brute journal

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:09 am

3 years of expenses
savings rate: 2.25

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Re: brute journal

Post by Stahlmann » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:42 am

It popped in diffrent topic.
BRUTE wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 3:35 pm
3.brute has never cared much about high total cholesterol, as he knows that it isn't actually bad - doctors are just misinformed. brute's actual lab values are great, as recently discussed with a vegan somewhere here on the forum. brute's trig/HDL ratio is <2, where 4+ is "cardiovascular risk".
How about other fact on lab tests?
In what do you trust?
Care to give sources?
One more time, calling MD misinformed is quite interesting :D?

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:51 am

tbh, brute is too lazy to keep the chain of source custody intact. he's not out to convince anyone who isn't asking.

there are facts on lab tests brute cares about: glucose, Hg/bA1C, triglycerides, HDL (and their ratio).

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:47 pm

3 years of expenses
savings rate: 0.4

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:08 am

3.3 years of expenses
savings rate: 1.52

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:06 am

Too many degrees of freedom.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:17 pm

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:06 am
Too many degrees of freedom.
?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm

Can't solve for E or I.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:11 am

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 pm
Can't solve for E or I.
?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:07 am

BRUTE eats a pile of potatoes each year. BRUTE has 3.3 piles of potatoes. BRUTE can dig potatoes 2.52 times faster than he must eat potatoes.

A) How many potatoes are in a pile?
B) How many potatoes does BRUTE dig each month?

(Disregard fact that BRUTE does not actually eat potatoes for purposes of this exercise.)

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:12 am

oh. maybe it would help 7Wannabe5 to think in terms of piles of steak, not potatoes.

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Re: brute journal

Post by Noedig » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:13 pm

I love the "Man speak like Tonto in Third Person" thing.

For no easily traceable reason, I am reminded of a story by Adam Roberts, placed in some future where there is AI and also still the influence of Christianity, in a VR playbox where in order for an Artificial Intelligence to be promoted into reality and put to work, it first had to experience a Fall From Grace by disobeying an instruction of "Eat not from the tree of knowledge" variety. The AIs that obeyed prohibition, were quietly deleted. Sad.

Don't be that robot: act with agency! Excuse the irrelevancy of this post to your ERE blog. Good luck with carrying on there, 3x expenses shows you are under way.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:19 pm

thanks?

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Re: brute journal

Post by C40 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm

I think it's some kind of code to decipher. Sort of like how Neo was first getting weird messages (in the "the Matrix" movie). That's kind of how a lot of sci-fi hero movies start out.

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Re: brute journal

Post by classical_Liberal » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:40 am

Is brute "the one"?

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Re: brute journal

Post by suomalainen » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:15 pm

This journal is hilarious. From nihilism, a sharp left turn to dieting. Weird.

Anyway, just also wanted to say that I also sometimes stare into the existential abyss that is life. I'm coming around to two reactions: I can choose to focus on the lack of any inherent meaning to life or I can choose to focus on the distractions that I find most meaningful and/or enjoyable. This gets hard at my job. But I suppose that's the problem I'm choosing for myself a la Manson. And whether it is a true "choice" or not in some objective Truth manner is irrelevant to me as it appears to me to be how it works, so I can only go with that (think of it as evolution shaping the way human minds map sensations and whatnot onto the external world. Whether the mapping is "accurate" or not is not the point, the point is the mapping is what has survived). The problem with the evolutionary approach to meaning is that I find myself wanting to chase skank dolls.

Am also considering some dietary changes, so an interesting set of exchanges to read.

Anyway, good stuff. Carry on.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:53 pm

brute is also currently heavily invested in distraction mode.

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Re: brute journal

Post by FBeyer » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:05 am

Distraction mode release a whole lot more dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin than existential dread.
Currently I'm all for letting my body make my dope for me. It's much cheaper than buying it on the market. And not yet regulated by law...

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Re: brute journal

Post by SustainableHappiness » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:59 am

Fun fact, oxytocin also brings on birth contractions aka the most painful experiences humans go through on a kind of regular basis.

Another fun thought for distraction mode, orgasms equivalent to intense pain? The faces and sounds are somewhat similar.

Good work on your savings rate brute. External validation +1 if you care.

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Re: brute journal

Post by suomalainen » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 am

How Brute distract these days? Work seem distracting enough, but otherwise?

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Re: brute journal

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:53 pm

Arousal masks pain. Tension increases orgasm. You can hot wire or short-circuit nerve clusters (I'm not sure if this is biologically accurate, but something like that) so that erogenous zones float to new spots on your body. You can't tickle yourself.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:12 pm

suomalainen wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:19 am
How Brute distract these days? Work seem distracting enough, but otherwise?
work, recklessness, steak, movies, lifting weights.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:23 pm

3.7 years of expenses

brute has decided to drop the weird ratio he was tracking before as he found it meaningless. because the portfolio got bigger, it simply started to measure volatility. volatility was very high.

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Re: brute journal

Post by slowtraveler » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:36 pm

I never understood that ratio you were using. It was confusing. Years expenses makes sense.

Congrats on 3.7 years.

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Re: brute journal

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:39 pm

it was confusing brute too.

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