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by bryan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: sexual misconduct
Replies: 184
Views: 7552

Re: sexual misconduct

One thing I realized more fully as the result of this discussion is that I do have unspoken expectations of some level of "white knight" service when I am dating. For instance, I would not choose to walk around downtown Detroit by myself after dark, but I routinely do it when accompanied by a man I...
by bryan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat

Wouldn't have to be a poured floor radiating, could put a radiator in the corner (with a fan)!

This is likely overkill (insulation followed with gas/diesel/wood heat if needed probably the cheapest/easiest) but sounds fun to me..
by bryan
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: sexual misconduct
Replies: 184
Views: 7552

Re: sexual misconduct

@nestbuilder, you should post more! I've definitely gotten the most insight out of this thread from the Muffin Keepers. Many comments seem uncharacteristically daft (i.e. not striking a rich vein) for this forum. Can we stop w/ the "white knight" talk? Seems like a pretty pointless digression/minuti...
by bryan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Heating a bonus room, separate from main heat

If improving your insulation or airflow doesn't fix it and you don't want to do a fire, maybe a solar water heater that feeds into your hot water heater that goes to the bonus room that feeds into the solar heater might work :P (if you are a fan of control systems and building stuff)
by bryan
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Weird food combos that taste surprisingly good
Replies: 29
Views: 1197

Re: Weird food combos that taste surprisingly good

> (Peanut butter seems to be one of those foods that is more likely to be in surprising combos) 100% agreed. Granted, when you think about it (just peanuts ground up into a butter!) it's not that weird. >> mixing red wine and Coca-Cola in Taiwan > CALLAMUCHAS kalimotxo, a basque thing the teenagers,...
by bryan
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: sexual misconduct
Replies: 184
Views: 7552

Re: sexual misconduct

This "exciting sex" problem reminds me of the scene in Snow Crash where a personal defense weapon was triggered.. For the most part I think folks should arm themselves thusly, if they wish (once the tech is there). Ideally they are practiced in the art of refusal (truly an art.. any lessons out ther...
by bryan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow
Replies: 142
Views: 21295

Re: Fox's Journey: Out of the Burrow

Yeah, that first year out can be tough. Sorry about your FSA. Have you tried your universities career center, or various networks? They will probably be more helpful than an agency; I think they have some incentive to see graduates gainly employed within the first year. In your search, pretend like ...
by bryan
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: sexual misconduct
Replies: 184
Views: 7552

Re: sexual misconduct

I'm having trouble understanding slowtraveler, Brute, GeneralSnoopy, and Slsdly, to be honest. It may be the fault of the forum medium or just lacking the appropriate context of mind. I don't think it's too much to ask for men to be allies to women. The least one could do is try to keep oneself out ...
by bryan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: sexual misconduct
Replies: 184
Views: 7552

Re: sexual misconduct

Great post @jennypenny. I really liked your take/sharing and attitude about it all. > And while I only address women's issues, gay men are increasingly victimized and even less likely to report it, and I feel it's important to acknowledge that. I can't speak to their experiences with any authority, ...
by bryan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 264
Views: 28057

Re: brute journal

It being to the moon already means I would expect some correction/settling out to happen, shortly. The moving average I am looking at, which has been a "floor" in the past, is at $5k. It's the one I use for estimating my BTC worth for NW purposes. Decent way to mostly avoid the daily price drama. I ...
by bryan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?
Replies: 29
Views: 1264

Re: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?

Yeah, I was hoping to start some discussion in that thread but not much happened. Mostly my own fault for not seeding the conversation enough, to be sure. Maybe I'm the sort of OP @Fish doesn't like (see Forum Posting Ethics thread). It sounds like you want predominately financial considerations? Th...
by bryan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Where do you stand on this political compass?
Replies: 21
Views: 1257

Re: Where do you stand on this political compass?

No kidding.. I don't even know how to interpret (how they mean) the very first question: "Each individual enjoys bodily autonomy and have rights that no other individual or group may violate."
by bryan
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 125
Views: 13215

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

With CME apparently getting into bitcoin futures.. an ETF must be around the corner, I imagine? Once an ETF comes out, I plan on shifting a significant, minority of my BTC into a Roth IRA for tax free future gains. I'm a bit worried about how any ETF or futures can actually secure their Bitcoin (i.e...
by bryan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Free will / fatalism / life purpose
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: Free will / fatalism / life purpose

echo @Riggerjack sentiment. At least my post there on the matter.

best talk i've seen on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x26a-ztpQs8 and I've taken to repeating the bit about the "purpose of life" (around 36m) being to hydrogenate CO2. Hey, we doin pretty good; hitting our stride now!
by bryan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Low power/efficient computing
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Low power/efficient computing

With USB-C, I/O situation is much better. But what you say is clear. If you are playing an FPS or rendering something, you won't want a chromebook (however, these devices are already absolutely better than what you might have been used to, say, 10 years ago). Don't dismiss it without a real reason. ...
by bryan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 125
Views: 13215

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Also the whole thing about Bitcoin being the technical breakthrough that disallows such easy censoring/block/destruction/control/risk, making it the de facto first digital money for the internet. But @jacob is mostly right regarding making things difficult if it is politically desirable to do so. Al...
by bryan
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Low power/efficient computing
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: Low power/efficient computing

I would point out that you should look to the markets that really care about power efficient computing. Smartphones, chromebooks, or ultra-light laptops come to mind (I would argue NUCs are not such a market). They have gone through a few generations of evolution with power efficiency shaping them. ...
by bryan
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Pre-Existing Conditions
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Pre-Existing Conditions

It may be that @cmonkey's company annual enrollment happens in ~June. Or if he's not employed and buys insurance himself, I think you can change your insurance whenever you want (it just won't be a plan that is usually offered during open enrollment, probably). I know you can't be denied when buying...
by bryan
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 125
Views: 13215

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Surprised none of y'all have posted in this thread in the last 24 hours! Up ~20% on the week, 60% on the month. Big moves in price usually means big news coming out soon. If no big news, then it just means a lot more capital coming in (either main street or wall street, I would guess the later). Cur...
by bryan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Are commodities cheap?
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Are commodities cheap?

They were cheaper early-mid 2016..

VAW, JJC, DBB, PKB, SLX, to name a few, are in my portfolio. You get exposure via certain "emerging markets" as well.
by bryan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Vanguard's Plan for World Domination
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: Vanguard's Plan for World Domination

I'm certainly not an expert either, but it seems to me that it could be structured/shelled in a specific way to allow it to be owned by non-accredited persons, i.e. indirectly. You can have public companies owning at least part of private companies. Regarding "interest" or "providing venture capital...
by bryan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Vanguard's Plan for World Domination
Replies: 11
Views: 1617

Re: Vanguard's Plan for World Domination

So did everyone submit their proxy vote in the last month or so? Matt Levine occasionally touches on this topic in his "Money Matters" column at Bloomberg. Fairly interesting, though the trend of private capital markets seems to me the bigger worry. Will Vanguard create a venture capital fund (to ge...
by bryan
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Forum Posting Ethics
Replies: 87
Views: 4604

Re: Forum Posting Ethics

I think I'll echo @SustainableHappiness: How great is it that this forum exists and seems to continue on rather well? By the time I found ERE , it was already terminal, but the forums were very much alive. It's certainly harder to find information on the forum than the blog (differences in curation ...
by bryan
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 138
Views: 9772

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

@EMJ, nice article, as well as the interviews with Catherine, etc, on youtube. Empathy indeed. Really mental to realize (or be reminded) how close to the present "history" really is.. and how much is lost. Maybe not recording/archiving our waking lives for history (like in the Black Mirror episode "...
by bryan
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: What blogs are you reading?
Replies: 32
Views: 3193

Re: What blogs are you reading?

Just added http://www.interfluidity.com/ to my "economics" blog feed reader. Lots of musings and he also aggregates other good links in posts. Lots of little quotable nuggets. (probably just added https://mathbabe.org to my list after finding it linked here: Wealth is about insurance much more than ...