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    There are tib fractures and then there are tib...

    There are tib fractures and then there are tib fractures. The bad ones I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. The upper ones often take out the arteries and nerves to the lower leg and foot. The lower...
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    After buying wood from Hughes Hardwoods for 30...

    After buying wood from Hughes Hardwoods for 30 years and being disappointed by the scarcity of boards and the odd thickness of the wood in the vertical racks near the desk, today I found out that...
  3. Thread: Water.....

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    Why doesn't the governor do what we do around...

    Why doesn't the governor do what we do around here when we need snow and hold a big car wash? To be fair the last time they did that it didn't snow, but at least people had clean cars.
  4. Thread: Wildfire 2022

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    With all the different boundaries in that map I...

    With all the different boundaries in that map I gave up trying to figure out which state was which.
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    Let me guess--"out of an abundance of caution".

    Let me guess--"out of an abundance of caution".
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    Another endorsement for this plan. Great hiking...

    Another endorsement for this plan. Great hiking in the Wengen--Murren--Gimmelwald area. Or from Lauterbrunnen or Grindlewald take the train to Kleine Scheidegg and then the train to the...
  7. Lot of liability without a safety bar. Be...

    Lot of liability without a safety bar. Be careful.
  8. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Sorry, I don't remember specifically about what...

    Sorry, I don't remember specifically about what restrictions I was given. I was hurt in February, was hiking, kayaking and biking by the summer, then had heart surgery in October and was skiing...
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    Got my covid and flu shots yesterday--woke up...

    Got my covid and flu shots yesterday--woke up this morning aching all over. But that's how I feel every morning. I'm trying to convince myself I'm achy enough to go back to bed but it's not...
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    According to the aforementioned HVAC engineer...

    According to the aforementioned HVAC engineer and climate crisis zealot the ideal back up heat is wood.
    Heat pumps are big in Norway....
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    "I think it would be a good idea."

    "I think it would be a good idea."
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    What's Gillian Welch doing in the video?

    What's Gillian Welch doing in the video?
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    RIP Loretta Lynn

    Here's the Washington Post obit--unpaywalled
    https://wapo.st/3RPi9i9
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    WTF is this? "Yewww"? 428617 BTW--I'm selling...

    WTF is this? "Yewww"?
    428617

    BTW--I'm selling my IKON swag. Let's say $5 for the decal, $4 for the sticker, and $10 each for the cork coasters. PM me if you're interested. Or maybe I should...
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    I'm reminded of Gandhi's response when he was...

    I'm reminded of Gandhi's response when he was asked his opinion of Western civilization.
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    According to the heating engineer I talked to...

    According to the heating engineer I talked to earlier generations of heat pumps didn't heat well in cold climates. Newer generations do. They are being used successfully in Truckee. While gas may...
  17. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Best of luck with your recovery. I'm skiing again...

    Best of luck with your recovery. I'm skiing again after a T3 fracture with fusion, multiple other spine and rib fractures.
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    When I lived in Tucson--early 80's, the Pima...

    When I lived in Tucson--early 80's, the Pima County air museum was pretty cool. You could have a WWII plane, like a B17, explained to you by guys who flew in them in combat. Alas, not any more.
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    BTW the Desert Museum is more of a zoo than a...

    BTW the Desert Museum is more of a zoo than a museum.
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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/forests-wildfires-...

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/forests-wildfires-1.4444998

    "Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground more frequently as the climate gets hotter and drier. Now...
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    Up your way sure. But the desert and the...

    Up your way sure. But the desert and the chaparral are moving north and uphill in California. Donner ridge burned in 1959 I believe. South facing slope that's still bare and eroded. I see the same...
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    428333 A naked cell tower would fit in better...

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    A naked cell tower would fit in better than the fake tree. Looks like one of those fake xmas trees never intended to look real. (Ignore the black line--that's just me trying to figure out...
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    Saguaro National Park. Hike in the canyons in...

    Saguaro National Park.
    Hike in the canyons in the Catalina mountains--Sabino canyon is a favorite.
    Hike in the Tucson mountains.
    Tucson Desert Museum.
    Mission San Xavier del Bac
    For an...
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    A lot of places where forest has burned will...

    A lot of places where forest has burned will never grow trees again, due to climate change.
  25. sounds like the voice of bitter experience.

    sounds like the voice of bitter experience.
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    [QUOTE} Fracking ? Drilling wells ( using...

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    Fracking ? Drilling wells ( using fossil fuel ) and injecting C02? Uggggg
    Plant trees if you want to sequester CO2 , some things don't need to be all that complicated .

    I live in a...
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    People say a lot of meaningless stuff in...

    People say a lot of meaningless stuff in greeting--"How are you" comes to mind. I mean no one expects you to explain the meeting of life when they run into to you on the street, but asking someone...
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    Thanks for clarifying. Yeah, like everything...

    Thanks for clarifying. Yeah, like everything else about fixing the climate crisis it's going to require subsidies. We pay now or we pay later.
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    I think it was red after she was shot. (Was she...

    I think it was red after she was shot. (Was she shot? I don't actually remember how she died.)



    So the same dumb mistake has been made more than once. Anyway, he didn't die in Sharp's Rifles...
  30. There has been a lot of multifamily housing built...

    There has been a lot of multifamily housing built around Truckee in the last few years compared to years past. It certainly has been visible. OTOH a lot of luxury housing in places like Martis Camp...
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    The fact that we don't burn fossil fuels doesn't...

    The fact that we don't burn fossil fuels doesn't mean we can't use them to make stuff, provided we can make that stuff without generating CO2. I'm totally ignorant of the chemistry involved and...
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    I started watching Mission Impossible. Kristin...

    I started watching Mission Impossible. Kristin Scott Thomas shows up so I think maybe this movie is worth watching. Then she got killed near the beginning, so I stopped watching. You do not hire...
  33. Don't tax you. Don't tax me. Tax that guy behind...

    Don't tax you. Don't tax me. Tax that guy behind the tree.

    I suspect that one reason for high prices here is that contractors have all the work they can handle and would rather install what...
  34. Thread: Neighbors...

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    I'm sorry for your loss. It is a good thing when...

    I'm sorry for your loss. It is a good thing when old people get to go on their own terms, with their wishes and autonomy respected.
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    My wife talks to herself, at length, about...

    My wife talks to herself, at length, about ordinary things, stuff she's doing or thinking. I think I'd prefer your situation. And when she does talk to me I still don't know what she's talking about.
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    If you had gotten closer and down at eye level...

    If you had gotten closer and down at eye level you could have taken a better picture.
  37. Biden gaffe. He apparently forgot that a...

    Biden gaffe. He apparently forgot that a congresswoman had died. I've been forgetting stuff about people for decades, including that they had died. Particularly people as insignificant as a...
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    My uncle, who was the ultimate people person,...

    My uncle, who was the ultimate people person, outlived his wife--who had severe Alzheimer's and whom he cared for at home--and all 3 of his kids--AIDs, cancer, and likely suicide. No grandkids. He...
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    I hope you're not one of those condescending...

    I hope you're not one of those condescending assholes who tells me how great I'm doing when I'm xc skiing. No asshole. I'm not doing great. The nursing home just put me on skis and dropped me out...
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    My wife is a prolific generator of malaprops. ...

    My wife is a prolific generator of malaprops. She also doesn't know her right from her left, especially when giving directions. Not surprising since she's left handed. She'll say "turn left" while...
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    I should clarify--what my friend said is that...

    I should clarify--what my friend said is that carbon capture, if employed to the fullest extent possible, would reduce carbon emissions by 5-10% of the current total national amount. This was a...
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    Is the sock still on the house door knob?

    Is the sock still on the house door knob?
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    The current 3x champion is an Episcopal priest...

    The current 3x champion is an Episcopal priest from Walla Walla. Friend of yours KQ?
  44. I don't have much time to wait.

    I don't have much time to wait.
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    Yeah, that's an appropriate use of biomass. When...

    Yeah, that's an appropriate use of biomass. When a biomass plant was being considered for the landfill outside Truckee they said there was far more biomass from clearing projects than the plant...
  46. IMO electric heat makes MORE sense than electric...

    IMO electric heat makes MORE sense than electric cars, unless you can figure out how to drive with really really really long extension cords. Hey, there's an idea--put wires along all the roads that...
  47. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Excellent point. Thank you.

    Excellent point. Thank you.
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    Biomass for hydrogen makes sense if the source is...

    Biomass for hydrogen makes sense if the source is material that would otherwise be burned or landfilled and turned into fee methane. It doesn't make sense if, as the article suggests, plants are...
  49. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Shit. You just made me realize I now have one...

    Shit. You just made me realize I now have one more person I have to think of a present for. He'll only be 7 months so I guess I get a pass this year, but I'll be back in this thread next year for...
  50. Thread: Ask KQ Claus

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    Of course. (Yeah, I'm going to hell. I know.)

    Of course. (Yeah, I'm going to hell. I know.)
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