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  • #24736
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    As it happens, we are currently evaluating if we should move the forums to Discourse.
     
    In fact tomorrow I will be starting a forum topic for feedback from the user community from those who have had experience with Discourse (I haven’t).
     
    Ken

    #24734
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    Scott, for some reason the software thought that your replies with links to images were spam. I released them.
     
    Ken

    #24502
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    In an attempt to edit that long link-filled post to clean up the formatting I think I deleted the whole thing.

     
    Now that I have more time to look at the system, I see that something you did caused the system to think that your post was spam and hid it. I have flagged it as not spam and it is visible again now.

    #24495
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    Actually we already have a discussion going about possibly moving the forums to a different platform, and possibly other parts of the website as well. No decisions have been made, but I posted your comment in that discussion.

    #24300
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    It looks like the most recent thread where I went into some detail on what I want is here:
     
    http://www.seasteading.org/forum-list/topic/how-much-would-you-pay-to-live-on-a-seastead/#post-23462
     
    Bear in mind that I’m discussing what I personally want in a seastead for me to personally live on; not what I think anyone else would/should want, nor what I think any particular person/company/organization could/would/should attempt, nor what I think is possible in a near timeframe.

    #24294
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    Wil, I don’t know where you got the idea that I’ve ever been in oceanic aquaculture. I haven’t. The closest I’ve come is one of the user projects that I was considering investing in, but didn’t because the minimum required investment amount was more than I was comfortable with putting into one project.
     
    As for the rest, I’ve previously discussed what I’m personally looking for in a seastead, and none of what is being discussed comes close.

    #24286
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    Actually I will no longer be investing in user seasteading projects.
     
    Due to changes in my job, I’m going to be retiring about seven years earlier than what I had planned on, so I will have less financial resources for retirement than what I had planned, and those lesser resources will have to last longer.
     
    As well, my monetary donations to TSI are going to drop by an order of magnitude, maybe more.

    #24249
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    Where did my posts go?

     
    You’ve been replying in the Activity Stream to the notifications of the forum replies instead of in the forum threads.

    #23733
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    ellmer wrote:

    Ken is living in a floating house in a caribbean bay (Cartagena) with 4G Internet having a boat instead a car a realistic option for you?

     
    First, while I’m working at my current job, no internet connection is going to be fast enough for me to work remotely. Here at home I have business-class wired internet on a major provider and it doesn’t cut it. I have to be directly on our local LAN that is directly on our corporate WAN to get adequate response times for anything beyond doing remote support when problems occur outside of office hours.
     
    Second, I didn’t mention it in this thread, but I’ve mentioned previously that the seastead needs to be essentially at least a small town where I can get my needs met without having to actually leave the seastead. If I actually need a boat (as compared to having a boat just because I want to have one) then the situation is probably not what I’m looking for.
     
    Third, in my opinion living in a bay on what is essentially a houseboat doesn’t even qualify as seasteading. I have no interest in doing that. And even if I did, I could do it a lot closer than Cartagena.

    #23729
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    In theory I could do my current job remotely through the internet, but …
    1. I do remote support from home on a regular basis and it’s just plain too slow for my regular job responsibilities.
    2. I don’t know if my employer would allow it anyway.
    So it’s unlikely that I would be able to move to a seastead until I retire, which will probably be in about nine years.

    I’ve discussed this before in detail in these forums, so I’ll just summarize to say that I’m not the pioneer type. I need a turnkey situation where I can pay money for what I need. I.e. right now I pay rent for a place to live, which includes any needed maintenance. I pay money for utilities. I pay money for food, clothes, etc. I pay money for health care.

    For me, a move to a seastead needs to be a one-way trip. I move with the intention of living there for the rest of my life.

    I would prefer that the seastead be in international waters, and even better would be outside of any EEZ as well.

    Given all of the above, it seems unlikely that I will in fact ever live on a seastead. By the time a seastead exists that meets my criteria, I’m likely to either be dead or at least be in poor enough condition to not warrant making such a move.

    #23699
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    True, corporations don’t have citizens. But they have customers as well as employees. The employees input work and receive money. The customer input money and receive goods and/or services.
     
    While the corporate management is not required to pay any attention to what either wants, it is in their own best interest to at least listen, and to make changes where is financially and operationally practical to do so.
     
    Otherwise, if there are other better options available, they may lose their employees and/or customers.

    #23651
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    For my own living environment, I like to find something that works, then leave it alone unless there is an actual benefit to the change.
     
    I’m not married. I’ve been living in the same apartment for a little over eleven years. All of the furniture is still in the same layout that I determined when I originally moved in.

    #23614
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    Ellmer, as I’ve outlined previously, being not a pioneer type, I need to be part of an actual floating city. (The term “city” being used loosely … it could actually be more of what would be considered a small town.)
     
    Everyone, I was thinking more about the 16x16ft size as I was running my weekend errands. One of those would not be enough, but I think two could be sufficient (barely) with one being the kitchen and general living area, and the other being a bedroom and a bathroom.
     
    Referencing the recent TSI “Floating City Project Report”, I would be wanting one of their 600 square feet units, which is somewhat larger than the 512 square feet of two 16×16 foot compartments.

    #23612
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    Well, that pretty much sank my hopes again. I am guessing Ken is not going to settle for a basic 16x16ft to start off this endeavor. We’d need gated, covered, and guarded space on land for the Maserati too, i spose? Volvo S90? AAARRRGGGG.

     
    Kat, please stop putting words in my mouth.
     
    You are correct that I’m not going to settle for 16x16ft, but I wouldn’t expect to have nearly as big of a unit as I have now. Nor would it need to be gated or have a garage. I was just pointing that I do get a fair amount for my $1295.
     
    And my car happens to be a 1996 two-door Honda Civic DX.

    #23606
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    Note that for my $1295/month, I get a two-story, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment with an attached garage in a gated community. And the rent does include maintenance. For example, when my water heater sprung a leak, I called the office and they had it replaced in an hour or so at no charge to me.

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