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by vexed87
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Privacy and Security on the Web and IRL?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Privacy and Security on the Web and IRL?

I used this to create very long but memorable passwords: http://world.std.com/~reinhold/diceware.html I use keepass to manage passwords from an executable on an encrypted USB drive, that way every service has a unique password. I don't like last pass because it stores your passwords remotely. Anyone...
by vexed87
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

Don't let hills put you off, if you have a geared bicycle you can get used to them pretty quickly!
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

No it's more about abandoning the paradigm of growth at any cost, social, economic or environmental. EU in its present form is part of the problem, and not the solution.
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

@duck, that's a straw man. Nobody said a vote for brexit was a vote for permaculture! Permaculture is a potential mid to long term solution among many possible paths for covering a domestic agricultural deficit should international trade take a turn for the worst. I don't expect EU imports to drop t...
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

@james, UK is a temperate climate, we usually get 2-3 weeks of snow coverage but it varies depending on the altitude and region here too, being higher up I experience more snow than most. Many more weeks you can expect ice to form in the mornings and at sun down, but arterial roads are treated with ...
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

Edit: I expanded on some of the arguments above (several times) :lol: .
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

@radamfi The evidence is on the remain side, you might be an exception but there is evidence the strongest correlation for voting remain was intelligence. It's not surprising Cambridge voted remain but Peterborough voted leave. Then you must agree that it's not a great leap to assume that the majori...
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

A lot of Brits are ignorant and think there is no world outside the UK. It's been said before, but it doesn't seem to sink in for the remain camp. This very attitude has a lot to do with why the Remain campaign lost. Freedom of movement is simply another aspect of the free movement of capital favou...
by vexed87
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: It is worth commuting further for cheaper rent?

I bike 10 miles, 40-55 minutes each way, with a higher end of the range on return leg as more climbing required. I'd say 30 minutes is no big deal. You're saving a fair amount there on rent, plus you'll get more exercise to boot, so major health benefit, and savings? No brainer if you ask me.
by vexed87
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Best Bicycle Trailer -> Burley Flatbed, Nomad, or Travoy?
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Best Bicycle Trailer -> Burley Flatbed, Nomad, or Travoy?

I'd be interested to hear your opinions on the nomad, I haven't bitten the bullet yet due to serious sticker shock, import duties, FX and shipping make them considerably more pricey here in the UK. I have been keeping an eye out for a used model, but nothing comes up locally. Lots of kids trailers t...
by vexed87
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 327
Views: 27350

Re: Brexit

+1 to Jean. radamfi, you are coming off quite melodramatic. At present you only need to live and work in NL for 5 years to apply for citizenship, there's no specification about how many hours you need to work, or the kind of work you need to keep. This seems no harder than any of us moving to anothe...
by vexed87
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?

@vexed87 Don't blame us. We didn't create any idyllic environment for a new invasive species of slugs in our part of the world. Climate change did. And for your record, they are all over the place here where I live, also in my next door nature reserve with zero mono culture and zero human grown nut...
by vexed87
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 636
Views: 78258

Re: cmonkey's journal

Definitely keep searching, no point holding out for one job offer while the other drains the soul. Who know's what opportunities you might be missing while your waiting for this new job to materialise...

That said, a long holiday would be nice ;) :roll: :D
by vexed87
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Mechanical protection against garden slugs?

You are probably experiencing a population boom of slugs because you are creating a idyllic environment for them. This is one of the hallmark problems with monocultures raised beds, growing in rows, or simply too many of the same species in a cluster. Try space them out next time and work on the bio...
by vexed87
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How does the permanent portfolio survive a hyperinflation scenario ?
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: How does the permanent portfolio survive a hyperinflation scenario ?

I guess ~10% should be a good value (or maybe lower ?) Also, the problem with this is, where are you getting your figures? Are the figures being manipulated? Is inflation working in your favour? Or working against you?! :roll: It's important to remember that inflation doesn't effect all goods equal...
by vexed87
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How does the permanent portfolio survive a hyperinflation scenario ?
Replies: 11
Views: 707

Re: How does the permanent portfolio survive a hyperinflation scenario ?

@Frosti85, When to stop re-balancing in a hyper-inflationary environment is an interesting question. I'm not sure what Harry Brown's thoughts were, nor do I recall Craig Rowland's book going into detail on that matter either. Maybe they have no specific plans, primarily because there was no preceden...
by vexed87
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3875

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

There is also little point in threating about institutions outside our personal sphere of control. One just needs to minimise their exposure and dependence on those institutions, and the laws of supply and demand will kick in. In any case, the economic burden of climate change will likely lead to a...
by vexed87
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3875

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

If we close the loops, there's plenty of phosphorus and top soil to go around. Pee in your damn garden and top contributing to soil erosion! :lol:

Of course, this is easier said than done in industrial civilization.
by vexed87
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 636
Views: 78258

Re: cmonkey's journal

Congrats! Do it in person, but put it in writing and hand it over as you do. As for timing, don't do it until you have an offer in writing from the new gig because anything could happen. You are potentially left without a job, particularly if your current employer doesn't let you retract your notice...
by vexed87
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3875

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

But can a human realistically achieve zero environmental damage? Of course not. We are ultimately talking about emissions from fossil fuels here. CO2 emitted from burning organic matter sequestered deep underground to raise a child is very different from CO2 emitted from lifeforms that have grown r...
by vexed87
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Responsibility for Parents
Replies: 37
Views: 1830

Re: Responsibility for Parents

I would consider helping out, but only when your parents demonstrate some willing to take steps to address the mess they have made for themselves. It sounds like they are on course for a financial crisis, when crisis arrives, that would be a good time to introduce them to some Dave Ramsey, I dont th...
by vexed87
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 542
Views: 68995

Re: Garden Log

Well, we moved in to our new place over the spring, we now have abundant strawberries, cherries and gooseberries courtesy of the previous resident, but the gooseberry bush foliage is being decimated by sawfly. I wonder if it's not very healthy? I think we have some Diatomaceous Earth in the garage, ...
by vexed87
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 3875

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Go figure, but the stats in the article can only be relevant to you if you are a typical consumer, what the article fails to address is if you really want to reduce impact, you simply need to stop consuming goods and services produced by the industrial system, or simply, get out of the city and stop...
by vexed87
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: 80-20 Gardening
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: 80-20 Gardening

Permaculturist's emphasise planting perennials. Most people don't realise that many annual varieties we consume are also available in perennial form. Naturally they involve less labour, seen as though there is no need to save or plant seeds, dig beds etc, they just come back year after year. Think a...
by vexed87
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: JL Collins - The Simple Path to Wealth
Replies: 73
Views: 4702

Re: JL Collins - The Simple Path to Wealth

I still haven't gotten around to developing an interest in finance, but mightn't the general method towards erudition of starting with textbook and delving for original sources also prove helpful? So, why wouldn't I be better served by reading some selection such as "Reminiscences of a Stock Operat...