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    Last year, i think, there was a guy, steep skier,...

    Last year, i think, there was a guy, steep skier, that got hurt in a climbing accident.

    Anyone knows if he's ok?

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    Don't know why it's so hard to get a good...

    Don't know why it's so hard to get a good ristretto in a cafe.

    In Tahoe, only one place that's decent, and in France, where i am now, zero around me.

    In Italy, no problem.

    I remember, years...
  3. Nice skiing again. Was the second couloir the...

    Nice skiing again. Was the second couloir the north one on leavitt?

    Always wanted to ski it

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  4. Coming back in August, then back to the pyrenees...

    Coming back in August, then back to the pyrenees in December till April.

    This is the program every year.

    I want my kids in school in Tahoe sept thru Dec, France January thru April, then back in...
  5. Halls of god is one of my favorite places in...

    Halls of god is one of my favorite places in Tahoe.

    Nice skiing.

    In France, lockdown for 8 weeks, no skiing or mountain biking.

    I tried to sneak over to ski, sure enough, police: where do...
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    Comencal makes a pretty nice bike, good front...

    Comencal makes a pretty nice bike, good front firm, disk, 950 or so

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    Looks like oil consumption is coming back and...

    Looks like oil consumption is coming back and supply is a lot lower.

    Probably a lot more people will drive instead of taking public transportation, worldwide.

    But on the other hand, more people...
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    When i lived near Sacramento, on shortline lake,...

    When i lived near Sacramento, on shortline lake, i used to go to biba often.
    Great food, and she was a nice friendly person.

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    Yeah, most ski socks are way too padded. If you...

    Yeah, most ski socks are way too padded.
    If you find some that are thin, let us know

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    True Sent from my Redmi Note 8 Pro using...

    True

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    I hate staying in hotels. And in the us, a lot...

    I hate staying in hotels.

    And in the us, a lot of hotels are charging extra fees to everyone for using the pool, other facilities. These fees are not quoted in advance, surprise when you get...
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    I'm 70 and i worry much less about dying than...

    I'm 70 and i worry much less about dying than about suffering long term damage which would prevent me from skiing, climbing and mountain biking.

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    How true Sent from my Redmi Note 8 Pro using...

    How true

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    It seems to me that the data shows a very large...

    It seems to me that the data shows a very large percentage of younger people that are infected have no or mild symptoms.

    But they can still infect other people, so lockdown is still the only way...
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    True, us does not have lockdown the way France...

    True, us does not have lockdown the way France and other countries had.

    All this time has been wasted with little discernable effect, except for ny

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    My feet are 100.5 wide. Would these shoes work?...

    My feet are 100.5 wide. Would these shoes work?
    I'm pretty sensitive to lateral pressure

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    The days from roast are they with beans recu...

    The days from roast are they with beans recu exposed to air or under vacuum?

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    Why is the direct plumb better? Sent from my...

    Why is the direct plumb better?

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    I have to say that to me, the crema could be a...

    I have to say that to me, the crema could be a lot darker. How long does it take for the shot to come thru?

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    How sure are you? You don't think there are...

    How sure are you? You don't think there are politics involved in disclosing the mortality rate?

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    Agree, but this is the same with every other...

    Agree, but this is the same with every other disease, like flu. People that have a mild case do not go to the doctor.
    So we really don't know how many have the flu, we just know how many had bad...
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    Where do you guys get the 1% death rate, from...

    Where do you guys get the 1% death rate, from what propaganda?
    As of today 238,000 dead out of 3,366,000 infected. 7.1%.

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  23. When i had radicals i fabricated an aluminum...

    When i had radicals i fabricated an aluminum piece for the riser.

    Problem was with ski crampons, not enough bite.

    Then i added a spacer to the crampons, worked better.

    Then i broke the heel...
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    Sweden is 244, France, Italy Spain , 370-450 ...

    Sweden is 244, France, Italy Spain , 370-450

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    You're one step removed when investing in a...

    You're one step removed when investing in a company that owes bonds.

    I'm talking about you being leveraged.

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    I'm talking about investing, not running a...

    I'm talking about investing, not running a company.

    A company can have reliable cash flow, even when things go bad, so some debt can be ok.

    Of course today most companies have too much debt.
    ...
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    Btw, a study of a few years ago showed that...

    Btw, a study of a few years ago showed that borrowing to invest never worked, at least over the last 700 years.

    Don't leverage.

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    Total, cvx, xom, bp, rdsb have great dividends,...

    Total, cvx, xom, bp, rdsb have great dividends, and are reasonably low on price.
    With the exception of xom, dividend is safe.

    Buy half of what you'd like to own, then sell puts out of money. You...
  29. Damn guys, you have no idea how much this...

    Damn guys, you have no idea how much this resonates with me.

    I started three companies, and with the first two went thru some really lean times, like but knowing how to make payroll this week.
    ...
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    Or something that lets you ski safely, which is...

    Or something that lets you ski safely, which is not the same thing.
    I fall so rarely that retention is more important by far to me. Ymmv

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    I think they are simple and elegant. Sent...

    I think they are simple and elegant.

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    Ok, to each his own. With either my resort...

    Ok, to each his own.

    With either my resort (Salomon or look) or bc bindings (Salomon mtn) i never had pre mature releases.

    If i had even one, i would look for another binding.

    I would really...
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    Why's the Chinese flu a stereotype? It did...

    Why's the Chinese flu a stereotype?

    It did originate in China, right?

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    No, they are not working if you had pre releases....

    No, they are not working if you had pre releases.

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    This graph says differently326177 Sent from my...

    This graph says differently326177

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    I did it last night Sent from my Redmi Note 8...

    I did it last night

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    Maybe. I base my steep ski acquisition on how...

    Maybe.

    I base my steep ski acquisition on how well it does in shitty, challenging conditions, like ice, mank, breakable etc. Any ski will do well in good conditions.

    But many times i encounter...
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    My vwerks katanas do pretty well in breakable,...

    My vwerks katanas do pretty well in breakable, provided it's steep or i can go fast enough, ie good visibility



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    I don't get the estimate of dear rate being 3% or...

    I don't get the estimate of dear rate being 3% or so.

    There are 175,000 deaths to date, and 2.6mm cases. That's about 7% and understated, since the deaths are correlated with cases of a week or so...
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    So what? They can sell it but whoever buys it...

    So what?

    They can sell it but whoever buys it will still hold it.

    That debt stays until due date. It doesn't matter who owns it.

    And since China has a trade surplus with the us, it gets...
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    I have them, good, but not great . For example,...

    I have them, good, but not great . For example, cannot open or close the pocket zippers one handed, like in my arcteryx.
    Annoyingly, the two push on buttons on the waist do not stay closed.
    Little...
  42. Yeah, i was in the shop then the tech mounted the...

    Yeah, i was in the shop then the tech mounted the mtns and he cranked really hard on the screws, so no worries

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    Why worry about low market cap stocks with huge...

    Why worry about low market cap stocks with huge spreads when you can buy emerging markets etfs with very low valuations.

    Stocks can go to zero, countries do not, or very very rarely.

    Russia,...
  44. All my bc skiing is on katanas with Salomon mtn....

    All my bc skiing is on katanas with Salomon mtn.

    Great everywhere, including steep firm couloirs.

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    It is, use options Sent from my Redmi Note 8...

    It is, use options

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    Well, if the Chinese wake up and improve their...

    Well, if the Chinese wake up and improve their personal hygiene, maybe epidemics will not start there.

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    How hard or time consuming is it? Sent...

    How hard or time consuming is it?



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    That's what they said. What coffee are you...

    That's what they said.

    What coffee are you using?

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    I bought a jura and i tried to get a ristretto to...

    I bought a jura and i tried to get a ristretto to come in 25 seconds, no way. It was about 8 seconds.

    I emailed jura and they said this is normal.

    So i sent it back and got a lellit.

    Sent...
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    Ok true, but am trying to say is that the return...

    Ok true, but am trying to say is that the return on buy and hold is not great if you buy at a high valuation

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