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    That's beautiful. I knew a lot of people that...

    That's beautiful. I knew a lot of people that would envy it, but I don't think any of us ever got such an opportunity. I recall a water balloon launcher, a well-placed racquetball and verbal...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    HIMARS seeing action. ...

    HIMARS seeing action.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1540473283283410944?cxt=HHwWgICzwcKS7uAqAAAA
  3. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    If our gas taxes weren't too low to cover the...

    If our gas taxes weren't too low to cover the costs gas creates we wouldn't even notice this nonsense.
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    Word

    Word
  5. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    WTF are you talking about?

    WTF are you talking about?
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    So what does that have to do with a chart of a...

    So what does that have to do with a chart of a bond fund?
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    I get what you're saying, obviously, but your...

    I get what you're saying, obviously, but your position here is basically just that the world should conform to one-dimensional thinking. There are hundreds of factors, good and bad, that influence...
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    I think my sarcasm may need a less volatile...

    I think my sarcasm may need a less volatile solvent because it was dripping when I first applied it. I don't mind if Carl thinks he's being complimented, since that's literally the worst thing that...
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    Depends on what a person sees as equilibrium....

    Depends on what a person sees as equilibrium. Quintessential TRG is a multi-faceted achievement.
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    Man, the reading fail in this thread really is...

    Man, the reading fail in this thread really is all time. He's not mad about the evil. He's mad about the attempt to mitigate the evil. Try and keep up, will ya?
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    So she gets leisure. Cool cool.

    So she gets leisure. Cool cool.
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    Umm what?

    Umm what?
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    It's gossamer. Cellphones don't get ironed into...

    It's gossamer. Cellphones don't get ironed into place with perfect symmetry by accident. Much.
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    Hopefully he's had time to stew on it and get...

    Hopefully he's had time to stew on it and get really grumpy. That's the proper punishment for not obeying the rules.

    So do you tell him about the rules? Seems like that's the only rule no one can...
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    Yup. Also, email means answer at your leisure. At...

    Yup. Also, email means answer at your leisure. At least, that's what it means in my inbox.
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    Always nice to see this thread self correct

    Always nice to see this thread self correct
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    Lower utility bills? I feel like Dr M would...

    Lower utility bills?

    I feel like Dr M would argue for that. We had a different name for him, though. Now I'm wondering if our name for him was in any way related to the giant chip on his shoulder...
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    No connection between calling all vaccines "it"...

    No connection between calling all vaccines "it" and counting unboosted JNJ recipients as "fully vaccinated" despite being one of them and getting "every version of the Rona so far."

    Groundhog day.
  19. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Anything else we should know? How many pallets of...

    Anything else we should know? How many pallets of microchips are you holding?
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    So this FSB guy who carries a briefcase for Putin...

    So this FSB guy who carries a briefcase for Putin is found shot at his home. My question, and I think it's a common one, is: are those really the nuclear codes, or is that the briefcase that carries...
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    I had to think about this, but I think you could...

    I had to think about this, but I think you could get better performance from a slightly lower output temp if the limiting factor is total watts to the heater. It should run slightly more efficiently...
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    ^^likewise. I'd be fine with some kind of...

    ^^likewise. I'd be fine with some kind of streamlining with qualification by similarity to vaccines that have been given millions of times.

    Weird datapoint: my most vax-resistant client (some...
  23. I find the gap between a pack and my back works...

    I find the gap between a pack and my back works well, even on a small pack (Osprey Syncro 3). I mainly wear it biking, so there's at least a little breeze that way, but 3-digit temps in the desert...
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    Lieutenant Bookman. 20 years on the job in...

    Lieutenant Bookman.

    20 years on the job in the New York Public Library. I bet he turned down the promotion to Captain three times so he could keep working cases. Protecting that kid. Dedication.
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    Noted the last tweet in the thread: "And to...

    Noted the last tweet in the thread:

    "And to clarify the top tweet - this does NOT mean that there is not still plenty of asymptomatic spread. There is!

    It’s just that now we have a lot of...
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    So...supply. Shocking to learn that a bunch of...

    So...supply. Shocking to learn that a bunch of money guys don't know how to make anything. Shocking.
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    Poll: I'm just here to enjoy the cellphones. And the...

    I'm just here to enjoy the cellphones. And the ironing of the cellphones. Sofa king many cellphones. Thanks for your dedication.
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    Fuck the gas tax holiday. Seriously, how far up...

    Fuck the gas tax holiday. Seriously, how far up your ass do you have to be not to see the connection between subsidies and increased consumption and thus more money for Putin, MBS et al?
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    I had this exact discussion 3 weeks ago with...

    I had this exact discussion 3 weeks ago with cono. I think most of what they already know about MLRS are going to apply. Training from 0 on these systems is supposed to take 6 weeks. Hopefully...
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    The training doesn't need to wait until they...

    The training doesn't need to wait until they arrive.
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    I can't find it now but I saw an interview with...

    I can't find it now but I saw an interview with an American getting ready to go volunteer the other day. He said he wasn't worried about being captured because he understood that the Russians were...
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    First thing I thought of, too. Great episode....

    First thing I thought of, too. Great episode. Maybe better context hearing it from the beginning.

    https://www.thisamericanlife.org/672/no-fair
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    Is that the current legal interpretation? I...

    Is that the current legal interpretation? I recall a couple of murderers being held back from extradition to Washington until the prosecutor agreed not to seek the death penalty, but apparently the...
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I don't believe I've ever seen a brake caliper...

    I don't believe I've ever seen a brake caliper that was designed to increase heat transfer from pads to fluid. For good reason, in all the cases I'm familiar with, but I can see other approaches...
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    Woah, I'd heard it that the first digitally...

    Woah, I'd heard it that the first digitally recorded album was Dire Straits' Brothers in Arms. Which happens to be the first one I bought--on vinyl.

    Quick search shows "first digital album" to be...
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    And it (usually?) takes the death penalty off the...

    And it (usually?) takes the death penalty off the table.
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    I haven't, but reading through a couple pages it...

    I haven't, but reading through a couple pages it does seem pretty doable. Couple shims cut (backing plate shaped) to be held in place between the pads and the pistons and you just put them in when...
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    For sure. There's been plenty of time to bring...

    For sure. There's been plenty of time to bring that online, too, but as long as the CDC is still defensive about screwing up on aerosols and a big chunk of people want to throw up their hands and do...
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    I'm a little surprised you haven't made up some...

    I'm a little surprised you haven't made up some aluminium and AQS shims you can just slip in there when the pads are half-worn. Maybe just aluminium.
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    Hence Canada?

    Hence Canada?
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    Is groundhog day all one day or does it actually...

    Is groundhog day all one day or does it actually repeat? Or is it both?

    Base rate fallacy. IGNORE DON'T QUOTE! Qualitative risk fallacy. Next comes...false dichotomy? Vaccine side effects? Or is...
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    I have no details beyond the account of the...

    I have no details beyond the account of the spouse in question so not taking a position pro or con. I do expect they considered those downsides, which is why it seemed noteworthy. Speculatively some...
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    That monologue he laid on Jerry was one of the...

    That monologue he laid on Jerry was one of the first really great things they did and I don't think anyone ever got the floor like that again. Complete with Seinfeld standing there admiring the...
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    2 hospitals, same system, west of the Montana...

    2 hospitals, same system, west of the Montana line: 1 only wears masks in the testing room and the other won't let stroke victims' family members inside because community spread. Strange days.
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    Now I'm going to start bringing up dads and...

    Now I'm going to start bringing up dads and threatening curb stompings while ordering groceries and delivery just to see if I can figure out where all the lucky Turing test bots went from here.
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    Not as much gold in microprocessors as there used...

    Not as much gold in microprocessors as there used to be, I guess. Maybe we'll replace gold and fossil fuels at the same time. Wouldn't it be a shame if just when we replaced all the dirty, polluting...
  47. Thread: Sentient AI

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    I assumed that a basic element of its programming...

    I assumed that a basic element of its programming would be to make the interface seem happy to work with users and eager to solve problems. So in the case of that interview it seems natural that if...
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    The asteroid might be handy for lots of things. I...

    The asteroid might be handy for lots of things. I don't want to dismiss it as impossible or anything, for all I know there's a plan to capture a rock with minor slingshots and use it as a...
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    You guys have any visibility on the energy costs...

    You guys have any visibility on the energy costs required to move gold asteroids?
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    Why do you hate America? And thanks for making...

    Why do you hate America?

    And thanks for making the case for higher gas taxes.



    FIFY. I know you can't be all about spelling and shit, but if we're gonna get this down to one variable it's...
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