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    OK, I stand corrected, but the point is for each...

    OK, I stand corrected, but the point is for each rider to go forward and see which one wins. Competition, not cooperation. This is the USA.
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    Two of those pics look photoshopped, and it's not...

    Two of those pics look photoshopped, and it's not clear what's going on in the middle one, but ok.
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    I really hate having a cold. I don't think I'll...

    I really hate having a cold. I don't think I'll handle it well when I get covid.
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    I'd like to see a tandem bike where the front...

    I'd like to see a tandem bike where the front half and the back half try to go in opposite directions. No doubt someone has already done this but a very quick google search comes up empty.
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    She looks delighted to have her picture taken.

    She looks delighted to have her picture taken.
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    Why do you think you need more...

    Why do you think you need more overhang--appearance or is there a practical reason? I would tend to have the same overhang on both ends, for appearance sake.
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    How about at home, when discussing how to set the...

    How about at home, when discussing how to set the thermostat with your wife? Does it help you win the argument? (I think not.)
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    A lot less open ice for Avs skaters--offense was...

    A lot less open ice for Avs skaters--offense was mostly dump and chase, which is TB's game. TB's forecheck was more aggressive as well as their D in their own zone. TB was getting a lot more...
  9. Placer should expect a cease and desist letter...

    Placer should expect a cease and desist letter from the IOC
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    One of the highlights of my college career was...

    One of the highlights of my college career was watching a friend of mine who had flunked pchem sic his german shepherd on the prof as he biked across campus. The dog didn't bite him or knock him off...
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    To my wife email means don't open or even glance...

    To my wife email means don't open or even glance at it, then claim you never got the email, then go back through 200 similarly unopened emails and find it, but it's too late, but put it in a folder...
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    Depends on how patient you are.

    Depends on how patient you are.
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    I'm going to have to insist on either a pic or a...

    I'm going to have to insist on either a pic or a notarized affidavit from a PhD entomologist. preferably an arachnologist. And don't try to fool me with a generic photo off the internet. I can tell.
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    So Dr. M. has reached a state of entropy. I...

    So Dr. M. has reached a state of entropy.
    I took thermodynamics. Physical chemistry lite. A couple of my friends had their prospective medical careers torpedoed by P Chem, but then who wants a...
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    For what it's worth, US has not had excess deaths...

    For what it's worth, US has not had excess deaths since the end of March. (That is deaths above the expected seasonal average)
    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/excess_deaths.htm
    That...
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    Agreed. If someone chooses not to answer my...

    Agreed. If someone chooses not to answer my call, my text, my vm, that's their prerogative. Just like calling, texting, or leaving a VM is mine.
    At least we don't have to deal with unsolicited...
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    That looked like a pretty weak shot from...

    That looked like a pretty weak shot from Kadri--not surprising for a man with a broken thumb. Vasileski was fooled by the change-up.
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    When I renewed my Global Entry I did not have to...

    When I renewed my Global Entry I did not have to do an interview. I believe the application says you "may" have to do an interview.
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    Pretty sure that if you're teaching at a major...

    Pretty sure that if you're teaching at a major ski area in the US you're working for "the man".
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    I flew out of Reno. The line for precheck was...

    I flew out of Reno. The line for precheck was longer so I went through the regular line. The TSA officer was pissed I was in the wrong line. Not sure why.

    I tried doing the mobile passport app...
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    There are other options. If you don't want to...

    There are other options. If you don't want to answer your phone don't carry it. If you don't want people to leave voicemails, disable voicemail. If you don't want texts just have a landline. It's...
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    I thought it was a picture of Flint MI water.

    I thought it was a picture of Flint MI water.
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    More than I have left. I have to admit I haven't...

    More than I have left.
    I have to admit I haven't done the math--comparing the electric bill before the switch with the gas bill after. And there are so many variables--weather, occupancy, the new...
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    Why can't I remember you live in VT, not ME? Not...

    Why can't I remember you live in VT, not ME? Not the first time you told me. But VT is outside the range--unless the range has expanded considerably northward due to you know what. I've seen a bunch...
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    Why don't you come down here and tell me face to...

    Why don't you come down here and tell me face to face, tough guy. ; --)
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    Sure looks like a spider bite. No brown recluse...

    Sure looks like a spider bite. No brown recluse in Maine. All spiders are venomous to some degree. Mostly the venom kills tissue--the black--while the red is an inflammatory response to the venom...
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    The impression I got was that it wasn't...

    The impression I got was that it wasn't regulatory delay, it was that pharma was holding off on asking for approval, given the moderate success against OG omicron and the rapidly changing variants. ...
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    BTW mine had a leather band--I used light tan...

    BTW mine had a leather band--I used light tan bands although they tended to get dirty and needing replacement frequently. When my mom died I inherited my dad's Omega--steel case. The other kid got...
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    We hired a lawyer because the neighbor had a...

    We hired a lawyer because the neighbor had a lawyer accusing us of criminal trespass and elder abuse for not immediately agreeing that the property that has been ours for 40 years is theirs. (They're...
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    This guy left a green dot where he said the nail...

    This guy left a green dot where he said the nail is. Nothing visible on the surface. He left 3 green lathes without any info or numbers on them along what he says is the property line. No new...
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    While I'm sure it pays very very well, being the...

    While I'm sure it pays very very well, being the host on Jeopardy is a comedown for any well known person with a decent career. The only celebrity that I can think of that did a good job of it was...
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    I agree--it depends a lot on the kind of hut,...

    I agree--it depends a lot on the kind of hut, also which meal. I've been to huts--the Requin hut on the VB route, the Monch hut which was a hike across the Aletsch glacier from the Jungfraujock, the...
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    Thanks for the info about the magnail. Lawyers...

    Thanks for the info about the magnail. Lawyers are already involved unfortunately. We have reason to believe the recent boundary line survey that claimed to find the 2005 magnail was fake--the...
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    With the caveat that the food in the huts along...

    With the caveat that the food in the huts along the TMB, and in the dorms if you decide to stay in them, is not what makes Europe better. 3 nights in a row dinner was a bowl of boiled potatoes and a...
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    It's not dangerous if nobody reads it.

    It's not dangerous if nobody reads it.
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    How much of the difference between games 2 and 3...

    How much of the difference between games 2 and 3 was due to the matchups--especially defense pairs vs opposing lines--with the home team getting last change? Seems like TB was making the nifty plays...
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    Apparently people don't really care if they talk...

    Apparently people don't really care if they talk to you or not.
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    I'm 6 3/4 Wrists

    I'm 6 3/4

    Wrists
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    Anyone know anything about surveying? How long...

    Anyone know anything about surveying? How long does a magnail stay magnetized? And what would happen to a magnail if the asphalt street was surface ground and resurfaced. (ie not ripped up and...
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    I used to have a gold Omega Seamaster...

    I used to have a gold Omega Seamaster Deville--got it as a prize. I like small, simple looking watches. 35mm case. I have skinny wrists. I got it as an academic prize, gave it to a kid. People...
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    If you're up for a multi day hike it's hard to...

    If you're up for a multi day hike it's hard to beat the Tour du Mont Blanc for stunning and civilized. You can do a self guided trip with a company planning the tourmaking the hut and hotel...
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    My wife is flying to London today to see friends....

    My wife is flying to London today to see friends. When she checked in yesterday she found that BA had canceled her return flight without contacting her. No way to book a new flight online without...
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    Looks like the transition year was 1961 so the...

    Looks like the transition year was 1961 so the unit in question should be the higher HP. But elsewhere on Shopsmith's site it says 1 1/8 HP. 2 HP is a lot of power from a 13.5A 110V motor. Maybe...
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    They're also taking standing dead. The picture...

    They're also taking standing dead.
    The picture in the article captioned "Logging machiner . . . " shows extremely dense forest beyond the logged area.
    Mind you, I'm not taking sides on this...
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    If parking with the wheels turned was bad, people...

    If parking with the wheels turned was bad, people in SF, who have to curb their wheels on hills, would be fucked.
    Car talk says it doesn't hurt. ...
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    McKinnon is one of those few players that you...

    McKinnon is one of those few players that you instantly recognize when he starts skating with the puck--he moves like Datsuk, but faster straight line speed.
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    Watching our old cockapoo drag herself through...

    Watching our old cockapoo drag herself through the dog door she used to fly through, bad back, weak hind legs and all, when she could bark at me in the next room and I'd let her out--I wish I had...
  48. I was listening to a piece on bb reffing on This...

    I was listening to a piece on bb reffing on This American Life, of all places. They talked a lot about the replay center and how they keep statistics on bad calls, etc and how reffing is better than...
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    Re the Shopsmith--what's the HP? I believe they...

    Re the Shopsmith--what's the HP? I believe they upped it a while back to 1 1/4 which is a jobsite contractor's saw. Before that it was 3/4, which is too little. Do you want or need a drill press or...
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    Group files lawsuit over logging in Yosemite. NPS...

    Group files lawsuit over logging in Yosemite. NPS describes it as a thinning project. The group calls it clear cutting.
    https://www.fresnobee.com/news/california/yosemite/article262477057.html
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