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    And yet, for all that, polio's last stand is on...

    And yet, for all that, polio's last stand is on that other contingent. In the country where we outed a doctor who helped pinpoint OBL.
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    I refer to the much ballyhooed but (so far)...

    I refer to the much ballyhooed but (so far) unlikely ski, arm wrestle and net worth off between bunny and meadow skipper.

    Making that happen seems like a difficult quest, but then, so was the...
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    Was there some mod action after that post, Ted?

    Was there some mod action after that post, Ted?
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    https://youtu.be/zs02Dis3cqM

    https://youtu.be/zs02Dis3cqM
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    Damn. Between this and the winter moped video, if...

    Damn. Between this and the winter moped video, if you can make the ski-off happen now I think we can name you maggot of the year before spring.
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    Could be. Might have been the only person who...

    Could be. Might have been the only person who shared spittle with him, though. I wouldn't know.
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    Seems like a predictable outlier, right down to...

    Seems like a predictable outlier, right down to the "crisis actor" style responses:

    https://twitter.com/beneschtechllc/status/1485592285693702147?s=10
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    Exactly why I said you should read about it...

    Exactly why I said you should read about it before posting more nonsense, since it's literally evidence of a first world nation doing something about it. Obviously any suggestion you might contribute...
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    Damn. I was afraid of that, but I just didn't...

    Damn. I was afraid of that, but I just didn't want to believe it.
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    Guess what? You can make it here, too. Or you can...

    Guess what? You can make it here, too. Or you can order it from the Indian company that's already underway. Or..... Be the change, not the talk.
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    That's what I try to do, but I'm short on stamina...

    That's what I try to do, but I'm short on stamina so I narrow it down to about 6. Good call using January 7, though, that's always my go to as well. It's probably the wrong forum for it, but my...
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    For sure. Even if "meaningful" is kind of a low...

    For sure. Even if "meaningful" is kind of a low bar if you can remember how to separate the observations between meaningful and not.

    For example, I'm pretty sure you could mount up the greatest...
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    Of course. And for precision without noise I do...

    Of course. And for precision without noise I do like a nice computer model. Still and all, the rubber eventually meets the trail. And whereas US Postal riders were very good at agreeing with one...
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    Because this one is not patented and can be made...

    Because this one is not patented and can be made by anyone with the ability. Notice how much it cost? You want an omicron version? A factory in Africa? Start a kickstarter.
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    All but my mood, man! And likewise. Tylenol...

    All but my mood, man! And likewise. Tylenol issues subsiding?
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    For the cockapoos who can't be bothered to do...

    For the cockapoos who can't be bothered to do their own research, read this before any more whining about a lack of American efforts to vaccinate the world:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corbevax
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    Avatar checks out. No disrespect to the...

    Avatar checks out.

    No disrespect to the roadies, but the key difference is that they ride together, chatting it up and reinforcing each other's opinions. I'm gonna go ahead and trust that joetron...
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    I'm with you on that, within some margin of...

    I'm with you on that, within some margin of error. There's also the issue of spokes (number, angle and tension), which if you're like me is not nearly as easy to note and account for as tires. But as...
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    Thanks for that. When you say noticeably less...

    Thanks for that. When you say noticeably less deflection, what do you mean by that? Like the bike stayed on line through bumps better, or ?
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    Yesterday you promised me a 6 month window. How...

    Yesterday you promised me a 6 month window. How am I supposed to know what to do if you researchers keep changing your minds all the time??
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    Did you already try just flipping the shock to...

    Did you already try just flipping the shock to check leg clearance?

    Guessing how overbuilt that spot is is complicated by not knowing the way the composite is laid up there. I don't do enough of...
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    Do they offer those socks in white? Maybe with a...

    Do they offer those socks in white? Maybe with a couple stripes? I could be convinced by a couple stripes.
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    Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian is a pretty...

    Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian is a pretty timely set.
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    Like that. Perfect!

    Like that. Perfect!
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    I caught your meaning. I'm saying you're wrong,...

    I caught your meaning. I'm saying you're wrong, that's just a version of the same. And by revealing your ignorance on a meaningless topic on the internet you've exposed yourself to ultimate judgment....
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    Never is a very long time. Looks like your...

    Never is a very long time. Looks like your travels have not been all inclusive. Sad. Pissing contest lost.
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    The quality of irony is not strained. Is...

    The quality of irony is not strained.

    Is localism any different from another cultural attribute? Dress codes and materialism stand in for race and class just fine, but if you can't find another...
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    Mind blowing. WTF is Bromontana? This just begs...

    Mind blowing. WTF is Bromontana? This just begs for a good meming.

    GL seano!
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    Aren't those for people who want to feel good...

    Aren't those for people who want to feel good about stepping on coral?
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    x2. Right down to the chacos.

    x2. Right down to the chacos.
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    If you're over-leaning the bike, yeah. I think...

    If you're over-leaning the bike, yeah. I think their whole concept was based on road tires where that risk is common and encourages over-leaning the rider instead of the wheel (marketing-speak-wise,...
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    Ok, I definitely skipped a step, let me see if I...

    Ok, I definitely skipped a step, let me see if I can fill it in. Think of the rim as a beam that's being held in position (mostly) at the middle*. As you push on one end of it the beam flexes all...
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    Nonsense. I'll say that all day long and twice on...

    Nonsense. I'll say that all day long and twice on Sunday. Idaho is mediocre and the only thing most of the state has going for it is being less crowded due to its mediocrity. Crowded and mediocre is...
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    If you're selling more than a few of these things...

    If you're selling more than a few of these things you can afford to do a lot of engineering (both design and manufacturing) to bring the piece price down. The cost advantage of open section rims is...
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    It's definitely that kind of convo. But forget...

    It's definitely that kind of convo. But forget the SRAM claim and think about which way the force is actually applied when you over-lean. Less torsional rigidity doesn't actually keep the rim flat to...
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    Point of order: it's 10th grade reading. It's 6th...

    Point of order: it's 10th grade reading. It's 6th grade math.

    Shoe shine boys do always have the hottest stock tips, though.
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    Yeah, and snark about the ad copy aside, the real...

    Yeah, and snark about the ad copy aside, the real world is definitely the question. On further reflection (and ignoring their plan to keep the rim flatter to the ground) there may very well be...
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    Let's just keep it concise, shall we?

    Let's just keep it concise, shall we?
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    Would those be these? "Zipp’s 3ZERO MOTO...

    Would those be these?

    "Zipp’s 3ZERO MOTO carbon 27.5 and 29 enduro/trail wheelset is inspired by moto to provide riders with the control and durability required for pure trail speed. Already this...
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    If I read it right, that's where he gets the...

    If I read it right, that's where he gets the choice of an extra pivot or contact with the shock top (or similar).
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    Consider it this way: the only forces acting on...

    Consider it this way: the only forces acting on the rim are the spokes and the ground. In that simulation there is no acceleration, so the total vertical force balances out and the difference in...
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    I don't think you're seeing this wrong, either. I...

    I don't think you're seeing this wrong, either. I was looking at a point a little earlier than you were, because it was convenient to see the change in tension there. I think I was looking at about 2...
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    My understanding of the reasoning was that this...

    My understanding of the reasoning was that this was supposed to cap property tax rate increases (to protect long time residents) and tamp down over-exuberance during RE spikes, on the assumption that...
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    https://youtu.be/aiqKK4ysI7g

    https://youtu.be/aiqKK4ysI7g
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    It was better than the Djokes about tennis...

    It was better than the Djokes about tennis players going home for missing 2 shots.
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    Did the State Farm commercials automatically roll...

    Did the State Farm commercials automatically roll to Mahomes the second A-aron went down?

    Very satisfying game. Might cement the 9ers as the PNW's second team, too. Sweet.
  47. I don't believe I've heard that one. But we may...

    I don't believe I've heard that one. But we may be in the broccoli. (Is that regional? Here's hoping.)
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    Sometimes you post things that make people concerned for your welfare. This is probably your most concerning post yet. Remember your self care MTT.
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    That's good. We probably benefited from it, but...

    That's good. We probably benefited from it, but that was the wonkiest part of the system IMHO. Car rentals still checking your QR code, or have they dropped that?
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    As long as Wayne surpasses conversation the rest...

    As long as Wayne surpasses conversation the rest are all competing for second as to the greatest player in team sports.
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