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    Around 15 years ago my SIL, her husband and 2...

    Around 15 years ago my SIL, her husband and 2 kids came to visit and stay with us for a few days. SO's nephews were about 7 and 9 at the time. As we gave them a tour of our then new home we got to...
  2. Regarding human activities causing wildfires, in...

    Regarding human activities causing wildfires, in California that also includes not maintaining vegetation near electric lines. Almost every year PG&E is found responsible for causing at least one or...
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    Critical race theory

    Iím curious what everyoneís thoughts are about it. And, I suppose equally important, what exactly is it and what is the typical K-12 curriculum for it?
  4. Thread: It IS real.....

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    Personally I'd make it a steak dinner for both...

    Personally I'd make it a steak dinner for both the referrer and the new employee. No one's going to refer someone they wouldn't be willing to break bread with at an event like that. And it'd be a...
  5. From what I've read they make sense. I wish we...

    From what I've read they make sense. I wish we did more of them here. Our house backs onto a very small wilderness park (maybe 30 acres) that is surrounded by suburban housing so we "should" be ok....
  6. Thread: Vegetable slicer

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    Personally I also stick with a few good knives...

    Personally I also stick with a few good knives that I have bought. We don't use the grater anymore. In fact since we moved in september I don't even know what cabinet we put it in, because we buy...
  7. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Fun fact. It is believed that the Spanish Flu...

    Fun fact. It is believed that the Spanish Flu epidemic a century ago did not, in fact, originate in Spain.
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    Went into the city today to go to the recently...

    Went into the city today to go to the recently fully reopened library. Still a lot of masks being worn. And still required at the library which makes sense given the very diverse type of patrons they...
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    But he'd surely be pleased that the republican...

    But he'd surely be pleased that the republican party is still using race to whip up fear and get votes.
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    Strom Thurmond would probably disagree with your...

    Strom Thurmond would probably disagree with your odd perception of history.
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    Feel free to deny that the south was a Democratic...

    Feel free to deny that the south was a Democratic stronghold until after the civil rights bills passed but it was. As Nixon strategist Kevin Phillips stated in a NY Times interview in 1970...
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    For the record, no one believes it when...

    For the record, no one believes it when republicans pull the Ďbut weíre the party of Lincolní BS when discussing racism. Political parties and their members change over time. There is simply no...
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    In theory people are using the little tissue...

    In theory people are using the little tissue slips to pick up the bagels and not actually touching any of them. Whether they do or not, who knows.

    I wonder which kills more germs. Rinsing/rubbing...
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    Went to the grocery store yesterday. I'd...

    Went to the grocery store yesterday. I'd forgotten that it was the first day of normal for California. About 2/3 of the people were still wearing masks (including me). Noticed a few minor changes...
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    Is it one, two or all three that you refuse to...

    Is it one, two or all three that you refuse to believe is coming back?
  16. Thread: It IS real.....

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    Thatís a great salary for a trainee. And assuming...

    Thatís a great salary for a trainee. And assuming they like it and do well the future would seem very bright. But Iím not surprised. With all the computers in cars today (the current new car shortage...
  17. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    While it is true that science occasionally jumps...

    While it is true that science occasionally jumps forward by leaps and bounds I think anyoneís crystal ball is likely cloudy on the time frame. Including mine of course. Perhaps Iím just channeling my...
  18. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    It seems quite unlikely that there is another...

    It seems quite unlikely that there is another planet out there that will have conditions that are even remotely close to hospitable for human habitation without massive changes imposed on it by the...
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    Bill Bryson has lots of interesting things to...

    Bill Bryson has lots of interesting things to say. I will have to see if the library has this book!
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    Just got my credit card statement for Last...

    Just got my credit card statement for
    Last month. Between the clutch job, tires and window regulator $1600. The same as six months of payments SO makes on his new car. But I donít expect to have any...
  21. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    Their privacy. HIPAA is a federal law that says...

    Their privacy. HIPAA is a federal law that says that medical information canít be shared unless the patient agrees to it being shared . The hospital had a duty to protect the info that someone was in...
  22. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    Yes, if you tell someone your secrets or give...

    Yes, if you tell someone your secrets or give them access to them donít be surprised if they become public knowledge. Iíve seen at least one cyber insurance claim where the claimant was a noted...
  23. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    Businesses should have a backup system in place...

    Businesses should have a backup system in place to be able to restore everything. If they (or more accurately, their insurance company) pays the ransom it means they failed to adequately plan for the...
  24. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    And the most common example that results in my...

    And the most common example that results in my employer having to pay claims, people who believe a phishing email is legitimate and click the link and then use their login credentials on a fake...
  25. Is your concern with the Minnesota Freedom Fund...

    Is your concern with the Minnesota Freedom Fund generally or is it with Biden Staffers supporting a cause that they believe in.
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