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    Spendy for sure, but cool stuff. And at least...

    Spendy for sure, but cool stuff. And at least your top-dollar shower door is helping some neighbor buy craft beer and organic kale :)
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    Huh, I just looked at their website and they have...

    Huh, I just looked at their website and they have gone way upmarket compared to when I bought the stuff from them years ago. I can't tell you exactly how I came to that conclusion - it was a long...
  3. Mainly guilty as charged. We don't buy much or...

    Mainly guilty as charged. We don't buy much or drive much (I've been bike commuting year round for 15 years -- now WFH, of course) but we fucking love flying places, which is way worse than those...
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    Not the same product category, but we got a...

    Not the same product category, but we got a stainless kitchen sink, faucet, and soap dispenser from Vigo about 7-8 years ago. I had zero expectations because as far as I knew, they were a no-name...
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    Fuck that. I'll take the PNW with its 9 months of...

    Fuck that. I'll take the PNW with its 9 months of rain and annual wildfire hell over that any day.
  6. Thread: cool homes

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    Ha, I didn't know that. A friend of a friend...

    Ha, I didn't know that. A friend of a friend worked at Kurisu for awhile, and I know they were focusing on institutional work, but mainly hospitals...didn't know they had gotten into corrections....
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    Right? I feel like massive wealth and good taste...

    Right? I feel like massive wealth and good taste don't usually coincide to this extent. Think it's on Air B'n'B? ;)
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    Kurisu is a local landscaping firm. The founder...

    Kurisu is a local landscaping firm. The founder worked on the Portland Japanese Garden in the 1970s or thereabouts; apparently since then they started building Bond villain hideouts.
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    If the market is as you describe, be prepared to...

    If the market is as you describe, be prepared to have your lunch eaten by Chinese factories, who have lower production costs than you and probably don't give a shit if you have a patent. I would say...
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    Dude, China Daily and RT? China Daily is nice as...

    Dude, China Daily and RT? China Daily is nice as a study in "Oh, that's the line the CCP wants to feed the world", but I wouldn't want to use it for actual news. What about the SCMP instead of China...
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    https://www.reddit.com/r/all/, where moronic...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/all/, where moronic Trump tweets can be pushed off the front page by a sufficiently cute animal video
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    I have been curious to see Reinoehl's snowboard...

    I have been curious to see Reinoehl's snowboard chops, but the attachment doesn't work, got another link?

    Also, it's sounding like this was basically a hit squad that made no attempt to take...
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    Anyone in the PNW or other wet climates that has...

    Anyone in the PNW or other wet climates that has replaced an old tongue and groove porch floor?

    My current porch flooring may be original to the house, which was built in 1913, and it's getting...
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    I don't know, it's no more of a provincial issue...

    I don't know, it's no more of a provincial issue than the regular asshattery that's going on in Portland, which has somehow become international news. It actually makes me feel better to hear that...
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    Yeah, but he gets a pass because he's...

    Yeah, but he gets a pass because he's Vietnamese-American, came here as a child and grew up in Texas. Who was going to teach him Yiddish?
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    I was chatting with a friend and we realized that...

    I was chatting with a friend and we realized that he thought that "mensch" meant "schmuck". He confessed that he's been saying "mensch" when he meant "schmuck" for years. I told him at least he...
  17. You're getting great advice here. I do think that...

    You're getting great advice here. I do think that lit review+targeted interviews with alpinists could be a pretty good runway to then do a survey with alpinists / non-alpinists to see if the...
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    Haha, fair point that I'm probably guilty of...

    Haha, fair point that I'm probably guilty of overthinking, any of these bikes would probably be perfectly capable of doing what I want. I'll have it for a long time though, so I tend to agonize :-)
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    Thanks for the offer of a test ride! I probably...

    Thanks for the offer of a test ride! I probably need the next size down though, I'm just over 5' 10". I have to say the pricing on the Journeyman is attractive, did you buy it in town? If so, which...
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    The Jamis Renegade looks it fits the bill really...

    The Jamis Renegade looks it fits the bill really well, thanks for the suggestion!
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    I'm kicking the tires on a gravel bike, any...

    I'm kicking the tires on a gravel bike, any suggestions from the the peanut gallery? I have a bunch of missions in mind for this bike...in order of frequency:

    -Commute when that becomes a thing...
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    Gravitylover, I'm really sorry to hear about your...

    Gravitylover, I'm really sorry to hear about your girl. Our senior dog has had a few episodes over the last 1.5 years where he seemed to be declining rapidly, but then turned around -- hoping you see...
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    From a coworker 342852

    From a coworker

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    I see what you mean, but I think he just got more...

    I see what you mean, but I think he just got more bronzer than usual.
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    Exactly. It's the same in Portland, because...

    Exactly. It's the same in Portland, because everyone is WFH here too -- for all we know, the protests have nothing to do with it.
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    Downtown Portland is a ghost town these days, but...

    Downtown Portland is a ghost town these days, but if the amount of space available for sublease increased by the same percentage as Denver, blaming it on the protests is a little too pat. If the...
  27. Thread: Which VPN?

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    The Opera browser has a free VPN built in which I...

    The Opera browser has a free VPN built in which I occasionally use to access Netflix's European offerings -- they have a different selection of movies than in the US. I read that Opera is now owned...
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    I use Reddit, but I don't think it would be ideal...

    I use Reddit, but I don't think it would be ideal for this because you can't really have subforums, just more subreddits. So we would have r/TGR_skisnowboardstoke and r/TGR_paddedroom etc. etc. If it...
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    Pretty excited at the prospect of talking...

    Pretty excited at the prospect of talking birdwatching and getting ski stoke on the same forum. Whole new meaning to "tits or GTFO"
  30. Thanks all, great suggestions and I'll put them...

    Thanks all, great suggestions and I'll put them into practice.
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    That's putting it lightly, check out her crazy...

    That's putting it lightly, check out her crazy eyes in her Wikipedia photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Coney_Barrett
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    Cheese slices at Escape from New York (local...

    Cheese slices at Escape from New York (local pizza joint) were $1 when I was in high school, and they're $4.20 now :D
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    All I know is that in high school a gram of weed...

    All I know is that in high school a gram of weed cost the same as 10 slices of cheese pizza, now it costs about 1 or 2 slices of cheese pizza. So according to the pizza index, the price of weed is...
  34. How to vet a property management company as a tenant?

    My wife and I are looking to spend 4-5 weeks in the Southwest this winter, and looking at getting a furnished rental through a property management company because 1) it's cheaper than Air BnB and 2)...
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    I continue to maintain that the solution is to...

    I continue to maintain that the solution is to single out the bad actors rather than indiscriminately assaulting/arresting protesters. They have been shooting random protesters in the head with...
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    I read that article, but I doesn't really change...

    I read that article, but I doesn't really change my view of what's going on. There are obviously arsonists, people deploying slingshots, etc. among the protesters - according to this article, they're...
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    I'm all for fixing the training, but the voting...

    I'm all for fixing the training, but the voting public doesn't get to have any input on how our goon squad is trained. What's the remedy, suing the city over how police are trained?

    Also, it is...
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    I agree. Altasnob's info on the arbitration...

    I agree. Altasnob's info on the arbitration process doesn't make any sense to me because I will be damned if I see how the police bureau and the union are supposed to be on opposite sides of...
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    I used to get stuff from Threadless, they may not...

    I used to get stuff from Threadless, they may not really qualify as a small business anymore though. Also, depends on your interest level in hipster design / humor.
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    I mean, I don't think he really could put his...

    I mean, I don't think he really could put his hands behind his back in a wheelchair, could he? This is all what-ifs, but if he was a known violent offender and known to be armed and was...
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    I don't have more information. I make no comment...

    I don't have more information. I make no comment on the validity of the arrest, only that the level of force was clearly excessive. I don't care if he killed puppies, the way they took him into...
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    I know those people are out there, but I just...

    I know those people are out there, but I just don't understand how you can see cops using excessive force against an unarmed guy in a wheelchair and think to yourself "those brave LEOs are doing a...
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    I'd just like to assure everyone that in 2020...

    I'd just like to assure everyone that in 2020 there's not much you can depend on, but you _can_ depend on the Portland police to always act like a banana republic goon squad. Here they are beating up...
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    The average American is pretty hooked on cheap...

    The average American is pretty hooked on cheap goods. I tend to think we'd have done better to keep more manufacturing capability on shore, but I don't see a way to do it without tariffs or otherwise...
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    Apparently a lot of track and cross country teams...

    Apparently a lot of track and cross country teams are also being dropped, or are under threat. Sucks.
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    Interesting thought; I like the idea but am...

    Interesting thought; I like the idea but am uncertain if it's possible to do that without reducing revenue -- I assume that Facebook and others will never voluntarily implement changes that reduce...
  47. Nice! Thank you gentlemen.

    Nice! Thank you gentlemen.
  48. Anyone know where I could buy a print of this classic ski photo?

    I first saw this photo some years ago and his ability to ride such a modern-looking technique on that crappy old gear always blows my mind. I've never been able to track down any way to get a print;...
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    I agree with you, but I think that's where...

    I agree with you, but I think that's where education comes in. People need to learn to think critically, not just swallow whatever BS is fed to them. I assume the Rs are onto this, which is why...
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    If we want to solve this, we will solve it with...

    If we want to solve this, we will solve it with education and economic development, and it will take a generation. If you're in the Rust Belt, you lost their manufacturing job and have no real hope...
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