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  1. Thanks, rosa. Want to give credit where credit is...

    Thanks, rosa. Want to give credit where credit is due. My friend doesn't strike me as as Ramsey acolyte, but when the man's right, he's right.
  2. @Tybee, it means a post that has has more replies...

    @Tybee, it means a post that has has more replies to it than likes; generally indicating disagreement/contention among the participants in the discussion; the ratio of "likes" to "dislikes."
  3. I may have mentioned this here though I did it...

    I may have mentioned this here though I did it several years ago; I found a bunch of ribbons (like county fair ribbons) awarding people for surviving "meetings that should have been an email". I...
  4. That happens a lot on the technical track at...

    That happens a lot on the technical track at companies that aren't purely technical (that is, when IT, pure engineering, or research is not how the company makes its money). There are only so many...
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    Even during our recent Arctic blast, the winter...

    Even during our recent Arctic blast, the winter sun up here is so strong that it can start melting a thin layer of snow on an asphalt driveway. And cars parked outside can be surprisingly warm inside...
  6. You would get absolutely ratio'ed for that in the...

    You would get absolutely ratio'ed for that in the reddit simple living group, where it seems half of the posters are young adults just finding out what the world of work is like and wanting to duck...
  7. I love the way a friend of mine put it (don't...

    I love the way a friend of mine put it (don't know if he came up with it by himself): "We were living like most wouldn't so that one day we could live like most can't."
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    Yeah, the relative timings expressed in that...

    Yeah, the relative timings expressed in that statement don't necessarily work in their favor.
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    That is at least not as devastating as a...

    That is at least not as devastating as a five-figure electric bill, but it falls in the same category.

    btw I'm not against helping out people who find themselves in a predicament that is (in a...
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    I'm a PITA at contract signings like annuities...

    I'm a PITA at contract signings like annuities and house closings because I read everything and I ask questions. Hey, it's my money. :)

    I'll agree that seeing electricity go to even a buck or two...
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    Not to politicize it, but I'm a little surprised...

    Not to politicize it, but I'm a little surprised I haven't seen reports of conspiracy theorists debunking the landing as fake (I've seen some where people claim the snow in Texas was fake). Maybe...
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    Much as I don't want to see anyone's retirement...

    Much as I don't want to see anyone's retirement savings wiped out by a huge expense, if it was that Texan's choice to use a variable-rate plan (I am assuming it's a choice the consumer makes, not...
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    When I was in IT, we were constantly compared for...

    When I was in IT, we were constantly compared for efficacy against our "co-sourced" (contracted) colleagues in India and Vietnam. I have heard of hospitals that farm out routine X-ray readings to...
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    I'm with TT. Visit your parents. Don't waste the...

    I'm with TT. Visit your parents. Don't waste the opportunity. They shouldn't be punished for your brother's nutty ideas.
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    Uhh, steak and a brussels sprouts dish here....

    Uhh, steak and a brussels sprouts dish here. We're seriously out of sync with big celebrations around here.
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    He's an adult and refuses (not "can't get" or...

    He's an adult and refuses (not "can't get" or "can't afford") health insurance? COVID-19 can be a medically serious condition for any number of people. But if brother's issue is not the possible...
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    I wish we did. There are a few delis here that...

    I wish we did. There are a few delis here that pretend to the title. Kind of like a tribute band compared to the real thing. Several people have opened Jewish delis over the decades I've been here;...
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    Nice pick-me-up in a monochrome landscape...

    Nice pick-me-up in a monochrome landscape...
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    I've been to too many places outstate and in...

    I've been to too many places outstate and in neighboring states where "fine dining" means they give you a cloth napkin instead of a paper one. :~)

    Here in the big-gish bad city, I can easily walk...
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    One of the great lessons I learned in life is...

    One of the great lessons I learned in life is that it's better to be alone than wish you were.
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    It's always cold in Frostbite Falls! :laff:

    It's always cold in Frostbite Falls! :laff:
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    I could kiss whoever invented the snowblower....

    I could kiss whoever invented the snowblower. With five feet of snow a year on average, an 80 foot driveway, and two other properties to clear, a shovel would take quite some time. I still need a...
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    No snow here and none (beyond trace amounts)...

    No snow here and none (beyond trace amounts) predicted for another 7-10 days until this high is out of here. And, no, I am not going outside to take a picture of our driveway! :0!


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    Almost sounds to me like older toddlers running...

    Almost sounds to me like older toddlers running around and blowing off steam.
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    For years, the primary supplier of electrical...

    For years, the primary supplier of electrical items like headlamps, switches, etc., for British cars was a company called Lucas Electrical. Their reputation was so poor that founder Joseph Lucas...
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