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by Fish
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity
Replies: 8
Views: 1718

Re: Creating a ranking of forum posts/topics by popularity

Is there/could there be a ranking of forum posts/topics by views/day (popularity)? There is a built-in sort at the subforum level for total views (not views/day). Still, it could be useful if you want to Pareto the forum. On a computer, click the sort icon at bottom (looks like: https://fontawesome...
by Fish
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 5233

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

@MI - Not a refutation of your points, but I would argue that Chris Martenson’s wiki page did not properly establish notability and its deletion was justified on those grounds. From that perspective, the problem was he generated some attention that triggered a review of his marginal wiki page and no...
by Fish
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 104
Views: 5233

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

This does not have anything to do with cancel culture or boycotts. It's more an issue with running two businesses/operations/lives w/o being able to maintain a wall between them. I find this a better explanation of the situation though my lens is biased toward perceiving this as another cancel cult...
by Fish
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 52
Views: 13309

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

@Redo - I read the McConnell economics book and it was ok, dry by nonfiction standards but it is a textbook after all. I have limited experience reading multiple textbooks on the same subject and at the same level. Mainly in my area of technical specialization. From what I can tell the author/textbo...
by Fish
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 8846

Re: David Collum year in review

Your points seem reasonable to me @MI. I’m sorry you had to go through something similar. The resulting perspective makes sense given your experiences. With respect to tweet, although it was intended as commentary on the events of the video, others are choosing to view it as opposing the narrative o...
by Fish
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2215
Views: 400908

Re: Investments Trade Log

To me “bull market” and “bear market” are somewhat meaningless when the measuring stick (the $) is being manipulated. It’s interesting to see people talk about NW “recovering” from the recent dip. While that is true in a nominal sense (and also roughly true for purchasing power relative to today’s c...
by Fish
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 8846

Re: David Collum year in review

@MI - I see the double standard there. That’s not my argument but rather my summary of what some people said on reddit in the immediate aftermath. A vague paraphrase seemed preferable to a link at the time, though here is the primary source. It was deleted since I last accessed it, but it is archive...
by Fish
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 8846

Re: David Collum year in review

The guy deserves to lose his livelihood because he talks about conspiracy theories in his personal writings and he tweeted that the riots are putting the cops in a tough position? Some additional issues are that (1) he has accused of discussing CTs in a professional context: in lectures and seminar...
by Fish
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 84
Views: 8846

Re: David Collum year in review

Dave Collum recently got in trouble for publicly expressing an *opinion* that was outside the Overton window of the university where he worked. Wow. Or more accurately, the consequence occurred because many others disagreed with his unpopular opinion and the resulting conflict was negative value for...
by Fish
Thu May 21, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Puzzling: awesome free/low cost hobby new to me
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Puzzling: awesome free/low cost hobby new to me

@ertyu - I liked your generic descriptions of these games, here are the keywords in case you need something to search:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangram
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Snake

Chess endgame puzzles can also be a good mental time sink.
by Fish
Fri May 08, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Modern Icebox
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: Modern Icebox

Is a propane refrigerator an option?

Also, I’ve played the rotating ice pack game with coolers before. Always wondered if a nested cooler setup would make a noticeable difference with the insulation.
by Fish
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: 1, 2, 3 and to the 4: Getting Back into the Numbers Game
Replies: 28
Views: 2201

Re: 1, 2, 3 and to the 4: Getting Back into the Numbers Game

Does anyone have any advice on how to make sure I'm learning how to use this stuff and not just learning it in the sterile "school" environment? My advice is to move on to the “test” and start applying what you know to the real-world problems around you. Realizing that not every problem has a solut...
by Fish
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Stock Market Blood Bath
Replies: 81
Views: 12478

Re: Stock Market Blood Bath

Wow! Glad to see that your crisis alpha strategy paid off big time MI. Almost perfectly timed too.
by Fish
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 541
Views: 87825

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

@Augustus - From the very limited information provided it sounds like it could be a situation where Kegan2 mom is unable to relate to Kegan1 child. Or maybe her higher functioning is overwhelmed by childcare demands. I hope you are able to resolve this without resorting to the nuclear option. Add: C...
by Fish
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3428
Views: 248802

Re: COVID-19

When lockdown is lifted, will you act differently immediately or will you wait? When lockdown is lifted we will definitely wait and observe before changing our current practices. A month or two would be preferable but 2 months already seems like an eternity given we haven’t yet isolated for that lo...
by Fish
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3428
Views: 248802

Re: COVID-19

Also, I expect that this topic will have the most posts in the history of ERE boards. And now tied with the locked Trump thread for first place at 2,196 posts. The Trump thread took 2 years to attain that post count while Covid-19 got there in under 3 months despite various facets of discussion tak...
by Fish
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja
Replies: 541
Views: 87825

Re: Suomalaisen Päiväkirja

Very pleased to read that you are doing about as well as can be expected during these extraordinary and uncertain times. It’s remarkable how you lost a spouse, and ~50% of everything else including your time with kids and your joint assets from marriage. Yet you don’t really seem too fazed by it whe...
by Fish
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3428
Views: 248802

Re: COVID-19

I have been reading David Collum’s twitter feed since I didn’t want to wait until December to get his take on Covid-19. Lots of “I told you so” on stock buybacks, outrage over stimulus, and concern for loss of civil liberties in the long run. Anyway, he is not feeling well and just got tested for C-...
by Fish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is this a turning point in your life?
Replies: 38
Views: 2909

Re: Is this a turning point in your life?

This is like involuntary ERE. DW loves the simplicity of the stay-at-home lifestyle. No packing school lunches or kids activities. Driving is down to zero. WFH while providing your own childcare can border on overwhelming at times. But even after about a month of this we’re not tiring of it and feel...
by Fish
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone prepping for corona?
Replies: 392
Views: 44115

Re: Anyone prepping for corona?

Any advice for longer-term preps (that is, moving beyond food and medicine)? We were only expecting a 2-month disruption but it seems like it could go much longer especially if our risk tolerance is lower than the general public. I am thinking it is prudent to stock up on longer-term consumables e.g...