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  1. Those darn incels!! Farmers kept refusing to...

    Those darn incels!!

    Farmers kept refusing to let him have sex with their animals. So he sought revenge, authorities say.
  2. Thread: Breaking Bad

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    Oh, and (in real life): RIP Robert Forster, who...

    Oh, and (in real life): RIP Robert Forster, who had a strong performance in El Camino.
  3. Thread: Breaking Bad

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    (I'll avoid spoilers for now, until more people...

    (I'll avoid spoilers for now, until more people have seen it.)

    Saw it. It's good. Not awesome, but I enjoyed it. It's of the standard of any three regular Breaking Bad episodes, which is to say, a...
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    Not Netflix, but Kanopy.com (which you have free...

    Not Netflix, but Kanopy.com (which you have free access to if your locality has a well funded library system): I really liked Kedi, a beautifully filmed, and a little profound, docu about the cats...
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    Thanks for the review, Dookie. Having seen this...

    Thanks for the review, Dookie. Having seen this flick's inspirations, King of Comedy and Taxi Driver (and I also saw Todd Phillips' GG Allin documentary, which Joker supposedly also draws a bit...
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    To elaborate a little on my previous post,...

    To elaborate a little on my previous post, helpme.net may not itself be a scam site, but it's used to enable enough scams that googling did a nice job of quickly revealing what was going on (along...
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    Yeah, I keep getting an email from somebody...

    Yeah, I keep getting an email from somebody demanding ransom for an old throwaway password that I don't even have a record of any more (though I recognize it as something I would have used)....
  8. Thread: Breaking Bad

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    Breaking Bad sequel movie "El Camino" comes out...

    Breaking Bad sequel movie "El Camino" comes out October 11 on Netflix.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZKqMVPlDg8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw7Aii1Fyq4

    Hmmm. So what we know so far:...
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    How 'bout them O's (pronounced "Eaus")! I lived...

    How 'bout them O's (pronounced "Eaus")! I lived in Balmer for a few years while going to grad school; as the northeast goes, it's pretty nice. Yeah, the old 99&99 during summer is hard to take...
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    Well, that and the fact that a glut of content...

    Well, that and the fact that a glut of content has driven ad revenue (for anything other than video, but probably that too to some extent) way down. That Goog and FB utterly dominate targeted ads...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib9Jz9iydeQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib9Jz9iydeQ
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnzelBd0lcQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnzelBd0lcQ
  13. Thread: Top Gun: Maverick

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    Top Gun: Maverick

    It's always better with Archer...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAn3fSs8_A
  14. Thread: Top Gun: Maverick

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    Top Gun: Maverick

    Looks like the Sierra Sawtooths towards the end of the trailer (a couple of shots after the one that I know is Lake Tahoe).
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    Not sure if Pickapeppa sauce has been mentioned...

    Not sure if Pickapeppa sauce has been mentioned yet. Anyway, itís a real staple for me, usually for whatever Iím stirring up in a pan. Itís Jamaican or something, not hot but really versatile and...
  16. Thread: Ross Perot RIP

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    I voted for him, but not with a lot of...

    I voted for him, but not with a lot of enthusiasm. Given that one of his few specific policy proposals was sharp deficit reduction, he was pretty much one of three Reaganites on the Nov 1992 ballot...
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    The Oklahoma law is gonna get you, Amos.

    The Oklahoma law is gonna get you, Amos.
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    Eh, not even AI; just a half page of Python...

    Eh, not even AI; just a half page of Python script would flag the few dozen people worthy of a video check. Which would also be easy, because a strong race pace is an even, predictable race pace; a...
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    I'm still mostly of the view that this isn't that...

    I'm still mostly of the view that this isn't that big a problem; nearly all race runners are chasing whatever challenge they care to for personal reasons, not for "bragging rights". That, and no one...
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    No. Fucking. Way. His times were bleeding edge...

    No. Fucking. Way. His times were bleeding edge for a 70-year-old, and even if he was a secret rock-star elite runner capable of a near-world-record time, anything but a dead-even pace (he "ran"...
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    Well, short version: You don't understand serious...

    Well, short version: You don't understand serious running, which, as I said previous post, is pretty well analogous to the common-sense things that people say who don't understand hiking and...
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    You sound like one of those pipe-smoking guys out...

    You sound like one of those pipe-smoking guys out of the 1950s who chuckled smugly at the absurdly thin justification for climbing a silly mountain (there isn't even a bar or lounge at the top!)...
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    It's thoroughly sad. Whatever the story was about...

    It's thoroughly sad. Whatever the story was about how he was driven to seek a string of near-world-record times was probably pretty sad to begin with. I'm considering him more as a curiosity than...
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    Yeah, that guy was seriously greedy for false...

    Yeah, that guy was seriously greedy for false glory; he probably would have taken age-group first place a whole hour more than that. And shame on any race people who, even without suspicious splits...
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    Maybe so, he probably collected a few age-group...

    Maybe so, he probably collected a few age-group trophies before anyone bothered to notice. But once his string of extraordinary times (it would be genuinely impressive for a 70-year-old to maintain...
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    Really, just completing a marathon at age 70 is...

    Really, just completing a marathon at age 70 is pretty amazing. And, clearly, the guy could still maintain a jogging pace, and presumably did some distance training, so he could have gotten a...
  27. Thread: Horror Flicks?

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    Oh, and if you want something arty and bizarre,...

    Oh, and if you want something arty and bizarre, check out the Japanese horror flick House / Hansu
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    Yeah, this quake wasn't a huge story, because the...

    Yeah, this quake wasn't a huge story, because the only town close to the action, Ridgecrest, is a hole in the wall that most Californians don't even know exists. I was in Mammoth for a 6.0 a number...
  29. Thread: Horror Flicks?

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    I thought Get Out was a pretty good twist on the...

    I thought Get Out was a pretty good twist on the genre.


    This one's more a so-bad-it's-good than a proper horror, but wow, worth checking out: Blood Freak. You can "own" it on Amazon for $3,...
  30. Too bad the Sierra is completely unrepresented; 2...

    Too bad the Sierra is completely unrepresented; 2 days each at, say, Homewood and Diamond Peak, and it would be tempting.
  31. I'll see anything that Jarmusch does. But be...

    I'll see anything that Jarmusch does. But be aware, this one is getting some "mixed" reviews.
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    This. I realize that MC still works for people...

    This. I realize that MC still works for people with a narrow set of circumstances, but with Ikon and Epic offering more than twice as many (or unlimited) included ski days per contracted resort, for...
  33. Thread: Chernobyl

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    And the Berkeley campus used to have a 1Mw...

    And the Berkeley campus used to have a 1Mw reactor in/under Etcheverry Hall; they decommissioned it in 1987, a few years after a supposedly minor incident.
  34. Wow, I'm surprised, mostly that it's been up for...

    Wow, I'm surprised, mostly that it's been up for three years now. They worked pretty hard to keep that out of the public eye. I guess they're over it; at this point it's more colorful history than...
  35. Doesn't look like you ever got an answer, so...

    Doesn't look like you ever got an answer, so anyway...

    Eh, yes and no. Cocksucker Blues is, um, interesting, as a sort of home video account of the soul-numbing dark side of rock'n'roll touring,...
  36. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Depends on what you mean about parking at Leavitt...

    Depends on what you mean about parking at Leavitt turnoff. In a usual spring when 108 is open up to there, you can park on the slope above the dirt road, and I have parked there overnight. I can't...
  37. Thread: Sonora Pass

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    Whoa, super early opening considering the snow...

    Whoa, super early opening considering the snow season. Mr. Plow kicked some butt.
  38. Thread: The underrated

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    Plate'o'shrimp, I just listened to...

    Plate'o'shrimp, I just listened to Bremen-Lausanne and selections from Mysteries (I never get tired of Rose Petals) this past weekend. I wouldn't say either of those are underrated, though.

    ...
  39. Thread: Free Solo

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    Speaking of climbing docs, don't miss Dirtbag:...

    Speaking of climbing docs, don't miss Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, which you can stream on Amazon for $1 (with or without Prime membership). Trailer at http://dirtbagmovie.com/
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    Yes, today was great fun, especially up high...

    Yes, today was great fun, especially up high directly off the summit; started to get heavy around 1PM, but still good. Also, not as crowded as Sunday.
  41. Thanks for the info about BivyStick; I was trying...

    Thanks for the info about BivyStick; I was trying to be compleatist in that post, and even per specs, inReach Mini is clearly better, if only for the BS's lack of stand-alone capability.

    Also...
  42. Most of these products, including the ResQLink,...

    Most of these products, including the ResQLink, BivyStick, and inReach Mini, are at least quite water-resistant. Still, I'd stick it in a ziploc inside a drybag if I was dealing with the possibility...
  43. Well, you know, that's mountaineering. A...

    Well, you know, that's mountaineering. A less-is-more discipline, where the outcome isn't guaranteed, and some of us like it that way. It would suck for that self-arrest, or that piece of pro, to...
  44. Thanks for the added info about relative sat-comm...

    Thanks for the added info about relative sat-comm performance, which I didn't really address in my post.

    My view about proper PLB versus two-way Iridium is that (1) The variety of rescue...
  45. I just bought an InReach Mini. Cost was $350;...

    I just bought an InReach Mini. Cost was $350; they're not discounted anywhere, but you can save 10% at outdoor stores where they offer that standard (edit: $300 at Amazon, which is a bit more than...
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    Hmmm, Sundayís looking rough on the weather...

    Hmmm, Sundayís looking rough on the weather reports, but weíll be there, me & kid, hoping itís more towards awesome.
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    Highly unlikely that they're even thinking of...

    Highly unlikely that they're even thinking of opening those roads with the significant precip that's in the 3-day weekend forecast. The talk about opening Sonora Pass by Memorial Day weekend was...
  48. Yes indeed, vegan "meat" is a trendy niche. The...

    Yes indeed, vegan "meat" is a trendy niche. The game changes, though, when it gets significantly cheaper than hormone and antibiotic-laden Real Beef. You don't think that's possible? Okay, yeah, I...
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    Whoa, amazing stuff!! Pals and Whitney's north...

    Whoa, amazing stuff!! Pals and Whitney's north face AND other stuff in one week.

    I saw you guys on Wood, and descended a couple hours later (and via the next snow line to the north). Glad you had...
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    Tioga Road plowed to eastern YNP entrance...

    Tioga Road plowed to eastern YNP entrance (not open yet, but presumably soon).

    That same post mentions that it's plowed (not open) to White Wolf on the west side; jeez, in a normal year, that...
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