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    Same. Probably still would have bought the...

    Same.

    Probably still would have bought the house, but some of the obvious shit I’ve found…

    Lesson: never take a referral for a home inspection from your own real estate agent.
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    Only you can answer this question. What does...

    Only you can answer this question.

    What does it connect to?
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    How much effort should I make to return packages...

    How much effort should I make to return packages sent for a former resident? From two different shipping companies. Called UPS already, they said a local rep would call about coming to get them and...
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    I charge mine overnight every few days. Trade off...

    I charge mine overnight every few days. Trade off is not having to deal with cords. Can be 60 feet away from phone and listening to music, in a meeting, etc

    I have the Anker Q20, which isn’t cheap...
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    Everyone went to Bluetooth headphones. Which...

    Everyone went to Bluetooth headphones. Which admittedly is way more convenient.

    I caved when I picked up an iPhone SE which is way more phone than I need. Paying $800- $1000 for a “flagship” is a...
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    Well, at a minimum, if we are going to compare...

    Well, at a minimum, if we are going to compare the national budget and debt to a family budget we need to acknowledge that mom and dad voluntarily took a pay cut for “reasons” while also dropping a...
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    The wealthy are only interested in transferring...

    The wealthy are only interested in transferring that national debt number into their own pocket.

    They are only interested in using the line “reducing the debt” to suit their political goals....
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    Which is even more fucked up considering that...

    Which is even more fucked up considering that everyone else has given something up (work, socializing, etc), donated PPE (remember when companies and individuals were donating excess PPE to first...
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    My org: “we are not going to be a remote...

    My org: “we are not going to be a remote workforce, period”.

    Has adopted a default hybrid model which is something. Already have seen a few departures, but can’t imagine many more considering the...
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    I’m going to echo Danno here and put in another...

    I’m going to echo Danno here and put in another vote for ECE. No way my kids would know as much if I were home full time with them. We stayed at home as much as possible between 0-2.

    We got lucky...
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    WhY DonT PeoPle WAnt to WoRK iN COnstrCtion? Is...

    WhY DonT PeoPle WAnt to WoRK iN COnstrCtion? Is EvEyone lAzy nOw?
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    Go take a gander on his writings on Vietnam and...

    Go take a gander on his writings on Vietnam and his involvement in My Lai.
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    You don’t really think people are quitting retail...

    You don’t really think people are quitting retail jobs after one shitty interaction do you?

    A) if you are young they are told that these minimum wage retail jobs are “entry level”, “not meant to...
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    School COVID closures and remote school pushed a...

    School COVID closures and remote school pushed a lot of people out of the workforce in households that can afford it just for the life balance.

    At current rates with two kids not in school you...
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    I could put my kids through college on what I am...

    I could put my kids through college on what I am going to pay for them to go to daycare for the years prior to kindergarten.

    It’s absolutely crazy. It makes the SAHD thing very attractive if it...
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    Looks to me that the labor force participation...

    Looks to me that the labor force participation rate is still down about 2% from pre-COVID.

    I’ve been extremely lucky on the daycare front as our kids have been in a daycare for the entire...
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    I dunno. Drawing a to scale picture probably is...

    I dunno. Drawing a to scale picture probably is going to save someone a big headache down the road. Realistically you just need to do some simple addition and subtraction to get the answer. Since he...
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    How’d you guess? ;)

    How’d you guess? ;)
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    Draw it up in Trimble Sketch up. Then you will...

    Draw it up in Trimble Sketch up. Then you will know for sure.

    Don’t assume any dimensions if you can.
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    Supposedly this person tweeted they had a new job...

    Supposedly this person tweeted they had a new job within 48 hours.
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    People would be wise to look at The Nature...

    People would be wise to look at The Nature Conservancy’s stance IMO. They actually manage land for ecological benefit. They are pro restoration of forests to a natural fire regime and step one in...
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    Just ordered xices from Costco. Pretty cheap with...

    Just ordered xices from Costco. Pretty cheap with the $150 off special they are running right now.
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    Yeah, I hope that didn’t come off as anything...

    Yeah, I hope that didn’t come off as anything more than “I can’t understand what you are trying to say, please consider standard English formatting to communicate your ideas.”
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    JR interviewed one actual expert on...

    JR interviewed one actual expert on COVID/epidemiology as far as I can tell. Osterholm in early spring 2022.

    I doubt he wants to actually interview an expert on epidemiology and COVID. He knows...
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    I remember seeing someone talk about how the US...

    I remember seeing someone talk about how the US could nationalize the company that makes the hepC drug, treat everyone, sell the rest of the company back to the market or original owners (maybe it...
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    I used to work under the sick leave = pto method....

    I used to work under the sick leave = pto method. Then my state mandated sick leave as a requirement like minimum wage. We took a tiny step towards the rest of the developed world. We also got...
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    Your formatting, as noted previously, makes much...

    Your formatting, as noted previously, makes much of what you post unreadable.

    As I said, PTO, sick time, whatever, this isn’t an issue and it levels the playing field when you legislate sick leave.
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    It’s fucking CNN kid stop being butthurt the...

    It’s fucking CNN kid stop being butthurt the millionaire, TV personality, neurosurgeon guy is more successful than you are.
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    Simple solution is a state mandated minimum...

    Simple solution is a state mandated minimum number of hours of sick leave per year. Take over 3 days and employer can ask for doctors note. Several states already have this figured out.

    It’s 2021,...
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    That the architect mentally counting the profit...

    That the architect mentally counting the profit after the client says “I drew this in google sketch up and want you to get this through permitting”, right?
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    I’ve been asking my organization if they are...

    I’ve been asking my organization if they are going to ask/pressure/tell people who are symptomatic to go home and WFH.

    Haven’t heard much so far.
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    I think this has a lot to do with company culture...

    I think this has a lot to do with company culture and what happens to your workload when you are out.

    People work when they are sick because it is directly or indirectly encouraged by the...
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    I bet some of you make the same excuses for Alex...

    I bet some of you make the same excuses for Alex Jones.
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    Costco already sold out of my size in most of...

    Costco already sold out of my size in most of there offerings for our outback.
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    LOL!

    LOL!
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    Yeah, old houses. Seems just as difficult to...

    Yeah, old houses.

    Seems just as difficult to run a ground wire to the existing outlet as running new wire, but I don’t have any experience with this…

    I’m thinking that the existing wire...
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    A day we should all aspire to. Nothing better...

    A day we should all aspire to. Nothing better than helping someone else.
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    Resurrecting this GFCI conversation.... I have...

    Resurrecting this GFCI conversation....

    I have this going on in my house, two outlets that aren't grounded that I'd like to ground by converting over to GFCI that are fed by old two wire wiring...
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    This is why I didn’t last working for a...

    This is why I didn’t last working for a contractor (civil). “Hey, drop whatever you are in the middle of and solve my problem.” 3 hours later I still have a 10 hour day of my own work that didn’t go...
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    I’m not sure they were exactly doing some sort of...

    I’m not sure they were exactly doing some sort of bang up job 1 year, 2 years or 3 years ago?

    And if they aren’t responding to calls because their feelings are hurt that makes them…. hostage...
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    Light an unthinned patch of forest with lots of...

    Light an unthinned patch of forest with lots of ladder fuels and one that has been thinned to remove ladder fuels with some debris on the forest floor on 95 degree 12% RH day in August and let me...
  42. I guess if you have a relationship you need to...

    I guess if you have a relationship you need to maintain then you answer the question.

    Otherwise, it ain’t mine anymore. I have my own problems to deal with. It’s not like I’m trying to maintain...
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    But thinning is usually the first treatment step...

    But thinning is usually the first treatment step prior to a prescribed fire. In some/most of these stands you can’t manage fire effects without addressing the initial fuel loading problem.

    What I...
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    So? Does logging increase fire behavior? Maybe,...

    So? Does logging increase fire behavior? Maybe, if you allow the logger to leave slash all over the place. Does thinning work under all fire weather conditions? No.

    People need to wrap their...
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    PDX police are basically incompetent from what I...

    PDX police are basically incompetent from what I can tell.
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    Ok, so when they produce their peer reviewed,...

    Ok, so when they produce their peer reviewed, multivariate analysis of thinning that accounts for the conventionally understood drivers of fire behavior outside of fuel load and spatial distribution...
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    -9/23/2021 I’m just saying….

    -9/23/2021

    I’m just saying….
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    You can produce snags with prescribed fire.

    You can produce snags with prescribed fire.
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    What does fire speed have to do with the...

    What does fire speed have to do with the effectiveness of thinning?

    Smells like bullshit.
    ...
  50. Holy shit. I’m not the only one who mindlessly...

    Holy shit. I’m not the only one who mindlessly put stacks and stacks of paper and files through a industrial shredder to make a few bucks.

    Had it down so I could read and just push stacks onto the...
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