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by Toska2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right
Replies: 21
Views: 1423

Re: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right

Political: Trump & Macron wins Monetary: Usa markets -7% (Recent history, aka 24 years, there has been a market bump at a presidental party change due to party hopefuls investing for the "new" future. There wont be a change and congress will hem and haw until then.) Social: Turkey releases millions ...
by Toska2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 6
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 6

Year of the (W)ierdo (I)nvisible (N)erd

Year of the WIN.

Sounds good to me.
by Toska2
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Are tattoos stupid?
Replies: 66
Views: 2336

Re: Are tattoos stupid?

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27023992 The more beards there are, the less attractive they become - giving clean-shaven men a competitive advantage, say scientists in Sydney, Australia. When "peak beard" frequency is reached, the pendulum swings back toward lesser-bristled chins - a t...
by Toska2
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Are tattoos stupid?
Replies: 66
Views: 2336

Re: Are tattoos stupid?

"Aesthetics" I am trying to be fit. With this motto I can put for effort every day. Being very fit has a high barrier to entry with time and effort needed. Tattoo is a one and done, a picture someone else did in exchange for money. Low barrier to entry. I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve nor do ...
by Toska2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What irrational woo-woo things are you into?
Replies: 64
Views: 2710

Re: What irrational woo-woo things are you into?

Myself and others ability to read each other.
by Toska2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Age and the Tyranny of Opinion
Replies: 21
Views: 1434

Re: Age and the Tyranny of Opinion

1. Broke
2. ?
3. chicken shit
4. fat
5. Old


36 and fit. Will read article later.
by Toska2
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Im paraphrasing here, "Becareful what you measure." Take the American Cancer Society. They are funding ways to cure cancer*. They promote surviorship. Get cancer, take the drugs reseached by them. Nothing about home ec education, no making fitness fun or food deserts. Prevention will in fact worsen ...
by Toska2
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1783

Re: How much do you give to charity?

0% (money) There has been too little research to determine what actions a charity should take to be most effective. Thus, I took the tribal approach and only help people I interact with (time). NPR did a news piece about this. It was charities in africa, one giving metal roofs the other a cow and so...
by Toska2
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy
Replies: 315
Views: 29174

Re: The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

Labor is paid linearly $/hr. That's with people rushing in to expand the labor pool, outsourcing and automation driving down wages. Citizens can't (won't?) move easily between countries to chase jobs. Returns on capital are exponential. We know it as runaway growth. I can't help to note GE developed...
by Toska2
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: The Secure Act
Replies: 16
Views: 886

Re: The Secure Act

"forces an heir to withdraw any inherited IRA funds within ten years (versus across their lifetime)"

I agree.
The government wants their share quicker.

As for the truly rich, there will always be "nonprofits", trust funds and shell corporations.
by Toska2
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. for home use
Replies: 21
Views: 940

Re: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. for home use

I would make my own programmable thermostat. The reason is that most newer ones have a very narrow temperature range from the set point; +-1 degree for my honeywell. This causes my single stage furnace to kick on and off more than I'd like. My coworker had a modulating gas valve furnace that was des...
by Toska2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 251
Views: 36151

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Apparently I date swans. I have a greater chance of a husband or bf pull a knife on me than have a passing acknowledgment in the street a few months later.

I live vicariously through this thread.
by Toska2
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Piracy and Illegal Downloads
Replies: 170
Views: 7236

Re: Piracy and Illegal Downloads

I was a fan of limewire in its heydays when I was poor. I bought a large collection of eclectic music because of it. I put it on my phone and computer. My computer got downsized to just a hard drive and google deleted everything off my cell phone. My piracy and legal purchases went down 95%. NPR in ...
by Toska2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The bus ticket theory of genius
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: The bus ticket theory of genius

WOG PRO : leaves freedom to develop a broad set of skills and disciplines that could be tied together CON: some skills need machines and network only available in very specific fields to fully develop Where one is at in the development of the field and the type of field determines the need, therefor...
by Toska2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1240

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

AI is like a road. It maybe good at predicting the next 10-30 minutes. My mind is like a road atlas. I could be in Michigan one minute and Tennessee the next. IOW, if I look up videos to fix my car, fix my car and go back to youtube, guess what I get? More videos to fix a problem I dont have any mor...
by Toska2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)
Replies: 25
Views: 1240

Re: So I splurged and got a Kindle Oasis 3 :)

"never-ending novel specifically for you that keeps you interested, engaged and paying the subscription." So using TV shows, a book that jumps from Rosanne to Family Matters to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman to Golden Girls to Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia to The Office to New Girl to Breaking Bad to A...
by Toska2
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: How far are you willing to walk to work?
Replies: 23
Views: 1120

Re: How far are you willing to walk to work?

College youth: 3 miles each way in Houghton Michigan, 7 days a week. In full Carhartt jacket, bibs and backpack. First job out of college, but stuck in a tiny apartment: 1.5 miles each way. Leisurely 5 miles to the coffee shop and 5 miles back. My limit is close to 3 miles. If time and weather arent...
by Toska2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Why some stay in one place for decades; and, the importance of alternative paths
Replies: 54
Views: 4216

Re: Why some stay in one place for decades; and, the importance of alternative paths

The peer pressure to drive those who like routines into traveling is narrowing the alternative path. Therefore, the greatest change occurs with a mindset.

https://www.theverge.com/2016/8/3/12325 ... rification
by Toska2
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: New (to me) drill press
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: New (to me) drill press

Walker-Turner was bought by Rockwell

Does this look similar?
https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/a ... ss-181563/
by Toska2
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: New (to me) drill press
Replies: 16
Views: 1613

Re: New (to me) drill press

Many old machines had an oil hole to lube cast iron bushing-bearings. My 1940's metal lathe had some in the head & tail stock.

The only company I can think of that was orange at the time was Allis Chalmers, a megacorp back in the day.