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ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Random opinions about alcohol

But don't you think most of the customers have at least tried making their own?

It's way simpler than beer, and even if it's bad at first it is usually drinkable once it has been forgotten in a closet.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Free PDF Books Library

It looks like it's all public domain stuff.

You could use this convert epub -> pdf with calibre, and not bother with the advertising and email signups.

If you are Australian, check this too Their public domain rules are more lax.

When I saw the headline I thought it might be likely exercising hours everyday might be a symptom not a cause.

    it is still somewhat unclear whether inactivity is a symptom of or contributor to poor mental health. The authors of the new research note that their study cannot confirm cause and effect.

    The authors suggest that people doing extreme amounts of exercise might have obsessive characteristics which could place them at greater risk of poor mental health.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 8, 2018

I hardly post except when I'm angsty and whiney, but this week has been good so I don't have much to say except have a nice week.

The pickiness point struck out to me, it makes sense that a cohort with house ownership harder to save for would be more picky when they did manage to buy.

It just clicked that the millennial they interviewed bought a house in an old neighborhood with a lot of gentrification happening, which changes the pickiness question into whether it is a millennial thing or a gentrification thing, which the article doesn't touch.

I'm not sure Dallas does gentrification very well either though -- seems to be about rebuilding or adding on to max the square footage and slapping granite countertops all over. That's another reason millennials are buying fewer houses here. The square footage has skewed bigger. The neighborhood I was born in had a bunch of 1000 or 1400 square foot houses and in the last 10 years most of them have been rebuilt to 2 or 3 thousand.

Yes I have played with that. Our situation isn't an apples to apples comparison: here, renting a house is more expensive than buying one, but renting is usually cheaper than buying for apartments/townhomes, especially the small ones.

And we don't need more than a 1 br place for now, and won't need bigger for a few years. So we are better off renting what we need now instead of buying what we will want later.

By the numbers, my wife and I are far better off renting an apartment and saving the difference between a mortgage and rent, instead of competing with this market. Also, odds are we will move more than once inside DFW before picking a place to stay long enough to make buying a good idea.

Maybe use less disposable packaging and pick up litter. Mostly I just want to share this quote:

    One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Beer Can Chicken!

Alabama: I made barbecue!

Texas: Awesome, what did you make?

Alabama: I just said- barbecue.

Texas: But did you smoke brisket, or ribs, or sausage, or turkey, or maybe pork shoulder...

Alabama: Smoked pork shoulder, with a really good sauce. That's what barbecue is.

Texas: Oh, tasted pretty good, not bad. But if you used a dry rub instead of sauce, and switched it or for brisket too, then you would have barbecue.

(From a cousin who moved from Texas to Alabama)

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Beer Can Chicken!

What is this "American BBQ"? There is only <my family's recipe for my region's variety>! All else is abomination!

Looks like a delicious abomination though. What are the details? How hot? how long? Hope much sleep did you give up for it? Dry rub? How smokey?

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

It feels more like temporary fascination than drive, but I'm going to run with it.

I've just been modeling springs and dampers and orbiting bodies, the kinds of stuff that shows up in examples mostly. And with those I have been digging into numeric integration methods and trying to implement those for myself.

ThurberMingus  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

Thanks! My wife had been thinking about that

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