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    kib, true. I guess most of my apartments had gas...

    kib, true. I guess most of my apartments had gas stoves, so that didn't come to mind quickly.
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    Well, fermentation measurement isn't as specific...

    Well, fermentation measurement isn't as specific as baking measurement is. But I'll bet everyone who has pickled for a while has a tale (or two) about a batch that went bad for lack of salt or was...
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    kib, was DH always like this? If not, there may...

    kib, was DH always like this? If not, there may be some physical/psychological condition that needs to be addressed.
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    Rice grown in the Deep South U.S. typically is...

    Rice grown in the Deep South U.S. typically is grown on land that was used to grow cotton. Arsenic was a key component in the insecticides used on cotton. Like most elements, arsenic has no...
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    All the stove user really would have to do is...

    All the stove user really would have to do is turn on the gas control a bit and then use a match (preferably something safer like a fireplace match) to light the gas stream. The electricity only runs...
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    It's not at all a requirement. In fact, you may...

    It's not at all a requirement. In fact, you may find yourself adjusting a little more than usual. Lactofermentation relies on balancing bacterial activity; too little salt and the bad guys run...
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    Yes. Cook a different brand of brown rice. Not to...

    Yes. Cook a different brand of brown rice. Not to be flippant; it's just that the arsenic is in the soil, so it is taken up throughout the rice plant.

    Your best bet is to rinse the rice in...
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    dg, let me present the situation from the other...

    dg, let me present the situation from the other side: the care receivers.

    My brother has a debilitating neuromuscular disease and needs assistance for just about everything. He lives with my...
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    rodeosweetheart, that three months was preceded...

    rodeosweetheart, that three months was preceded by months of going to work, going to sleep, and getting the bare minimum done in between simply because there wasn't the energy to do much more. If the...
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    I think that's the case in any market in which...

    I think that's the case in any market in which there is no monopoly: cosmetics, cars, jewelry, housing, ... When you have a consumption-based economy, you have to find a way to keep people buying...
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    Best wishes! It's kind of a big step, but the...

    Best wishes! It's kind of a big step, but the other side is really, really nice. :)
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    Exactly. So many people find themselves on third...

    Exactly. So many people find themselves on third base and think they hit the triple when, actually, they were born on third. Sometimes second. Some poor folks never even get to bat.

    Life as one...
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    I still listen to mine. Still have a turntable,...

    I still listen to mine. Still have a turntable, too. But as I listen to each album, it goes to one of two places: back in the rack or on a pile that goes to Goodwill. Some albums were fine in their...
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    When I left my old job, I spent three solid...

    When I left my old job, I spent three solid months doing just household chores and getting used to not being interrupted over 100 times an hour. I think I spent most of my non-chore time either in...
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    We sold our last home printer not because it was...

    We sold our last home printer not because it was broken or printing poorly, but because it was so old that it was no longer supported by any of the computers (home or work) in the house. It might...
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    I find the competition to achieve maximum...

    I find the competition to achieve maximum "badassity" a turn-off as well -- and I did not live childhood in can-you-top-this competition with my siblings.

    I like the support and encouragement in...
  17. For me, sometimes not even then. An email...

    For me, sometimes not even then.

    An email arrived in my emailbox yesterday from a friend of mine -- but the generic title, generic greeting, and very brief "advice" to download and view a...
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    I also have the DVD (though I did give away the...

    also available for free on hulu! (for those of us who have internet but no tv)[/QUOTE]
    I also have the DVD (though I did give away the VHS version I had). I like the seasonality of watching it on...
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    My thoughts: I've used and supported computers...

    My thoughts:

    I've used and supported computers of all stripes, primarily Windows, for 30+ years. I could build my own darn computer if I wanted and have repaired all of mine and several of those...
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    Personally, I like the way a big storm is not...

    Personally, I like the way a big storm is not worth reporting unless it's either a tornado or hurricane or it hits one of the coasts. Those of us in Flyoverland get plenty of "weather" but no one...
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    I think the turning point for us was realizing...

    I think the turning point for us was realizing that we were not getting out of our lives what we were paying for them. I used to dread Sunday nights because that meant going back to the Sisyphean...
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    Are these places that prospective customers are...

    Are these places that prospective customers are likely to visit? If not, I think a different standard of appearance can be used. I have lived in cubicle-lands in which someone (who obviously had...
  23. I think this is very good advice. Deciding to...

    I think this is very good advice. Deciding to leave my HSSJ was a positive step in itself -- drafting my letter of resignation, knowing I didn't have to endure another ridiculous annual review. And...
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    Jerry Seinfeld: "It's not easy becoming a...

    Jerry Seinfeld: "It's not easy becoming a stand-up comic. It's like becoming a murderer. No matter how much people try to talk you out of it, you're going to do it."
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    And that's just what I do. I'm essentially...

    And that's just what I do. I'm essentially checking income/expenses posted in two separate locations. One is checked against the other and the big stuff identifies itself. I don't want to spend tons...
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