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    Username checks out. Damn. Heal up man! I was...

    Username checks out.

    Damn. Heal up man! I was just thinking of you today--cruising by southbound and had to remind my wife there was a Black Diamond outlet in town.
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    2 thots: 1 pic = 1k words. Got something in your...

    2 thots: 1 pic = 1k words. Got something in your portfolio that gets that point across (with a simple caption)? They're admitting illiteracy, but they got taste in pics.

    And B: they value credit....
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    Wow. All those predictions that One Child would...

    Wow. All those predictions that One Child would send China into war and so few suggested that they could just act friendly toward a large scale loser and send off for brides. Impressive.
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    And the spoke count? It'd be awfully convenient...

    And the spoke count? It'd be awfully convenient if setting spokes x tension the same between two wheels gave the same results. Probably too convenient.
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    That last bit explains most of our difficulty:...

    That last bit explains most of our difficulty: why didn't the invasion of Georgia mean anything to us? Or the second Chechnyan war? At some point it was evident that Pootin seized power through...
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    The Germany bashing is a little tired, but change...

    The Germany bashing is a little tired, but change through trade failed China, just to add the biggest example. Back when the US government was worried about people getting easy access to privacy our...
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    Fatigue doesn't require that the spokes' tension...

    Fatigue doesn't require that the spokes' tension go to zero. If that happens the fraction of a full stress cycle is larger than if it does not, but a spoke that falls to 1 lb of tension sees...
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    Less heavy/stiff rim seems to be preferred.

    Less heavy/stiff rim seems to be preferred.
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    FIFY

    FIFY
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    My prior knowledge aligns with all of that but my...

    My prior knowledge aligns with all of that but my prior knowledge also says the rim stiffness is not meaningful. And with aluminum rims I'm sure that was true. With carbon some people have been known...
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    Idle curiosity, but I'd wonder if 4x (still...

    Idle curiosity, but I'd wonder if 4x (still butted or otherwise swaged for more stretch) would be better or worse. They'd be longer with more stretch/better shock resistance, maybe.
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    Are you guys using butted or straight spokes on...

    Are you guys using butted or straight spokes on these wheels?
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    There is no such thing as the CIA.

    There is no such thing as the CIA.
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    Shirley they don't pick up calls from the "wrong"...

    Shirley they don't pick up calls from the "wrong" country codes?
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    lol at lefties feeling attacked that there are...

    lol at lefties feeling attacked that there are lefty tankies. Stop trying to jump in the basket. There are certainly plenty on the right, but this is not about left vs right, it's about reality vs...
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    So it was true. Interesting.

    So it was true. Interesting.
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    22Q comes before "a" so this month the various...

    22Q comes before "a" so this month the various societies dedicated to research and treatments for 22Q11.2DS have had a sudden uptick in interest. So that's pretty cool for them. With maybe a third of...
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    Because demand is the only factor in inflation....

    Because demand is the only factor in inflation. WTFF
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    This was my first thought, too. If the NRA claims...

    This was my first thought, too. If the NRA claims they did it next I'm gonna be even more skeptical.



    Did it really need to?
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    Trigger warning, incoming reasonable cono quote:...

    Trigger warning, incoming reasonable cono quote:



    From 2/21/22



    Point being, he's right that he hasn't always been Benny on this. Maybe just less drunk asshole posts would help, IDK
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    If the boots are worn by an employee of Ukraine,...

    If the boots are worn by an employee of Ukraine, a member of their armed services subject to their chain of command, then Biden is doing what he said. He didn't promise to block Americans from going...
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    Valid point. And that looks like it's misaligned...

    Valid point. And that looks like it's misaligned by about the thickness of the material, so < 3 mm. Still, looks like it's not far from being wielded as a shank. Hopefully not while riding.
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    Just for one: you put a lot of posts up about how...

    Just for one: you put a lot of posts up about how Ukrainians couldn't use HIMARS and shouldn't be allowed to hit back into Russia. Are you suppressing that now?
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    Seriously? You've gone from no weapons, to no...

    Seriously? You've gone from no weapons, to no no-fly zone, to no HIMARS to boots and tanks on the ground? Seems dubious.
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    Coulda been a little proactive about long rates....

    Coulda been a little proactive about long rates. They worked at those pretty hard during the GR, it's not that they lacked the historical data. Or maybe they wanted a RE bubble that locked half of...
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    A 3 mm gap on a (formerly) welded joint has a...

    A 3 mm gap on a (formerly) welded joint has a massive stress concentration where the crack ends. That is, wherever it ends right now. That's gonna move. Would you be comfortable drilling a 3 mm hole...
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    North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran have...

    North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran have entered the chat
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    What obligates us to respond in-kind is the...

    What obligates us to respond in-kind is the desire to maintain the effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent. It fails to be a deterrent if we won't use it when someone else does.

    Since above author...
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    This has to be the western position or MAD fails...

    This has to be the western position or MAD fails and weakness invites escalation.

    More seriously, Cono, Pootin doesn't want to use nukes. He wants to use the collective suffering and focused...
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    They don't get weaker with installation and...

    They don't get weaker with installation and removal, they just get easier to remove. If it gets too easy it's time for a new one. Spontaneous disengagement, even if a pretty loose one, is unlikely...
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    Always nice to see Russell get the one thing he...

    Always nice to see Russell get the one thing he wants: a chance to win at the end. Probably has 8 or 9 more of those in him.
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    Local dumas and courts present an interesting...

    Local dumas and courts present an interesting moment: the courts could deem the law inapplicable to legislators whose job is to speak truth to Pootin. Yeah, I'm not holding my breath, either.

    He...
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    It would be really interesting if Pootin had lost...

    It would be really interesting if Pootin had lost control of his proxies, but that's pretty unlikely. Given the vehement opposition sometimes expressed by hardline Russian nationalists (Igor Gerkin...
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    Yeah, there's nothing new there except the...

    Yeah, there's nothing new there except the Russian change of heart. Where was this "we went to negotiate" attitude last week or last month or back when their troops were (mostly) on their own soil?
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    +1. She was a constitutionalist who happened to...

    +1. She was a constitutionalist who happened to be the monarch. People acting like her death is the end of monarchy or even a sovereign ruler is just an ignorant excuse to virtue signal. (--Another...
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    You mean as many as five or more than five? But...

    You mean as many as five or more than five? But yes, I do. I'm not always so respectful when I see someone announcing his error, but I see you being pretty respectful, albeit perhaps a bit...
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    I appreciate your accurate wording: you aligned...

    I appreciate your accurate wording: you aligned yourself. You picked the orc-in-training team. You didn't have to and you aren't obligated to continue to support insurrection, sedition, treason or...
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    Purely WRT the border's significance, remember...

    Purely WRT the border's significance, remember they've fled over the border before, regrouped and re-equipped and attacked in the east after running away from Kyiv through Belarus. Ukraine attacking...
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    The next front showing cracks: "Chinese...

    The next front showing cracks:

    "Chinese social media has completely turned on Russia, it's hilarious to read, the jokes are actually funny."
    ...
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    Tl/dr: I agree, that might very well be part of...

    Tl/dr: I agree, that might very well be part of the plan now, if it wasn't already.



    I don't think the first statement can be trusted (yet?), but my point was that, since the second is...
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    Definitely part of the picture. The most public...

    Definitely part of the picture. The most public ones seem to be training infantry, but considering the numbers it wouldn't be surprising if there was one American with every HIMARS unit (they do seem...
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    Saw that little joke, too. Hitler would...

    Saw that little joke, too. Hitler would definitely go around. Pity about the choke point at the bridge.

    Ultimately, isn't Ukraine going to have to establish a defensive line all along the border...
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    Speaking of the bold and the truthless, did you...

    Speaking of the bold and the truthless, did you know Baghdad Bob was still alive? He's 85 now, but he's been known to give interviews for the right price. I miss that classic Iraqi crooked smile of...
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    Already seeing some reports that Izyum and Lyman...

    Already seeing some reports that Izyum and Lyman have been taken back. Hard to even guess what's realistic at this point. It hasn't been a generation since the Russians withdrew from Kyiv.

    More...
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    Yup. "Useful idiot, go fuck yourself" as spoken...

    Yup. "Useful idiot, go fuck yourself" as spoken with a really old fist.
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    That's one of the greatest things those Right...

    That's one of the greatest things those Right Stuff guys ever did. :fight:
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    Without Nordstream most Russian gas needs to pass...

    Without Nordstream most Russian gas needs to pass through either Ukraine or Poland or both to reach EU. If there are gas reserves in Ukraine the pipes can be filled with non-Russian gas, but how safe...
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    That guy is high on his supply. Some of the...

    That guy is high on his supply. Some of the things he lists are possible, but most are very unlikely. Basic "need to know" would imply that a General in the field would not get all sorts of political...
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    A good friend (RIP) used to tell the story of how...

    A good friend (RIP) used to tell the story of how he ran the Queen off the road. His wife's family cared for some royal animals and lived on-site at some estate, where they drove out to visit in a...
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    It's going to be an all-time feat if it turns out...

    It's going to be an all-time feat if it turns out that the Russians moved their people into Kherson and this northern thrust traps them there and cuts off the only supply route that doesn't cross...
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