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by vexed87
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Lean Logic by David Fleming
Replies: 27
Views: 6435

Re: Lean Logic by David Fleming

Like people who dance are not my kind of people :-D Perhaps though this might be something one would get better at if it happened round the year. In current culture, it happens so rarely that I'm entirely out of practice for such things.) Great to hear your thoughts Jacob. Yes very symbolic of our ...
by vexed87
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 905
Views: 171901

Re: cmonkey's journal

Walking at 9 months? Like furniture walking or unassisted? If it's the latter, she really is thriving! Glad to hear she is doing so well.
by vexed87
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Choosing a smartphone
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

Re: Choosing a smartphone

My MIL has an iPhone 5C which just fell out of the update cycle and as a result can no longer use her online banking apps, other apps which are security dependent will also soon be rendered unusable too. It wont be long until the 7 follows suit which is why carriers are 'giving them away', hoping to...
by vexed87
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: 'Ishmael' Trilogy by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 31
Views: 3196

Re: 'Ishmael' Trilogy by Daniel Quinn

Realising that "we" as in our dominant culture is screwed, aka catastrophism/climate fatalism is what opens you up to the possibility of the seemingly impossible. If anyone here is there already, it's time to get your hands on Climate - A New Story by C Eisenstein. It was a great book. Sounds like I...
by vexed87
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 8973

Re: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]

Changing how we structure our work (away from 9-5) could do a lot to reduce the need for either storage or overcapacity of the intermittent supplies. Completely agree, it's just about the only way we could 'extend the glide' during the energy descent. I do wonder whether the approach is compatible ...
by vexed87
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]
Replies: 69
Views: 8973

Re: Buckminster Fuller's Energy Slaves [Comic form]

Interesting blog post on impact of renewables on grid viability. https://ourfiniteworld.com/2019/07/31/r ... -mandates/
by vexed87
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Deep Adaptation
Replies: 70
Views: 11170

Re: Deep Adaptation

@jp, did you see this response to Deep Adaptation?

https://patternsofmeaning.com/2019/04/0 ... dchildren/
by vexed87
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 63
Views: 8217

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

Yes, its an entertaining read.
by vexed87
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 63
Views: 8217

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

@Kipling,
Leopold Khor wrote:Wherever something is wrong, something is too big.
This aptly applies to most systems where sustainability is a major concern.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... opold-kohr
by vexed87
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Smelly Swiss Dilettante
Replies: 220
Views: 42536

Re: Smelly Swiss Dilettante

I don't like clipless (my last bike was a 90's time trial bike with clipless), because then, you need an extra pair of shoes and you can't ride barefoot. Yeah, you need special shoes to clip in, but you can get double sided pedals, so you can still ride barefoot or in casual shoes, so you have best...
by vexed87
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

Oh and the 'New Economics Foundation' is also interesting, although not everyone's cup of tea (read leftist).
by vexed87
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" applies here. When you say economist, would you be satisfied with someone who has studied economics, or do they have to be actively employed by governing institutions, if the latter, refer ...
by vexed87
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY cleaners & body care
Replies: 19
Views: 2994

Re: DIY cleaners & body care

but they also used to die of all kinds of things lol. Some things need to be removed with soap. Skin tissue is an incredibly effective barrier to pathogens, so I think those concerns were a more to do with lack of antibiotics and non existing or poor sanitation of early settlements where humans wer...
by vexed87
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: extremely frugal vegan keto,keto, and carnivore diets
Replies: 76
Views: 14478

Re: extremely frugal vegan keto,keto, and carnivore diets

That's the whole point of an internet forum? Sharing interesting insights and broadening horizons? Don't be so quick to judge. It's one thing to farm for commercial enterprise, it's another to grow just enough to make ends meet. I might be no 13th century subsistence farming peasant eking a living o...
by vexed87
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: extremely frugal vegan keto,keto, and carnivore diets
Replies: 76
Views: 14478

Re: extremely frugal vegan keto,keto, and carnivore diets

I don't want to derail this thread but; Well, the thing is that pasture land is not easily converted to growing crops. Usually they are raised on land with steep hills, poor soil quality, and far from canal systems. We kind of have to eat some animals to maximize food resources. This is only true if...
by vexed87
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Escaping the shackles (UK)
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: Escaping the shackles (UK)

@matt I'm not sure what the housing market is like out there, I assume that prices are much higher considering your proximity to central London. I guess living with family if you can is a no-brainer. I'm based in the suburbs of Leeds, so we're quite lucky housing is more affordable, but still not ch...
by vexed87
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Escaping the shackles (UK)
Replies: 16
Views: 2542

Re: Escaping the shackles (UK)

Welcome! Where abouts in the UK if you don't mind me asking? It looks like you have accumulated nicely so far, you are in a better position than I was at your age, with similar aspirations to me. I lived with my parents for 3 years until 2 years ago in order to accumulate a house deposit. There's no...
by vexed87
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: homemade bread in a kitchen aid mixer
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: homemade bread in a kitchen aid mixer

Professional bakers use steam ovens for their bread, you can achieve similar with a domestic oven if you remember to pour an inch of boiling water into a heated tray at the bottom of the oven just before the loaf goes in. It prevents the dough from forming a crust too soon which might otherwise trap...
by vexed87
Fri May 31, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Awesome bicycle safety trick!
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Awesome bicycle safety trick!

This is an interesting option: https://l-bow.co/ My gut tells me this is gimmicky and flawed, if a motorist is going to leave more space because they think you are riding further out, then equally while undertaking you (rather than overtaking) they might be more likely to plow right into you. My pa...