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by prognastat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Coding for Kids
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Coding for Kids

Exposing your kids to new things is almost always a good thing and as long as it's done without pressure it can only be complimentary so definitely think it's good that you are thinking about these things. Just in relation to the "something for boys". I would disagree and say it's something for weir...
by prognastat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Coding for Kids
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Coding for Kids

I definitely agree that making it explorational with tangible results is important. I started with simple HTML from a science magazine's tutorial when I was 8 or so and it was mostly the excitement to see a visual result of my work that kept me going on it. Due to this I would actually disagree with...
by prognastat
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Grocery Bill: The Most Difficult Thing to Give Up.
Replies: 28
Views: 3395

Re: Grocery Bill: The Most Difficult Thing to Give Up.

@Jacob

That was pretty much what I grew up on with one slight modification in that it was over-boiled food. Mostly vegetables that were a gross mush along with some potatoes and some meat. Over-boiling vegetables seems to be a dutch tradition though.
by prognastat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to build a community in an apartment complex?
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: How to build a community in an apartment complex?

bigato wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:04 pm
I understand the risks with it, but I don't think avoiding tight couplings for loose couplings is conducive to building a long lasting community.
by prognastat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What would you do with your life if you were FI and had no ties with anybody?
Replies: 55
Views: 6226

Re: What would you do with your life if you were FI and had no ties with anybody?

I would say it's going to differ a lot from person to person. Part of mine would just be leading a slower paced life. Be able to take it easy and walk to the store, cook and more without being in a rush. More often enjoy a relaxing cup of tea without any pressure to get it over with and be doing som...
by prognastat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What cleaning supplies do you use?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: What cleaning supplies do you use?

Distilled White Vinegar(disinfects), Baking Soda(helps scrub and remove odours), Rubbing Alcohol(really cheap flavourless, colourless high% alcohol like a cheap Vodka could work too).
by prognastat
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to build a community in an apartment complex?
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: How to build a community in an apartment complex?

Some apartment complexes also throw weekly/monthly/quarterly "block parties" if they do attend them. If they don't possibly convince them to do so.
by prognastat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How has your job and income changed in the last 2 decades?
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: How has your job and income changed in the last 2 decades?

I've only been in the job market for about 9 years, unless you count some very basic part time jobs done as a kid like delivering newspapers/working fast food and if I counted those then the amount my income has been increased would be a ridiculous comparison. So don't have that much of a track reco...
by prognastat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are your relationship-ideological affiliations?
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: What are your relationship-ideological affiliations?

The only possible ending of a question like this is to extremely divide the forum for the nth time. What? We are all mature level headed adults here that would never do such a thing... P.S. I don't think any self subscribes as blue pill, pretty sure that is just about always going to be an ascribed...
by prognastat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Silicon Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Hello from Silicon Valley

Welcome to the forums.

There are a lot of websites.

Besides of course the common ERE and MMM I would definitely recommend Mad Fientist and Living A FI too. Along with those I like Go Curry Cracker and Thoughts From Inside the Box.
by prognastat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Economists respected in the ERE movement
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Economists respected in the ERE movement

With regards to ERE and prosperity's compatibility as Jacob said it would depend on your terms, if you mean ERE as in heavily cutting spending and prosperity as owning a lot of shit or growing GDP then they aren't compatible. You could also take a more holistic view on prosperity as human happiness/...
by prognastat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.
Replies: 44
Views: 6903

Re: Trying lifestyle inflation. Need to spend more.

I mean if you truly want to keep working and are down to 3% SWR covering your costs what I would probably do is continue investing still, but raise your spending to whatever is covered by 3% SWR of your stash which will grow as your stash continues to grow from both returns and further investment. A...
by prognastat
Mon May 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: ERE Clothes
Replies: 10
Views: 2058

Re: ERE Clothes

Sweaters, jackets and shoes can last a long time as long as you avoid them getting very dirty or damaged accidentally. T-shirts, underwear and pants seem to be more questionable as far as their durability for price.Although I've found jeans that last a bit longer than cheaper ones I'm still not sure...
by prognastat
Mon May 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Will's journal
Replies: 58
Views: 11975

Re: Will's journal

The car thing depends a little on where you are in the US, but from my experience it is the case for the vast majority of the US where everything is built with the expectation that everyone has a car. Part of this is due to the idea that there is near unlimited space available in many locations allo...
by prognastat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 889
Views: 161334

Re: cmonkey's journal

Congrats, couldn't have turned out better.

Good luck with the move, hope it goes smoothly.
by prognastat
Tue May 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What's The Next Bubble?
Replies: 27
Views: 4666

Re: What's The Next Bubble?

tonyedgecombe wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 2:41 am
From what I understand though for much of the last decade they have been getting less so, the last year this has seen a shift back in the other direction. Hopefully this is just temporary, but there is no way to know for certain.
by prognastat
Mon May 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for
Replies: 30
Views: 4964

Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

Chocolate - I definitely agree with Frita that quality chocolate is worth the premium though it does mean I get to enjoy it less frequently than I would like. However this is probably good for my waistline too. Gaming - though I do have strategies to reduce costs here it definitely is one of my cost...
by prognastat
Fri May 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 10785

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

I would say if you appreciate the art then just that can definitely be worth it as the manga art is among some of the best of any manga. There is a ridiculous amount of detail put into it and the artist has done a great job at conveying weight and motion in the action panels. I've watched the origin...
by prognastat
Fri May 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)
Replies: 91
Views: 10785

Re: Tilting at Windmills(Prognastat's Journal)

Other April 2019: Read "Off to Be the Wizard". It’s a fiction book about a programmer that finds the source code of the universe and the capability of editing it and the adventures this leads to. It was a fun read and I got through it pretty quickly. The only thing I was hoping for was going into e...
by prognastat
Thu May 09, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Lemur Journal!
Replies: 179
Views: 29048

Re: Lemur Journal!

I would say a large part of consumerism doesn't come from the actual present, but rather the near term. The anticipation of the purchase/acquisition leading to the payoff. This is why there is a certain empty-ness shortly after acquiring something new. The enjoyment came from the lead up, the antici...