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    More gloom and doom:...

    More gloom and doom:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/business/self-driving-autonomous-cars.html
    Among other things--with current technology, to make the cars very safe they have to make them...
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    I felt pretty stupid being in France, Italy, and...

    I felt pretty stupid being in France, Italy, and Switzerland and eating badly. We ate well in Chamonix of course and in Les Contamines where we stayed in a nice hotel, and in Courmayeur, where the...
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    You guys make it way too expensive and...

    You guys make it way too expensive and complicated. My routine takes at most 30 seconds every time I use the spa, which is daily. Cleaning the filter takes about 15 minutes. (A Hot Springs portable...
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    All the photos were taken by my son, except for...

    All the photos were taken by my son, except for the two of him. And yes, that's my ass going up the ladders. Why do you want to know?
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    The next day gave us our last views of the MB...

    The next day gave us our last views of the MB range--GJ in foreground, MB back left
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    Over the Grand Col Ferret into Switzerland, where we "dined" 3 nights straight on cheese and potatoes....
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    Day 4 took us through the Courmayeur ski area and...

    Day 4 took us through the Courmayeur ski area and down to the town for a one day layover. On the way we had a nice view of the massive Freney face of MB. The cliff band at the top is about 2000...
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    Tour du Mont Blanc Sept-October 20118

    My son and I did the TMB last year, 100 miles in 12 days including a layover day in Courmayeur. We were there during the Tour du Mont Blanc races--there are several different races over the course...
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    Very cool. Reminds me of hiking the Yosemite...

    Very cool. Reminds me of hiking the Yosemite Falls trail--one of the people doing it that day and making the top was using Canadian crutches, another was 80+ years old. We all made fun of the...
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    In 5 climbing trips to the Winds in July and...

    In 5 climbing trips to the Winds in July and August the only time I put on crampons was for an ice gulley on Mt Helen and for Dinwoody Pass early season (my partner didn't bother with them and was...
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    A lot of the overtourism seems to be the result...

    A lot of the overtourism seems to be the result of the big cruise ships. I suspect places like Venice would be a lot more pleasant if the ships didn't go there. Most cruise ship people couldn't...
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    That's hilarious. Just be glad TGR doesn't have...

    That's hilarious.
    Just be glad TGR doesn't have a like button.
  12. Wrong band.

    Wrong band.
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    If it's a suby--and maybe other makes--the VD and...

    If it's a suby--and maybe other makes--the VD and CC automatically turn off when a check engine light comes on. Fix the CEL and the other lights should be fine. I think.

    On the subject of...
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    No need to filter as far as I know as long as the...

    No need to filter as far as I know as long as the pH is ok. I believe you can get scale buildup from the minerals if you let the pH get too high.
    There are many ways to go. What I do is...
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    some reason you can't do both?

    some reason you can't do both?
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    Sorry, this thread has exceeded it's quota of...

    Sorry, this thread has exceeded it's quota of Fedex complaints. Please delete your post. ;-- )
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    Warm sunny day on a shadeless south facing steep...

    Warm sunny day on a shadeless south facing steep slope, near the top. Group with a dog on a leash comes along. There is a little pool of water, the dog starts drinking, the owner pulls it away...
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    A what?

    A what?
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    I should be more specific--if faced with the need...

    I should be more specific--if faced with the need to drink and no means of purification, shallow stagnant water is best. But treating the water, wherever you get it is still best.



    As an ex...
  20. Yeah, buster?

    Yeah, buster?
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    Has anything changed? Yeah, there's more of them....

    Has anything changed? Yeah, there's more of them. Send them back--to the hole they crawled out of.
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    As a parent I learned that there are 2 things a...

    As a parent I learned that there are 2 things a kid controls--whether they eat, and when they shit and piss (or as I told the day care when they asked what words they used--defecate and micturate). ...
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    When my son did Medical Corps basic training in...

    When my son did Medical Corps basic training in Alabama in August a lot of the trainees were complaining about the heat on the field exercise--despite the air conditioned tents. Talk about soft.
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    I did an Alaskan cruise, last of the season so...

    I did an Alaskan cruise, last of the season so the sea got pretty heavy. The people we were assigned to eat dinner with never made it to dinner the last night. Some of the excursions were...
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    A man went on vacation, entrusting the care and...

    A man went on vacation, entrusting the care and feeding of his cat to his friend who also happened to live next door. A few days into his trip, his phone rang. His friend and cat keeper was on the...
  26. I stand by what I said. The authors ASSUMED that...

    I stand by what I said. The authors ASSUMED that Berlusconi voters were less cognitively sophisticated because they voted for Berlusconi. Circular reasoning. They didn't prove it. And there's the...
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    You get 4 or more family members and everything...

    You get 4 or more family members and everything starts revolving around the next meal instead of fun things to do. Soon as you finish breakfast people start talking about lunch, after lunch people...
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    Ciao Papa J1jzs6dk4bs When our late,...

    Ciao Papa
    J1jzs6dk4bs



    When our late, lamented 25# Cocker decided it was time to pee and suddenly dug in it felt like I had a Saint Bernard on the leash.
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    How's it handle in 3 feet of fresh snow? How's...

    How's it handle in 3 feet of fresh snow?
    How's it drive in Saturday AM going to Squaw traffic?
    Sure is pretty to look at though--the fastest color. Maybe when I get too old to ski I'll get a...
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    Meanwhile--In the City of Brotherly Love--...

    Meanwhile--In the City of Brotherly Love--
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/13-philadelphia-police-officers-who-made-racist-offensive-facebook-posts-n1031341
    A bunch of Philly cops fired for...
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    Excellent piece on Fresh Air yesterday about the...

    Excellent piece on Fresh Air yesterday about the CPB--after 9/11 they hired a large number of agents in a hurry, without proper vetting, with the promise that they would be chasing down Muslim...
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    38K to make that asshole go away seems like it's...

    38K to make that asshole go away seems like it's worth it. Although putting him in jail would work too.
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    In Sacramento the trespass law specifically...

    In Sacramento the trespass law specifically excludes dogs peeing and pooping, as long as the owner cleans up poop. In Truckee it's a violation for a dog to repeatedly pee or poop on public or...
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    I hope you noticed that before you poured your...

    I hope you noticed that before you poured your drink and not after you finished it.
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    According to Howard Donner MD--a wilderness...

    According to Howard Donner MD--a wilderness medicine and expedition medicine specialist--the stagnant water at the edge of lakes is safer then the rushing water from a stream coming from the same...
  36. Thread: Hike Naked!

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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/328787-Wind-River-Cirque-of-the-Towers-loop?p=5714288#post5714288
    "I’m heading to backpack washakie pass - lizard head - cirque of the towers at...
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    Great piece in the NYT about the efforts to put...

    Great piece in the NYT about the efforts to put out the fire and the risks the firefighters took
    America is not the only country with FD heroes...
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    Took you long enough. : -- )

    Took you long enough. : -- )
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    Where?

    Where?
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    I guess there's some controversy as to whether he...

    I guess there's some controversy as to whether he released it before Garner was short of breath. The guy was asthmatic. Seems to me the bigger issue is why it took that many cops to deal with a guy...
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    Lovely summer day here at Donner Lake. We had...

    Lovely summer day here at Donner Lake. We had breakfast at the Donner Lake Kitchen--large party in the corner in down parkas, some with ear warmers. Then a woman came in a down parka, sweat pants,...
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    If you saw me dance you'd be even more amused. ...

    If you saw me dance you'd be even more amused. If you saw me ride a horse I'm not sure you could be resuscitated.
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    I saw my dentist today. She had a knee replaced 2...

    I saw my dentist today. She had a knee replaced 2 weeks ago, and said she was back to work last week. Tough lady, although she didn't seem to be having fun.
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    Particularly important in this case given that...

    Particularly important in this case given that there's a fistula.
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    Decision was made by Barr. Big surprise.

    Decision was made by Barr. Big surprise.
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    Athletes don't get paid to be role models. They...

    Athletes don't get paid to be role models. They get paid to make money for other people--the owners, broadcasters, advertisers--and they deserve a fair slice of the pie, whatever that is---as long...
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    I'm from Detroit and I knew that.

    I'm from Detroit and I knew that.
  48. Sure--"Me gustara circuncidar tu mesa." If I...

    Sure--"Me gustara circuncidar tu mesa." If I can do it anyone can.
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    May I speak to so and so? He's not available...

    May I speak to so and so?
    He's not available right now. Give me your name and number and I'll leave him a message.
    He already has my name and number, twice. He's not calling me back.
    If you give...
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    I glanced at Columbia's hernia clinic...

    I glanced at Columbia's hernia clinic roster--they have several docs that specialize in complex abdominal reconstruction.
    Sounds like there's exposed bowel or at least a fistula coming through the...
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