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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...
  4. 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.).
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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 Credť, Sylvia G. Roch, Urszula M. KieszczynkaFirst...
  6. 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.
  7. 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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  9. 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.
  11. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Thread: Trucks.

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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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
  32. 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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    I miss the coal-fired pizzas of Connecticut. ...

    I miss the coal-fired pizzas of Connecticut.

    Where I live now a large cheese (which I think of as more of a medium) is $13. It's fine, but not particularly great. Some days it seems to be better...
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    The back of the kid's skull is like a homing...

    The back of the kid's skull is like a homing missiles for eye sockets!
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    Great. I couldn't find my blue Loctite this...

    Great. I couldn't find my blue Loctite this morning, so I'll pick some up next time I'm out. And maybe it will finally move me to get a compressor, which I haven't had since a recent move. There is...
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    We took my son's birthday crawler on a camping...

    We took my son's birthday crawler on a camping trip to the beach this weekend and he had great fun with it. This morning he wanted to drive it again, so we went out to the desert near our house. We...
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    Add in some random functionality (bottle opener?)...

    Add in some random functionality (bottle opener?) so the buyers don't feel like poseurs.
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    Ha, ok, I'll leave thebirdhunter lonely in that...

    Ha, ok, I'll leave thebirdhunter lonely in that category (unless Core Shot wants to weight in?).
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    I don't think a single person in this thread has...

    I don't think a single person in this thread has claimed that people should be allow to file false complaints about officers. Maybe I'm wrong as I haven't read all 187 pages, but I have not seen it...
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    I mean, do you think there is a perceptible...

    I mean, do you think there is a perceptible difference between 130 and 65 billion in terms of lifestyle? They spend most of their time figuring out how to give money away anyway. If you and your...
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    The Ridgerock I ordered for my son arrived and I...

    The Ridgerock I ordered for my son arrived and I played with it in the house tonight to "test it out to make sure everything works." It seems like it will be a lot of fun and the four wheel steering...
  44. Yep. Infant/child mortality is the big driver of...

    Yep. Infant/child mortality is the big driver of life span change. Here's an interesting article's about life spans in the past from the BBC. It seems that Victorians who lived to 5 could expect to...
  45. Heh, I'm pretty sure that all components were...

    Heh, I'm pretty sure that all components were likely fine, so there was no "right" one.

    This oven wasn't a Breville though, it was a Cuisinart. The Breville is the likely replacement, an upgrade...
  46. This one was partially my wife, partially on me....

    This one was partially my wife, partially on me.

    My wife loves the toaster oven. Uses it all the time. Two days ago she calls me to tell me that when she went to use it, it made a loud pop, and...
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    I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I'm...

    I've been thinking about this a lot lately as I'm casually looking for a new car. Ideally I'd have a rear wheel drive, stick shift car set up rally style and a much more off road oriented...
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    Which is what I'd use it for, so no problems...

    Which is what I'd use it for, so no problems there.

    Right now I drive a lot of those roads in a little stick shift bmw hatchback. It is super fun in a rally car way, but pieces literally shake...
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    I would love a Raptor. It's basically the...

    I would love a Raptor. It's basically the ultimate vehicle for the washboard dirt road that I spend a lot of time exploring. But if I had one handed to me, I think I'd change to a non-raptor grill....
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    I use a big canvas springbar tent, which is...

    I use a big canvas springbar tent, which is perfect for family use, but if I were single, a hard shell rooftop tent would be tempting for how quick it would be to set up and how you wouldn't need to...
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