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by onewayfamily
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Frugal Hedonism
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Frugal Hedonism

"A Frugal Hedonist is not sucked in by false convenience, but opts for the more elegant efficiency of a little self-reliance here and there, and a little creativity. Chop up that whopper pumpkin that you grew with a hatchet and make it into enough soup to replace ten takeaway lunches, then hang out...
by onewayfamily
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?
Replies: 19
Views: 7878

Re: Which Nassim Nicholas Taleb Book Do I Read First?

Start with his book of aphorisms to get an idea of his humour and how his brain works - then move on through the set as you please. They do sort of 'go in order' but can definitely be read as stand-alone books as well.
by onewayfamily
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I'm too frugal
Replies: 9
Views: 1048

Re: I'm too frugal

I'm quite frugal with most things but realised a couple years ago that computers/phones are not the right thing to be ultra-frugal with. The reason is I use my laptop for many hours each day, and use my phone for many hours as well (if you include listening to podcasts, taking photos of the kids etc...
by onewayfamily
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Are you Happy?
Replies: 105
Views: 13756

Re: Are you Happy?

@ertyu - something relevant I recently came across: https://twitter.com/simonsarris/status/1290642300109033474?s=20 "I drank coffee at cafes every single day for at least 2-3 years. I met tons of people this way, including cafe owners, 4 future roommates, the mayor, my wife, most of my friends, a la...
by onewayfamily
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GPT-3 (OpenAI's newest ginormous pre-trained transformer)
Replies: 27
Views: 2847

Re: GPT-3 (OpenAI's newest ginormous pre-trained transformer)

@bostonimproper yeah thanks for pointing that out. Although further down that thread he says: "If you do a custom prompt then start a game it will add onto it before you even do an action. That first addition is what I mean." ...to which someone replies: "Ah, but afterwards does the custom prompt st...
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GPT-3 (OpenAI's newest ginormous pre-trained transformer)
Replies: 27
Views: 2847

Re: GPT-3 (OpenAI's newest ginormous pre-trained transformer)

bostonimproper wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:22 pm
What do you think about GPT-3? What would you do if you got an API key?
I'm pretty sure you can actually already play around with it (or a very recent version) here:
https://play.aidungeon.io/

Click 'Play'
Click 'NEW SINGLEPLAYER GAME'
Choose 6)
by onewayfamily
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Are you Happy?
Replies: 105
Views: 13756

Re: Are you Happy?

I don't think I'm really much happier (maybe a little? - like 8/10 compared to 7/10 before FIRE). Having said that, I think this question is missing something important - but I can't quite put my finger on what exactly. Humans get used to whatever environment they find themselves in, to a large exte...
by onewayfamily
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)
Replies: 27
Views: 8719

Re: Frank the ERE pug (2003-2020)

Sad to hear.
Canines are far better people than Homo Sapiens.
by onewayfamily
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your Kiva experiences
Replies: 5
Views: 2296

Re: Your Kiva experiences

guitarplayer wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:09 am
Would anyone be able to share experiences with Kiva in the times of Covid?
Still no repayment issues as of today.

There is a total of 44 cents in ''Net currency losses" over the 5 years or so they money has been being lent/repaid.
by onewayfamily
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Which Lifestyle Problems Can You Not Solve?
Replies: 28
Views: 9964

Re: Which Lifestyle Problems Can You Not Solve?

I agree with the premise of your post @Nomad, and have found similar results in my life as well. Some areas that elude me at the point are: - too many interests; find it hard to focus or spend enough time of the big goals I have, due to many competing interests and sources of information that I want...
by onewayfamily
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: RIP Slate Star Codex
Replies: 109
Views: 9999

Re: RIP Slate Star Codex

Yes definitely cause for hope. I assume if he's happy to put back up the old posts he will be posting new material soon enough.
by onewayfamily
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: International Money transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: International Money transfers

As others have said, Transferwise.
I can pretty much guarantee it will be the best option overall (considering rate, fees, ease and timing).
by onewayfamily
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investing for Collapse
Replies: 43
Views: 6557

Re: Investing for Collapse

I agree with a lot of what has been said in previous comments and many of the directly investing-related ideas have already come up. In addition, I think one of the best investments you can make to hedge against future volatility (of all kinds) is maintaining or acquiring citizenship (or at least re...
by onewayfamily
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hidden Treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Hidden Treasure

Apparently there is now photos of Fenn reviewing the treasure... so I suppose the finder brought it to him somehow. Still a bit suspicious but seems like it may have been a real story - who knows.
by onewayfamily
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hidden Treasure
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Hidden Treasure

I always had a slightly suspicious feeling when I first found out about Fenn's treasure. Now, combined with his announcement that it's been found without any proof, I am withholding judgement on whether there ever was any hidden treasure - until some evidence is forthcoming.
by onewayfamily
Thu May 28, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3450
Views: 341441

Re: COVID-19

Anyone else wondering if the astronauts on today's launch bring COVID to the ISS? I know they're being really careful, but it wouldn't shock me. That's assuming they clear the tower, of course. I think they have several weeks of quarantine (and probably testing) under their belts, as do the support...
by onewayfamily
Sat May 23, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Which is/will be worse? The Great Recession or Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 35
Views: 3360

Re: Which is/will be worse? The Great Recession or Covid-19 crisis

A more negative assessment from some economist who appears to know what he is talking about. Decade long depression, food riots and climate change shocks all might be heading our way. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/05/why-the-economy-is-headed-for-a-post-coronavirus-depression-nouriel-roubini...
by onewayfamily
Sat May 16, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?

I bought a pack of 50 soft (comfortable) earplugs a few years ago and am still working my way through them. They save my ears from being damaged from loud screams from toddlers, and bring down the volume level when the 3 kids are awake and rowdy to a comfortable level for me. I have them on ~50% of ...
by onewayfamily
Sat May 02, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Would you ever want to be famous? Conversation on Privacy & Security in an Increasingly Invasive Environment
Replies: 30
Views: 2560

Re: Would you ever want to be famous? Conversation on Privacy & Security in an Increasingly Invasive Environment

@whitebelt, I think I'll run through those two links you put up and maybe get some of his more moderate books before considering the advanced stuff. Yeah, I've been trying to figure out how to just get a blank search box whenever I open up the Youtube homepage (my only "social media" platform), but...