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    You're wrong. It's 91.666 ;-)

    You're wrong. It's 91.666 ;-)
  2. There is also a different mutation , first...

    There is also a different mutation , first identified in Denmark and present in California since May, that is being identified in LA area outbreaks. I think that's different from the South African...
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    Teach them that not everything anyone believes is...

    Teach them that not everything anyone believes is equal and true. That's why they have tests in school. Some answers are right, some are wrong. If you get all the answers right you get an A. If you...
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    I believe that so far all the over 45's in this...

    I believe that so far all the over 45's in this thread are men. So yeah, no yoga pants over 45. Or under 45 for that matter.
    I actually did yoga briefly when I was in HS, in the 60's. Wasn't quite...
  5. Is your colleague symptomatic? As has been...

    Is your colleague symptomatic? As has been pointed out several times, we don't yet have evidence that either vaccine prevents asymptomatic infection.
    Also, maybe one of the smart people can answer...
  6. Novavax is having trouble recruiting and...

    Novavax is having trouble recruiting and retaining over 65's in it's Phase 3 trial. People want the approved vaccines.
    Unfortunately there are no trial sites in California. I bet they could still...
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    Why would anyone buy 3/4 of the stuff she buys at...

    Why would anyone buy 3/4 of the stuff she buys at the thrift? We must have 30 insulated mugs.
  8. One New Years eve me and the hut boy packed a...

    One New Years eve me and the hut boy packed a bunch of cases of beer* up to the Harvard Cabin in Huntington Ravine, but it was just cheap beer. Good beer hadn't been invented yet, at least not in the...
  9. No big deal--just every once in a while someone...

    No big deal--just every once in a while someone tries to exit the entry lane that goes past the equipment yard towards the lodge on lookers right of the main lot instead of going all the way around,...
  10. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    More people have passes, fewer people skiing day...

    More people have passes, fewer people skiing day passes so the same number of skiers ski a lot more days. Or do the numbers show skier days flat too?
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    No yoga pants after 45 please.

    No yoga pants after 45 please.
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    Or just use a croakie or something similar. Or...

    Or just use a croakie or something similar. Or google baby sunglasses. Lots of choices.
  13. Now that we've solved the direction issue for MTB...

    Now that we've solved the direction issue for MTB trails, maybe we can work on driving in the right direction exiting the Alpine Meadows parking lot.
  14. There's one lot of Moderna in CA that has had...

    There's one lot of Moderna in CA that has had more allergic reactions than expected. Sites are being told to not use the lot (330K doses originally) pending vaccination. That should really help CA...
  15. It seems like every industry handles warranties...

    It seems like every industry handles warranties differently. Car warranties go with the car until they expire. Martin Guitars' excellent lifetime warranty is valid for the original owner only. The...
  16. Yeah, I'm not suggesting holding second doses in...

    Yeah, I'm not suggesting holding second doses in reserve, but without data it doesn't seem wise to delay them for an extended period. I doubt a short delay would be a problem medically. The main...
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    I think Ted gets a lifetime achievement award.

    I think Ted gets a lifetime achievement award.
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    Moderna and Pfizer are probably not suitable for...

    Moderna and Pfizer are probably not suitable for underdeveloped countries. As conventionally refrigerated vaccines, especially if they are single dose, come on line I would think those would go more...
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    My wife has an insulated cup with a place to plug...

    My wife has an insulated cup with a place to plug it in. No cord with it though--she got it for a buck at the thrift.
  20. I was always taught that in hiking uphill has...

    I was always taught that in hiking uphill has ROW. While I try to be courteous to MTB's, I have to admit to being stubborn about trail runners coming downhill, because they never yield unless forced....
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    There certainly are a number of visual problems...

    There certainly are a number of visual problems with age besides far sightedness--the pupils react slower, the lens gets cloudy, we lose some of the rods that see light and dark. But I have problems...
  22. It's the same kind of thinking that has someone...

    It's the same kind of thinking that has someone see you coming, wait, and then pull out of their driveway just as you get there, or a semi wait until you're almost even with them to pull into the...
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    Decided to bake some challah for a change. The...

    Decided to bake some challah for a change. The last time I tried was about 4o years ago and it didn't go well. This time it did. A touch dry--I added a little too much flour during kneading. It...
  24. There's a popular mixed use trail near my house...

    There's a popular mixed use trail near my house (Johnson Canyon access to Donner Rim trail) that's a nice early season hike. The signs say bikes yield to hikers but I try to yield to descending...
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    Everyone knows it was the Germans. PGE is...

    Everyone knows it was the Germans.

    PGE is planning to cut the power to the State of Jefferson today if they haven't already. They say high winds but everyone knows it rains all January in...
  26. While there is significant benefit from the first...

    While there is significant benefit from the first shot the total number of people in the studies who got sick between the doses was too small in both groups to draw meaningful conclusions. More...
  27. Have you been skipping your antidepressants...

    Have you been skipping your antidepressants again? You know what happens when you do that.
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    If what you're saying is that the last year has...

    If what you're saying is that the last year has felt like 30 I feel ya.
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    The real threat is not an armed takeover of the...

    The real threat is not an armed takeover of the govt, but the intimidation of govt officials and workers. With death threats and doxing proliferating, we are seeing frequent resignations of public...
  30. I've had wood chips in garden beds. Hard to rake...

    I've had wood chips in garden beds. Hard to rake the leaves or pine needles. If you use a blower the chips blow away. The chips do have to replaced every couple of years or so. Weeds tend to poke...
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    Then someone will go and cut the Funi cable. Bad...

    Then someone will go and cut the Funi cable. Bad idea.
  32. Yikes indeed. Especially the "crux move"--jump...

    Yikes indeed. Especially the "crux move"--jump onto a thin patch of snow on rock with no idea if it would hold or slough off. Maybe he was on belay for the jump but I didn't see anywhere to put an...
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    Yeah, I was a vascular surgeon--doing bypasses of...

    Yeah, I was a vascular surgeon--doing bypasses of blocked arteries to restore blood flow to the leg.
    There was a cool piece on 60 Minutes last night about Alex Smith and his recovery from severe leg...
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    Yeah, but what if you try to read your pulse and...

    Yeah, but what if you try to read your pulse and you mistakenly read your gps, or your locator beacon, or your altimeter, or your actual watch and tell your doc your pulse is 20, or 200. Or worse,...
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    PPP money went to anti-vax groups...

    PPP money went to anti-vax groups
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/18/ppp-loans-anti-vaccine/
  36. If A Perfect Storm is even half realistic bad ass...

    If A Perfect Storm is even half realistic bad ass doesn't even begin to cover it. My kid has a couple of friends that are AF pararescue. That sounds like fun too.
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    Same here. I think it's a combination of...

    Same here. I think it's a combination of decreased balance--the balance part of the inner ear deteriorates just like the hearing part--and slower reflexes. I don't think it's vision--I used to have...
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    I don't know anything about the drug, sorry. If...

    I don't know anything about the drug, sorry. If it slows your resting heartrate that wouldn't affect your aerobic performance, as long as you're able to increase it with exercise. Try taking your...
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    Exactly--the drugs make it harder to train so you...

    Exactly--the drugs make it harder to train so you get more benefit from doing less. In other words you can push your muscles to failure faster because they are getting less blood. Of course it only...
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    We shouldn't let the clowns divert our attention...

    We shouldn't let the clowns divert our attention from the dangerous ones.
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    An excellent information site on Covid 19...

    An excellent information site on Covid 19 vaccines from the New England Journal of Medicine.
    https://www.nejm.org/covid-vaccine?utm_source=wb-en&utm_medium=alert&utm_campaign=c19jan&utm_content=cta
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    I'm a firm believer in beta blocker training. ...

    I'm a firm believer in beta blocker training. Beta blockers prevent your heart rate from increasing when you exercise so your muscles get less blood and become much more efficient. Does wonders for...
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    Can those deleted tweets be recovered?

    Can those deleted tweets be recovered?
  44. Chamonix couloirs were and are way way over my...

    Chamonix couloirs were and are way way over my head, but I was shocked to find out that the regular Vallee Blanche is sort of a bump run. Given how famous it is I shouldn't have been surprised.
  45. The term he used was Underwater Demolition...

    The term he used was Underwater Demolition Team--I used Seals because it's a term people use now. The UDT's were more strictly divers. I'm not sure exactly when he served--late 50's early 60s. If...
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    That is very cool. Obviously that clinic has...

    That is very cool. Obviously that clinic has expanded the meaning of limb preservation beyond vascular surgery. Multidisciplinary clinics are a good thing. Very common in cancer, not so much with the...
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    My wife bought one of those. It's a completely...

    My wife bought one of those. It's a completely ordinary overpriced foam pillow. We gave it back. No wonder the guy gets along with Trump--all hype, no substance. But give the guy credit--who else...
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    OTOH no wax is better than the wrong wax.

    OTOH no wax is better than the wrong wax.
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    It's a lot easier to climb a mountain when you...

    It's a lot easier to climb a mountain when you don't have to haul other people's shit and sometimes their carcasses.
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    There is no unity, no cooperation, no empathy, no...

    There is no unity, no cooperation, no empathy, no respect possible until Republican legislators and other officials widely acknowledge that Joe Biden won a fair, accurate, and legal election,...
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