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by LookingInward
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife
Replies: 25
Views: 2223

Re: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife

I have macbooks for work so I can compare Linux and OSX, and at least over the past 5 years I can say Linux is much less hassle to maintain. (That used to be different, when I first started with Linux it was easy to break your OS if you didn't know what you were doing, and things like printers were...
by LookingInward
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife
Replies: 25
Views: 2223

Re: Recommendation for a New Laptop for Wife

perhaps upgrade RAM if possible, i'm writing on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro - initially with 2 x 2 gb, after 2 x 8 gb ram (and a ssd hd) its working perfect for similar tasks as mentioned in OP I would highly suggest this as a first possible solution. I have a Macbook Pro from 2013 that functions perfec...
by LookingInward
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters
Replies: 24
Views: 2870

Re: Nothing Matters Vs. Everything Matters

I think everything matters from a planetary perspective down to the individual perspective. On a cosmical perspective, yes, we are all irrelevant and probably no one out there gives a shit how and when you play your music. That aside, suffering is very real. Consider the suffering you are causing on...
by LookingInward
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 68
Views: 6364

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

@ZAFCorrection I'm quite positive no one here is assuming any one outcome. What some people are pointing out, myself included, is that there are highly material negative possible outcomes and that one should think about them. When I hear people say "you just have to go all in" it seems to me quite d...
by LookingInward
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 68
Views: 6364

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

To @Seppia and others who haves this view of "all or nothing" with regards to marriage: what exactly do you mean by this (Specially when it comes to finances)? To me it sounds like a poor plan, but I want to know more.
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The benefits of a basic income // much higher min wage
Replies: 349
Views: 43341

Re: The benefits of a basic income // much higher min wage

Actually it's not a strawman argument. Any system that seeks to distribute outcomes without defining its inherit limits is a race toward forced equal distribution. To make my argument a strawman you have to define the limits of your redistribution of wealth. So how much of a difference are YOU will...
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" applies here. When you say economist, would you be satisfied with someone who has studied economics, or do they have to be actively employed by governing institutions, if the latter, refer...
by LookingInward
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 9
Views: 1154

Economists respected in the ERE movement

Hello, Lately I've been reading about the Economics of the EU, specially about the debt crises that had its height a few years ago. This has renewed my intuition that many people that talk about economists do so assuming unsustainable premisses (growth to infinite, comercial surpluses that last fore...
by LookingInward
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.
Replies: 44
Views: 7486

Re: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.

better quality food - if you're currently buying in a supermarket, make sure it's all organic. It's only very slightly healthier, but if money is not a problem, there's no downside. I've heard from various people that organic food is not only not better in terms of health, it is worse in terms of r...
by LookingInward
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.
Replies: 44
Views: 7486

Re: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.

If you are considering charity, rather than just following personal preferences, you could look into effective altruism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effective_altruism , https://www.effectivealtruism.org/ It kind of surprises me this is not discussed more in this forum. With so much misery in the...
by LookingInward
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Feeling guilty while learning math
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Re: Feeling guilty while learning math

It wasn't until it got past useless academic proofs and rote memorization of derivatives and integrals to things like vectors that it started to click for me, and my "aha" moment with differential equations was when I learned I could visualize them as a system of springs, dampers, and weights. Even...
by LookingInward
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Sam Harris - Idiot?
Replies: 61
Views: 9274

Re: Sam Harris - Idiot?

Aren't you interpreting things too literally (or maybe it's me)? I think he does understand why people cling to irrational believes and why Trump is President. He is just bewildered by it and probably means that those two situations have good reasons to not be the case because they run counter to va...
by LookingInward
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Feeling guilty while learning math
Replies: 16
Views: 2494

Feeling guilty while learning math

So, I am studying for a Masters degree that involves quite a lot of mathematics. It happens quite frequently that I am learning something and I feel the need to stop and just spend some time doing research to REALLY understand the topic and not just understand the mechanics of the topic. However, on...
by LookingInward
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Random investing?(!)
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: Random investing?(!)

firerufus wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:48 am
There is a huge liquidity problem in the ETF space which could also feed into the next doomsday.
Could you expand on that?

Thanks
by LookingInward
Fri May 11, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me figure out what to do next
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Help me figure out what to do next

@LookingInward, you say that you have 3 years experience as an IT consultant and have programmed professionally. So why would you need a bootcamp or CS degree to 'enter the market'? Am I missing something? I learned R during one of my finance jobs but not enough that I could declare proficiency. An...
by LookingInward
Thu May 10, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me figure out what to do next
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Re: Help me figure out what to do next

Thank you for your answer. I really appreciate it. 1. With my limited experience in the job market, I agree with you. I had great bosses in my first job and it truly made the job more bearable. Also, I have come to accept that I don't think I will ever "like" a full time job. It is just too much tim...
by LookingInward
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Help me figure out what to do next
Replies: 11
Views: 2689

Help me figure out what to do next

Hello everyone, A few months ago I posted on this forum to gather some ideas on what I should be doing as an employee ( link ). However, I quit that job because, due to various reasons, It was not going to work out in the long-run. So now I have to figure out what to do next and I would like to rece...
by LookingInward
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

I was thinking more about the incentives that a company has to reduce costs by having less people. I remember feeling like a fraud at my first job because the programmers did the actual work (and could do mine easily) but I was pushing papers around.
by LookingInward
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Hacking Professional Experience
Replies: 10
Views: 1874

Re: Hacking Professional Experience

Sorry to hijack the thread but why do you guys think we divided our labor between technical and business people. Why not have just the technical?
by LookingInward
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Increase job market resilience and optimize beyond money
Replies: 8
Views: 1892

Re: Increase job market resilience and optimize beyond money

Sorry everyone for taking a few days to answer. I try to take my time and think before I speak. This seems like a waste of my overall life time since in the long run I will be FI and I will not want to do that kind of work anymore. That quote makes me think you won't be thrilled with your job whethe...