Episode-1707- Using Logical Methods and Function Stacking for Decision Making

The Most Powerful Computer in the World, but Only if Used.

The Most Powerful Computer in the World, but Only if Used.

Yesterday’s show ran a theme of a penny saved is a tax free penny earned and how that compounds when invested outside the systems of taxation.  I love this sort of individual liberation thinking.  Then today I answered a question about a stove I mentioned last week.  You can read about that here on the Nine Mile Farm Blog.

The basic take away is often you can acquire multiple items instead of an “all in one item” in doing so you will reduce or keep your cost the same while gettting greater functionality, flexibility, performance and redundancy.

While some of this is common sense, it benefits us to look deeper than that.  The reason is common sense is the application of knowledge.   Most of us know it is common sense to use a Phillips screw driver on a Phillips screw, but if you didn’t know it existed, you would likely make best use of the most usable strait screw driver.

To apply common sense the knowledge in that situation must be sufficient for the question or problem.  And at times we can ask ourselves questions to remind us of what we know or help us to see what we do not know, so we know how to research the additional required knowledge.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Why common sense isn’t so common
  • How common sense is applied
    • Evaluate the situation
    • Consider the things you know
    • Extrapolate what you don’t know based on knowledge and experience
    • Proceed accordingly
  • The question of a stove top vs. a stove top and oven and where it leads
  • My new quail aviary and how it stacks functions but uses multiple components
  • How to apply this thinking in your life
    • Think before you act
    • Do an elements analysis for most decisions
    • Find ways that one thing or action can be multiplied
  • How this leads to liberty
    • Small actions alone are not enough to win the fight
    • Properly assembled several small actions multiply their effect
    • Waiting for a law to change may result in being old and dead first
    • There is always a solution to almost any problem, people just get mentally lazy
    • The fact that most are mentally lazy is an advantage for those who are not
  • Every person is smart, but that is not enough
    • Give three people a tool kit, compare the results
    • It is about motivation, desire and application
    • What you don’t design and control will be provided for you
  • Final Thoughts

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15 Responses to Episode-1707- Using Logical Methods and Function Stacking for Decision Making

  1. Hey Jack,

    This might be one of your best episodes yet! I look forward to seeing pics or video of your quail setup.

    Thanks for all you do.

  2. Can’t wait to see the quail setup. Any drawings?

  3. Jack, do you know the episode number in where you spoke about your old army buddy? Would like to hear it.

  4. Great episode thank you for your passion.

  5. On the advantage of not-mentally-lazy people:

    I am having extreme difficulty with the authoritarian aspects of school, so if the school I am on right now won’t or can’t coöperate, my parents and I want me to be home-schooled (or, more accurately, unschooled). Now, I am 14 years old, and I live in the Netherlands. We have 3 major ‘levels’ of school here (VMBO, HAVO and VWO, in that order). I am currently in the 3rd year of VWO. VWO takes 6 years, HAVO takes 5 and VMBO takes 4. When you do VMBO, you still have to go to school afterwards, so that’s not an option. We are planning on reverse-engineering, learning for, and taking the ‘state exam’ for HAVO in December this year. It’s a lot more complicated than that, but I just thought that would fit in nicely.


    • Modern Survival

      I guess I should have disclaimed that I was talking about adults. I consider compulsory state control education to be child abuse, enough said there.

      • While I totally agree that state compulsory schooling- for the child- is ridiculous [as is the system primarily used], it seems like the society we’re currently in might require compulsion that parents make sure their children obtain some kind of education [but obviously parents should be free to provide that education in the way they find best.]

        As much as I want the government to get its grubby mitts out of people’s lives, right now there are a ridiculous number of people out there that are entirely too accustomed to being shepherded to actually handle their shit without some measure of control.

  6. Kudos for you for drinking a second cup of tea after the leaves have had 30+ minutes to steep in the french press. At that point my experience is that isn’t so much tea as it is tannic acid that looks like tea. 🙂

  7. Jack, glad to hear about the quail pen. Do you know how long you’ll be letting each “paddock” rest between times that the birds will be on it?

    • Modern Survival

      The current idea is 7-10 day rotations which gives a 14-20 day rest.

      Then you add my excluder frames, small 2×2 frames of 2×4 with hardware cloth. That will take up say 1/3rd to 1/2 the space. So in reality all ground is really looking at 14 – 20 days of true rest but 28 -40 days of them having no access to the bare dirt.

      This should work well but no one has done it so for now the durations are a guess.

      Add to this though each paddock is 16 x 10 feet and a 16 foot shelf in the back will grow 17 trays of new “sod” that are 10×21 inches. That is 3570 square inches or about 25 square feet. The area per paddock is 120 square feet, meaning that about 20% of it will also be resodded with sod at 3 weeksish of growth. That sod will then get another 14-20 days of growth before the birds are back to it, so that is 35-41 days of growth.

      With this the entire area is resodded every 5th rotation.

      The work should be very minimal. Once a week drop and refill trays, move excluders, move feeders and waterers and let the quail into the new area.

      This will be a big time save on feed, specifically as I figure out what they like best, hence the sod trays. put down 17 trays, 5ish of each blend and watch what they eat most. Grow that. Of course they will get surplus micro and baby greens from the other shelf too.

  8. Re: lifestyle of the broke ass rednecks

    From one of my favorite movies “Office Space”:
    Lawrence: Well, what about you now? What would you do?
    Peter Gibbons: Besides two chicks at the same time?
    Lawrence: Well, yeah.
    Peter Gibbons: Nothing.
    Lawrence: Nothing, huh?
    Peter Gibbons: I would relax… I would sit on my ass all day… I would do nothing.
    Lawrence: Well, you don’t need a million dollars to do nothing, man. Take a look at my cousin: he’s broke, don’t do shit.

    Not that ‘doing nothing’ is my dream, but I have to say it still sounds a lot more fulfilling than nearly all the jobs I’ve had 🙂