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Gingko100 replied to the An Open Letter board. 11:22 AM

Re: Am Open Letter

I used to manage a remote team. We met 2x a year, but otherwise all over the phone, and it worked great. I don't see any issues with it.

Thu Oct 23

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:41 PM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

I have friends here in northern CA who do it for various veggies. me, I'm a fairly lazy gardener, so have not done it. I admire people who do though!

Tue Oct 21

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:03 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

I thought good liberals supported divorce for any reason or no reason at all.
No one - except you - has brought politics into it. This isn't a political board. I don't care if he - or you - or the person who made this comment - is [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:54 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

I would say that nothing to extremes is healthy. This guy is way off the chart on the "travel/nomad" side of things. So, no, abandoning your family to play itinerant magical elf is not healthy or admirable. But similarly, hoarders, whose [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 12:47 PM

Re: They're right

So many people that could apply to...

Mon Oct 20

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:50 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

I bought a stove, and it's a thing, but nearly every time I cook on it, I'm glad I paid for the gas version and not the electric.
I love, love, love my gas stove (medium-expensive "thing"), and my cast iron skillet ($8 garage [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:53 PM

Re: Retired on $30,000 a Year

I'd rather travel than have a car any day, but I live where I don't need one. I know that SP think travel is worthless, but for many of us we would prefer to have experiences rather than stuff. If you hate travel, that's fine. Nothing wrong at all [more]

Wed Oct 8

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:09 AM

Re: Pathetic

"The needful" is standard Indian English dialect. It is as common a phrase there as "Help me out" or "Follow up on this" is here. It's 100% not slang and standard in India. f course, any successful scammer should know [more]

Thu Oct 2

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:52 PM

Re: One Very Progressive Restaurant

Not so rare. It's standard at Chez Panisse here in Berkeley. There are a number of restaurants in Northern CA (not the majority, but not an insignificant #), that follow the European model of service included.

Wed Oct 1

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:10 PM

Re: Texas Ebola/Calif. plastic bag ban.

CA has already in effect almost banned plastic bags for a few years now by making them cost more. Me, I've used reusable canvas bags for a decade or more - it's cheap and easy, and I've never gotten sick from them. All this hoo-hah about the public [more]

Sat Sep 27

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Gingko100 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:52 PM

Re: Kick Gas

I doubt I'm alone in not wanting to live in a high density of people.
Really can't see any quality of life in that situation.

Indeed you are not,. But many of us prefer it. I have chosen my whole adult life to live in large, dense, [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:47 PM

Re: Kick Gas

The major legacy transit cities (SF, NY, Chicago) are barely growing at all.

***But I don't think that is by choice. Most people are simply priced out of the downtown market. Real estate prices suggest that there is pretty strong demand for [more]

Fri Sep 26

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:18 PM

Re: Late payment - car shuts down!

My car's been vandalized on the streets in Oakland. Things can happen to cars anywhere. It's a shame he had to leave it there, but no one forced him to sign up for this plan or that loan.

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:36 PM

Re: Late payment - car shuts down!

Oh, well in that case it doesn't sound bad as long as it can't be done when car is in use. Easier than repo, and no different from getting cellphone (electric, etc) service cut off if you don't pay.

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:40 PM

Re: Late payment - car shuts down!

Sounds super dangerous to me. What happens if it is shut off while you are stopped in traffic on the freeway or at a light? Are there fail-safes to be sure this doesn't happen?

Wed Sep 24

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:09 AM

Re: Whole Foods vs. HEB vs. Mariano's grocery

Here, my local market (Berkeley Bowl) is consistently the lowest, and has an amazing produce selection (you want Indian and Chinese bitter melon? 15 kinds of apples? 10 kinds of sweet potatoes? No problem!). So I always go there, unless I'm slammed [more]

Tue Sep 23

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:22 AM

Re: Out of network doctors

Goofy: Your posts on this thread have been needlessly personally aggressive and frankly kind of nasty to texirish. This is not PA or RECF. Your points can be made without snark or jabs at other posters. One can have a perfectly reasoned argument [more]

Sat Sep 20

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Gingko100 replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 11:05 PM

Re: Becoming more convinced

I can only assume you are talking about Jedi. I used to have somewhat normal (non-political) conversations with him on RECF years ago. But I think he's gone completely off the rails. He started ranting all the time in every forum - hysterical [more]

Wed Sep 17

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:25 AM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

blecch - don't post at night. I meant high school not "hush" school, and diff EQ's, not diff 'els."

Thanks siri...

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:23 AM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

Agree 100% with ellipsoid. I started as an art history major, but the thing that got me into engineering was all my fantastic experimental physics classes in (my public!) high school (plus a GREAT HS calculus course). In those classes, science was [more]

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