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    Every thread seems to be turning into conspiracy...

    Every thread seems to be turning into conspiracy theories lately. Hanlon's razor.
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    Unwitnessed deaths by heat stroke are usualy...

    Unwitnessed deaths by heat stroke are usualy diagnoses of exclusion, although sometimes there may be supportive evidence on autopsy....
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    I got a text from Sac County emergency services...

    I got a text from Sac County emergency services to take shelter before 2P because of heavy rain. Puzzled me at first until I realized it was meant for homeless people. Not that amusing I guess.
  4. I feel the same way about flagging as I do about...

    I feel the same way about flagging as I do about people who build cairns all over the place. Every year multiple trails around Tahoe are festooned with various colors of flagging for various...
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    Not all docs living in their trucks--just the...

    Not all docs living in their trucks--just the young ones who didn't buy houses 30 years ago. (That was the Jurassic wasn't it.) You guys may be kidding but at the peak of my income I could never...
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    That's how my mom did the brisket--with onions...

    That's how my mom did the brisket--with onions and also with potatoes. The potatoes would only be partly submerged so they would be soft on the bottom and crispy on top. I should try sometime but I...
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    They have pacemakers that you program for various...

    They have pacemakers that you program for various activities--like sex. The male version goes from 60 to 120 and back to 60 in 3 minutes. The female version stays at 60.
  8. Do you need a hanky?

    Do you need a hanky?
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    If you want to wear a mask where none is required...

    If you want to wear a mask where none is required knock yourself out but don't be making your own rules for other people. We pay people to do that--preferably public health type folks. Life is a lot...
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    Whatever it is they're teaching your kids it's...

    Whatever it is they're teaching your kids it's not critical race theory. The point of CRT is that racism is built into the structure of our society and is not dependent on individual racist acts by...
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    Around here doctors and bankers live in the back...

    Around here doctors and bankers live in the back of pickup trucks. Only real estate agents can afford houses.
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    The best thing about the pandemic is that they...

    The best thing about the pandemic is that they ran Squaw One express (now name Wa She Shu) every day as an open alternative to the closed Funitel and Tram. Normally only runs on weekends, if that....
  13. Manky makes me cranky

    Manky makes me cranky
  14. Hmm, that is disturbing.

    Hmm, that is disturbing.
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    If it makes you feel better--it probably...

    If it makes you feel better--it probably won't--people who take their medicine as directed are in the minority. Personally, I'm in the majority re one drug.


    Not so bad dying early. Not so good...
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    Overreacted is not the word I would use. ...

    Overreacted is not the word I would use. Assaulted an innocent citizen. Lost their shit in a completely non-threatening situation. Broke the law--twice. And yeah, calling out the cops when they...
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    Writing a screenplay.

    Writing a screenplay.
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    CRT freaks people out because certain politicians...

    CRT freaks people out because certain politicians want to use it to freak people out, just like the decided to make "right to life" an issue in the 70's. It's a wedge issue the actual facts of which...
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    The debate about the size of covid containing...

    The debate about the size of covid containing particles has huge relevance for getting past the pandemic. It's the difference between masks helping and not helping, it predicts how long viruses...
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    I think that's the electrician or the mechanic,...

    I think that's the electrician or the mechanic, not the mechatronics guy. (I was stuck on a chair in a pretty good storm for a good 45 minutes near the top and feeling pretty sorry for myself until...
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    Not experiment but I leave it in the fridge 24-72...

    Not experiment but I leave it in the fridge 24-72 hours or so, based more on when I feel like making dough and when I feel like making pizza. I can't say I notice any difference between 1 and 3 days...
  22. It's not that easy to find the new thread if you...

    It's not that easy to find the new thread if you didn't catch the announcement when you first started it. Which is fine--only the cool kids will participate.
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    In other words, you're an admitted troll.

    In other words, you're an admitted troll.
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    There is a map of their route in this article...

    There is a map of their route in this article https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/10/21/map-familys-route-before-they-were-found-dead-on-california-trail/

    You don't have to be dehydrated to die of...
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    Dehydration by sweating loses water and salt,...

    Dehydration by sweating loses water and salt, folks drink tons of water but don't get any salt--low sodium in the blood is bad for the brain.


    That is what the was reported in the news article I...
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    Braised. We call it braised, not boiled. (My...

    Braised. We call it braised, not boiled. (My mother made a very tasty braised brisket although these days I prefer it smoked.)
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    And this is why we need CRT. ^^^^

    And this is why we need CRT. ^^^^
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    Speaking of which--duck breasts. ATK says score...

    Speaking of which--duck breasts. ATK says score the skin and saute very slowly to render the fat and crisp the skin, then finish on the other side. When I do this the fat isn't completely rendered...
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    Why consult a doctor. Can't you just pick it up...

    Why consult a doctor. Can't you just pick it up at the feed store?
  30. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    Hansen bashing has been heavy in the mainstream...

    Hansen bashing has been heavy in the mainstream press lately. I just wish they wouldn't label him and his pals as "environmentalists".
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    A few years ago the ski areas were pulling guys...

    A few years ago the ski areas were pulling guys out of the mechatronics finals at Sierra College in Truckee to maintain lifts. I assume the demand is still there. Lifts aren't getting any simpler.
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    No brainer. Although Louie might be a fun guy to...

    No brainer. Although Louie might be a fun guy to have a drink with while you're waiting for Ilsa to show up.
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    God helps those who help themselves. Isn't that...

    God helps those who help themselves. Isn't that what the religious folks say. No wait--didn't the Christians decide that if you believed in Jesus Christ who died for your sins you could fuck up and...
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    103 day, 2 1/2 qt water bottle for all of them,...

    103 day, 2 1/2 qt water bottle for all of them, including the dog. I assume they were on their way back to the trailhead after a long hike.
    I used to hike in temps like that in AZ--I would drink 4...
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    Jacques Pepin probably has a big ass burner that...

    Jacques Pepin probably has a big ass burner that heats all the way to the edge of the pan so it heats evenly.
    One thing I learned about frying in a cold dry cast iron pan is to not touch the meat...
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    I'd recommend sticking with the Bogner.

    I'd recommend sticking with the Bogner.
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    Please tell me that the remains are Laundrie's...

    Please tell me that the remains are Laundrie's and the cause of death is alligator.
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    That works most places but not in Truckee...

    That works most places but not in Truckee (besides the fact that the USPS here doesn't deliver mail to porches). We can't even redirect first class mail. At our cluster box the carrier put up a...
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    The longer you preheat the cast iron the...

    The longer you preheat the cast iron the better--I usually start preheating will I'm still prepping. 10 minutes or more, and at the same temp setting you'll be cooking at. It's still hotter in the...
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    Walking around Sacramento and all of the sudden...

    Walking around Sacramento and all of the sudden dog skeletons are everywhere, as well as various tableaux of human skeletons doing various stuff. The best one we saw was a bunch of skeletal...
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    The CDC still has to weigh in which I believe...

    The CDC still has to weigh in which I believe will happen this week. The Moderna comes in multidose vials so it's just a matter of drawing up half the amount.
    If you really want a shot right away...
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    If you have the time and there are nearby...

    If you have the time and there are nearby branches of the shipping companies I'd drop them off. If there isn't a nearby office I'd take them to any place that accepts packages for shipping by those...
  43. They just posted a flash flood warning for those...

    They just posted a flash flood warning for those areas on Sacramento TV as well.
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    French cleat? re boats and horses--you can't...

    French cleat?

    re boats and horses--you can't eat a boat.
  45. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    I don't think it's safe to say that at all,...

    I don't think it's safe to say that at all, especially at lower elevations.
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    The problem with relying on testing to determine...

    The problem with relying on testing to determine when someone with covid can stop isolating is that PCR can detect dead virus for a long time after people are no longer contagious. OTOH from a...
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    Without immigrants whose going to buckle my boots?

    Without immigrants whose going to buckle my boots?
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    There are probably more people staying home...

    There are probably more people staying home because they don't want to work with unvaccinated people who refuse to wear masks or care for or serve unvaccinated people who refuse to wear masks. There...
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    OK--we're waiting for the gaper quote.

    OK--we're waiting for the gaper quote.
  50. Read the linked article--then come back and edit...

    Read the linked article--then come back and edit or delete your post. Probably delete, because I don't think there's any way you can edit it to make sense.
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