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    Not true. What we are told by Cal Fire and local...

    Not true. What we are told by Cal Fire and local fire officials is that if you've got defensible space, your vents are screened properly, there is no combustible material against your house or under...
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    The problem with nuclear is the risk of very rare...

    The problem with nuclear is the risk of very rare but catastrophic accidents. It's hard to figure the odds and risk/benefit ratio on stuff like that but the problem is that build enough nukes and...
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    The problem with nuclear is the risk of very rare...

    The problem with nuclear is the risk of very rare but catastrophic accidents. It's hard to figure the odds and risk/benefit ratio on stuff like that but the problem is that build enough nukes and...
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    Depending on where you live, consider the fire...

    Depending on where you live, consider the fire rating of the decking--ie not wood.
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    Fusion by 2028? Utter bullshit. While people buy...

    Fusion by 2028? Utter bullshit. While people buy electric cars and do the laundry in cold water, AI and crypto overwhelm our meager efforts to use less fossil fuel while making a few people rich(er)...
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    I used to see deer on Donner Lake Road heading...

    I used to see deer on Donner Lake Road heading from Truckee to Sac in the evenings in the summer. A half dozen or so, grazing. Haven't seen them in a while, either they're gone or maybe because I...
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    Sorry, "us" not "it".

    Sorry, "us" not "it".
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    kzim1iYhmGA

    kzim1iYhmGA
  9. Jesuit brothers sent some Sacramento Jesuit HS...

    Jesuit brothers sent some Sacramento Jesuit HS students to picket the School of the Americas, where the DOD trained Latin American soldiers in, among other things, coutnerinsurgency and torture. ...
  10. I'd be fine with it if they would post the...

    I'd be fine with it if they would post the commandments in the original Hebrew.
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    Is that his nickname? At least it's not Chucker....

    Is that his nickname? At least it's not Chucker. Throwing and "er" on the end of someone's name is a lame nickname.
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    There's 8 fucking billion of us, so I guess god...

    There's 8 fucking billion of us, so I guess god planned it that way for a reason.
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    My wife keeps passwords on little pieces of paper...

    My wife keeps passwords on little pieces of paper she tapes to her laptop which she takes everywhere. Is that OK?

    I use Google's password rememberer (I don't think it's a true password manager...
  14. Well yeah. Who smokes a brisket all day without...

    Well yeah. Who smokes a brisket all day without being stoned.
  15. Truckee bans wood and charcoal in fire season....

    Truckee bans wood and charcoal in fire season. Pellets and propane OK (I use pellets instead of chunks in my propane smoker; technically in compliance I think.) No outdoor flames of any kind on red...
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    You spelled it right. I look it up every time. ...

    You spelled it right. I look it up every time. I'm hating the guy a little less after seeing that save.
  17. Porque no entiendo nada.

    Porque no entiendo nada.
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    What Halliday says. No man would do that, and if...

    What Halliday says. No man would do that, and if he did he would get his ass kicked.


    Double edged sword with no handle. Try holding on to that.
  19. And BTW, how many of the commandments has the...

    And BTW, how many of the commandments has the presumptive Republican nominee for President broken? I count six. YMMV.
  20. Laissez les bon temps rouler

    Laissez les bon temps rouler
  21. I'm not clear on why the ban. Your title suggest...

    I'm not clear on why the ban. Your title suggest it's for fire safety. Your post suggest it's for reducing climate change. Which is it?
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    Connecting in Copenhage, huge passport control...

    Connecting in Copenhage, huge passport control line filling the maze and a hundred feet past it. My wife decides to try to buy legos for the grandkids when we first get into the terminal. She...
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    I don't know about the reffing being bad. That...

    I don't know about the reffing being bad. That embellishment on Tkachuk was golden. As Ferraro explained it--when you get hooked you fall backwards. Falling forward is for getting tripped. ...
  24. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    I was reading a little about St Bernards. I...

    I was reading a little about St Bernards. I always figured the stuff about rescuing people was myth but apparently they were used by St. Bernard who built a midieval hospital on what is now Great...
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    I was reading about 3M and forever chemicals. 3M...

    I was reading about 3M and forever chemicals. 3M was trying to develop a plastics based bra. The prototypes were too uncomfortable to use but the cups turned out to make excellent respirator masks....
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    Not the summer waxing I was hoping to see...

    Not the summer waxing I was hoping to see pictures of.
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    We flew SFO--AMS--Stockholm. Passport control...

    We flew SFO--AMS--Stockholm. Passport control line was extended way out of the maze and past a bunch of shops. It was barely moving and people were missing connections. Once in the maze it moved...
  28. Thread: Still Alive

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    If you're old and want to feel young, just go on...

    If you're old and want to feel young, just go on a cruise like the one to Scandinavia my wife dragged me on. No matter how old and decrepit you feel you will be the picture of health and fitness...
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    A self improvised tourniquet over pants is likely...

    A self improvised tourniquet over pants is likely to cause more bleeding, not less, especially on the thigh, where a surgical tourniquet has to be inflated to 300mm Hg to produce a dry field. Unless...
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    In college I wrote my code on Fortran, typed it...

    In college I wrote my code on Fortran, typed it out on punch cards, took them to the physics building where the tech fed them into the mainframe that filled the whole basement, and in two days I...
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    Paul Maurice said the ice was bad in MSG, much...

    Paul Maurice said the ice was bad in MSG, much better in Florida last night.
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    Take the speed cameras serriously. Our GPS...

    Take the speed cameras serriously. Our GPS alerted us to them but we ignored the warnings and got a couple of charges for speeding tickets after we got home. The rental car company just charged our...
  33. Artificial intelligence comes to TGR. Seems like...

    Artificial intelligence comes to TGR. Seems like a good thing, given the lack of the natural kind around here.
  34. Our teenagers made themselves unwelcome months...

    Our teenagers made themselves unwelcome months before it was time for them to leave home. It eased the empty nest syndrome a lot. I imagine the same thing is going on with TGR--when they shut it...
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    Endless shrimp. Endless greed. Same thing, only...

    Endless shrimp. Endless greed. Same thing, only difference is social class.
  36. That there should be a lift operator able to stop...

    That there should be a lift operator able to stop a lift in an emergency seems like a no brainer. I have seen lift ops do this multiple times. People will still fall off of lifts and hurt...
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    Henrik said Bobrovsky is vulnerable high. Like...

    Henrik said Bobrovsky is vulnerable high. Like every modern goalie I suppose. BTW Lundqvist is the only hockey player who looks like they belong in a suit. One of the funniest sights in sports is...
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    My ISP wants to charge 15/m for "premium" tech...

    My ISP wants to charge 15/m for "premium" tech support. This for internet that has been out multiple times the last few days, probably because it can't handle the holdiay crowds in the Truckee area....
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    It doesn't make sense that drawing blood, no...

    It doesn't make sense that drawing blood, no matter how minor, draws a double minor while damaging someone's brain is minor, if it's called at all. I say that as someone who had their nose broken by...
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    How was Kulikov;s hit on Wennberg not a major? ...

    How was Kulikov;s hit on Wennberg not a major? The explanation was that hitting the head isn't a penalty if it's part of a hit on the whole body. How to do you check someone in the head without...
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    This cop is in the running for Trump's running...

    This cop is in the running for Trump's running mate
    https://wapo.st/3wCURYg
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    Watching the Masters Tourny--some of them seem to...

    Watching the Masters Tourny--some of them seem to have had enough of Jeopardy. James, Matt, Amy--their hearts didn't seem to be into it. My favorite won.
    ABY (Anybody but Yogesh.)
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    Tells you all you need to know about playing the...

    Tells you all you need to know about playing the bass. OTOH bass players never want for work.
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    I think it's an Epoch, but we won't quibble about...

    I think it's an Epoch, but we won't quibble about it.
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    If we ever sell I plan a very thorough...

    If we ever sell I plan a very thorough disclosure--leave nothing for the buyer's inspector to find to knock the price down after we accept their offer. Asbestos, lead, knob and tube, not to code...
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    Coffins never made much sense to me. I guess if...

    Coffins never made much sense to me. I guess if you have to ship a body home, but otherwise dig hole, put body in hole, put the dirt back. Plant a tree if you like.
    Or bury me with my prized...
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    IME as a DIYer who doesn't know what he doesn't...

    IME as a DIYer who doesn't know what he doesn't know, you only have to be to code in places a fat, old, lazy inspector can get to easily. At least in Sacramento. In Truckee the inspectors are more...
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    Looks like it would be tough for the pallbearers.

    Looks like it would be tough for the pallbearers.
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    I was taught that the Yanomani of Brazil shit 5...

    I was taught that the Yanomani of Brazil shit 5 times per day, due to their mostly low value vegetablie diet. I cannot verify.
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    Mine is HDMI. I still use it occasionally. ...

    Mine is HDMI. I still use it occasionally. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The other fancier one I have is great.
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