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    I confess to knowing nothing about the time a...

    I confess to knowing nothing about the time a Markov-chain-generated literary criticism theory article was accepted and published...
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    My county is a "retirement destination". At 57...

    My county is a "retirement destination". At 57 years old, I'm the median age for the county. A large percentage of our citizens are > 65 and retired. Most of them moved here from someplace else...
  3. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Доверяй, но проверяй

    Доверяй, но проверяй
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    I have a good friend who moved there a few years...

    I have a good friend who moved there a few years back to live. His wife was from there. He spoke the language fluently. He's a good problem solver, and not easily discouraged.

    He had plenty...
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    Go away.

    Go away.
  6. Whatever you do, do not track down "Lancelot...

    Whatever you do, do not track down "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp" to rewatch - let it remain a fond childhood memory.
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    When I was a high school student at a boarding...

    When I was a high school student at a boarding school on the range in Colorado, I wore my shorts year-round. I once was skateboarding down to the dining hall for breakfast, with snow on the ground,...
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    What do you mean by “globalization”?

    What do you mean by “globalization”?
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    I like the approach laid out by Ray Anderson of...

    I like the approach laid out by Ray Anderson of Interface:

    Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model (1998)
    Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits,...
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    I don't think there is any question about your...

    I don't think there is any question about your morality or sanity.
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    Having just had to deal with two huge photo and...

    Having just had to deal with two huge photo and slide collections of deceased relatives, I would say:

    - make it easy for those who come after you before you die, by organizing or tossing
    -...
  12. Thread: Conavirus......

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    My 26-year-old niece, a healthcare worker in...

    My 26-year-old niece, a healthcare worker in Utah, just had a miscarriage and was diagnosed with COVID-19.

    Fun times....
  13. I think it hasn’t been thought through.

    I think it hasn’t been thought through.
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    Well, the good news is that they announced today...

    Well, the good news is that they announced today out-of-the-blue that the Washington National Guard will be arriving in the islands next week with about 2000 doses, and teams of people to administer...
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    We've got the island all set up, if only we could...

    We've got the island all set up, if only we could get our hands on the vaccine.

    Just on my island alone, our process could handle 400 people a day with not a lot of stress, which would allow us to...
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    I think I've been working too hard to get my...

    I think I've been working too hard to get my camping pack/gear load down to under 22 pounds....
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    I'm curious to hear about what a good job the...

    I'm curious to hear about what a good job the Federal government would do with a county entirely made up of hundreds of small islands, with no real hospitals or big pharmacies, and a handful of...
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    I think they are so cute, I saw one at REI a few...

    I think they are so cute, I saw one at REI a few years back and have been lusting ever since.

    So far I have escaped the foolishness of owning one. Seems like they'd be perfect for hitting the...
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    Property tax on my home is $7100/year. On the...

    Property tax on my home is $7100/year. On the other house I own which my mother lives in, I'm on the hook for $6600/year. Combined, this is my biggest budget item.
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    Try living in Iceland :-) ...

    Try living in Iceland :-)

    https://theculturetrip.com/europe/iceland/articles/iceland-is-so-small-theres-an-app-that-keeps-icelanders-from-dating-their-relatives/
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    What is an adverse reaction? What percentage...

    What is an adverse reaction?

    What percentage of adverse reactions would dissuade you from receiving the vaccine?

    Where would you get that data from?

    What other objective criteria would be...
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    There's a fellow who understands marginal utility!

    There's a fellow who understands marginal utility!
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    Reservoirs here in the San Juans are full and...

    Reservoirs here in the San Juans are full and then some, and monitored well levels around the county look super good. The only problem really is that the ground is so saturated with water that...
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    I saw my Dad gamble once. We were driving...

    I saw my Dad gamble once. We were driving through Nevada, and he put a quarter into a machine at a gas station/rest stop, and a whole pile of money poured out. "I think I'll stop while I'm ahead",...
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    Yes, he cleverly raised children that would care...

    Yes, he cleverly raised children that would care for their parents in old age :-)

    And demonstrated the idea by having his own elderly mother live with him for nearly 15 years after grandpa died. ...
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