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by Noal
Fri May 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Awesome bicycle safety trick!
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Awesome bicycle safety trick!

I think I'm less sceptical than you, vexxed. I certainly wouldn't use them in isolation, though - a standard central light would be required as well. In that scenario, I can't see it making a motorist more likely to undertake you. On cycling safety generally, I do agree. I would consider myself an e...
by Noal
Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Awesome bicycle safety trick!
Replies: 21
Views: 4109

Re: Awesome bicycle safety trick!

This is an interesting option: https://l-bow.co/ The facebook page has some better pictures of the concept: https://www.facebook.com/Lbowlights/ It's essentially the same idea as that pool thingy without the danger/illegality of strapping something like that to your bike. It basically makes you appe...
by Noal
Tue May 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: How do most people do this whole compulsory 9-5 thing for 40+ years?
Replies: 69
Views: 12271

Re: How do most people do this whole compulsory 9-5 thing for 40+ years?

I think Campitor raises an interesting angle. Who knows what these people actually do outside of work. Perhaps they lurk on here? Perhaps they are on the way out? They might be FI and enjoy being a librarian... On the other hand, Gervais Principle likely holds true for a lot of people still in Plato...
by Noal
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)
Replies: 74
Views: 17266

Re: Chicago ERE Meetup 20180901 (TV-edition)

I enjoyed the documentary. Thanks for the translation tip. I used google chrome per the (=) instructions above and no plug-in was required. It worked pretty well. @void Can a man not have a seat while he eats? :lol: Less ERE would be to pay to have a dedicated room for eating in, sometimes called a ...
by Noal
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 46
Views: 6657

Re: Civil War in France

Many of my most cherished summer memories from growing up involve watching the Tour de France. Although the memories are likely exaggerated by time, French people forcefully protesting was as much a part of the show as the yellow jersey :lol:

There won't be a civil war in France.
by Noal
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone Foraging for Food?
Replies: 30
Views: 8250

Re: Anyone Foraging for Food?

Good on you! I'm still hamstrung by decades of social conditioning!
by Noal
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: liberal vs conservative, left vs right... vs moderate
Replies: 44
Views: 4753

Re: liberal vs conservative, left vs right... vs moderate

What is meant by the 'left'? in the United States? From Europe looking in it looks like centre-right and right. When Obama is referred to as 'the left' then you know the whole frame of reference has been pulled off the chart. When that happens, someone like Bernie Sanders seem like somebody way on t...
by Noal
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Anyone Foraging for Food?
Replies: 30
Views: 8250

Re: Anyone Foraging for Food?

Just on that Standford students anecdote you told, Sclass. It seems the normal thing these days is to go out at lunch time with your phone and "forage" for Pokemons. Imagine telling a co-worker you were going out looking for free food...


Has anyone dumpster dived?
by Noal
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 42098

Re: IPCC Report

@Riggerjack There are plenty of examples of governments enacting policies that are in the long term interests of its citizens and against the short term vested interests. - The minimum wage - Many European countries with universal healthcare - Children not being sent to work in the mill - Many exist...
by Noal
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 42098

Re: IPCC Report

Stage 4 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2013/sep/16/climate-change-contrarians-5-stages-denial Summarised: Stage 1: Deny the Problem Exists Often when people are first faced with an inconvenient problem, the immediate reaction involves denying its existence. Sta...
by Noal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 42098

Re: IPCC Report

- there will be certain negative effects from climate change, but not nearly as bad as in some of the doomsday predictions What if you live in Bangladesh? Brute's quasi-philisophical musings on the subject could be potentially interesting, in a kind of "do we really know anything" way, but it's ver...
by Noal
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Car Strategy
Replies: 31
Views: 6207

Re: Car Strategy

"Fairly new" isn't necessarily the best way to go. In my experience at the murky and sandy bottom of the car feeding chain, newer now means 'more modern' which means more gimmicky electronics. Electronics are a killer in a used car. They go wrong and are awkward to fix. Plus you often need an autoel...
by Noal
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Mortage paid. Now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 3615

Re: Mortage paid. Now what?

If I could get a 7% historical annual gain on low cost index funds, that amounts to approx $1300 a month after tax. I could probably find a decent house to rent where I live for about $1500-2000 a month. Would that be your only income? It's just that you would be spending more than you make on hous...
by Noal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: ERE songs
Replies: 139
Views: 39951

Re: ERE songs

Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness:

Life lies a slow suicide
Orthodox dreams and symbolic myths
From feudal serf to spender
This wonderful world of purchase power
by Noal
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time
Replies: 62
Views: 7621

Re: Noob Investor Asks Noob Questions for the 10,000th time

I'm not super interested in reading companies financials or learning about real estate, but I do enjoy learning new skills and I do want to have at least part of my income come from investment returns. Interested or not, I think you need to read the financials before you buy otherwise how do you kn...
by Noal
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Durable shoes
Replies: 119
Views: 38472

Re: Durable shoes

The Jacob boot post was rotated round not so long ago on the main blog. Hanwag must have read it at some point as these bad boys are now available in black :lol: https://www.hanwag.com/shop/hanwag-grunten-H1113-schwarz-black/?sku=4047761283378 I love the browns myself. I think I'll invest in some se...
by Noal
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: The coffee problem
Replies: 33
Views: 6037

Re: The coffee problem

@Plow, do you use the vietnamese coffee in it or just regular coffee? I love the vietnamese coffee as a treat but I'm not sure I could have it as a staple.

How does it go with a regular brew or does it give a distinctive flavour?
by Noal
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: I still have a dumb phone...considering a smart phone!
Replies: 53
Views: 6216

Re: I still have a dumb phone...considering a smart phone!

Had to get one for a new job. It's very useful for lots of things and I use it a lot, for far more things than I originally got it for, and for things that probably aren't truly useful!

Don't do it. It'll annihilate your free time and atrophy your attention span.
by Noal
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs
Replies: 53
Views: 8653

Re: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/may/04/i-had-to-guard-an-empty-room-the-rise-of-the-pointless-job From the same author. The examples are amusing. Below seems a good avoidance tactic. “I was hired as a temp but not assigned any duties. I was told it was very important that I stay busy, but I w...
by Noal
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 144
Views: 44054

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

MMM put up a post on a tiny house he built, along with a list of costs. Use was office not living. https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2018/06/30/tinyhouse/ Apologies for the lack of link. I just can't seem to get it to work. Edit: it seems that the hyperlink function messes it up, but just pasting the ...