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by iopsi
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 2236

Re: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview

I would be interested to see these studies which explain how we can successfully make a change to an electricity-based infrastructure (all internal combustion engines subbed out) and pay the cost of all the batteries which need to be swapped every 10 years and keep up with the demands of the curren...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 2236

Re: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview

@iopsi People are pessimistic because that is the direction indicated by the available evidence. It might be possible to convince people otherwise if resorting to arguments other than buzzwordy tech boosting and 10% efficiency + 10% efficiency = 20% efficiency math. To sustain, roughly, current eco...
by iopsi
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 2236

Re: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview

tonyedgecombe wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:12 pm
Other than living on a finite planet.
Finite planet with more than enough for everybody tho.

Also in the far future humanity might not be limited to this planet's resources.
by iopsi
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview
Replies: 51
Views: 2236

Re: Dennis Meadows, Co-Author of Limits To Growth: Peak Prosperity Interview

You guys sure love pessimistic predictions.

There are no practical significant limits to growth.
by iopsi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Did anyone here have psychological hang-ups about fixing your diet, losing weight, and getting in shape?
Replies: 11
Views: 922

Re: Did anyone here have psychological hang-ups about fixing your diet, losing weight, and getting in shape?

I consider myself lucky, cause i started weight training thanks to a few friends, when i was 17. Since i was a bit of a nerd, the objective then was to get the infamous beach body with 6 packs abs to get girls ofc (which wasn't nearly as successful as i though lol, i simply became a gym nerd instead...
by iopsi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?

That could also be a good idea.

I'll do some search to see if there are heavy duty ones that do not cost too much.
by iopsi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE with massive spending
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: ERE with massive spending

I heard this argument put forward a few times. I actually doubt this will be the case. I actually fear it will be the opposite--by far. By making driving less costly (more relaxing, less demanding, etc.), you encourage driving. I am not sure so much money would be pouring into developing these tech...
by iopsi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising

Never had serious problems with rotator cuffs. Sometimes when i overdid with the bench (i.e ego lifted too much weight and broke technique, especially if in periods of already high pressing volume) i could feel some excessive strain tho. In those cases, i would again decrease the volume, obviously t...
by iopsi
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE with massive spending
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: ERE with massive spending

@jacob I wrote a relatively long reply but i lost it :( ..... (a function that automatically saves the post would be very useful..) Anyway the point of the longer post was that with a combination of: solar, wind, hydro, geo, bio, nuclear, etc. We can provide all the energy needed. For the cases whe...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?

@Jacob Thanks for the link! @Scott2 Yes i'm doing that for the time being. But the squat rack even at max height still requires me to bend my knees and the range of motion is complete (at the bottom i have the knees sitting on the floor). And it's pretty shaky. Both for the lack of height and shakin...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: How to save your muscles and joints when exercising

I'm not as old as many here, but i did weight training for 10+ years now and when i feel some pain doing an exercise, i simply change it with another that trains the same muscles roughly but doesn't cause the pain. For example, a few months ago i was doing relatively high volume on both barebell row...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE with massive spending
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: ERE with massive spending

@7W5 There is no lack of energy resources tho. The sun and wind will not finish any time soon and the share of energy from renewable sources is increasing faster and faster. Fissile materials can last for tens of thousands of years with breeder reactors that recycle nuclear waste and have insane ene...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar?

So i have an home gym with almost everything i need (bench/squat rack, a good bareball, a lot of weights, two olympic dumbells), except for something to do vertical pulls, i.e pull ups, chin ups, with netural grip, etc. Since i train pretty seriously, pull up bars that you can stick to doors and sim...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: How to learn effectively from a textbook?
Replies: 18
Views: 794

Re: How to learn effectively from a textbook?

Lately i've looked at spaced repetition and incremental learning http://augmentingcognition.com/ltm.html https://help.supermemo.org/wiki/Incremental_learning The first blog post is particularly interesting. I'm trying software based spaced repetition (with anki) and for sure i can tell you i'm remem...
by iopsi
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: ERE with massive spending
Replies: 46
Views: 2407

Re: ERE with massive spending

The "solution" is more technological advancement, as it has always been for increasing "the pie" for everybody (and/or the carrying capacity). Gradual independence from uncontrollable and less predictable natural systems. We are not even close to the limits of technological development yet. (not to ...
by iopsi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce
Replies: 68
Views: 7156

Re: Mitigating the risk of losing 50% in divorce

Do not marry. Risk drops to 0.
by iopsi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 5201

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

No exactly the economics books of that blog post, but i've got The Dhando Investor, The Intelligent Investor, Investment Science and Battle for Investment Survival. I also have Investment Valuation from Damodaran (which deals directly with doing valuations and pricing). if anyone wants them let me k...
by iopsi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs
Replies: 121
Views: 13929

Re: Why Index Funds Are Like Subprime CDOs

Bit old but relevant video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7T2ZVHdxK8 TL;DW Majority of active funds and active investors do not beat their passive counterparts, regardless of their method or investing philosophy. Those that do, do so for a limited amount of time and return to under performance aft...
by iopsi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: The atmosphere of the forum...
Replies: 145
Views: 14869

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: 3477

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...