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by ducknald_don
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?
Replies: 46
Views: 2360

Re: Would 20M Radically Increase Your Happiness?

chenda wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 11:42 am
I thought that was a myth ?
I think it has been coming down in recent years, the same as in Japan.
by ducknald_don
Fri Jan 27, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?
Replies: 98
Views: 5718

Re: Decentralizing FI for strategic reasons?

I've seen that effect in my work. When I left my last employer I went back to some of their customers and did the same work for them at three times the cost. The difference in the way they treated me was very noticeable yet the only change was the increased rates. People really do seem to value thin...
by ducknald_don
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:27 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: No grid challenge
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: No grid challenge

unemployable wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:02 pm
And he still used electricity and stuff, just not at home.
Christ this stuff is like a fundamentalist religion to some people. It doesn't have to be perfect to be valuable.
by ducknald_don
Mon Jan 09, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time
Replies: 13
Views: 1263

Re: Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time

Not a scientist, so grain of salt here but it seems to me society as a whole has grown more intolerant of disruption and has gotten good at using technology to marginalize potential threats to the status quo at earlier stages. I wonder if aging populations will have more of a problem with this. It ...
by ducknald_don
Fri Jan 06, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Frame.work DIY/repairable laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 1496

Re: Frame.work DIY/repairable laptop

My son has one of these. As far as I know the only issue he had was with a weak hinge. I think this was a common problem and has been resolved in later models. He was happy enough with it to convince his company to buy him one for work.
by ducknald_don
Tue Jan 03, 2023 4:52 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Fasting MMG
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Fasting MMG

It is interesting to me how David mostly follows a vegetarian diet but has been leaning more and more towards full-vegan (dropping eggs and dairy from his current eating regime). That seems to line up with my own understandings of eating for optimal health. He stated that the Mediterranean diet pro...
by ducknald_don
Sat Dec 31, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Fasting MMG
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Fasting MMG

@Lemur The video is at https://youtu.be/wD8reCw3Kls
by ducknald_don
Sat Dec 31, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Mastermind Groups
Topic: Fasting MMG
Replies: 24
Views: 1601

Re: Fasting MMG

Also I agree with the general statement that the majority of benefits from IF are through caloric restriction. I was under the impression that recent research shows the causation was the other way. Because those poor mice ate everything as soon as it was presented to them they were eating during a ...
by ducknald_don
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Merry Christmas to you all
Replies: 22
Views: 6566

Re: Merry Christmas to you all

Merry Christmas everybody.
by ducknald_don
Thu Dec 22, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Deliberately coasting to FI?
Replies: 84
Views: 35757

Re: Deliberately coasting to FI?

Five years is fine when you are young but those of us who can see employment opportunities withering away as we age will be looking further ahead.
by ducknald_don
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:44 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Just for fun: What is the oldest thing you own that you use daily?
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Just for fun: What is the oldest thing you own that you use daily?

Most of my hand tools are forty years old or more. The only electrical item close to that was a hand mixer that lasted about thirty years which we just replaced (after several repairs).
by ducknald_don
Wed Dec 21, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 774
Views: 151358

Re: What I Spend

@Jacob I've often wondered why those sort of places don't exist. Something like a workplace or school canteen where the scale can deliver better value than you can get at home.
by ducknald_don
Thu Dec 15, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How are you challenging yourself in 2023?
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: How are you challenging yourself in 2023?

I'm trying to get to one meal a day. I've tried in the past but failed, probably because I did it in one step. This time I'm gradually pushing back the time of my first meal until I get there. I've moved it about two and a half hours so far without too much difficulty.
by ducknald_don
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 664
Views: 137858

Re: Fixit Log

basuragomi wrote:
Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:09 pm
The switch is held in place by a magnetic alloy which demagnetizes at 105 C.
Which it can only get to once all the water has boiled away. I wonder who came up with such an elegant solution.
by ducknald_don
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Future of Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 52
Views: 4353

Re: Future of Artificial Intelligence

A big problem for teachers as well, my guess is many students are already asking it to write a proof of Euler's formula or a summary of the US constitution.
by ducknald_don
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Retirees, what do you do all day long?
Replies: 38
Views: 4416

Re: Retirees, what do you do all day long?

@liberty I'm not so sure about that. My wife was a competitive athlete in her youth (100m in 11.51 seconds) but is paying the price now with lots of mobility issues. Pushing your body to extremes comes at a cost.
by ducknald_don
Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 774
Views: 151358

Re: What I Spend

zbigi wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:45 am
Let's not kid ourselves - male labor is, on average, more skilled.
I don't believe that. Now that brute strength is rarely required for any of these jobs I can see no reason why women can't do them.
by ducknald_don
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Future of Artificial Intelligence
Replies: 52
Views: 4353

Re: Future of Artificial Intelligence

Write a poem about extreme early retirement: I retired at thirty-five With a nest egg that was quite alive No more long hours at the office for me Now I'm free to do as I please I travel the world and see new sights No longer stuck in a daily grind I have time for hobbies and passions galore Life is...
by ducknald_don
Mon Nov 28, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to keep your financial accounts safe?
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: How to keep your financial accounts safe?

KeepassXC is a good open source password manager. Not quite as polished or convenient as 1Password or LastPass but no subscription and you get to keep everything local. In terms of two factor auth you are at the mercy of your financial institutions, here in the UK most of them use SMS for authentica...
by ducknald_don
Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Day of Eight Billion
Replies: 29
Views: 2609

Re: Day of Eight Billion

If you redistribute wealth without reducing consumption then you haven't solved any problems, you're just moving the emissions from one demographic to another. The atmosphere doesn't care. I didn't say anything about redistribution. The point I was making is once you take away peoples ability to co...