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    Wait, you're a Betis fan? I love Betis! The year...

    Wait, you're a Betis fan? I love Betis! The year I lived in Spain was when they had the great team with Joaquin and Ricardo Oliveira up front. I wanted nothing more than one of those extra spandexy...
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    Oh man, sorry about that. I underestimated your...

    Oh man, sorry about that. I underestimated your points substantially! :)
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    I was wrong about the second degree murder...

    I was wrong about the second degree murder charge, but I'm happy to be in the wrong here.

    Though it really doesn't speak well to the system that we all thought that there was a chance that he'd...
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    I absolutely hope that he gets the maximum...

    I absolutely hope that he gets the maximum penalty possible. I'm not sure that it can count as premeditated if the act that killed him has started. This is about as close as it could get though, esp,...
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    Hmm, I would assign it 1 point for the chunky...

    Hmm, I would assign it 1 point for the chunky tires/lift, 1 for the brushguard, 1 for the roofrack over the cab, and 1 for whatever that is hanging on the back. It does seem more a Gorp in the Truck...
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    I am generally pretty chill, but I honestly think...

    I am generally pretty chill, but I honestly think it should explode. If a police officer can kill someone who is no threat, on video, in front of a crowd of people begging him not to and pleading...
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    Why? The second degree murder charge has specific...

    Why? The second degree murder charge has specific conditions that need to be met and I could imagine the jury deciding that their wasn't a separate aggravated assault. But the quickness does make me...
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    That's my guess as well. I'm predicting third...

    That's my guess as well. I'm predicting third degree murder.
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    One reason that I wouldn't have minded a ESL...

    One reason that I wouldn't have minded a ESL style competition is to see more inter-League play to see how the contrast of styles worked out. Liverpool came out and pressed Madrid hard in the first...
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    Yep I think it will fold before it starts due if...

    Yep I think it will fold before it starts due if fans are able to pressure any defections (and it looks like they have with Chelsea). I'm fascinated as I can't figure out how the ESL clubs didn't see...
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    Doing some quick calculations, the Champions...

    Doing some quick calculations, the Champions League group stage (96) and round of 16 (16) ties have 112 overall games. The new format would have 180 games in their mini league. All of those games...
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    And thinking that they'll create a larger pot...

    And thinking that they'll create a larger pot overall as they think that the all big team mini league group stage will be more valuable broadcast revenue wise than the current champions league group...
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    And yet the English teams keep getting beat by...

    And yet the English teams keep getting beat by non-big 3 Spanish teams in the UEFA Cup. Even if it's generally a stable top 3 teams, I don't think any of those Spanish teams get to ease up in the...
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    My observation was that I didn't realize it...

    My observation was that I didn't realize it happened.

    I was really into it when I lived in DC and the (grubbier) tailgates before games were just about my favorite space in DC. Since moving away,...
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    Bayern doesn't seem willing to join (or at least...

    Bayern doesn't seem willing to join (or at least commit to joining) at the moment, so that's a big hit to the league ever taking off.

    I'm not sure about Barcelona, but it would take a LOT from...
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    I ended up pulling the trigger on the Danchee...

    I ended up pulling the trigger on the Danchee Ridgerock. I was tempted to spend more for the Everest 10, but 1. I want to see if my son actually plays with an RC truck, 2. I watched multiple Youtube...
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    I mean, if I was going to have one tool to get...

    I mean, if I was going to have one tool to get myself unstuck, a shovel would probably be it. I've dug my vehicles' frame rails (are they even called that on unibody vehicles) with my hands a few...
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    Beautiful bike. How did it ride?

    Beautiful bike. How did it ride?
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    You actually don't need people to do that with...

    You actually don't need people to do that with this sort of methodology if you have a large sample. You give people a set of randomly generated pairs. They do as many as they are willing. Those...
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    Just to piss off MontuckyFried, here's a Bronco...

    Just to piss off MontuckyFried, here's a Bronco Sport doing Hell's Revenge at Moab (albeit with a 1 in lift and some more off road focused tires).

    ...
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    You aren't exactly talking about the type of...

    You aren't exactly talking about the type of stuff I did, but strapping two kayaks and a roof box onto my van with three bikes on the hitch dropped it from 24mpg to 19mpg. It probably would have been...
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    I've been to Lake Mead NRA a couple of times in...

    I've been to Lake Mead NRA a couple of times in the past 10 days and it's been pretty full both weekday and weekend, though it gets a lot of local visitors. I was at Death Valley maybe six weeks ago...
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    Hey, I resemble that remark. My van mid-cross...

    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    My van mid-cross country road trip last summer:

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    The study doesn't seem to be about crashes, but...

    The study doesn't seem to be about crashes, but rather speeding tickets that checked the "too fast for conditions" box.
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    While it wouldn't disprove this assertion, I'd...

    While it wouldn't disprove this assertion, I'd want to know: 1. How those rates compared to non bad weather ticket rates. 2. What proportion of those tickets were issues for going 29 in a 25 zone...
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    Sorry, let me rephrase: I don't think anyone...

    Sorry, let me rephrase: I don't think anyone except glademaster is saying that the vehicles can't be cool...
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    No one would ever make a snorkel for any of my...

    No one would ever make a snorkel for any of my vehicles, but if they did, I'd consider one. In the Northeast driving mostly on paved roads, I could go 10k miles without the oil life warning coming on...
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    I think most of us aren't saying that these type...

    I think most of us aren't saying that these type of vehicles aren't cool. I personally would love one. I think this is more a bingo of all the accessories that seem to be left affixed to them at all...
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    Weirdly this one Home Depot near me appears to be...

    Weirdly this one Home Depot near me appears to be ground zero here. I'm posting this from a "beach" on Lake Mead accessed by a kind of rough dirt road. Half the people here are in minivans,...
  30. Thread: RIP DMX

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    I am a white, middle class intellectual type who...

    I am a white, middle class intellectual type who grew up in middle of nowhere. And yet somehow DMX was a fundamental to my adolescence. Angry? DMX was there. Getting ready for a big basketball game...
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    If only they'd sold a smaller, less capable...

    If only they'd sold a smaller, less capable Bronco in th past to relate it to... Ha

    Naming controversy aside, the Bronco Sport seems like a pretty ideal vehicle for a big part of the population...
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    I feel like I'm in a pretty strong position to...

    I feel like I'm in a pretty strong position to compete here, but based on my summer travels, I don't have a chance against the Bozeman mags.
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    One more question: Am I going in the right...

    One more question: Am I going in the right direction for a five year old getting a 1/10th scale crawler. Would either a different style vehicle or 1/24 mini be better (the latter being mostly due to...
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    I will take a look at those! I assumed that they...

    I will take a look at those! I assumed that they were likely the same replacement parts, but looking at Redcat's site, while some parts work on both the Ridgerock and Everest 10, most are vehicle...
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    I considered getting my son an RC crawler for...

    I considered getting my son an RC crawler for Christmas, but mom had already covered all the gifts. Now he wants one for his birthday.

    I'm thinking this: Danchee Ridgerock

    Danchee is apparently...
  36. Could I get a ruling on where Rax skis fit in...

    Could I get a ruling on where Rax skis fit in this distribution?
  37. All the fretting and difficulties with scheduling...

    All the fretting and difficulties with scheduling aside, I'm amazed at how well the US is doing at getting people vaccinated. I assumed that the decentralization would end up with some major shit...
  38. Nope, class isn't quite as sticky as caste as...

    Nope, class isn't quite as sticky as caste as there are no assumed innate assigned properties, whether they are acceptable professions or purity rules. I've spent a good deal of time in India, where...
  39. So I think it's a mistake to break class in the...

    So I think it's a mistake to break class in the US down to just money. It certainly is the dominant thing, but the reason class isn't more fluid is that it isn't the only thing. Things like attending...
  40. Ooooh it's time for my sociology PhD to shine! ...

    Ooooh it's time for my sociology PhD to shine!

    Wait...


    Nope this is more relevant than anything academic social science has come up with.
  41. Sympathy for the Devil Gimme Shelter Play with...

    Sympathy for the Devil
    Gimme Shelter
    Play with Fire
    Street Fighting Man
    Paint It Black

    As someone who didn't really know the Stones until they were on their late middle age tours, I've been...
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    Yep, this conduit turned out to just carry the...

    Yep, this conduit turned out to just carry the three hot tub wires. I had assumed that it would carry the wire doe the building it ran to, but once I opened up the box and saw what ran into it, it...
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    So I opened up the box to take a look and found...

    So I opened up the box to take a look and found that that particular conduit was only carrying the 220V cables for a hot tub which is no longer there. As we don't have a hot tub, that breaker is...
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    Thanks! The power has been killed since I...

    Thanks!

    The power has been killed since I started to dig up the irrigation. I think the conduit just disintegrated. It didn't seem to have been cut in any way. It was basically just sitting in...
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    WWMD: Rusted out metal conduit

    I was chasing down some irrigation system leaks this morning when I found that a section of the conduit that holds the electrical wire going to our sheds is rusted out. We live in the desert where we...
  46. You wouldn't download a car...oh wait. I'll...

    You wouldn't download a car...oh wait.

    I'll second the check with Costco if you have a membership. I've used it a couple of times and probably 2/3 of the time found the best deals there, but that...
  47. Thank goodness for car forums. My 318ti's gas and...

    Thank goodness for car forums. My 318ti's gas and temp gauges stopped working the other day. Turns out they are on the circuit with the brake lights and that fuse blew. BMW inexplicably used a bit of...
  48. The thing I didn't understand about this case was...

    The thing I didn't understand about this case was why they had to bring drunkenness into it at all to make a rape case. You can't just go up to an unconscious person and start having sex with them....
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    I actually still like my Bronson a lot too. I...

    I actually still like my Bronson a lot too. I have a -1 angle set and a DVO Topaz on it (which I tend to run in the trail compression ratio) and I feels pretty well set. I expected to want a bigger...
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    Gen 1 Bronson and a wandering eye club! *high...

    Gen 1 Bronson and a wandering eye club! *high five*
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