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ffj
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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:06 pm

@CS

You didn't miss anything. I hate stories of helplessness when capable people are involved.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by CS » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:20 pm

@ffj

Did you get a load of all the *ties* and stuff that kid had? The one whose father was paying for his 100k in student loans. He had probably one tie for each work day of the month!! I found that totally distracting - all while listening to the sad tale of his grandmother still working at 72. SMH

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Re: Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo

Post by frihet » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:25 am

MDFIRE2024 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:58 pm
Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo
https://youtu.be/A9UmdY0E8hU
Interesting view and a bit funny. It comes down to a comparison between Scandinavian countries and the US.
Thanks, this confirmed my suspicion that state and capital are working together in the Nordic welfare states. It actually works as a protection for those on top. But I do think that it makes it harder for those trying to climb the ladder. Even though his diagrams didn't show it.

But it would have been interesting to compare $ millionaires per capita instead. I wonder if that would still favor Scandinavia? It will as well be interesting to see in 10-20 years with probable growing number of middle class-wealthy people who emigrate. I believe that part of our success has been similar cultural norms within society and that is now at least in Sweden turning. This is probably Sweden specific though. Every time I go to Norway for work I get inquiries of what the hell we are doing to our country?

There is a emigrate discussion off the radar on blogs and social media. Here for example is a blog series from a Mensa member who see through PK, evaluate options and execute. Tip for Scandinavian readers.

https://mensanen.blogspot.se/p/emigrera.html

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Sclass » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:50 am

jennypenny wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:35 am
Broken Eggs film about not saving enough for retirement. Forumites aren't going to learn anything new.
:lol: this was suggested on my YouTube Home page. I was going to mention it here but I thought it was so ridiculous I didn’t.

I kept trying to figure out where the fat guy and his wife were in the Bay Area from their backyard view. Those idiots! He’s ancient by Silicon Valley standards and he has been acting like another great job is a mouse click away on his Mac. :lol: :lol: :lol: “the self proclaimed corporate gypsy” just keeps ringing in my head. It doesn’t matter what you proclaim, wake up dude!

I mean the guy had just had multiple layoffs from 60-65. He doesn’t even wonder if the world is telling him something.

At the end I’m not sure if moving the kids in to pay groceries (seriously if grocery bills are an issue in the Bay Area you’re done) and rents good or bad.

What did I learn? There’s a bunch of idiots holding on to an extravagant lifestyle there who haven’t cut back. Somehow John Goodman’s monologue about this from the gambler echoes between my ears.

“Ball players who can’t play anymore, assholes trying to maintain standard of living not possible anymore.” “Are you fucked up temporarily because you’re temporarily fucking stupid.”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjKP8vYjpQ

Edit - come to think of it I had two neighbors like this when I lived in Los Altos. Laid off management from National Semi and Intel. After ten years they got it and the for sale signs went up. In the meantime it was pathetic.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:56 pm

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/arti ... llennials/

analysis of financial uncertainty among millennials. brute agrees with some of the things about regulations (mostly zoning and licensing).

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by CS » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:48 pm

@Brute
Thanks for sharing that article - it was an informative read for me.

Edit - also liked the Star Wars reference was good. Had to look that one up!

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Campitor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:46 pm

BRUTE wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:56 pm
http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/arti ... llennials/

analysis of financial uncertainty among millennials. brute agrees with some of the things about regulations (mostly zoning and licensing).
So do I - both issues are solvable at the ballot box. In the meantime so many blue collar jobs are going unfilled - its a big problem now and its going to be a bigger problem as the older generation of boilermakers, electricians, welders, pipefitters, and plumbers retire.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by wolf » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:35 pm

This video reminds me of ERE "thinking outside of the box".

https://youtu.be/VNGFep6rncY

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9IwamztdqA&t=7435s

Over 2 hours but pretty interesting. I like both these guys (doesn't mean I agree with everything both say) and Shapiro really fleshes out his positions with simple logic.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:20 pm

ffj wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am
Shapiro
reeeee

j/k. brute is fascinated by how the whole political landscape seems to be shifting these last 5 years. brute thinks he's still pretty much in the same position, but that position used to be considered liberal-libertarian, and now it is considered conservative-libertarian.

Shapiro, who considers himself very conservative:
- wants to legalize pot
- is for gay marriage
- is even relatively reasonable on abortion, saying 20 weeks isn't "really pro-choice" (btw, brute tried to find the exact date/week for abortion cut-offs in the Democratic Platform, but couldn't. their link to "Women's Rights" gave a 404, which brute found hilarious)
- is ok with trans people, just doesn't want to give up the concept of biological sexes

how the fuck is that conservative?

maybe the new generation of conservatives is over those dinosaur ideas like "god hates fags" and "marijuana is the devil's work", and brute will end up being a conservative. *shudders*

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Kriegsspiel » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:41 pm

ffj wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:25 am
Shapiro really fleshes out his positions with simple logic.
I can see why shrieking emotionals hate him.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:22 pm

@Brute

What I like is that he defines terms before debating. Like you said, a lot has changed the last few years and half the time I think people get into arguments because they are approaching the subject from different interpretations of what something actually means.

@Kris

Facts don't care about your feelings... :)

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by jacob » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:27 pm

Reminder: To avoid thread-runaways, try to keep the "watchable links per post" ratio near 1.0. Move possible discussion of links elsewhere.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by NPV » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:07 pm

Kind of liked this example of 10 income streams of one person. Fairly well diversified and robust but not entirely as 8 out of 10 seem to be very dependent on her personal brand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW8ckquSCgI

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by jacob » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:02 am

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

First test flight launch of Falcon Heavy is today at 1:30 ET in case anyone is interested.

Starman live cam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm

why is there a car in space?

brute doesn't care much for space, but that was a pretty cool launch. it's interesting how decades ago, space was a government thing, and now the leaders are private industry. did the government get worse? or private industry better? or did the dynamics just change?

it's also somewhat amusing that it is apparently easier for humans to send a rocket into space than to build a quality, affordable compact sized car, or construct public transportation in a major metropolitan area. the cold, empty vastness of space has nothing on NIMBY and supply-chain optimization!

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by jacob » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:13 pm

Good question. Standard procedure for a test flight is to send a simple block of steel so as not to waste a very expensive satellite in case things go wrong.

The car substitutes for the steel block. Musk can probably write the car off as a business expense :-P I read somewhere that it was his own car, but I haven't seen verification.

No, it's standard procedure. Research that's too expensive/high risk for private industry gets done first by government/via government grants---otherwise it might not get done at all. It's rather unusual for private industry to do fundamental research (Bell Labs comes to mind as an exception). Then later private industry can capitalize on it. There's no reason the government should still subsidize launches for private cell phone companies when orbital launch technology is more than half a century old. TL;DR when it comes to R&D, gov tends to do the R and industry tends to do the D.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ThisDinosaur » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:10 pm

BRUTE wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm
it's interesting how decades ago, space was a government thing, and now the leaders are private industry. did the government get worse? or private industry better? or did the dynamics just change?
Musk is standing on the shoulders of giants. He's drawing from 70 years of government funded rocket science R&D.

Kennedy sold the Apollo program to Congress as a jobs program, so different components were built in all 50 states. It wouldn't have been funded otherwise, but it made space way more expensive than it needs to be now.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:46 pm

Here's a couple of videos worth watching about the launch. Pretty impressive, gave me goosebumps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBA7su98v3Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImoQqNyRL8Y

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by George the original one » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:57 pm

Rough Science, a TV series that ran from 2000-2005 that shows how to roughly make use of a variety of basic science principles and manages to entertain without hype. Cast of 4-5 people are "stranded" somewhere in the world and given several tasks complete each week.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUoDWAt ... nR9ETWS8rY

Wikipedia supplies a guide to the episodes and cast: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rough_Science

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