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by ducknald_don
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 712
Views: 188756

Re: Something From Nothing Log

davtheram12 wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:49 am
That's a great point! How did you manage to convince your family to stop gift giving?
I was pretty blunt about it, I told them it was all ending up in the trash.
by ducknald_don
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Fixation
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Fixation

That's funny, I glanced through that in the bookshop this morning.
by ducknald_don
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 712
Views: 188756

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Ego wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:11 pm
Geez.... Amazon Prime delivered directly to your local trash. Nice!
To be fair it was probably an unwanted present. Half the stuff we got from our family ended up being donated until we stopped the whole thing.
by ducknald_don
Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Digital tools/hacks
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Digital tools/hacks

Ledger - A command line bookkeeping tool. I use it for my business and personal finances. It uses a plain text format so everything can go in source control.
by ducknald_don
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)
Replies: 121
Views: 26119

Re: 1 Jacob Adjusted For Inflation (JAFI)

I thought PPP was relative to the US dollar so the conversion rate will be 1 for USD. Of course there are several ways to crack this nut. If your are concerned from a moral perspective then it's hard to argue you are in the wrong if you are well below the median level of consumption. Climate change ...
by ducknald_don
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: A Jacob Mention
Replies: 125
Views: 6363

Re: A Jacob Mention

Seppia wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:53 am
Can’t remember where I read this, but IIRC statistically the worst investors are lawyers and doctors.
Because they’re very smart people that can’t accept they aren’t educated about a subject.
I've read that fraudsters like to target doctors for that reason.
by ducknald_don
Sat May 22, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bullshit Ability as an Honest Signal of Intelligence
Replies: 46
Views: 3726

Re: Bullshit Ability as an Honest Signal of Intelligence

In software industry bullshitters tend to concentrate around product roles. They are a pain in the backside, usually really good at taking credit for other peoples work or solving needless problems that they created in the first place. It can't be very satisfying from their perspective though, unle...
by ducknald_don
Sat May 22, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Make work-life similar to Open source software development?
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Make work-life similar to Open source software development?

To me it seems there are two different types of open source developer. The first is employed by a company to write software that happens to align with their mission. They may be working for RedHat writing software that complements services RedHat wants to sell or Intel writing drivers so they can se...
by ducknald_don
Fri May 21, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: TPS vs. Community
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: TPS vs. Community

I was thinking recently that I haven't worked in an office since 1998, I have no idea how they work now other than the fax machine is gone. I'm sure I'd struggle to navigate the political landscape.
by ducknald_don
Sun May 16, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Article - Why I Quit DIY
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Article - Why I Quit DIY

I've quit DIY as well. Not entirely but stuff I would do in the past like replacing doors or fitting a kitchen just fill me with dread now. I think part of the problem is I will never be as fast or produce the same quality as someone who does it for a living. Furniture is cheap or free second hand s...
by ducknald_don
Wed May 12, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Small inexpensive motorcycles
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Re: Small inexpensive motorcycles

@ssclass Your early bike progression looks very similar to mine. 1. Honda C50 2. Honda CB100N 3. Honda XL 185 4. Honda FT500 They were all great apart from the FT500 that had a common problem with the starter. Single cylinder bikes are so much fun to ride, even small ones. After that I got married a...
by ducknald_don
Fri May 07, 2021 1:01 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 159
Views: 17380

Re: Examining Inflation

We do have UBI, for traditional retirees. I think there is a place for it, the problem I have is every proponent of it sets the amount at an unaffordable level. I'd be for removing the progressive nature of income tax (at the lower levels) and offset that by an equivalent amount of UBI. In the UK yo...
by ducknald_don
Thu May 06, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Digital Minimalism?
Replies: 45
Views: 3254

Re: Digital Minimalism?

vexed87 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 1:34 pm
I have found the right balance in these last 2 years.
I think it's quite amusing that you re-appeared on this thread after a long absence.
by ducknald_don
Sat May 01, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

Scott 2 wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:33 pm
His anecdotal example is a woman who thrived working in the floral department at a grocer.
I think hair dressers always come at the top of the list in job satisfaction surveys. Interestingly programmers are always near the bottom.
by ducknald_don
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 346
Views: 80161

Re: Fixit Log

One of my neighbours had a similar problem with the hose on their oil fuel tank. Unfortunately it leaked under the foundations of their house. They are going to need extensive work to get it all restored.
by ducknald_don
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 346
Views: 80161

Re: Fixit Log

I've seen a car fall off a trolley jack, nobody was hurt but it did make me paranoid about using axel stands.
by ducknald_don
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 64145

Re: COVID topic vol 2

dycknald_don Have you seen information showing high levels of transmission in the Gym? If so, I would like to see that. Everything I have been looking at shows that gyms are some of the lowest places for transmission given the rarity of asymptomatic transmission. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/gyms-...
by ducknald_don
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 64145

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Regarding the exercising indoors piece, my 2 cents is that the people regularly going to the gym generally aren’t those that are going to be most vulnerable to COVID. I’ve been lifting for the past 6 months in a gym that’s a converted garage/warehouse space, so technically the garage doors on both ...
by ducknald_don
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 64145

Re: COVID topic vol 2

Campitor wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 am
Comparing the metrics for obese covid infectees against a healthy unvaccinated population will not convince those sitting on the fence.
What makes you think we have a healthy unvaccinated vs unhealthy vaccinated population.
by ducknald_don
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 868
Views: 64145

Re: COVID topic vol 2

A Life of FI wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:29 pm
The real problem is the fifty plus group, all of them in the UK have been offered a vaccine now but in some ares as many as 30% haven't taken it. These are the people filling intensive care.

Coming out of lockdown looks trickier than going in.