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    This scares the piss out of me....

    This scares the piss out of me. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/us/politics/us-coronavirus-pence.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
    Pence Will Control All Coronavirus...
  2. Wire between two trees neck high for a...

    Wire between two trees neck high for a snowmobiler. A Michigan clothesline as we used to call it.
  3. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Can anyone tell me where I can find an area that...

    Can anyone tell me where I can find an area that has great snow, great terrain, close to a big city or an easy flight, affordable, not crowded, and not on IKON pass or any other mega pass. I'm tired...
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    For most people that seems to be halfway up the...

    For most people that seems to be halfway up the hill.
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    Better than dressing like this-- 317709

    Better than dressing like this--
    317709
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    My favorite tech (miss you out at Donner Lake...

    My favorite tech (miss you out at Donner Lake Greg) told me that in his experience Markers are less likely to test to spec than other bindings.

    Worth mentioning that the heel pieces on Royals...
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    Mike Pence and Roger Stone go to the same...

    Mike Pence and Roger Stone go to the same hairdresser. Coincidence? I think not.
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    Maybe she was just there to ride the lifts up and...

    Maybe she was just there to ride the lifts up and back down again. Did you ever think of that? Did you? Didn't think so.
  9. you have to quit the death sports for five years,...

    you have to quit the death sports for five years, or so they told my son.

    Does the insurance pay if you die doing what you love, or is that considered compensation enough?
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    Who says I make physical contact with people in...

    Who says I make physical contact with people in my immediate family.
  11. If you don't die why do you need insurance. The...

    If you don't die why do you need insurance. The point of the insurance is to cover you if you die or are injured doing the things you actually do.
  12. If you get killed doing it, it was...

    If you get killed doing it, it was mountaineering.

    (I'm no expert but RootSkier's explanation makes sense.)
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    I would expect that the govt will make sure...

    I would expect that the govt will make sure hospitals and other providers have priority on the masks.
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    They would have a hard time successfully denying...

    They would have a hard time successfully denying cancellation coverage for travel to any country that has a level 3 CDC warning. It gets simpler if the flight is canceled.
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    Given the risk to the elderly--generally defined...

    Given the risk to the elderly--generally defined as 65+ for medical purposes, I predict the election will pit Klobuchar or Buttigieg vs Pence. Everyone else will be dead.
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    I think it wise for people to restrict their...

    I think it wise for people to restrict their information on COVID 19 to authoritative scientific sources. As an example in the misinformation in this article, a review I did of of several scientific...
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    I'd buy stock in grocery delivery services. I...

    I'd buy stock in grocery delivery services. I expect water will still come out of the tap.
  18. Best as I can tell there is no evidence on the...

    Best as I can tell there is no evidence on the risk of 5G . . . . or the safety. Just a lot of speculation on risks on one side, and dismissal of any concerns on the other. If we've learned...
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    the 1918 flu preferentially killed young men.

    the 1918 flu preferentially killed young men.
  20. Not for the dinosaurs. Anyway, it's self...

    Not for the dinosaurs. Anyway, it's self correcting. Human population is reduced to a handful of hunter gatherers in Greenland and Siberia and Northern Canada, stop burning massive amounts of fossil...
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    That'll be me if doesn't snow soon.

    That'll be me if doesn't snow soon.
  22. Sounds character building Mr. Hankey.

    Sounds character building Mr. Hankey.
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    Let's see--the gaper is a) grandpa, b) lift op...

    Let's see--the gaper is a) grandpa, b) lift op who wasn't paying attention (see the death at Vail thread, or c) the guy who can't say you're welcome or something like it when grandpa says thank you,...
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    Even if these are soft snow skis it's a bad idea...

    Even if these are soft snow skis it's a bad idea to file the base edges without flattening the base first. If the edges matter enough to you to want to fix them then you should do it right. If not...
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    REI lists 17 fleece vests for men. We...

    REI lists 17 fleece vests for men.

    We covered that a month or two ago I believe. REI lists 19 of those for men. MEC only 3. Patagonia has 4 for men.

    You'll both be getting my bill.
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    that's funny

    that's funny
  27. Thread: OCD

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    I did. My wife said I'm lazy.

    I did. My wife said I'm lazy.
  28. If it's anything like salting a race course maybe...

    If it's anything like salting a race course maybe they're trying to make cars go faster?
  29. Thread: OCD

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    How do people feel about built in egg holders in...

    How do people feel about built in egg holders in the refrigerator? Waste of space IMO, especially since I usually buy 18 eggs.
    BTW, today I grabbed the first egg I saw and put the rest back without...
  30. Some good news buried in here:...

    Some good news buried in here: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/CarbonCycle/page4.php
    If we can just hold on for 30,000 years we should have another ice age
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    some guy on the chair asked me why my skis were...

    some guy on the chair asked me why my skis were so narrow. Perfectly normal question to ask of someone with GS skis on a rock hard morning. A lot of western skiers don't understand skinny stiff...
  32. Thread: OCD

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    I just lean them up against the wall. Since...

    I just lean them up against the wall. Since there's not room for all of them, some lean on others. But I do keep the pairs together.
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    RrZlWw8Di10

    RrZlWw8Di10
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    The guy from the IRS thought it was funny too.

    The guy from the IRS thought it was funny too.
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    Why do you need to regenerate your liver Of...

    Why do you need to regenerate your liver

    Of course once I determine the minimum effective dose I need to keep increasing the dose until I find the toxic dose. I know it's risky but it's for...
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    If you only ski soft snow with these skis why...

    If you only ski soft snow with these skis why bother flattening them and redoing the edges? OTOH if you fuck it up you won't notice. But if you ever take them to a shop they'll laugh.
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    Poll: When my son patrolled at Squaw he was required to...

    When my son patrolled at Squaw he was required to wear a beacon with 4 inches or more of fresh or nearly fresh and not previously bombed snow. That was about 10 years ago, may not be current. I...
  38. Thread: OCD

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    We just got done doing our biennial lid and...

    We just got done doing our biennial lid and container matching. I think we had to throw out more than we kept.
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    Not a bad idea to have masks around virus or not,...

    Not a bad idea to have masks around virus or not, for stuff like making sawdust. I've never used masks for woodworking but a lot of the younger woodworkers I see do and I think it's a good idea. So...
  40. I shoulda kept quiet. Sorry.

    I shoulda kept quiet. Sorry.
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    I think taking something because it's good for...

    I think taking something because it's good for you is fine as long as you consider the actual evidence, the source of the information, the side effects, any commercial conflicts of interest. I would...
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    Problem is, most sites still require numbers and...

    Problem is, most sites still require numbers and characters. Which is annoying. Anyway, you still need to remember which passphrase goes to which site, so you still have to write them down.


    I...
  43. Thread: OCD

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    The egg thing is a perfect demonstration of...

    The egg thing is a perfect demonstration of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle--the only way to determine whether it is the hard boiled egg or the raw egg that is wobbling is to break the egg.
    ...
  44. The largest use of fossil-fuel-generated...

    The largest use of fossil-fuel-generated electricity is server farms, so the Russian bots are one of the biggest source of CO2. (And before any of you drag out bs articles from denier websites to...
  45. "Sacramento, California may be vulnerable to...

    "Sacramento, California may be vulnerable to wildfires, but it could still be one of the safest places to avoid the cumulative effects of natural disasters.

    According to Vivek Shandas, an...
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    forgive me if I'm being obvious but before you...

    forgive me if I'm being obvious but before you can file your base edges you do have to get the base including the edges flat, otherwise your edges will be too far off the snow. Once the base is flat...
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    There's a case in Sacramento County. Time to ban...

    There's a case in Sacramento County. Time to ban people from the valley from coming up here, also people driving through the valley.
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/326234-Very-Bad-News-on-Climate?p=5633455#post5633455

    I do appreciate that you think my spew is only half useless. I could not hope for more.
  49. Can confirm that AM grooming is...

    Can confirm that AM grooming is excellent--they're tilling the piss out of it. South Face of Sherwood with nice soft bumps once the sun has been on it for a while. (Some of those bumps might have...
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    Flip flops and shorts here too, but it's not the...

    Flip flops and shorts here too, but it's not the niacin. Fuck.

    My brother was prescribed niacin in addition to a statin after he had a heart attack at 35. Turned him yellow from liver...
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