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by bryan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Turn your phone to grayscale to break addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Turn your phone to grayscale to break addiction

Well, after a couple days my initial reactions: - I hate it! Especially when using twitter, reddit, youtube, and websites that have pictures/video. - I could get used to this! Primarily when reading my RSS feeds (more like a newspaper) or when it's dark (no bright blue lights or whatever reason we a...
by bryan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 1215
Views: 155528

Re: Investments Trade Log

Anyone have a recommendation for an airline to short? My current candidates are Delta, JetBlue, or American.

Not re-initializing my short positions yet.. but have my account flush with cash now. Added to my bear list is Best Buy and Blackberry.
by bryan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 225
Views: 21306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Most people on this board probably don't have unreasonable thoughts :P :thinking: :lol: (better wording might be like: making a mountain out of a molehill aka attributing too much importance.. or just being wrong/mis-informed or ignorant). $450M of new USDT supply in the last four days!! Main issue ...
by bryan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 225
Views: 21306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Well, I may do a 180 on what I said about feeling better about prices.. My current hunch is also one I had a month ago (never posted here, though, and it slipped my mind since I wasn't thinking about Bitcoin daily like a month ago): tether (USDT, a token pegged to the USD to help facilitate trading ...
by bryan
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 103
Views: 14296

Re: Energy usage log

Erm, yeah (the fridge uses at minimum 1kWh each day and there's a (cumulative) idle draw of 15W somewhere). Interesting that the hour view of the utility's online dashboard gives kWh vs time of day.. it makes sense; but then again if your x axis is time, you might think the y axis would be power.
by bryan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Turn your phone to grayscale to break addiction
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Turn your phone to grayscale to break addiction

I'll give it a go. Then again, I mostly just check twitter and my RSS feeds addictively (so I'm skeptical it will change anything). Already a bit annoyed that youtube isn't in color :lol:
by bryan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 103
Views: 14296

Re: Energy usage log

Nice work @jennypenny! I'll have to try to remember your tip about cooking in-tune with the temp/humidity; there's definitely been a couple nights where I regretted boiling some water instead of baking something! The winter break allowed me to look at the vacant apartment's electricity usage (from t...
by bryan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pammys Path
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Pammys Path

@Jason: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9564&p=159169#p159169 (yes, 10%). I was curious too!
by bryan
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 225
Views: 21306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Bitcoin crashing! Down 25% on the week. Explanation? Well I already gave one, a month ago. Basically the rise was "wall street" money collecting a war chest of BTC. The crash is them selling the BTC to profit on futures (CBOE contract finalized today), thus book a double profit. Jan 17/18 futures se...
by bryan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ERE as Chess Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1088

Re: ERE as Chess Discussion

Has the ERE forum ever had a more real-time interactive component? Immediately coming to mind is a chess (or generally, strategy games) ladder tournament (of course this is just 1v1, unless we have specs and a chatbox, lol). I'm not sure about the chess analogy (small number of rules, moves), but se...
by bryan
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Mass evacuations
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Mass evacuations

@Riggerjack, depending on how you watch youtube (app, firefox, etc) there may be a browser extension (or app setting or sitewide setting) you can use to auto-force certain settings like video quality, to curb data usage. For chrome there is "Magic Actions for Youtube." If I'm not mistaken, for the A...
by bryan
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Mass evacuations
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Mass evacuations

by bryan
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Sidewalk salting using an empty paint can
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Sidewalk salting using an empty paint can

Why not load up a bug sprayer? Would you lose too much heat via spraying action (and can't you make it more of a stream)?

For CMP, I may grab a little SOIL etf (closest I have is VAW probably).
by bryan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meditation and Metacognition
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

Re: Meditation and Metacognition

@jacob, thanks for the new word! Mushin. A few things about rowing make a bit more sense now (e.g. the why of preferences of how a coxswain should sound/communicate). I'll read that book eventually (I recall someone suggested before that I should read it). Kind of disappointed that none of my coache...
by bryan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 225
Views: 21306

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

https://twitter.com/iamjosephyoung/status/951710054868135936 JTBC: South Korean gov't "shocked" at the number of citizens requesting the removal of Justice Minister and Finance Minister for market manipulation. 100k signatures filed to reject #cryptocurrency trading ban proposal. 30k signatures file...
by bryan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Meditation and Metacognition
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

Re: Meditation and Metacognition

Is it meditation (if so, what kind?) when you row a shell (single-8 man), especially blissfully when the boat is really gliding? Or how about riding a bicycle at a nice clip on a smooth road? Is it just being in a flow state?
by bryan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Differences in Eastern/Western computer game preferences, if any?!
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Differences in Eastern/Western computer game preferences, if any?!

Do you mean computer games or videogames?

https://steamspy.com/country/ (though steam is not ubiquitous internationally like in the US; and obviously some games are not on Steam).

I'm out of the loop now.. but at least I know the big $$$ markets are Japan and USA (then UK, AUS, CAN, Korea).
by bryan
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pammys Path
Replies: 14
Views: 669

Re: Pammys Path

Posting to follow here as well!
by bryan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 340
Views: 35156

Re: brute journal

Well it's true I don't know much about how the brain and bodily networks actually work (for instance, is it more akin to a PLC or the internet or fungus or ??).. but reprogram seems to make good sense (since we are doing it from a higher level than whatever actual alleged rewiring might happen). Bot...
by bryan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 340
Views: 35156

Re: brute journal

You can reprogram yourself with, again, innumerable tools/methods. So it sounds like you are just suspicious of meta-cognition/meditation/mindfulness/etc (whereas you said "WTF would you want to reprogram your mind")? I don't do any of that but still reprogram myself (says me, at least) regularly (u...
by bryan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 340
Views: 35156

Re: brute journal

Riggerjack wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Also, WTF would you want to reprogram your mind?!?
I think that's the craziest thing I've seen you write on the forums! There's innumerable reasons why one would want to "reprogram" oneself.
by bryan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Ethics and Viruses
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Ethics and Viruses

No doubt, this is effective. (Surgeons don't dress up and wash their hands because they're cosplaying) :lol: :lol: :lol: Ethically, it poses the same question as vaccines, sewerage, and other public health issues. ... Two ways to prevent this: Vaccines ... and social behavior such as wearing masks ...
by bryan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from the middle of the US
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: Hi from the middle of the US

You'll notice my avatar is that of two van-dwelling essentials: mouthwash and baby wipes!

Do you live near a city or just small town America? Also, does DH get grocery discounts?
by bryan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Mainstream RV living
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Mainstream RV living

@jennypenny, yeah that's probably right. Unless those only reading about it have a family/friend that have done it and were happy. It really was a mind*&#@ to read such horrible comments over the years on more mainstream articles, meanwhile youtube and instagram channels out there making it sound gr...