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    Let's just all assume that everyone's nukes will...

    Let's just all assume that everyone's nukes will work and behave accordingly.
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    I don't know what kind of hotels you stay in, but...

    I don't know what kind of hotels you stay in, but every hotel I can think of had a duct in the bathroom connected to a central, always-on ventilation system. Not that that works very well.
    Or are...
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    The cut nails aren't necessarily that old. I...

    The cut nails aren't necessarily that old. I took apart an old workbench that came with my 1930's house that was built with cut nails, although wire nails have been around a lot longer than that....
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    I didn't read far enough either. I just guessed...

    I didn't read far enough either. I just guessed right.

    Also, only 1/3 of UK residents of all ages have not received at least one dose. So the pool of unvaccinated is much smaller, meaning that...
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    All national forest lands in California closed...

    All national forest lands in California closed last summer. I would expect the same this summer--nearly all the hiking and backpacking in the mountains.
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    I tried the skillet naan last week. Easy enough...

    I tried the skillet naan last week. Easy enough but kind of bland. Need a better recipe I guess. At restaurants I usually order onion kulcha instead of naan. Maybe I'll try making that instead.
  7. I know "it" is offensive.

    I know "it" is offensive.
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    Atmospheric tests (or underground tests) of...

    Atmospheric tests (or underground tests) of nuclear weapons has nothing whatsoever to do with basic science.
    The problem with risky basic research or any other basic research is that at the time...
  9. One of the popular designs for bear boxes around...

    One of the popular designs for bear boxes around here is a push up latch inside a metal surround. I guess the idea is that surround is too narrow for a paw but not for a human hand, although it...
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    Insulatedl baking sheet. I bake oval loaves on a...

    Insulatedl baking sheet. I bake oval loaves on a double wall baking sheet on second lowest rack in the oven (with a steam tray above) and the bottoms come out perfectly. The insulated sheet is great...
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    This isn't really relevant for Chup's problem...

    This isn't really relevant for Chup's problem since he isn't filing a claim, but IME experience (ice dam leaking down through the walls a couple of stories) insurance will pay for the damage caused...
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    PBS just rebroadcast an American Experience about...

    PBS just rebroadcast an American Experience about the effort to fight polio. A lot of parallels to Covid. It was a relatively uncommon disease and serious cases--paralysis and death-- were very...
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    I don't know nearly enough about virology...

    I don't know nearly enough about virology research and immunology to be able to describe how gain of function research might contribute to the ability to prevent and treat viral infections. I do...
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    Which one is the asshole? Moses, Aaron, Pharoah,...

    Which one is the asshole? Moses, Aaron, Pharoah, or Eluder;s kid? Surely not the kid?

    I figure you probably mean Moses. You have a point--guy is tongue tied but gets to be played by Charlton...
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    Around here Safeway and Mountain Hardware and...

    Around here Safeway and Mountain Hardware and Wells Fargo have taken down mask signs. Usage at the first two is about 50% with all employees still wearing. (CalOsha is expected to lift the...
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    In normal times, waiting for it to come from...

    In normal times, waiting for it to come from China wouldn't be a problem--it's a bathrobe, not a heart valve--but these aren't normal times. But maybe it will show up this summer. I'm sure they can...
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    Maybe the adjuster was a new guy. If so he didn't...

    Maybe the adjuster was a new guy. If so he didn't last long. Diminished value? I've never gotten that one. I have gotten well over KBB for a 4Runner I totaled.
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    Why not both? I guess with the Ooni you can sell...

    Why not both? I guess with the Ooni you can sell it for 5 cents on the dollar when the pizza fad is over. Tough to sell a brick oven in your backyard.


    I'm not going to bother commenting on the...
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    He didn't say. Presumably a vaccine that is 35%...

    He didn't say. Presumably a vaccine that is 35% effective in preventing infection, will have roughly similar effectiveness in preventing symptomatic disease, hospitalization, and death, based on what...
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    https://www.amazon.com/MOMO-Racing-Ultra-Lightweig...

    https://www.amazon.com/MOMO-Racing-Ultra-Lightweight-Nomex-Race/dp/B07PPPYY4V
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    Looks like a perfect set up for the insurance...

    Looks like a perfect set up for the insurance companies--they declare you both at fault so you both have to pay the deductible. (Pro tip: and never get into an accident with someone who has the same...
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    Robt Wachter, Chief of Medicine UCSF on PBS, says...

    Robt Wachter, Chief of Medicine UCSF on PBS, says Delta (India)(B.1.617.2) variant is now 6-10% of US infections and expected to be the dominant strain in a month. One dose of an mRNA vaccine is...
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    Sexist post.

    Sexist post.
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    They were probably connecting to Las Vegas

    They were probably connecting to Las Vegas
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    If he is taking out a loan I hope you aren't...

    If he is taking out a loan I hope you aren't planning to withdraw cash, because those machines only hold so much.

    I ordered a bathrobe today from Amazon. It shipped and they charged my card the...
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    According the book of Exodus, Moses was tongue...

    According the book of Exodus, Moses was tongue tied. His brother Aaron had to speak for him. So the little one is in good company--unless you're a fan of Pharaonic Egypt.
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    Oh you young ones--never judge a Stanley Cup...

    Oh you young ones--never judge a Stanley Cup series by the first game. I hope Montreal gives them a better effort. Not good to go into the finals after sweeping a weak team. Vegas is my adopted...
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    The Peoria flu?

    The Peoria flu?
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    Might not Everest climbers be better acclimatized...

    Might not Everest climbers be better acclimatized due to the trek to base camp and the regimen of climbing high and sleeping low? (Disclaimer--I haven't done either. I get sick at 10K--or used to...
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    Theodore's fake shot play had me jumping off the...

    Theodore's fake shot play had me jumping off the sofa and yelling (and I was lying down at the time). People will remember him, not who scored the goal. I've forgotten already.
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    If I fuck up a DW my wife will kill me. So you're...

    If I fuck up a DW my wife will kill me. So you're wrong.
  32. Up stairs? I would have to make it in 6 pieces.

    Up stairs? I would have to make it in 6 pieces.
  33. The tool obviously works great. The description...

    The tool obviously works great. The description on the Amazon site is possibly the most tortured use of the English language I've seen or heard, at least since January 20.
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    On a somewhat less serious note--cops falsely...

    On a somewhat less serious note--cops falsely claim Shake Shack manager tried to poison them.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/15/shake-shack-lawsuit-nypd-poison/
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    Summit--wow! thanks for taking the time. Without...

    Summit--wow! thanks for taking the time. Without reading every word of all of those links--seems to me, if you've been infected get one shot.* While you may be protected by your previous infection...
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    Jane Ferguson--PBS war correspondent.

    Jane Ferguson--PBS war correspondent.
  37. Beautiful work--especially building something...

    Beautiful work--especially building something that big as a single unit=--not easy to do accurately. I have an entertainment center about that size I made in 3 pieces except for the top. It's a...
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    Different results because different variants? ...

    Different results because different variants?



    You're all the source I need. Thanks.
    I wonder if people who have had covid and one mRNA shot will have trouble convincing the building checking...
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    Where is that from--or did you already post and I...

    Where is that from--or did you already post and I missed it?
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    It wasn't much of a repair--the thing conked out...

    It wasn't much of a repair--the thing conked out when the disposal was running.. Somehow that put too much water in the pan under the works. The repair involved trying to remember how to get the...
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    I just fixed our dishwasher myself.

    I just fixed our dishwasher myself.
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    Corporations give money to anyone with half a...

    Corporations give money to anyone with half a chance of winning. They don't have political opinions beyond what's good for their profits. Corporations aren't people after all.
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    you would have liked my Uncle Marty. He sold...

    you would have liked my Uncle Marty. He sold everything that could be sold. Barrels of eye glass frames. Cheap cookware sets--he'd go into a bar or gas station and sell his "last samples" of $250...
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    Has anyone seen a study comparing the rate of...

    Has anyone seen a study comparing the rate of recurrent infection in people who have had Covid to the rate of infection in vaccinated people?
    Has there been any new information on whether previously...
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    What's in the water in Sacramento must be...

    What's in the water in Sacramento must be flouride for water heaters--last year we replaced a 35 year old one that was never drained, never had the anode changed, never leaked. We changed it on...
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    And I'm not the one using power saws for a living.

    And I'm not the one using power saws for a living.
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    The only time I visit them is when another one...

    The only time I visit them is when another one dies. Dad, the little brother, then Mom. Not likely I'll get back to Detroit to see them unless it's for another funeral. I don't put much...
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    you try New Moon in Truckee?--they have a lot of...

    you try New Moon in Truckee?--they have a lot of unique flours. some even have gluten.
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    Another vote for the King Arthur site. One...

    Another vote for the King Arthur site.

    One thing I've been finding is that 6000 ft in the Sierra flour dries out. I have to add extra water to both bread and pie doughs. If I use the standard...
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    Have you tried a purple day glo rubber worm?

    Have you tried a purple day glo rubber worm?
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