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    snow or ash?

    snow or ash?
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    344620

    344620
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    When was your last chest xr and was it normal? If...

    When was your last chest xr and was it normal? If it wasn't might be worth checking to make sure there isn't scar tissue around the lung from any left over blood in the chest. More likely there's...
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    Keeps going like this they're going to have to...

    Keeps going like this they're going to have to start naming fires with Greek letters.
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    Neither is 80 here. But it's finally getting...

    Neither is 80 here. But it's finally getting cold enough to make snow. Yay.
  6. The first rule of TGR is you don't talk about TGR.

    The first rule of TGR is you don't talk about TGR.
  7. A few years ago when there was a fire burning ...

    A few years ago when there was a fire burning west of the crest we were getting small chunks of windblown wood on our deck at Donner Lake. Fortunately none of them were live embers, but it seems to...
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    Sorry to hear you got the run around. Try a...

    Sorry to hear you got the run around. Try a different hospital next time for sure. The surgeon should have given you options but owed you an explanation of the pros and cons of each and their...
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    I just received STH2-13s from a big on line...

    I just received STH2-13s from a big on line seller. I try to buy local but the local shops are showing no Solly bindings and very little binding inventory in general. I assume they're still waiting...
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    If you're built like me--too much gut, not enough...

    If you're built like me--too much gut, not enough butt--bibs are the better option.
    Actually, there is a third option--high waisted pants, in between bib and pants, with suspenders. Keeps the...
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    But it sounds like you've been pretty diligent in...

    But it sounds like you've been pretty diligent in avoiding high risk situations and protecting yourself. Any way to get yourself tested before T day?
  12. Hard to believe it would be fire weather with a...

    Hard to believe it would be fire weather with a forecast high of 44 and a low of 11 when the fire danger is predicted Sun night and Monday, but it's 2020, so . . . .
    Drove over the hill to...
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    My wife did that with our two kids in a stroller...

    My wife did that with our two kids in a stroller in the park. Stroller and kids wound up in the duck pond, fortunately not under water.
  14. Thread: cool homes

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    Formal dining room is between the kitchen and...

    Formal dining room is between the kitchen and dinette (that's what we called them in Michigan) on one side and the living room on the other. One window which is shaded by trees, so it's dark. Fine...
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    So no rib fx. 2.5cm pneumothorax--lung edge is...

    So no rib fx. 2.5cm pneumothorax--lung edge is that far from the chest wall. Managed without a tube. Do I have that correct? I'd want to see the lung completely expanded on xray for a couple of...
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    Poll: I wouldn't dream of taking a ski vacation this...

    I wouldn't dream of taking a ski vacation this year, but I'm lucky to live near world class skiing (if it snows). The resorts should have been thinking about serving day skiers, but obviously that...
  17. True, up until the point where the family starts...

    True, up until the point where the family starts a gofundme campaign.
  18. Incel?

    Incel?
  19. Never heard of the NPS charging for a rescue. ...

    Never heard of the NPS charging for a rescue. The whole thing sounded fishy to me from the start. The story I read said she was dropped off by a shuttle at Grotto--which is in the middle of the...
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    Water polo. The matches are short, every kid gets...

    Water polo. The matches are short, every kid gets a fair amount of playing time, exciting to watch, only expense is swim suits if they do it at school. OTOH it isn't much good at babysitting kids...
  21. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Can't be too many runs in the US as cool as Big...

    Can't be too many runs in the US as cool as Big Couloir.
  22. Religions can get away with discriminating...

    Religions can get away with discriminating against gay people--refusing to ordain them (or women in some religions), for example. What's to keep
    religions from discriminating against Black people?...
  23. Religions can get away with discriminating...

    Religions can get away with discriminating against gay people--refusing to ordain them (or women in some religions), for example. What's to keep
    religions from discriminating against Black people?...
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    For the sake of the survival of the (tree)...

    For the sake of the survival of the (tree) species, lets hope so.
  25. Nah, all of those are legit, except maybe...

    Nah, all of those are legit, except maybe youngest to 50 and most wins in a calendar year. Those are a little contrived.
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    Poll: That's the problem. When things start getting out...

    That's the problem. When things start getting out of hand they shut things they have control over--and they definitely have control over a ski area. What they have no control over are gatherings,...
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Charged my kid 5$ for a core shot. They make...

    Charged my kid 5$ for a core shot. They make their profit in volume.
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    Lockhimup! Lockhimup! Lockhimup!

    Lockhimup! Lockhimup! Lockhimup!
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    Donald Trump may be mouthing off about a vaccine...

    Donald Trump may be mouthing off about a vaccine but the scientists who are actually working on it are for the most part trustworthy people. I think we will be able to rely on people like Fauci to...
  30. Thread: Physics

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    Janitors must be using ebuckets by now.

    Janitors must be using ebuckets by now.
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    I would hope that people who support Biden...

    I would hope that people who support Biden understand that electing him won't make things significantly better. The partisan divide on Covid (or BLM or global warming) is not going away and any...
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    One explanation for decreased death rates would...

    One explanation for decreased death rates would be that as infections subsided in the initially hard hit areas the ICU's were no longer overwhelmed and the quality of care improved. If that is the...
  33. No. How about methane though?

    No. How about methane though?
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    please tell me we aren't going to see a return of...

    please tell me we aren't going to see a return of the soul patch or--perish the thought--Hitler 'staches.
  35. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I am fairly confident that locals can ski safely....

    I am fairly confident that locals can ski safely. The problem is people getting stupid on vacation--packing bars, restaurants, 20 people in a 4 BR airbnb.
    I would shut STR's, leave hotels open...
  36. Just as long as you don't post garbage stats like...

    Just as long as you don't post garbage stats like the ones football announcers love to use to fill dead air time (ie most of a football game.) I don't want to read "most 2nd place finishes in first...
  37. good one. But can she hit the curve ball?

    good one. But can she hit the curve ball?
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    It was the New Yorker. Men should be free to...

    It was the New Yorker.

    Men should be free to do what they want with their own bodies. They shouldn't have to go to back alleys to masturbate.
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    One thing that will be important--which TT...

    One thing that will be important--which TT already knows--is that whatever the solution is it has to preserve equal leg length.
  40. Thread: Physics

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    with a pull starter?

    with a pull starter?
  41. I don't know. She doesn't have a lifetime .367...

    I don't know. She doesn't have a lifetime .367 average.
  42. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Squalpine is a risky option for December and...

    Squalpine is a risky option for December and getting riskier by the year.
  43. Thread: Physics

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    Both sides, no?

    Both sides, no?
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    What's the mechanics of skinning with an AK...

    What's the mechanics of skinning with an AK prosthesis? I assume the amputated limb never gets out in front--or am I wrong? The little I know about AK prosthetics is way outdated--think Captain...
  45. Thread: cool homes

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    x10000

    x10000
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    I've heard of Darwin. What's your point?

    I've heard of Darwin. What's your point?
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    I know that's the standard explanation for what...

    I know that's the standard explanation for what happened with SARS--that it disappeared because of epidemiological measures. I wonder if there isn't a virological explanation--but I'm neither a...
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    The appropriate response is to hide in a closet...

    The appropriate response is to hide in a closet for a couple of weeks--with a phone to watch porn on of course.
  49. Thread: Physics

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    How does it violate thermodynamics? It converts...

    How does it violate thermodynamics? It converts electrical energy into mechanical energy (the movement of the bucket) and heat (the leaf blower gets hotter and there's friction between the wheels...
  50. That's summer weather on the CA coast. Bad sign....

    That's summer weather on the CA coast. Bad sign. Instead of winter on the way, summer is returning.
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