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by Alphaville
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

Happy that we are good buddies still. Maybe you don’t grok Jacob because you have never been in long term relationship or employment situation with extremely introverted dominant type? my grad school advisor was a deep thinker/philosopher guy of the european tradition who had studied at the highest...
by Alphaville
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

@Alphaville: Don’t leave angry. Everybody can come off in a manner they don’t intend on the internet. For instance, I was flaming mad at you for a hot minute, because I initially “heard” your comments to me on ella’s thread as variety of slut-shaming, but then I realized that it was likely miscommu...
by Alphaville
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

I'm not here for Jacob. I like his ideas but the forum on the whole is interesting to me and a place for me to get a kind of socializing I dont get anywhere else. I haven't put him on a pedestal. Some of your early posts (from what I remember, I didn't go digging through what you've written) make m...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

daylen wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:22 pm
Evolution is development with extra steps.
"ontogeny recapitulates philogeny"(more or less)

be well daylen 🖖
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

Yeah, but you were trying to shit on jacob on your way out the door. My post wasn't for your benefit anyway ... I wanted it on the record that some people disagree with your assessment of jacob's time and contributions. i don't pretend to be on the majority here, and this is his forum, and the reco...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

I don't think there's any obligation on jacob's part to make sure everyone understands is ideas. I'm just grateful that he shares them, and the fact that he's still here answering people's questions at all is a gift to anyone who wants to learn more about ERE, especially given all the shit he took ...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Lacto-Fermentation Log
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Lacto-Fermentation Log

hey, thanks for starting this. anyway i just wanted to log my first experiment, which was this: some time ago i bought a pricey jar of sauerkraut for "the party meats" (fake meats). bubbies brand, comes refrigerated, has live cultures? normally $8, but was on sale. after eating i kept the ...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

Sincerely please post less. I chose to unsubscribe from the forum RSS due to the volume of your writing. noted, thanks. will soon fix! I say unintentional because believing that one has an intuitive grasp of a discipline after listening to two experts discuss some scifi-applications is like believi...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

I'm sure you can think of many examples from your own life where you were having an advanced conversation of a subject with another person and a layman interlocutor took the completely wrong conclusions. well, in the first place i try not to have expert discussions in front of people who don't know...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

If I am not mistaken, Jacob (and others here) is willing to help people who help themselves. well, i don't know what it is for everyone but i didn't come here to ask @jacob for help. that is a very big assumption to make about someone and their motives. as far as i can tell none of us here is perfe...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

We do not do it by asking questions. We do it by answering them. I'm just slowly realizing that a forum is not the best format to do so. ok--for me, as a member of the western tradition, philosophy and science begin with questions--the answers come only later. and when the answer chafes under furth...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

It's more accurate to say not everyone wants to be Paul Krugman (and many would argue that having your name on the cover of an introductory economics textbook is not deeply serious technical work). Some people like to digest complex work to make it more accessible to the masses. Some people like to...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

Trying to reduce ERE to some kind of -ism is pointless. in didn't reduce it to an ism. i mentioned "ultimately anti-capitalist" as a characteristic i see in it. but when you said it's anticonsumerist: was it a reduction to a single point, and does that make you a simple? i get that your p...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

Not trying to trick anyone. Perhaps "trick questions" can be thought of as instructive lessons upon deliberation. instructive? but youre saying nothing and posing as zen master. what is it that you want to say about utility in the aggregate? just say it... then we can agree or disagree an...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

I mean.. what is utility in the aggregate anyway? eh, i dont answer trick questions anymore :D please state your idea as a positive statement? Any belief or reasoned action taken too literally can be framed as anti-anything.. context, context, context. is it too literal to say that ere proposes aff...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

It's anti-consumerist but not anti-capitalist. Capitalism need not necessarily be in the service of selling us stuff we don't know to impress people we don't care about. That's just how it ended up. I don't think you'll see me renouncing money or private ownership anytime soon. right, i said ultima...
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 65
Views: 3063

Re: A Jacob Mention

chenda wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:02 am
I saw someone once angrily denounce ERE as 'Communism' :lol:
it's ultimately anti-capitalist but it's not communist

anarchist might be a more accurate label
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 3880

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

big families, when they're good, are the best thing ever.
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Can I retire with 4 children?
Replies: 81
Views: 3880

Re: Can I retire with 4 children?

jennypenny wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:33 am
Since you seem interested in aspects of ERE, why not read the book to see if it answers any of your questions?
he did :)
by Alphaville
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 194
Views: 19924

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

I am once again here to apologize for the mess that you have witnessed. i meant to say this the other day, but i didn't know how to say it right away and got sidetracked: please, no apologies... really, working on self-awareness is a worthy pursuit. sure, you might feel like you have to apologize a...