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    Sitting in an EOC. So yeah, employed.

    Sitting in an EOC. So yeah, employed.
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    Portland. Selling in the same state but not...

    Portland. Selling in the same state but not commuting distance.
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    Was planning to sell as wife has a major job...

    Was planning to sell as wife has a major job change occurring by June 15. Didn't know where we were going until Friday. Yay.
  4. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    This made me stop mid sentence in the EOC this...

    This made me stop mid sentence in the EOC this morning and laugh.
  5. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Presidential briefing today was a joke.

    Presidential briefing today was a joke.
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    Poll: Like a miracle the grocery store was fully...

    Like a miracle the grocery store was fully restocked this morning.
  7. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Strong chance you are going to look like a genius...

    Strong chance you are going to look like a genius in a week.
  8. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Does anyone have any good reporting on the...

    Does anyone have any good reporting on the hospitalization rate by age?

    I see lots of reports on the fatality rate by age, but not hospitalization rate. I think people under 40 are thinking that...
  9. Thread: Sports Cards

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    '91 Ken Griffey JR all star card. I'm sure...

    '91

    Ken Griffey JR all star card. I'm sure there are 5 million of them sitting in people closet just like mine.
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    Poll: Preppers seem to be be pretty stoked that are...

    Preppers seem to be be pretty stoked that are going to have a chance to dig into their 5 gallon pail of 20 year storage life mac and cheese.
  11. Thread: Sports Cards

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    Sports Cards

    I have a few binders full of baseball cards that I have no reason to keep. Are these things worth anything? Worth a trip to a card shop? Garage sale attempt and then recycle?

    I have zero interest...
  12. Thread: What Laptop Now?

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    I have a ~2013 Lenovo E431 with an i5 processor,...

    I have a ~2013 Lenovo E431 with an i5 processor, 500 GB harddrive and 4 GB ram. It gets very light use.

    I am debating spending a little bit of cash to upgrade the RAM to 16 BG and harddrive to a...
  13. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Some great campaign ad supercuts are being put...

    Some great campaign ad supercuts are being put together right now for sure.

    "I take no responsibility."

    Over and over and over and over.

    On a serious note, we should all be pulling for the...
  14. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Just got tapped for an ICS position. Agree that...

    Just got tapped for an ICS position. Agree that this is both going to go on for a long time and that we can't just shut everything down.
  15. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    I am impressed that you employer has the...

    I am impressed that you employer has the resources and leadership to make these sorts of calls. My employer is in full on reaction mode with not much of a plan as far as I can tell.

    They are...
  16. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    https://samharris.org/podcast/ In this episode...

    https://samharris.org/podcast/

    In this episode of the podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Amesh Adalja about the spreading coronavirus pandemic. They discuss the contagiousness of the virus and the...
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    Poll: No offense, but this seems over the top. Are you...

    No offense, but this seems over the top. Are you hedging against a full on breakdown in the food supply chain?
  18. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    Depends on who you are listening to. The experts...

    Depends on who you are listening to. The experts seem to be saying that social distancing is the thing to do right now and that it is only the economic incentives that are keeping health officials...
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    We have been debating how seriously we should be...

    We have been debating how seriously we should be social distancing. Sam Harris has a podcast up advocating for social distancing and laid out some of the rationale why. Decrease demand on the...
  20. Thread: Chinese Rat Flu

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    I don't know what you guys are going on about....

    I don't know what you guys are going on about. The head of the US government announced coronavirus was stopped on Friday.

    The contrast between the US response and that of Italy, China and S....
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    Poll: If nothing else, this is an interesting insight...

    If nothing else, this is an interesting insight into how unprepared some people are for a large earthquake in the PNW.
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    In the meantime my office is still at "wash your...

    In the meantime my office is still at "wash your hands" but no cancelations of any travel. Local health authority says "it is probably here, we just don't have anyone tested yet."
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    Amazing stuff. We have cases in my state....

    Amazing stuff.

    We have cases in my state. Guidance from the bosses is to wash your hands.
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    Steep is dumb, but you fuckers who repeatedly...

    Steep is dumb, but you fuckers who repeatedly take his bait are dumber.
  25. Thread: OCD

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    Thaleia and I would get along just fine.

    Thaleia and I would get along just fine.
  26. Thread: OCD

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    I never have this problem. Can you guess why? ...

    I never have this problem. Can you guess why?

    And yes, I dedicated a set amount of space for storage containers. It's two shelves in a cabinet.
  27. Thread: OCD

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    I realize that there are people who can accept a...

    I realize that there are people who can accept a hunting through a jumble of lids and containers in their cabinet to find a matched pair. I am not one of those people.
  28. Thread: OCD

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    Unmatched Tupperware and socks are promptly...

    Unmatched Tupperware and socks are promptly disposed of in my house. Tuppperware must be stored with the lid on.
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    Live stream to Facebook. Make sure you hold the...

    Live stream to Facebook. Make sure you hold the phone vertical.
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    Post #2 in this epic thread.

    Post #2 in this epic thread.
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    I'm stealing this from somewhere on Twitter. ...

    I'm stealing this from somewhere on Twitter.

    Justin Bieber currently looks like a barely employed roofer.

    (No offense to the roofers around here.)
  32. I bet the local public works is dreading what...

    I bet the local public works is dreading what they find after that.
  33. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    I think leaving people with mental illness on the...

    I think leaving people with mental illness on the streets to suffer is inhumane. I also think that tolerating repeat anti-social behavior is a disservice to society and the individual and worse...
  34. Thread: Seattle is dying

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    If you don't want to lock people up for having a...

    If you don't want to lock people up for having a drug addiction problem that's fine. But that also means you need to adequately fund addiction services (the lock you in variety) and not tolerate...
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    One answer to this is to put these people in jail...

    One answer to this is to put these people in jail or mental institutions.

    I know. Crazy.
  36. Thread: Flying

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    Recently got delayed out of BTV, bumped to a...

    Recently got delayed out of BTV, bumped to a different flight out of Newark, then sat in a 55 plane line up to takeoff to Chicago. Of course missed the Chicago connection.

    This in place of a hop...
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    I want to pass. I am in the left lane to pass. We...

    I want to pass. I am in the left lane to pass. We are all passing, just at a 1 mph speed differential. I can either a) move right, pass a bunch of cars as I proceed up to the slower vehicle in the...
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    I am also going to laugh at the notion that left...

    I am also going to laugh at the notion that left lane camping is a bigger safety problem than 20 mph+ speed differentials to adjacent lanes.
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    Everyone else should follow all of the rules so I...

    Everyone else should follow all of the rules so I can break the speed limit. LOL, ok.

    Signed, a guy who hates left lane campers.

    (The typical right lane passer here is passing a line of...
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    University of Washington sending me an email...

    University of Washington sending me an email asking for donations to fund an on campus food pantry for students.

    How about you stop jacking up tuition every year? Assholes.
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    I don't know of any facilities/professionals, but...

    I don't know of any facilities/professionals, but know from personal experience that people who have chronic physical conditions can get into very challenging and dark head spaces and become...
  42. Thread: Danner Boots

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    Many WFF I know were moving away from Whites and...

    Many WFF I know were moving away from Whites and the logger heel in favor of a lightweight hiker from Lowa or Scarpa. Comfort and weight meant they were willing to buy two pairs a year since they...
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    Ah yes, the old "fairness" issue.

    Ah yes, the old "fairness" issue.
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    Your company must not have any problem hiring and...

    Your company must not have any problem hiring and retaining in the current job market.

    We have a flex schedule policy that sometimes drives me nuts, but it's a perk we promised at hire. If we...
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    This has to be trolling. There have been a...

    This has to be trolling.

    There have been a number of recent studies linking heavily processed foods to overeating, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and death.
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    Well, are you going to share or just leave us all...

    Well, are you going to share or just leave us all hanging? :)
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    Hyper processed food. Sure to be good for you...

    Hyper processed food. Sure to be good for you long term.


    I too fall in the "meh" camp and don't get the need to imitate the taste and texture of meat.
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    Actually annoying is my B60 boarding position on...

    Actually annoying is my B60 boarding position on Southwest right now. That's what I get for being cheap though.
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    Flew United on the economy rate recently. Went...

    Flew United on the economy rate recently. Went fine, but didn't need to check or carry on a bag. Its sort of alacart now, just have to figure in the checked bag fees to see if it is worth flying with...
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    Wirecutter is sort of the easy button for this...

    Wirecutter is sort of the easy button for this stuff. Yes, it's probably not 100 bias free, bit have had decent luck. Used to be better prior to their acquisition.
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