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  1. That's a common thread in my life for the last 25...

    That's a common thread in my life for the last 25 years.
  2. Brittle plastics are more and more of a problem...

    Brittle plastics are more and more of a problem on cars more than about 10 years old. The materials they used just aren't standing up to the test of time. I ruin plugs and trim pieces way too often...
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    There's also Ergon grips with an integrated bar...

    There's also Ergon grips with an integrated bar end. It's short and unobtrusive but gives you the option of moving your hand around just a bit (as well as some protection from tree strikes). I run...
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    Haha My 'kids' are 22 now but just lost the...

    Haha

    My 'kids' are 22 now but just lost the better half of their junior year and all of their senior year of college. They've spent damn near every waking moment with us since they had to bail...
  5. Fred was traumatized 😳

    Fred was traumatized 😳
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    I like to get the compost in early so it does its...

    I like to get the compost in early so it does its mixing thing more evenly and doesn't overwhelm any particular spot in the bed. We didn't get any late season snow (at all) though and very little...
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    ^^ Heh, I have that same wheelbarrow. It's not...

    ^^ Heh, I have that same wheelbarrow. It's not standing the test of time well. The plastic tub has cracks in it and one of the handles snapped off when it rotted through. I have the best hoopty...
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    I've got a bunch of hours of cleaning up, setting...

    I've got a bunch of hours of cleaning up, setting up, amending soil, building new beds and finally a bit of planting. It's been so warm here for the last 5 weeks that the soil is all warmed up and...
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    You can't honestly say that a supercharged LS...

    You can't honestly say that a supercharged LS motor in a 71 Vista Cruiser with big brakes and a dialed modern suspension doesn't have some potential though. I saw a video the other day where a bunch...
  10. A Coney is (was) a rabbit that lived solely on a...

    A Coney is (was) a rabbit that lived solely on a couple of barrier islands in Jamaica Bay and along the ocean.
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    Other than the 2 working cars in the driveway I'm...

    Other than the 2 working cars in the driveway I'm down to 1 additional cylinder, the leaf blower, so I'm including the two that are DOA because they're here. All of the other IC things are now...
  13. Flight glasses are 7oz.

    Flight glasses are 7oz.
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    Expungement of previous marijuana offenses is...

    Expungement of previous marijuana offenses is part of the bill and was the key for Cuomo, he said he wouldn't sign it if that wasn't in there. I think there are some exclusions for some felony level...
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    NY passed the bill last night. 18 months to...

    NY passed the bill last night. 18 months to retail store openings and then another 18 months until we can legally grow our own. I can't wait that long...
  16. I figure that once people are done writing AI...

    I figure that once people are done writing AI software and it's fully functional and we've built the first round of factories that make robots we're fucked. At that point the bots will design...
  17. DAmmmmnnnn dude. Well done.

    DAmmmmnnnn dude. Well done.
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    https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ever-given-su...

    https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/ever-given-suez-canal-evergreen-blocked-shippers-cargo/597295/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter%20Weekly%20Roundup:%20Supply%20Chain%20...
  19. Haha

    Haha
  20. Hey YC, long time. How ya been? Moderna #1 was...

    Hey YC, long time. How ya been?

    Moderna #1 was Thursday, felt shitty that night. Yesterday was just a sore arm and today I can feel where it was but that's it.
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    Let it settle for a week or two after you're...

    Let it settle for a week or two after you're done. It also looks like a few nights below freezing late next week, typical last freeze is still a month away but I think that happens early this year....
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    ^ Yeah I also line the bottom 1/3 of my beds with...

    ^ Yeah I also line the bottom 1/3 of my beds with branches and brown material, Hugelkultur style. It's a good way to aerate the lower levels then as things rot and it compresses the worms and such...
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    Haha

    Haha
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    I couldn't find good garden soil anywhere local...

    I couldn't find good garden soil anywhere local this year so I got 15 bags of potting soil and 5 bags of organic compost. I'm mostly using it to top dress last years beds and will mix it 75/25 in...
  25. Damn my arm hurts.

    Damn my arm hurts.
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    Yeah but 18 months after the first rec...

    Yeah but 18 months after the first rec dispensaries open means 2 years (at best) from bill passage.
  27. I signed up while doing the 15 minute wait afyer...

    I signed up while doing the 15 minute wait afyer the shot and just got my first survey a few minutes ago. I dont really want to talk to someone from the CDC but if they call I guess I will.
  28. Yeah the county had a half day vax clinic in one...

    Yeah the county had a half day vax clinic in one of the small towns and I was able to snag a spot. Now I'm scheduled to go back to the same place in 28 days for #2.

    This is Putnam County, the red...
  29. Moderna #1 done. Phone went from 4G to 4GLTE a...

    Moderna #1 done. Phone went from 4G to 4GLTE a minute later.
  30. Yeah those two mines mentioned in the article are...

    Yeah those two mines mentioned in the article are huge. Someday maybe that will be the smugglers way in and out of Canada.
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    I see them all over the place every day. Silly...

    I see them all over the place every day. Silly little thing that sure doesn't look like it's worth the price.
  32. The rest of the country thinks PBR is where it's...

    The rest of the country thinks PBR is where it's at...
  33. Ya gotta work with what ya got and it fit the...

    Ya gotta work with what ya got and it fit the narrative ;) The amount of salt that runs into the lakes, and has for the last 50 years, is also having a pretty significant effect but it is rather...
  34. As the lake temps have come up there has been a...

    As the lake temps have come up there has been a fair amount of mineralization, some of that is naturally occurring salts being released. The salt levels are considerably higher than they were 50...
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    You were just a ghost in the machine? Alright...

    You were just a ghost in the machine?

    Alright back to work, there have been a whole bunch of vin requests since you dematerialized ;) Nice to see you back.
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    Back in 1989 I took a 71 2002 from Steamboat to...

    Back in 1989 I took a 71 2002 from Steamboat to AK and back. 11,000 miles and the only problem was a set of burned points that disabled the car 90 miles north of Fort St John. That was a pricey tow...
  37. ^^ Lake Oneida? Those waves are a wake from a...

    ^^ Lake Oneida? Those waves are a wake from a pontoon boat being piloted by a Utica Club imbiber.
  38. So tides and saltwater are the indicators?...

    So tides and saltwater are the indicators? Therefore Lake Erie is an ocean. Thank goodness we solved the downstate/ upstate beach problem so easily.
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    Fenced yard so no deer. I think it's hidden...

    Fenced yard so no deer. I think it's hidden enough that I can use mesh of some sort to keep the squirrels and such away without the neighbors getting curious. Did you see that legalization went to...
  40. Oh man, sorry Millsie :(

    Oh man, sorry Millsie :(
  41. Yeah but not during the winter when they drain...

    Yeah but not during the winter when they drain it.

    @rideit - I think we need to hear that Castleton story. When did you go there? I was there 84/85.
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    Sticky: I agree with TriU here. That thread is inherently...

    I agree with TriU here. That thread is inherently what the PR is and belongs here. The science, the learning and the discussion in there has been important to many of us over the last year. Keep it...
  43. Haha well done.

    Haha well done.
  44. I like the idea of Tupper for the dog name.

    I like the idea of Tupper for the dog name.
  45. That's awesome. I think we stayed at almost all...

    That's awesome. I think we stayed at almost all of those hotels when I was a kid. There are a few missing though.
  46. Like I said, I really don't want to wait 5-6...

    Like I said, I really don't want to wait 5-6 weeks after to get back to work. Most bike shops I've been in over the last year they don't masks and I'm in a high risk group so I'm not working much...
  47. This whole system is so fucked up. I just want to...

    This whole system is so fucked up. I just want to sign up for a J&J shot but can't. Every time I find one either all appointments are booked or it kicks me out in the scheduling process. I want the...
  48. Haha! That is simply the finest thing I've heard...

    Haha! That is simply the finest thing I've heard all day. Thanks buddy :)
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    That bots thread in the PR is sounding pretty...

    That bots thread in the PR is sounding pretty negative on the longevity of this place. Are you guys in the Fb group The Powder Zone? If you use Fb you should join so we don't lose the NE role call.
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    Are some of these problems why I haven't been...

    Are some of these problems why I haven't been able to post pics lately? I sure hope a solution is found, this has always been my "safe place" and I'd sure miss a bunch of people here if it goes away....
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