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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I was hung up on this originally, as well. Opening one door reduces the odds to 50-50. However, as has been pointed out, the choice was already made, when the odds were 1/3. It's not a new game with...
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    Re: Liberals... well, you know.

    Organizing liberals is like herding cats.

    One definition of liberal is: widely distributed. Thus non-homogeneous. Conservatives prefer people who look and think like they do. Homogeneous.
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    Re: Four masts good? Six masts better!

    Where are you going to get the people, indeed. And no, INDEED(c) can't help you here. These ships would need OSHA approvals (or their maritime equivalent), and where are these ships going to get that?
  4. Re: Corporations are persons! Boeing to be charged with a felony.

    Bean counters are good at counting. Period. I once was rented out to a highly profitable local manufacturing company. The company was acquired by a group of bean counters in Chicago. Less than 10...
  5. Thread: Go Lions!

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    Re: Go Lions!

    Rah rah ree
    kick'em in the knee
    rah rah ras
    kick'em in the other knee!
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    Re: winter's coming

    I hope they know where they're going.
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    Re: Architecture

    I hope that's not his idea of a "mother-in-law" cabin.
  8. Re: Bipartisanship? We don't need no stinking bipartisanship!

    Naughty Newtie put an end to bipartisanship 30 years ago. We've been circling the drain ever since, getting closer with each election cycle.
  9. Re: Four survive after Tesla plunges 250 feet off Claif. cliff: ‘Absolute miracle’

    My wife would never ride with me on Highway 1 if I was Southbound. She could almost tolerate the drive Northbound.
  10. Re: Four survive after Tesla plunges 250 feet off Claif. cliff: ‘Absolute miracle’

    That they all survived makes a statement about the car--it came apart without taking its occupants with it.
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    Re: Some good news

    My own anti-gun argument is best exemplified by a precept from "Meti's Sword Manual:"

    "Man always strives to cut man. Therefore he who draws his sword the fastest is the survivor. To pre-empt...
  12. Re: Who here still stays up to watch the ball drop?

    I too am more mindful of the solstices. But I must admit, the shotguns and automatic weapons fire does wake me up in time to welcome in the new year.
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    Re: A walrus in Yorkshire.

    Perhaps a US Navy undercover (sea?) operative? Not totally unreal.
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    Re: Still Alive (barely)

    With autism and Aspergers, most likely the triple 9s means the 99.9 percentile score on IQ tests. Considering the asymptotic nature of the toes of a bell curve, I question even the 99 percentile...
  15. Re: Police shows where someone related to victim gets involved

    This "hollywood" need to inject drama into the story also infects novels. Too many times, the "investigator" invites a non-unrelated third party to participate in the pursuit of answers.

    What...
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    Re: Condensation

    If you wear glasses and have to wear a mask, you may be entitled to condensation.

    ^That's a funny.
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    Re: Another senior Russian offical dies

    You think someone else made the list for him?
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    Re: Another senior Russian offical dies

    From the intartubes: "I bought a Russian advent calendar. Whenever I open a window, an oligarch falls out."
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    Re: The USA is #1!!!!!

    While working for yet another firm, I was the mechanical designer for a project for a company in Spain. It was decided that some of the parts would be fabbed here, while others would be made locally,...
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    Re: The USA is #1!!!!!

    Some years back, I worked for a company that had hired an ex-navy guy to work as our purchasing agent. In one of my designs, I specified an aluminum extrusion that was manufactured in Sweden, and...
  21. Re: In the song that begins “Chestnuts Roasting …

    Clearly rank ageism.
  22. Re: How are you in the US coping with the arctic "weather bomb"?

    I braved the cold (49 F.) to go out in shirtsleeves to remove a couple of boxes from the SUV. I survived w/o frostbite, I'm happy to report.

    This is why so many folks hate California and its...
  23. Re: Six point four quake off the northern California coast this morning

    Sadly, this includes some beautiful Victorian era houses. Ferndale is often touted as the Victorian Village. My wife and I considered buying one there, but sadly, it had been knocked off its...
  24. Re: Six point four quake off the northern California coast this morning

    The north end of the San Andreas fault runs into the ocean near where the Eel river ends. It appears that the bridge to Ferndale (built around 1911, IIRC) still stands undamaged -- the approaches to...
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    Re: Chocolate, darnit

    I'm currently working with Tropilia Noire, 70%. I'll usually use 65%-70% for my ganaches, but will blend the chocolate to 80% for dipping.

    Valhrona has some dynamite flavor beans as well. Tonights...
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    Re: Chocolate, darnit

    I switched to using Valrhona chocolate in my candy several years ago. A couple of decades ago I was using Scharfenberger chocolate, who'se plant was in Berkley at the time. I'd tell my friends I was...
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    Re: Thoughts for the season

    Last Monday, we drove from Carlsbad (we visited her brother in Vista, in northern Sand Diego County Sunday) to Indian Wells, by Palm Desert and Palm Springs, to visit my cousin the artist. We had...
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    Re: taxing, spending, labels

    Old Spanish proverb: "Take what you want, and pay for it." The epitome of fiscal prudence. (Tax and spend, in other words; an epithet in the Republican vocabulary.)
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    Re: Rudy's bad day

    Power corrupts. I know a former small-city councilman who talks about this effect in even a small community. Very tantalizing, quite attractive.
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    Re: TFG's "Bigly Announcement"

    As an addendum to Rob's post (#30):

    While cryptocurrencies were initially touted as hiding their sales histories, the FBI and CIA have tools for tracing the history of any cryptocoin. All...
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    Re: taxing, spending, labels

    Oh, No!!!! We mustn't offend the JOB CREATORS!
  32. Re: Anyone with experience with PCMover, Zinstall, or EaseUS Todo PCtransfer?

    It's been a few years since I looked at this problem. At the time, the solution I had come up with was a second computer running Linux, with two additional hard drives connected: the source drive to...
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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    OK, so I make chocolate candies. May be weird, but I'm always welcome wherever I go. Wheee!
  34. Re: Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    T. S. Eliot wrote an excessively short novel. Called it The Wasteland.

    (My 11th grade English teacher made the mistake of offering us an extra-credit A for every 4 lines of poetry we could...
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    Truly time-warped!
  36. Thread: Tripteron!

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    Re: Tripteron!

    But what does it do?
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thanks, John. I am grateful for all the Woodenboat Forum friends I've met and have yet to meet. I'm also grateful for the nurse at the restaurant who helped me to the floor when I passed out. I'm...
  38. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Somewhere a couple of decades ago, the Republicans lost the ability to govern. As in, knowing how to craft legislation, how to go about enacting legislation once passed. It was about a decade ago...
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Aw, go ahead and make fun of the cheese. You know you want to. Here, let me give you a hand: I love all that American vulcanized dairy-like product sliced up and oozing like that. Guilty pleasures...
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    I doesn't sound like I'll be able to afford it.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    About 20 years ago my doc told me that "the experts" wanted us to weigh what we weighed in high school. For me, that would have been 185 lbs. (I'm 6' 3"). At the time, I weighed around 250 lbs. My...
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    I always enjoy your videos, Dave. Thanks.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    I think that the book (I have read it) tends to support the idea that history, like a cup of tea, exhibits brownian motion.
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Sounds like it needs to be activated. We'll need to hear the Polish position on the matter.
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    Re: Kari Lake: Self Ownership MAGA style

    Her remark has to qualify as one of the greatest "own goals" of our time.
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    Re: They were just souvenirs

    He's stupid all the time. Not always ignorant. In the case of these docs, he was informed before he left the White House that these were not his documents. He chose to feign ignorance. It's the dark...
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    You assume far too much.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    I have long contended that there will be peace on earth only when it becomes a burnt-out cinder incapable of supporting ANY life.
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    Re: does anybody here

    I do. I try to close my eyes at the pictures. The articles are wonderful.
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    Re: the lonely butcher boy

    Not humerus!

    But I was half expecting a comment on a Thomas Perry novel. Misplaced from the What Are You Reading thread.
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