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  1. Yup. I haven't pulled the bindings off yet, but...

    Yup. I haven't pulled the bindings off yet, but the ski buckled right where the shop monkey thought four holes in parallel would be fine.

    Fun skis while it lasted.
  2. Final verdict: completely fucked. I broke one...

    Final verdict: completely fucked. I broke one right under the binding with two days of touring. Luckily they broke in the way back to the car. New skis are in the mail. So long, Bros, I hardly knew...
  3. Fracking is all the rage, I hear. I've put...

    Fracking is all the rage, I hear.

    I've put the bindings back on with epoxy and will ski them next weekend. Between the 37 holes and the -1.5cm mount, I'm going to buy new skis now.

    Thanks for...
  4. They're 179s. I weigh 188 and wanted a light...

    They're 179s. I weigh 188 and wanted a light randonee ski. I bought them used, drilled once.

    Shop #1 mounts my Dynafits, very close to the plugged holes. Maxed out the heel adjustment for no...
  5. Are my skis mostly fucked, or completely fucked

    Long story, due to a series of incompetent shops and ripping my bindings out, my mostly-new Bro Models are swiss-cheesed.

    Would you trust a ski with this many holes in them, for, say, rock...
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    Iceman hunts kudu in jeans. How about Steph...

    Iceman hunts kudu in jeans.

    How about Steph Davis? Scott Jurek?
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    My understanding is that our digestive tracts are...

    My understanding is that our digestive tracts are most similar by far to chimpanzees.

    Who, according to Wikipedia, eat primarily:

    "Most of the chimpanzee’s diet is made up of fruit. It prefers...
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    My dog just mauled a lizard. I hurt animals for...

    My dog just mauled a lizard. I hurt animals for his benefit.

    116493
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    Really like the bags. I want one. Good work. ...

    Really like the bags. I want one. Good work.

    Really like the repairs angle. Good work.

    Blog - great fucking idea. HOWEVER, you need a single page where you describe what you do, how you...
  10. Actually, I really want these skis. Are you...

    Actually, I really want these skis. Are you willing to separate the bindings at all, or am going just going to have to sell them myself?
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    I grew up in Eugene. It's a nice little town. I...

    I grew up in Eugene. It's a nice little town. I can't speak much about nightlife or the like, but the skiing's decent within a 2-3 hour drive. Good spring/summer touring opportunities, decent to good...
  12. I'll give you $400 for the skis alone. I have no...

    I'll give you $400 for the skis alone. I have no need for alpine bindings.
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    I'll take the Verdicts if someone will take the...

    I'll take the Verdicts if someone will take the binders.
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    So you'd rather they contribute to canine...

    So you'd rather they contribute to canine overpopulation as well as human population rather than just the human population? That's legit. :fmicon:

    My dog is a rescue and he's fucking awesome.
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    Don't breed or buy while shelter pets die.

    Don't breed or buy while shelter pets die.
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    Most reliable cars I've ever known were...

    Most reliable cars I've ever known were mid-ninties civics, accords, and integras.

    I had a 99 subaru, from 99k to 140k. I did all the maintenance religiously. The head gaskets leaked slightly...
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    Oh, and you need to smog all cars. They have to...

    Oh, and you need to smog all cars. They have to be something like a million years old to be exempt.

    Not a big deal unless you're super into modifying your cars. Then it blows, because...
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    Carlsbad/Encinitas/San Diego is fucking great...

    Carlsbad/Encinitas/San Diego is fucking great imho.

    I moved to SD from Seattle five years ago and while I quit skiing, I learned how to surf and am seriously looking to stay here for several more...
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    Comfortis works amazingly well. I highly,...

    Comfortis works amazingly well.

    I highly, highly recommend it. Costs as much as Frontline and works better, you can pet the dog, can't rub off, etc, etc.
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    I am far from a dog expert, but I don't see why...

    I am far from a dog expert, but I don't see why one would keep your dog confined unless he's extremely destructive and it's the only way to keep your stuff and the dog safe.

    I got my mutt when he...
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    Probably because they know he's a whore.

    Probably because they know he's a whore.
  22. Every time I see this thread I bend down and give...

    Every time I see this thread I bend down and give my dog CJ a pat.

    GOOD LUCK with Linus - I've followed his story with you, Beandip. You guys are phenomenal, Linus is so lucky to have you as his...
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    I damn near roll on the floor laughing every...

    I damn near roll on the floor laughing every single time I read that.

    When I'm done laughing I feel sick to my stomach just imagining the sensations described therein.
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    Sure it is. All cars can go through head gaskets,...

    Sure it is. All cars can go through head gaskets, it's not like Subaru is the only manufacturer on the planet who uses a gasket to seal the head to the block....

    100k isn't any sort of indicator,...
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    All right, I was being an abrasive dick on...

    All right, I was being an abrasive dick on purpose. I'm sorry. (This apology in line with the sweet and caring nature of The Padded Room these days).

    150k and those 'problems' is damn good.

    I...
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    :) C'mere, I'll give ya a hug, big guy.

    :)

    C'mere, I'll give ya a hug, big guy.
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    What, are they replaceable wet sleeves? Nope: ...

    What, are they replaceable wet sleeves? Nope:

    http://i49.tinypic.com/241jvvc.jpg

    Pray tell, how the cylinder not a structural component of the shortblock?

    Unless he means something...
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    BWAAAhahahaha! You cracked THE BLOCK at 125k...

    BWAAAhahahaha!

    You cracked THE BLOCK at 125k miles and you think it's a good car?

    Meth....not even once. :fm:

    I guess Audis are like Macs - you pay three times as much for the same...
  29. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Anybody have health insurance for their dog?...

    Anybody have health insurance for their dog? Recommendations?

    CJ got into a scuffle at the dog park that ended up with a hole in his leg. My wallet's hurting a lot more than he is.
  30. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-wvpjc8BcI/...

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-wvpjc8BcI/AAAAAAAAALk/1Qc7jZmmVKY/s1600/vicious.JPG

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-MEMLsz3KI/AAAAAAAAAK8/CC6FIbf70bI/s1600/IMG_2281.JPG

    I <3...
  31. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-wvpjc8BcI/...

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-wvpjc8BcI/AAAAAAAAALk/1Qc7jZmmVKY/s1600/vicious.JPG

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_qIE5eKR3r_Y/S-MEMLsz3KI/AAAAAAAAAK8/CC6FIbf70bI/s1600/IMG_2281.JPG
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    Damn, and I've got a 10' x 23 x 3 log that I'm...

    Damn, and I've got a 10' x 23 x 3 log that I'm looking to move.

    One repaired ding on the deck, beautiful shape, fin, leash, and bag included. $350 if you can figure out how to get it from San...
  33. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    http://i40.tinypic.com/6ghpmo.jpg This is CJ....

    http://i40.tinypic.com/6ghpmo.jpg

    This is CJ. 9 months old, lab/shepherd mix, I think.

    Super sweet dog. His previous owners' jack russell couldn't get along with him. I'm thrilled. :)

    We've...
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    P. S. Don't buy new. Buy something that's dinged...

    P. S. Don't buy new. Buy something that's dinged up, repaired, with no delaminations. You're gonna ding the board with your knees, with your head, with rocks, don't buy new, it's a waste of money.
    ...
  35. I can help you out if you really are looking for...

    I can help you out if you really are looking for a cheap XL 3/2.

    I bought a Body Glove 3/2 in XL in May, when I started learning to surf. It was too big on me, and I just bought the same suit in...
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    NO! I made that very mistake, and bought an 8'...

    NO!

    I made that very mistake, and bought an 8' board to learn on. It sucked so much that I quit.

    Three years later I bought a huge longboard and I have actually learned how to surf. I'm a...
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    I moved to San Diego three years ago. I...

    I moved to San Diego three years ago.

    I thought I would ski.

    I don't. Socal skiing, for me, isn't worth it. I've skied Baldy and a bit around the San Bernardinos, and I've got more...
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    Congratulations! Beautiful photos.

    Congratulations!

    Beautiful photos.
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    No shit. He could be yet another faceless...

    No shit.

    He could be yet another faceless postdoc in yet another department in a two-bit university doing more fundamentally meaningless experiments publishing five first-author papers in mediocre...
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    Fuck. Though I'm pretty damn happy with my...

    Fuck.

    Though I'm pretty damn happy with my life as is.... :)
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    I have a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MS in...

    I have a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, and followed academia to San Diego, of all places, where I'll have a PhD in MAE/Computational in a year or two.

    I don't ski...
  42. Career stuff - Anybody in biotech or big pharma?

    If you were hypothetically giving advice to someone just out of a PhD program in molecular biology who wants to go into industry/big pharma/biotech, what advice would you give them? Say the...
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    If by Grove you mean the mandeville cart, it's...

    If by Grove you mean the mandeville cart, it's open - shoot me a PM.

    If by Grove you mean something else, then I'm confused.

    409, you at ucsd, too?
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    Baldy backcountry is fun. Keep in mind that socal...

    Baldy backcountry is fun. Keep in mind that socal has lots of people. LOTS of people. The mountains can be very crowded.

    I'm in San Diego - it's 1.5 hours to Baldy, 2.5 to Mt. High, 4-7 to the...
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    Fucking stellar.

    Fucking stellar.
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    Anybody get up there yet? I skied...

    Anybody get up there yet?

    I skied Baden-Powell two weeks ago and it was shitty, so I'm leery of heading out without enough of a base to justify the gas expenses.

    Anybody want to do some...
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    It's extremely easy to do right (sustainable and...

    It's extremely easy to do right (sustainable and as healthy as you can get) if you enjoy cooking and you're not stupid.

    Of course, many vegans are, but I digress...
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    Whoa, that was super fast. I managed to get what...

    Whoa, that was super fast. I managed to get what I need, thanks all.
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    11 in Scarpa's old sizing system, which is UK 11...

    11 in Scarpa's old sizing system, which is UK 11 or US 12 or 29.5ish.
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    WTB: Scarpa + Dynafit/Fritschi

    I'm good....
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