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Florida man who asks silly questions.

This is not my first account; add 168 days to the 'hubskier for' count.

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kantos  ·  11 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 21, 2021

Monday we had dinner with SO's cousin. One of which had prolonged exposure to a symptomatic COVID case... turns out J&J was a horrible choice to get vaccinated with. Of the 5 of us at dinner, I'm the only one who developed symptoms (and tested positive). Everyone else had Moderna. We're assuming it was the Delta variant given I developed symptoms under 24 hours.

First couple days were awful and I should have taken more days off work... but I'm on the mend (each day has been measurably better). Even vaccinated, this was no joke. Kudos to every one pushing vaccines out there. I can't imagine how I would've turned out without the vaccine in my veins.

Also shout out to c_hawk, will respond when I have my head out of the medicated clouds. The live stream demo was lovely to listen to. The visual reminded me of HAM radio waterfall displays. Hope you're crushing it. \m/

kantos  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 440th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

For later

kantos  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what are you reading this summer?

J.L. Collin's "The Simple Path to Wealth". It's meant as an introduction to stocks and investing. At heart, it's a love letter to Vanguard.


- More-or-less walks through r/personalfinance's 'prime directive' with a couple modifications for Step 4 and onward.

    Save/invest 50% of your income

Invest solely in index funds (preferably VTSAX)

- Outlines difference among stocks, bonds, and their derivatives in a simplistic manner. (and when to leverage them - if ever)

- Overall, easy to consume financial literature

Likely skimming through the last 40 pages and get onto James Clavell's "Shogun". The later chapters are more personal opinions on Collin's preferences which track with his anecdotals.

Went through Gaiman's run of "Eternals" in anticipation of the movie release. Not my favorite of Neil's, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I tried getting into Elmore Leonard after finishing Justified on Hulu (highly recommend if you like dramas). Man... the literary style of Leonard is a feat to be more grueling than regular financial lit. Not recommended.... TV show was great, though!

And on that note, I'm running into more folx that found Obama's "A Promised Land" much slower than anticipated.

J. M. DeMatteis's "Moonshadow" is still on the list... along with half my recent amazon orders.

kantos  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 1,000-foot multi-rotor floating Windcatchers to power 80,000 homes each

Definitely an eye catcher worth waiting to see how it pans out.

    Rather than using massive single components, these Windcatchers are built with smaller pieces that are much easier to work with. Once the floating base is installed, most of the rest can be done on deck, without cranes or specialized vessels, and the grid design allows easy access for ongoing maintenance.

You only need to watch the first 15min of this doc to get why these few sentences are promising.

Also, offshore windfarms tend to have 1 nautical mile spacing between each turbine. In terms of installation cost and leasing area, the footprint alone is enticing.

kantos  ·  59 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 435th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

This was made in 2009?


kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 12, 2021

Oh boy, my childhood dog was a Husky/Shepherd mix. I swear he was scared of fetch. And walking wasn’t an option when playing. Made me wonder who was taking who out for a workout at times, LOL.

Best we could do for him was take him to a large park or greenway. Hopefully finding a good vet comes easy (and soon).

kantos  ·  67 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Remember Yang? He’s running for NY mayor... it’s not looking hot.

I’d imagine with AOC and other Dems against this move, Yang is not long for the world of politics after failing to secure a position in the Biden administration (unlike our boi Petey B.).

kantos  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 12, 2021

Ya gotta buy yourself "Kiss Me, I'm Vaccinated!" paraphernalia. Then you can sneeze wherever you want without judgement. :)

For the dog, have you considered frisbee/catch for Moxie? My GF just got a pup of her own... tossing the frisbee is wonderful if I want to be 'lazy' about exercising the absolute unit of a dog. Helps that she's a golden retriever, so its an instinct to bring the toy back. For a Lab (hoping Moxie plays more in the Lab side of the gene pool), fetch needs a wee bit more training, but very do-able.

kantos  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tim Urban: How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)

Still reading through the article, but a certain francopoli comment has some warrant here.

kantos  ·  75 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any such thing as free access to academic papers?

Crap. Right after Mother's Day too... My mom's gonna be pissed when I break the news.