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    Impressive.

    Impressive.
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    Thanks--sorry I didn't explain better but that...

    Thanks--sorry I didn't explain better but that happened this summer but I'll take all the Happy Birthdays I can get.
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    My kid in the Air Force got Pfizers originally. ...

    My kid in the Air Force got Pfizers originally. They decided he needed a booster--because he's a HCW I guess. He got Moderna because that's what they had. I don't know what dose.
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    If your wife has a 99% sat at 9K she is obviously...

    If your wife has a 99% sat at 9K she is obviously using a banned substance.
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    At Safeway I have to give my birthdate--the...

    At Safeway I have to give my birthdate--the system requires the clerk to enter it. What pisses me off is that when it happens to be my birthday the clerk doesn't wish me a happy one.
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    Agree about the 91 sat. With the caveat that...

    Agree about the 91 sat. With the caveat that sometimes people hold their breath when checking their sat. If it's low, sit up, cough a couple of times, take a couple of deep breaths and keep...
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    Woodworking is harder than surgery. As I said...

    Woodworking is harder than surgery. As I said --tighter tolerances with woodworking, no flexibility and the wood doesn't heal if you make a mistake. Plus no one can see what it looks like on the...
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    excellent

    excellent
  9. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    It's pretty obvious that forest management for...

    It's pretty obvious that forest management for wildfire mitigation is not and never will be one and done. It will require repeated cycles of thinning and natural and prescribed burning, especially...
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    From what I can tell good ortho is really tough...

    From what I can tell good ortho is really tough carpentry--getting the angles and lengths right on complex fractures and joint replacement is very precise work. OTOH woodworking is a lot tougher...
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    How are people going to know what a rad skier you...

    How are people going to know what a rad skier you are if you don't have a dildo heel?
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    I don't know the forests of Washington, where you...

    I don't know the forests of Washington, where you are, but I know that the forests of California are not Bavaria. The climax forests of the Sierra Nevada are widely spaced big trees with a shaded...
  13. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Obviously virtually no one uses all the days at...

    Obviously virtually no one uses all the days at all the resorts on their IKON pass. Or even close. And a lot of us use few if any--those of us for whom the IKON pass is the only pass at our home...
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    A big reason I worked for Kaiser was so I could...

    A big reason I worked for Kaiser was so I could do what I loved--operate, collect a salary, and let someone else deal with the business. I've never regretted that decision.
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    I don't think there would be any legal obstacle...

    I don't think there would be any legal obstacle to hybrid vaccination. Big health systems, public health depts etc will follow the CDC's recommendations. Individual docs and perhaps some university...
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    FDA panel recommends a second J and J dose for...

    FDA panel recommends a second J and J dose for everyone who got a first one, 2 months after the first. They discussed but did not vote up or down on whether to the second could or should be an mRNA...
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    81QQEblc8HQ

    81QQEblc8HQ
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    Any pics of her weeding?

    Any pics of her weeding?
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    Only in America would someone let their balls get...

    Only in America would someone let their balls get that swollen and not see a doctor sooner.
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    The only place Costco can deliver those TV's is...

    The only place Costco can deliver those TV's is if you live on a boat in LA Harbor.
  21. NOAA says La Nina.

    NOAA says La Nina.
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    byhRXB8JZNs

    byhRXB8JZNs
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    Are your balls swollen? If not, then yeah, they...

    Are your balls swollen? If not, then yeah, they probably left it out of the freezer overnight.
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    Did that work with the Giant Sequoias? I think...

    Did that work with the Giant Sequoias? I think school is still out on that.

    Why didn't you say so in the first place? As long as there's a window upstairs that people can jump through into a snow...
  25. Is it possible that the FS hasn't gotten around...

    Is it possible that the FS hasn't gotten around to taking down the closed signs? I can't imagine that's high on their priority list. I would think that if the bulletin and maps shows an area open...
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    ?Replace with steel?

    ?Replace with steel?
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    What if you have to piss?

    What if you have to piss?
  28. Thread: Wildlife

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    You might be one in the next life. Or were one...

    You might be one in the next life. Or were one in the last.
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    Save your pennies.

    Save your pennies.
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    Suffice it to say that the skills and aptitudes...

    Suffice it to say that the skills and aptitudes that make one a good carpenter do not translate well in to preparing bids and figuring out estimated taxes every quarter.
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    "A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last...

    "A top administrator in Southlake, Texas, last week advised teachers that if they have a book about the Holocaust, they should have a book from an "opposing" perspective, NBC News reported, citing an...
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    I'm no fan of pharma and their pricing, but $712...

    I'm no fan of pharma and their pricing, but $712 for a 5 day course (40 pills) of a newly released novel drug that may prevent hospitalization and death doesn't strike me as particularly steep. ...
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    Maybe not what it initially seems....

    Maybe not what it initially seems. https://www.al.com/news/huntsville/2021/10/huntsville-police-to-release-video-of-christina-nance-getting-into-van-where-she-died.html
  34. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Don't be jiggling the handle too much or you'll...

    Don't be jiggling the handle too much or you'll go blind.
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    A small family hill with cheaper lessons is a...

    A small family hill with cheaper lessons is a good place to learn. Some instructors are better than others--unless you have good connections figuring out which is which is trial and error. IME...
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    Hope you're joking. Had a guy die on us. I...

    Hope you're joking. Had a guy die on us. I think it got him in the vein on the back of his hand. Guy was well over 6ft, over 250#, I can't remember how many dozens of vials of antivenom we gave...
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    Missouri just expanded Medicaid ala the ACA....

    Missouri just expanded Medicaid ala the ACA. Better late than never. With strikes, people quitting jobs or deciding not to work--maybe we're on the cusp of a pendulum swing in favor of...
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    There is a reason that 3/4 of snake bites are in...

    There is a reason that 3/4 of snake bites are in men.
    There is a reason that women live longer than men and single men live shorter than anyone else.
    There is a reason women both have babies and...
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    FDA panel recommending Moderna boosters--half...

    FDA panel recommending Moderna boosters--half dose by the way, which is still more than the Pfizer. FDA meeting soon and CDC next week. Same eligibility criteria as Pfizer--65+, high risk, or high...
  40. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Sorry kids--not much under the tree this morning...

    Sorry kids--not much under the tree this morning I know. Santa is still stuck at the Port of Los Angeles, but check in your xmas stockings for some great IKON pass swag.
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    And a private chef of course. I know a guy...

    And a private chef of course.
    I know a guy who's a full time caretaker/handyman for a rich guy's house. And he doesn't even get free lodging there. He used to volunteer at the Truckee Roundhouse,...
  42. I wonder if any of the other resorts will offer...

    I wonder if any of the other resorts will offer discounts or discounted passes for SatT passholders?
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    Not to worry, they did a prescribed burn on the...

    Not to worry, they did a prescribed burn on the oil slick.
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    I don;t blame the guy for trying to pet it--it...

    I don;t blame the guy for trying to pet it--it was wagging its tail.
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    Yeah--I've seen a number of 3rd placers win in...

    Yeah--I've seen a number of 3rd placers win in Final when the other two were close and both bet the max. I base my feeling on how he played in the first two rounds. How does a guy with 30 something...
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    I had a hand surgeon after I tore a finger...

    I had a hand surgeon after I tore a finger tendon. He had 6 cases the day he did my surgery. He had all of his patients for the day come in at 6AM so they were all ready to be first case in case...
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    Those of us lucky enough to own a house in ski...

    Those of us lucky enough to own a house in ski town had best learn to fix shit on our own.
  48. I've been going to Olympic Boot works at Squaw....

    I've been going to Olympic Boot works at Squaw. Lately my impression has been that they tend to upsell. I've heard good things about Tahoe Sports Hub in downtown Truckee. I don't know any particular...
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    Is it right side up or upside down Tyvek.

    Is it right side up or upside down Tyvek.
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    I think Matt threw it. No way did he not know...

    I think Matt threw it. No way did he not know that the Alps aren't in Poland. And he didn't suddenly forget how to hit the buzzer. I think he had had enough. Computer PhD from Yale--1.5M is...
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