Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2017, 04:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 8,593
Thanks: 1,860
Thanked 2,829 Times in 2,206 Posts
Then there's the really rich. They have a moon-pool for their submarine in their yacht.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-12-2017, 04:15 PM   #52 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
JockoT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Scotland
Posts: 580

All That Jazz - '06 Honda Jazz i-DSI S
Team Honda
90 day: 49.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 35
Thanked 102 Times in 77 Posts
The upkeep of the 590-foot super yacht Azzam, owned by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, is estimated at $75 million per year.
__________________
People Think They Are Thinking When They Are Merely Rearranging Their Prejudices


  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JockoT For This Useful Post:
Xist (08-12-2017)
Old 08-12-2017, 04:30 PM   #53 (permalink)
Ecomuggler
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 5,147

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 40.43 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.09 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,096
Thanked 865 Times in 644 Posts
I wonder how many people could live on that yacht without him ever noticing.

I am just rich enough to usually be able to afford new tires.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 07:36 PM   #54 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,825

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 31.25 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Camry - '98 Toyota Camry
90 day: 27.09 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 68.94 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,100
Thanked 870 Times in 576 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I wonder how many people could live on that yacht without him ever noticing.
Maybe the king needs a speech therapist? Even better than living on the yacht for free is being paid to be there.

I met a girl once who was on vacation from her job serving a private yacht. She said it was something like $250,000 just to fuel the thing prior to departure. She was well compensated for her service. The thought of getting paid well to take kids out on jetskis sounded like a dream. Then she told me how much it sucked ironing the sheets for the beds every morning.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 12:09 AM   #55 (permalink)
Ecomuggler
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 5,147

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 40.43 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.09 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,096
Thanked 865 Times in 644 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
She was well compensated for [...] ironing the sheets for the beds every morning.
Did she need to carry all of the sheets for the entire yacht, the ironing board, and the iron uphill both ways barefut in the snow? Is one notch on her driver's seat too far and the other too close?

Life is pretty hard for some people.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 09:32 AM   #56 (permalink)
wdb
lurker's apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: the Perimeter
Posts: 677

PlainJane - '12 Toyota Tacoma Base 4WD Access Cab
90 day: 20.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 232
Thanked 137 Times in 104 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I wonder how many servants have year-old designer clothing, shoes, etc.
I once knew a guy who ran an independent trash hauling service. He picked up trash in a few wealthy neighborhoods. He outfitted his kitchen with appliances and his living room with furniture that he picked up; there was nothing wrong with it, it wasn't very old at all. Must have been the wrong color?
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to wdb For This Useful Post:
Xist (08-13-2017)
Old 08-13-2017, 11:34 AM   #57 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 8,593
Thanks: 1,860
Thanked 2,829 Times in 2,206 Posts
I knew a guy that got work picking up trash in a University neighborhood. Every Spring the students shed everything.

He started taking some nuggets home and the other workers just laughed at him because they were already over doing that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 01:45 PM   #58 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 4,731
Thanks: 191
Thanked 696 Times in 505 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
He started taking some nuggets home and the other workers just laughed at him because they were already over doing that.
Well, when you've picked up everything you need, why get more?

I have to admit that I did buy the neighbor's Shopsmith and a few other tools, and picked up a few other potentially usefut things (like a Windows tablet that I hope to turn into a Linux one) that would otherwise have been trashed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 05:27 PM   #59 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 8,593
Thanks: 1,860
Thanked 2,829 Times in 2,206 Posts
They were laughing at the noob.

I got my Shopsmith at an estate sale for $100 and rolled it home down the sidewalk. It has a complete set of wood chisels; but it's in a queue for restoration.

Speaking of middle of nowhere — I plan on being at my brother's house for the Solar eclipse. My son will bring his drone and I'm hoping we can get an elevated drone shot of his property with the shadow[s] passing over it. There is a rolling hill of farmland to the West.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2017, 09:25 PM   #60 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,825

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 31.25 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Camry - '98 Toyota Camry
90 day: 27.09 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 68.94 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,100
Thanked 870 Times in 576 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
I plan on being at my brother's house for the Solar eclipse. My son will bring his drone and I'm hoping we can get an elevated drone shot of his property with the shadow[s] passing over it. There is a rolling hill of farmland to the West.
I'll be at my family's farm in Salem. I was thinking of getting a drone for the event, or perhaps one of those 360 degree cameras. I've already got a filter for the camera, and a remote shutter release that I can program to take a snapshot every few seconds.

1 week for me to figure it out!

__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com