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    Can you explain for us homeowners who still use...

    Can you explain for us homeowners who still use rakes. I think I understand from the googles but not sure.
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    We get a ton of pitting here. Given the cost of...

    We get a ton of pitting here. Given the cost of readjusting the cameras replacing the windshield unless there's a crack the insurance covers isn't an option. I have found that polarized sunglasses...
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    ophthalmologist dammit

    ophthalmologist dammit
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    7 Yankees staff testing positive for Covid 19,...

    7 Yankees staff testing positive for Covid 19, all asymptomatic so far, all breakthrough cases.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/sports/baseball/yankees-covid-cases.html
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    In a scenario the CDC describes where an infected...

    In a scenario the CDC describes where an infected person and a potential infected person are spending significant time in an enclosed space without excellent ventilation and filtration--in other...
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    Shortage of stuff plus shortage of truck drivers...

    Shortage of stuff plus shortage of truck drivers mean fewer trucks on the road meaning less road kill to turn into cat food.
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    She gonna get you a plaster trowel for next xmas?

    She gonna get you a plaster trowel for next xmas?
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    That article doesn't consider the B.1.617 strain...

    That article doesn't consider the B.1.617 strain from India, or any yet-to-arise variants. I'm not suggesting wearing a mask forever. Case numbers will be the best indicator, especially breathrough...
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    I still wear a mask in close settings, don't eat...

    I still wear a mask in close settings, don't eat indoors at restaurants etc because we don't have good data on the effectiveness of the vaccines on all the variants (the Indian one seems to be a...
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    In my career the thing that had the most...

    In my career the thing that had the most emotional impact on me was the tour we had in med school of the institution in Coldwater, MI where they warehoused the profoundly mentally disabled--no one...
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    I'd love to hear Louis Black read that.

    I'd love to hear Louis Black read that.
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    That cleaver is much cooler than a pizza cutter. ...

    That cleaver is much cooler than a pizza cutter.
    Good luck--we did a minor kitchen remodel--base cabinets, counter top, floor--and we're still looking for stuff 2 years later.
  13. A question. I have a UA sticker from the first...

    A question. I have a UA sticker from the first iteration of UA on my skis. Is the sticker still valid or do I have to get a new one? Can I turn the old one in for a credit on the new one? Is the...
  14. I mentioned Amorgos--other than a monastery in...

    I mentioned Amorgos--other than a monastery in the side of a cliff you have to hike to there's not much there. We only spent a few days. We talked to a guy who'd been there 2 weeks, we asked him...
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    Came out a little tough did it--or do you just...

    Came out a little tough did it--or do you just like using that cleaver?

    Used our new Fibrament stone the other night, that sucker is thick and heavy--took 45 minutes to get the oven to 525. I...
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    Not if you get them from a farmer's market. And...

    Not if you get them from a farmer's market. And in Sacramento the developers used to lease land they were holding to Hmong farmers who grew strawberries and sold them from little stands at...
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    Took them 5 hours to replace my ascending aorta...

    Took them 5 hours to replace my ascending aorta and aortic valve and bypass 3 coronary arteries--I could have skied at 2 months but the surgeon said 3 so I waited. But they were doing that 30 years...
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    You remind of my friend--on a climbing trip in...

    You remind of my friend--on a climbing trip in the Winds he smashed mosquitoes on the roof of the tent so that they stuck there. Or my three friends in college who had a large room on the top floor...
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    Bat shit crazy on several levels.

    Bat shit crazy on several levels.
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    Nurses aide at the VA kills 7 vets with insulin....

    Nurses aide at the VA kills 7 vets with insulin.
    https://www.npr.org/2021/05/11/995885699/woman-who-murdered-7-veterans-in-va-hospital-gets-multiple-life-sentences

    When I was a med student at...
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    Inflation, deflation--someone is bound to be...

    Inflation, deflation--someone is bound to be right and claim they're a genius.
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    I should clarify--like others have said I...

    I should clarify--like others have said I certainly don't support vaccinating kids outside of trials until the trials are complete. I wonder if the trials on kids, particularly the younger kids,...
  23. We stayed in Chania and Iraklion. In Iraklion we...

    We stayed in Chania and Iraklion. In Iraklion we ate in the shell of a bombed out building (when we were there maybe 15 years ago there was still unrepaired damage from WWII) and listened to an...
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    I find the damn things on the bottom of my shoes...

    I find the damn things on the bottom of my shoes all the time. Beats dog shit I suppose.
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    reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon--nerdy guy...

    reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon--nerdy guy with a shaved head and his wife says "Somehow, on you it just looks bald."
    I tried the biker look once--mustache and goatee, but I just looked like an...
  26. When we were in Greece many years ago we enjoyed...

    When we were in Greece many years ago we enjoyed Crete, Santorini, Naxos, Amorgos. Santorini in particular was great in the morning and evening, not so great during the day when the cruise ships...
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    Consider yourself fried. I'm good with any...

    Consider yourself fried.


    I'm good with any mandatory vaccination waiting for full FDA approval, which is just around the corner. I heard on the TV that the FDA wants 5 months of safety data. I...
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    [ kids hardly ever die from measles,...

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    kids hardly ever die from measles, mumps, etc etc. The reason kids should eventually be required to be vaccinated for Covid in order to go to school is the same reason they should have their...
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    Ice hockey--the speed and skill level have never...

    Ice hockey--the speed and skill level have never been higher. Now if they could get rid of the fighting and cheap shots. (I'd rather watch international hockey--the wider rink makes for a more wide...
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    Maybe OJ can help him find the real culprit.

    Maybe OJ can help him find the real culprit.
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    My first thought was that I didn't think Tiger's...

    My first thought was that I didn't think Tiger's leg was healed enough for him to be roaming a neighborhood. I could see a cop holding him at gunpoint though.
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    Like Bennymac said, anaphylaxis would be minutes...

    Like Bennymac said, anaphylaxis would be minutes after the shot. Certainly could be some other vaccine reaction, so from your standpoint it probably doesn't matter, other than if you tell a HCW you...
  33. In dry years past the only way down the mountain...

    In dry years past the only way down the mountain end of season was the funi or tram. I guess they're trying to keep the mountain run open for the covid, same reason Squaw One has been running. Wish...
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    Not odd. Nasal congestion obstructs the sinuses...

    Not odd. Nasal congestion obstructs the sinuses and Eustachian tubes. The obstruction of the sinuses can lead to infection and the obstructed Eustachian tubes can lead to pressure in the middle ear...
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    I think she's got libertarianism and Christian...

    I think she's got libertarianism and Christian Science mixed up.



    The one allergy medication I would be concerned about would be an intranasal steroid spray. like Flonase. No evidence that I...
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    My early teenage son--used to be on middle school...

    My early teenage son--used to be on middle school and HS golf teams--and I watching golf on TV. "Dad, what's Viagra?" I'm surprised he didn't ask me what a Buick is.
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    I forgot the term scramble. I've played with 3...

    I forgot the term scramble. I've played with 3 other hackers (but not once or twice per year players) and our score was in the low 60's. The rounds aren't any slower than normal rounds.
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    At what point do we decide that a cyber attack on...

    At what point do we decide that a cyber attack on our infrastructure by a state actor is the same as a missile attack?
    It seems unlikely that a state actor would do a ransomware attack, although the...
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    Thomas Piketty, the academic French economist who...

    Thomas Piketty, the academic French economist who wrote Capital in the 21st Century (an update of Das Kapital if you will) says that unless something is done about wealth and income disparities there...
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    Definitely. The line at AM today was a...

    Definitely.
    The line at AM today was a shitshow--if they don't enforce social distancing the state will shut them down for the rest of the season.
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    Re stretching--I switched from bread flour to AP...

    Re stretching--I switched from bread flour to AP because I was having trouble stretching the former. Note that KA 00 is 8.5% protein and I believe Italian 00 is even lower. If you are having trouble...
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    The hospital wants to charge residents $400/m for...

    The hospital wants to charge residents $400/m for parking, so my son in Boston rides his bike to work, day or night, summer or winter.
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    Why would a bank give back money deposited in...

    Why would a bank give back money deposited in people's accounts? If there's a dispute let the company try to recover the money the American way--by suing. Once the money is in someone's account,...
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    I'm not the one to answer your question, but why...

    I'm not the one to answer your question, but why invest in a personal bioterror lab when you could go to work for the DOD and make good money?
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    Got my tetanus booster last monday. Feels good...

    Got my tetanus booster last monday. Feels good to be free to step on dirty nails. Wearing shoes all the time was getting to be a real drag.
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    Old couple in fart bags closing day at Alpine. ...

    Old couple in fart bags closing day at Alpine. Old guy wearing mittens. On a day when people were wearing t shirts and shorts.
    Could have been ironic but I doubt it and if it was hardly worth the...
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    Given that a tiny, tiny fraction of the people...

    Given that a tiny, tiny fraction of the people who will read that article are actually capable of understanding it and evaluating it, the only way most of us can judge it is by considering the...
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    I quote from the article: "Although mAb therapy...

    I quote from the article: "Although mAb therapy has proven successful in the treatment of cancer, clinical resistance to these agents continues to be a major issue. Only a minority of patients will...
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    We spent $110 for 4 celebrating a graduation at...

    We spent $110 for 4 celebrating a graduation at an "artisanal" place in Midtown Sacto, beer included. We never went back. Place lasted 10 years.
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    Several red states are ending supplemental...

    Several red states are ending supplemental unemployment insurance so I guess we'll see if employment in those states goes up compared to the rest of the country.
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