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by Toska2
Fri May 07, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism?
Replies: 22
Views: 1193

Re: Digital Minimalism?

Nothing but ere and coffee shop wifi's YouTube. No conputer, home internet or social media. Apparently getting drunk once or twice a week and going down my own mind's rabbit hole and then googling why or why not is good enough for me. Last thought experiment was woodchip composting or simply spread ...
by Toska2
Fri May 07, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 285
Views: 19956

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

All we have is anecdotes so I will share my experiences. I have snowblowed a two block radius after my grandama"s because I felt energetic. Some actually came out to tell me to stop because I was taking their 30 minutes of "me" time. Women that consider me clearly out of their dating ...
by Toska2
Thu May 06, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Green Tech Future Revival?
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Green Tech Future Revival?

Humans' mating dance is acquire and show off resources. Real Green tech is essentially the exact opposite of this. Every step forward is also a step backwards imo.
by Toska2
Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 285
Views: 19956

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Y'all reading too much into this. Perhaps he is an intj that knows the lifespan of the mower will exceed his own or he knows running an engine for short periods is bad for it.
by Toska2
Tue May 04, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

I would like to add to the "good" jobs requirement. It has the flexibility to allow life to happen. If I have to plan my vacation in January after everybody that is my senior has, well that just wont do. I also think turning hobbies into jobs because they fill those requirements is a bad i...
by Toska2
Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 289
Views: 68186

Re: Fixit Log

Oooo! Nice! I have a muted horror story about toilets. The 18" hose from the line to the toilet had plastic ends. Mine cracked and gave away, all open full line pressure spraying the walls and cabinet. Some how the sound of water woke me up in 10 seconds. Threw down a couple towels, wiped every...
by Toska2
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"
Replies: 44
Views: 2390

Re: "how to talk to others" vs "this is ere"

Listen to them
Understand them
Comprehend ere is not for everyone
Ask leading questions
Offer alternatives that may include ere.
Be ok if nothing seems to "stick"
by Toska2
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: does anybody here use a cargo bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: does anybody here use a cargo bike?

190 lbs dynamic- on the pedal.

Closer to 220 lbs with 50 lbs in the orblite panniers.
by Toska2
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone managed to decrease their susceptibility to colds?
Replies: 20
Views: 894

Re: Anyone managed to decrease their susceptibility to colds?

I cut out all sweets. If I eat a candy bar I get a tickle in my throat and a slight fever within an hour. Not enough to be sick but know something is wrong.

I only get sick once or twice a year since. Usually its springtime when the day is 60°F and evening is 30°F.
by Toska2
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: does anybody here use a cargo bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 1036

Re: does anybody here use a cargo bike?

I had several bikes carrying a variety of weight. 2000 Giant cypress dx: aluminum frame, had a weird resonant harmonic at 100 rpm cadence which was my cruise. Got rid of it for that reason. No panniers but rode it in winter with backpack overall weight was 190 lbs. 2005 Trek 520: steel frame & 3...
by Toska2
Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 285
Views: 19956

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

A thorny blackberry hedge is nearly impossible to traverse through or jump over. You could find it wild, transplant in your yard and rogue garden barren spots with any extra. I am unaware of the light requirements of blackberries although I have seen raspberries grow 5' on the north side of building...
by Toska2
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Is migration our normal state as human beings?
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: Is migration our normal state as human beings?

The natural state is to procreate. This leads to local resource depletion and thus migration to new areas. Humans are unique in "we" can transport resources vast distances. Therefore, the consideration of "do we move or we move stuff" depends on the cost. I wouldn't consider indi...
by Toska2
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: You're Thinking About Home Heating Wrong, Ian Bogost, The Atlantic
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Re: You're Thinking About Home Heating Wrong, Ian Bogost, The Atlantic

I would like to note Jacob said "benign", gilbert said "mild" and the author confused "below zero" & "freezing". Coastal areas are the main demographic, the Atlantic newspaper is liberal. Its only natural that the Atlantic put out this article. Will it wor...
by Toska2
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Borgmann, Illich on commodities, "mere means," and "Energy and Equity"
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Borgmann, Illich on commodities, "mere means," and "Energy and Equity"

By replacing wood with other heating processes we exchange very small community (family) for a larger one (city). (I am implying any commodified object promotes specialization and therefore cities) When a close tight knit family is good, its great. When a closed off family is bad, its awful. A city ...
by Toska2
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner
Replies: 53
Views: 3205

Re: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner

I am assuming that the city turns on itself before it amasses enough cohesion beyond what hillbillies have and their skills.

I noticed most riots didnt travel far.
by Toska2
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner
Replies: 53
Views: 3205

Re: Family Fortunes: How to Build Wealth and Hold on to It for 100 Years; Bill Bonner

I would take the hillbilly over the city slicker for communication, coordination and whatnot. Regardless of their ruralness now-days, they are friends or friends of friends of every other hillbilly in 20 miles. As of rural estates, my family's is worthless divided up between the fourth generation. M...
by Toska2
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 146
Views: 9082

Re: Examining Inflation

I wonder how much inflation has been due to increasing-decreasing standards. I can easily buy a 10 year old car with six air bags for cheap that will last 100k but those wool coat and pants are a luxury now. To fight inflation what would I buy rn? $100 - goodwill clothes $1000 hobby stuff. 3d printe...
by Toska2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Street Smart / Book Smart
Replies: 29
Views: 1708

Re: Street Smart / Book Smart

It may be my little bubble but I found street smart people make and then act on their assumptions. Generally these assumptions are correct because humans are predictable and average. If they meet me (or most of you) they would be flummoxed for a bit and move on. I believe their success is choosing a...
by Toska2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 14154

Re: "swallowing" ​b​lackpill, overcoming it; moving forward; pseudoscience and woo-woo stuff

I found the book The Power of Now a bit disingenuous. No, not everything has meaning, works out for the best, needs a detached viewpoint, ect. The book is a product of the 21st century where our lower maslow's hierarchy of needs and where anxiety replaced agency. That said, using a bad analogy, he (...
by Toska2
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple
Replies: 285
Views: 19956

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 7- The Money Dimple

Marine grade plywood will outlast osb 100:1. I work with osb for crates, its falls apart after a month outside. Why nails over screws? The threads of a screw can prevent gaps from closing if not clamped tight-tight. The same effect that pulls the screw in keeps the gap apart if there is one. A nail ...