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    Thomas Piketty, the academic French economist who...

    Thomas Piketty, the academic French economist who wrote Capital in the 21st Century (an update of Das Kapital if you will) says that unless something is done about wealth and income disparities there...
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    Definitely. The line at AM today was a...

    Definitely.
    The line at AM today was a shitshow--if they don't enforce social distancing the state will shut them down for the rest of the season.
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    Re stretching--I switched from bread flour to AP...

    Re stretching--I switched from bread flour to AP because I was having trouble stretching the former. Note that KA 00 is 8.5% protein and I believe Italian 00 is even lower. If you are having trouble...
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    The hospital wants to charge residents $400/m for...

    The hospital wants to charge residents $400/m for parking, so my son in Boston rides his bike to work, day or night, summer or winter.
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    Why would a bank give back money deposited in...

    Why would a bank give back money deposited in people's accounts? If there's a dispute let the company try to recover the money the American way--by suing. Once the money is in someone's account,...
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    I'm not the one to answer your question, but why...

    I'm not the one to answer your question, but why invest in a personal bioterror lab when you could go to work for the DOD and make good money?
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    Got my tetanus booster last monday. Feels good...

    Got my tetanus booster last monday. Feels good to be free to step on dirty nails. Wearing shoes all the time was getting to be a real drag.
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    Old couple in fart bags closing day at Alpine. ...

    Old couple in fart bags closing day at Alpine. Old guy wearing mittens. On a day when people were wearing t shirts and shorts.
    Could have been ironic but I doubt it and if it was hardly worth the...
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    Given that a tiny, tiny fraction of the people...

    Given that a tiny, tiny fraction of the people who will read that article are actually capable of understanding it and evaluating it, the only way most of us can judge it is by considering the...
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    I quote from the article: "Although mAb therapy...

    I quote from the article: "Although mAb therapy has proven successful in the treatment of cancer, clinical resistance to these agents continues to be a major issue. Only a minority of patients will...
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    We spent $110 for 4 celebrating a graduation at...

    We spent $110 for 4 celebrating a graduation at an "artisanal" place in Midtown Sacto, beer included. We never went back. Place lasted 10 years.
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    Several red states are ending supplemental...

    Several red states are ending supplemental unemployment insurance so I guess we'll see if employment in those states goes up compared to the rest of the country.
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    There are already a number of monoclonal antibody...

    There are already a number of monoclonal antibody drugs for cancers. Would an mRNA based cancer drug have a significant advantage. Overall the outcomes after monoclonal antibody treatment is not...
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    California legislature is voting on allowing...

    California legislature is voting on allowing Idaho stops.
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    In the fall I cut the dead leaves off these...

    In the fall I cut the dead leaves off these plants where the long long leaves go right down to the ground--irises maybe. For some reason the drip lines go right through the center of them. Some get...
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    Cars are only more efficient than the bus in the...

    Cars are only more efficient than the bus in the US because so many buses are empty. Because they don't come often enough. Because it's hard to justify a bus every 10 minutes when nobody rides the...
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    Golf Digest did a thing once where they took half...

    Golf Digest did a thing once where they took half the clubs out of some folks' bags and scores improved considerably playing with the other half.
    I always thought it was funny playing with a bunch...
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    The more space between houses the farther houses...

    The more space between houses the farther houses extend into the wildland urban interface.
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    That's not a face palm. That's a guy from...

    That's not a face palm. That's a guy from Cleveland who faked his own death, ditched the wife and kids, and took off for the good life in the mountains. Last thing he wants is his picture on the...
  20. More than snow loads--after all, older houses...

    More than snow loads--after all, older houses have survived many monster snow years--a lot of houses, including ours, lack adequate shear wall and will collapse in a moderate earthquake if there's a...
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    It's a lot easier to kill a virus than a cancer...

    It's a lot easier to kill a virus than a cancer cell. A cancer cell is you--anything that attacks it can attack the healthy parts of you. A virus is foreign--the immune system can kill it if the...
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    The tease of golf is that no matter how bad you...

    The tease of golf is that no matter how bad you are you will hit the occasional great shot out of dumb luck, and that keeps you thinking you can do it again.
  23. We've had earthquake insurance for years. It's...

    We've had earthquake insurance for years. It's pretty cheap for this area.
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    The fire guys around here say that defensible...

    The fire guys around here say that defensible space works for smaller fires, not big ones. The problem with big ones is wind blown embers, not advancing fire front, and the only prevention is...
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    That implies that inactivated virus vaccines like...

    That implies that inactivated virus vaccines like Sinopharm would not be as effective as mRNA and vector vaccines for the same reason natural infection is not as effective in developing immunity.
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    My wife has drip lines to each plant in her rock...

    My wife has drip lines to each plant in her rock garden--which is beautiful btw--so we don't get weeds between the plants, but we spend a lot more time fixing and maintaining the drip system than we...
  27. Musk fibbing about Autopilot being ready by the...

    Musk fibbing about Autopilot being ready by the end of the year, according to his chief engineer on the project....
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    The jays keep trying to build nests on narrow...

    The jays keep trying to build nests on narrow ledges under our eaves and the neighbor's deck, as well as on the ribs of deck umbrellas--easily solved by keeping the umbrellas closed. The nests keep...
  29. 5.8 is something like 10x bigger than 4.7.

    5.8 is something like 10x bigger than 4.7.
  30. I was hoping to get one more day at AM. Finally...

    I was hoping to get one more day at AM. Finally got down to freezing last night. Summit on wind hold now. Maybe tomorrow. Back to raking the forest today.
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    Extensor tendons (top of the hand) do much better...

    Extensor tendons (top of the hand) do much better with surgical repair than flexor tendons like TBS'. Not comparable.
    Personally, I'd be inclined to have it fixed--there's a reason for the...
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    thanks for the correction about IP. Moderna and...

    thanks for the correction about IP. Moderna and Pfixer are out of the equation for most of the world--given the cold requirement. So we're talking vector vaccines (which India makes a number of) and...
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    The meh jobs report is just what the doctor...

    The meh jobs report is just what the doctor ordered if you're trying to pass a $1T+ infrastructure plan.
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    Hockey yes. Baseball not necessarily--especially...

    Hockey yes. Baseball not necessarily--especially if you were a pull hitter. Ex baseball player I played with hit nothing but pull hooks off the tee--really bad pull hooks. One time he hit a duck...
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    Can we call you Lexi?

    Can we call you Lexi?
  36. In my backpacking days I used to mix instant...

    In my backpacking days I used to mix instant rice, grated parmesan, squeeze margarine, and onion soup mix and call it risotto. Ironically.

    The only way you can make backpacking food bad is if you...
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    Don't take any tobacco chewers KQ.

    Don't take any tobacco chewers KQ.
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    I think you can build a fence around your...

    I think you can build a fence around your compound to keep the lions out.
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    "911, what's your emergency" "There's a sailboat...

    "911, what's your emergency"
    "There's a sailboat flipped over in Donner Lake, the guy can't get it righted, he's been in the water a long time and I don't think he's wearing a wet suit."
    "What...
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    Spending the afternoon raking the forest.

    Spending the afternoon raking the forest.
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    If you don't use reusable totes how will people...

    If you don't use reusable totes how will people know you donate to PBS.
    Single use plastic bags are often used again--I used them to pick up dog poop, line small trash cans, store food in the...
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    The issue is not people who can't get vaccinated...

    The issue is not people who can't get vaccinated but people with depressed immune systems in whom the vaccine doesn't work well or at all--people on immune-suppressing drugs for cancer and autoimmune...
  43. Most people don't like to stand at the stove...

    Most people don't like to stand at the stove stirring, especially if there's a lot of other stuff to do. Having someone in the kitchen to chat with helps. Having someone else in the kitchen to do...
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    The very right wing CEO of Washington Media...

    The very right wing CEO of Washington Media (whatever that it) wants her employees back in the office and threatens to [illegally] reclassify WFHers as contractors without benefits, and to...
  45. How is it nerve wracking? Wireless thermometer...

    How is it nerve wracking? Wireless thermometer and wait until it's done. (I like it at 197 in the thickest part. Texas crutch in the oven when it stalls.)
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    We should just revaccinate the libs with Sputnik...

    We should just revaccinate the libs with Sputnik 5 and send them into MAGA country to spread it to the populace.

    Meanwhile, In Sacramento the percentage of vaccination is proportional to the...
  47. Hah! Leave a half eaten plate of cold, soggy,...

    Hah! Leave a half eaten plate of cold, soggy, reconstituted hospital cafeteria baked french fries in an operating room lounge and they'll be gone in 30 minutes, at the outside. So you can't ruin...
  48. I've messed up chile verde and other spicy dishes...

    I've messed up chile verde and other spicy dishes more than once by misjudging the heat of the chiles. I usually have several generations of Hatch chiles in my freezer and I never know how hot each...
  49. I finally figured out that the two bangs I heard...

    I finally figured out that the two bangs I heard were the bottom hinged plexiglass windows on my covered outside staircase banging against the wall. I don't know if I'd have noticed the quake...
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    If you mark a lot of obstacles you are...

    If you mark a lot of obstacles you are potentially liable for unmarked ones. Around here they mark man-made obstacles--like the remnants of old lifts--and cliffs, which is doable, but not exposed...
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