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Forum: Other topics Today, 06:24 PM
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Posted By ERD50
Signing up for most things of any importance...

Signing up for most things of any importance (like a Paypal account) requires a response to validate, so this seems kind of odd to me. How would Paypal get a wrong email address for someone (I...
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 03:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
What is really funny to me is that one of the big...

What is really funny to me is that one of the big reasons given is that nitrogen doesn't leak out as fast as 'air'. Well, if it is the other 20% is leaking out, and I top it off with 79% nitrogen, I...
Forum: Other topics Today, 02:55 PM
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Views: 19,693
Posted By ERD50
This comment really makes no sense. Solar and...

This comment really makes no sense. Solar and Wind can both add electricity to the grid during the day and in places with high peak rates during the day you get paid a larger amount (credit) than...
Forum: Other topics Today, 11:50 AM
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Posted By ERD50
Yep. EV proponents keep trying to push the...

Yep. EV proponents keep trying to push the concept of these cars acting as storage during the day, but I just don't see how that can add up on a large scale.

If we were to hit large scale adoption...
Forum: Other topics Today, 09:56 AM
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Posted By ERD50
A little back-of-the-envelope data relevant to my...

A little back-of-the-envelope data relevant to my earlier statement:

I'm suggesting that if you had enough wind/solar to have excess to power EVs on average, you would have a lot of excess that...
Forum: Other topics Today, 09:25 AM
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Posted By ERD50
That's a common myth that I've dispelled before....

That's a common myth that I've dispelled before. Early adopters are simply a natural step in the supply demand curve, and they are looking out for themselves, not trying to change the future. In the...
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 739
Posted By ERD50
We have a 20 YO fridge in the basement, and a 25...

We have a 20 YO fridge in the basement, and a 25 YO freezer in the garage - they just keep ticking (and no, they are not energy hogs, each uses ~ $6/month). I sure hope the new one lasts as long,...
Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
You could think about replacing the OEM unit with...

You could think about replacing the OEM unit with a cheap replacement rasio. The new ones will have an AUX input, and often a USB port to play direct from a memory card (the unit become your...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By ERD50
Right, when has the market been 'stable'?

Right, when has the market been 'stable'?
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 08:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
All could be related to a bad 'clock spring' (the...

All could be related to a bad 'clock spring' (the way they wind the conductors so you can turn the wheel, and keep wires from tangling).

But even if the dealer replaces that, there could be other...
Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By ERD50
Can we get back on topic? Penelope Cruz... ...

Can we get back on topic?

Penelope Cruz...

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By ERD50
Good points. I did see the $1 rebate option, I...

Good points. I did see the $1 rebate option, I think I used it once, but we really don't purchase much music/video/books from Amazon, so that might just stack up for a long time (though I guess it...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,467
Posted By ERD50
What was someone saying about 'smugness'? :laugh:...

What was someone saying about 'smugness'? :laugh:

Sometimes they offer really attractive rates. People of means (not 'little people') may decide that's a reasonable shot at arbitraging against...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By ERD50
Do you really think that is what people are...

Do you really think that is what people are thinking (or am I misunderstanding you)?

There is a HUGE difference between "planning to live to 100" and "planning in case I live to 100".

I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-25-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By ERD50
If the only options are a truck making rounds to...

If the only options are a truck making rounds to numerous places on a Sunday, or each of those people driving to the store on Sunday, I'd agree the delivery still makes sense.

But those were not...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
Thanks, very interesting. So being hygroscopic is...

Thanks, very interesting. So being hygroscopic is bad, but not being hygroscopic can be worse!

Hygroscopic fluid absorbs the water, but keeps it in suspension, so it isn't a problem in small...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By ERD50
That was a Nespresso commercial? I never noticed...

That was a Nespresso commercial? I never noticed what they were selling, but I always watched the commercial very closely.

Ya' learn sumpin' everyday.

-ERD50
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
You're right, doing a flush when other service is...

You're right, doing a flush when other service is performed might be all you need - brake pads are replaced fairly often (maybe not in a hybrid/EV?)

I'm not sure how water gets into the system, as...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-25-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By ERD50
You mean "for you"? I don't think it's universal,...

You mean "for you"? I don't think it's universal, I've got the free trial a couple times, and I did not consider the service to be worth the asking price (to continue the service).

Too many...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,438
Posted By ERD50
Very interesting, thanks for posting. I...

Very interesting, thanks for posting.

I almost skipped over this thread, thinking there wasn't anything more to be said on the subject (it always seems to break down to two camps, one...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 19,693
Posted By ERD50
So I was wondering why I don't see more about...

So I was wondering why I don't see more about this issue of EVs using the marginal electrical production, after all the renewable power has already been used. I Googled some of those terms, and came...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By ERD50
Looked for it - it requires a Prime subscription,...

Looked for it - it requires a Prime subscription, which I'm not interested in. I'll have to see if I hit the ~ $4,000 level to payback the $79 Prime fee (yes, $49 for the first year is a common offer...
Forum: Other topics 05-24-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,467
Posted By ERD50
A friend related a similar story to me a few...

A friend related a similar story to me a few years back about her husband's car trade (but the other car was a gas hog, big old Caddy/Buick?). I love noting counter-intuitive things and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-24-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,346
Posted By ERD50
(bold mine) Right, no laughing matter....

(bold mine)



Right, no laughing matter.

A relative was an aircraft mechanic, and he flushed the brake fluid of his cars, and recommended it. It's in some car manuals, and many mechanics will...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,107
Posted By ERD50
Been using it for way longer than that. I can't...

Been using it for way longer than that. I can't imagine why I would be concerned what Amazon knows (if they know anything?) or not about any other purchases I make. The card is managed by Chase, I...
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