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Forum: Health and Early Retirement Today, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Chuckanut
The best way to prepare for a hike with...

The best way to prepare for a hike with significant [-]altitude[/-] elevation gain is hiking in areas with significant elevation gain. So find a hilly area not far from home and scamper up and down...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
Dr. Gottlieb and a few others predicted that by...

Dr. Gottlieb and a few others predicted that by the April/May time frame getting a shot would be much easier. Let's hope we are seeing the first proof that they are right.
Forum: Other topics Today, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 82,280
Posted By Chuckanut
IIRC, Scotty advised young engineers in Star...

IIRC, Scotty advised young engineers in Star Fleet to never give an unpadded somewhat positive estimate. Always under promise and over deliver.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
A bit of good news regarding those previously...

A bit of good news regarding those previously infected by corona virus to go with the other good news of record and near record daily vaccinations in the USA.
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 82,280
Posted By Chuckanut
The Ingenuity helicopter is set for its first...

The Ingenuity helicopter is set for its first test flight on Sunday. The WSJ has an interesting article on Ingenuity and what it will try to do in today's paper (page A6).

Interestingly, flying...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 24,782
Posted By Chuckanut
Personally, I am worried about the performance of...

Personally, I am worried about the performance of Venezuelan Beaver Cheese futures on my retirement account. :)

I know of one person who got Covid after his first shot but about a week before...
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chuckanut
Thanks for the suggestions in Arkansas. May...

Thanks for the suggestions in Arkansas.

May I ask the best time of the year for such a trip as you have described?

I am not into heat and humidity, I've never lived in those conditions and I...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-08-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,092
Posted By Chuckanut
Pfizer was my only choice unless I wanted to try...

Pfizer was my only choice unless I wanted to try my luck at a very hi-demand site offering Moderna, where getting an appointment might have meant waiting another month. JnJ was not offered at the...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-08-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Chuckanut
I bought a package of six cheap cables. All of...

I bought a package of six cheap cables. All of them failed within four months, some in only two moths. Not only were they expensive given their short lifespan, they were one of those waste of...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-08-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,700
Posted By Chuckanut
It's weird. I just heard an interview with a...

It's weird. I just heard an interview with a fellow who calmly explained why he was not going to get the vaccine. A few of his friends had had CV, and it was like a bad cold, so why bother with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 43,682
Posted By Chuckanut
Made a big pot of Irish stew. As far as I can...

Made a big pot of Irish stew. As far as I can tell it's the same as any other stew except for the addition of some Jamesons.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
No, you are very sane. I am thinking of all the...

No, you are very sane. I am thinking of all the people who despite their fears, political views, and suspicion of 'unnatural' modern medicine will give them up for a free ice cream. ;D
Forum: Travel Information 04-07-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By Chuckanut
+1 While the great outdoors is usually open,...

+1

While the great outdoors is usually open, the visitor centers, museums, historic homes and such are usually not open or highly restricted from what I have seen.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-07-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
+1 What a great idea. My understanding is...

+1 What a great idea.

My understanding is that the Israelis have vaccination vans that will go to an older or infirm patients home to vaccinate them. They ask the person to invite unvaccinated...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,873
Posted By Chuckanut
My favorite FIRE cartoon is below. I can't tell...

My favorite FIRE cartoon is below. I can't tell you what to do . I can only share my own experience. I have been retired for nearly 9 years. I am in descent health and a few years ago had a new...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-06-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,774
Posted By Chuckanut
I'll be it's a case of fumble fingers and...

I'll be it's a case of fumble fingers and Souschef meant 2025.
I get fumble fingers all the time. :)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-06-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
It's a secret we of the peasant class know about....

It's a secret we of the peasant class know about. The rich folks are like the baffled Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey when she asks her working class relative, "What's a weekend?" ;D
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 33,453
Posted By Chuckanut
At some point charging stations may join little...

At some point charging stations may join little bottles of shampoo, virtual checkin, and breakfast buffets as the SOP for hotels. Take the car out to the charging station, go back in and have...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 48,547
Posted By Chuckanut
You picture is resurrecting traces of the Green...

You picture is resurrecting traces of the Green Eyed Monster I thought was shoved way back into my Psyche.
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-06-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chuckanut
Dear copyright1997reloaded, You are...

Dear copyright1997reloaded,

You are making to much sense. And you are showing signs of original well thought out ideas. A few more posts like this one and I will place you on my list of...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-06-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 141,951
Posted By Chuckanut
My stimulus money came via a Debit Card this...

My stimulus money came via a Debit Card this time. I gave most to my two children as I have done in the past. But this time, I left a bit for myself. That last bit I put on my account at the...
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 23,046
Posted By Chuckanut
+1 When my mother was in her late 80's she...

+1

When my mother was in her late 80's she would often sneak a nip of Southern Comfort several times a day. (SC was one of her most treasured discoveries in old age. Every time I visited she told...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 33,453
Posted By Chuckanut
I imagine the ongoing hookup charge will deter...

I imagine the ongoing hookup charge will deter people from spending extra time charging their vehicle. I've heard that some places charge $1 a minute when one goes over the 5-10 period grace time...
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 23,046
Posted By Chuckanut
While they are rare, I know several 90+ seniors...

While they are rare, I know several 90+ seniors who are still quite mobile, think for themselves, and can help out setting up the patio furniture and/or getting things done in the kitchen. They are...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 33,453
Posted By Chuckanut
Here's an interesting article on bi-directional...

Here's an interesting article on bi-directional charging. VW seems to think it's a good idea for EVs to be able to pump electricity back into the grid to help balance the load.
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