Skip to main content

Recent Posts

91
DnD Central / Re: Everything Trump…
Last post by krake -
It is hard to imagine him sinking any lower, but given time he will surely find a way.
There's hope for better! :devil:



 
92
DnD Central / Re: Finding the best system of economy
Last post by Frenzie -
2. Haircuts:
3. Dry-cleaning:
Those sound a lot more sensible, but my "get my hair cut as little as I think I can get away with" approach has nothing to do with money. It sounds more like an excuse really. Oh, I didn't get my hair cut because I'm saving money. Not at all because I didn't want to bother planning or going. ;)

The big difference with the underwear thing is that it's actually something you have to do every few weeks to months, as opposed to every few years. Plus I can literally buy years worth of underwear for the cost of one or two haircuts. Or one to two pairs of Björn Borg, but even then the gist of it holds up.

4. Fast food: Many analysts believe that during financial downturns, consumers are far more likely to purchase cheaper fast food options, while when the economy heads into an upswing, patrons are more likely to focus more on buying healthier food and eating in nicer restaurants.
Yet I'm cheaper and healthier off by doing neither... Maybe it's a cultural divide with Americans but I think most people cook their meals at home most of the time here. And fast food isn't nearly cheap enough to compete with reasonable quality TV dinners/salads in the first place. You can get decent to quite good ready-made meals/meal salads from about € 3 at the cheaper end to € 5-6 at the higher end.[1] Or you can cook for yourself and eat for something closer to € 1.50/portion while getting an experience superior to the € 6 option.

We always cook enough food for 2 or 3 days. It's hardly any more effort in order to significantly reduce the workload throughout the week.

Anyway, the tl;dr is that if you like the food at more expensive restaurants then you can get expensive ready-made meals for fast food prices. Switching to fast food makes zero sense unless you like fast food. It's a completely different category of food.
I just checked and you can get a 400 g premade vegetable lasagna with 185 grams of veggies and no added sugar for € 2.19 at AH. I don't know what it tastes like but it sure sounds a lot better than your average fast/junk food. And keep in mind that's the cheap option.
93
DnD Central / Re: Everything Trump…
Last post by jax -
In 2017 Trump both-sided white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville.

In 2019 he both-sided the child rapists and torturers of IS.

It is hard to imagine him sinking any lower, but given time he will surely find a way.
94
DnD Central / Re: Finding the best system of economy
Last post by ensbb3 -
So I was wondering why just men's underwear? I'm not even sure I was actually there for the purchase of my current batch in circulation. Pretty sure I'd have to get down to like three pair before laundry day wouldn't keep up and I'd notice. Nevertheless the answer to my question seems a bit sexist. At least the articles I Googled up are aware of it, then proceed to overstate women's vanity. Mine were purchased by a woman. Not sure what that proves, but I'm pretty sure the answer to that is nothing. Or at least nothing meaningful to the economy. 

Critics of this theory suggest that it may be inaccurate for several reasons, including the frequency with which women purchase underwear for men, and an assumed tendency for men not to purchase underwear until it is threadbare regardless of the performance of the economy.

(...)

Some other Unconventional Economic Indicators that have been promoted include:

1. Hemlines: First suggested in 1925 by George Taylor of the Wharton School of Business, the Hemline Index proposes that skirt hemlines are higher when the economy is performing better. For instance, short skirts were in vogue in the 1990s when the tech bubble was increasing.
2. Haircuts: Paul Mitchell founder John Paul Dejoria suggests that during good economic times, customers will visit salons for haircuts every six weeks, while in bad times, haircut frequencies drop to every eight weeks.
3. Dry-cleaning: Another favorite Greenspan theory, this indicator suggests that dry cleaning drops during bad economic times, as people only take clothes to the cleaners when they absolutely need to when budgets are tight.
4. Fast food: Many analysts believe that during financial downturns, consumers are far more likely to purchase cheaper fast food options, while when the economy heads into an upswing, patrons are more likely to focus more on buying healthier food and eating in nicer restaurants.

I just spent 20mins googling people's underwear buying habits. This kind of stuff is why I keep coming back. :)
95
Browsers & Technology / Re: Keeping an eye on Opera
Last post by Frenzie -
Didn't read yet, but looks like it might be interesting: https://blogs.opera.com/news/2019/10/world-browser-day-oct-16-oslo-plaque/
96
The Lounge / Re: What music are you listening to right now?
Last post by Frenzie -
Mika's new album, My Name Is Michael Holbrook. It's available in pointless hi-res, but I don't know if it's got better dynamic range than the regular CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AbE5M6tHLk
97
DnD Central / Re: Finding the best system of economy
Last post by Frenzie -
I don't know how I compare to "men" in general, but I don't even think about buying underwear unless I happen to randomly run across some and they look decent or if I think what I've got is wearing down...

And anyway, if you're wary of spending a few Euros on some underwear once every few years then you're just plain poor.

I have a pair of Björn Borg boxers that were given to me as a present. They're like € 25? Maybe € 30? They're definitely not bad, but not substantially (if at all) better than C&A underwear for € 5. It's possible that it's a touch more durable but I doubt it.

If anything I'd simply be (even) less likely to be out shopping if I were trying to save money, i.e., to be in a situation where I'd run across some underwear.

Anyway, just a simple hypothesis of course, but wouldn't it rather make sense that underwear sales rise and fall along with sales of most things?
98
DnD Central / Re: Finding the best system of economy
Last post by ersi -
Want to Know the Economic Forecast? Check Your Underwear
The Men's Underwear Index, as it's known, was originally conceived of and popularized by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan. It looks at the sale of men's underwear as an indicator of economic growth. In a healthy economy, the theory goes, men are more likely to buy new underwear; in shakier times, they're more wary of spending and don't buy much new underwear because it's not a true necessity. [...]

So does the Men's Underwear Index hold water? Well, in 2008 and 2009, sales of men's underwear began to slow, which matched with the Great Recession. In fact, according to H&R Block, in the years leading up to and including the Recession, there was a three percent increase in men buying single pairs of underwear and a decrease in men buying multi-packs -- a sign that buyers were looking to make one pair of underwear stretch a bit further. As the economy started to come back to life, men's underwear sales across the U.S. began to increase again. They stayed pretty consistent.

Currently, it looks like men's underwear sales for 2019 are down a bit. [...] But if you haven't bought new underwear in a while, you might want to. Economic certainty be damned.
99
Otter Browser Forum / utility of the crash'report ?
Last post by Quetzal -
well, in the beginning i used to send the crach'report ever... now ... not any more...  :doh:

are they usefull for the team ??? it's better to them or you got yet enough work ?
100
Otter Browser Forum / little bug ?
Last post by Quetzal -
hello all
a little difficulty with the #300... some .html files
the accentuation in the files adress are coded as é => é and é then it can't read/open the file

it was working correctly before

thanks a lot