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Thread Two-thirds of the world’s wildlife has been lost since 1970
No doubt in my mind.I clearly remember when we went on road-trips back when I was younger the front of that car was always filled with splatted insects... Hasn't been the case for many years now... If we want to look we would see the effects in our daily lives too.
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Thread The Official " I Got a Question but It's Not Super Important" Thread
So my better half had a bit of an accident. Suffice it to say that the passenger side of our car has a nice new collection of scratches. Some of these go down to the metal and expose it. Is this something we should get fixed to prevent rust or something? We really don't care about the optics of it, but want to avoid our car now starting to rust if that were a problem. So what affordable fix can people suggest if any is required?
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Thread How to do Cable Management |OT| Unravel a New Era of Possibilities
I use foot long HDMI, foot long power and foot long Ethernet cables on my set up, now there is hardly any cable mess left. TV connector box at the bottom with two short HDMI cables going up to the PS4 and right to the ATV. Short Ethernet cables going to the router.
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Thread Cobra Kai is a 10/10 and better than it has any right to be (LTTP Karate Kid sequel show)
I just want to say thanks to this thread. It brought the show to my attention and I am now half way through S1 and loving it. The humor is great and subtle, the story seems nice and subversive and I cannot wait to see where this goes.
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Thread Cobra Kai is a 10/10 and better than it has any right to be (LTTP Karate Kid sequel show)
I had, but I've always kinda ignored it.... Didn't think it was for me without knowing anything about it beside it being related to Karate Kid. Didn't help that YouTube is annoying af and no I don't want to sign up to YTTV, no matter how often you ask me.
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Thread Jim Sterling: Thank God for |OT|
There is no intention among staff to muzzle Jim Sterling, that insinuation is just silly. Most of us actually like their output. That said for now the general rule of thumb will likely be Jimquesitions can and will continue to get their weekly threads and Jimpressions and other side projects of Jim's can be collected here or be discussed in the relevant review threads. This policy is not set in stone and we will see how this develops.
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Thread ResetEra Game of the Decade 2010-2019 -Voting Thread (READ THE OP)- [Voting Ends October 4th, 12PM EST]
[x] Anno 1800 [X] Bioshock Infinite [x] Bloodborne [x] Cities Skylines [x] Dark Souls 3 [x] Deus Ex Human Revolution [x] Deus Ex Mankind Divided [x] Diablo 3 [x] Dishonored [x] Dishonored 2 [x] Doom [x] Fallout New Vegas [x] God of War [x] Guacamelee [x] GTA V [x] Hitman [x] Hitman 2 [x] Horizon Zero Dawn [x] The Last of Us [x] Portal 2 [x] Prey [x] Spiderman [x] Uncharted 4 [x] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [x] Wolfenstein New Order Plenty of great games that I look back to over the last decade. Immersive Sims being high on the list.
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Thread Can someone please help me with Autocad I am stressing out about this course
Good post, except for the slandering of CATIA. Agreed, it is terrible and took far to long to parse what it actually was for something that is really straight forward. It doesn't even seem to be fully constrained...
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Thread A German Netflix Original Series: Dark Season 3 |OT| Every decision for something, is a decision against something else. (no open spoilers)
So overall I really enjoyed the whole show. One thing I don’t really get though I cannot really put it into context of everything else that happened. What did I miss or what have I forgotten from the past seasons?
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Thread Best shows to put on in the background
I cannot have anything on in the background it just ends up distracting me too much. But the missus has an infinite loop of Charmed, LoTR, Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls on in the background no matter what she is doing. Not sure how she does it to be honest.
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Thread DeJoy suspends USPS changes until after the election (UPDATE: USPS Dismantling order Continues)
Yes this seems like a good idea, I tend to add thread marks where appropriate anyway and did so here too. This is worth adopting more broadly. I'll bring it up in our next meeting.
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Thread Gardening |OT| Herb Your Enthusiasm
Thursdays is "find lots of cool free stuff on the side of the road day" and I picked up about 2 yards of old fencing. Upcycled that over the weekend to build our very own compost. The front angled boards can be removed for easy access when we move it from one side to the other for mixing and airing. I'm really stoked with the end result. Couldn't be more happy. And our cyberpunk front lawn has now been fully tarped and is drawing lots of curious glances from the neighbours.
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Thread Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC - Patch 1.02 is now available
At the end of the day, both avenues have merit, it's not as if one is unequivocally better or more right than the other. So as things stand we just don't want to encourage people just dropping into a thread to complain about said thread's existence. Hence the mild warning for thread whining. As was pointed out by someone else earlier, if there is no interested in a given thread they tend to die pretty quickly and drop off the main page. Now if in future we get to a point where a majority of threads on the main page are just patch notes, I am sure we would re-visit the rules and best practices surrounding them. For now I think we can get along with the rules around this as they are. Now I will warn myself for derailing this thread.
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Thread For those of you who've had different kinds of flooring, which one did you prefer?
Anything but carpet. We recently got all laminate flooring in our house and love it. One continuous surface for the whole place (except the bathroom). if I had unlimited funds I’d get large tiles with floor heating though. I just like tiles.
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Thread Apple updates iMac 27-inch w/ significant spec bump (1080p camera, Navi GPUs)
That seems like a minor bump compared to the 27. How likely is it that the 21 will be fully upgraded any time soon? Any ideas? My Mom's iMac concked out a few weeks ago, and I told her to wait for what is on the horizon.
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Thread LEGO ERA |OT| Rebuilding One Brick at a Time.
I would sort away and then make a bulk order at bricklink to complete all the sets. Much better than having to explain what is missing to potential buyers. Be aware that some colours have changed since back then, primarily the grey's might be very different, so make sure you order the correct part/colour.
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Thread Gardening |OT| Herb Your Enthusiasm
Let's do this. Joining this thread with our new home and garden. This is basically what we are staring out with. So our before. I'll try and post regular updates on progress. In total the lot is 5300 sqft so we have plenty of room to do stuff. The plan. I sketched out our raised beds that I am really looking forward to build they are 8x3 sqft Maybe two of them.
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Thread Pics that make you laugh |OT 2020| Nobody Else Volunteered
Back in the day when deep frozen pizza was still a new thing a cousin of mine went into the kitchen and was curious about the bad smell. Turns out my aunt did not realize she had to remove the plastic wrap before popping it into the oven... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
We're doing good. Overall MI cases are down. However I worry that will breed overconfidence... And in the west of the state it seems like no one is taking it serious.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
[/QUOTE] I'm not planning on going to any sit down restaurants regardless.I went, just north of 100 people I'd say. Probably the most peaceful protest imaginable. Police was handing out water and doing their best to be helpful. The organizers seem to work towards close ties between the black and police communities.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
I have another stupid Michigan driving question. On the Michigan left in the U-turn section. The road is typically very wide. Often times cars will be two abreast to turn left when the opportunity arises. Oftentimes cars will queue in just one lane even though there would be room for two parallel cars. What's the deal? Is it supposed to be one or two lanes?
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Thread iOS 14 & iPadOS Public Beta |OT| Widgets on your home screen, who would have thunk?!
I hope the stock tiles get more customization options. I would love a 2x2 calendar tile with just the left side of the 2x4 tile. Who cares about the full month of days?
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Thread Does anyone else just not like pets?
When I visit friends I am more than happy to have their cat on my lap all evening and stroke them, or when we go for walks I will happily take the dog on the leash and run around with them. That said I have absolutely zero interest in pets of my own.
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Thread Era Vegans - what foods have you not been able to find a good replacement for?
I’d really dig a nice aged vegan Brie or blue cheese. vegan Gorgonzola, really sharp crumbly cheddar. Mmmm One can dream. too bad science will do dull American “cheddar” or tasteless cheese like it first.
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Thread ERA's tree planting thread - 38k Earth Day update
I just invested $5k in two acres of trees here at 110 trees per acre, that adds another 220 to our total. One acre of empress trees absorbs on average 103 metric tones of carbon. So for $2500 you can carbon a couple years of your life.
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Thread PS5 interface to be revealed soon, 100% overhaul over PS4 with new visual language and concepts, entire UI will load in milliseconds
It better load in milliseconds because the PS4 menu has become unbearably slow.... I seem to remember it being really snappy at release.
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Thread Tax Return Season 2020 |OT| All your tax are belong to us
My better half, who is a teacher, had a bunch of expenses for school (almost $1k paid out of her own pocket to do her job in just 4 months, well done America). I've added those to the tax as I can. Do I need to attach the receipts, or is it a matter of just keeping them filed away in case someone want's to look at them?
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Thread Tax Return Season 2020 |OT| All your tax are belong to us
That's what I thought. Cheers. This made me curious how long I should keep themlol @ number 6, that seems like they can construe any mistake you make as fraudulent and ask for the receipts decades later...
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Thread Tax Return Season 2020 |OT| All your tax are belong to us
Question for the experts here. With our move to Michigan last year my wife enrolled in which is like a fast track student teacher program to be recognized as a school teacher here. It's not a college program or anything but it costs upwards of 5 grand to participate in. Without it she could not work as a teacher in Michigan. Any way to deduct that from the taxes? Judging by turbo tax only actual school programs can be deducted as life long learning expenses. She also did a yoga teacher training last year. Anyway to recognize that in our taxes?
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Thread 'Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen' now on Netflix | "Having cis men play trans women [in film] is a direct link to the violence against trans women"
We watched it last week. It was a great deconstruction of where we are today with the representation of trans people in Hollywood. It ends on a somewhat hopeful note that I hope carries through into the future to improve representation.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Two questions for the locals, A few minutes ago there was a really loud siren in royal oak, not an up down up down, just a one minute rise one minute hold one minute fall. Really weird and really loud. What was that? Also what’s with the flashing green lights on buildings I’ve seen it all over the place now, on petrol stations and other buildings a small green flashing light outside, what’s the deal with that?
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Since moving here I have noticed a lot of people ignore red lights when turning assuming there is no cross or oncoming traffic. In particular on Michigan-left turns. Every time it surprises me and I am like "bruh, you are breaking the law!" as I have never seen it this frequently or blatantly anywhere else. What's the deal?
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Thread How A President Leads: Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama
We're locking this thread because it hasn't really produced any valuable discussion. In addition, we're going to be looking at if we want threads on individual political advertisements going forward.
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Thread Electric Vehicles |OT| EV 2.0
Well I was thinking about adding the conventional car companies with an EV footprint, but decided against it for now as that would end up crowding out the fully electric companies... But up to the community to decide. I'd be game with either. We could also add planes. :D A few of those companies around these days.
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Thread Electric Vehicles |OT| EV 2.0
People often times seem surprised that there are more EV companies out there than Tesla, granted none of these are as mature as Tesla, but some of them might well be able to catch up and take a bite out of the market in future. Many of these will undoubtedly go the way of the dodo, as these companies are sprouting up like mushrooms at the moment. Every Chinese tech billionaire worth his or her salt is seemingly currently starting their own EV company. I thought it might be interesting to discuss the EV market overall and how all the entrants stack up and develop over time. (location dependent):(ish):: Non conventional primarily EV companies: Relatively new entrant from China, with a development center in Michigan. Relatively far along the development cycle Likely to see the light of day. Very new entrant in the market, little is known so far. Well into development, they have prototypes driving around the streets. They see themselves as being focused on luxury. Based on and around the Fisker. Electric and hydrogen semi truck company from Utah. They actually already sell their cars in China, should arrive on western roads soon. Formerly known as Atieva, relatively far along the development cycle. The only bus manufacturer on the list, currently busy selling their vehicles to municipalities around the world. The only European company on the list so far. Based in Croatia and founded by a young entrepreneur. Whatever you want to say about Tesla and its eccentric owner and founder, it did kick start the electric vehicle development we are seeing today. Another electric truck company with a few notable prospective clients to its name already. Future mobility company, unclear to me what their business model actually is going to be. Conventional automotive manufacturers with electric vehicles on the road: Volkswagen Conventional automotive manufacturers with sizable electric vehicle development ongoing: If there is interest I will add more info in future, but this has already taken too much of my time as is. :p The list is also probably also not exhaustive...
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Thread Tearing down statues is nice....Now we need to topple a mountain. A thread on the history of Confederate Mt Rushmore. Stone Mountain.
I had no idea what Stone Mountain was when we went to visit it last year on our Appalachian Road-Trip. Needless to say I was rather bewildered when I actually saw it...
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Thread Trump: The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
Will they be struck from the voter roll? It's really not hard to imagine the GOP start writing bills to automatically strike people affiliated with from the voter registration and giving them extra hoops to jump through to get back on.
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Thread Trump: The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
I wonder what the international repercussions would be. Because I seriously doubt any self respecting government around the world is going to follow suit. Would the trump admin then try to sanction them?
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Thread Andrew Yang Is a Fucking Idiot...
Given this is one in a series of tweets that Yang has posted on the subject, a thread focusing on a single tweet out of context mischaracterizes his complete views concerning reform of the U.S. criminal justice system. Feel free to make another thread that offers a more comprehensive look.
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Thread UK Political Era |OT1| Dis United Kingdom
Any rebels either side?I wouldn't count on it. One argument I recently heard from someone on the matter was that Switzerland had a razor thin referendum on joinining and voted against it, now there is a very comfortable majority to not join and they have found their place and comfort in how things are now for the most part.
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Thread How many times have you participated in a large protest in your lifetime?
Easily 15+ I’ve been to climate strikes all over. Went to COP 2009 in Kopenhagen for the protest at the climate conference. Many anti nuclear power protests and other political demonstrations across Germany. And a variety of protests since moving to the US, anti war, anti fascism, anti climate change, BLM. I will Continue to go no matter where I am.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Guess it's time to repost this Ok, let's do this! As per 's suggestion lets have a Metro DetroitEra Meetup at ! Bear in mind that there is a small entrance fee on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, admission is $3 before 3pm, $5 after 3pm, and $7 after 5pm. This is admission fee supports the festival as well as 13 non-profit partners.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
The "chicken" nuggets at the Detroit Filling station are legit. But the vegan Tiramisu they serve is probably the best I have ever had! Vegan Soul was good but similar to CMO probably too comforty/fast foodie for me to go all the time. The GreenSpace Cafe is delicious Seva is pretty good. Still plenty to explore.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Ok, let's do this! As per 's suggestion lets have a Metro DetroitEra Meetup at ! Bear in mind that there is a small entrance fee on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, admission is $3 before 3pm, $5 after 3pm, and $7 after 5pm. This is admission fee supports the festival as well as 13 non-profit partners.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Why the hell is car insurance so expensive here? Just got a quote for $410 per month from Allstate, are they having a laugh? I paid $1500 a year in California...
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Also, if anyone has any contacts in the Oakland School District, my wife an elementary school teacher looking for a new job would love to pick your brain.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
Neat, thanks for the heads up. Will check it out! On a completely unrelated matter, why is the DMV not called DMV in Michigan? And is it going to be an equally awful experience even though it is called the Office of the Secretary of State? At least I made appointments ahead of time. Wish me luck for this afternoon.
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
I cannot believe there is no Metro DetroitEra! Almost four million people and no OT? Seing as I am going to board a plane in a minute to fly to DTW and will thusly become a Michigandan in a matter of hours, I thought this needed rectifying. So what have I gotten myself into by moving to Royal Oak, Michigan? Any people interested in meetups or hanging out?
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Thread Metro DetroitEra |OT| Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.
So level with me folks, what is a Detroit Style Pizza? I better learn quick by the looks of it. Also is there such a thing as a Vegan Detroit Style Pizza?
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Thread Chicago ERA | OT | Second City to None
Hey Chicago ERA, I have two re-entry ticket for 360 Chicago. They should be good till tomorrow lunchtime. It seems highly unlikely that we will want to go again, so first poster to call dibs here and PM me their email address gets them. Edit. Gone.
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Thread LTTP: Prey - What if Shodan was a Typhon?
Very briefly started playing mooncrash yesterday evening. Not quite sure what that is yet to be honest. Any general pointers as to what to do/not to do? I haven't died yet but am lead to believe that I will and that it is roguelike? Or should I just continue playing it blind and seeing what happens?
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Thread LTTP: Prey - What if Shodan was a Typhon?
Considering all the dishonored games are great, I love Deus Ex and all things System Shock I am ashamed to admit how long it took for me to take the plunge on this one. But wow, just finished my second play through and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. The game is dripping in atmosphere, the game play is really good, the story is engaging and interesting till the end. Had to lower the difficulty level at various points during the game because I was nope'ing out with those Nightmares and the higher level Typhons can give you a run for your money with the limited amount of resources you have. Not to mention those bloody laser operators... Special shout out to the soundtrack, which is often times just background music to me personally, but this has some really great songs. From the very first oneThrough the Yellow Tulip LoungeTo the very last song of the credits Was the game successful? Wish I had picked it up at full price now to support the developers. But I guess whatever Arkane puts out next I will be there day one.
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Thread PlayStation Plus IGC |OT| Last Wednesday before the first Tuesday of the month
In case people didn’t realise. You can play a lot of the old (legacy) Hitman (1) maps in Hitman 2 without purchasing hitman 2. Just download hitman two and the legacy maps from the psn store. You also get trophies for both individually.
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Thread PlayStation Plus IGC |OT| Last Wednesday before the first Tuesday of the month
Not sure if it is just me, but you might consider rehosting the game images. As the hotlinked ones are not showing up for me. Everything I post on Era, I rehost on imgur.com first.
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT6| I will not be closing this thread when the second wave hits.
Ok, I'll admit it, that was a bad take. Just a little jaded from all the stories of everyone flocking outside all over the place and not social distancing. Let's be honest Biden could go anywhere and social distance by default thanks to his secret service detail... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Thread US PoliEra 2020 |OT6| I will not be closing this thread when the second wave hits.
The thing is Biden is also signaling it is ok to go out and do your thing. Not everyone has the good fortune of a secret service detail to keep other people at bay.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
Unless you are close to reaching that magic number (~5 years out) there is only so much point thinking about it as (tax) laws will change significantly in the next 10-20 years. But there are all sorts of strategies for early retirement strategies start .
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
My condolences. Just take the windfall and add it to your existing plan as your plan stands. If that means selling the 50% stocks which might not coincide with your plan, so be it. reinvest it straight away along with the cash and move on.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
Well, if you want to invest it bulk, once you have it. Personally in your situation I would be hesitant to invest it at all till I have a job though. But I don't know your situation, you might have something lined up already or are not at all worried about finding something new.
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Thread How Epidemics Work - Epidemic, Endemic, and Eradication Simulations [Primer YouTube Video]
I am a fan of Primer anyway he has some really cool videos explaining how e.g. evolution works based on simple to understand simulations. He released a new one on Epidemics which is quite interesting and shows potential effects of "herd" imunity and vaccination. It shows nicely why we will be bouncing up and down with peaks till we get a vaccine.
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Thread French Drug Giant Sanofi(which gets over 150M Euros in Tax Relief) Takes Heat After Suggesting U.S. May Get 1st Vaccine Access(due to $ invested)
could I ask you the edit your opening post. We don’t allow whole sale copy and past of entire articles. Thanks.
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Thread UK Political Era |OT1| Dis United Kingdom
No this is wrong a manifesto should be pretty all encompassing looking at all major aspects of life without getting bogged down in the fine print. No one seriously thinks the labour government would have been able to do all that in the first 100 days, that was never the states goal.
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Thread Vice: Canada Assault-Rifle Ban To Cost Gun Sellers Hundreds of Millions, Retailers Says The Ban Will Decimate Industry, Lobbies To Vote Conservative
Oh no, what will we do without this pillar of society?
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Thread Biden: “If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."
It's amazing to me, that people still believe the Republicans are not going to be weaponizing this to kingdom come. Especially when they have already started. Not going to signal boost the YouTube attack ad itself, but it is linked in this article. The GOP is going to go hard on this, as is Trump himself, to think otherwise seems naive to me.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
1) Depends... what is your income/tax situation like? 2) Either really, I use Fidelity for everything because my 401k is at Fidelity. Without that constraint most favor Vanguard. 3) That is what we are here for. :) Go to Vanguard and open an account there, that can be your first action item. :)
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
As pie mentioned. Unless you are a member of the , being flexible is key. Most people you find on MMM et al. would be perfectly fine with substituting their passive income in off years.you have to remember in order to make up for a really bad year you would not need to have your high paying full time job to make ends meet as your foundation of passive income is still there. Also loads of people will take the flexibility of moving. I for one plan on primarily traveling once I am FI. And in bad years I will be quite happy to spend my time in Thailand rather than Zurich where cost of living will be much cheaper to weather out the storm, or I will spend a month longer at my parents in the summer. Overall the 4% rule should give you plenty of cushion. and if that is too risky for you aim for the 3% rule and work how ever many years more. It will be impossible to avoid risk entirely. And if your dream is to 100% only sit on the beach drinking margaritas and never lifting a finger again, then no number is safe.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
I disagree, the basic principle is quite sound and simple. The more of your regular income you can squirrel away the more you can invest and build a nest egg. Granted there probably is a cutoff point on the low end where people legitimately cannot save because they are struggling to make ends meet. Where that threshold is will obviously depend on many factors and personal circumstance. However many (most?) people can easily trim fat and save more than they currently do. Of course assuming you avoid lifestyle creep it is much easier to save 50% of your income when you are making six figures.
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Thread Retirement-Era |OT| How to Invest For Retirement
I also only re balance by buying. most of my investment 401k, HSA, IRA, run on auto pilot, every now and then when I have a sizable chunk of money to invest manually I will re-balance by buying more of what I am low on and less of what I am high on.
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Thread How can people call themselves ’animal lovers’ and then eat meat?
The way I see it we all live on a spectrum. On the one end is zero ecological footprint on the other is eating engendered species every day while jet setting around the globe on a private jet and burning rain forest for fun. To be as close as humanly possible to the one end would mean I just go and string myself up over the nearest compost heap. Ever single thing one does moves one further up or down the spectrum. And everyone has to find a balance and find their place on the spectrum. Not all things are equally easy/hard. And I would argue that on balance eating predominantly plant based is relatively speaking easy and something people have a personal choice and influence over. (To be clear I am not hand waving the existence of food deserts or any other of a multitude of personal hardships some individuals might face preventing them from eating predominantly plant based) I'd argue it's easier than e.g. living in most places in the US without a car. I am aware of all these things and do my best to have more of my life's choices point me towards the positive side. Everything I do? Unequivocally not. Could I personally do more? Probably. Am I doing more than the average middle class westerner? Probably? People have to understand their personal life's choices have consequences and I will continue to side eye people who are concerned about animal welfare or climate change yet do not even consider cutting down on their daily meat excesses.
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Thread How can people call themselves ’animal lovers’ and then eat meat?
Well arguable slaughtering animals is inhumane, period. Also I do always find it strange that many carnivores bang on about "ethical sourced meats", when the fact of the matter is that a vast, vast, vast majority of meat is not and will never be produced that way. I'd argue most people who bang that drum don't go out of their way to find a local farm but just get their meat at the local super market just like almost everyone else.
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Thread How can people call themselves ’animal lovers’ and then eat meat?
I mean we don't need to argue about what is "easy", however beans, lentils, soy, broccoli, spinach, etc. are not exactly exclusive food staples that can only be found at Wholefoods.
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Thread How can people call themselves ’animal lovers’ and then eat meat?
What’s so hard to understand. Many vegans/vegetarians didn’t become vegan/vegetarian because they hate the taste of meat or their favourite childhood dishes... Also it’s about making plant based food more accessible to carnivores. Many of whom say things like “ I need Ma meat” or “proteeeeeen!”
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Thread How can people call themselves ’animal lovers’ and then eat meat?
Personally, I don’t think this comparison works it’s about doing what is reasonably within your power. For example I care about both the climate and animals, so we only have one car, having no car is not really reasonable within most of the US. However not me eating meat is reasonable and possible almost everywhere.
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
Just curious, when buying Anno 1800 on EGS or Humble, is that an uplay key? Or will I be able to play with friends who have it on Epic while I have it on uplay? Also can I buy the season pass 2 on EGS when I have the Gold version including S1 on uplay? [edit] It appears to not be possible to just buy DLC on EGS without owning the base game on EGS. I do wish something lime GamesAnywhere were a thing.It's showing up for 60 on Humble for me. But I will point a friend towards EGS then. Thanks!
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
I love coconut ice-cream, also the vegan ben and jerries are imho indistinguishable from their regular ice cream. Also welcome!We are not dogmatic around here. I consider myself strict vegetarian and for the most part vegan. Pretty much everything we cook and eat at home is vegan, but on the road it's not always easy. Welcome to the thread.
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
Went to a screening of Game Changers yesterday. Fantastic documentary, with many genuinely funny parts. It will be on Netflix starting next wedensday and if I don't forget I'll create an OT for it then. The focus is clearly on vegan athletes and that fabled . But it does tie it all together with environmental concerns and animal welfare at the end too. Debunks so many common misconceptions and shows how a plant based diet is a) the fuel we are evolved to run on and no matter what more healthy and beneficial. Some interesting tid bits I thought were interesting and want to highlightIt's a great movie, I highly recommend it if you get the chance ahead of next week, elsewise check it out on Netflix. My favorite quote from the movie
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
Man, fuck the Investor class. They are freaking insatiable, just like in real life... I've built so many eyewear and light bulb factories, not to mention the amounts of coffee they are gobbling up... , I would like to request that we be able to settle additional new-worlds and additional new maps overall. I am starting to run out of space but cannot be arsed to start again from scratch.
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
The Arctic is significantly more tricky. But as long as you have a heating station closely connected to all houses you should be fine. Each heating station requires on steady source of coal. my problem was thelimited space so not sure how much a recommended layout works.
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
How is one supposed to (reliably) get legendary animals/flowers/artifacts for ones museums? I've bought everything possible from M Kahadina, but she only seems to carry stuff up to rare. I am missling like two dozen mostly legendary or epic artifacts. Going on expeditions and holding expositions seems like a huge gamble and rarely yields something I don't already have...
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Thread Anno 1800 |OT| A whole new world
Nice! Is it in any way possible to expand to new areas? I.e. a new "New World" sector to conquer? Anyway, as Anno 1800 is a gorgeous game I thought I would share my creation. I left the Old World behind it is in a reasonably safe equilibrium throwing off up to $10k. Once that was set I moved to Cape Trelawney. My main capitol with the Investor blocks front and center. Once I realized the upper classes no longer need pleb stuff like markets and churches they were moved to the back of the city to where the commoners live... Even zoomed in it looks really pretty! The power lines can be quite hideous though when you plaster an area with cobbled roads... Better view of the harbor, lots of fishing going on there... They are providing for 50k people. Rolling hills of wheat overlooking the city. (more fisheries in the background. I love the fact that one can freely place the fields now (as opposed to the Anno's of old), I have long strips to reach the edge of the map and then utilize as much area as possible that would else wise be wasted. Beer and bread being harvested out back. All the metal works have been moved to one island. All the raw materials are sent from all over the continent to this one island where they are refined and then sent on to the main island. One of the many small islands without a population just working off their standard island population once they get their own harbor. I feel like a dirty colonialist by just using the New World to farm coffee, cotton and rum for my empire to gobble up. It is really hard to get a balance that works in the arctic. I have torn down the entire island twice to rebuild it from scratch to try and make it work.... They get schnaps, coal and brass from the old world to even have a chance at surviving out there... Trying to settle a glacier for that sweet sweet natural gas is also a pain in the backside. They are very finicky and as you can see one refinery recently exploded. I have yet to replace it as they are short on workers already... Electricity is currently a big weak spot of my main island. Trying to rely on clean natural gas is proving perilous and unreliable. I might have to suck it up and run a train with dirty oil through my main city.... I have basically spent a majority of my winter vacation building this city. - No regrets.
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
Don't beat yourself up. Especially in a work setting where I have limited control (e.g. going out to dinner with customers/colleagues; being on a business trip in the middle of nowhere) I am usually content if I find something vegetarian. I try not to be dogmatic about it. That said I do bring lunch to work every day.
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
Welcome welcome. For recipes I always end up just googling " vegan simple recipe" I love minimalist baker, because their recipes typically have very short ingredients lists and don't rely heavily on dozens of special one-off items (which I try to avoid anyway) Might I ask why you cannot eat nuts, avocado and kale? They are all super nutritious and thereby very popular.
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
Probably late to he party but... Beyond beef burgers. OMG Now granted I have not had real beef burgers for 10 odd years. But this taste like the real deal. Taste, texture, look. Just a little pricey. But we are sure to have them again as a treat every now and then.
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Thread VeganERA |OT| Eat your veggies
1. Well if most meals don't taste good to you I suggest you switch out your rotation. 2. A huge bag of quinoa is not that expensive at Costco. 3. Why are you concerned about calorie intake? Are you already very underweight? if not your body will self regulate to a large degree and tell you how much it wants and needs to eat. Works especially well if you are not hocked on sugars and processed foods.
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Thread Prison and Police Abolition Resources and Discussion OT
I mean the bolded is kind of the point. All these changes cannot happen in isolation. No one in their right mind is proposing just closing all prisons and police stations one day to the next and then calling it a day without other adjoining sweeping societal and policy changes. All these measures are tightly interwoven and meshed... E.g. if everyone had housing, shelter, food and all round a dignified life guaranteed to them. Petty property crime would become a non-issue...
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Thread ERA's tree planting thread - 38k Earth Day update
From their FAQ If you registers a high number of planted trees we ask you additional information to make sure the registered trees have been planted. You can provide us with images, videos or news articles via email to support us in verification. Using the geo-location of tree planting location, everyone can check if the registered trees are really there. More features regarding maps and satellite imagery will be available when we are out of beta. Trillion Tree Campaign is based on user trust and we believe it is user's responsibility to only register trees that have been planted by them.
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Thread PSA Thread of "Add this game to your account now and keep it forever"
Thanks, I was browsing the bethesda site earlier, is there anywhere I can see my library online in the browser or even in the client? I see all games but cannot seem to just see my library. Same shit with the Battle.net launcher... I am stumped...
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Thread The MK Interview: Tara Reade
I am quoting myself from earlier in the thread. The MK team has legitimate metoo people With relevant experience on it. I have little doubt that this kind of interview is an immensely stressful situation for the victim. Personal rapport and feeling comfortable seem paramount and who are we to judge who Tara Reade feels comfortable talking with. Is MK a problematic choice? No doubt. But it’s what we have to work with. Let’s not second guess the victim for the difficult choices she has to make.
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Thread Games you remember, names you don't
I had a Gameboy game, where you were a spaceship (?) at bottom of the screen shooting blocks up and completing rectangles from individual blocks to get points, the larger the rectangle the more points. Similar to Lumines somewhat... Not sure if I can remember more about it, but I really liked it at the time...
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Thread Bicycle ERA |OT| This Is Why
Hey everybody, what is your take traffic rules, do you follow them all to the letter when out riding? I find car drivers are far more concerned about my obeying the rules than themselves. I cycle home through a residential area with loads of stop signs, and I slow down but stop unless there is something coming from either side... A woman got very upset with me about that yesterday yelling out of her car while I was rolling past her. I am sure she always obeys all traffic laws... Or in the mornings I will stop at red lights but if nothing is coming I then take off... I feel at a disadvantage cycling in LA anyway, so I feel like taking some liberties is only fair. :p
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Thread California voters asked to vote by mail in November due to coronavirus fears
Being reported in the LA Times and BI Hopefully more states will follow, it really should be the norm to easily vote by mail for every eligible voter.Well, it's a start at least.
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Thread DUNE | OT | Denis Villeneuve movie, Frank Herbert books etc.
I started reading road to dune. (Yes, yes I know, but all the original dune novels have long waiting lists at the library). this is a prequel right?Hundreds (thousands?) years in the past. Why the hell are all the people called the same? There is a gurney Hallek, yuhe, etc. Not to mentionother names are eerily similar. Harkoneans or something.
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Thread DUNE | OT | Denis Villeneuve movie, Frank Herbert books etc.
So I finished Paul of Dune over the holidays and am almost done with Messiah. I must say I really liked Paul of Dune. I honestly don't know where all the hate comes from. Reading Messiah I can see inconsistencies in characterizations that are kind of jarring, but then again a lot of time has passed and people change.
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Thread DUNE | OT | Denis Villeneuve movie, Frank Herbert books etc.
I'm really not sure I get the hate for Paul of Dune. i am 2/3s through and for the most part enjoying it. Like the war of assasins on Caladan Like Fenring and his ilk on the Theraxi (sp?) homeworld Enjoy the various skirmishes of the Jihad And the assassination attempt had me on the edge of my seat. So why should I hate this?
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Thread LEGO ERA |OT| Rebuilding One Brick at a Time.
Honestly I think it is very lame to just a straight re-release. It's not even trying to be at least a little bit new like the Falcon. Even the Falcon was disappointing to be honest. I would much prefer a proper re-imagining with all the new bricks and techniques. And there are still plenty of landmarks LEGO could be producing before recycling.
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Thread quarantine bread
Once a day is probably not enough. I do twice a day. Also try doing half half whole grain and all purpose. You can tell if your starter is hungry or not. Once it has peaked and starts to deflate it is hungry, you can tell by the fact that the starter is no longer rund and fluffy along the top edge of the jar, but starting to drag down from the sides. (hope that description makes sense). I made a sourdough with garlic and rosemary today....
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Thread Is Quiet the worst character design this gen?
It's the worst character design in a game that I played this gen. Her posing on the chopper made me feel really uncomfortable every time we flew into a mission. As soon as I could she was wearing full combat gear to tone it down a little at least...