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    Take your skates. You might get lucky.

    Take your skates. You might get lucky.
  2. It's sett;ed then. We can all go back to whatever...

    It's sett;ed then. We can all go back to whatever it was we were doing before this climate thing came up;.
  3. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Way too soon. League will figure out how to play...

    Way too soon. League will figure out how to play them. Then we'll see. And JG not playing at a top tier level yet.
  4. You appear to have a problem with literal...

    You appear to have a problem with literal thinking and an inability to understand sarcasm, irony, etc.
  5. If you're a farmer in pharaonic Egypt flood good....

    If you're a farmer in pharaonic Egypt flood good. Living in NOLA 9th ward, not so good.
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    As I understand it, the PUC allows PGE to bill...

    As I understand it, the PUC allows PGE to bill customers for maintenance and upgrade on a cost plus basis, but there is little enforcement to see that the work is done. This is true for various...
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    It may not be possible to prevent all powerline...

    It may not be possible to prevent all powerline started wildfires but PGE has been taking in profits by forgoing maintenance and replacing of its equipment. That is well established.
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    Might be tough to sell. Definitely tough to play.

    Might be tough to sell. Definitely tough to play.
  9. If anyone is into fine modern furniture the...

    If anyone is into fine modern furniture the boston mfa has maloof and nakashima chairs you can sit in.
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    My kid sometimes wears 2 packs, in the airport.

    My kid sometimes wears 2 packs, in the airport.
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    I've never worried about the length of my dick,...

    I've never worried about the length of my dick, but lying flat on my back trying to piss into a urinal maybe I should.
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    Woman: if you were my husband I'd give poison....

    Woman: if you were my husband I'd give poison.
    Chiechill: madam, if I were your husband I'd t9ak it.
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    I certainly liked finger and cream. I might be...

    I certainly liked finger and cream. I might be wrong but my recollection is that he was a serious musician who looked a lot crazier than he was.
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    If you're tailgating me the latter is likelto...

    If you're tailgating me the latter is likelto happen to you.
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    no screaming, cyclist acknowledged driver was...

    no screaming, cyclist acknowledged driver was trying to do his job, driver was reasonably polite as well. I don't see a problem. It seems like construction vehicles, other commercial vehicles get a...
  16. The fire data is acres burned, which depends not...

    The fire data is acres burned, which depends not only on forest and weather conditions and number of fires but how aggressively and successfully fires are fought. In the 19th early 20th century,...
  17. He'll never catch up with the Shit that annoys...

    He'll never catch up with the Shit that annoys you thread. That thread will still be floating around in the cybersphere after the last human has drowned.
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    As a homeowner I agree. If the job is done right...

    As a homeowner I agree. If the job is done right the materials will last, if it's not the shingle company will have an out and the contractor will have retired to his yacht in a country without an...
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    a usual scenario with fake tech support is they...

    a usual scenario with fake tech support is they take you to some harmless stuff on your device, tell you it's a lot of malware of some kind or other, and ask you to pay them to remove it. of course...
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    " . . . a desert eagle that's one great big old...

    " . . . a desert eagle that's one great big old pistol, i mean fifty caliber made by bad-ass Hebrews . . . " James McMurtry, "Choctaw Bingo", 2002 *

    *since 2009 the Desert Eagle is no longer...
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    So I get calls about my student loans. Did...

    So I get calls about my student loans. Did someone who took out student loans give them a bogus phone number (mine), or is the call a scam? I just ignore, but I'm curious.
    I still get calls about...
  22. Good to know. You had me worried there for a...

    Good to know. You had me worried there for a minute.
  23. Type II error, for one. Consider the NOAA paper....

    Type II error, for one. Consider the NOAA paper. NOAA says that it will take decades before we can scientifically state that hurricanes are increasing in intensity--because hurricanes are infrequent...
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    Chris Kyle

    Chris Kyle
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    indeed. weird.

    indeed. weird.
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    That can be interpreted a couple of different...

    That can be interpreted a couple of different ways.

    Re: Lodi--since the last post about them there have been several more deaths including a tandem with an uncertified instructor and the recent...
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    I've done some sections of the High Route. If...

    I've done some sections of the High Route. If you're truly talking about the Sierra High Route it does involve some fairly serious scrambling, nothing technical, but places where a fall would have...
  28. Thread: 737 MAX

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    I you put a 737Max on a treadmill, will it crash?

    I you put a 737Max on a treadmill, will it crash?
  29. Which brings up the philosophical dilemma--skiing...

    Which brings up the philosophical dilemma--skiing a few inches of this season's snow on top of last year's patch. Does this belong in the 18-19 thread or the 19-20 thread?
  30. How long before RJ frustrates someone so bad that...

    How long before RJ frustrates someone so bad that they commit themselves or go and shoot up a shopping mall? This thread may have to be killed in the interest of mental health and public safety.
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    Shot gun to the abdomen is pretty painful. That...

    Shot gun to the abdomen is pretty painful. That guy lived after a couple of operations, wound up as a chaplain at our hospital.
    Gunshot to the upper C spine is the worst suicide attempt I've ever...
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    I gotr 7 winters out of a set x ices. That's...

    I gotr 7 winters out of a set x ices. That's with adequate tread per the tire store. Maybe not as effective in deep snow as new tires but they handled the packed powder and groomed roads I drive...
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    What? My wife's having an online affair with the...

    What? My wife's having an online affair with the refrigerator?
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    I'm pretty sure I can live out the rest of my ...

    I'm pretty sure I can live out the rest of my
    days without talking to my refrigerator on the phone. I dont even like to talk to people on the phone.
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    What's he planning to do with an ice ax and rock...

    What's he planning to do with an ice ax and rock shoes? Although Honnold and Cladwell did do the Fitzroy traverse in approach shoes but I don't think this guy's in that league.
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    nasty stuff merthiolate and mercurochrome....

    nasty stuff merthiolate and mercurochrome. Mercury salts. i'd probably be smarter if it weren't for my mom poisoning me with it.
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    There isn't much pronto you can do for spider...

    There isn't much pronto you can do for spider bites other than black widow. Either the skin will necrose (turn black and die) in which case it will need to be debrided (the dead tissue cut away) or...
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    No brown recluse in NV but plenty of spiders can...

    No brown recluse in NV but plenty of spiders can do that. All spiders are poisonous to some degree. If the skin turns black, You're running a fever, or red streak up the arm? see a doc. Otherwise...
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    people trying to turn the corner while holding...

    people trying to turn the corner while holding their phone
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    There are a couple of very nice hotels next to...

    There are a couple of very nice hotels next to Milan airport with excellent restaurants in them or next to them. Sorry I can't give you the names but both of them were enjoyable places to stay in...
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    All you old farts that can't deal with those...

    All you old farts that can't deal with those new-fangled automatic transmissions . . . I bet you still have ice boxes instead of of refrigerators. I drove a manual for 30 years. Now I have a suby...
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    Buick started it many many years ago with the...

    Buick started it many many years ago with the side holes. I'm not a fan of fake f holes on Gretsch guitars either.
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  43. The last few pairs of skis I've bought I've...

    The last few pairs of skis I've bought I've relied on Blister reviews to guide me in the right direction. I've bought 2 pairs I've been very happy with without demoing, after eliminating several...
  44. The author says her mother says Greta says. And...

    The author says her mother says Greta says. And even if Greta believes that--you'er missing the point, deliberately. You pick an irrelevant detail--Thunberg's mental state, the 97% figure--and...
  45. Not in the slightest. Whether or not she has...

    Not in the slightest. Whether or not she has Asperger's (a diagnosis that gets tossed around about as casually as bipolar disorder these days) she is certainly someone who knows her mind and...
  46. KQ--now you've got these guys all worked up. ...

    KQ--now you've got these guys all worked up. Better figure out how you're going to get 'em cooled off.
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    Forget timex. I've had two recently where the...

    Forget timex. I've had two recently where the battery wouldn't stay in place. They keep good time when they're running but start and stop when they feel like it.
  48. 11 fixtures? I have garage envy.

    11 fixtures? I have garage envy.
  49. OP--my experience as I age (I've got 18 years and...

    OP--my experience as I age (I've got 18 years and 30 pounds on you) has been to go lighter, softer, less radius but not narrower.
    And I advise against age-appropriate binding settings. They're why...
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    Reminds me of a French couple I saw on the top of...

    Reminds me of a French couple I saw on the top of the Aiguille du Midi--they went out through the ice tunnel, fully geared by in Gtx suits, harnesses, helmets, packs, ice axes, crampons, roped up in...
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