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  1. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    I suppose that makes sense. Kind of like how...

    I suppose that makes sense. Kind of like how California didn’t have a mask requirement for a while and then omicron happened. I assume that once our numbers, still going up at this point, go down,...
  2. Thread: Abacus

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    My high school chemistry teacher allowed...

    My high school chemistry teacher allowed calculators but also insisted that we learn how to use slide rules because ‘sometimes batteries die, etc’. After that class the slide rule went in a drawer...
  3. Thread: What's for dinner?

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    Continuing with my efforts to reduce our carbs...

    Continuing with my efforts to reduce our carbs for SO's sake I bought some almond flour today. (didn't even know that was a thing until I googled low carb pizza dough...) It's absurdly pricey...
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    Some apps will drain your battery because they...

    Some apps will drain your battery because they can be set to run in the background, like email constantly checking for new mail, etc. Changing the settings for those has eliminated most battery...
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    There is currently a heated discussion going on...

    There is currently a heated discussion going on in the comments on - dailykos diary going on about if guilliani gets convicted would it be fair to send him to prison vs. Home confinement given that...
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    That was going to be my next question. I admit it...

    That was going to be my next question. I admit it was a leading question. The answer to the question of what we can buy ourselves out of something isn’t as simple as some think at first glance.
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    How about jury duty. If someone doesn’t want to...

    How about jury duty. If someone doesn’t want to do it should they be able to hire a replacement?
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    How about this scenario. Person lives in a ‘must...

    How about this scenario. Person lives in a ‘must vote in person’ state, in an urban area with a large minority population so the lines at the polls are always long. Should they be allowed to hire...
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    I suppose coddling them like the pathetic babies...

    I suppose coddling them like the pathetic babies that they are might have been more effective. But they work for the damn health department. Honestly the idiots really ought to be encouraged to find...
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/01/19/f...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/01/19/florida-raul-pino-vaccinated-leave-desantis/

    Actually they don’t seem to like encouragement either.
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    I can only imagine the howls about tyranny by...

    I can only imagine the howls about tyranny by republicans if the government started encouraging weight loss. Even deaf people would be able to hear them.
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    Should money be able to buy EVERYTHING?

    I just picked up "Mine: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives" at the library. I've only read the first chapter so far but it's been very interesting and I thought that chapter alone ...
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    SO’s family has convinced me that there’s more to...

    SO’s family has convinced me that there’s more to weight than just eating and exercise. They are all basically couch potatoes with not particularly healthy diets but SO and 2 siblings struggle with...
  14. Thread: What's for dinner?

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    The edamame pasta was actually pretty good. Dryer...

    The edamame pasta was actually pretty good. Dryer than real pasta but good texture and taste. Tomorrow we’ll make theleftover with red sauce.
  15. Thread: What's for dinner?

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    Shrimp scampi made with edimame fake pasta. (SO...

    Shrimp scampi made with edimame fake pasta. (SO was recently diagnosed pre diabetic so we’re exploring low carb alternatives for pasta.)
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    If it were my DSIS I’d skip the shopping part but...

    If it were my DSIS I’d skip the shopping part but tell her to come over after or meet me somewhere after and we could have wine while she shows me her purchases! That would be a much better plan for...
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    When we lived in the city we had a Safeway across...

    When we lived in the city we had a Safeway across the street. I tended to go 3-4 times a week and a mental list was sufficient. Now that I have to drive to the store I use the reminders app on my...
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    Poll: I switched from cloth to kn95s in mid December....

    I switched from cloth to kn95s in mid December. SO has been wearing kn95s all along since he works in an office and regularly has meetings with lots of different people.
  19. Thread: Governed by guilt

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    Off the top of my head guilt is ‘I did this and...

    Off the top of my head guilt is ‘I did this and harmed someone else and wish I hadn’t’. Regret is ‘I did this and harmed myself’.

    Ldahl and Rosa seem to have expanded on similar thoughts on the...
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    Wacky housing market

    So, in the same day we got a postcard from some rando offering to buy our house, and a letter from our mortgage holder offering a refi that we could use to either lower our payments or skip the next...
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I wish the WaPo had quoted the relevant section...

    I wish the WaPo had quoted the relevant section of the Ohio law that gave them concern. I don't care enough to read through 22 pages of the law to figure it out myself. That's a little too close to...
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    A couple weeks of lows near 30 and highs only in...

    A couple weeks of lows near 30 and highs only in the low 40’s. Normal is about ten degrees warmer at night and 15 degrees warmer for the high.

    We keep the thermostat at 62 except for 1 1/2 hours...
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    The idea of going shopping without a set list of...

    The idea of going shopping without a set list of items that one plans to buy boggles my mind.
  24. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I keep telling you you just need to move to a red...

    I keep telling you you just need to move to a red state and you'd be in utopia. I recently read that the recent changes to Ohio's public health laws mean that the public health authorities no longer...
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    Our utilities haven’t gone up in price (they’ve...

    Our utilities haven’t gone up in price (they’ve always been high) but we had a long cold spell. Our last bill was $100 for 400ish kw/hours of electricity and $125 for gas for heat/hot water. We’ve...
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