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    I run Raven’s as a 1 ski touring quiver. They...

    I run Raven’s as a 1 ski touring quiver.

    They preform admirably in ~90% of the conditions you will experience. There are better options for the uber icy or uber deep… but you’ll struggle to find...
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    Well he did write a 5 paragraph diatribe response...

    Well he did write a 5 paragraph diatribe response then post a thread here and on Reddit. So maybe use a fraction of that effort differently?


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    No one is saying OP should not be compensated. ...

    No one is saying OP should not be compensated.

    No one is saying the marketing intern at The Wort wasn’t a douche.

    ….There are just a lot of better ways OP could have handled this….

    This is...
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    This. It’s also not just a $1400 rev hit to...

    This.

    It’s also not just a $1400 rev hit to the hotel. There’s opportunity cost here as well. Taking dates that might otherwise go to someone staying 3, 4, 5 days… Taking a room from someone that...
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    Another thought. If it is so important for...

    Another thought.

    If it is so important for the OP to get paid for their work… as they describe… to pay their mortgage… prescriptions… clothes…

    Then why did they ask for two comp’ed nights at...
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    Meh…. OP could have just responded with a “If...

    Meh….

    OP could have just responded with a “If / when your team would like to purchase my work for use contact me at ______”.

    Instead, blowing up at the stupid 22yo marketing intern - then...
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    This is an overreaction. They have a right to...

    This is an overreaction.

    They have a right to ask you to use your work for free.

    You have a right to ask for compensation or say no.

    They have a right to say “no thanks, kind regards”.
    ...
  8. We have a 5mo old. Two successful camp trips ...

    We have a 5mo old. Two successful camp trips last month.

    You need a Big tent, we have an REI Kingdom. We setup a diap changing station in the trunk of the wagon, which was clutch.

    She slept...
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    When was the house built? Do you know who built...

    When was the house built? Do you know who built it? Who designed it? Can you look it up at the local building department?

    Most of that stuff looks decorative / non-structural. Some of it is...
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    Pro Tips and Hot Takes

    Always judge a steakhouse by its pork chop.

    A baby bottle brush is best used to clean wine glasses.

    Vegan leather is made with dinosaur bones.


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    You… would put iso-p on the stove… and bring it...

    You… would put iso-p on the stove… and bring it to a boil…


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    The other day. I witnessed a buddy inflate a KO2...

    The other day. I witnessed a buddy inflate a KO2 on his tundra from 10psi to 32 with a $50 rechargeable from AMZN…. I was pretty impressed.

    I think you could get away with a cheaper product here…...
  13. Thread: Tool Time

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    Cheap electric screwdrivers are awesome for...

    Cheap electric screwdrivers are awesome for assembly (bikes, furniture, etc). Save some time vs doing everything by hand, but not powerful enough to strip or cross-thread anything….


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    Has anyone burned through a North Face base camp...

    Has anyone burned through a North Face base camp duffle? I’ve got one that’s 12+ years old with no signs of blowing up.


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  15. Thread: Tool Time

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    Tool Time

    The Z / offset shaped IKEA allen’s you have there are actually pretty workwise…. You can use a circular whip motion and quickly thread. Their T handle socket is a good design as well. I’d pay money...
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    Your AQI sensor is off. Sent from my iPhone...

    Your AQI sensor is off.


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    Ask the experts

    You could clean that joint really well and put a dab of PU caulk in the gap to help seal.


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    426492 Do it. Sent from my iPhone using...

    426492

    Do it.


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  19. Thread: Blister Labs

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    The complaints about paying for Blister are...

    The complaints about paying for Blister are asinine…. If you don’t want their service, don’t pay for it.

    Similar to Trailforks, Strava…. These for profit entities are providing a service…. We got...
  20. Thread: OTA Antennas?

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    Any of those $30 indoor antennas will do you...

    Any of those $30 indoor antennas will do you fine…


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    That’s going super well for Katerra…. Sent...

    That’s going super well for Katerra….


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    Care to share that pressure cooker carnitas...

    Care to share that pressure cooker carnitas recipe?


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    So it’s a donation Sent from my iPhone using...

    So it’s a donation


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    Does that mean crypto is a voluntary tax on...

    Does that mean crypto is a voluntary tax on people that don’t have a high school level understanding of economics?


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    Powerball funds early education, college grants,...

    Powerball funds early education, college grants, and vocational schools.

    Crypto funds lambos and bottle service for the individual that pulls the rug.


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  26. Thread: Water.....

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    I’ve seen the USACE denote a dry, 4’ wide,...

    I’ve seen the USACE denote a dry, 4’ wide, manmade drainage ditch a Navigable WOTUS… The definition is super loose.

    Also - “Private Beach” signs are bullshit.


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  27. Thread: Garden 2022

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    425286 Stack order is incorrect… Sent...

    425286

    Stack order is incorrect…


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    Obligatory https://youtu.be/QZTt8PxEwbo ...

    Obligatory

    https://youtu.be/QZTt8PxEwbo


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    I wouldn’t pay to rebuild it at $160. If you...

    I wouldn’t pay to rebuild it at $160. If you could do it yourself, do that…

    Otherwise there are plenty of reliable droppers on the market, many at $160 or less new…


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  30. Thread: Antiwork

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    Our industry is broken. Precon and estimating...

    Our industry is broken.

    Precon and estimating folk win jobs and get their bonuses with low bids. Low bids mean low GC/GRs, which means understaffed.

    Things have improved in the last 20 years...
  31. Thread: Garden 2022

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    Just combined the top 4 Google results. These...

    Just combined the top 4 Google results. These should be good.424490


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  32. Thread: Antiwork

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    We’ve tried to run 4-10s on a few projects but...

    We’ve tried to run 4-10s on a few projects but surprisingly there’s always a lot of pushback. Most of the projects we build are in major metropolitan areas and most of the skilled labor is commuting...
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    Garden 2022

    Anyone have a good quick pickle recipe for wax beans? I have a serious amount, but I’m leaving for a trip in a few days and no time to do a full dilly bean canning operation….


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    Antiwork

    IMHO you should never give someone a title until they have proven they are there.

    I’m biased, because the company I have worked for basically my entire career operates that way and it’s hardly an...
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    +1 for La Barbecue. Sent from my iPhone...

    +1 for La Barbecue.


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    Important to remember your not insuring your...

    Important to remember your not insuring your house, your insuring $XXX,XXX of house. Outside of just cost of construction and materials rising, if you’ve done any improvements, you should look at...
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    school me on townie e-bike conversions

    No experience… Interested in this as well.

    Hilltopper and Swytch have been interesting to me as a “quick” packaged conversion.

    The only reason I haven’t pulled the trigger and converted my...
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    Hot take: Almonds are fantastic. Easily in my top...

    Hot take: Almonds are fantastic. Easily in my top 5 nuts, maybe top 3.


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    During my 5am commute this morning I had the AC...

    During my 5am commute this morning I had the AC on in the truck.


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    We’ll you obviously didn’t read it… Sent...

    We’ll you obviously didn’t read it…


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    Now we know what grade you received in HS Chem…....

    Now we know what grade you received in HS Chem….


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    So all these 2000 home, 55+ communities outside...

    So all these 2000 home, 55+ communities outside Phx/Scottsdale with multiple golf courses, pools on every lot, and zero solar panels weren’t a good idea?


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    Have you been through an aborted takeoff? Shit...

    Have you been through an aborted takeoff? Shit gets real - real quick.


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    It’s like $20 to add a carry on when you book....

    It’s like $20 to add a carry on when you book. It’s like $50 to add a carry on at the gate.

    They key with these cut rate airlines is to add the “extras” when you book - it’s still a good deal…

    ...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Do you have speakers installed elsewhere in the house? So you can have seamless sound from the kitchen, to the dining room, to the yard?

    Do you want that?

    If not, just get a nice Bluetooth...
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    Fairdale Taj? Maybe look at what BMX brands...

    Fairdale Taj?

    Maybe look at what BMX brands sell in 27.5?



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    The problem with these separated MUPs is...

    The problem with these separated MUPs is pedestrians crossing without looking. There’s often parking on one side and what their trying to access on the other (waterfront, businesses, parks, etc).
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    Not worth it. Sent from my iPhone using TGR...

    Not worth it.


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    Dike: Diagonal Pliers Dike: Bulldyke: Bull...

    Dike: Diagonal Pliers

    Dike: Bulldyke: Bull Dick: “well dressed man”




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  50. Thread: Tool Time

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    Some new shit - battery powered hot saw… 423604 ...

    Some new shit - battery powered hot saw… 423604


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