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Transportation Modern Mom 12/12/04(Tue)08:23 No. 592 ID: ba9043 [Reply]
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The one thing I haven't seen discussed is Transportation!

For those of us who have a job or are looking, transportation is very important!

It is also important that it is cheap and reliable, not often two things that go well together!

Bikes are OK but if you live in an area where it's a minimum if 10 miles to any place that has work it isn't much help!

Plus most cheap cars don't get great gas mileage (Mine costs almost 120-200 a month in gas) AND you car is often a dead giveaway that you are a poor person!

What suggestions do allz you poor people have regarding cheap and reliable transportation?


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Modern Mom 17/06/19(Mon)05:52 No. 3034 ID: 1d025f
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>>2893
>hopefully soon
Sorry for the wait.

Japanese:
Honda
1985-2007 Honda Accord: Typical Honda reliability with a more refined driving experience than the Civic. Available in sedan, hatchback, wagon, or coupe styles.


1987-2011 Honda Civic: Civics are very hit or miss, try to find an unmolested one or two owner example that was spared from the "import tuner" treatment. Available in sedan, hatchback, wagovan, or coupe styles.

1997-2007 Honda CR-V: The first generation C-RV has a decent amount of aftermarket support for off-roading. As for the other variants of the C-RV, they serve well for your general driving needs (excluding FWD trim).

Honorable Mention:
1986-2001 Honda Prelude and Acura Integra: The pinnacle of front-wheel drive engineering. Aggressive styling and unmatched handling. Good luck finding an example in decent condition.
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Modern Mom 17/06/29(Thu)07:31 No. 3038 ID: 157c6b
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RU
Steel 1988
100km/h - human point.


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Modern Mom 17/07/24(Mon)20:28 No. 3051 ID: 8c62c2

>>1222
This seems like a good way to go for the ultra poor, but it can get stolen pretty easily. Hefty price to pay, but if you factor in not having to pay insurance, gas, licensing fees etc it starts to look way nicer. The only thing cheaper is an actual bicycle. And just like one, you can always repair them yourself and if the motor breaks you can still get home.




How to panhandle Modern Mom 17/07/21(Fri)22:28 No. 3048 ID: 494c89 [Reply]
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I used to be homeless. Here's how to panhandle and make money.

1. Be non-threatening. Don't have a huge dog that barks at people, don't get pissed off when people fuck with you (most white people won't, it's usually blacks or gang-banging messikins). Just don't be an asshole.

2. Be visibly homeless. Don't be completely clean.

3. Have a prop. This can be a wheelchair (it takes a few weeks to get the upper body strength and endurance to wheel yourself around), a cast (get one that you can take off), a cane.

4. You will make at least ten times as much money if you have a small, non-threatening dog. A dachshund is best, a chihuahua is second best. The dog should be calm and not bark at everyone - it takes a few days to train a dog not to bark at everyone.

People will ask you what you need, and a lot will offer to buy you dog food. It's sometimes possible to return the dog food for cash if they give you a receipt, but don't ask for it if they don't give it to you.

5. Be a woman, or at least an attractive man. Women make at least ten times as much money as men.

6. It helps if you have gray hair, especially a gray beard. I'm not sure how to dye hair gray though.
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Bicycle Frames Modern Mom 14/11/12(Wed)16:00 No. 2443 ID: fbfe7f [Reply]
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I'm looking to build myself a "cheap" bike that will replace my truck for all but long drives and when something big needs to be moved. I'm self building because quality bicycles are expensive, most new bicycles don't meet my requirements, and there are a ton of old frames that do satisfy most if not all of my requirements.

I'm about 5' 8.5" with a 30-31"-ish inseam. According to most online frame size calculators for a road bike I should be looking in the 52-54cm range and for a MTB I should be in the 17-18" range.
If I want to purchase a vintage mountain bike frame that does NOT have the downward/upward (depending on POV) sloping top tube which size should I use as a guide?
Pic related


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Modern Mom 17/06/29(Thu)07:21 No. 3037 ID: 157c6b
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Normal frame


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Modern Mom 17/07/03(Mon)06:27 No. 3039 ID: 87f732

>>3037
Is there any practical way to purchase a bicycle piece by piece in this manner?

I've never seen individual frame pieces for sale anywhere.


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Modern Mom 17/07/03(Mon)06:29 No. 3040 ID: 87f732

>>2444
If the 20" fits your height, always go for the tallest frame that you fit.




Leaving "Home" Modern Mom 15/03/27(Fri)06:10 No. 2560 ID: cd727d [Reply]
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Hello /jew/, I'm leaving home here in a few months and was wandering about kitchenware. My family refuses to help me whatsoever. What is the best way to go with cookware at first? cheap and shitty, or the more expensive longer lasting stuff?

This goes for everything kitchen related. Cups,plates,silverware. Everything.


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Modern Mom 17/06/04(Sun)16:33 No. 3029 ID: b52acf

Honestly, whether or not cast iron is worth getting at first depends on how you cook. Sure they're great, if you use them. I'd tell you to start off with a 10" saute pan (like a frying pan but steeper walls and with a lid), either a 2 qt or 3 qt pot, a flat pan for baking, and maybe a casserole dish. With that, you'll be able to do practically anything you want. Over time you may find you prefer a different size (like a 3qt you may find overkill, or no where near big enough if you like to make a lot of soup at one time, a 10" might be pretty big if you only ever use it for one egg in the morning, etc.). With that said, I think it's a little better to go bigger than you think you'll like.

If you go with nonstick, GET WOOD OR PLASTIC utensils. If you use metal, you *will* fuck up and mar the surface.

As for quality, I'd spend around $20-40 for each piece looking for the thickest material I can find for the pots/pans. Bakeware is more whatever unless you get serious about baking. Never, ever immediately put hot cookware directly into water. It'll warp and become a pain in the ass to use/completely unuseable. The thinner the material, the worse it can be. If you can't afford that much, get whatever you can and just be very mindful about warping.


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Modern Mom 17/06/04(Sun)16:40 No. 3030 ID: b52acf

>>3029
continued

Get a good chef's knife, at least 10". It doesn't have to be a $500 Wustoff, but it also shouldn't be a $5 K-Mart one either. If you live in a decent sized city, find a restaurant supply store, and they should have some decent ones for around $20. Learn at least the basics of caring for blades. This is a safety thing. Sharp knives without nicks are safe. Dull knives with knicks aren't. Likewise, get a cutting board. They're cheap and they protect your knife and whatever else you would be cutting on. It doesn't have to be expensive, just anything that's wood or plastic and you're good.


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Modern Mom 17/06/11(Sun)17:35 No. 3032 ID: a6a804

At goodwill they are cheap as shit. I got all mine for free after the semester ended and students dumped theirs on the curb. Basically new just had to wash well.




Modern Mom 13/11/24(Sun)13:05 No. 1753 ID: dfe43d [Reply]
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is fiverr worth bothering with? I can't seem to land a job (even lying in resume) so I figured I could put my photoshop skills to use.

has anybody made any money off there?


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Modern Mom 15/01/09(Fri)11:35 No. 2519 ID: 2b344e

I can tell you personally that a friend made 2000 dollars from it in like 2 months. I only managed to make 32 dollars in like 3 days. I left it then. Never set your prices too low because clients will still pay you


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:58 No. 3019 ID: 21de63

I've had thoughts on trying it out here lately but after the PewDiePie situation. I don't know.


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Modern Mom 17/05/28(Sun)02:52 No. 3027 ID: 16d972

I tried, it didn't work for me




Modern Mom 14/08/10(Sun)21:34 No. 2250 ID: 56d89d [Reply]
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Ok, I have a bit of an unusual problem.

My grandmother died a year ago and left behind a fuckload of shitty furniture. I want to help my parents sell it because they effectively became poorfags sponsoring my education.

Now, this would usually be no problem except the fact that they live in a shitty 2nd world Eastern European country, and in a small(15k residents) town no less. A garage sale, or a Craigslist ad or really anything of the sort is not an option here.

So what the fuck do I do? I doubt that anyone here has experience with this kind of issue, so maybe just help me brainstrom one up? I really want to help my old folks, but can't do so financially because of being stuck in the post-bachelors limbo.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:48 No. 3014 ID: 21de63

>>2302
That shipping price though.


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Modern Mom 17/05/14(Sun)00:08 No. 3022 ID: c7dede

>>2250
Auction. Find a place that does "estate sale" auctions. It'll at least move it quickly


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Modern Mom 17/05/14(Sun)14:45 No. 3023 ID: e9c9be

>>3014
Clean it, take lots of good pictures, and sell it to some wealthy Americans with more money than common sense on eBay. Even with international shipping they'll fucking pay through the nose if you include all the buzzwords they're looking for.




Knowledge+is+power. 13/09/01(Sun)15:57 No. 1591 ID: cb9fa8 [Reply]
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How do you plan to keep the company of women when you are older and still poor?

I'm not trying to mock anyone. I just can't get over the despair myself. What are you doing to avert the crisis?


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Modern Mom 14/09/07(Sun)00:49 No. 2303 ID: ad6abf

grindr buttsecks


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:54 No. 3017 ID: 21de63

I'd rather be alone. It's cheaper that way.


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Modern Mom 17/05/07(Sun)15:05 No. 3020 ID: 0f847c

I guess if I haven't found love by then I'll just fuck off to southeast asia and fuck gold digging 20 year olds like some creep until I have a heart attack.




Cob home general thread Modern Mom 13/03/16(Sat)20:55 No. 1065 ID: f32f24 [Reply]
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Serp /jew/. I need ideas today.

I'm wanting to build a cob house somehow, preferably outside of the U.S. in a country such as Wales, Canada or the like (basically somewhere forested with good hills, mountains and rivers). Ideally I'd like to start an eco-village, but let's stick with the former for now.

How might I go about doing this? Currently I'm working two jobs (both minimum wage, I'm afraid) in order to pay my current living expenses and save up whatever little I can. I may be attending community college soon to work toward an Associates degree, but I'm not convinced college alone can help me achieve this, as I think I'd be getting myself farther in debt than necessary or even practical in this current economy. Basically, I don't want to become a debt slave after I earn my Associates if I can avoid it. I've also been considering focusing on a specific trade for awhile before transferring to a bigger university first in the hopes of being that much better off.

How might I be able to earn up enough credit (and whatever else might be necessary) to buy arable land in another country to do this? Ideally I'd like to go completely off-grid, but that requires me owning land and a home (desiring cob design in my case) first.

I guess I'm looking for a few basic answers and general insight. My questions are:

>Is college (for either Associates or Bachelors degrees) really necessary to get my feet off the ground?
>Would it be worth my time instead to focus on an immediate trade (probably something like railroading, welding, carpentry or forestry)?
>What are the stipends outside of the U.S. for buying land? I'd like to shoot for Wales if at all possible.
>What are the regulations for cob home design?
>Any further thoughts or ideas?
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Modern Mom 14/06/03(Tue)02:41 No. 2113 ID: a9a501

>>2112
This is true. The extreme weather in both seasons makes it very hard to have a shelter as it'll be freezing cold in winter yet in summer it'll be extremely hot. Land is very expensive


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Modern Mom 14/12/24(Wed)01:13 No. 2510 ID: 76aa97

>>1065
Brazil.
Free fruit if you live up north.
Urban cities like middle class America. Everything in between. Relatively easy to immigrate. (even criminals can slip in.)


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:56 No. 3018 ID: 21de63

>>1065
>off-grid
>owning property

Choose one.




Modern Mom 14/05/17(Sat)00:46 No. 2095 ID: 8256d5 [Reply]
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Vending machines.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/05/16/earn-up-to-5000-per-month-with-a-side-business-in-independent-vending-machines/

Could it be a viable option for us here in the west?
My guess is the biggest risk is vandalism and theft.


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Modern Mom 14/05/18(Sun)12:36 No. 2097 ID: 9258b5

>>2095

Depends on the vending machine type, population age-density and your base costs.

If you can't get a small area, then your transportation costs, time to count and the like are extremely high.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:52 No. 3016 ID: 21de63

>>2095
Maybe if you own a laundromat with cameras.




Modern Mom 14/09/26(Fri)00:14 No. 2339 ID: c9142f [Reply]
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Advanced Shoplifting - Anti-anti-theft edition

Featured Security Systems:
Alarmed boxes
Spider Wraps
Versalok
Pillars(sometimes called towers)
Hard Locks
Various RFID tags


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Modern Mom 14/09/28(Sun)01:09 No. 2355 ID: 17b5c3

STOP RIGHT THERE Modern Mom SCUM


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Modern Mom 14/09/30(Tue)00:21 No. 2361 ID: 9491a9
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These are bog standard security tags for clothes, there's 100's of different types and they all function the same.

Grab the pin and spin the body. With a little pressure separating the two it'll pop off in under a minute.


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Modern Mom 17/05/05(Fri)13:51 No. 3015 ID: 21de63

>>2361
Doesn't that just get ink everywhere though?




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