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    The quality of the mask is not the only thing. ...

    The quality of the mask is not the only thing. They have to fit right and they need to be tight. I see KN95's with ear loops--I can't imagine they fit tightly enough.
  2. Yeah, I was talking about naming the lift that....

    Yeah, I was talking about naming the lift that. They can't use Resort Chair because that would give advertising to a non Squaw property. Or did Squaw buy it as some point? I can't imagine Squaw...
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    Manchin is apparently big on hosting other...

    Manchin is apparently big on hosting other senators and other politicians on his houseboat. Hopefully he will start inviting more Republicans and fewer Democrats.
  4. I knew someone who was truly independent of...

    I knew someone who was truly independent of government--she and her husband lived off the grid in Wyoming and were subsistence hunters/poachers. She ditched the husband after a year and went to med...
  5. those people need an HOA to decide what color to...

    those people need an HOA to decide what color to paint the doors
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    Which is why in sports where you can't earn a...

    Which is why in sports where you can't earn a living or be otherwise be supported many athletes will age out before biology would dictate.



    Pro track does reasonably well, mostly in Europe. ...
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    Flu requires an annual shot because every year...

    Flu requires an annual shot because every year the viruses are different. It's not a booster, it's a shot for a new virus. It remains to be seen how long initial covid vaccination lasts, and how...
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    But think of the weight savings/fuel economy. GM...

    But think of the weight savings/fuel economy. GM fighting global warming one jack at a time.
  9. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Regular over $5 in Truckee.

    Regular over $5 in Truckee.
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    Isn't a big part of swimming success based on...

    Isn't a big part of swimming success based on miles swam (swum?). Harder to sustain when you have to earn a living, maybe marriage and family. True for all sports of course, but hours spent...
  11. Of course. I'm stupid. They used to call the...

    Of course. I'm stupid.
    They used to call the mountain Snow King. Nowadays Rock King sounds right. Or Stump King, although Squaw already has a Stump Farm run so it might be confusing.
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    In the last few years I've noticed increasing...

    In the last few years I've noticed increasing frequency of people who will crawl up your bumper then fall way back then back on the bumper all while I keep a steady speed. They pass you and slow down...
  13. The sad irony of the little communities and...

    The sad irony of the little communities and isolated houses that get hit by these wildfires in the foothills and Sierra is that a lot of it is the only affordable housing in CA. I wonder how many of...
  14. "Replace this lift" Wonder why they are...

    "Replace this lift"

    Wonder why they are renaming. Business dispute between Resort at Squaw Creek and Alterra?
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    appreciate the post

    appreciate the post
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    I was alluding to the previous thing you posted...

    I was alluding to the previous thing you posted that someone thought reflected your opinion.
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    Rags. Although no team I was on ever won anything.

    Rags. Although no team I was on ever won anything.
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    Some of us drive Subarus. And not turbos. Most...

    Some of us drive Subarus. And not turbos.
    Most of the folks that you pass then pass you then slow down etc aren't evil people in need of punishment. They just aren't paying attention.
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    The first casualty of overburdened ICU's is...

    The first casualty of overburdened ICU's is nurses being asked to do double shifts--and most nurses won't say no, even when it's not in their best interest or the interest of their patients. The...
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    Brake checking is for assholes. (I do them way...

    Brake checking is for assholes. (I do them way too often.)
    At one point the CA driver manual said that the appropriate response to tailgating is to slow down a little to leave extra room in front of...
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    Katie Ledecky on retiring from swimming. (She's...

    Katie Ledecky on retiring from swimming. (She's 24)
    https://www.insider.com/katie-ledecky-not-retiring-paris-2024-2021-7
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    I keep meaning to read Sun-Tzu. Maybe this time...

    I keep meaning to read Sun-Tzu. Maybe this time I will. Putting it on my Amazon wish list anyway.





    You do realize that someone is going to think you're a Nazi for posting that. Maybe you...
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    It's a Sawstop. In order to get off fingers I...

    It's a Sawstop. In order to get off fingers I would have to put the saw in bypass mode which would require me finding the manual which keeps getting moved and then follow the byzantine sequence of...
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    Controlling by constantly vaccinating the...

    Controlling by constantly vaccinating the population is not eliminating. Ebola is hardly eliminated--it keeps popping back up. SARS is a mystery--maybe it was eliminated by diligent public health...
  25. Seeing the bike parking in Amsterdam with...

    Seeing the bike parking in Amsterdam with thousands of identical black commuter bikes all I could think was how do you find your bike.
    The cyclists in Amsterdam don't seem to break a sweat--they...
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    Plants (algae are plants) produced all the oxygen...

    Plants (algae are plants) produced all the oxygen in the atmosphere. I read that if all the plants disappeared it would take only about a thousand years for all the free oxygen gas to disappear as...
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    Looks to me like the mama grizzly didn't want to...

    Looks to me like the mama grizzly didn't want to take on a human that large.
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    Waited our turn to use the table saw at the...

    Waited our turn to use the table saw at the Truckee Roundhouse makerspace but when it was our turn no suction from the dust collector. So we go outside to where the dust collector is, remove the...
  29. Also Amsterdam is a city of 900,000 people, not...

    Also Amsterdam is a city of 900,000 people, not 9million or whatever NYC is up to. I see videos of various Asian streets packed with bike commuters and I always wonder--how far are those people...
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    Hey, making up fake words when you don't know the...

    Hey, making up fake words when you don't know the lyrics worked for the Kingsmen. (Just wikied them and found out they were from Portland OR. Ahead of their time.



    I've seen it a million times....
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    Obviously she doesn't agree with it and the level...

    Obviously she doesn't agree with it and the level of stupidity it reveals is post-worthy funny.
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    Of the plagues in that article only smallpox was...

    Of the plagues in that article only smallpox was ended by medical intervention. The others were ended by control of vermin and sewage and by quarantine. When it comes to persistence over millennia...
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    I guess the US coaches screwed up the mixed...

    I guess the US coaches screwed up the mixed medley relay. Apparently the biggest difference between men's and women's times is in breast stroke so everyone but the US had a man swimming breast. And...
  34. Me too. Not the only reason but a big one. Also,...

    Me too. Not the only reason but a big one. Also, around here my vote counts for something--a lot of local races decided by single digits. Also it helps keep me off jury duty in Sacramento. I've only...
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    It's from The Onion. Benny likes to post Onion...

    It's from The Onion. Benny likes to post Onion pieces without attribution.


    It is highly unlikely that we will rid ourselves of Covid. The only viral disease eliminated is smallpox, and that...
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    One reason the CDC hasn't emphasized this point...

    One reason the CDC hasn't emphasized this point or the media reported it is that AFAIK there aren't good numbers yet for delta. It is undoubtedly true--by orders of magnitude, but numbers would be...
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    45 degrees at the corners will not have an...

    45 degrees at the corners will not have an expansion problem. Both pieces move the same way. OTOH butt joints move differently--the wood doesn't move lengthwise, only crosswise. Regardless of how...
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    A corian-type product? We used 12x12 granite...

    A corian-type product?

    We used 12x12 granite tiles--DIYed. Looks good. I bake a lot and flour gets into the grout lines and has to be gouged out with a scraper. OTOH you have an instant way to...
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    We record the Olympics and FF through the...

    We record the Olympics and FF through the commercials--but it's hard to do because all the commercials show athletes doing Olympic stuff so when I think I've FF'd to the games I find I'm still in the...
  40. Sacramento is trying to figure it out a little....

    Sacramento is trying to figure it out a little. What it usually means is removing car parking and/or traffic lanes. I don't know how Amsterdam's bike path evolved but the number of people who commute...
  41. Finally, something to do with old skis besides...

    Finally, something to do with old skis besides Adirondack chairs, fences, and shot skis.
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    If only. In practice people you thought were...

    If only. In practice people you thought were dead like RJ keep rising from the ashes.


    Well said.
  43. The squirrels used to eat holes in our wood...

    The squirrels used to eat holes in our wood shingle roof and nest in the attic. One time a cat followed them in and couldn't get out. We heard it for days before we figured out where it was and let...
  44. According to the article (I know it's probably...

    According to the article (I know it's probably paywalled) it's a response to the housing crisis in the Tahoe region.
  45. Placer Country bans new short term rentals in...

    Placer Country bans new short term rentals in North Lake Tahoe. Truckee bans newly permitted construction to be STRs but existing houses can still be converted to STR. So Placer's move is an...
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    If I may interrupt this shit slinging...

    If I may interrupt this shit slinging contest--some more actual data from the CDC via WaPo--

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/30/provincetown-covid-outbreak-vaccinated/

    about...
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    I'm pretty sure AD does plan to eat, just not...

    I'm pretty sure AD does plan to eat, just not spend a lot of time finding just the right restaurant. I've never had a bad meal in Italy; some better than others.
  48. I started upping my tipping game at the start of...

    I started upping my tipping game at the start of the pandemic. Now I'm doing it in the hope that the few restaurants that are open around here will be able to hold on to their workers and stay open.
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    The Russian gymnast competing 3 months after...

    The Russian gymnast competing 3 months after rupturing his Achilles tendon is impressive--or nuts. Does all his landings on one leg. Asked if he had been cleared medically to compete--obviously not.
  50. Crazy German lady that used to live next to...

    Crazy German lady that used to live next to me--gentile concentration camp survivor arrested for throwing food to her Jewish friend, married an American GI--used to shoot BBs at the squirrels eating...
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