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  1. Yeah, for a safari this is probably correct. You...

    Yeah, for a safari this is probably correct. You want as much zoom as you can get without degrading quality. I was just commenting on the choice of getting an add-on lens adapter for the iPhone,...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Canadians have a “work ethic”? Or do you mean...

    Canadians have a “work ethic”? Or do you mean lack of it?
  3. Thread: Classic Films

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    My default channel is TCM. Any movie with a...

    My default channel is TCM.

    Any movie with a Barrymore in it is worth watching. That goes for Lionel, John, Ethel, and even Drew. Same goes for Huston and Orson Wells.
  4. I haven’t tried editing RAW yet (guess that’s...

    I haven’t tried editing RAW yet (guess that’s next on my learning curve), but the phone does a remarkable job of adjusting exposure to essentially do HDR on the fly to avoid blown out skies and such....
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    Well, it was described as a NJ take on “sloppy...

    Well, it was described as a NJ take on “sloppy joes”.

    I seldom nitpick, but a sloppy joe is already a well-defined sandwich category consisting of ground meat of some kind, in a bbq sauce or...
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  7. Maybe consider upgrading your phone to one of the...

    Maybe consider upgrading your phone to one of the newer versions with 3 lenses so you have built-in telephoto and wide angle without needing any add-on? On my recent trip, I stopped using my DSLR...
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    While that looks potentially messy, and probably...

    While that looks potentially messy, and probably tasty, I have a hard time categorizing that sandwich as a “sloppy joe”.
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    Jeeze, where was that Texas team last week? I...

    Jeeze, where was that Texas team last week? I guess TCU is a little better team than Kansas. Getting stoked to watch UT play some meaningless bowl game in San Antonio or El Paso.

    And UT beat...
  11. Thread: Steamboat beta

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    Breakfast at The Egg. 434757

    Breakfast at The Egg.
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    Just reviewed the tape again. Andrew had less...

    Just reviewed the tape again. Andrew had less than half of Amy’s total going into final. It was impossible for Andrew to catch Amy unless Amy bet too much. Ah, I see what you are getting at. But...
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    I guess this is why I’m watching the show and...

    I guess this is why I’m watching the show and she’s playing it. I guess the final jeopardy bet makes some sense if she thinks everyone will miss, but then why bet anything at all? There is no...
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  17. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve seen...

    I haven’t tried it myself, but I’ve seen recommendations for cauliflower rice used as a binder for keto meatballs,
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Whether he can afford it is beside the point. ...

    Whether he can afford it is beside the point. Private individuals should not control significant assets that can be used militarily in a war with security implications for the US. This seems to be...
  19. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I haven’t tried this, but it is how I would make...

    I haven’t tried this, but it is how I would make meatballs without bread. But normally, I’d add some panko breadcrumbs, and cut back on the cheese.
    ...
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Well, he has a point. Spacex or Musk shouldn’t...

    Well, he has a point. Spacex or Musk shouldn’t be the ones paying for that. If it suits US foreign policy then the US govt should be paying for it.
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    He’s banned. I think because he kept deleting...

    He’s banned. I think because he kept deleting threads that he started, but not completely sure.
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  24. I was hesitant at first, but I really like the...

    I was hesitant at first, but I really like the ice blue. It is the perfect jacket to wear on a cool rainy Friday morning first brunch with the neighbors. The jacket got complements.
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    I actually hit some balls last week in...

    I actually hit some balls last week in California, off mats. God, I suck. But somehow I challenged my two cousins, who live on golf courses and play everyday, to a match next summer.

    Maybe I...
  26. Yeah, like I said, judging from the space inside...

    Yeah, like I said, judging from the space inside the jacket, I probably could have fit into an L. But L is kinda hit and miss with me. Sometimes they fit, sometimes too tight. So XL is the safe...
  27. As for sizing, I’m 5’10”, 185. I bought the XL,...

    As for sizing, I’m 5’10”, 185. I bought the XL, since it was noted that these jackets run smaller than other FRS jackets like the Antero. In other words, they run truer to what other manufacturers...
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    Yeah, that was hard to watch. I kept waiting for...

    Yeah, that was hard to watch. I kept waiting for Sark to send Hudson Card in. Ah, well, another mediocre season.
  29. Was pleasantly surprised to find my new jacket in...

    Was pleasantly surprised to find my new jacket in the mailbox this afternoon. Very quick shipping!

    I’m happy, although I’m tempted to get another in a different color for variety. Must resist.
  30. Thread: GOUT

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    Had a gout attack recently, despite religiously...

    Had a gout attack recently, despite religiously taking my allopurinol. The place I was staying at happened have one of those hydration pee color charts posted, and yep my color was indeed well into...
  31. Taken care of. Thanks Micol!

    Taken care of. Thanks Micol!
  32. It was using my iPhone 13. I sent a PM to Micol.

    It was using my iPhone 13. I sent a PM to Micol.
  33. Yes, that’s what I alluded to. It didn’t work...

    Yes, that’s what I alluded to. It didn’t work for me. Not sure why, if it worked for others. I’ll send you a PM.
  34. Just ordered one. I like the concept. The...

    Just ordered one. I like the concept.

    The “signature” discount code that I applied didn’t appear to have any effect, though.
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    That’s what my cousin told me. My aunt is...

    That’s what my cousin told me. My aunt is definitely in charge of things. She said, “What’s the worst that can happen? She dies in the place she loves.”

    Oh, and I found out she already has one...
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    The meeting/reunion with my Grand Junction...

    The meeting/reunion with my Grand Junction cousins went well. It was gently explained to me that everything was under control. The deteriorating conditions at the house are nothing new, the wasps...
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    Yeah, she actually is. She still drives herself...

    Yeah, she actually is. She still drives herself around to Craig and Steamboat, and up to a few years ago would make the trip to Arizona and back on her own. But time catches up to everyone. I have...
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Yeah, I just recently read an article that...

    Yeah, I just recently read an article that explained that’s where the term “thunder run” came from. Tanks intentionally driving over mines to clear a path.

    Probably not antitank mines, though.
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    This thread really hits close to home with me. ...

    This thread really hits close to home with me. The main reason for the trip I’m on is to visit my 92 yr old Aunt (along with other family along the way).

    My Aunt lives by herself on a ranch about...
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    Yeah, I’m just catching up.

    Yeah, I’m just catching up.
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    In a somewhat related note, it appears that you...

    In a somewhat related note, it appears that you now need a timed entry reservation (they call them “appointments”) to enter the Melanzana store in Leadville. The earliest available appointment is...
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    Had breakfast with the Hells Angels in Elko NV...

    Had breakfast with the Hells Angels in Elko NV the other day. Eating my eggs and in walked about a dozen Angels and sat at the table next to me. Friendly guys, but I wouldn’t want to tick them off....
  46. Thread: Hematoma Time!

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    I think he was having “fun”. Yikes, man! At...

    I think he was having “fun”.

    Yikes, man! At least there’s no broken bone sticking out of that leg. Get well and try again.
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  49. Thread: Ukraine

    by billyk
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    In any intelligence agency covert operation...

    In any intelligence agency covert operation you’re never going to get complete transparency and proof presented to the public. That’s just not the way things are done. Also, it is not unheard of...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    “We”, meaning the US, could almost certainly take...

    “We”, meaning the US, could almost certainly take out the bridge if we wanted. I think we are still trying to avoid a direct conflict with Russia that could very easily escalate to nuclear war.
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