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And Toronto is at 1.4 per 100,000.

Hmm...

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Water Cooler / Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:58:16 PM »
>avoid owning things that are certain to depreciate

That's an interesting idea.  I'd say it is generally good advice.  It gets a bit complicated when you look at utility/cost -- for instance in a lot of cases it will cost someone less to buy a used vehicle than to rent a new one.  I suppose you could take it to extreme in that example and just use Uber/Lyft as needed and be ahead (particularly in an urban environment).


Ergophobe, that was informative and entertaining.

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Water Cooler / Re: Here you see the $87,100 F-450
« on: May 09, 2018, 04:42:35 AM »
Is frugality a Yankee (vs Southern) value?  Its just something I haven't thought about before.  My own personal view: nothing that depreciated should ever be financed.

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'Are we the Baddies?'

I'm going to assume that a home rental near Yosemite, where probably most of the tenants are driving from within a 300 mile radius has a lot less of a footprint than most vacations.

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Water Cooler / Re: Warren emailed me.
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:26:24 PM »
This one makes me a bit more angry than the normal Nigerian prince scam.  I mean, someone who is passively paying attention knows that Buffett is actually in the process of heavy philanthropy right now and may actually believe this one is real -- very predatory.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: May 07, 2018, 05:14:59 PM »
4/4 last week

>When I was around 20

Impressive man, my early 20s were much more id.

>gin instead of beer

That's a very good strategy, bear is basically liquid bread.

>I need more muscle

Yeah, better to get it and hang on to is when you can than worry about not having enough when you get older.

This seems to be really a big deal for people in their 70s+.  I am watching the generation above me age, and it seems muscle mass tends to drop off if people don't do resistance work.

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Water Cooler / Re: Fasting
« on: May 07, 2018, 04:50:27 PM »
Autophagy, and now evidence of stem cell repair -- it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective that nature would learn to take advantage of the  feast and famine cycles of non-modern living.

It should be noted though that 24 hours for a mouse is probably a lot different than for a human -- that might be the equivalent of a four day fast for us.

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Ha! Pretty good, especially if you are familiar with the character from the movie.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: May 03, 2018, 07:09:01 AM »
It would be nice to subdue cravings.  My main motivation though would be to induce some autophagy.

>everything looks better apart from the waist.

When I was at my very lightest I honestly could have lost another few pounds before I'd have good abs, but everyone was commenting on how my face was getting unflattering gaunt. 

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>$5 CAD in Vietnam

That sort of puts the cost in the US into perspective, by international standards our gas is still very inexpensive.  Our local gas, which is quite a bit more than most of the country is between $3.40 and $3.75.

1 UK Gallon = 1.2 US Gallons

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Water Cooler / Re: Posted without sexist comment of any kind
« on: May 02, 2018, 06:40:37 AM »
>"Okay, I guess it isn't."

I've had very similar conversations.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: May 02, 2018, 06:37:34 AM »
Yeah, that's the way I would do it.  I generally eat my first meal at 1:30 these days anyway.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: May 01, 2018, 06:56:27 PM »
4/4 last week, other than the workouts I'm an extremely dull boy with very little play.  I've been contemplating doing a couple of 24 hour fasts.

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What is it in Vietnam?

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