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    Yeah, definitely sell the pivot. It's not like...

    Yeah, definitely sell the pivot. It's not like the difference between stumpy and "lighter FS bike" is that big unless you do crazy epics with the pivot. Much bigger difference between classic HT and...
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    Yep, all vaccines get random failures in a large...

    Yep, all vaccines get random failures in a large enough population. It's how I got measles, despite being vaccinated for it.
    Sidenote: measles is absolutely terrible, would not recommend
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    Oof, Pfizer #2 knocked me out for the morning+....

    Oof, Pfizer #2 knocked me out for the morning+. Wife just has a sore arm. Weird how different reactions are.
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    Yep, I imagine Rangeley, maine is pretty similar....

    Yep, I imagine Rangeley, maine is pretty similar. Lots of lakes, snowmos etc.
    Pretty far from stuff, but only by east coast standards.
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    Good software is built on effective...

    Good software is built on effective communication, which is next to impossible when the team has a language barrier AND happens to be 10-12 hrs off your timezone.
    It's hard enough with all English...
  6. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    This is so true. Checked on old M3 (e46 or e90)...

    This is so true. Checked on old M3 (e46 or e90) pricing recently for a fun third car and it's gone bonkers. Will probably end up with something new if pricing keeps going this way.
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    Man, flashbacks to the rothmans 959 paint. NEVER...

    Man, flashbacks to the rothmans 959 paint. NEVER AGAIN (then again, I was like 10)
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    That's why charging on pure consumption vs. a set...

    That's why charging on pure consumption vs. a set quota is better. Use less water, pay less money.
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    The main thing is the sticky rubber and flat...

    The main thing is the sticky rubber and flat pedal area with lots of rubber for grip. Makes a nice combo for confident grip.
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    Test ride one in parking lot and talked to shop...

    Test ride one in parking lot and talked to shop about it. Local shop in NH love em and seemed like a capable bike, just with a more "on" bike feel than "in" bike feel.
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    Apologies if you took it that way - it was not my...

    Apologies if you took it that way - it was not my intent. It's just the implication of "I've paid for X/why am I hit with Y". In terms of reverse mortgage - if you don't give a shit what happens when...
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    This is a super common sentiment, and thoughts...

    This is a super common sentiment, and thoughts hinge largely on a single thing: do you consider your taxes an investment or capital payment or just variable cost paying? Typical municipal budgets use...
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    Depends on structure. Here we've moved to more...

    Depends on structure. Here we've moved to more private roads for developments so the town doesn't get hit quite as hard. I think any major development should be working with the town on the best...
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    When have I said I don't like paying my taxes? I...

    When have I said I don't like paying my taxes? I see first-hand how it's used and if anything we're undertaxed. Don't project your greedy opinions on me. Property tax is an incredibly useful local...
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    The problem is that they're moving to Idaho AND...

    The problem is that they're moving to Idaho AND retaining their properties in CA. Also, the supply infusion COULD lower pricing, meaning more people stay in CA and don't move to ID.
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    Why should new homeowners foot the bill for long...

    Why should new homeowners foot the bill for long term homeowners because their tax doesn't change? It wasn't them that voted to kick maintenance stuff down the road to make it more expensive, for...
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    There is more incentive to hold and rent (as your...

    There is more incentive to hold and rent (as your cost basis will be lower than a new entrant, giving you a pricing advantage on rents) or not move to a different place in the area.
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    Prop 13 means for equal properties, your taxes...

    Prop 13 means for equal properties, your taxes are lower for staying, so it creates an additional financial barrier to moving as you will pay more for the same somewhere else. If you're in a place...
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    So if it's accurate to market, what grounds do...

    So if it's accurate to market, what grounds do you have for challenging? Isn't that what assessments are?

    Also, if there's a bunch of reassessment, tax rate SHOULD change to be less $ per...
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    Eh, I don't think they'll actively dump as a big...

    Eh, I don't think they'll actively dump as a big problem right now is that capital has nowhere to go. VC is overpumped, Real Estate is overpumped, etc. etc. because there's been effectively zero...
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    Yeah, if he has the logistics worked out and is...

    Yeah, if he has the logistics worked out and is accustomed to boat stuff - great. If he's a landlubber who thinks "living on a boat would be cool!!1" - maybe not. Knowing people that live on boats...
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    Got first pfizer shot saturday, then spent the...

    Got first pfizer shot saturday, then spent the day doing yard work/garage clean out with the wife. Hell of a lot more sore from that than the shot.
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    got a good ride in today - Trails are in good...

    got a good ride in today -
    Trails are in good shape, though a still squishy spots in very low-lying areas or areas that see a lot of drainage.
    My body - not so much.
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    Running oneup composites on the new bike -...

    Running oneup composites on the new bike - they're nice (also bit my calf today). Have a set of azonic wickeds on my singlespeed that also seem to do well. Lots of nice pedals out there these days.
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    Well, given that gates foundation is most good...

    Well, given that gates foundation is most good for lowest buck, it might be just "hold, farm and ensure good land stewardship" as a hedge against dustbowling.

    Reminds me a little of this stuff...
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    Sure, but there was already a housing crunch in...

    Sure, but there was already a housing crunch in all those places, so it's dropping to "high but not absurd" from "absurd" levels. You can still fill apartments, but it's for market and may take a few...
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    Let me know when Brazilians are being terrorized...

    Let me know when Brazilians are being terrorized for walking down the street by xenophobic assholes.
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    Honestly, since most telework-friendly jobs are...

    Honestly, since most telework-friendly jobs are in tech or biz stuff, an often large issue is data transfer with the collapse of privacy shield, so double check. Some asian countries especially have...
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    Honestly, it's a win-win for most people, as the...

    Honestly, it's a win-win for most people, as the cost of living differences usually smoke any pay differential you're getting, especially when commute time and housing quality are factored in....
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    It's memey, but actually true. What industry...

    It's memey, but actually true. What industry ISN'T seeing major gains with meaningful tech (not the stupid shit)
    Construction - laser levels, 3d printing, sensor meshes on air quality etc., new...
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    Do you realize how kids socialize these days?...

    Do you realize how kids socialize these days? Minecraft, Fortnite, etc. are much more reliable. Everpresent connection is the norm. In person is great, but plenty of substitutes. As for confidence?...
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    Ditto here. Any global or larger company you're...

    Ditto here. Any global or larger company you're going to be zooming/teamsing most of the time regardless, and WFH becomes regular because meetings with APAC are always inconvenient (or EMEA if you're...
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    Anyone else find it odd that ARKX has netflix in...

    Anyone else find it odd that ARKX has netflix in it? Not to mention another ark etf?
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    To some extent, but a lot of it was just some...

    To some extent, but a lot of it was just some timber culling as they tried to eliminate a bunch of diseased wood. Ended up chewing through some of the more interesting singletrack one-shots.
    Also -...
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    Kingman is accessible from my backyard, so that's...

    Kingman is accessible from my backyard, so that's usually my go to when I can steal a few minutes. Been spending more time helping my 4 year old with the strider lately so she can use her new purple...
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    Also, if valuations explode and the tax rate...

    Also, if valuations explode and the tax rate doesn't reduce to equalize, vote your local folks out. I know the tax rate/thousand in my town is double that of more affluent areas.
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    Again, they won the lottery and there's plenty of...

    Again, they won the lottery and there's plenty of reverse mortgage etc. Products to assist. You don't get to have your cake and eat it too. I'm sure the municipality would be happy to exchange...
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    Yes, because who cares what your plan is. You CAN...

    Yes, because who cares what your plan is. You CAN sell, therefore it's an asset you OWN. If you paid someone else to hold principle and transfer the dividends, it would be a different story. Good...
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    I need to get out of my swamp more often.

    I need to get out of my swamp more often.
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    In short - yes. In longer terms - the state is...

    In short - yes. In longer terms - the state is filling the gap because at this point property tax increases can't be more than a % or two so it's now an inflexible instrument.
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    There are ways to protect elderly and lower...

    There are ways to protect elderly and lower income without the massive issues that prop 13 introduced of eternally undertaxed properties because of family carryover stuff. You can choose to protect...
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    You are not entitled to live forever in one spot...

    You are not entitled to live forever in one spot on your terms. It's pulling the ladder up after you on a grand scale. Also, given that the properties you've mentioned are north of a mill, you're...
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    That's a lot of yelling with no purpose. A lot...

    That's a lot of yelling with no purpose. A lot comes down to: who manages/stewards facilities and infrastructure? Cities naturally cost more/acre but less/person as you have to invest in mass sewer...
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    where the hell is it dry? I know my local spots...

    where the hell is it dry? I know my local spots are squishy and not in good riding shape.
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    I generally rocked the helsinki's at my desk job...

    I generally rocked the helsinki's at my desk job (tech, so fashion doesn't matter much). They have been the most durable and comfortable of dress shoes I've had, completely smoking Cole Haan,...
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    Ecco's are great, but they're definitely on the...

    Ecco's are great, but they're definitely on the casual side of dress shoes.
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    Also depends what your persona and rest of outfit...

    Also depends what your persona and rest of outfit is - are you a grey suit guy? slacks and sport coat (no tie)?
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    Yeah, I put Maxxis on my son's 20" cleary, work...

    Yeah, I put Maxxis on my son's 20" cleary, work great.
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    Yep. I'd really love it if my kids like the same hobbies I like, but if not, no biggie (just please not baseball, so boring). That was a lesson I recall from md9 talking about GT40 - he was a moto...
  50. Drinking on any regular basis makes me a dick...

    Drinking on any regular basis makes me a dick (well, an even bigger one). I'm at a few a week because I enjoy the taste, but definitely have given up drinking in any major quantity - also because...
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