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    Itíll be interesting to see what the...

    Itíll be interesting to see what the conservatives here offer up as a solution to people dying because they canít afford easily available medicines that doesnít involve government.

    And equally...
  2. Thread: Microwaves

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    My 20 year old battery clock has, on two or three...

    My 20 year old battery clock has, on two or three occasions over the past couple of years, gotten about 5 mutes behind. Iíve reset it and then itís perfect again for many months. At some point I...
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    I find it fascinating that the stove and...

    I find it fascinating that the stove and microwave clocks do such a bad job of keeping time. The 20 year old battery powered analog clock hanging on the wall in my den does far better. The stove...
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    So, I got the kill-a-watt and stepladder out. It...

    So, I got the kill-a-watt and stepladder out. It uses 3 watts at rest. That comes to just under 2.2 kw/hours per month. Not zero, but not enough to make me get out the stepladder to plug in the...
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    I've never plugged the microwave into the...

    I've never plugged the microwave into the kill-a-watt. Do they really use that much phantom energy?
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    I use our microwave multiple times per day. ...

    I use our microwave multiple times per day. During the week in the morning ( i don't drink coffee on weekends, I take a nap instead) I make two cups of coffee in my french press (I boil the water on...
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    The issue for the union, though, is not that they...

    The issue for the union, though, is not that they gave up one raise one time. Itís that they have given up something(s) every three or four years at the contract renewal to keep the healthcare plan....
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    I agree with you. However, it's quite likely...

    I agree with you. However, it's quite likely that the union, when negotiating for their excellent healthplan, gave up other benefits or higher wages in order to get the healthplan they have. SO...
  9. Thread: How to be happy

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    I can't speak for anyone but myself but I have...

    I can't speak for anyone but myself but I have never found more money to make me more happy. Like plenty of people my income has increased over time. Mostly gradually, occasionally in some sizable...
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    If I were to make a guess how things would play...

    If I were to make a guess how things would play out if Medicare for all becomes a reality (not that I expect that to happen in my lifetime (and I'm not old unless 52 is the new 72...)) I suspect that...
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    I didn't watch, but probably will tomorrow since...

    I didn't watch, but probably will tomorrow since SO tivo'd it while he's off at his bowling league tonight. But, geez, this blow by blow recap... Maybe I should've watched it live!

    ...
  12. Thread: Working from home

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    It has been, but it's also been interesting. I'm...

    It has been, but it's also been interesting. I'm down to 23 hours of required class-time, and 12 of that have to be the "ethics" chapter, so tomorrow I plan to mostly actually study the remaining...
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    So Iíve been using a timer today. Not in the way...

    So Iíve been using a timer today. Not in the way Catherine suggested, but because Iím doing an online class for my insurance broker license and I have to do 52 hours of Ďclassí time. Because I have...
  14. Thread: Nature

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    Most of my hiking doesn't include redwoods, but...

    Most of my hiking doesn't include redwoods, but there are plenty of pretty things out there that aren't redwoods. Tomorrow I'm going back to do a different trail in the park where I took the first...
  15. Thread: Nature

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    Nature

    Iím not a regular participant on the spirituality threads because Iím not especially spiritual. But reading the nature thread from November got me thinking. We live in an apartment and our only...
  16. Thread: Working from home

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    This week my boss was in town so we had a bunch...

    This week my boss was in town so we had a bunch of appointments and it was all good. He went home this morning so I was focused on getting back on track. Busy day but all was good. Stayed focused...
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    Steve, what if you didnít log out of find my...

    Steve, what if you didnít log out of find my iPhone before doing the reset. SO reset his old iPhone without doing so and now when trying to set it up as a new phone it wants to restore it to be his...
  18. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Indeed. The republican ability to push it far to...

    Indeed. The republican ability to push it far to the right seems to be over.
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    I think steve has it right. Currently humans...

    I think steve has it right. Currently humans drive cars and when they crash they (or their insurance) pays for the damage caused to other people or property. With an autonomous vehicle where the...
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    I remember reading years ago that when the...

    I remember reading years ago that when the Nixon/Kennedy debate happened at the relative dawn of the tv age people who had listened to it on the radio thought that Nixon had won, but people who...
  21. Thread: Cute towns

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    That house is so deceptive! From the front it...

    That house is so deceptive! From the front it looks petite, but then you see that there's actually a whole back half that isn't immediately visible from the front. Totally adorable although I would...
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    Personally I cannot answer the OP's question...

    Personally I cannot answer the OP's question because up to this point I have not let go of the one craft thing I've ever really adopted in my life, brewing beer. When I lived in a tiny NYC apartment...
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    So now trump defense attorney barr is pissing off...

    So now trump defense attorney barr is pissing off prosecutors enough that they are resigning over dirtbag Stone. I suppose republicans will be surprised by this. The big question is will...
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    How could anyone with a. Nixon tattoo possibly do...

    How could anyone with a. Nixon tattoo possibly do anything wrong? 😜
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    Not yet anyway. But supposedly Barr has set up a...

    Not yet anyway. But supposedly Barr has set up a batphone or something for guiliani to fast-track conspiracy theories to the justice department.
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