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Forum: Other topics Today, 06:49 PM
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Posted By ERD50
GalaxyBoy, lots of good info there, but the...

GalaxyBoy, lots of good info there, but the problem with your following statement (bold mine) is:


Yep, "somewhat" being key. IBUs are a measure of the alpha acids that the hops add to the beer....
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By ERD50
Agreed, I just have an aversion to absolutes and...

Agreed, I just have an aversion to absolutes and one-size-fits-all statements. Hard for me to let them stand w/o a challenge.



And I would not say there is anything 'wrong' with that view, I...
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 10:54 AM
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Posted By ERD50
Exactly what I said. It is a...

Exactly what I said. It is a consideration/calcualtion, not a yes/no.



Money is fungible. You have a mortgage or not, you invest one way or another, it isn't 'against the house', it's all part...
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 10:09 AM
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Views: 1,040
Posted By ERD50
Your choice, but your arguments are deeply...

Your choice, but your arguments are deeply flawed.

A) Fully deductible or not is a consideration and part of the calculation, it is not binary.

B) The investment does not need to be...
Forum: Forum Admin Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By ERD50
You just need to go to a known good source. ...

You just need to go to a known good source.

For example, the ad-block software I use for my Chromium browser is an extension loaded from the browsers 'tools/extension' tab. These are distributed...
Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 760
Posted By ERD50
If he has no assets, I suppose just not paying is...

If he has no assets, I suppose just not paying is the pragmatic thing to do. I don't know, would there be any advantage anywhere along the line to just pay the minimum? It's probably not much, and...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By ERD50
I don't think there is a definitive answer. There...

I don't think there is a definitive answer. There were some posts of styles that generally are less 'hoppy', and that can help in general (Gumby's list looks pretty safe and covers a nice range of...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 10:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,440
Posted By ERD50
This was in response to my post #55, but I'm...

This was in response to my post #55, but I'm confused:



but how does that jibe with:




If you are assuming 1% real, that is higher than the worst case static real return in the data-set...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By ERD50
Sorry, can't agree with much of that. ...

Sorry, can't agree with much of that.

"Double", ans in Doppelbock (German for Double-bock), will have more hops to counter the sweetness, but most people would not describe it as 'hoppy'. Same...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 653
Posted By ERD50
As you know, and have had supported - IBU is just...

As you know, and have had supported - IBU is just a number, and won't tell you what you need to know. Here's what you need:

A good bartender (preferably a Cicerone (http://cicerone.org/), but good...
Forum: Forum Admin Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By ERD50
These advertisers are hurting themselves. The...

These advertisers are hurting themselves. The more obnoxious they get, the more we will block them. This works well for me (on Chromium browser):
...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By ERD50
I think it is some of both. Sure, something just...

I think it is some of both. Sure, something just 'hits us' as funny or not, that's the 'fast thinking' part of our brain. But then you can analyse it, to get some deeper understanding of why (the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-27-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,166
Posted By ERD50
+1000 It's about what competition does for a...

+1000

It's about what competition does for a marketplace. Maybe it would have been better if they simply said "value" rather than prices & 'quality'.

But then I suppose, someone would say "But...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By ERD50
Humor is a funny thing. And it's individual. ...

Humor is a funny thing. And it's individual.


Regardless of the amount of 'funny' I got from each one (and that can vary by the day, my mood, etc), they didn't strike me as funny enough to...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 26,110
Posted By ERD50
I understand all that, but... If they tell...

I understand all that, but...

If they tell me they will be at my place at 3:00, and I get a call at 3:35 that they'll be late - I'm PO'd. if He's 15 minutes away from my house, he knew by 2:45 he...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-27-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,850
Posted By ERD50
I should have been clearer with my earlier...

I should have been clearer with my earlier question, and matched Cassius King's wording - I should have asked:

'what advantage is a thermapen and a green egg?'

I can see that the pen might be...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,337
Posted By ERD50
And did they include the phantom power? I'm not...

And did they include the phantom power? I'm not even sure that study includes the charging losses (was the watts/mile measured from the battery?), or the evironmental production 'costs' (batteries),...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,337
Posted By ERD50
We discussed this a while back - w/o the EV the...

We discussed this a while back - w/o the EV the solar panels would be reducing grid use and lowering pollution, adding the EV adds a draw from the grid, any way you slice it:
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-26-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,850
Posted By ERD50
I'm with Texas Proud, when it comes to steak,...

I'm with Texas Proud, when it comes to steak, what advantage is a thermapen or green egg?

I have neither, and I also almost never order steak at a restaurant (I order something I can't get at...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,337
Posted By ERD50
I've already pointed out how biased that report...

I've already pointed out how biased that report is. They compare to 'average' cars. But if you want to be environmentally friendly, you would look at the most environmental options. And do they...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,818
Posted By ERD50
+1000 I recently had one not accept my...

+1000

I recently had one not accept my password because it had three of the same char in a row. So I removed one of them, and it took it! :facepalm:

PS - this was not a site I had big security...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,337
Posted By ERD50
I mostly agree. My response was a bit...

I mostly agree. My response was a bit tongue-in-cheek, in the context of the 'range anxiety' posts.







And when you consider that the average EV owner is likely to drive fewer miles than...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By ERD50
Yes, no music at all! Telephones have terrible...

Yes, no music at all! Telephones have terrible fidelity, and they just make music sound bad. It is painful to me, just hurts my ears and brain. It's even worse now, since the digitizing of telephone...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,809
Posted By ERD50
Got it, thanks! I'll add these notes to my file....

Got it, thanks! I'll add these notes to my file.

-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-26-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,166
Posted By ERD50
But which did you choose? I could see "none of...

But which did you choose? I could see "none of the above" (hope that's not getting too political!), but otherwise, what would be more correct than "A"?




-ERD50
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