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    Good to know, I'd always assumed that Ryobi and...

    Good to know, I'd always assumed that Ryobi and Ridgid were the same company because Home Depot, but I looked it up and Ridgid isn't TTI. I've never had any trouble with Ryobi tools except the...
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    Around here that box would have been chewed open...

    Around here that box would have been chewed open and half the nuts eaten. The squirrels are seriously getting ready for winter in the last week. I hope that means a big one. I had to take a...
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    We had a minor kitchen remodel by an all Romanian...

    We had a minor kitchen remodel by an all Romanian crew--Romanian GC/floor guy, Romanian plumber/electrician, Romanian cabinet maker, Romanian granite guy. Nice job, nice guys.
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    Classes? You go to classes? You're a freshman....

    Classes? You go to classes? You're a freshman. What classes can't you stream online when you finally wake up? Important to get your sleep.
    BTW--the alarm clock across the room thing doesn't work....
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    Well there you have it. Undoubtedly the...

    Well there you have it. Undoubtedly the contestants don't have horses or donkeys, or if they do they don't talk to them.
    I've certainly heard slow as molasses, just not the January part. But I live...
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    According to the ER doc who did research on...

    According to the ER doc who did research on bacteria and amoebae in Sierra waters, if you have to drink untreated water the safest is the still water at the edge of a lake--the stuff with the...
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    But it doesn't just roll back to the cooked side,...

    But it doesn't just roll back to the cooked side, it jumps around.
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    Why are you going to parties in polite company?...

    Why are you going to parties in polite company? That's where you run into people like that. I was just at a party in polite company. Thank goodness I don't have any more kids to to get married.
  9. Can't camp in the backcountry, huh? But maybe...

    Can't camp in the backcountry, huh? But maybe I'll get a lot of freeze dried food, my headlamp, sleeping bag and tent and set them up on my deck during the power outage. Having no power doesn't...
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    You say that because it's a common phrase in your...

    You say that because it's a common phrase in your neck of the woods or because it's the logical answer?
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    That one's pretty good, other than the weird y...

    That one's pretty good, other than the weird y axis--log at the bottom, linear at the top. I don't get the high R0 for rabies. How many rabies patients go around biting people? (I get it they're...
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    Idaho's Ada County, which contains Boise,...

    Idaho's Ada County, which contains Boise, appoints a pathologist MD to the public health board who says vaccines are fake.
    The catastrophe in Idaho is affecting not only its citizens but the...
  13. They've been saying since June that fall is the...

    They've been saying since June that fall is the season most likely to have an outage. That's when fuel moisture is lowest and the big windstorms are most common in our neck of the woods. Part of...
  14. Power outage planned for Sunday 4am. Sometimes...

    Power outage planned for Sunday 4am. Sometimes these get canceled. No word yet on how long it will last.
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    My mother seemed to be of the opinion that you...

    My mother seemed to be of the opinion that you could make sausages and bacon kosher by burning it. Although come to think of it she burned lamb chops and steaks too, and she got those from the...
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    Friends of ours got a good deal and good work...

    Friends of ours got a good deal and good work from a crew of Samoans.
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    The deadliness seems to be untreated., except for...

    The deadliness seems to be untreated., except for HIV as noted. A lot of those are bacterial diseases treatable with antibiotics and malaria treatable with an antiparasitic. And how to you measure...
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    Not supposed to be eating pork either.

    Not supposed to be eating pork either.
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    Some of the data points in the graph of fatality...

    Some of the data points in the graph of fatality vs contagiousness look off, even allowing for the log scale of the x axis.
    Dangerously close to "it's just the flu" for one thing. For another,...
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    Talking about boosters confuses some people who...

    Talking about boosters confuses some people who might then decide it isn't worth getting vaccinated--isn't that a lot like people being told at the beginning that masks weren't necessary. I don't...
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    Given the current state of the pandemic--people...

    Given the current state of the pandemic--people without covid dying for lack of an ICU bed--preventing disease but not infection isn't good enough. Even though the vaccinated aren't spreading...
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    Would it be possible to confine the arguing over...

    Would it be possible to confine the arguing over nothing to the vaccination thread and reserve this one for actual contributions? Nah, probably too much to ask.
    And if you cannot stop yourself from...
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    When I flip my sausage links over to cook the...

    When I flip my sausage links over to cook the other side, why do they roll around and refuse to lie still on the second side?
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    Just robbed a bank?

    Just robbed a bank?
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    Around here the soil is more rocks than dirt. I...

    Around here the soil is more rocks than dirt. I had 11 holes to dig and the hose method made it possible. When the hole filled with water I went to the next one while the water drained into the...
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    Are you saying this is an actual Amazon order you...

    Are you saying this is an actual Amazon order you made and this is what you get when you look up the tracking? If not, it's a scam. If it is, probably means they badly damaged the item.
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    WAPO this afternoon "Breaking news: First crew of...

    WAPO this afternoon "Breaking news: First crew of all amateur astronauts enters orbit after successful SpaceX launch." Next--all amateur surgical team.
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    Unfortunately that tendency is equally prevalent...

    Unfortunately that tendency is equally prevalent among the feeble-minded and the macho-minded (is that the opposite of feeble minded).


    Jesus was a monkey?
  29. I'd say 50-50 I'll be alive to collect. 25%...

    I'd say 50-50 I'll be alive to collect. 25% chance I'll remember the bet. 6 pack of beer? 7 winters starting with 21-22. (If there's an avy closure in the summer I'll be delighted to lose the bet.)...
  30. I've never seen any sign of avalanche there in 45...

    I've never seen any sign of avalanche there in 45 years. Even when there's big snow that slope doesn't hold much. Often bare in the winter.
  31. Maybe if . . . 385476

    Maybe if . . .
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    Are tickler belts an option?

    Are tickler belts an option?
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    I read--maybe in Desert Solitaire--that in the...

    I read--maybe in Desert Solitaire--that in the desert at least you want to avoid the crystal clear water because it likely has toxic chemicals like arsenic. Look for a pond with something growing in...
  34. Thread: Unextinction

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    snowboarding

    snowboarding
  35. Thread: Biker shorts?

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    38 years ago my then fiancee (now wife) and I...

    38 years ago my then fiancee (now wife) and I were making a concrete driveway in her house in Tucson. In June. I spent a couple of weeks digging and pick-axing it out of hard pan, we laid brick...
  36. How soon in the future? I'll bet you on that one,...

    How soon in the future? I'll bet you on that one, although if it's too far in the future you'll have to try to collect from my estate.
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    Why is it ok to let a cat run loose but not a...

    Why is it ok to let a cat run loose but not a dog? In terms of damage done--ie birds killed--cats are far more dangerous. Cats should be kept indoors except in places where they are actively...
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    Don't worry--there are plenty of surgeons who are...

    Don't worry--there are plenty of surgeons who are Trumpers and/or libertarian, anti-vaxers, anti-maskers except in the OR--as I'm sure you are well aware.. (Definition of a libertarian--someone who...
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    I don't think so. My dad had zero sense of...

    I don't think so. My dad had zero sense of humor--never heard him tell a joke. Although watching Laurel and Hardy would send him into hysterics. (You young whippersnappers have no idea how funny...
  40. If there is enough snow, and if it's open (lately...

    If there is enough snow, and if it's open (lately it's been weekends only) Summit lift at SB can be the place to be when the east wind is raping every place else.
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    Any serious skier should have the tools to do...

    Any serious skier should have the tools to do this kind of base repair--the money spent on purchasing them will be spread out of multiple repairs.
  42. Thread: Unextinction

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    Bringing back an ice age animal in the midst of...

    Bringing back an ice age animal in the midst of global warming seems cruel. Better to bring back some dinosaur from when there were redwoods at the north pole. (Yes I know there were never redwoods...
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    5 bucks for a single scoop of underflavored...

    5 bucks for a single scoop of underflavored "artisanal" ice cream annoys me.
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    I'm bothered by the number of qualified...

    I'm bothered by the number of qualified scientists taking to social media with valid but differing takes on the virus and the vaccines. Science moves in fits and starts, today's truth is tomorrow's...
  45. Could well be--but that still puts the 2nd growth...

    Could well be--but that still puts the 2nd growth at the end of the little ice age. By the 1960's things were warmer and drier and recovery on the south facing slopes, even with replanting, were less...
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    I thought we were talking about biker shorts...

    I thought we were talking about biker shorts
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  47. About the fire mentioned in the book...

    About the fire mentioned in the book https://www.theunion.com/news/local-news/50-years-later-truckees-biggest-fire-remembered/
    The south face of Donner Ridge is still treeless brush and eroded...
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    Actually two of the funniest guys I know are...

    Actually two of the funniest guys I know are German--father and son--a very dry ironic sense of humor. What is even more surprising is that the father is a dentist, and everyone knows dentists have...
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    Harry, I'm jealous you can get your HR over 100.

    Harry, I'm jealous you can get your HR over 100.
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    Wonder why Mercedes has never used that song in...

    Wonder why Mercedes has never used that song in an ad. Germans have no sense of humor? Or they used it and I missed it?
    While we're at it "Let's Go Get Stoned" and "Everybody Must Get Stoned" would...
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