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by Hobbes
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 593
Views: 135665

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

Ooh, you could build one of those sideways chimney heater things. I forget what they're called, but I think there was as thread on here where I first learned about them. Best of all, you can build it yourself out of mud and rocks! I think when I first learned about them I watched a youtube video on...
by Hobbes
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Adderal & its effects?
Replies: 39
Views: 5438

Re: Adderal & its effects?

I took adderall a while back for ADHD, but I only took it for a grand total of a month. It made me feel really weird; kinda like a robot. I dunno how to describe it really, but it wasn't very pleasant. I was a little more productive, however. I personally found Vyvanse to be much better. No weird fe...
by Hobbes
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE VS communism
Replies: 52
Views: 6591

Re: ERE VS communism

Well, in theory, it may actually make you freeier - because you don't need to go through the accumulation phase of ERE to acquire that degree of freedom. You just start out with that degree of freedom. Being able to switch roles to the degree imagined in the OP is something that's quite difficult to...
by Hobbes
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 39359

Re: IPCC Report

But how would you defend your permaculture paradise against the soon-to-be hungry masses?
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE Dating Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: ERE Dating Strategy

I think dating is an activity for which many people actually over-prepare and/or use over-preparation as an excuse for procrastination or...? :lol: I've met a few people like that, and I may perhaps have been guilty of that myself at a few points in my life. But, at least in my personal experience,...
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE Dating Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: ERE Dating Strategy

@Seven I'm pretty familiar with the podcast that the OP mentioned (I've listened to the all of them at this point), so I'll take a stab at this. What they're arguing for in the podcast isn't to adopt a set of tactics, it is to become attractive; ie, develop attractive habits. It's not that you're tr...
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: A wiki page for jacob/ERE
Replies: 29
Views: 8219

Re: A wiki page for jacob/ERE

I'd be happy to help with proof-reading and general editing
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: ERE Dating Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 2471

Re: ERE Dating Strategy

chenda wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:59 pm
I wonder whether dating itself is a good idea, or an inefficient way of meeting people whilst incurring a lot of heartache, angst and the rest.

Maybe there's a better way ? 🤔
Out of curiosity: where were you going with this?
by Hobbes
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 39359

Re: IPCC Report

At least nuclear war gives you a reasonably good chance of being vaporized (ie, dying very quickly) as opposed to struggling with everyone else to get what food remains, until finally succumbing at the end anyways (ie: drawn out death)? Or did I interpret Jacob's post overly negatively? Yes and no. ...
by Hobbes
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: IPCC Report
Replies: 380
Views: 39359

Re: IPCC Report

Meanwhile, Alaska just gets bluer and bluer (ie, wetter) as time goes on! It's looking like a homestead in Alaska is the best way to go in terms of weathering out climate change.
by Hobbes
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is the US economy good? Bad? Both?
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: Is the US economy good? Bad? Both?

In my area employers have a very hard time finding any employees, including for full time jobs. If 23% are discouraged or involuntarily working only part time, how could this be? There are even sign up bonuses for mundane jobs that require no special skills. The hiring situation is even more challe...
by Hobbes
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Is the US economy good? Bad? Both?
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: Is the US economy good? Bad? Both?

Is the unemployment rate actually low though? Shadowstats is pegging it at 23%, which includes short and long term discouraged workers and those working in part-times jobs only because they cannot find full-time work.
by Hobbes
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs
Replies: 53
Views: 7849

Re: The Rise of Bullshit Jobs

Look at healthcare. The billing rules are so complex that hospitals need masses of administrators that would not be necessary if compensation/insurance was determined by a private sector. My understanding is most of the complexity in hospital billing is because of conflicting requirements\different...
by Hobbes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 63
Views: 7618

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

@vexed

Nevermind, I misread it :oops:
I got it now
Sid wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:19 pm
Also, If I could change my username I would change it to Mt. Stupid.
That's seems like a bit of an overreaction :lol:
by Hobbes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Swiss vote to end fractional reserve banking
Replies: 158
Views: 14000

Re: Swiss vote to end fractional reserve banking

I think the massive volatility in the value of bitcoin has more to do with people betting it'll be the future, rather than volatility being an inherent property of bitcoin. Bitcoin is, at its core, just a distributed time-stamping service (the block-chain) with a difficulty function controlling the ...
by Hobbes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 147
Views: 12664

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

George the original one wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:53 pm
State it as you do in this post and I believe you will have widespread agreement.
Seconded.
by Hobbes
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Best DNS service?
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Best DNS service?

I personally use cloudflare's https://1.1.1.1/ . It's fast, run by a company that isn't in the advertising business, and at least claims to not track your activity (except for certain 'research purposes'). It has also been reliable in my experience, in addition to offering DNSSEC\DNS over HTTPS supp...
by Hobbes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eccentric ?
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Eccentric ?

"More difficult to measure is happiness, but the authors report that the eccentrics in the study not only seem happier than most people, they radiate joy. "

Sweet -- I'll take it :D
by Hobbes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions
Replies: 147
Views: 12664

Re: Beliefs, Preferences and Delusions

good point. intuitively, brute is more for open borders than for closing them further. if welfare programs were toned down/didn't exist, how bad could it be? If folks are willing to accept rape as a 'cost of entry' as it stands now, even with the promise of at most minimal welfare, I suspect that o...
by Hobbes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: Hello!

Greetings mcs2269!

Where you planning pursuing the #VanLife while still holding the cushy corporate job? If so, I kindly request a journal covering this experience :D :lol: !