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    I've treated goretex boots, but they were more...

    I've treated goretex boots, but they were more traditional construction. I don't think I've reapplied DWR to my lighter goretex shoes, but as I said, they were mainly things that I was wearing out in...
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    I'm not doubting that well treated full leather...

    I'm not doubting that well treated full leather light mountaineering boots remain waterproof longer than Gore Tex versions. We're talking about approach shoes here though, and I tend to wear those...
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    I've posted this before I think, but I disagree...

    I've posted this before I think, but I disagree with people like Skurka's wholesale dismissal of Gore Tex shoes. I do think that Gore Tex trail runners are notably hotter than non-waterproof membrane...
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    Deaths lag cases by a few weeks so its really too...

    Deaths lag cases by a few weeks so its really too early to tell. It also would in theory take a bit of time for case increases to multiply.

    Sweden's death rate is much higher than comparable...
  5. Our heeler mix likes to snuggle on the couch and...

    Our heeler mix likes to snuggle on the couch and if we let her, will show up in the morning to climb onto the foot of the bed for extra napping. She stays put a bit more now than when she was young,...
  6. Well then I better get in on the action. Here's...

    Well then I better get in on the action. Here's my now-gray muzzled girl. When we adopted her, they told us that she was a cattle dog mix, but I didn't really believe it. We got a DNA test for fun...
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    They're relatively stiff, though obviously it...

    They're relatively stiff, though obviously it depends on your comparison point. Much stiffer than a trail runner, much less stiff than my Salewa Crow light mountaineering boots, which are the only...
  8. I do that. It can work if she doesn't lock onto...

    I do that. It can work if she doesn't lock onto the approaching other dog before she does the treat. There are a couple of dogs who we see regularly who she now just looks up for treats when they...
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    This is almost exactly what I use the Millet...

    This is almost exactly what I use the Millet Tridents for. When I got them, I was wearing trail runners to carry a 25-30lb pack or so every day (my son in a backpack). The more supportive footbed of...
  10. The leash reactivity is another thing that I've...

    The leash reactivity is another thing that I've never quite been able to get rid of with my cattle dog mutt. She really likes other dogs and if I let her go say "hi" when on leash, she's totally...
  11. That sounds like it would be an awesome dog. I'd...

    That sounds like it would be an awesome dog. I'd love to hear a report someday!

    I can't say from varied experience, but I agree with what someone said later that it would be easier to get a...
  12. Most Goldens I know wouldn't be ideal long ride...

    Most Goldens I know wouldn't be ideal long ride dogs. They're just a bit too thickly built for it. I imagine that they'd do better ski touring as it tends to happen at a slower pace, but I can't...
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    For a long time I loved approach shoes and they...

    For a long time I loved approach shoes and they were basically all I wore. I've done less scrambling lately, so I've worn trail runners more, but I still have a number of "approach" shoes.

    One...
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    That's basically us right now. Got a job in a new...

    That's basically us right now. Got a job in a new area right before everything started to fall apart. I'd been there a couple of times and had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to live. Had the...
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    Sounds like a canoe is the way to go. I don't...

    Sounds like a canoe is the way to go. I don't foresee wanting to run a motor much, so standard over square back makes sense. Thanks!
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    Paddling with a kid: Tandem kayak? Canoe?

    My wife and I currently have basic individual kayaks which we use for day trip flatwater paddling on local lakes, ponds, and the Connecticut River. One is a Costco-special Equinox that's wide,...
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    There seem to be an oddly large number of...

    There seem to be an oddly large number of fireplaces if not woodstoves. Either it was basically just a requirement for a certain era's design or someone needed to take the chill off those 40 F...
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    Heh, for real. I rented a bike and rode there...

    Heh, for real. I rented a bike and rode there when I went out to interview and it's home to some serious stuff. I had a blast though.
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    Just had an offer accepted on a house in Boulder...

    Just had an offer accepted on a house in Boulder City, Nevada. I'm not sure if we would have been able to have gotten a better deal if we'd waited a few months to lowball distressed sellers. But we...
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    I don't think that this is totally true when you...

    I don't think that this is totally true when you get to the level of school that the OP's kid is looking at. Harvard, MIT, etc. have so much money that they can afford to be much more generous with...
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    I think that Steph is a different animal because...

    I think that Steph is a different animal because of his shooting. The Jordan of that era had to get to the basket to be most effective. It's harder to rough someone up when they are releasing the...
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    I think that how students respond to that depends...

    I think that how students respond to that depends on how closely they associate their self-concept with their academic performance. From what you've told us in this thread, your son sounds like he...
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    We're looking to buy a house for a move and my...

    We're looking to buy a house for a move and my wife was reevaluating our yard size needs in case we end up quarantined again. So that's not necessarily where we want to live town/country wise, but...
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    I'm moving soon, but I'm in a great place to ride...

    I'm moving soon, but I'm in a great place to ride out a pandemic. Good community and decent outdoor options where you can be far from people. So I guess it has made me a bit sad to leave as it's...
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    Congratulations! That's a really smart kid you...

    Congratulations! That's a really smart kid you have there.

    I'm a data science professor who studies educational decision making and who went to lots of fancy schools like those on his list (and...
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    I mostly do variants of this recipe:...

    I mostly do variants of this recipe: https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/no-knead-bread/

    My most commonly made version:
    3 cups flour (I usually do half and half bread vs. all purpose vs. the recipe's...
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    Huh, I never went into the bread thread as it...

    Huh, I never went into the bread thread as it says sourdough and I only bake non-sourdough.

    I never meant to imply that the Dutch oven needed to be enameled for the bread. It's just the type we...
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    We got a Williams Sonoma enameled cast iron dutch...

    We got a Williams Sonoma enameled cast iron dutch oven (made by Staub) this Fall. We're vegetarians so we don't do a lot of the stuff that others do in theirs, but one thing that has been great is...
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    Sent this to one of my former students. She'd...

    Sent this to one of my former students. She'd make a great candidate if she's free then. Thanks!
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    As someone who is going to be in the market to...

    As someone who is going to be in the market to buy soon, I'm a bit worried about this. I have very good credit and can easily make the 20% down mark for where we're looking, but I'm worried that we...
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    JP Morgan Chase is apparently raising their...

    JP Morgan Chase is apparently raising their standards so that you're going to need 700+ credit and have 20%down to get a home loan. I'm curious as to whether other companies will follow.
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    I've been following and rooting for you too!...

    I've been following and rooting for you too! Great to hear that you're coming out the other end now!
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    I sanded my modern Lodge pan. I reseasoned via...

    I sanded my modern Lodge pan. I reseasoned via the serious eats instructions afterwards, so it's hard to tell which thing made the difference, but I think the smoother surface works a bit better....
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    The cloth masks aren't really to protect the...

    The cloth masks aren't really to protect the wearer. They are to limit the distribution of particulates if the wearer coughs/sneezes. They don't stop it, but but they lower the radius in which the...
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    I switched maybe two years ago when my face...

    I switched maybe two years ago when my face suddenly became really sensitive to soap/shaving cream. Overall, i really like the electric razors. I've always had a hard time with them getting close...
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    Interesting. I have a newer Lodge and an older...

    Interesting. I have a newer Lodge and an older one I found at a thrift store. The older one is amazing. The newer one is good, but doesn't quite work as well. I got annoyed after a bit, took a random...
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    Here's my dog looking 4x her actual size on a...

    Here's my dog looking 4x her actual size on a socially distancing hike yesterday:

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    And here is her with a bit less forced perspective but still looking pretty large for a dog that's maybe...
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    If you mean the little flexible hose kind, we...

    If you mean the little flexible hose kind, we have one of these too. We got it for dealing with diapers and rinsing out a little toddler potty, but it now gives me peace of mind in the TPocalypse....
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    Good to consider, especially in regards to what...

    Good to consider, especially in regards to what goes in the truck, what doesn't.

    I'll be getting quotes for movers/self-pack units, but I think I'm leaning toward renting a big truck, putting...
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    Not OP, just piggybacking, but I'm getting 3k for...

    Not OP, just piggybacking, but I'm getting 3k for my moving expenses, which would cover a rental van and gas, but I doubt much more. If it was just me, I'd rent and drive the truck, but it's always...
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    Yeah I'm not super excited about the summer...

    Yeah I'm not super excited about the summer weather. I've lived in hot places for summer before though (Sinaloa, Mexico; Hyderabad, India) and survived. At least in Vegas, I'll have air conditioning....
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    I'm in the same situation, but have a bit more...

    I'm in the same situation, but have a bit more time so I hope things calm down a bit. I have to be out of my current house June 30 and my new job starts August 1. Moving from Massachusetts to Nevada....
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    I have no feelings about the bailout bill, but...

    I have no feelings about the bailout bill, but just to be clear, that article is from the WaPo's resident opinion column. Basically his entire job is writing that Pelosi and the Democrats are...
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    Alas they did not. We visited some of her distant...

    Alas they did not. We visited some of her distant relatives years later though and they had a karaoke set up. They requested a reprise of the wedding song. I'm not sure if they actually remembered it...
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    I got married in India with all the ritual, pomp,...

    I got married in India with all the ritual, pomp, and confusion that comes with that. Between the main ceremony and reception they have something called wedding games, which are silly little things...
  46. I'm lucky in that I don't have any more in class...

    I'm lucky in that I don't have any more in class tests this semester, so that won't be affected much for me. Our problem with just using Zoom for classes is time differences. An not insubstantial...
  47. I'm on the other side of this. I'm a...

    I'm on the other side of this. I'm a sociology/data science professor and we were basically given one class notice that we we're switching to online instruction. Our college has no online classes, so...
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    To be honest, I have no real attraction to the...

    To be honest, I have no real attraction to the Strip aspect of Vegas. I am exciting for the nearby biking/hiking though. So I hope it turns around for others sake, but a ghost town won't bother me.
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    I'm now acutely interested in how this plays out....

    I'm now acutely interested in how this plays out. I'm moving to Las Vegas this summer. Originally our plan was to be looking now so as to buy a house we could move into either in Boulder City or in...
  50. OK, that seems to be basically what I was...

    OK, that seems to be basically what I was thinking. I really should just keep my V1 Bronson, ride it a bit, and see what I want my next bike to do better. But it was a stressful job search and I told...
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