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    Why not use a chalkboard?

    Why not use a chalkboard?
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    That was my only complaint, along with the added...

    That was my only complaint, along with the added cost. I didn't see myself using rotary much and thought the money was better spent on upgraded jaws.
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    If the room is that small, and especially if your...

    If the room is that small, and especially if your viewing from off center and against a wall, a 5.1 system isn't going to provide much in the way of channel separation. A sound bar is probably a...
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    If you have never used a rotary vise, spend some...

    If you have never used a rotary vise, spend some time with one before you buy. I didn't like them much. It was very crowded behind the hook.

    And I'll second the dyna-king recommendation. I've...
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    Don't butt them together. I've never seen this...

    Don't butt them together. I've never seen this done where it doesn't make both floors look worse. The wood ends up looking old and worn, and the laminate looks cheap.
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    I don't think sponsoring Greg hill is the same as...

    I don't think sponsoring Greg hill is the same as adding the next big park or FWT guy to the brand.

    He has credibility and a following that Salomon can use to gain exposure in a market where...
  7. I never find small variations between skis affect...

    I never find small variations between skis affect my skiing. Skiing, for me, is dynamic and more about making changes to body position and pressure relative to what I'm doing at any one moment, so...
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    Assuming the tippet isn't bad... First Thought...

    Assuming the tippet isn't bad...

    First Thought is that the big size jump is giving you bad power transfer and the tippet is piling up on the water resulting in overhand knots.

    Second thought...
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    Go electric. The $100 consumer models create...

    Go electric. The $100 consumer models create enough pressure to damage most anything you would point it at, so don't get too hung up on psi stats.

    Make sure you check the min flow numbers and...
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    If you want a hobby, android is a better...

    If you want a hobby, android is a better platform. I know of XDA but have never bothered to visit it. I have zero interest in devoting any time to making my phone work better. I guess I'm one of the...
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    I'm in no way an apple fanboy, but the problem...

    I'm in no way an apple fanboy, but the problem with android is that after six months device support is gone. Up until now it has been less of an issue with tablets, but as the number of devices...
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    I don't like my chances with a .45 vs a couple...

    I don't like my chances with a .45 vs a couple AR15s.

    I just stumbled past a dozen plants this weekend, bushwacking through some willows in a CO wilderness and thought about how much it would...
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    It's nice to see good companies acquired by good...

    It's nice to see good companies acquired by good companies.
  14. Subarus have an incredible ability to move with...

    Subarus have an incredible ability to move with almost no traction, but I think they also drive a bit loose. I say that having never owned one, but with thousands of miles of snowy road trip behind...
  15. This post is strange. It's like a trip report,...

    This post is strange. It's like a trip report, except there is more than one photo, no link to your blog or review site, no need to like you on facebook, and no POV footage.

    Well done.
  16. I picked up the big agnes and MH and set them...

    I picked up the big agnes and MH and set them both up in the basement. Between the two, I liked the MH better. The roofline and foot hoop on the MH gave it better space, despite the smaller...
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    Pop ups are sweet because they are quick and...

    Pop ups are sweet because they are quick and easy, but they are less versatile. If you are pitching over uneven areas or want to block the sun the last couple of hours of the day, trad tarps work...
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    As I eluded to above, I bet it's fine (although I...

    As I eluded to above, I bet it's fine (although I am playing with your money). But personally, I would replace it. If for no other reason than it is one less thought to quiet in my head the next...
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    For the slings, if they are Spectra or Dyneema,...

    For the slings, if they are Spectra or Dyneema, trash them. They are absolutely effected by cyclical hydrocarbons, which are in white gas in at least small amounts.

    A naphtha product like white...
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    I don't want a faster rod. I want a fast(ish) rod...

    I don't want a faster rod. I want a fast(ish) rod with truly good nibble detection, and tippet protection. If you can make a 6 weight rod that does those things as well as today's 4 weight rods. I'll...
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    Have you cleaned it up enough to see that it...

    Have you cleaned it up enough to see that it isn't pitted beyond the obvious corrosion? Usually when a smooth surface oxidizes, the oxide at the surface slows/stops further corrosion, but a pitted...
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    About 12 years ago we looked at building a swing...

    About 12 years ago we looked at building a swing away rack to haul four bikes in wheel trays, to solve the same camper access problem. The issue we ran into, was that with the necessary tray...
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    That doesn't seem alarming to me. Gypsum isn't...

    That doesn't seem alarming to me. Gypsum isn't going to burst into flames when it gets warm, and you can buy fire rated dry wall. So if it was purpose built, not some kind of DIY project, I...
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    Grow your own.

    Grow your own.
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    Are you sure mfg specs aren't for a single...

    Are you sure mfg specs aren't for a single speaker, and the online specs for 2? That's what it sounds like to me.
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    All of my M.D. friends are worried a pole will...

    All of my M.D. friends are worried a pole will fall and cut off their landline, so they sit on the porch and stare into the sky waiting for the bat signal. WTF is the matter with your M.D. friends?
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    If it's fogging between the lenses, contact...

    If it's fogging between the lenses, contact smith. Moisture isn't supposed to be able to get in. Either the lenses are coming apart, the little moisture trap thing failed, or you cracked them...
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    Just move the oil pan back.

    Just move the oil pan back.
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    I own a Western Mountaineering bag and jacket,...

    I own a Western Mountaineering bag and jacket, and a FF bag. They are very well made, using very high quality materials. That said, when you match them up against the sale prices often available on...
  30. Fit is important, but it isn't terribly difficult...

    Fit is important, but it isn't terribly difficult to achieve, assuming you are reasonably average build. If you buy the right size for your torso you will likely be happy after adjustment.

    The...
  31. As already mentioned Osprey atmos, or Gregory Z...

    As already mentioned Osprey atmos, or Gregory Z series packs are the standard in that price/category.

    Osprey tends to have more cheeky, though well thought out, "features" in their packs. Some...
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    Skip subaru, at your budget you are buying in...

    Skip subaru, at your budget you are buying in right as others are dumping ahead of problems. If you will drive something a little older, I'd look for a high milage XJ or third gen 4runner It will...
  33. 1. What shoes are you running in now? Did they...

    1. What shoes are you running in now? Did they used to work?
    2. From how you describe yourself as a runner, skip the barefoot thing. You don't run enough to fix/break yourself with/without shoes,...
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    What do you mean by taper? Like a pintail? or...

    What do you mean by taper? Like a pintail? or Narrowing from the contact point, ie 5-point sidecut?

    It sounds like you mean pintail, but both of the skis listed have less then 10mm of tip/tail...
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    I love my flash, but with so many great options...

    I love my flash, but with so many great options in this catagory, IMO it isn't worth the premium$$$.

    edit: and at -30, I'd want something with a higher fill weight.
  36. The slop that the FR develops is accentuated by...

    The slop that the FR develops is accentuated by wider skis. It never bothered me at 90mm, but at 110 it's noticeable.
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    This in no way means they will work. How...

    This in no way means they will work.



    How very unlucky to have a rare failure occur to both bindings at the same time.
  38. Like Moment?

    Like Moment?
  39. Lotus120, Super 7, Billygoats, ie stiff pintails...

    Lotus120, Super 7, Billygoats, ie stiff pintails are all going to want a bit more speed then the other choices on your list. They can certainly all be skied slow in tight places by someone your...
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    The R2 and R3 are basically the same cut. The R4...

    The R2 and R3 are basically the same cut. The R4 is a bit more boxy. I wouldn't recommend it under a slim cut shell, but works fine under baggier stuff.
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    If you're asking because you're cold... I'd...

    If you're asking because you're cold...
    I'd start adding a cap/merino3 under the R1. Second step, loose the down. As popular as down mid-layers are right now, they suck for even moderate activity...
  42. I'd start by crossing Dodge and Nissan off the...

    I'd start by crossing Dodge and Nissan off the list.
  43. marshal, any chance of a pair popping up in CO...

    marshal, any chance of a pair popping up in CO for demo this season?
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    With regard to the OP/Tacoma, it's not really,...

    With regard to the OP/Tacoma, it's not really, but I'm not interested in arguing off topic nuance either. If I was too simplistic, elaborate.
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    Wow, the tech must have mounted them, whilst a...

    Wow, the tech must have mounted them, whilst a ball sack tea bagged him in they eyes.

    Usually, I find these "a shop fucked up my mount" threads a bit unreasonable. In this case, the manager...
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    Sticky: Still no sticky!? This is the most useful thread...

    Still no sticky!? This is the most useful thread in Tech Talk, pin it to the top already.
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    Having mismatched tires will increase wear on...

    Having mismatched tires will increase wear on your diff and transfer case. Assuming you are only running 4x4 on snow packed roads, dont worry about it. The more traction you have while in 4x4 the...
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    I'm a big fan of the BFG A/T KO, but there is...

    I'm a big fan of the BFG A/T KO, but there is truth to this. I ran them on my XJ for 12 years, and the ass end was always loose in the snow. They clawed their way through deep snow like nothing...
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    Not even close

    Not even close
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    You'd have to change most of your public and...

    You'd have to change most of your public and commercially available addresses (think cc billing address) too, if you wanted to avoid getting flagged. There are many tech companies these days who...
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