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by bryan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 203
Views: 65999

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Nice! Only a matter of time until we hear about portfoliocharts.com being sold for millions!
by bryan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2514
Views: 513807

Re: Investments Trade Log

@etyu lol I couldn't stand it any longer.. timing the market and sold off almost all my remaining USA equity ETFs (and many international equities) yesterday. I just don't see how this "second" wave in the USA combined with a huge election year is great news for stocks? Only decent explana...
by bryan
Fri May 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Laptop recommedations
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: Laptop recommedations

Now this week Civilization 6 is free to get to keep: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/sid-meiers-civilization-vi/home Back to topic: I'll be in the market for a new PC later this year too. Not sure if I want to build a sffpc or get an AMD-brained (in the current gen of processors, AMD j...
by bryan
Sun May 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Laptop recommedations
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: Laptop recommedations

https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/61576/GTAV-Premium-Edition-Available-Free-on-the-Epic-Games-Store-Until-May- For a limited time, get the Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition for free on the Epic Games store. From now until 11AM ET on May 21st the game will be available for free and wil...
by bryan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

Some auto insurance policies (Allstate, USAA, ...) giving refunds.. waiting to see what mine will be (I already pay very little..). I always thought they were batshit crazy for letting the subways run. Those seem as bad as preschools and airplanes for disease transmission. COVID spreads by breathing...
by bryan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Precious metals
Replies: 51
Views: 11657

Re: Precious metals

I've always figured I would use any physical precious metals as raw materials for smithing, crafting. I haven't looked into what the tax implications of one day selling those goods would be..
by bryan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

If another stimulus bill (or whatever you want to call it) needs to happen, how about we do a short "seeking rent for next X months is illegal" instead of the 880 page bill that passed (in the USA) last time?
by bryan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 370
Views: 53986

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

May check out a restaurant supply store (that's usually closed to the public) today or tomorrow. It's been difficult getting my dad to adopt different habits.. he's (always) well-stocked (lives alone but has two refrigerators and a chest freezer) but he still goes to the grocery store every few days...
by bryan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

I assume once there's a vaccine they'll want everyone to take it, but if people feel they've been misled multiple times during the pandemic they might be hesitant to believe claims that a vaccine is safe and effective. I mean.. yeah. I've never had a flu vaccine and I would be hesitant to get a ron...
by bryan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

@Augustus, If I'm walking past someone, I'll usually hold my breath for a while.
by bryan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 57
Views: 14579

Re: Making wine

Not looking forward to having to let it age ;_; Guess I never updated :P Can't find any pictures.. but after the fermentation slowed down to a crawl, I bottled the gallon of mead into a few bottles (already opened bottles w/ screw caps) of various sizes as well as 3 or 4 little 2oz bottles and put ...
by bryan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 45
Views: 4456

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Heads up on a couple tax rule changes for charitable contributions: https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-stimulus-package-questions-answers.html Charitable Contributions I want to help people who are suffering from the pandemic. Does the bill do anything about charitable donations? Yes. The b...
by bryan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sewing simple cotton masks
Replies: 114
Views: 12740

Re: Sewing simple cotton masks

Nice work everyone! Has anyone seen or made a mouth(or nose)-only mask? The channel/orifice not being filtered could be shut: if you have a mouth-only mask, you should use it along w/ a nose clamp (or just stuff some material up your nose). Maybe a design like this would improve effectiveness of hom...
by bryan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

@thrifty++, okay, I could see a bit of that. Really funny to me, though, because every time I've read your post I replied to, my own post after I wrote it, your reply, and my post here, I've been touching my face bc I don't have a mask on. :lol:
by bryan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 386310

Re: COVID-19

The mask encourages you to touch your face more. I've heard this.. but after wearing a couple different types of mask in different scenarios, it's clear that wearing any style mask reduces face touching drastically for me. How would wearing a mask increase the wearer's face touching? Is it presumed...
by bryan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is doing your own car mechanics "normal"?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328

Re: Is doing your own car mechanics "normal"?

2. Check and consider replacing the coolant and brake fluid. Takes five minutes to check. Again YouTube to change. Same risks, make sure to check your fluid levels after your done to make sure it is sealed. Flushing brakes needs to be done without introducing air into your lines. Be very vigilant y...
by bryan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: COVIDs effect on production/manufacturing
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: COVIDs effect on production/manufacturing

I actually filled up my van's tank (~26 gal) at the beginning of some of the lockdowns in the US at $2.56/gal. Price is currently at $2.39/gal and dropping every day (the commodity futures indicate a much lower price). I probably won't need to fill up again until, at the earliest, May, probably long...
by bryan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2514
Views: 513807

Re: Investments Trade Log

Bought to cover my short TSLA yesterday. Disappointed I didn't buy ZM when I first added it to my watchlist a couple weeks ago.. (I already own WORK). This past week or so I've sold off my TIPS and bought a bit of commodities (base metals and energy stuff). Have started buying some crypto-currencies...
by bryan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 434
Views: 89139

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

It pays to have some out-of-the-money buy orders on the exchanges, until it doesn't! There's a history of liquidity crashes/rises and it looked like it happened again (touched $4k, back to $5.6k within an hour). 24/7 trading will do that, especially combined with less liquid trade pairs (like crypto...
by bryan
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons
Replies: 51
Views: 13785

Re: Quitting Alcohol Pros and Cons

Guess I'll just throw my hat in and say alcohol (for me) is great! I don't see many drawbacks to drinking, "a lot" or a little. I pretty much decide up front if I want to not drink, have just a single drink, or to hit and ride the buzz/intox. Even the potential bad/wasted day after is more...