....Sports Betting?

https://forum.earlyretirementextreme.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7983&p=123175#p123175 irl there are plenty of bets to be made where the odds of the bet don't align to the real probabilities of the event occurring (see: information asymmetry. insider trading). The main issue is the lack of ubiquitous, p...
by bryan
Sat May 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: FIRE reaching Critical Mass
Replies: 39
Views: 2070

Re: FIRE reaching Critical Mass

I don't think the risk is "too many people doing it". There are probably some corollary risks, though, which I imagine many economists and "sectors" will be sweating, fretting over or blind-sided by. Is FIRE interest a cause, effect, problem, solution (for who)? The FIRE trend coincides with the so-...
by bryan
Wed May 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 382
Views: 44658

Re: brute journal

Westworld worth the watch?
by bryan
Tue May 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal
Replies: 178
Views: 16004

Re: Let's go Back Home - Frugal chicos journal

Digging the pics! :D
by bryan
Fri May 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1303
Views: 175976

Re: Investments Trade Log

Side note: anybody read about the last Tesla earnings call? I find it fascinating that people would have any kind of money in this company, it is really nothing short of amazing. I've just read about it a bit from Matt Levine and some capitalists on twitter. Was curious to see how it has performed ...
by bryan
Wed May 02, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 28790

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

My sympathies. I'm pretty pleased with https://bitcoin.tax honestly. I would recommend it to anyone that doesn't want to handle it themselves, even though it might cost a bit. I found it pretty fast, accurate, and clear. I assume Intuit or a similar company might eventually acquire it or make their ...
by bryan
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bloomberg Review: Matt Levine's Money Stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 5605

Re: Bloomberg Review: Matt Levine's Money Stuff

2018-04-25 https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-25/what-if-hypothetically-yahoo-had-been-hacked Yahoo!? Here is some pretty disclosurey disclosure: ... from the risk factors in Yahoo! Inc.’s Form 10-K for 2014, filed a few months after Yahoo discovered that it had suffered a massive secur...
by bryan
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is frugality for the rich?
Replies: 75
Views: 5679

Re: Is frugality for the rich?

I'm not sure why you find averages/aggregates ridiculous. Sorry, I'll re-phrase for clarity: >> I guarantee you that the rich, especially the ultra rich, are putting in more hours of work than anyone else. > I find it ridiculous on the face, even if you are speaking of averages. I don't think math ...
by bryan
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is frugality for the rich?
Replies: 75
Views: 5679

Re: Is frugality for the rich?

@Campitor, thanks for taking the time to post to clarify. It seems you were speaking averages (which I sill found "ridiculous on the face"). The reason I say this is that in the system we live, the relationship (correlation or causation) between an individual's work and income is less and less linea...
by bryan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Laptop recommedations
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Laptop recommedations

What programs do you use? A chromebook (e.g. Chromebook Plus is usually <$300 on craigslist and an excellent computer for basically everything except incompatible apps or those that require heavy processing) could be a solution.
by bryan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: SWR milestone record
Replies: 152
Views: 54373

Re: SWR milestone record

adding SR inline YEAR: WR, SR 2011: 85% , 57% 2012: 29% , 54% 2013: 22% , 50% 2014: 18% , 63% 2015: 9% , 75% 2016: 7% , 72% projected 2017: 6% , 69% 2017: 3.3% projected 2018: 2.2% I only even worked for half the year; thanks Bitcoin! SWR is about four years into the future (broke through 6, 5, and...
by bryan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 42037

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

One possible configuration option seen for "hard mode" is to disable manual saves.

Wouldn't "life" be easier if you could buy a 1-up or reincarnation+memory?
by bryan
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 42037

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

When I hear "easy/hard mode" I think of (video)game (shooters, RPGs, and strategy games mostly) difficulty settings or finer-grained configurations. It's a simple way to think of it. What the settings control can be numerous: starting money/points/skills/allies/position (i.e. initial conditions) dir...
by bryan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 180
Views: 42037

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

It doesn't take much looking to see how anything can be truly relatively easier, harder and by a large order. For example, working in the US tech sector of the last 20+ years: a mediocre CS grad or self-taught programmer from the bay area is in much more of an easy mode than a programmer in Nebraska...
by bryan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is frugality for the rich?
Replies: 75
Views: 5679

Re: Is frugality for the rich?

I guarantee you that the rich, especially the ultra rich, are putting in more hours of work than anyone else. I guarantee that is not true, or that I am misunderstanding you. For any rich person, you could drill-down into their sources of income and find many people working harder/longer. Even if y...
by bryan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 28790

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

So did anyone report Bitcoin transactions on their taxes this year? I was able to use bitcoin.tax for free, for some reason (used it at end of last year... maybe they set it as free during that time), and it did a mostly good job. I filed an extension (plus payment) so I'm still debating on how to h...
by bryan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 13751

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

Hey, I was just quoting form the article you linked to :P I admit kids these days aren't using Facebook any longer.. but I figure I would have at least seen something on Twitter about it before the "children are our future" reaction to it. I remember the TidePod trend for sure, but that was mostly a...
by bryan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coffee and pints
Replies: 29
Views: 3686

Re: Coffee and pints

@Augustus, you mean Arabica?

I would guess that the biggest health risk of coffee roasting is inhaling the smoke/air?
by bryan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Going without a fridge
Replies: 15
Views: 736

Re: Going without a fridge

If you are stuck with a big fridge already, I agree with @Campitor, mostly fill the fridge with (empty or filled with water.. is there already a conclusive experiment out there?) containers! Maybe tweak or add to the fridge's control system to optimize for least energy used while never allowing item...
by bryan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 13751

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

From that link: In fact, over the past five years, U.S. poison control centers have received only one report of a condom inhalation. As The Post's Abby Ohlheiser wrote this week: “The only thing viral about the condom challenge right now is the moral panic about the idea of teens doing the condom ch...
by bryan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.
Replies: 33
Views: 1642

Re: If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.

True story. I was talking to a teacher (Earth Science) about ocular rods and cones (I was 15 at the time). I explained to him that in the absence of visible light, we are completely blind. Define visible, define blind :P (I guess that's your point? That even though he may have been correct he didn'...
by bryan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 13751

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

I meant social media for the general case, where it is apparently used to point out some hypocrisy, irony, etc, and get internet points. Here's a not very good example since it's just a joke and it's just the first I could find: https://twitter.com/mckellogs/status/983402706843860993 the possible er...
by bryan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 261
Views: 28790

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

:lol: :roll:
by bryan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1303
Views: 175976

Re: Investments Trade Log

Went short on JPM. Well known that I'm not a fan of the financial sector, generally, and this stock has been a good performer, recently. Every time I read interviews with Dimon, his own writing, or accounts of his actions, it gives me the impression that he is not really steering the ship very well....