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  1. Thread: Trucks.

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    The review embargo for the Maverick lifted today....

    The review embargo for the Maverick lifted today. Sounds great to me as an all around utility vehicle. I just hope that they eventually do an AWD version of the hybrid. It wouldn't be great for...
  2. Thread: Trucks.

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    Heh, I know this is a thread about trucks I'm...

    Heh, I know this is a thread about trucks I'm cluttering up, but I love the minivan form factor. My wife - normally not a keeping up with the Jones person - did not. I bought a Transit Connect anyway...
  3. Thread: Trucks.

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    Ha part of the reason I got a van was that I...

    Ha part of the reason I got a van was that I wanted to sleep inside and at 6'3" with a flat on my back, toes pointed out sleeping position, I generally would need to sleep a bit diagonal even in 6'6"...
  4. Thread: Trucks.

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    :D I mean, I drive a van with a maybe 42 inch...

    :D

    I mean, I drive a van with a maybe 42 inch cargo area behind the rear seats so I don't really have a horse in this race, but pickup folks seem to be very hung up on bed size. What do you really...
  5. Thread: Trucks.

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    I mean the Rivian's tailgate hinges out so you...

    I mean the Rivian's tailgate hinges out so you get a 7 foot platform (while being 50 inches between the wheel arches). That should be plenty for most extracurricular activities unless you're trying...
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    I haven't ever lived in Milan, but I love...

    I haven't ever lived in Milan, but I love Northern Italy. I've only been in Milan a few times to fly in/visit family, but it seemed ok, if not amazing. I would choose it over Amsterdam just for how...
  7. My son is in kindergarten and tried to fake sick...

    My son is in kindergarten and tried to fake sick for the first time a couple of weeks ago. You know what's great? My town's free, rapid Covid tests. All the deterrence of a doctor's appointment...
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    Another random thing I save a ton of money on is...

    Another random thing I save a ton of money on is cherry tomatoes. My wife and son eat tons of them. Our grocery store sells them in a pound container for $5. Costco sells the same brand in 2 pound...
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    Depending what state you are in, some require...

    Depending what state you are in, some require public access to the liquor store/pharmacy even for non-members. Liquor selection is better where that's not the case though!
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    Hah, I knew that Reed dropped out of giving them...

    Hah, I knew that Reed dropped out of giving them data for the rankings. I didn't realize that there were other shenanigans beforehand.
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    I don't mean to hold your feet to the fire. Like...

    I don't mean to hold your feet to the fire. Like I said, I love the classical liberal education model and really believe it is the best way to go. If my wife wouldn't have been such a drag on my...
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    And you and your kids can see it that way because...

    And you and your kids can see it that way because you're well off to start.

    Now to be fair, I don't disagree in my personal feelings. I went to some really interesting schools, had my path change...
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    I do wish they'd continue to evolve them with the...

    I do wish they'd continue to evolve them with the Charger. My 5 year old son is really into Challengers/Chargers right now and I would totally be up for a wagon version.
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    I took a learn to sail course this past weekend...

    I took a learn to sail course this past weekend with the Nevada Yacht Club on Lake Mead. I'd been sailing a bit before, but it had been a few years and I was never really competent in the first...
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    I don't know. I got my mortgage through their...

    I don't know. I got my mortgage through their portal and ended up with a lower rate and WAY lower fees than I'd gotten through other avenues. The fee cap alone paid for my membership for many years...
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    I agree with Danno that the men's aren't nearly...

    I agree with Danno that the men's aren't nearly as elastic-y/smartwool like as the women's, but I don't agree on the quality. Maybe it's because I'm at the top end of the suggest size range, but I've...
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    Thanks everyone. She was a really good dog and I...

    Thanks everyone. She was a really good dog and I was looking forward to enjoying the "mature dog lounges around with you and goes on long walks" stage, having completed the "bonkers energy stage."
    ...
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    We had to put my dog, Kaylee, to sleep on Monday....

    We had to put my dog, Kaylee, to sleep on Monday. She was 7 or 8.

    She had been a healthy, seemingly indestructible dog (save one ACL that was surgically repaired) and had eaten many things...
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    I just signed up for a learn to sail course...

    I just signed up for a learn to sail course through my local yacht club. I'd sailed a number of times in grad school, but moved away from the coast before I ever became decent at it. I decided that...
  20. Thread: Collegge

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    You laugh, but so many college students don't do...

    You laugh, but so many college students don't do it and make up justifications why it doesn't really matter (e.g. it's all in the book, I can download the lecture notes afterwards, etc.).
  21. Thread: Collegge

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    Class Attendance in College: A Meta-Analytic...

    Class Attendance in College: A Meta-Analytic Review of the Relationship of Class Attendance With Grades and Student Characteristics
    Marcus Credé, Sylvia G. Roch, Urszula M. KieszczynkaFirst...
  22. Thread: Collegge

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    Core Shot is right here, though. Studies do...

    Core Shot is right here, though. Studies do suggest that people retain more information when taking notes by hand in comparison to either not taking them or taking them on a computer.
  23. Thread: Collegge

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    I'm a professor and this is about the truest...

    I'm a professor and this is about the truest advice you're going to get. I bet I can count on my fingers the number of sub-B grades I've given out to students who showed up every day.

    Next, you...
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    I'm hoping this person is a mental health...

    I'm hoping this person is a mental health professional:
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  25. Thread: Trucks.

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    How often do you carry things that are either...

    How often do you carry things that are either taller than cab height or need to be shoveled out? You could get a cap and it would solve that problem.

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    My cattle dog mix is the same. She is a fixed...

    My cattle dog mix is the same. She is a fixed female, but will lift her leg to pee on things other dogs have peed on.
  27. I thought something nefarious had happened and...

    I thought something nefarious had happened and actually downloaded Tapatalk as I couldn't figure out why it was only on TGR if I got something on my phone. It was only few days ago that I realized...
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    We stopped in Walla Walla a week or so ago while...

    We stopped in Walla Walla a week or so ago while on a very rambling road trip. I'd researched it a few years back for a potential job and wanted to see it in person.

    It was really nice. My wife...
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    This is really interesting and affects how I...

    This is really interesting and affects how I think about my next camera. I've had M4/3 for the last decade but was thinking of going to something else and trade a bit of portability for a few more...
  30. I feel like that a lot. I live in a place with...

    I feel like that a lot. I live in a place with tons of bro dozers and GOTOS vehicles, but when I get to actual trailheads, it's vans, Priuses, and - to be fair - a few 4runners.

    Sent from my...
  31. I definitely agree with the anxiety part. I'm...

    I definitely agree with the anxiety part. I'm very careful when driving my low clearance vehicle on bad roads and have turned back multiple times that I wouldn't with higher clearance vehicle.

    I...
  32. You can get the base with AWD. It's 36400 MSRP...

    You can get the base with AWD. It's 36400 MSRP (probably plus destination). I don't know what the stock is like around Tahoe, but I'm sure you could order one or track one down via Costco or...
  33. The Sienna starts at 35k. Also I'm not sure...

    The Sienna starts at 35k.

    Also I'm not sure ground clearance is THAT big a deal for most people. I spent a lot of grad school driving a lower clearance car to the ski hill and in the last week I...
  34. Thread: Trucks.

    by MarcusBrody
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    I would consider doing that basically. What I...

    I would consider doing that basically. What I really want is a mildly lifted, AWD Transit Connect, but toss a cap on this and that's basically what you get. Plus, you can hose out the back. I will be...
  35. I'm in the pro minivan camp. I bought a Transit...

    I'm in the pro minivan camp. I bought a Transit Connect before I even had a kid and am currently in the middle of a 3000 mile, dirt road heavy road trip. Nothing beats the cargo convenience of a vans...
  36. Thread: Vegas

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    They do have some issues with silting, but it...

    They do have some issues with silting, but it really isn't with the dam. Water levels in Lake Mead are down after the Western drought and so the silt deposited at the top of Lake Mead is coming into...
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    I know I might be slightly in the minority, but I...

    I know I might be slightly in the minority, but I like the Bronco Sport. It seems like a really good vehicle for people who get outdoors a lot, but who aren't into off roading as an end in and of...
  38. Thread: Vegas

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    They're all over the place. Except in my town...

    They're all over the place. Except in my town which somehow has only a CBD store.
  39. Thread: Vegas

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    Or just drive a fraction of that. Red Rock is...

    Or just drive a fraction of that. Red Rock is right there. I had a lovely day up Lee Canyon in the Spring Mountains this week. North Shore Drive in Lake Mead is beautiful with some nice stops and you...
  40. Thread: Vegas

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    I've now lived in the Vegas Valley for almost a...

    I've now lived in the Vegas Valley for almost a year and have never been to the strip. The closest I've come is getting my vaccine at the convention center. I think the people that are still coming...
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    I don't see how you could put Jokic behind those...

    I don't see how you could put Jokic behind those other guys in terms of MVP voting. His team faced a ton of injuries after the short off season but he played almost every game and put up one of the...
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    I have always managed to avoid imposter syndrome...

    I have always managed to avoid imposter syndrome by being legitimately unqualified for my positions.
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    My last job was at a school that essentially...

    My last job was at a school that essentially survived on Asian international student tuition. They were generally better drilled than their domestic peers in math when they got there. Were they...
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    I'm in my late 30s and am starting to get a lot...

    I'm in my late 30s and am starting to get a lot of greys. My beard greyed notably before my hair, so my apparent age changes a lot depending on my facial hair.

    I do hope that the greys continue to...
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    I feel like I have a pretty good perspective on...

    I feel like I have a pretty good perspective on this. My last job was helping create a data science program at an elite liberal arts college and in my current one I'm in charge of starting one at a...
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    My wife just started working for an environmental...

    My wife just started working for an environmental health NGO that focuses a lot on certain plastics in the food chain and their effects on reproductive health (with male infertility being a big part...
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    I'm not sure how worried I am about this. IT...

    I'm not sure how worried I am about this. IT seems like a substantial part of the CPI was driven by the wild spike in used car prices. Does that mean that people are actually spending more on cars or...
  48. Fixed the rearview mirror on my 1998 BMW that my...

    Fixed the rearview mirror on my 1998 BMW that my five year old somehow tore off while trying to look at himself. Not only had the ball and socket popped out, but the spring ring had come off it and...
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    Pepe's was my absolute favorite pizza place...

    Pepe's was my absolute favorite pizza place pre-vegetarianism. The greasiness and char and its interaction with the pepperoni was just perfect. Modern and it's fried eggplant were the closest...
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    I'm a vegetarian, so that's basically the reason....

    I'm a vegetarian, so that's basically the reason. Margarita pizzas are basically cheese pizzas, but a bit fancier (and often better). If a place has decent fried eggplant, I'll order that. I rarely...
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