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    Tank over pressure is a documented thing in...

    Tank over pressure is a documented thing in wildland fire that has resulted in a few people getting serious burns. I haven't read about a definitive reason it is occurring.
  2. Thread: Colorado Springs

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    Thanks for the info. This option seems better for...

    Thanks for the info. This option seems better for outdoor recreation than some of the alternatives like SoCal which is really not our scene. Not stoked on endless sprawl, but that is everywhere it...
  3. Thread: Colorado Springs

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    Colorado Springs

    Considering a move here in the next year. Would be a ~3 yr stay for sure, maybe longer.

    Last time I was in Colorado was 2006.

    What should I know about where to live, cost, schools, etc?
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    Around Eden? ~15 acres, lightning caused.

    Around Eden?

    ~15 acres, lightning caused.
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    Yawn.

    Yawn.
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    The offical Darwin Award website disagrees: ...

    The offical Darwin Award website disagrees:

    "So the rules do not disqualify nominees who have already reproduced."

    https://darwinawards.com/rules/rules.children.html
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    Star Wars The Last Jedi is not worth watching. ...

    Star Wars The Last Jedi is not worth watching.

    It probably wasn't worth watching in the theater either I imagine.

    Umbrella Academy has its corny, plot hole moments but is entertaining.
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    Where are folks buying parts online these day?

    Where are folks buying parts online these day?
  9. Airbnb sounds like a perfect competitor in a...

    Airbnb sounds like a perfect competitor in a place like Summit county that already has a large number of STRs.

    In other communities experiencing housing availability and affordability problems,...
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    Hope your cat is doing it in your own yard. I'm...

    Hope your cat is doing it in your own yard. I'm about ready to trap the cat shitting in my flower beds and drop it off at the shelter.
  11. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    Whoa whoa whoa there buddy, this is America. We...

    Whoa whoa whoa there buddy, this is America. We can't be having any sort of conversation about holding companies or individuals accountable for costs they are currently externalizing.
  12. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    You can make all the "right" decisions and still...

    You can make all the "right" decisions and still end up poor.
  13. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    Lane County (Eugene) Oregon fun facts again: ...

    Lane County (Eugene) Oregon fun facts again:

    2450 homeless children attended school there. (something like 300 of those are unaccompanied.)

    54% of 3rd graders in Eugene's school system can't...
  14. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    Lane County in Oregon put together a plan to do...

    Lane County in Oregon put together a plan to do just this. Price tag?

    Something like 30-40 FTE positions and 100 million dollars.
  15. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    Opioid crisis is a cop out to not look at the...

    Opioid crisis is a cop out to not look at the structural inequities we have built into our economy and society. Most homeless or near homeless don't want to be on the street. There are a huge number...
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    Ha, I knew someone on here would post something...

    Ha, I knew someone on here would post something like this.

    Coming from an Outback and a Tacoma, the JSW is a night and day difference in terms of fit and finish and comfort. If you need lots of HP...
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    I picked up a 2011 with 70k miles for 10k,...

    I picked up a 2011 with 70k miles for 10k, warrenty, etc. Seeing what Reverend paid I probably should have held out for a better deal.

    It's a great commuting car. Good mpg, comfortable seats,...
  18. Thread: Hernia

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    Correct. The initial visit was with a PA who...

    Correct. The initial visit was with a PA who suspected a hernia, and ordered an ultrasound. Radiologist diagnosed a hernia.

    The surgeon was very convincing and frankly if the person who...
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    You can wear the same clothes for multiple days...

    You can wear the same clothes for multiple days (weeks) in a row before washing.
  20. Thread: Hernia

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    The surgeon I saw called bullshit and didn't buy...

    The surgeon I saw called bullshit and didn't buy that I had a hernia. Says it is much more likely a abdominal muscle strain and to come back in three months if no improvement. Seems to have either...
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    The words "excuse me" were evidently not taught...

    The words "excuse me" were evidently not taught to GenX from what I can tell. The 60+ crowd just runs into me with their cart.
  22. Right, but the outrage over it is just boomers...

    Right, but the outrage over it is just boomers click bait. And it clearly works.

    Why people give a fuck about social media? I have no idea.
  23. Click bait for aging boomers. Someone makes a...

    Click bait for aging boomers. Someone makes a fortune finding this stuff and posting it on Facebook for the "get off my lawn" crowd.
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    You mean daytime running lights aren't...

    You mean daytime running lights aren't headlights!?!
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    Sorry, Engineer disease. :)

    Sorry, Engineer disease. :)
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    I don't understand how you can I install a...

    I don't understand how you can I install a manufacturered tee anyway but in the correct orientation.

    I work for a public works agency and have seen enough sanitary sewer stuff go in the ground...
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    Portland has their specifications posted online.

    Portland has their specifications posted online.
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    Your jurisdiction requires the use of some sort...

    Your jurisdiction requires the use of some sort of one way valve on a sanitary sewer service lateral?
  29. I met 4 British tourists in the mid 2000s who had...

    I met 4 British tourists in the mid 2000s who had their bags stolen in the same place at the start of their trip. They had 2 credit cards and a passport between them. They were getting smashed after...
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    Everyday. I have been wondering if it is the...

    Everyday.

    I have been wondering if it is the adaptive cruise control locking on some how? I usually just accellerate enough to get around them a then merge back to the right and then return to my...
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    This behavior puts you squarely in the asshole...

    This behavior puts you squarely in the asshole column in my world.
  32. Guess I wasn't clear. How do you move from...

    Guess I wasn't clear. How do you move from teaching your kid "kick em in the nuts" literally to the more nuanced idea of "kick them in the nuts in a more profound way they will really regret later...
  33. DJ makes a good point about peer pressure,...

    DJ makes a good point about peer pressure, however, how does the "kick them" in the nuts lesson translate to college and professional life? Places where there are often zero tolerance policies for...
  34. I have a two year old girl and this stuff pisses...

    I have a two year old girl and this stuff pisses me off and terrifies me at the same time.
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    I don't get it. Never worn a watch and now feel...

    I don't get it. Never worn a watch and now feel compelled because of networking opportunity?
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    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/01/17/one-...

    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/01/17/one-way-to-deal-with-cops-who-lie-blacklist-them-some-das-say

    One Way To Deal With Cops Who Lie? Blacklist Them, Some DAs Say
  37. Thread: What phone now?

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    I'm not sure why I would ever need more phone...

    I'm not sure why I would ever need more phone than the Moto G series phones.

    Camera maybe.
  38. Thread: what amuses you?

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    Western OR/WA snow panic.

    Western OR/WA snow panic.
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    I had a lady do this to me a few months ago while...

    I had a lady do this to me a few months ago while I had my infant with me. Infuriating. An hour? You should have had the manager tow her car.
  40. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgInmHHO0m4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgInmHHO0m4
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    Tailgating BMW driver felt compelled to brake...

    Tailgating BMW driver felt compelled to brake check me when got as half as close to him as he was to the car he was tailgating.

    I laughed.
  42. Thread: Life skills

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    #adulting Bill Maher did a nice rant on this...

    #adulting

    Bill Maher did a nice rant on this trend last week. Can't find the video...
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    Did we ever get an answer to why you don't just...

    Did we ever get an answer to why you don't just drive down and pick up the check?
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    Wide open, two lane each way freeway at 5 am....

    Wide open, two lane each way freeway at 5 am. Using the right lane and periodically passing semis with cruise control set.

    Asshole comes up from behind in left lane, appears to be traveling...
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    217 southbound onto I5 in Portland. So fucking...

    217 southbound onto I5 in Portland. So fucking dumb. 3/4 of a mile to merge, but people just stop and put their blinker on. Move right one lane, then seamlessly merge into traffic half mile later...
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    For at least the third time: I would be estatic...

    For at least the third time: I would be estatic if these trucks were passing each other at +/- 2 mph.
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    You understand that you can be in the left lane...

    You understand that you can be in the left lane passing people in the right lane with three cars in front of you and have people riding your bumper, right?
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    I'm sure we will get around to changing that law...

    I'm sure we will get around to changing that law when people stop hitting pedestrians in marked crosswalks.

    I get it, NYC, yeah yeah.
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    I regularly see semis take 5+ minutes at 65 mph...

    I regularly see semis take 5+ minutes at 65 mph to complete a pass, sometimes losing ground to the adjacent lanes.

    This is on a straight, flat interstate with two lanes in each direction in good...
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    Then they shouldn't pass. They are...

    Then they shouldn't pass. They are "professionals" who know how fast their vehicle is allowed to go.
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