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    Bummer that he is going to have to sell the house.

    Bummer that he is going to have to sell the house.
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    Storm surge and sea water corrosion can do a...

    Storm surge and sea water corrosion can do a number on utilities. See Hurricane Sandy for some mind boggling numbers.
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    2015 NordStream drone bomb: ...

    2015 NordStream drone bomb:

    https://www.pipeline-journal.net/news/explosive-laden-drone-found-near-nord-stream-pipeline
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Man, the regurgitation of propaganda, half truths...

    Man, the regurgitation of propaganda, half truths and outright made up “facts” is off the charts in this thread.
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    I don’t understand why a heat pump would have...

    I don’t understand why a heat pump would have issues with 100 degree heat. Isn’t an AC just a heat pump run the opposite direction in the summer? If it’s sized correctly what would be the issue? Or...
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    I have to hand it to them, asking a neighbor with...

    I have to hand it to them, asking a neighbor with 2 days notice for $3500 takes some balls.
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    This is totally normal and not at all weird. ...

    This is totally normal and not at all weird.

    https://www.tmz.com/2022/09/22/utah-mom-pregnant-son-baby-56/

    “A family in Utah will certainly have a story to tell their newest member ... because...
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    Why wouldn’t a heat pump with AC not work? Isn’t...

    Why wouldn’t a heat pump with AC not work? Isn’t just the same thing just with the ability to reverse the position of the hot coil and the cold coil?
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    We are looking at adding AC to our existing gas...

    We are looking at adding AC to our existing gas furnace forced air system because we are finding ourselves with window units installed for 3 months now. Does anyone have experience going from gas...
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    We like to obfuscate the base problem of our...

    We like to obfuscate the base problem of our issues with lots of hand waving about education, incentives, moral failings, blah, blah, blah, yet it almost always can be boiled down to the same thing:...
  11. Thread: Trucks.

    by oldnew_guy
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    Why spend all that money developing a PHEV when...

    Why spend all that money developing a PHEV when you can just skip straight to tooling up for a fully electric fleet to meet the new regulations and demand?
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    Cool little piece on the McCall jumpers in the...

    Cool little piece on the McCall jumpers in the latest Patagonia magazine.
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    You definitely want to listen to the 9/11 truther...

    You definitely want to listen to the 9/11 truther for all things structural engineering. LOL
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    What. ...

    What.

    https://www.irunfar.com/aleksandr-sorokin-smashes-24-hour-world-record-with-198-6-mile-319-6-kilometer-run

    319.614 kilometers. That’s 198.599 miles. In one day. Running.

    That’s just...
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    Clearly Yvon is a shitbird. Long live Bezos, Musk...

    Clearly Yvon is a shitbird. Long live Bezos, Musk and the Koch brothers!
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    I think that’s the point. They understand they...

    I think that’s the point. They understand they have more than enough and don’t feel the need to sell it for billions.

    Thus the “billionaires are a policy failure” line.

    At the other end of the...
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    As if donating a $3 billion company isn’t...

    As if donating a $3 billion company isn’t admirable enough, he managed to raise two children who similarly seem to be okay with it, if not advocates. Bravo.
  18. Thread: Antiwork

    by oldnew_guy
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    The funemployed are really the royalty of anti...

    The funemployed are really the royalty of anti work.
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    Literally no one thinks college costs are not...

    Literally no one thinks college costs are not rising beyond what is reasonable. The devil of how to fix it is in the details.

    I didn’t have time to dive into the report beyond the definitions,...
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    I’m pretty sure the Venn diagram for the people...

    I’m pretty sure the Venn diagram for the people saying “we need an energy transition strategy” and “climate change isn’t real”, “climate change is real but not caused by man”, “climate change is...
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    I’ll just quote myself.

    I’ll just quote myself.
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    I figured it was appropriate considering your...

    I figured it was appropriate considering your request.
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    I went to college so I know better than to play...

    I went to college so I know better than to play some stupid internet game of “prove me wrong”.
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    https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2014/02/...

    https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college/

    “On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job...
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    MultiVerse, Multiple people in this thread...

    MultiVerse,

    Multiple people in this thread have said we shouldn’t have student debt relief unless we do <insert financially responsible Congressional action of choice>, actions which are not...
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    This is basically the entire rationale for my...

    This is basically the entire rationale for my continued avoidance of situations where I can get CoVID again (IE - the office) I had pretty severe brain fog during and immediately after my infection....
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    Regardless of the validity of your points,...

    Regardless of the validity of your points, holding debt relief hostage to some hypothetical Congressional action on student loan bankruptcy, access overall funding and cost controls is defacto “do...
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    Don’t most of these switches just need to be...

    Don’t most of these switches just need to be setup with an app and then never touched again?
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    Found a document that indicates the injury rate...

    Found a document that indicates the injury rate for smokejumper operations is .1% with 75% being minor injuries.

    I guess you would have to look up the injury rate for other modes of delivery to...
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    My only point is you maybe could have driven the...

    My only point is you maybe could have driven the guys there in a truck from the base as fast or faster than jumping it at near dark. Certainly makes sense for the jumpers to respond with their quals...
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    Is that road right below the fire not open? ...

    Is that road right below the fire not open?

    Google maps pegs it as a 12 mile drive from downtown McCall to the fires coordinates.

    Whatever, I’m sure the duty officer is making the calls they...
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    No clue. It always seemed secret squirrel for...

    No clue. It always seemed secret squirrel for some reason. They all seemed to have a story about being seriously injured at some point (broken legs, ankles, shoulders) and there seems to be at least...
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    Interesting that they would jump that. Can...

    Interesting that they would jump that.

    Can they really gear up, fly there, assess a jump spot, jump, throw gear, then gear up
    and hike to the fire in less than the less than 1 hour drive to...
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    Reminds me of the 2014 Boles fire:...

    Reminds me of the 2014 Boles fire: https://wildfiretoday.com/2014/09/15/report-dozens-of-homes-destroyed-in-boles-fire-at-weed-california/?hilite=Weed
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    They are probably trying to establish value to...

    They are probably trying to establish value to determine if your car is a POS they should total instead of paying for the cat.
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    Yeah, but according to this thread that’s just...

    Yeah, but according to this thread that’s just taxpayers paying for someone else’s job training and if I was able to enter the trades via another mechanism why should I have to pay for a guy to learn...
  37. Thread: Water.....

    by oldnew_guy
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    https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/WW/Pages/WaterwaysMap.a...

    https://www.oregon.gov/dsl/WW/Pages/WaterwaysMap.aspx


    OR has a map of navigable rivers. IIRC One of the big items of litigation in the Lake Oswego case is if it is a navigable body of water.
  38. Thread: Antiwork

    by oldnew_guy
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    C should have been: How dare you call me entitled...

    C should have been: How dare you call me entitled when you are saying you are entitled to pay me and others less than your competition for the same work.
  39. Thread: Antiwork

    by oldnew_guy
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    Here is the thing I think you are missing. ...

    Here is the thing I think you are missing.

    Many, many people now clearly see that working harder and being driven to grow the company is a one sided transaction that results often is work-life...
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    In other news: 2-4 million workers out of the...

    In other news:

    2-4 million workers out of the workforce due to long CoVID. Whoops.



    Around 16 million working-age Americans (those aged 18 to 65) have long Covid today.
    Of those, 2 to 4...
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    People making less than 31k don’t really pay...

    People making less than 31k don’t really pay taxes anyways.
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    Yeah, but what about summits edge case?

    Yeah, but what about summits edge case?
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    Rich people usually.

    Rich people usually.
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    National median is like 70k right?

    National median is like 70k right?
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    Life isn’t fair summit. There is no perfect...

    Life isn’t fair summit.

    There is no perfect solution.
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    What if this is a move designed to generate...

    What if this is a move designed to generate pressure on Congress to implement a more comprehensive fix?

    I’m for some sort of student loan forgiveness, but agree we need a comprehensive fix.
  47. Thread: Antiwork

    by oldnew_guy
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    Well certainly the attempts to get me to extend...

    Well certainly the attempts to get me to extend my personal responsibility beyond an agreed upon exchange of my labor for money are a scam.

    “We are all one big family here at megacorp” …
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    by oldnew_guy
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    Allow me to translate new grad or intern...

    Allow me to translate new grad or intern mentality:

    “I’m so important to the success of this project I must work longer hours, be college educated, probably get little to no training on leadership...
  49. Thread: Antiwork

    by oldnew_guy
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    LOL. I did a year and a half of 6 am arrivals and...

    LOL. I did a year and a half of 6 am arrivals and 10-12 hour days as a entry level construction field engineer, then got moved to a project with a 430 am departure from my house and an up to 2.5 hour...
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    sorry Bmills, didn’t mean to get the freak out...

    sorry Bmills, didn’t mean to get the freak out train going. I just got that from the doc when I was dealing with something similar. I don’t think he ever actually explained why though, so may have...
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