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  1. I hope it goes great, Tradd!

    I hope it goes great, Tradd!
  2. Thread: Gaslighting

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    frugal-one, I'm sorry this is where the situation...

    frugal-one, I'm sorry this is where the situation is now....
  3. I changed my resume around depending on whether...

    I changed my resume around depending on whether the position I was going for was more code-based, more supervisory/managerial, more process-oriented, whatever. However, I was not in the same actual...
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    Oh, that's no theory. Minnesota clearly is...

    Oh, that's no theory. Minnesota clearly is better. We've got receipts. :~)

    Proximity to Chicago may make a difference, but Chicago has not been the hotbed of coronavirus that the West Coast and...
  5. How many of your previous positions gave you the...

    How many of your previous positions gave you the skills/responsibilities/experiences in the job you're going for? I'd list your most recent job and mention others if they were germane to the position...
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    I think people overestimate the value of many...

    I think people overestimate the value of many masks. Masks have to be fit correctly and taken off carefully or much of the protection they provide is lost. Masks also are not intended to be...
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    What kind of market would you expect for your...

    What kind of market would you expect for your house, pinkytoe? Around here, high-end houses, particularly in the outer-ring suburbs, are not selling well at all righ tnow. Under $250K and close to...
  8. Thread: Greetings

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    I take it you were only a visitor, not a...

    I take it you were only a visitor, not a resident? We like it here; I've been here for more than 35 years; DW is a native and most of both of our families are here.
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    And, now, there's a new version of Zoom for iOS...

    And, now, there's a new version of Zoom for iOS that does not ship information off to Facebook:

    The app was updated Friday in the App Store. It wouldn't hurt people using other versions (Android,...
  10. Thread: Greetings

    by SteveinMN
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    Good to see you here! I saw a couple of your...

    Good to see you here! I saw a couple of your posts already this morning; I'm looking forward to more.
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    Just regular slicing cucumbers. I must be getting...

    Just regular slicing cucumbers. I must be getting really fresh ones. Come to think of it, I can't remember the last time I was in a store that had English cucumbers.
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    It isn't. I'm sure there are plenty of...

    It isn't.

    I'm sure there are plenty of factors involved; much as I like the job Tim Walz is doing in Minnesota, I don't know as I'd credit his words alone with the difference. I stand by my...
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    I get up to two weeks from the cucumbers I've...

    I get up to two weeks from the cucumbers I've been buying; I use a little more than one a week. I suppose, depending on what you were using them for, you could slice them and put them in a light...
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    That's fine. I don't mean to start a culture war...

    That's fine. I don't mean to start a culture war here. As a non-native Minnesotan there are plenty of things to poke at here. I just posted a possibility.

    Minnesota rules for a Certificate of...
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    Bugs like that, too. Maybe not as much as...

    Bugs like that, too. Maybe not as much as lacinato but the collards I grew a few years ago were pockmarked with bug nibbles. My neighbor has had more success growing it -- or maybe he's just better...
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    Please define "normal". Certainly we've all seen...

    Please define "normal". Certainly we've all seen reports about people buying shopping carts full of toilet paper and cases of hand sanitizer. That's not normal (at least not around here).

    But...
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    I can't speak for the other 5.999999 million of...

    I can't speak for the other 5.999999 million of us but I think we are. :)

    In truth, I do believe the Milwaukee area was hit by COVID-19 before it landed in Minnesota, so Wisconsin got a head...
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    Pumpkin seeds, in the shell. Love 'em as a snack....

    Pumpkin seeds, in the shell. Love 'em as a snack. I'll have to ration the ones I have now; two stores were completely empty (!).
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    I'm no expert in satellite Internet access, but I...

    I'm no expert in satellite Internet access, but I suspect your problem has to do with the wireless frequencies being used by various items in your house. Bluetooth uses 2.4 Ghz, as do some other...
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    Yes and no. If you've already bought into the...

    Yes and no. If you've already bought into the Google ecosystem (gmail email address, using Google for Web searches, Google Home device at home, etc.) then Hangouts doesn't give Google much new about...
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    Just going to mention that Zoom's iPhone app (if...

    Just going to mention that Zoom's iPhone app (if not others; hard to believe they're doing this only on iOs) collects a lot of information about meeting participants and sends it on to Facebook's...
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    That was pretty much my feeling, too. Food...

    That was pretty much my feeling, too. Food shopping even used to be fun. It likely will be again someday. But these days, it's get in, pick up what you need or can find (gingerly), check out, and...
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    Tradd, I thought this one...

    Tradd, I thought this one had enough meat on its bones -- specifics -- and doesn't spend lots of column inches on "reaction".
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    lol. I like lacinato kale. The local food co-op...

    lol. I like lacinato kale. The local food co-op billed it as "dinosaur kale" to entice the kiddoes. I tried it anyway. I like it -- milder than the usual green kale. On the other hand, the "usual"...
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    My project for today was grocery shopping and...

    My project for today was grocery shopping and renewing a mineral supplement I take (OTC but not that commonly found). First time going anywhere in more than a week. For a city of 350,000 people in...
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