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    The issue of personal rights vs societal benefit...

    The issue of personal rights vs societal benefit is a legitimate topic of discussion. It's long been accepted that people can be quarantined or otherwise restricted or required to undergo treatment...
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    Jesus only made it to 33. Skiing my age (number...

    Jesus only made it to 33.
    Skiing my age (number of days) gets harder every year. Shoulda stuck with golf.
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    Hah. When I typed naive I got a spellcheck. It...

    Hah. When I typed naive I got a spellcheck. It looked right to me but I spell checked it anyway and got the umlaut. Try it. It's fun.
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    Besides my being 6 at the time, the 1956 Summer...

    Besides my being 6 at the time, the 1956 Summer Olympics were not broadcast in North America. So I missed it. Olympics broadcasting started with the 1960 Winter Games--just in time for the first...
  5. Thread: Wildlife

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    I would think a beaver that didn't know how to...

    I would think a beaver that didn't know how to drop a tree would get squashed before it had a chance to breed.

    For north tahoe truckee folks--if you hike east from the PCT trailhead parking south...
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    I didn't realize grizzlies were in GTNP.

    I didn't realize grizzlies were in GTNP.
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    The adenovirus in the J and J is non-replicating...

    The adenovirus in the J and J is non-replicating so it doesn't seem likely. The viral vector can't cause an actual infection. There is enough of an immune reaction to the adenovirus that you can't...
  8. Why are we using NYC as the standard to judge...

    Why are we using NYC as the standard to judge normal human behavior?

    I don't blow red lights on a bike, but unless I have to hit the brakes to stop for a cyclist who does it doesn't bother me. ...
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    The reason masks don't do a lot of good in the OR...

    The reason masks don't do a lot of good in the OR is that the great majority of surgical infections are from bacteria on the patient's skin or inside of them. They do block spurting blood from...
  10. Separated bike lanes are not a total utopia. In...

    Separated bike lanes are not a total utopia. In Holland motorcycles can use them. And it's easy for a tourist in Amsterdam to be run down by a bicycle while watching out for the rare car on the...
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    There are a lot more docs than you might think...

    There are a lot more docs than you might think with politics similar to Ron and Rand Paul, Bashir al Assad, and Slobodon Milosevic. And a few Che Guevaras. Not many who can write like Anton Chekhov...
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    Excellent article about the potential for endemic...

    Excellent article about the potential for endemic covid 19 and what it might be like
    https://www.newyorker.com/science/annals-of-medicine/coexisting-with-the-coronavirus

    One interesting nugget is...
  13. Shoulders may or may not be paved.

    Shoulders may or may not be paved.
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    As long as we're getting technical--your second...

    As long as we're getting technical--your second link says the efficacy is how much the vaccine reduces INCIDENCE (new cases), not PREVALENCE (total active cases). The two words aren't...
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    It's a bit nave to expect the Olympics to right...

    It's a bit nave to expect the Olympics to right all the wrongs in the world. That's what wars are for.
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    I still haven't gotten over the idiocy of the...

    I still haven't gotten over the idiocy of the early days--sitting knee to knee at a banquet table with a bunch of strangers, not a mask in sight, but carefully bumping elbows instead of shaking...
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    After I broke my back they sent a PT to my house...

    After I broke my back they sent a PT to my house for a few visits. She had some suggestions about how I could rearrange things in my house to eliminate fall hazards but had no suggestions about what...
  18. In California bicycles are required to ride as...

    In California bicycles are required to ride as close to the right edge of the pavement as practical, in single file unless they can both fit into a bike lane. They don't have to ride through gravel...
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    Yeah, I was responding to Jono. Who already knows...

    Yeah, I was responding to Jono. Who already knows everything I said. Agree with you about metanalysis. Only as good as the individual studies, but if the original studies are well done but...
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    In medicine, statistics, as flawed as it is, is...

    In medicine, statistics, as flawed as it is, is the bedrock when it comes to deciding if a treatment works or doesn't work. That doesn't mean it's the be all and end all. A treatment may be...
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    Went to two grocery stores today. Neither...

    Went to two grocery stores today. Neither requires masking. They're across the street from each other. In one--the discount place--most customers and all the staff were wearing masks. In the...
  22. While we're at it--when turning right in a car...

    While we're at it--when turning right in a car please pull as far to the right as possible including the bike lane before turning so a through cyclist can pass you on the left. And signal of course....
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    Fox

    Fox
  24. Bike thief. Duh.

    Bike thief. Duh.
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    If men are shaving their pubes I don't want to...

    If men are shaving their pubes I don't want to hear about it.
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    https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/21/nyregion/eric-c...

    https://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/21/nyregion/eric-clapton-s-son-killed-in-a-49-story-fall.html
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    Nah--fake Renoir nude behind the bar.

    Nah--fake Renoir nude behind the bar.
  28. Your option is to wait behind the cyclist until...

    Your option is to wait behind the cyclist until you can pass safely after the logging truck passes, because most likely the reason the cyclist is 5 ft left of the shoulder is that there isn't enough...
  29. I realize this is not as big of a concern as...

    I realize this is not as big of a concern as wildfire right now but ANTZ.
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    Anyone who is triggered* by a Suby's seat belt...

    Anyone who is triggered* by a Suby's seat belt reminder is maybe wound a little tight? Now the wiper fluid warning bell and light that go on and off repeatedly while you're driving as the fluid gets...
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    Clapton had nothing to do with what happened to...

    Clapton had nothing to do with what happened to his kid. I agree with you about Clapton's solo stuff. Derek and Blind Faith have some good moments. By himself he's your average derivative blues...
  32. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    I refer Mae West's version.

    I refer Mae West's version.
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    also pigeons and coyotes

    also pigeons and coyotes
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    When you get started on an old house you never...

    When you get started on an old house you never know where it ends. Once took half a day to hang a picture. Removed a shitty mirror to find it was covering a hole in the wall, with a wiring junction...
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    Yeah--the plug in cord permanently attached to...

    Yeah--the plug in cord permanently attached to the battery looks much safer to me. I'm just going to reuse the clip I have , cut off the bad section of cord, and solder it to the other leg of the...
  36. Deed restrictions. Local employment. Kids...

    Deed restrictions. Local employment. Kids enrolled in local schools. Other ways to prove local status. Can apply to owner or renters or both.
    Small units in dense developments in the less scenic...
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    "Shut up and paddle" He wasn't talking about...

    "Shut up and paddle"


    He wasn't talking about misappropriation from Native American culture but from '50's culture, which is sacred to some of us. Just like the Dude is sacred to some of you...
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    There is still some controversy regarding the the...

    There is still some controversy regarding the the association between vaccination and autoimmune diseases, because there is a plausible possible mechanism. To date there is no scientific study...
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    Who knew California had its very own racoon....

    Who knew California had its very own racoon.
    What I want to know is--which species of racoon did Davey Crockett wear? What species of racoon was in the coonskin cap I had as a kid? (Please don't...
  40. Every time a developer wants to build in Truckee...

    Every time a developer wants to build in Truckee the community and the Planning Commission demand less density, when what we need is more.
    They want green space, when the town is surrounded by it.
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    The worse case of flu I ever had was as a med...

    The worse case of flu I ever had was as a med student. I never want to feel that way again. After a week I tried to walk a half block to the hospital. Made it two houses.
    The last case I had I had...
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    We had an albino racoon living near us for a...

    We had an albino racoon living near us for a while.
  43. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Walmart is the only place I can get my dog's...

    Walmart is the only place I can get my dog's favorite squeaky toy--the only toy she plays with.
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    Soft boomerang.

    Soft boomerang.
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    Or when the covid vaccine becomes a routine...

    Or when the covid vaccine becomes a routine childhood vaccine. Of course the politics could prevent that; I wouldn't be surprised to see increasing resistance to all vaccines in the near future.
    ...
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    I disagree. He means every word. I can replace...

    I disagree. He means every word.

    I can replace the cord, although it looks like the alligator clip design was discontinued in 2001--so unsafe?
    My question is--is there any motor or battery...
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    We have a little 12V electric trolling motor,...

    We have a little 12V electric trolling motor, about 15 years old, that we use for maybe a couple of hours per year, or not at all. The other day the insulation on the positive cord was charred where...
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    Unless you're paying them, RE agents--theirs and...

    Unless you're paying them, RE agents--theirs and yours--work for the seller although they both have a duty to disclose.
    In the long run the fact that most buyers prefer to have a "free agent" that...
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    As long as my wheeled bin is out at the street...

    As long as my wheeled bin is out at the street for pickup I'm fine with it. I don't want folks coming up my driveway to put the crap in the can.
    Around here people like to leave the bags next to...
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    Interesting variation on Pascal's wager. Getting...

    Interesting variation on Pascal's wager.
    Getting mad at people not wearing masks when that is permitted by the controlled public health authority--CDC, State, Provincial or County Health Dept, etc...
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