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by technovelist
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 15210

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

It's great to be young and know everything; I remember it well. Now I'm old and I realize I don't know everything. But I do know that having a solid financial position is very nice, not least because it lets you work on your own projects rather than having to work on someone else's. But your not kn...
by technovelist
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Fear is the mind-killer
Replies: 119
Views: 15210

Re: Fear is the mind-killer

It's great to be young and know everything; I remember it well. Now I'm old and I realize I don't know everything. But I do know that having a solid financial position is very nice, not least because it lets you work on your own projects rather than having to work on someone else's. But your not kn...
by technovelist
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?
Replies: 120
Views: 20512

Re: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?

It's a good feeling knowing you don't have to do anything you don't want to do , because you have your spending and desires under control. And you can choose to do work without really considering how much it pays. Or just not do anything and read books and workout a lot. It's all good. Personally, ...
by technovelist
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!
Replies: 17
Views: 234

Re: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!

Smith1776 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:51 pm
P.S. if anyone needs firewood, I clearly have some to spare.
We could use some. DM me and I'll let you know where to mail it. :D
by technovelist
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Obama won
Replies: 123
Views: 16609

Re: Why Obama won

The migration patterns are interesting here in Bay Area: many techies and tech-related folks move to Texas and Washington as Austin and Seattle are growing as tech hubs and still are less expensive to live. Which just brings more of those problems to Seattle (and I presume Austin). Granted, we alre...
by technovelist
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!
Replies: 17
Views: 234

Re: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!

I'm with Smith - I'll take cold snowy weather over heat and humidity any day! 50 and sunny/blue sky in New York right now. Gorgeous mild winter day. We're supposed to get snow over the weekend though so here's hoping! On the other hand, the National Weather Service is claiming that it's "light rain...
by technovelist
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Obama won
Replies: 123
Views: 16609

Re: Why Obama won

If they drive the top 1% of taxpayers out, their fiscal situation will totally collapse. Maybe that will finally make them reform. Since the wealthiest people in CA are Hollywood elites and Silicon Valley millionaires, all of whom vote very Liberal, the collapse may drag on a lot longer than you th...
by technovelist
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Obama won
Replies: 123
Views: 16609

Re: Why Obama won

Talking about California: there were a few props to raise all kinds of taxes on various levels (state, county, city). Everybody I know voted against the tax raises. But all the tax measures were approved. I guess the message is "YES, I vote for raising taxes on someone else, but not me". On the oth...
by technovelist
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Obama won
Replies: 123
Views: 16609

Re: Why Obama won

Despite the doomsday scenarios outlined by people like Munisteri, the Texas G.O.P. is far ahead of the national Party in dealing with the future. Two strategies are being tested. One is the kind of Republican identity politics exemplified by Cruz: the Party can continue its ideological shift to the...
by technovelist
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Overshoot
Replies: 105
Views: 13516

Re: Overshoot

Are you talking about cultural and sociological evolution or biological evolution? In fact, such basic technological developments as antiseptics have allowed millions of people to live who otherwise would have been weeded out by Mother Nature at a very young age. Also, consider all the people on th...
by technovelist
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!
Replies: 17
Views: 234

Re: Hello From Snowy Vancouver!

Tortoise wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 pm
Smith1776 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:21 pm
A picture from our neighbourhood! I'm nice and cozy inside with my coding and coffee.
TIL Canadians spell "neighbourhood" with a u.

For some reason, I thought Canadians shared the American spellings like neighbor, color, etc.
We are separated by our common language.
by technovelist
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?
Replies: 120
Views: 20512

Re: Is the successful salaried retail investor a myth?

My plan is to save 33 times my yearly expenses that aren't covered by Social Security, and assume a 0% real return. Six and one-half years later how did that plan turn out? Vinny Looks good so far. Going back to July 2015 (4.5 years ago :D), my assets are higher than they were then despite having n...