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  1. Thread: Goddamn China

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    If there is a coup in China I'm sure I will hear...

    If there is a coup in China I'm sure I will hear about it first in TGR.
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    Hurricanes hits Canada and typhoon hits Alaska....

    Hurricanes hits Canada and typhoon hits Alaska. Shit's getting real.
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    An electric outlet?

    An electric outlet?
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    I don't get it. Do people on TikTok cook?

    I don't get it. Do people on TikTok cook?
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    Pretty sure I spend a lot more time outside than...

    Pretty sure I spend a lot more time outside than most of the younger crowd--at least those that aren't paid to be outside. Both my kids look like ghosts.
    BTW--if you'd like I can teach you how to...
  6. Your lawyer should never have let Mike Ermentrout...

    Your lawyer should never have let Mike Ermentrout on the jury.
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    The TGR membership is obviously aging when the...

    The TGR membership is obviously aging when the SFW thread clearly is outperforming the NSFW thread lately.
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    Nothing matters as much as being born in the...

    Nothing matters as much as being born in the right place at the right time. You don't need a study to figure that out.
  9. I don't know if it's the app. The first episode...

    I don't know if it's the app. The first episode occurred early in the pandemic and I think at least partly was due to losing experienced people, having no continuity between my wife's multiple...
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    The fake diagnosis of excited delirium raises its...

    The fake diagnosis of excited delirium raises its ugly head again. The EMTs involved should never work as such again. The coroner who used that diagnosis and any other doctor who ever makes that...
  11. We've had good luck with State Farm for...

    We've had good luck with State Farm for years--until the last two. Problems with 2 claims--one when my wife was hit by an uninsured driver where they took months to resolve the issue, and more...
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    Eccentric exercise or eccentric anything else...

    Eccentric exercise or eccentric anything else sounds perfect for tele skiers.
  13. Opioid pain management is a two edged sword--like...

    Opioid pain management is a two edged sword--like everything else in medicine. On the one hand it facilitates mobilization and breathing, which prevents pneumonia and blood clots and wakes the...
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    As an old person I avert my eyes when passing...

    As an old person I avert my eyes when passing younger women on the street, so they don't think I'm a creep. I've pissed off a couple people who turned out to be friends who I didn't recognize because...
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    Yeah, my remarks were intended to be taken...

    Yeah, my remarks were intended to be taken semi-seriously.
    Getting out of a RE deal is like getting out of jury duty.
  16. 3 years ago I broke T3 and had a fusion. I also...

    3 years ago I broke T3 and had a fusion. I also had 14 rib fractures, a minor acetabular fracture, and some transverse process and compression fractures. I was getting enough pain meds IV that the...
  17. The new thread should start when the first area...

    The new thread should start when the first area fires up the snow guns. That's the hill I'm prepared to die on.
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    Fuck that. Obvious things that were apparent...

    Fuck that. Obvious things that were apparent when they made their deposit don't give them the right to get a refund. "We just realized it's a two bedroom house. Please add two more bedrooms and a...
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    Why is Favre pronounced Farve? Why is Erdogan...

    Why is Favre pronounced Farve?
    Why is Erdogan pronounced Erdowan?
    Why do people insist on accenting the first syllable of Ukraine?
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    fify

    fify
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    John Wesley Powell must have turned over in his...

    John Wesley Powell must have turned over in his grave when the Colorado River Compact was signed.
  22. Fretting about the new thread is a time-honored...

    Fretting about the new thread is a time-honored tradition around here, young fella.


    This was a statement made at one of the workshops, as reported to me. Shaft seems to know more about it than...
  23. If you make turns on the windshield we can start...

    If you make turns on the windshield we can start the new thread.
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    That would explain it.

    That would explain it.
  25. Thread: Water.....

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    There's no one answer to the question. Depends...

    There's no one answer to the question. Depends on the reservoir, depends on the jurisdiction--state or federal, depends on a patchwork of contracts, a hierarchy of water rights, etc. The water I am...
  26. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    Thanks but no thanks. Just got done trying to...

    Thanks but no thanks. Just got done trying to absorb a couple of 70+ page california energy documents not intended for the likes of me. Maybe later.
    But yeah--seems like it's like D-Day--running up...
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    But not for me boo-hoo. My SB pass is midweek.

    But not for me boo-hoo. My SB pass is midweek.
  28. Those boots are made for walking, not skiing. I...

    Those boots are made for walking, not skiing. I suppose you could snowboard in them if you were desperate. They don't look desperate.
  29. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    Someone posted a large version of the daily ops...

    Someone posted a large version of the daily ops map for the Mosquito fire outside Safeway in Truckee. (There's also a link to the map on the Inciweb site for the fire.) To a layman like me this...
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    Thanks for the info. They're both dark roasts...

    Thanks for the info. They're both dark roasts and the beans look the same in color FWIW. The one that needs to be ground finer has a few white bits after it's been ground--so maybe not roasted...
  31. My understanding is that home-sized batteries are...

    My understanding is that home-sized batteries are good for less than a day and are intended to reduce the need for grid power during the night and cloudy days. What people need backup power for are...
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    The espresso beans I use are from two local...

    The espresso beans I use are from two local roasters, from the local natural foods place. At one setting on my Capresso grinder the pressure needle on the Breville infusor redlines and I get a nice...
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    sQ3J9YnXmUI
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    Those may be the roundest pizzas ever posted in...

    Those may be the roundest pizzas ever posted in this thread. Congrats.
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    The front of my house--one big room--is held up...

    The front of my house--one big room--is held up by 3 20x10 post and beam sets, with the rafters toenailed into the beams. I have no doubt that in the event of an earthquake the house, and everything...
  36. Truckee to date has not been eager to hear...

    Truckee to date has not been eager to hear residents' opinions. At the "workshop" my wife attended (with 18 other people) there was a long lecture from the consultant and a few minutes for...
  37. Truckee is planning for mandatory retrofits for...

    Truckee is planning for mandatory retrofits for things like appliance replacement, for the whole house for remodels, etc--to take effect this coming January, if approved by town council. By law...
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    The absurdity of that particular case aside, one...

    The absurdity of that particular case aside, one of the most common things cops do badly is arresting, cuffing, and booking people for minor offenses--like selling loose cigarettes ("perp" winds up...
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    It's never ok to drink an IPA.

    It's never ok to drink an IPA.
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    We can say it, but not in this thread.

    We can say it, but not in this thread.
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    I don't get that one. As an older person, I feel...

    I don't get that one. As an older person, I feel younger surrounded by younger people. Most of our friends are younger than we are, and the ones we have that are our age don't act their age--still...
  42. Thread: Wildlife

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    I went back out and they'd already started a new...

    I went back out and they'd already started a new pile.
  43. Thread: Wildlife

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    A huge thanks to the ground squirrels that...

    A huge thanks to the ground squirrels that collected 10 Jeffrey pines worth of cones, ate the nuts, and piled all the cobs and scales neatly in front of the shed I assume they're living under, for me...
  44. The south winds did carry the smoke north but now...

    The south winds did carry the smoke north but now the advancing front is starting to push it our way. Got a good bike ride in this morning. Yesterday was the only day in the last week or so that...
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    911 dispatchers are not apologists for LEOs. ...

    911 dispatchers are not apologists for LEOs. They are people who might save your life some day. And here we have a thread full of people screaming at a 911 dispatcher--the same bad behavior, but at...
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    My kid burned through one he bought in Vietnam ;...

    My kid burned through one he bought in Vietnam ; -- )
  47. The narrower enforcers are very different than...

    The narrower enforcers are very different than the 100+ sizes.
    I have the older 94--good front side ski for groomers and other firm snow, A little stiff in the bumps and slush--skiable but not the...
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    People who have access to downhill trail running...

    People who have access to downhill trail running are probably already in pretty decent shape compared to the gen pop.
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    It is annoying that things don't fit back into...

    It is annoying that things don't fit back into the box they came in. And that I never remember to note how things are folded, arranged, etc before I take them out of the box. The latter annoyance...
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    I bet you scream at the desk agent when the...

    I bet you scream at the desk agent when the airline cancels your flight.
    People who need to take out their anger and frustration on people who did not cause the problem and can do nothing to fix it...
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