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  1. Well, he was waiting for the end of time...

    Well, he was waiting for the end of time...
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    We're a few more efforts in and our pizzas are...

    We're a few more efforts in and our pizzas are improving. We switched dough recipes from a no-knead to one you knead a bit and I like it much better. Our previous attempts were too bready for my...
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    I don't understand how can you be paying...

    I don't understand how can you be paying attention if you keep missing that this doesn't affect my kid at all? Its literally not about my own kid, but rather an already terrible school district...
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    There is, but it's less developed and less...

    There is, but it's less developed and less conclusive. Early research suggested that they weren't as sensitive to it. In the past five years or so a group looking at data from Kentucky has argued...
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    You aren't paying attention. It has nothing to do...

    You aren't paying attention. It has nothing to do with my kid, who gets an extra 35 minutes of sleep and is no problem for my wife or I to drop off as we don't have traditional 9-5s. It would be 8...
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    They do. Less than half of current district...

    They do. Less than half of current district students ride the bus. My kindergartner bikes to school every morning (with us obviously). But schools are both required to provide transport for some...
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    The new start times are more convenient for me...

    The new start times are more convenient for me with the level my kid is at. But it absolutely isn't good for the district's students overall and is happening just because they don't want to pay bus...
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    Our (gigantic) school district just announced...

    Our (gigantic) school district just announced that next year they are moving start times for elementary schools back to 9 AM (from 8:25) and high schools up to 7:00 AM. Middle schools are in the...
  9. Thread: cool homes

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    Ricardo Bofill died recently. I love the reuse of...

    Ricardo Bofill died recently. I love the reuse of industrial space, especially when it's put in tension with re-encroaching nature, so I've always loved his house/studio in a repurposed cement...
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    My son got Christmas money and bought a super...

    My son got Christmas money and bought a super cheap RC truck from CVS. Thankfully it was (shockingly!) defective and we took it back. To assuage him, I let him order one of those cheap, weird, each...
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    We tried out the Koda 16 that I got my wife for...

    We tried out the Koda 16 that I got my wife for Christmas tonight. old goat's gender essentialism held and I did the actual cooking (though my wife did all the prep). The process started disastrously...
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    I started cutting my hair at the beginning of the...

    I started cutting my hair at the beginning of the pandemic and have gotten pretty decent at it. My wife thinks it is at least as good as the haircuts I was paying for previously. If I ever want to do...
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    I bought my wife and Ooni Koda 16 for Christmas....

    I bought my wife and Ooni Koda 16 for Christmas. She's had a lot of fun perfecting her dutch oven bread over the last year or two, so I think she'll have fun with pizza dough.

    And I hope she does,...
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    I bought a second inflatable paddle board last...

    I bought a second inflatable paddle board last week. They were on sale for $300 down from $400. We bought one a year ago and have been very pleased with it. It was much easier to carry on our long...
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    Yep, if it came with that, I'd have ordered one...

    Yep, if it came with that, I'd have ordered one already. I was really excited about it but now I'm waiting to see if they eventually release that. I have considered just order the 2.0 turbo in AWD...
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    Beautiful looking truck. I don't totally like the...

    Beautiful looking truck. I don't totally like the trend of cars in flat colors, but I like the blue here with the contrasting top a lot. I think this is the exact type of vehicle it looks good on....
  17. I think this is one of the big things that...

    I think this is one of the big things that sparked a lot of confusion. The multiple early reports said that they still had water (probably just piggybacking one another) and that seemed strange given...
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    I'm a long time Outside subscriber, but it's...

    I'm a long time Outside subscriber, but it's basically for nostalgia now. I found Outside at the library in the mid 90s when I was probably 11 or 12 and was fascinated by the world it described (both...
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    This is actually one of my incentives not to get...

    This is actually one of my incentives not to get an electric vehicle right now. The technology/infrastructure seems to be rapidly improving. I don't need crazy capacity, but like everyone else would...
  20. Thread: Trucks.

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    Do you think most contractors tow more than 100...

    Do you think most contractors tow more than 100 miles most days? When I worked a job involving a landscaping trailer, we towed it maybe 60 miles a day and I suspect that in more urban areas it would...
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    Yep, I'm impressed with the WTA. That's an...

    Yep, I'm impressed with the WTA. That's an impressive stand when orgs with a lot more muscle are afraid to say anything at all.
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    The threshold had been 75%, but with the pandemic...

    The threshold had been 75%, but with the pandemic and the admission flexibility it brought, it was dropped to 50%, so they had some breathing room to self-select test takers, but still avoid the...
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    The rankings game is an interesting cat and mouse...

    The rankings game is an interesting cat and mouse scenario. The US News discounts your score by 15% if you don't hit a certain threshold of scores being submitted, but it just depends whether that...
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    It increases your chances if you get good scores....

    It increases your chances if you get good scores. People who are likely to get good scores (or at least scores in ranges that are comparatively higher than their GPAs) are likely to take it. And a...
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    I absolutely would. As long as anyone there...

    I absolutely would. As long as anyone there speaks English!
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    Western Washington has always been one of my...

    Western Washington has always been one of my dream schools to teach at. Not that I know that much about the school itself, but I thought Bellingham would be an ideal place to live and it has a...
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    I taught at one of these schools for a while, so...

    I taught at one of these schools for a while, so if she is interested and has questions, I'm happy to answer any questions. I'm obviously a middle aged dude, but my students had a pretty impressive...
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    I have a couple of thoughts: 1. I would not be...

    I have a couple of thoughts:
    1. I would not be at all hesitant to apply to top tier private universities/colleges. They've got a lot of money and depending on your family income, they can end up...
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    It's from "In Bruges," in my mind one of the best...

    It's from "In Bruges," in my mind one of the best movies of the past 20 years. Certainly one of the best dark comedies.
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    If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges...

    If I grew up on a farm, and was retarded, Bruges might impress me but I didn't, so it doesn't.

    Maybe that's what hell is: the entire rest of eternity spent in fuckin' Bruges.
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    Madrid beat Sevilla this afternoon in a clash of...

    Madrid beat Sevilla this afternoon in a clash of la Liga's top two teams. Sevilla scored first and had a couple chances to expand their lead, but Benzema scored in the 30something minute after some...
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    Yep, we built an open topped crate with baby...

    Yep, we built an open topped crate with baby gates and put it beside our couch so our dog was near us. We got her some new toys and had different food favorites on hand. And maybe 5 days after...
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    I found out the guy just messed up in the...

    I found out the guy just messed up in the listing. I assumed that it was some sort of automated manual, but nope. I'll keep looking.

    I have been frequenting 1addicts and had just compiled a list...
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    Ugh, I was looking more closely at the pictures...

    Ugh, I was looking more closely at the pictures trying to determine trim level and I believe that it is an automatic, despite what the ad says. In the picture of the instrument cluster, it's in "P"...
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    What did you end up paying for this one? I'm...

    What did you end up paying for this one?

    I'm going to look at this tomorrow:
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    2009 manual transmission, 105k miles, 10.5k supposedly firm price, appears to have a good...
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    I would prefer the Ń52 as well, both for...

    I would prefer the Ń52 as well, both for reliability and slow-car-fast reasons. I've seen a couple pop up here, but they've been convertibles, which I'm not totally against, but wouldn't be my first...
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    I will be very eager to see how it goes as I've...

    I will be very eager to see how it goes as I've been keeping my eye out for one. I inquired about one last week but didn't get a good vibe from the seller.

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    I had my dog go through this a year ago. She...

    I had my dog go through this a year ago. She first hurt her ACL in the summer. We rested for months. She was a crazy dingo so eventually finished off the tear. She was 7-8. Our vet was in favor of...
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    I was literally browsing them this weekend as a...

    I was literally browsing them this weekend as a nice, manual came up in my area (though convertible rather than coupe). I can't help, but we're on the same page.

    Sent from my Pixel 4a using...
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    I assumed that he meant slapping on aftermarket...

    I assumed that he meant slapping on aftermarket turbos to increase hp, get rid of gen 1s torque dip.

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    I have no experience with Subaru engines so I...

    I have no experience with Subaru engines so I only know them by rep, but the naturally aspirated 2.4 in the BRZ is turbo charged in the Ascent/WRX, so I assume that it's reasonably robust for the...
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    I honestly barely care about actual speed at all...

    I honestly barely care about actual speed at all as long as the car is engaging to drive (within reason). The slower it actually is, the more I get to feel like I'm wringing it out while driving at...
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    Nope. First gen. I haven't seen a second gen in...

    Nope. First gen. I haven't seen a second gen in person yet, though looking at the specs, they might have even less headroom.

    The salesman told me that they'd had a couple delivered for folks who...
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    I haven't totally given up on the BRZ/86, but now...

    I haven't totally given up on the BRZ/86, but now I'll probably wait for the new gen to actually be at dealerships (assuming nothing terrible happens to my current small, fun to drive car, which is...
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    I tried to talk the seller down, but apparently...

    I tried to talk the seller down, but apparently he was expecting to get top dollar from some guy.

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    Just stopped in and sat in a BRZ. I liked the...

    Just stopped in and sat in a BRZ. I liked the feel, but literally couldn't stick my son's car seat in the back. With the front seat slid up, there was actually plenty of legroom, but the headroom was...
  47. Given the recent topic: Why do people care if...

    Given the recent topic:
    Why do people care if their daughters have sex? Obviously I understand not wanting anyone to be taken advantage of and there are potential consequences to be mitigated, but...
  48. I legitimately loved Spam. Growing up we would...

    I legitimately loved Spam. Growing up we would eat it fried in white bread sandwiches and it was one of my favorite meals. We didn't even eat sliced white bread in general, but we did with Spam for...
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    Speaking of the Corolla, the new hatchback...

    Speaking of the Corolla, the new hatchback doesn't look terrible and they are apparently dropping a GR version soon. I hope they keep it somewhat subtle, but another AWD hot hatch would be a fun yet...
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    This MR2 popped up on my local Craigslist. ...

    This MR2 popped up on my local Craigslist.
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    But are you really going to trust someone who described this as a custom TIGER wrap to do an engine swap?
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