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by Campitor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The AirBnB and house hacking bubbles
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: The AirBnB and house hacking bubbles

Failures in the markets are necessary to flush out bad business decisions. And I have no problem with anyone starting an airbnb or uber service that competes with highly regulated markets. Companies like Airbnb, Uber, etc., should be a signal that people want these types of services at the prices be...
by Campitor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is this a turning point in your life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2063

Re: Is this a turning point in your life?

So far this virus hasn't impacted me significantly. My family lives in the same building so this self quarantine hasn't deprived us of seeing each other. And I've always kept in touch with friends via group chats when we can't meet physically - we've been doing this before Coronavirus. And being Lat...
by Campitor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $

I think from a practical perspective, I will use the money to invest in stocks or put it towards a real estate purchase. The consumerism addiction in the US is so strong (avalanches of toilet paper anyone?) that any hoarding or investing done by the smaller segment of the population will not impact ...
by Campitor
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Syria
Replies: 92
Views: 19531

Re: Syria

@Ego Erdogan's goal is to have other countries deal with the refugee problem. Turkey, being next to a destabilized region, is probably experiencing issues with such a large influx of refugees. Even if there are no cultural clashes, the economic cost of so many refugees has to be impacting the Turkis...
by Campitor
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: What use is math for the average pleb (outside academia)?
Replies: 39
Views: 5509

Re: What use is math for the average pleb (outside academia)?

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Math is everywhere but it's hidden from casual observation. Mathematical thinking is the most useful tool for solving or preventing the compounding of errors that makes existence a quiet life of desperation. An apt analogy is that math allows ...
by Campitor
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Mrs Riggerjack
Replies: 20
Views: 2471

Re: Mrs Riggerjack

Welcome aboard Mrs Riggerjack aka Lady Rigger. Your husband and I have often wrestled vigorously but politely over topics of mutual interest. You truly must be a formidable lady to be running with Baron Von Rigger. ;)
by Campitor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Sistering in smaller joist to larger damaged joist
Replies: 12
Views: 1395

Re: Sistering in smaller joist to larger damaged joist

Lucky - sorry to hear that your having this issue. My advice is to have a 2x8x12 delivered or find a way to strap it securely to your car roof. You really don't want to jury-rig a fix on a load bearing joists - especially if it's handling a significant load (heavy furniture, traffic, etc.). Before s...
by Campitor
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Prepping example
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Prepping example

That's pretty straight-forward for the trailer park residents along the river, but the farmers isolated by loss of bridge & landslides have to think of their livestock and financial hardship. They are so rural they are more than likely prepped to handle extended isolation and probably won't leave u...
by Campitor
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Prepping example
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Prepping example

I would recommend evacuating. 3 weeks is an excessively long time to shelter in home unless you’re truly prepared with the required amount of food, the means to prepare the food, the means of handling waste removal like garbage and human waste, and enough water supply for drinking, hand washing, and...
by Campitor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Your Life is Driven by Network Effects
Replies: 15
Views: 1585

Re: Your Life is Driven by Network Effects

I think the list of external pressures (Family, High School, etc.) obviously has an effect but only to the degree that the person within the "Matrix" remains unaware and incurious. And perhaps IQ has some bearing here as well. An educated/curious person intent on self actualization will see or feel ...
by Campitor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?
Replies: 149
Views: 28454

Re: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?

Is Sweden* already net positive if $$/energy-burn costs of nuclear plant construction is taken into consideration? IMO, any emissions reduction statistics based on national boundaries are kind of dubious. For instance, a good part of the recent reduction of U.S. emissions is due to more crap being ...
by Campitor
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?
Replies: 149
Views: 28454

Re: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?

Interesting interview with Steven Pinker: https://intellectinterviews.com/2020/01/steven-pinker/ - he surmises the idiocy we see at various levels has more to do with the politicization of science, as stated by others in this thread, than by concrete objections to facts such as those pertaining to g...
by Campitor
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: how to save mouldy laundry?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: how to save mouldy laundry?

Put clothes in a dryer with some scented fabric sheets. This will also get rid of any residual odors that the washing doesn’t remove.
by Campitor
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!
Replies: 74
Views: 10215

Re: What are you eating today? Cooking inspiration!

Tomato Soup: 29oz Tomato Sauce 6oz Tomato Paste 1.5cup Vegetable Broth 1cup soy or almond milk (unsweetened) 5 Garlic cloves 1tsp Basil 1/2tsp Red Pepper flakes 1/2cup chopped red bell pepper 1cup of sliced mushrooms Put everything in a pot and bring to a boil - no pot lid. Once boiling, reduce to s...
by Campitor
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Book recommendations about the impact of stress?
Replies: 11
Views: 1515

Re: Book recommendations about the impact of stress?

a high intensity leave-me-on-the-floor type workout is the best antidote for stress for me. I feel a lot of stress is invoked through internal noise or chatter. That is, constantly stressing over innate details that play over and over in your mind. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18787373 Inten...
by Campitor
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: New (to me) drill press
Replies: 16
Views: 2250

Re: New (to me) drill press

@jacob Drill presses typically cannot handle the lateral stress of milling as they are not designed to handle that specific load. The bearings and its supporting assemblies will just deflect and prematurely wear out. A true milling machine has the required rigidity and support for lateral pressure. ...
by Campitor
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To those who observe ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: To those who observe ...

Merry Christmas everyone.
by Campitor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Piracy and Illegal Downloads
Replies: 171
Views: 11155

Re: Piracy and Illegal Downloads

... it's xmas something-something, everyone? Rigger is the ghost of xmas past showing us where things have gone wrong. I'm the ghost of xmas present and I point out how things are now. Jason is the ghost of xmas future and shows us how things can go horribly wrong. :lol: Anyways I think you're righ...
by Campitor
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Piracy and Illegal Downloads
Replies: 171
Views: 11155

Re: Piracy and Illegal Downloads

https://www.eff.org/wp/riaa-v-people-five-years-late: Well it looks like the RIAA lawsuits were ineffective: ..at the end of 2004, a group of independent computer scientists at UC San Diego and UC Riverside published a study aimed at measuring P2P usage from 2002 through 2004. Drawing on empirical d...
by Campitor
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Wall isolation with cork
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Wall isolation with cork

Insulating the attic floor would help as well as insulating the ceiling of the unheated garage underneath. Also are the windows insulated? Glass is a good conductor of temperature and will wick away heat and also create cold drafts - the air next to the cold window will drop in temperature and make ...