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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...
  2. True, up until the point where the family starts...

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

    Incel?
  4. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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?...
  8. 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.
  10. 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,...
  12. 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...
  15. 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...
  18. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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.
  25. Thread: Physics

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    with a pull starter?

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

    I don't know. She doesn't have a lifetime .367 average.
  27. 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.
  28. 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...
  30. 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.
  34. 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...
  35. 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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    exactly

    exactly
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    Brits are starting vaccine challenge trials...

    Brits are starting vaccine challenge trials
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/covid-challenge-trials-uk/2020/10/20/00a31136-026c-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html
    The first phase of the...
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    On the contrary, it's hard to think of a more...

    On the contrary, it's hard to think of a more appropriate activity to do during a conference call. Isn't jerking off what most people do at meetings--at least the ones whose minds aren't somewhere...
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    I ordered STH2's from another place in mid Sept,...

    I ordered STH2's from another place in mid Sept, they said backordered--would ship Oct 1. Then I got an email that they were delayed, ship Oct 31, but they shipped today. I notice that none of the...
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    I wouldn't think from your description that it...

    I wouldn't think from your description that it can be drained--not if it's rock hard. Maybe at first it could have been--but usually there's too much clot for a needle and cutting it open causes...
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    Toob(in) bad. {sorry]. He's an excellent writer...

    Toob(in) bad. {sorry]. He's an excellent writer and commentator. likely neither the first nor the last.
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    I assume the company that made the DIN foot...

    I assume the company that made the DIN foot doesn't make a tech foot? Everyone else is jumping on the BC bandwagon.

    The amount of energy it takes to tour with an AK prosthesis is huge. Very...
  43. Ha, no. The crap in my basement is my wife's...

    Ha, no. The crap in my basement is my wife's doing. Mostly holiday decorations. I feel about those the same way Melania does.

    There was no room in my mom's house for anyone to live, including...
  44. As long as no one with a sharpie messes with the...

    As long as no one with a sharpie messes with the snow forecast.
  45. I wish my water heater would leak and flood the...

    I wish my water heater would leak and flood the 1/4 basement so we could get rid of all the crap down there. My mom was a hoarder and had a basement leak and we were able to get rid of a bunch of...
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    My wife was in a car driving over a pass in...

    My wife was in a car driving over a pass in India. A truck had broken down and was blocking one lane, but traffic in both directions tried to go through on the other lane, nobody would back down,...
  47. ditto. and BA works for Squaw.

    ditto. and BA works for Squaw.
  48. I hit a sleeper powder day at Alpine--about a...

    I hit a sleeper powder day at Alpine--about a foot of fresh light. I hiked out High T, looked around, and realized there was one set of patrol tracks and not a single living soul in sight. A little...
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    A hematoma doesn't always go away. Sometimes it...

    A hematoma doesn't always go away. Sometimes it turns to scar. At 2 months you may still get some further shrinkage, or not. Do you have any trouble dorsiflexing the foot, compared to the other...
  50. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/plumbing/21124643/how...

    https://www.thisoldhouse.com/plumbing/21124643/how-to-prevent-plumbing-leaks-automatically
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