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    Oh, I'm all in favor of Alexander's solution to...

    Oh, I'm all in favor of Alexander's solution to untying the Gordian knot. It's how I would do it.
    And how did I ever make it this far in life without knowing what rack and stack meant (of course it...
  2. But what if you want to ski like Stein?

    But what if you want to ski like Stein?
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    The Alexander the Great solution

    The Alexander the Great solution
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/12/10/...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/12/10/arctic-may-have-crossed-key-threshold-emitting-billions-tons-carbon-into-air-long-dreaded-climate-feedback/...
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    Dentist in Reno had a Chamonix poster on the wall...

    Dentist in Reno had a Chamonix poster on the wall in the procedure room. I guess the stereotype is true.
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    I thought AI speaks better English than that.

    I thought AI speaks better English than that.
  7. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Did you realize the Eagles control their own...

    Did you realize the Eagles control their own destiny, that they win the division and make the playoffs if they win out? Yeah, I thought you did.
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    I don't remember the charge. My wife probably...

    I don't remember the charge. My wife probably does but I won't wake her up to ask. We've always moved the furniture; I assume they would but charge more of course. Don't know for sure. Most years...
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    friends of ours have a 50 year old parrot. That...

    friends of ours have a 50 year old parrot. That old thing is very cranky, like most old people.
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    The all clad stainless I have says don't use high...

    The all clad stainless I have says don't use high heat. But I'll give it a try if you buy me a new one if I wreck it. (It's stainless with aluminum core so the laminated construction may be the...
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    we use chem-dry. I've done it myself with a...

    we use chem-dry. I've done it myself with a rented machine but chem dry does it much better. the carpet is dry in a few hours. There are franchises all over--there are several in Colorado, don't...
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    The cooking surface of copper pans is generally...

    The cooking surface of copper pans is generally covered with something else, usually SS. You would only be cleaning copper on the outside. I use a plastic scrubber made of a bunch of individual...
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    I watched a piece on TV about a lab at Harvard...

    I watched a piece on TV about a lab at Harvard that is working on extending life by replacing worn out genes with new copies. It works in rats. They're about to start clinical trials on dogs. AFAIC...
  14. Bag balm for me.

    Bag balm for me.
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    A watched pot never boils.

    A watched pot never boils.
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    I have a pair of calphalon nonstick omelet...

    I have a pair of calphalon nonstick omelet pans--8 and 12 in--that I only use for eggs. I have a 14 in nonstick pan for crepes because I can't lift a 14 in Carbon steel or cast iron pan. Other than...
  17. Probably best for beginners to stick to the pool...

    Probably best for beginners to stick to the pool though. Given the calories burned in open water swimming the amount of food someone like Lynne Cox eats to maintain her significant body weight must...
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    "The insurance companies in California lost more...

    "The insurance companies in California lost more money in 2017 -2018 as they made from 1991-2016. From the NYT 12/5:
    The state’s homeowners insurers lost a total $20 billion in the 2017 and 2018...
  19. see post 2 although I was kidding about the cold...

    see post 2 although I was kidding about the cold water

    Still excellent for cardio and calorie burn/weight loss. With a bad knee he'll get a lot more of both with swimming than with leg focused...
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    With both our sons getting married soon (no...

    With both our sons getting married soon (no official announcement on the second) I'm going to have to learn to make mid-century modern furniture. None of that 18th century stuff for them.
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    I've made my wife a dressing table with seat...

    I've made my wife a dressing table with seat (Queen Anne), a drop leaf dining table (Chippendale), a carved picture frame (she's an artist), and a carved boot jack, an inlaid pencil post headboard...
  22. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Hey, if Boise State could play in blue uniforms...

    Hey, if Boise State could play in blue uniforms on a blue field . . .
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    So you're a spy.

    So you're a spy.
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    why ffs would I read the Canada thread? Our great...

    why ffs would I read the Canada thread? Our great leader says your not so great leader is two-faced. Sounds like an enemy of America. I might as well read the Iran thread.
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    I think we need a dryer lift off. Personally I...

    I think we need a dryer lift off.
    Personally I have a hard enough time lifting the clothes up from the washer to the dryer.
  26. Aren't french fries a petroleum product?

    Aren't french fries a petroleum product?
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    Yeah, but where are the flying cars?

    Yeah, but where are the flying cars?
  28. Nature and Science are left wing radical fake...

    Nature and Science are left wing radical fake news un-American rags that are enemies of the people. Everyone knows that.
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    Man puts injured dog in the back seat of his car....

    Man puts injured dog in the back seat of his car. Turns out it was a coyote.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/04/eli-boroditsky-coyote-manitoba-canada-car/
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    Cop inadvertenly records himself fondling...

    Cop inadvertenly records himself fondling deceased victim's breasts
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/04/lapd-fondling-dead-woman-breasts-body-camera/
  31. Thread: Hike Naked!

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    careful with that. Hiked the Na Pali coast to...

    careful with that. Hiked the Na Pali coast to the Kalalau Valley way back in the day. A lot of people there were naked, but only the first day.
  32. Why not swimming? About the best exercise there...

    Why not swimming? About the best exercise there is for overall conditioning. (And if you really want to lose weight find some nice cold open water to swim in.)
  33. Sure, but exactly HOW do you get rid of those gas...

    Sure, but exactly HOW do you get rid of those gas burning cars and furnaces, and to you build the massive amount of solar and wnd that will be required. It's not going to happen by magic--what are...
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    When we added a second story to our house in...

    When we added a second story to our house in Sacramento 30 years ago there was no reasonable way to ducts from the asbestos covered 1930's gravity furnace in the basement up to the second floor, so...
  35. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    C'mon. There's no way Russell could be that...

    C'mon. There's no way Russell could be that obnoxious in real life. That had to be an act for the TV folks, probably all a big joke. Or maybe he's really like that. I love all the chatter about...
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    If you've decided you don't want an espresso...

    If you've decided you don't want an espresso machine, why are you still here?

    I just got a Breville Bambino Plus for $100 off at W-S (brick and mortar, that price is not online), to replace my...
  37. Inslee has dropped out. Very few people paid any...

    Inslee has dropped out. Very few people paid any attention to his proposals. At this point I'd say it's up to the IPCC and the UN to making proposals like that. And even Inslee's proposals don't go...
  38. The problem with statements like this is that...

    The problem with statements like this is that they are vague--action needs to be taken immediately, but what action? We rarely hear specifics. It's time for the climate science community to start...
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    I find it amusing that the same forum that...

    I find it amusing that the same forum that consistently makes fun of people with DPS skis can talk about $1000+ espresso makers.
  40. Tundra swans on Donner Lake. Worth taking a look...

    Tundra swans on Donner Lake. Worth taking a look if you're in the neighborhood, but you'll need binoculars since they stay out in the middle. They're usually only here for a few days.
  41. Thread: Wildlife

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    Tundra swans on Donner Lake. They usually only...

    Tundra swans on Donner Lake. They usually only stay a few days to a week. They always stay in the middle of the lake so it's hard to get a good look even with binoculars. Very cool birds.
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    These guys are making it way too complicated and...

    These guys are making it way too complicated and way too expensive. For the average person a basic, one pump, non-automatic machine and a burr grinder will do just fine. I've been using a Solis...
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    It takes you 35 minutes. It would take me much...

    It takes you 35 minutes. It would take me much much longer, if I could get the lug nuts off at all. Plus I'd probably put the tires on the wrong sides.
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    Why do people line up at the tire store when you...

    Why do people line up at the tire store when you can make an appointment on line and skip the line, and your car goes to the head of the line. Oh well, as long as most people don't know that, better...
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    Nice to have a separate grinder if you like...

    Nice to have a separate grinder if you like French press, Turkish coffee, etc. I don't always drink espresso.
  46. Why do you guys keep arguing the past when the...

    Why do you guys keep arguing the past when the problem is the future?
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    We added a garage with a flat, decked roof. ...

    We added a garage with a flat, decked roof. There are gutters along the downslope side of the deck. The contractor put in heat tapes but we never used them. The garage is unheated so we don't get a...
  48. Thread: "The Turn"

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    For me the turn is when I start going to the Ski...

    For me the turn is when I start going to the Ski and Snowboard forum first, instead of Padded Room. Not very poetic, I grant you.
  49. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    How about this one--best under $500 espresso...

    How about this one--best under $500 espresso machine that's no taller than 12 inches? I thought so.
  50. The only way to settle this thing is with a ski...

    The only way to settle this thing is with a ski off. Pretty sure Ron will lose. And if you can't find snow Ron has definitely lost.
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