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by iopsi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: The atmosphere of the forum...
Replies: 145
Views: 11548

Re: The atmosphere of the forum...

Completely agree with the moderation based on form rather than ideas. I'm of the opinion that you can never expose yourself to too many new ideas (if in the proper format and by using the filters of rationality and logic as much you can), there is always something to learn or some new perspective fr...
by iopsi
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: My theory is better evidence than your lived reality
Replies: 20
Views: 2647

Re: My theory is better evidence than your lived reality

That shit is not open to any "well, actually...." debate. True but people are gonna cling to their ideas regardless, most of the times. The best thing you can do imo, instead of trying to win an argument or whatever, is to avoid the topic in the first place. Don't bring it up either directly or ind...
by iopsi
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Negative Wheaton levels
Replies: 38
Views: 4315

Re: Negative Wheaton levels

I feel like a broken record, but once more I will note that this exact same option is readily available to any attractive young man who is willing to practice ballroom dance and exhibit a modicum of agreeable behavior. "Attractive enough" for a male to be able to do that, or be an escort in general...
by iopsi
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Living without furniture
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: Living without furniture

Has anyone trained himself/herself for the flexibility necessary for the squat? Well in general nothing beats specificity, so just by doing squats over and over again you should improve your ability to do them. Outside of that, if you really cant do anything close to a squat, focus on improving ank...
by iopsi
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The benefits of a basic income // much higher min wage
Replies: 240
Views: 25744

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

Augustus: I would argue that UBS is considerably less efficient than UBI. The latter needs simply a little polishing to solve its major problems. For first it doesn't make sense that everybody gets the same in all cases. Rich people don't need UBI and middle class don't need as much as poor people....
by iopsi
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Maximum Muscular Body Weight
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: Maximum Muscular Body Weight

Scott 2 wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:59 pm
The other way I like to think about this is with strength standards.

https://exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/ ... hStandards
There is also https://symmetricstrength.com which includes more lifts and more "levels".
by iopsi
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)
Replies: 64
Views: 8449

Re: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)

I think for someone who is ERE, expenses shouldn't increase linearly with inflation, but less (infact jacob has 0.85 JAFI). Since many needs would be satisfied by DIY (gardening, building instead of buying), physical abilities (bike instead of car) and social capital.
by iopsi
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals
Replies: 24
Views: 3346

Re: Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals

What matters is the underlying value of our actions (or the average actions of a community). By behaving as rationally as possible to reach our goals, conformity or not becomes almost irrelevant. It might happen that something we do is conformist and something is not, what matters is that these acti...
by iopsi
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Planetary health diet
Replies: 76
Views: 9236

Re: Planetary health diet

@BRUTE

Gonna get back at you as soon as i can.
by iopsi
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Planetary health diet
Replies: 76
Views: 9236

Re: Planetary health diet

so while brute is OK with humans eating vegan because they think it will save the planet (brute does not think this). but it would be great if there was no conflation with the effects on health. So you don't believe that a plant-based diet is more sustainable? It's much more energy efficent so i do...
by iopsi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Planetary health diet
Replies: 76
Views: 9236

Re: Planetary health diet

@BRUTE Yes if you specifically want the taste of meat. What i meant is that in general, taste isn't sacrificed by going meat-less or almost so. But admittedly my statement was an exaggeration. I also agree that most of the calories of the SAD probably comes from the fats of vegetable oils and refin...
by iopsi
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 88
Views: 11098

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

I expect European countries will end up taking a hard line approach to immigration. Some people think it's extreme right now but we have only had a million people from Syria. Imagine what it will be like with 500 million knocking on the door. Yeah, considering that the majority of population growth...
by iopsi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Planetary health diet
Replies: 76
Views: 9236

Re: Planetary health diet

I guess the majority in this forum already eat pretty much as the article suggest (i do). The current average diet is one of the most insane things that the average person does imo, since there is literally no upside to eating tons of animal products. It's way more expensive, more harmful for the pe...
by iopsi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 88
Views: 11098

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

The habitable land won't be equally distributed tho. You guys in the US shouldn't have much problems i guess, since the country is not very densely populated and has a lot of usable land. Here in Europe (well, Italy in my case) it will be more complicated if tons of immigrants are let in. Otherwise ...
by iopsi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: 100% Working Remote / Telecommute
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: 100% Working Remote / Telecommute

You can definitely do it as an accountant, I don't know if you need a CPA, but a CPA never hurts. Experience in small business accounting will be much more important, as small/medium size businesses are the ones who can't afford to hire a full accounting staff and want to outsource it for $200-$500...
by iopsi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 88
Views: 11098

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

For overpopulation it's not a solution, with that i agree. But in terms of getting abundance of materials and energy, it is a (very long term) potential solution with space based solar and moon mining. Launch loops should make SPBS economically viable and incidentally they can function as power loop...
by iopsi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?
Replies: 43
Views: 5632

Re: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

@Augustus I don't care about having the 'impressive image' (i don't follow fashion and i don't even own a car) and would never get engaged with the type of girl that cares too much about that stuff (tho i wouldn't mind getting some action with them :roll: ). A girl like that would be totally incomp...
by iopsi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?
Replies: 43
Views: 5632

Re: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

Women want to feel listened to. They want to know that their ideas, personality, and opinions have weight and respect. A man who can accomplish the aforementioned and learn how to keep his mouth shut when it matters, will have no shortage of women to date. And here's the hard part - you can't fake ...
by iopsi
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 88
Views: 11098

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

It's a question for which i don't have an answer tbh. I can't know for sure if they are physically possible or not and currently economically viable or not (tho renewables, such as solar thermal, and MSR with thorium are physically possible for sure since they already exist and economically viable t...
by iopsi
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 88
Views: 11098

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

The decline is not inevitable, the tech for continued economic growth and expansion is already here and it's only a matter of choosing to use it. Molten salt reactors with thorium combined with renewables (especially thermal solar imo) can give us all the energy we need. Also big space-projects are ...