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    My wife never closes doors. But never misses...

    My wife never closes doors. But never misses reminding me when I leave one open.
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    Also ferret pee. IME.

    Also ferret pee. IME.
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    I believe the general advice is that no repairs...

    I believe the general advice is that no repairs or maintenance increase the value as much as the cost of the work. Obviously you can't have peeling paint and a carpet that smells of cat piss if you...
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    I try to avoid giving numbers or anything else...

    I try to avoid giving numbers or anything else important to a rep on the phone. Better to do it online where you can double check the numbers. Especially since my wife says my voice is hard to hear...
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    Truckee is fighting the state mandate for solar...

    Truckee is fighting the state mandate for solar on all new residential construction--apparently there are no panels on the market rated for our snow load. (400 psf where we live, less as you go east...
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    When we got our spa 20+ years ago the gfi, timer,...

    When we got our spa 20+ years ago the gfi, timer, temp control etc were inside a door easily accessible from inside the spa, along with the pump, wiring, etc. At some point the code changed--shutoff...
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    A troll creates multiple aliases to make it seem...

    A troll creates multiple aliases to make it seem like a lot of people agree with him. Kind of like the way a small ambushed army unit uses a high rate of fire to make it seem like there are more of...
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    The higher efficacy in the 1/2 dose--full dose...

    The higher efficacy in the 1/2 dose--full dose regimen, compared to the full dose full dose regimen seems odd. There must have been a theoretical basis to consider testing both regimens. Mofro--can...
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    California's plan is to target high risk...

    California's plan is to target high risk communities, in addition to HCW's, essential workers, and high risk individuals--Black and Latino communities with multigenerational households. I'm sure...
  10. we got 3 or 4 flakes earlier this evening.

    we got 3 or 4 flakes earlier this evening.
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    Yes 349357

    Yes
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    There's also a theory that lead in the food cans...

    There's also a theory that lead in the food cans helped do in the Scott South Pole expedition
    Folks might want to avoid Flint MI in 15 years or so (and a whole lot of other places that have the same...
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    There was a piece on 60 minutes tonight on the...

    There was a piece on 60 minutes tonight on the subject--young marathon runner who can only walk 2 blocks 8 months later was one subject.



    What about the house that had 108 rolls of TP. Maybe...
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    I have a Hot Spot rhythm--"7" person spa--ie...

    I have a Hot Spot rhythm--"7" person spa--ie seats for 7 bumping knees and playing footsie, 4 comfortably, 330 gallons
    845 lbs dry 4820 filled
  15. Thread: CAPTION THIS

    by old goat
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    Part of a home tonsillectomy kit.

    Part of a home tonsillectomy kit.
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    I had a hot tub a little older than 15 years,...

    I had a hot tub a little older than 15 years, probably 20, with a leak. 2 repair guys refused to look at it because they said if they started taking the plumbing apart everything would leak because...
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    Save your money and you can probably buy a...

    Save your money and you can probably buy a restaurant in 6 months or so.
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    Before you get too excited about the free skis...

    Before you get too excited about the free skis you might want to check your credit card statement from Feb and March. You may have paid for them and not noticed.
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    He'll need 3 plots. At least.

    He'll need 3 plots. At least.
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    You almost had me there.

    You almost had me there.
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    Easy enough DIY job if you don't mind lugging...

    Easy enough DIY job if you don't mind lugging bags of concrete and digging holes. (I do which is why we hired someone to build the last one, after doing it ourselves several times over the years). ...
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    Iron Mountain--gotta love a ski area where the...

    Iron Mountain--gotta love a ski area where the access road ends at the lodge--at the top of the hill.
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    Make sure you know the difference between a lock...

    Make sure you know the difference between a lock and a freeze. A lock is easier to undo. A freeze is covered by federal law and absolves the consumer of any financial liability if the freeze is...
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    There's good advice on that on google. Drain....

    There's good advice on that on google. Drain. Take out the filter. Blow the water out of the jets with compressed air or a leaf blower. Look it up to get the details right re getting all the water...
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    Don't be so literal. I'm not suggesting to dart...

    Don't be so literal. I'm not suggesting to dart people. I'm suggesting that if we can figure it out for wild animals we can figure it out for people. Except we care more about grizzly bears than...
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    There's the remnants of an old rope tow at...

    There's the remnants of an old rope tow at Hilltop Lodge (ie Cottonwood Restaurant) in Truckee. There have been various lifts over the years as well as a jumping hill at Cisco and a rope tow at...
  27. Punishing people who don't practice personal...

    Punishing people who don't practice personal responsibility but don't break the law is a very slippery slope. Drinking, smoking, poor diet (who gets to decide--vegans, paleos?). But there is an...
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    My answer to dismembering a turkey--besides...

    My answer to dismembering a turkey--besides removing the drumsticks which I do with a boning knife--was to buy a pot big enough for a whole turkey and make soup with what's left after most of the...
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    At the request of the survivors, the names have...

    At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
    (Thanks for answering my question.)



    Besides the fact...
  30. FIFY.

    FIFY.
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    I wasn't personally offended. I'm thinking of the...

    I wasn't personally offended. I'm thinking of the nurses primarily--those are mainly the ones who are getting sick and sometimes dying--and the nursing profession is aging so many are high risk....
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    It's been clear from the beginning that covid...

    It's been clear from the beginning that covid restrictions and mandates are dependent on the great majority of people following them voluntarily. In a country where nearly half the population is...
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    Hey I'm 70 and used to be a big fan. Maybe that's...

    Hey I'm 70 and used to be a big fan. Maybe that's why it went belly up--appealing to the wrong demographic.
  34. Thread: Moonshiners

    by old goat
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    Why aren't people making moonshine? Here's your...

    Why aren't people making moonshine? Here's your answer.
    "He cooks that crystal meth because the shine don't sell" James McMurtry, "Choctaw Bingo"

    Another alternative--xvaEJzoaYZk
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    I have a cheap Chinese cleaver that came with the...

    I have a cheap Chinese cleaver that came with the wok my mother bought me as a house warming gift 40 years ago. It stays very sharp. Unfortunately it doesn't get much use--just slicing frozen...
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    Does that apply to essential workers who have not...

    Does that apply to essential workers who have not tested positive going to work? Seems unsustainable.
  37. Squaw got 32 inches in the last week. Is that...

    Squaw got 32 inches in the last week. Is that measured vertically or horizontally?
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    Here's the CDC recommendation for people who have...

    Here's the CDC recommendation for people who have been exposed to--
    "Person with COVID-19 who has symptoms (in the period from 2 days before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing...
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    How do you know? Did you count them all? Didn't...

    How do you know? Did you count them all? Didn't think so. I rest my case. ; - )

    Re vaccinating people who have had Covid--I'm not qualified to opine on this but I will anyway. I would vaccinate...
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    That has to be one of the most entitled and...

    That has to be one of the most entitled and insensitive remarks I've heard in a long time. And I say that as someone who operated on dozens of people with AIDs and Hepatitis C and a few with TB...
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    The clues are there for a lot of people and most...

    The clues are there for a lot of people and most of them don't commit suicide. It's no one's fault when the signs are missed.
    There are so many reasons why it happens but I think the most common is...
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    Tent hospitals do no good if there aren't nurses...

    Tent hospitals do no good if there aren't nurses and doctors to staff them.
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    Presumably if you develop symptoms your exposure...

    Presumably if you develop symptoms your exposure was at least 4 days before, so 14 days quarantine from the presumed date of exposure--same as for the asymptomatic person with the known exposure. ...
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    I believe researchers in the UK are planning to...

    I believe researchers in the UK are planning to start a covid challenge trial in January.


    The Tuskeegee study involved naturally acquired syphilis and watching the untreated natural history. ...
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    As far as people who test positive--the CDC...

    As far as people who test positive--the CDC recommendation is quarantine 10 days from the onset of symptoms, or if asymptomatic 10 days from the day of the positive test (IOW 5 days ago by the time...
  46. And I wouldn't expect any enforcement unless...

    And I wouldn't expect any enforcement unless someone calls to complain about the party next door. And then maybe.
    Enforcement of anything in Truckee is random and often complaint driven. One year...
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    As best as I can tell from google my katana is a...

    As best as I can tell from google my katana is a generic officer's sword, not a family heirloom. These were machine made, are not considered valuable, and as weapons apparently cannot be brought into...
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    FIFY. You do have a point about small...

    FIFY.
    You do have a point about small numbers--but context matters.
    If there was a non lethal but unpleasant disease that had no long term effects that 0.6% of the population got over a lifetime...
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    It is reasonable to expect that any significant...

    It is reasonable to expect that any significant risks of a vaccine will be seen immediately.
    And did we really need another covid thread. Is PG's "insight" too important to be in the the fear and...
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    Wish I hadn't given away my parents' danish...

    Wish I hadn't given away my parents' danish modern (aka mid-century modern) bedroom set. Younger people like that stuff.
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