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by BRUTE
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Myers-Briggs Pseudoscience?
Replies: 38
Views: 6547

Re: Myers-Briggs Pseudoscience?

tl;dr?
by BRUTE
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: To Don't Lists
Replies: 18
Views: 4058

Re: To Don't Lists

brute created a Not To Do list once. then he accidentally did several items off of it. weird feeling.
by BRUTE
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Better Asset Allocation?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Better Asset Allocation?

TopHatFox wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:53 pm
US Large Cap
US Small Cap

Developed International Large Cap
Developed International Small Cap

Emerging Market Large Cap
Emerging Market Small Cap
is there a real difference between a large/small split vs. total? seems like unnecessary work.
by BRUTE
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Optimizing eating not-at-home expenses?
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Optimizing eating not-at-home expenses?

Scott 2 wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:16 pm
You'll also have to contend with that drunk in every group that can't handle someone opting out of the alcohol.
lol, is that a real thing?
by BRUTE
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much time does dishwasher save you?
Replies: 27
Views: 1259

Re: How much time does dishwasher save you?

Brute, can you itemize your kitchen gear? I'd like to take notes brute has way too many kitchen items, because most of them don't come alone and brute hasn't thrown them away. for example, brute bought 2 steak knives because they came in a set. then he was gifted a set of 6 steak knives/forks. so n...
by BRUTE
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The One where Riggerjack schools brute on Free Will
Replies: 89
Views: 5967

Re: The One where Riggerjack schools brute on Free Will

brute does not understand after reading the bold lines
by BRUTE
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much time does dishwasher save you?
Replies: 27
Views: 1259

Re: How much time does dishwasher save you?

jacob wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 pm
Conversely, when handwashing it makes sense to limit the amount of dishware to make it impossible to pile up an unmaneuverable amount.
this is why brute uses 2 knives (steak/cutting), 1 fork, 2 spoons, 1 plate, and 1 bowl. dishes are typically done in 30-60 seconds while food cools down.
by BRUTE
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Optimizing eating not-at-home expenses?
Replies: 19
Views: 907

Re: Optimizing eating not-at-home expenses?

brute's strategy is to cook very high end dishes at home. there's few restaurants that could match brute's steak, and all of them would probably charge >$80 just for it, whereas brute can make it for $10/$20 (choice/prime). thus, in his mind, brute eats $100 meals most days. eating at work etc. is a...
by BRUTE
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Replies: 5
Views: 759

Re: Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

it's a good gateway drug into Austrian Economics. now Lemur can start reading Man, Economy, and State by Rothbard. then Human Action by Mises.
by BRUTE
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How much time does dishwasher save you?
Replies: 27
Views: 1259

Re: How much time does dishwasher save you?

brute enjoys doing the dishes. 1 minute sounds about right, depending on meal.
by BRUTE
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bryan's journal (bay area, van dwelling, bitcoin, trusted computing, strategist, tightwad, and more)
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: bryan's journal (bay area, van dwelling, bitcoin, trusted computing, strategist, tightwad, and more)

maybe commuting to SV and sleep in the van during the week, then drive back up to the GF over the weekend?

does bryan estimate $600k to be enough to live off in SF? brute would estimate that SF/SV in general would require a much higher FIRE number than most other places, just due to rent.
by BRUTE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career Advice For Fish
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Career Advice For Fish

The major issue I often have is that any attempted "side quest" does not get my best time and this makes it difficult for accurate appraisals of whether or not something works well. IOW, primary employment, plus interpersonal relationships take 99% of my best time. This means any side quests I have...
by BRUTE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13091

Re: Singvestor's awakening

oh nice
by BRUTE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Singvestor's awakening
Replies: 96
Views: 13091

Re: Singvestor's awakening

how's the tax situation while Singvestor is living long-term in Europe? doesn't Europe have very high taxes?
by BRUTE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career Advice For Fish
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Career Advice For Fish

regarding the "no trust in paper assets", there are other ways. this probably doesn't solve Fish's career problem, but maybe his wife would trust/enjoy owning a few rentals for rental income, or other forms of non-paper-assets? sometimes humans need tangible things. real estate is very tangible. the...
by BRUTE
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I'm starting to hate my 9-5?
Replies: 47
Views: 2699

Re: I'm starting to hate my 9-5?

not sure if this is possible in every profession, but brute really enjoys some of the creative parts of his job. his colleagues are mostly nice, pleasant, and fun to work with. there is something to be said for finishing a challenging project. brute doesn't love all of his job, but he really likes a...
by BRUTE
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career Advice For Fish
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Career Advice For Fish

regarding the money locked in 401(k)s, it seems many humans are utilizing an IRA ladder to get the money out tax free over 5 years. brute isn't sure these are also penalty free, but they might.
by BRUTE
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Career Advice For Fish
Replies: 23
Views: 1416

Re: Career Advice For Fish

most important factor, what level of FI has Fish achieved?
by BRUTE
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Radical Room Hacking Strategies?
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Radical Room Hacking Strategies?

polyphasic sleeping === no need for a bed/apartment
by BRUTE
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: The fly in the ointment of ERE is women
Replies: 46
Views: 2778

Re: The fly in the ointment of ERE is women

I was trying to come up with a factor that remained consistent in sexual encounters I enjoyed and didn't subsequently regret, in any or all of my phases of life, and the best I can describe this factor is that the man's attributes and behavior within the context of the situation offered me or allow...
by BRUTE
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Political correctness run amok
Replies: 314
Views: 22639

Re: Political correctness run amok

like all naive young humans, Google probably really thought they could prevent becoming evil by putting it in their motto. like all naive young humans, they were wrong.
by BRUTE
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Best way to bow out of an informal lease?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Best way to bow out of a informal lease?

something something not being a dick