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  1. Thread: Wildlife

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    If you had gotten closer and down at eye level...

    If you had gotten closer and down at eye level you could have taken a better picture.
  2. Biden gaffe. He apparently forgot that a...

    Biden gaffe. He apparently forgot that a congresswoman had died. I've been forgetting stuff about people for decades, including that they had died. Particularly people as insignificant as a...
  3. Thread: Neighbors...

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    My uncle, who was the ultimate people person,...

    My uncle, who was the ultimate people person, outlived his wife--who had severe Alzheimer's and whom he cared for at home--and all 3 of his kids--AIDs, cancer, and likely suicide. No grandkids. He...
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    I hope you're not one of those condescending...

    I hope you're not one of those condescending assholes who tells me how great I'm doing when I'm xc skiing. No asshole. I'm not doing great. The nursing home just put me on skis and dropped me out...
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    My wife is a prolific generator of malaprops. ...

    My wife is a prolific generator of malaprops. She also doesn't know her right from her left, especially when giving directions. Not surprising since she's left handed. She'll say "turn left" while...
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    I should clarify--what my friend said is that...

    I should clarify--what my friend said is that carbon capture, if employed to the fullest extent possible, would reduce carbon emissions by 5-10% of the current total national amount. This was a...
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    Is the sock still on the house door knob?

    Is the sock still on the house door knob?
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    The current 3x champion is an Episcopal priest...

    The current 3x champion is an Episcopal priest from Walla Walla. Friend of yours KQ?
  9. I don't have much time to wait.

    I don't have much time to wait.
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    Yeah, that's an appropriate use of biomass. When...

    Yeah, that's an appropriate use of biomass. When a biomass plant was being considered for the landfill outside Truckee they said there was far more biomass from clearing projects than the plant...
  11. IMO electric heat makes MORE sense than electric...

    IMO electric heat makes MORE sense than electric cars, unless you can figure out how to drive with really really really long extension cords. Hey, there's an idea--put wires along all the roads that...
  12. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Excellent point. Thank you.

    Excellent point. Thank you.
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    Biomass for hydrogen makes sense if the source is...

    Biomass for hydrogen makes sense if the source is material that would otherwise be burned or landfilled and turned into fee methane. It doesn't make sense if, as the article suggests, plants are...
  14. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Shit. You just made me realize I now have one...

    Shit. You just made me realize I now have one more person I have to think of a present for. He'll only be 7 months so I guess I get a pass this year, but I'll be back in this thread next year for...
  15. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Of course. (Yeah, I'm going to hell. I know.)

    Of course. (Yeah, I'm going to hell. I know.)
  16. We haven't had one yet. Last year was the first...

    We haven't had one yet. Last year was the first year that they started the program and they threatened one but then canceled it. No threats of one yet. We were told fall is the most likely...
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    According to that video he had previously lost...

    According to that video he had previously lost his wife and kids in a plane crash. No one should have to go through that kind of loss once, let alone twice.
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    You never went to Auburn.

    You never went to Auburn.
  19. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    You just reminded me of my favorite xmas movie.

    You just reminded me of my favorite xmas movie.
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    Showing in Tahoe City Art Haus for a few weeks.

    Showing in Tahoe City Art Haus for a few weeks.
  21. Every time I get held up in construction during...

    Every time I get held up in construction during the day I grumble why can't they do this at night.
    This is why.
  22. Truckee will likely be enacting REACH codes very...

    Truckee will likely be enacting REACH codes very shortly, likely mandating all electric in new construction. So far we haven't heard that Truckee will require designs to be solar friendly--roof...
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    New Yorker article on energy storage. Physics...

    New Yorker article on energy storage. Physics for poets.
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04/25/the-renewable-energy-revolution-will-need-renewable-storage

    Much as I hate to admit it,...
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    Scene in my college gym-- "What are you...

    Scene in my college gym--

    "What are you working out for?"
    "Climbing. You?"
    "Shot put. How about you Tom?"
    "The beach."
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    That's true about forced air gas as well--if you...

    That's true about forced air gas as well--if you stand in the breeze from the register it chills you, unless you're very close. That's why floor registers are best on the floor, and are angled to...
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    Seems to me that hydrogen fuel cells are a much...

    Seems to me that hydrogen fuel cells are a much better solution than batteries. You would be able to refuel the way you refuel with gasoline. A lot of infrastructure would have to be built. ...
  27. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    Ops map of the Mosquito Fire, showing the old...

    Ops map of the Mosquito Fire, showing the old American, King, and Caldor fire areas. The good news, Mosquito is 85% contained. The ?good news--there's nothing left to burn....
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    If you read this sentence as "anyone who blames...

    If you read this sentence as "anyone who blames the river/lake drying up ONLY on carbon emissions or global warming and not on too many humans using the water as well is a moron" then it makes...
  29. Whether a building is exempted from PV due to...

    Whether a building is exempted from PV due to snow load depends on roof angle and whether the roof slides. We're near the west end of Donner Lake with a snow load of 315, a low angle roof, and a...
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    This is 2022--substitute herbal medicine and...

    This is 2022--substitute herbal medicine and antioxidants for astrology.
  31. Thread: Water.....

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    If we in the West paid the actual cost of...

    If we in the West paid the actual cost of developing and delivering water things would probably look a little different here.
    There's a passage in Cadillac Desert about how the Bureau of Reclamation...
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    A heat pump is the most efficient way to heat and...

    A heat pump is the most efficient way to heat and cool, compared to the other options. How long it will take to pay for itself depends on your climate, local gas and electric rates, and available...
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    I think when you start a thread like this you...

    I think when you start a thread like this you have go first.
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    OTOH not much feels better than passing someone...

    OTOH not much feels better than passing someone half your age on one of Alpine Meadows' ascending traverses. Alas, eventually that stops happening.
  35. Thread: Neighbors...

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    Re the issue of who pays for the fence--in CA the...

    Re the issue of who pays for the fence--in CA the law is that adjoining neighbors share in the cost of building and maintaining a fence. Other states likely have similar laws. That said--who decides...
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    I think someone has had one too many nocturnal...

    I think someone has had one too many nocturnal "emmissions".
  37. Thread: Goddamn China

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    If there is a coup in China I'm sure I will hear...

    If there is a coup in China I'm sure I will hear about it first in TGR.
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    Hurricanes hits Canada and typhoon hits Alaska....

    Hurricanes hits Canada and typhoon hits Alaska. Shit's getting real.
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    An electric outlet?

    An electric outlet?
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    I don't get it. Do people on TikTok cook?

    I don't get it. Do people on TikTok cook?
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    Pretty sure I spend a lot more time outside than...

    Pretty sure I spend a lot more time outside than most of the younger crowd--at least those that aren't paid to be outside. Both my kids look like ghosts.
    BTW--if you'd like I can teach you how to...
  42. Your lawyer should never have let Mike Ermentrout...

    Your lawyer should never have let Mike Ermentrout on the jury.
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    The TGR membership is obviously aging when the...

    The TGR membership is obviously aging when the SFW thread clearly is outperforming the NSFW thread lately.
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    Nothing matters as much as being born in the...

    Nothing matters as much as being born in the right place at the right time. You don't need a study to figure that out.
  45. I don't know if it's the app. The first episode...

    I don't know if it's the app. The first episode occurred early in the pandemic and I think at least partly was due to losing experienced people, having no continuity between my wife's multiple...
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    The fake diagnosis of excited delirium raises its...

    The fake diagnosis of excited delirium raises its ugly head again. The EMTs involved should never work as such again. The coroner who used that diagnosis and any other doctor who ever makes that...
  47. We've had good luck with State Farm for...

    We've had good luck with State Farm for years--until the last two. Problems with 2 claims--one when my wife was hit by an uninsured driver where they took months to resolve the issue, and more...
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    Eccentric exercise or eccentric anything else...

    Eccentric exercise or eccentric anything else sounds perfect for tele skiers.
  49. Opioid pain management is a two edged sword--like...

    Opioid pain management is a two edged sword--like everything else in medicine. On the one hand it facilitates mobilization and breathing, which prevents pneumonia and blood clots and wakes the...
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    As an old person I avert my eyes when passing...

    As an old person I avert my eyes when passing younger women on the street, so they don't think I'm a creep. I've pissed off a couple people who turned out to be friends who I didn't recognize because...
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