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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir3eJ1t13fk

Approaching a million views in a day for a reason. He's not too far from me from what I can tell.

It'll make you feel good from a guy who has never heard of ERE.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBXVSnegoY4

Round two.

I'm pretty sure I've driven past this guys house which is nuts. Anyway, very heartwarming even if you aren't religious because he is so sincere. He also lives an ERE life whether he knows it or not.

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There's a new documentary with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren called "Reading Landscape".

It's free. Sign up under
https://readinglandscape.org/view-film- ... k-sign-up/

.. and you'll receive the Vimeo link and the password to watch the doco.

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niemand wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2023 10:14 pm
There's a new documentary with permaculture co-founder David Holmgren called "Reading Landscape".
Very cool, thanks for sharing, Niemand!

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Playing at a local film festival here. I have not yet seen it but it looks like it may fit here.
https://youtu.be/FRMpViTaWNI?feature=shared

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Documentary about an early urban community farm project in San Francisco. A human in my Thanksgiving circle knew the guy who founded it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpfD_3AvH8Y

I'd be interested in any thoughts about how a similar project might be rendered more economically successful ? Do you think ERE2 would be somehow compatible with an artist created and supported project like this?

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This was shared a while ago but a tour of where Dan Price was living at the time and his philosophy. You can see the designs and how they flow with nature make him pretty high on the WL scale:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdLAM-w ... x=4&t=853s

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Just because you are born into a system doesn't mean you have to live with it. This could be a commercial for ERE.
https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1730633199087161813

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If you have any interest in handcraft, mechanics, or the history of technology, I cannot recommend this video enough. A comment really nailed it:
This is like watching someone explain a magic trick, in slow motion, all while showing each and every move in detail and yet it still comes across as magic.
... the miracles of increased precision and bootstrapping!


https://youtu.be/4pK3O43Jddg?si=X2cKSq6beQj0_WDX

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@candide

Love that channel. I watched the entire video as soon as I clicked on your link.

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candide wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2024 4:17 am
If you have any interest in handcraft, mechanics, or the history of technology, I cannot recommend this video enough.
Or the rest of the clickspring channel!

If you're interested in the brass/wood aesthetics or handmade level of instrumentation, I also recommend jdflyback, e.g. that adds electronics and glassblowing to build a tube amplifier from scratch. (Homemade resistors are surprisingly easy to do.)

Funny that soldering components onto brass nails tacked into wood was still a thing in the 1980s. I made quite a few of those projects back in the days. I wonder how many of the "lets glue some commercial breakout boards together"-generation has ever seen or done that.
candide wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2024 4:17 am
... the miracles of increased precision and bootstrapping!
I read somewhere that machined threads can only be copied and not bootstrapped. The first threads therefore had to be filed by hand. I'm not convinced. I can think of at least one ghetto way to cut threads if one can make two angled cog wheels and that can be made with geometry. But perhaps that's not accurate enough.

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There's a new series of Ben Fogle's New lives in the wild (Channel 5 UK) So far a women from Bradford who now lives up a mountainside in Colombia and a young couple who met on the tube of all places and now are caretakers on a very remote island off the west coast of Ireland.

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Yes. Caretakers on the Blasket Islands. It's a role that is given for one year and attracts very diverse applicants.

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I(E)reland wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2024 6:50 pm
Yes. Caretakers on the Blasket Islands. It's a role that is given for one year and attracts very diverse applicants.
Yes I was very impressed by the scenery, definitely worth a visit sometime methinks.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rg7xvTJ8SU

A 16-bit CPU simulated entirely [with]in an excel spreadsheet.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=814SuM8gQCs

Updates on some of the people who bought the €1 homes in Italy since 2018, and the continuations of the program in some cities / towns. Other than the one lady from the beginning, it seems like a lot of people bought slightly nicer homes and/or updated their €1 euro for under €50k total. In the middle is a family from Petaluma, about 10 mins from where I live where the average house price is around $900k usd. Assuming that €50k number from earlier (which might have been high), you can get about 18 houses in Italy for one house here.

One guy was trying to build a restaurant / community kitchen, and ended up not being able to afford the renovations on his €1 house after 2020 inflated the materials cost. He ended up selling it back for €1 and eating the transaction cost, and then renting out a commercial space for around €300 / month.

If you can handle the overall slower pace of life and enjoy the region, It seems like an incredible value to live a nice Italian style life in a place with growing expat communities. Obviously, go stay in the town for a month or two or twenty before buying.

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That is WAY too much space. Is this the typical house size one is likely to encounter?

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For €50k, you can also get an already renovated and ready to move in 1-br flat in my area in Poland and live in a proper city with all of its amenities. Those houses in semi-abandonded Italian villages in the midle of nowhere are definitely for people who seek an adventure, and not a rational first choice.

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@zbigi agree, but I don't think Poland has the same Mediterranean charm. Decades of tv shows, romance novels, etc push how lovely Italy is. A lot of these people are chasing an aesthetic as well as a lifestyle and climate for a nice price. The number of people moving to Spain / Portugal for similar reasons also seems high, at least in my media bubble, but I don't know if the housing prices compare.

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