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    Yep, and some local stores are great while others...

    Yep, and some local stores are great while others look to sell suboptimal diamonds for higher $$$ as you can't tell without a loupe/knowing diamonds.
    I was stunned how much more brilliant a super...
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    Sundance has a lot of cool stuff jewelry-wise....

    Sundance has a lot of cool stuff jewelry-wise. We're also lucky to have a few local artisan galleries that always have really great work.
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    That's why the online marketplaces are pretty...

    That's why the online marketplaces are pretty solid. The diamond I got from there for the engagement ring (I got from Whiteflash) had all the docs/certs/measures and even the jeweler called it out as...
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    I'd just do Whiteflash if you're pure diamond,...

    I'd just do Whiteflash if you're pure diamond, Brilliant Earth if conflict free is important. Both have diamond searchers with all the things you need. Pricescope if you want to nerd out on what you...
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    Just diamond studs or more finished pieces?

    Just diamond studs or more finished pieces?
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    Most are designed to "phone home" for firmware...

    Most are designed to "phone home" for firmware updates and the like. The problem is that they usually use hardcoded passwords that are easily reverse-engineered. They can then use your device as an...
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    GT4, by a mile. Rolls is when you don't give a...

    GT4, by a mile. Rolls is when you don't give a fuck about the resale value of your car ever.
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    Yep, it's why I rather favor a pollution calc tax...

    Yep, it's why I rather favor a pollution calc tax - build dirty? pay lots of tax. A lot of people just see money and won't act unless it's for profit. A lot of price fixing is also informal. Like in...
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    Not to mention - a lot of corporate guidance in...

    Not to mention - a lot of corporate guidance in quarterly and annual reporting indicate they're using this constrained environment to retool how they build and price to make fewer units and hold...
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    Yep, I have $500 taken out every paycheck split...

    Yep, I have $500 taken out every paycheck split between my kids and it should barely be enough if no other aid is there.
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    There's also plenty of expensive state schools....

    There's also plenty of expensive state schools. UNH is around 31500 per year for in-state with everything. 80-90k doesn't sound like a lot until you look at entry level salary vs living costs in...
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    Translated: it's a local firm that has dickholes...

    Translated: it's a local firm that has dickholes for engineers/architects and get dragged over the coals by the local govt because of prior fuckups/interactions. I know we have a few engineers and...
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    Also, doing anything angle grinder related...

    Also, doing anything angle grinder related without proper gloves and protection is stupid. I've seen wheels explode very randomly a few times, and I don't have much time under my belt with them. With...
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    Most areas had decrees that allowed meeting...

    Most areas had decrees that allowed meeting during COVID remotely. I know in NH we recently had to go back to in-person as the things expired. I also don't know of any department that would take 6...
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    How is that taking 28 months? That feels like an...

    How is that taking 28 months? That feels like an easy zoning variance request or quick plan change.
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    Oh, I'm well aware of the bisimoto Odyssey.

    Oh, I'm well aware of the bisimoto Odyssey.
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    Nice, kiddos got first shot, not even a flinch...

    Nice, kiddos got first shot, not even a flinch from either of them. A whopping 35 minutes to get it, including 15 minute wait.
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    Oh, I know the mechanical reasons it's not...

    Oh, I know the mechanical reasons it's not happening, but that's no excuse for such a good idea. It doesn't even have to be a hellcat - there's no real performance or strong variants of minivans, yet...
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    My main problem with the hellcat is that they...

    My main problem with the hellcat is that they haven't made a Pacifica variant yet. Revenge of the R63.
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    Then work in the town to change it. Towns and...

    Then work in the town to change it. Towns and counties can only setup sweetheart deals or do bullshit if citizens don't notice or care. Make a stink, push to get it change. Or just whine on the...
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    I mean, it makes sense given that you can still...

    I mean, it makes sense given that you can still drive to Boston for the odd meeting.
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    You dang kids and your drifting.

    You dang kids and your drifting.
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    Why would I be talking about a cosworth vega when...

    Why would I be talking about a cosworth vega when the escort rs cosworth exists?
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    honestly the only reason to buy that escort would...

    honestly the only reason to buy that escort would be for the VIN/Shell to make your own cosworth replica.
  25. Awesome (for the bonding, not the puke).

    Awesome (for the bonding, not the puke).
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    This - there's a few pellet review sites that...

    This - there's a few pellet review sites that break down the best ones. You'll usually have to hit up a pellet stove store or similar for the good ones.
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    Dude has some interesting videos, but my feel is...

    Dude has some interesting videos, but my feel is he doesn't get the money and other considerations to make much of this work. Like one of his is about self contained micro areas with basically no...
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    I guess we'll have to live secure in our own...

    I guess we'll have to live secure in our own opinions then.
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    Some people take joy in argumentation.

    Some people take joy in argumentation.
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    My og fun small car was my neon R/T - close ratio...

    My og fun small car was my neon R/T - close ratio box, light as hell, was super fun in the twisties.
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    Well, I know in big corp land, most big orgs just...

    Well, I know in big corp land, most big orgs just ran a big early retirement bid that bought lots of folks out. They are not hurting for cash and have at least a year of severance fully paid.
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    point me to a single candidate they've put...

    point me to a single candidate they've put through that doesn't follow GOP leadership. They're just noise. I like the spirit, but they feel like they're patting their own backs when they should be...
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    I have one of the new stumpies. I considered an...

    I have one of the new stumpies. I considered an evo, then saw how they were hucking and rocking the basic one in bike parks and realized I don't need any additional radness. It's a great bike that...
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    I mean, most of what you're describing is just...

    I mean, most of what you're describing is just small market effect. US and Europe are much bigger markets with more people. You just need less bitey/killey things and more people and people start...
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    Yep, it's more an equation of smarts X work ethic...

    Yep, it's more an equation of smarts X work ethic X background X opportunity X luck. Sometimes that luck is 0, sometimes 1 million.
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    The foundational problem is that rich people...

    The foundational problem is that rich people don't spend enough, so you need taxation/redistribution of some bit to disincent the dragon-hoarding of capital/properties. Right now there's...
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    I'm in NH, so we have Loudon, Limerock and that...

    I'm in NH, so we have Loudon, Limerock and that tamworth place in easy distance.
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    In terms of what we can do? Personal - stop...

    In terms of what we can do?
    Personal - stop frequenting places that encourage or utilize abusive worker practices. I laugh at "cancel culture" bleating, as it's a natural market response to inaction...
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    Yep, exactly. I'd be totally fine with having...

    Yep, exactly. I'd be totally fine with having slightly less if it meant more for those who need it most. So many problems are alleviated through a categorical rejection of "fuck you, got mine" and...
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    Yep, if I started tracking with any regularity it...

    Yep, if I started tracking with any regularity it would definitely get a big brake kit. From the parts catalogue, good chance even the last gen Brembos will bolt right up as none of the normal brake...
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    To drive and enjoy it. We'll see if it needs any...

    To drive and enjoy it. We'll see if it needs any mods or not.might hit a track day, but most weekends are kid stuff or outdoor stuff
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    Half of my work is in powerbi and related tools....

    Half of my work is in powerbi and related tools. There is little you can't do if you have python+a bi tool. The tricky part is aligning the plumbing.
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    I have one of the new BRZs on order, pretty...

    I have one of the new BRZs on order, pretty excited as I've been on minivan duty the past 5 years.
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    It depends, there's a lot of things robots are...

    It depends, there's a lot of things robots are better at than humans, but most decision making tasks they're bad at.
    If you don't invest in employees, who the hell is going to build your next wave...
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    Retirees. WFH people usually put on headphones...

    Retirees. WFH people usually put on headphones and don't spend their free time changing town government to suit them. Short-sighted retirees are the cause of MANY community problems across the...
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    And you just did it with your stereotypes above...

    And you just did it with your stereotypes above that line yourself.
  47. That Ranger is beautiful.

    That Ranger is beautiful.
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    You ever worked retail? Or stuff like...

    You ever worked retail? Or stuff like meatpacking? Doing that shit day in and day out is hard, but they make shit. There's also plenty of growth that isn't a zero sum game. To make money, you need...
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    Just get a deuter with the air suspension?

    Just get a deuter with the air suspension?
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    Just read through some McKinsey research on this...

    Just read through some McKinsey research on this - big drivers were feeling valued and respected by management and the company. I was actually surprised to see one of the calls to action being "stop...
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