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  1. Poll: Not to mention viral load is important. I doubt...

    Not to mention viral load is important. I doubt riding a chairlift for ten minutes is going to give you teh Covids from a person in front of you. Then again, who knows?
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    How about Pakalolo?

    How about Pakalolo?
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    You think the experts need better PR? I think the...

    You think the experts need better PR? I think the issue is exactly as Mofro described it: the experts are attempting to lay out the facts, but there's a separate faction that is not concerned with...
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    As far as I'm concerned this post is basically...

    As far as I'm concerned this post is basically 100% non sequitur.

    Testing doesn't cause people to get sick and die.
  5. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50108494803_46...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50108494803_468a5c01b7_b.jpg
  6. Poll: Some people are disregarding social distance and...

    Some people are disregarding social distance and mask wearing because they're assholes, but I also know where yeahman is coming from. When you get outside and start recreating it's easy to forget...
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    Sounds like it settled, then. All kids back to...

    Sounds like it settled, then. All kids back to school. What could possibly go wrong?
  8. Poll: I think it's reasonable to pair up singles on a...

    I think it's reasonable to pair up singles on a quad. Demanding to ride by yourself would just be a dick move.
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    I'd like to see the evidence of this. If true it...

    I'd like to see the evidence of this. If true it certainly changes the school discussion.
  10. Poll: But will the summer methods work in winter?...

    But will the summer methods work in winter? That's the big question to me.
  11. Poll: Same at the Oregon resorts that reopened in May....

    Same at the Oregon resorts that reopened in May. All the spots sold out as soon as reservations opened each day.
  12. Poll: I bought a Whistler 5 day Edge Card. At this...

    I bought a Whistler 5 day Edge Card. At this point it's not clear when I'll be able to enter Canada. Looking doubtful by the end of the year.

    I think there will be a ski season of some sort. Not...
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    No, Isaac Newton was at Trinity College,...

    No, Isaac Newton was at Trinity College, Cambridge.
  14. Thread: View right now

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    Afternoon swim in Lake Washington. This is a NOAA...

    Afternoon swim in Lake Washington. This is a NOAA research ship moored at their Sand Point complex.
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    https://youtu.be/JccW-mLdNe0

    https://youtu.be/JccW-mLdNe0
  16. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    That Mt Hood shot is incredible! Sounds like...

    That Mt Hood shot is incredible!

    Sounds like the best evening viewing will begin this week. Technically the comet will be visible tonight, but it will be very close to the horizon. The best...
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    Candidate for understatement of the century: ...

    Candidate for understatement of the century:

    Gee, ya think?
  18. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCfknV2gGqj/media/?siz...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CCfknV2gGqj/media/?size=l

    Apparently this is a digital manipulation, but still a pretty cool image. @kefan404 on Instagram
  19. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    This was 1/6 second at 1600 ISO, f3.5. I think...

    This was 1/6 second at 1600 ISO, f3.5. I think there were a couple problems: 1. the sky was just getting too light by then, and 2. there must have been a slight haze. When the sun came up the...
  20. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    My photo efforts last night were a failure....

    My photo efforts last night were a failure. Here's one where I've outlined the comet. As you can see it's already quite faint and this was at about 4:15 am.
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  21. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    I got out to see it this morning, but I was a...

    I got out to see it this morning, but I was a little late. Intended to leave the house at 3:00, but didn't get out till almost 4:00. It starts getting light really early this time of year, even with...
  22. Thread: View right now

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50100078018_85...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50100078018_85e963754e_b.jpg
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    "Bears Eating Cub Scouts" is a little dark even...

    "Bears Eating Cub Scouts" is a little dark even by his standards. :)
  24. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    Comet Neowise

    This is pretty cool. Not sure I've actually seen a comet before! Has anyone seen it yet?
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/comet-neowise-is-visible-now-how-to-catch-it/
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    I don't know. Is it the guy who plays bass for...

    I don't know. Is it the guy who plays bass for the Red Hot Chili Peppers or a different flea?
  26. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    With no indication that this kitty has a home...

    With no indication that this kitty has a home we've decided to take her in. My mom has been thinking about getting a cat for a while and this sweetheart will be perfect for her, so our plan is to get...
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    This is good, but it's not from Pepys' diary....

    This is good, but it's not from Pepys' diary. It's actually from someone on Twitter with the handle @Pepys_Diaries who tweets in the style of Pepys, but it's his/her own content.
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    Really? I've seen far more garish houses than...

    Really? I've seen far more garish houses than this one.
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    I'm with you. I think some people bring it on...

    I'm with you. I think some people bring it on themselves by staying connected while they are "on vacation." Just don't do it. It may be career limiting, but oh well. Unless you own your own business...
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    Wouldn't the obvious solution be to eliminate...

    Wouldn't the obvious solution be to eliminate unlimited sick leave?
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    Your stat game is a little weak. Most people know...

    Your stat game is a little weak. Most people know more than a single person.
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    My wife takes baths exclusively unless we're...

    My wife takes baths exclusively unless we're somewhere without a tub. When we book accommodations for a vacation she specifically looks for places that have tubs.
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    We know the average age of those testing positive...

    We know the average age of those testing positive has decreased significantly, so I think it probably has more to do with that. Those young people aren't dying, so it takes time for them to infect...
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    COVID deaths in the U.S. now seem to be starting...

    COVID deaths in the U.S. now seem to be starting to increase again after a steady decline. Gee, no one could have seen this coming!
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    The New York Times just did a story on this:...

    The New York Times just did a story on this:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/travel/american-travelers-restrictions-coronavirus.html
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    Agreed. Trump's only competition for most...

    Agreed. Trump's only competition for most incompetent handling is Jair Bolsonaro.
  37. Thread: RIP 747

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    I did quite a bit of design work on the 747-8...

    I did quite a bit of design work on the 747-8 variants (-8I "Intercontinental" passenger airplane and -8F freighter). To be honest all the old primarily aluminum airplanes are quite similar in...
  38. Thread: RIP 747

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    If you didn't just assume this was a pilot Iron...

    If you didn't just assume this was a pilot Iron Maiden hired to fly their plane.
  39. Thread: RIP 747

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    Neither one of them looks much like a rock star...

    Neither one of them looks much like a rock star in that photo. :)
  40. Thread: RIP 747

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    Funny coincidence is there's also a Boeing VP...

    Funny coincidence is there's also a Boeing VP named Bruce Dickinson who, if I recall correctly, was in charge of the 747 program at some point. I can only hope that he and Iron Maiden's Bruce...
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    Wait till you're over 40 or so. The cashier won't...

    Wait till you're over 40 or so. The cashier won't even look at you twice. You sure as hell don't need to show ID.
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    There's your problem right there.

    There's your problem right there.
  43. Thread: View right now

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    333806 p.s. el hefe is my hero.

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    p.s. el hefe is my hero.
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    Well, our PR isn't quite as good.

    Well, our PR isn't quite as good.
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    The Powder Zone. It's almost as cool as the...

    The Powder Zone. It's almost as cool as the Alpine Zone!
  46. Thread: View right now

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    Lake Sammamish?

    Lake Sammamish?
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Looks like I've got myself a new lap cat. 333605

    Looks like I've got myself a new lap cat.
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  48. Thread: RIP 747

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    To be pedantic it's just Concorde, not the...

    To be pedantic it's just Concorde, not the Concorde.
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    Yeah, but you're only coming into contact with a...

    Yeah, but you're only coming into contact with a few people. All the high risk activities involve things where you're coming into contact with lots of people. As Benny said it's all about...
  50. Thread: RIP 747

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    The A380 is an abomination.

    The A380 is an abomination.
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