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by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 146
Views: 8560

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

@7W5 Well it's the common script used to make the other side the evil side. What's the quickest way to establish a villain in a narrative? Have him harm a woman in some way. I mean the quintessential narrative is one of the hero rescuing the damsel from the villain that abuses her. It's something qu...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What drives the desire to travel?
Replies: 97
Views: 17842

Re: What drives the desire to travel?

I mean even in the US you can have vastly different experiences. If you were to travel to Miami, New York, Anchorage, Houston and San Francisco you would get very different experiences from each of those location and that's just staying urban. If you were to go camping you would get an entirely diff...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 270
Views: 33587

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

Crypto won't actually succeed at the goal of being an alternative currency until it has managed to reduce the insane amount of volatility, yet this volatility is the reason many got/are getting into crypto in the first place. Seems almost like a catch-22 for crypto to catch on it needs many people u...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Possible way to reduce heating/cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Possible way to reduce heating/cooling

Also a jacket is far less likely to experience malfunction and can be repaired much easier by the owner. I have plenty of articles of clothing I have had for over a decade, yet precious few electronics that have.
by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Jordan Peterson
Replies: 313
Views: 19444

Re: Jordan Peterson

I just wish somebody would ask him why everybody (men AND women) having 3 partners wouldn't be even more egalitarian? I get the downside of 10% of men having 5 wives, while 50% have zero, in terms of social instability, but I would argue that if every woman took on, in part, the responsibility of 3...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Squeezed?
Replies: 118
Views: 6969

Re: Squeezed?

I would say there are a lot of factors at play some of which people have some control over and some they don't. People definitely would be taking these shifts less hard if they were able to manage their spending, however things have also changed to where it is more important not to make mistakes and...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability

A way for me to feel it was more appropriate of the punk moniker would be if it was dystopian, but the ones rebelling against the system were fighting to change the world to an eco friendly one. Say for example set in a world where none of the climate agreements ever occurred because some oligarchs ...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump's Space Force
Replies: 25
Views: 1353

Re: Trump's Space Force

@jacob I agree with most of this in that having a larger investment in space would actually be good as it would hopefully increase funding an interest in things such as the comets and asteroids you mention and other possible extinction events caused by external factors which would be good. Also hope...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability

I mean by that measure star trek would be solarpunk or futurepunk or something like that since it imagines a future where we have overcome the need for capital and have near unlimited clean energy. The punk moniker to me just doesn't fit with a utopian world. There has to be some sort or rebelling o...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Solarpunk: a new subgenre that could popularize sustainability

I think for any genre that ends in punk there is a certain amount of grunginess that's supposed to be involved. They generally don't paint positive pictures of the world they live in. Even ones with lighter elements often contain a certain level of grittiness. From the description on TV Tropes I don...
by prognastat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Pay off mortgage or keep flexibility
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Pay off mortgage or keep flexibility

Is it the best financial decision? No. Is it a terrible decision? No. Of course this depends on the interest being charged for the mortgage, but in most cases your return for having that money invested in the market rather than your house is likely to earn higher returns if you purchase a house in t...
by prognastat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Will's journal
Replies: 26
Views: 5473

Re: Will's journal

Congrats on the birth of your daughter. I don't have kids myself, but have heard the first few months are by far the worst as far as exhaustion/sleep and time are concerned. Hopefully this is true and after a few months you'll be able to feel a little more relaxed. Also it seems men on average tend ...
by prognastat
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Book Management
Replies: 45
Views: 2382

Re: Book Management

I probably have too many, many of which I probably won't read again for a long time and would probably be better off selling/donating. They are currently being stored in large Tupperware style containers.
by prognastat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from an Almost-Adult
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Hello from an Almost-Adult

Welcome to the forum. So long as you have a plan for getting through college with minimal debt a computer science degree could be a worthwhile investment. As for cooking I would recommend against buying either takeout or pre-made/mircrowave food. Being able to efficiently and effectively shop and co...
by prognastat
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 146
Views: 8560

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

The problem for third parties in the US is that the two primary parties have gotten very good at squeezing third parties out of the process and even when someone runs not as a third party, but within the party while having positions they don't agree with it's unreliable. It worked for Trump, but you...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Hello!

@shadow Well it's good that you'll be eligible for scholarships and your parents are willing to make up any extra costs beyond that. That would take care of the not going in to debt part. The other part will be finding something you are good at, is likely to make a good income and something you don'...
by prognastat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No cell phone plan (Freedompop + Wifi?)
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: No cell phone plan (Freedompop + Wifi?)

If call forwarding is enabled it won't ring Google Voice, but instead will try to forward to the connected phone number.
by prognastat
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forums. Congrats on finding out about ERE/FIRE before making any major financial decisions. I wouldn't say don't go to college, but I would say don't go to college if you aren't going to be able to leave with minimal/no debt or it isn't for a field that is in demand and accordingly co...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Favorite tool(s) for pulling nails
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Favorite tool(s) for pulling nails

@jacob Not sure why the second one isn't working for you. When I click on it it opens the image. This is an image of a similar one: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Kitchen-Modern-Can-Opener.jpg/2560px-Kitchen-Modern-Can-Opener.jpg Variants of the above one seem to show up i...
by prognastat
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Favorite tool(s) for pulling nails
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Favorite tool(s) for pulling nails

9 years is an awful long visit XD. I've had these kinds: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Kitchen-Classic-Can-Opener.jpg https://www.dhresource.com/webp/m/0x0s/f2-albu-g6-M00-32-E5-rBVaSFqcwjaAaYVIAADh1zE9rd4853.jpg/high-quality-heavy-duty-stainless-steel-can-opener-manual-metal-t...