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    Nah, we're a MyGroceries household

    Nah, we're a MyGroceries household
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    I'd like to arrange for it to burst after we...

    I'd like to arrange for it to burst after we sell, but before we buy, can we work on that?
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    Haha, removed this comment in deference to...

    Haha, removed this comment in deference to Thaleia's indisputably correct post. Let's get back to whinging about our wives.
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    I guess I don't understand how it works either. I...

    I guess I don't understand how it works either. I thought that part of the promise of solar was to relieve peak AC load, which comes in the afternoon / early evening, so that rather then selling back...
  5. During Peak Fixie out here, I saw a hipster on a...

    During Peak Fixie out here, I saw a hipster on a fixie get pulled over by a cop for skitching on a car. That was the only time I've ever seen a cyclist skitch a car, and one of the few times I've...
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    Pretty much this - hostas are a staple around...

    Pretty much this - hostas are a staple around here, but need watering in the summer. Most people in my neighborhood let their lawns brown out in the summer, but the ornamentals like hosta etc. still...
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    I understand that when you get into desalination...

    I understand that when you get into desalination on a large scale, where to dump the salt/brine becomes a concern. So efficient water usage still has a big role to play. But yeah, places that had...
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    Hmm, you think? For me, masking up in indoors...

    Hmm, you think? For me, masking up in indoors public spaces is so damn easy, it's a non-issue. And it's not just for those around you; a mask gives the wearer some amount of protection too, right?...
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    Style points for going under semis on the way...

    Style points for going under semis on the way down, though I kind of prefer the objectivity of a timed event.

    Also, did you guys see the Chinese male lifter who won with a one-legged lift? That...
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    Yeah, I would love to see longboarding in the...

    Yeah, I would love to see longboarding in the Olympics. Flippy spinny stuff is cool and all, but bombing a steep hill with lots of turns would be way more interesting to watch.
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    Yeah, thanks for the reminder, I just canceled my...

    Yeah, thanks for the reminder, I just canceled my account and will fire it back up in November or December. If they offered the option to pause for up to 12 weeks, I probably would have just done...
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    Damn, the idea of rain in July didn't even cross...

    Damn, the idea of rain in July didn't even cross my mind. Would be nice if you could send some rain our way, we could use it.
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    Yeah, my inlaws had a potential sale fall through...

    Yeah, my inlaws had a potential sale fall through about 3 years ago because the buyer asked them to pay for a new roof and they declined. Now Zillow has their home value at something like 1.8x what...
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    I got my heart rate up to 183 on an outdoor ride...

    I got my heart rate up to 183 on an outdoor ride a few weeks ago. Came home, saw the max HR on my computer and googled "Is it safe for old farts to get their heart rate to 180 bpm?" As best as I can...
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    Gotta have a window to dump heat out of. Maybe an...

    Gotta have a window to dump heat out of. Maybe an insulated blanket for your hot water heater would help:...
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    It gets better - it's the only bathroom. The...

    It gets better - it's the only bathroom. The pedestal sink was there when I bought the house, but the bathroom is small enough that swapping for a vanity could make it a squeeze in there. The joy of...
  17. Yeah, that gets my goat too. You don't get to...

    Yeah, that gets my goat too. You don't get to give pedestrians the brush by and then complain when a driver does it to you.
  18. I mean, if you proceeded like you were supposed...

    I mean, if you proceeded like you were supposed to because you didn't see the dickhead running the stop at full speed (or saw him but expected him to stop), and shit went south, no one would hold it...
  19. Yeah, bike path orgasm right there. Here's...

    Yeah, bike path orgasm right there.

    Here's what they're like in Portland:

    https://twitter.com/mikekatu/status/1418584920146923527?s=21
  20. Really? Because any time I drive the speed limit...

    Really? Because any time I drive the speed limit on any road, almost all other drivers will pass me, or tailgate if passing isn't possible. And I'm sure you know that the number of cyclist-caused...
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    Praying that TGR PMs don't support image...

    Praying that TGR PMs don't support image attachments...
  22. I'm talking about stop signs every 100 feet. At...

    I'm talking about stop signs every 100 feet. At that point, why bother. And it may surprise you to hear this, but walkers and runners don't particularly cotton to cyclists doing training rides on...
  23. All that shit is "could happen," shitty trail...

    All that shit is "could happen," shitty trail conditions are guaranteed. Saying "I could get injured" isn't any different than riding backcountry or, for that matter, riding inbounds with the full...
  24. We do! Right down the middle of the lane, thank...

    We do! Right down the middle of the lane, thank you very much :fmicon:
  25. There have been several mentions of lovely...

    There have been several mentions of lovely separate bike paths, and I can assure you that if it was actually all that, we would fucking ride there. The reality, at least around here, is that they're...
  26. Filtering forward at a light - assuming no bike...

    Filtering forward at a light - assuming no bike lane or bike box - is dumb because you force those drivers to pass you again, and they may not be as polite as the first time they passed you. If I'm...
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    Thanks all for the advice, I feel like I can take...

    Thanks all for the advice, I feel like I can take a stab at this shit but am going to see what a stager might run just because the logistics of getting moved are more straightforward if we actually...
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    https://49.media.tumblr.com/f6bd23c45da2e5e80983a2e80f275eff/tumblr_o3bbg7QXyY1uqe8iio1_500.gif
  29. I think we can all agree that is what assholes /...

    I think we can all agree that is what assholes / idiots do. I would just like for people to be pissed at those cyclists in particular, not all cyclists as a class
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    So, I need to hide my collection of Taschen "art...

    So, I need to hide my collection of Taschen "art books" is what you're saying?
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    Goddamn, you guys are going to save me so much...

    Goddamn, you guys are going to save me so much money, I'm going to buy two new houses.

    Definitely the most shipshape room in the house here; I was going to post our crappy bedroom too, but my...
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    Really just wanted to post here on the Devil's...

    Really just wanted to post here on the Devil's page, but also have a question: home stagers, yea or nay? I'm leaning yea - it seems they're kind of $$$, but I think there's a tiny chance our Ikea...
  33. Hell, most of the time it's not even a car...

    Hell, most of the time it's not even a car accident when a car crashes, it's "avoidable collision". Avoidable if the driver had their eyes on the road instead of on their phone.
  34. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    I mean yeah, Uber and Lyft just make money (or...

    I mean yeah, Uber and Lyft just make money (or maybe they don't actually make money, not sure) because their drivers don't properly value their inputs - auto depreciation, maintenance, gas, etc. If...
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    Ted, if the mag collective can't get this one,...

    Ted, if the mag collective can't get this one, maybe try posting here: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/
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    Wow, never heard of that before. What's the...

    Wow, never heard of that before. What's the point, just to keep cool?
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    Huh, I would have said that house needs updating...

    Huh, I would have said that house needs updating but is awesome in its 50s way. You think it'll get torn down?
  38. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Well, maybe if you were an early angel investor...

    Well, maybe if you were an early angel investor in Amazon.
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    Yeah, the square footage is correct. Redfin says...

    Yeah, the square footage is correct. Redfin says they re-evaluate prices every week, so hoping it's just a temporary glitch. Zillow has us at the right number of bedrooms with an estimated value...
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    My home's Redfin listing was missing a bedroom,...

    My home's Redfin listing was missing a bedroom, so I claimed the house and increased the bedroom count by one. As soon as I clicked "save", the estimated value dropped by $30k:rolleyes2 Time well...
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    Pfft, artisanal pitchforks and torches made with...

    Pfft, artisanal pitchforks and torches made with organic beeswax, purchased at a chichi farmer's market, or fahgeddaboutit.
  42. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Circumstantial to say that when I order from...

    Circumstantial to say that when I order from Amazon, there's a good chance the delivery driver who brings it to my porch is working in inhumane conditions, whereas if I buy it from someone else who...
  43. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    ORLY? UPS and USPS are union shops. Find me a...

    ORLY? UPS and USPS are union shops. Find me a story about drivers for those carriers pissing in bottles and crapping in bags. For your reference in case you missed it:...
  44. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Yeah, I hear that they try hard to get...

    Yeah, I hear that they try hard to get underperformers to quit before their first batch of stocks vest at 12 months in. Sensible for the employer but shitty.
  45. Thread: Amazon sucks

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    Now that DD has returned, this thread would...

    Now that DD has returned, this thread would definitely be livened up by an accusation of bootlicking.
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    My biggest beef with Amazon is actually the...

    My biggest beef with Amazon is actually the warehouse / shipping end, which seems to be where the bulk of the workplace abuse happens. Any less efficient company, or one that isn't big enough to have...
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    Heh, I can walk to Do it Best, which is not...

    Heh, I can walk to Do it Best, which is not exactly a mom and pop, but definitely ain't Home Depot.



    Unless you can name a bunch of other giant MNCs that have their drivers / warehouse staff...
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    Amen. I told my coworker that if he kept buying...

    Amen. I told my coworker that if he kept buying hardware store stuff through Amazon, one day he would need a plunger immediately and have to settle for next day via Prime. I think he kept shopping on...
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    I was offered 2.875% a few weeks ago in WA for a...

    I was offered 2.875% a few weeks ago in WA for a primary home purchase; would I do better today? Have not locked a rate yet.
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    I don't know, maybe. Sawstop table saws will stop...

    I don't know, maybe. Sawstop table saws will stop automatically before cutting your skin, but it takes a lot of huevos to jam your hand in one. I would not be willing to run out in front of a...
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