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    Shit dude, you just gave up your cousin to the...

    Shit dude, you just gave up your cousin to the Australian version of the NSA.
  2. I think the real solution is snowball attacks on...

    I think the real solution is snowball attacks on Fast Track holders, as suggested up thread. Probably more effective than trying to have a conversation with the management.
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    80 in October in PA? Is that normal? Having an...

    80 in October in PA? Is that normal? Having an early fall here.
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    One good thing about our cool rainy winters is...

    One good thing about our cool rainy winters is our detached garage is actually a perfect temp for Zwift - usually in the low 40s. I can start with sweatpants and a hoodie, then drop layers as I warm...
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    Cut post off at cinder block height. Insert...

    Cut post off at cinder block height. Insert cinder block below end of post. Drink a beer to celebrate a job well done.
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    That's what I was thinking too. Easier than...

    That's what I was thinking too. Easier than messing around with the post, depending what exactly it's doing. But I guess removing the post would look better if that's an option.
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    Holy shit, that's a deep cut. Haven't thought...

    Holy shit, that's a deep cut. Haven't thought about that book / movie for like 25 years
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    Yes! Listing says the house was built by a...

    Yes! Listing says the house was built by a contractor for himself -- what an advertisement for anyone considering hiring him
  9. Some hacked off skier updated Mt. B's Wikipedia...

    Some hacked off skier updated Mt. B's Wikipedia page - looks like Ramsay Bolton and Cersei Lannister are now in charge over there :biggrin:

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    Pretty good (i.e., bad) example from my...

    Pretty good (i.e., bad) example from my neighborhood. Kind of sad that everyone involved apparently thought this was a good idea.

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    hahaha, I was thinking exactly the same thing.

    hahaha, I was thinking exactly the same thing.
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    Cool house! Makes my 1913 look like a baby. I...

    Cool house! Makes my 1913 look like a baby. I wonder how they got those blocks in place back then, 4 guys and a lot of swearing?
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    Hell, I thought you could pick two of the three,...

    Hell, I thought you could pick two of the three, this inflation is hell
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    What's the right approach? Pull up the flooring...

    What's the right approach? Pull up the flooring and subfloor and start from the joists?
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    Same strategy worked for me too - I was looking...

    Same strategy worked for me too - I was looking at an estimate that felt pretty steep from what was admittedly a blue-chip local firm - $14k to tear off fir t&g porch flooring on a 150 sq foot porch...
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    Ah man, I was all in until you got to the can of...

    Ah man, I was all in until you got to the can of sardines.
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    I feel like "incompetent" is giving them more...

    I feel like "incompetent" is giving them more credit than they deserve. More like they're actively not responding to calls because their feelings are hurt.
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    We got electric bike share bikes in Portland a...

    We got electric bike share bikes in Portland a year or so ago, and I finally took one for a spin. Verdict: they're hilarious. The e-assist does about 85% of the work up to 15 mph or so, and you get 0...
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    Yes, basically zero traffic enforcement in...

    Yes, basically zero traffic enforcement in Portland right now. Expired tags, no plates, speeding, street racing, anything goes
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    You think that's been a hell of a ride, just wait...

    You think that's been a hell of a ride, just wait until Pixar's lawyers get a look at that poster
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    Ah, my mistake - I removed the quote.

    Ah, my mistake - I removed the quote.
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    That's sort of funny, but it also encourages the...

    That's sort of funny, but it also encourages the attitude that cyclists shouldn't be on the road and it's OK to buzz / coal roll / hit them.
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    Wouldn't the state of the housing market have...

    Wouldn't the state of the housing market have them spinning in their graves even without the financial shenanigans of the...let's call them the 5%?
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    Yeah, that's a good one. Offer review date on...

    Yeah, that's a good one. Offer review date on Thursday, I'll be interested to see how it works out for them
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    A good chunk of what I've seen here looks more...

    A good chunk of what I've seen here looks more appealing than the cafeteria food I ate from elementary school through college. Seems short on salads / produce, but other than that, it doesn't look...
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    I wonder about that - I suspect that a reasonable...

    I wonder about that - I suspect that a reasonable chunk of homes that are cash sales are subsequently refinanced and have a mortgage on them. I think there are buyers who can scrape together $800k...
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    I mean, my image of the YC is that they wouldn't...

    I mean, my image of the YC is that they wouldn't want filthy lifties schralping the pow that their snooty members paid millions to ski. But that's just me talking out my ass.
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    Living the dream, good work SUF! I expect them to...

    Living the dream, good work SUF! I expect them to be pretty stingy about ride breaks, but maybe they're less uptight than I imagine.
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    HFS, that is some bullshit. Worst part is I've...

    HFS, that is some bullshit. Worst part is I've never seen signs like that here - they decided not to shit where they live, I guess, but are fine with shitting in other towns.
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    I agree with all that. I have no idea how we...

    I agree with all that. I have no idea how we compare to other cities, but things seem pretty bad here. Rampant catalytic converter theft, rampant car theft, police won't help recover stolen vehicles,...
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    True - back of envelope math suggests Covid is...

    True - back of envelope math suggests Covid is something like 1000x more likely to be fatal than J&J.
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    We've had / have problems for sure, but I...

    We've had / have problems for sure, but I wouldn't necessarily skip a visit. Just don't plan on spending time downtown. The east side is still humming along, there are still interesting restaurants...
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    Yeah, but at some point in that process, we'll...

    Yeah, but at some point in that process, we'll pass through another golden age like the 2000s, right?
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    Oof, just lost out to another all-cash offer....

    Oof, just lost out to another all-cash offer. People other than me seem to have a metric fuckton of money. Oh well, Portland's not the worst place to live, right? I mean, if you forget about the last...
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    Yeah, or at least the two are so closely...

    Yeah, or at least the two are so closely intertwined that they're indistinguishable.
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    Ooh, can't wait to see what the Enron of water...

    Ooh, can't wait to see what the Enron of water looks like.
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    Oh yeah, and these guys:...

    Oh yeah, and these guys: https://dinottelighting.com/

    I flagged down another cyclist one time to ask where they got their taillight, because it was un-missable from many blocks away in full...
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    Light and Motion is well-regarded, as others have...

    Light and Motion is well-regarded, as others have said. I've been happy with my Cygolite Metro Plus 800 too. On high, your hand gets hot if you hold it in front of the beam - LED headlights are so...
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    Yeah, and I think granite's heyday has already...

    Yeah, and I think granite's heyday has already come and gone. In 30 years, it will be as appealing as popcorn ceilings. Let's all move on to large format porcelain panels. Builders will love it; one...
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    Nice...my hat is off to the person who spotted it...

    Nice...my hat is off to the person who spotted it and saw the potential for a remodel. They had some vision.
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    Yeah, pretty sweet house. Interesting the kitchen...

    Yeah, pretty sweet house. Interesting the kitchen seems to be set up for the homeowners to do the cooking, as opposed to a separate room for the staff to work in. Do the 1% cook their own meals?
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    Yeah, there's the CA approach, where the...

    Yeah, there's the CA approach, where the right-turn lane crosses the bike lane early, and the OR approach (which I think is typical in most other states too), where the bike lane stays to the right...
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    Ha, I was thinking the same thing: treehouse,...

    Ha, I was thinking the same thing: treehouse, stilts, etc. Might be a challenge for an outhouse, but would work for the main house. Never have to worry about getting snowed in in the winter either.
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    Huh, that seems pretty out of character for the...

    Huh, that seems pretty out of character for the mod team. It took quite awhile to get consensus to ban RJ, seems it would have been a struggle to agree on changing that sig.
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    Anyone else notice that our buddy in Alaska...

    Anyone else notice that our buddy in Alaska spends a lot of time thinking about guys wearing spandex? NTTAWWT. Chill HA, it's the 2020s, we accept you just the way you are.
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    Are you bike guys familiar with The Black Bibs?...

    Are you bike guys familiar with The Black Bibs? https://theblackbibs.com/collections/mens-bottoms

    Would a cheap but good quality road short/bib work in lieu of a liner?
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    That makes sense to me. I was in Bellingham for...

    That makes sense to me. I was in Bellingham for the month of June and caught the end of the wet season in the first week or so. I'm 99% road, 1% MTB, so I'm sure others here have higher tolerance /...
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    That particular example was especially egregious,...

    That particular example was especially egregious, but Fox is far from being the only media outlet that uses that language when covering collisions. The tool is not the agent - as your buds in the NRA...
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    So? Not sure what point you're making.

    So? Not sure what point you're making.
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    I hear that, lots of sticker shock when looking...

    I hear that, lots of sticker shock when looking at Bellingham housing these days, including our RE agent. But isn't it always ridiculously high? I'm pretty sure that most of the houses in my...
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