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    There are times when being able to fart loudly on...

    There are times when being able to fart loudly on demand can come in handy.
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    and here I thought that contraption was some kind...

    and here I thought that contraption was some kind of bong
  3. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Hey Colin--I hear Chicago might be looking for a...

    Hey Colin--I hear Chicago might be looking for a QB.

    Kaepernick had a great season and a half based on his legs (also Vernon Davis' legs) but once he got banged up and tried to be a pocket passer...
  4. My wife returns soda cans and the like for the 5...

    My wife returns soda cans and the like for the 5 cent deposit. There's no place left in Truckee that will give you money for your cans so she takes them down to Sacramento and gets in line with all...
  5. A couple of claims I've had--some water damage...

    A couple of claims I've had--some water damage from ice dams and an SUV I totaled. In both cases I was shocked by how much the insurance company gave us. But don't worry--they get you with the...
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    This one could have gone in the dumb criminals...

    This one could have gone in the dumb criminals thread or the things that amuse me thread but I decided to post in whichever appropriate thread came up first. From Sacramento Bee today:

    Dad jailed...
  7. Where did STFU go? He could put this thread out...

    Where did STFU go? He could put this thread out of its misery.
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    How about the first time the officer says "you...

    How about the first time the officer says "you probably didn't know there's no eating on the platform. Go ahead and finish your sandwich but don't do it again." I've ridden BART enough to want the...
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    Hard to say. The success and complication rate is...

    Hard to say. The success and complication rate is highly operator dependent. The literature says about 80% long term success in relieving reflux symptoms. Trouble swallowing, bloating, even trouble...
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    Says BART.

    Says BART.
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    "Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant - not...

    "Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant - not malignant - condition. Its malignant sequela, esophagogastric junctional adenocarcinoma, has a mortality rate of over 85%.[36] The risk of developing...
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    Here's what the Mayo Clinic says about long term...

    Here's what the Mayo Clinic says about long term PPI's:
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    First introduced in 1989, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely utilized medications worldwide, both in the...
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    I'm no expert on this binding (ok, I don't know...

    I'm no expert on this binding (ok, I don't know anything about it at all) but if the plastic has gotten brittle with age isn't it likely that a wing will break off altogether? This is not wear of an...
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    I haven't skied nearly enough places to offer an...

    I haven't skied nearly enough places to offer an expert opinion on the subject but it would be shocking to me if Socal areas would not be at the top of the list. The only one I've skied personally is...
  15. My impression is that most of the foreign lift...

    My impression is that most of the foreign lift ops are southern hemisphere students on summer break and the one's I've talked to (like the houseful that rents the house next to ours most years) are...
  16. Belongs in Trip Reports jong. ( I admire your...

    Belongs in Trip Reports jong. ( I admire your dedication to do 10 laps.)
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    The 1930's gravity furnace in the basement had no...

    The 1930's gravity furnace in the basement had no thermocouple on the pilot when we bought the house. Fortunately the inspector picked it up and we had one installed. We still have the asbestos...
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    could we please put the animal abuse in another...

    could we please put the animal abuse in another thread where I don't have to see it. But I would include the people who gave that asshole his license back on POS human list. How does a guy convicted...
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    Re old stoves--we just got rid of an Okeefe and...

    Re old stoves--we just got rid of an Okeefe and Merritt and glad to do it. It was in the house when we bought it in 1984 but it can't be too old since it has electric ignitors. It was a bear to...
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    Gee thanks. I have been driving Subarus with...

    Gee thanks. I have been driving Subarus with filler caps on the right for decades and it never bothered me. Now it will. The last thing I need is something else to annoy me.
  21. you'll poke your eye out

    you'll poke your eye out
  22. They don't grow so well when the land they were...

    They don't grow so well when the land they were growing on turns to desert or when the mountain snows that used to water them in the summer are now mountain rains that flood downstream but leave...
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    Living on Donner Lake we don't go anywhere on the...

    Living on Donner Lake we don't go anywhere on the 4th. Good excuse to smoke a brisket all day.
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    We recently installed a Samsung all gas. Ours is...

    We recently installed a Samsung all gas. Ours is freestanding, has a warming drawer, which we use for storage as well, has the oval center burner which I do use, although I'm not sure it's any better...
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    not sure. this year was the first time I knew...

    not sure. this year was the first time I knew about it because there was a big sign on our road but it may have been the rule all along. also not sure if it's year round. I do have a propane smoker...
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    regarding the gravel area--depends where the...

    regarding the gravel area--depends where the property lines are, but chances are that gravel is still public ROW and just as legal as if there were a curb. In the Nextdoor conversation I referred to...
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    Keying your neighbor's car seems like a great way...

    Keying your neighbor's car seems like a great way to make both parties' lives miserable for years.
    Now in places like Boston, where people shovel out their spots when the snow is deep, I agree you...
  28. The other thing about November is how long it...

    The other thing about November is how long it lasts when it does snow. Ground may or may not be frozen, no base, still can get pretty warm (really warm this year of course).
    I drove by SB the...
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    I had skied a little in SE Michigan but when I...

    I had skied a little in SE Michigan but when I moved to CA I skied BC before I started skiing resorts. Given the gear available at the time what I was doing was just slightly glorified XC skiing and...
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    Does it bother you as much as "nucular"? OTOH...

    Does it bother you as much as "nucular"?

    OTOH this morning I am learning that the capital of Ukraine is pronounced "Keev", which I should know since half my family comes from Ukraine. (I guess in...
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    Not as much fun as the guy in college who...

    Not as much fun as the guy in college who fantasized about being a proctologist and used to show up at parties wearing rubber gloves and asking people if he could do rectal exams on them. I am not...
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    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and...

    Open fires and charcoal and wood grills and smokers are banned in Truckee. We can still use propane and pellet smokers.
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    Garage is detached.

    Garage is detached.
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    IME the manual that comes with the binding, if...

    IME the manual that comes with the binding, if there is one, doesn't say anything about adjusting them, the theory being that only a certified shop should be doing that. To do your own adjustments,...
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    That was me way back in the day. Trying to make...

    That was me way back in the day. Trying to make it down a black gladed sun baked run a couple of days after 18 inches of snow--maybe Longhorn, I made turns by grabbing trees as I passed them to...
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    /The modern equivalent--"My cable provider...

    /The modern equivalent--"My cable provider dropped that channel in a dispute over money."
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    I wonder how many people know it's illegal to eat...

    I wonder how many people know it's illegal to eat on the platform? I sure didn't. There are probably signs but the last time I took BART to the airport I didn't notice any. There is a...
  38. I've been skiing North Tahoe for 40+ years and at...

    I've been skiing North Tahoe for 40+ years and at least going back that far decent skiing at Thanksgiving--meaning something other than man made WROD --has always been uncommon. Even decent skiing...
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    A simple "No, I haven't seen it" works fine. If...

    A simple "No, I haven't seen it" works fine. If they say you should watch it just say you'll keep it in mind, and then don't. Nobody actually gives a fuck about whether someone else watches TV or...
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    routine tasks on the wards--checking labs, doing...

    routine tasks on the wards--checking labs, doing dictations, discharging patients. I don't know what the fleas (internists) call it, but for surgeons it's pretty much everything that happens outside...
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    Back was when I was working I used to have to...

    Back was when I was working I used to have to order residents to go home when they'd been on call the night before. I'd let them stay to do a case but not to do scut.
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    I keep meaning to make some. You may have...

    I keep meaning to make some. You may have inspired me, or maybe not.
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    Yesterday I couldn't open the deadbolt WITH a...

    Yesterday I couldn't open the deadbolt WITH a key. Finally had to beat on the lever with a hammer, file the strike plate. I never use button locks on exterior doors. Too easy to break in, too easy...
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    Attn ThreeRidges: THIS is how you do it. Watch...

    Attn ThreeRidges: THIS is how you do it. Watch and learn.
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    I bet it isn;t certified organic. But it is...

    I bet it isn;t certified organic. But it is gluten free.
  46. Nah, no one on TGR skis a ski that short. Waste...

    Nah, no one on TGR skis a ski that short. Waste of time posting it here.
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    First rule of TGR--never apologize. Double down....

    First rule of TGR--never apologize. Double down. Call your accusers nasty names or tell them to eat a bag of dicks. Good practice for being president.
  48. God speaks in a still, small voice. If things...

    God speaks in a still, small voice. If things are noisy you might miss it. Or maybe it's just tinnitus.
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    someone posts " what's the best x" and a bunch of...

    someone posts " what's the best x" and a bunch of people reply recommending the one they use, which was the only one they tried. In order to review or recommend gear you should have tried a...
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    Blasting nuclear waste with lasers? What could...

    Blasting nuclear waste with lasers? What could possibly go wrong?
    On a similar note--commercially viable fusion may be getting closer (just like autonomous cars?)_...
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