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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 01:26 PM
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Posted By ERD50
Remember also, that for racing they will abuse...

Remember also, that for racing they will abuse those batteries to get the most out of them for a short time. They don't need them to last 8 years or 80,000 miles or whatever. I doubt that racing is...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By ERD50
Wow! - thanks for the detailed update. Just...

Wow! - thanks for the detailed update.

Just reading the description made me tired - that's a lot of work! And it sure turned out great, you have some real skills and patience to handle all that....
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
40! Why? -ERD50

40! Why?

-ERD50
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-30-2014, 07:53 PM
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Posted By ERD50
So many great photos here, but I must say: ...

So many great photos here, but I must say:


that is a "WOW!" for me. It reminds me of the Impressionist paintings I love so much. Thanks for posting. I just love the near-mono-chromatic look,...
Forum: Other topics 08-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,419
Posted By ERD50
And a good thing - you could have ended up with...

And a good thing - you could have ended up with his foot in your mouth. But your foot would have already been there! :laugh:

-ERD50
Forum: FIRECalc support 08-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By ERD50
Yep, from wiki: A 'great chance' would...

Yep, from wiki:



A 'great chance' would be assumed to be less than 100%, or he would have simply said that their money will outlive them, no ifs/ands/buts. I don't think there is any gap at...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,487
Posted By ERD50
The heck with that, how about the number of times...

The heck with that, how about the number of times two have sex each week? Or three or more, if you're into that.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,134
Posted By ERD50
For one, the reason you just mentioned. ...

For one, the reason you just mentioned.




Unless they changed it, or I screwed up, I could not get it to take a long password, and by 'long', I still mean less than 20.

-ERD50
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By ERD50
As others pointed out, it is just the city tax,...

As others pointed out, it is just the city tax, from the 'good link (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/20/san-antonio-suburb-plans-to-eliminate-property-tax/)':



So I doubt any...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,522
Posted By ERD50
That sounds like an issue with depending on...

That sounds like an issue with depending on financial planners (which is why so many of us are DIY), not an issue of choosing a 60/40 AA vs 0/100 AA for someone planning a low WR%.

Of course you...
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By ERD50
Good point. A 15 amp house circuit will have just...

Good point. A 15 amp house circuit will have just 14 GA and 50 feet runs would not be unexpected, and a 12 GA ext cord will go further (1.59x) for the same droop.

I also suspect (but don't know),...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,522
Posted By ERD50
Seems to me this whole discussion is moot. If you...

Seems to me this whole discussion is moot. If you define "won the game" as being able to live off something like TIPs for 40 years at 0-1% real, then basically you are talking about a WR of ~ 1/40,...
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By ERD50
I've done something similar. I have a sump pump...

I've done something similar. I have a sump pump hooked up to a battery and inverter, and I did use it once to run the freezer and then the fridge for a while during an outage. A couple...
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By ERD50
Please do not do that (call back a provided...

Please do not do that (call back a provided number) - that is not safe. You don't need to check anything, just never do that.



Never call back a number, or respond to an email, or click a link...
Forum: Other topics 08-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,419
Posted By ERD50
Don't argue with me, argue with the experts. Did...

Don't argue with me, argue with the experts. Did you see the link I posted? Traffic experts are saying that the proper way to merge is to do it at the end. It isn't 'cutting in', it is the proper way...
Forum: Other topics 08-27-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,419
Posted By ERD50
:laugh::laugh::laugh: More efficient,...

:laugh::laugh::laugh:



More efficient, and you get to your destination sooner than the less informed. Win-win!



I agree (and said so), that they should post this (not that they 'conjured...
Forum: Other topics 08-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
Yes, but I think your choice will be limited, and...

Yes, but I think your choice will be limited, and bulbs will be $$$.

Feit Performanceled A21 3-way - 22 Watts - 600/1100/1600 Lumens - 30/70/100 Watt Equal - - Amazon.com...
Forum: Other topics 08-27-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 9,419
Posted By ERD50
Actually, filling in the lane right up to the...

Actually, filling in the lane right up to the merge point it the recommended method. They should post signs to this effect to avoid road range against those of us who decide to do it the right way....
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
I doubt there's much difference. I'm pretty sure...

I doubt there's much difference. I'm pretty sure most European homes are single phase 230, while most US homes are 110 two phase, which is really just distributed as 220V with a center tap - so very...
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
And a little geeky 'fun' info - our standard...

And a little geeky 'fun' info - our standard filament bulbs in the US are more efficient than the standard filament bulbs in Europe! With their higher voltage, the filament needs to be longer, and...
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
Agreed, and I just did a little research that...

Agreed, and I just did a little research that indicates that LED efficiency improvements are still ongoing. The LED 'bulb' I just bought to try out is ~ 63 lumens per watt (850L/13.5W), and CREE has...
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,007
Posted By ERD50
Fascinating article. It's amazing how capable...

Fascinating article. It's amazing how capable these are, and also how difficult it is to adjust to unusual situations. A cop (or maybe a citizen in an emergency situation) gets out in the crosswalk...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-26-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,166
Posted By ERD50
And paying off the mortgage didn't 'eat into your...

And paying off the mortgage didn't 'eat into your portfolio value'? I just love this 'shell game' accounting some people use to rationalize their position!



Another myth. What do you think...
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,648
Posted By ERD50
Huge difference between the liquid and the vapors...

Huge difference between the liquid and the vapors of mercury:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_poisoning#Elemental_mercury



-ERD50
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,166
Posted By ERD50
My Dad certainly felt that way (and wasn't shy...

My Dad certainly felt that way (and wasn't shy about saying it). And even though I've been a long time home-owner, I lean towards thinking renting is the right thing for my kids - they may be moving...
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