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1. how do i get in this whatsapp group
Treat @Dan & @jj1000 to dinner at Reserve Cut

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Politics / Re: Ice Age in Texas
« on: March 04, 2021, 04:40:19 PM »
If that was the message they were trying to push, they did a terrible job. If your takeaway is the 'NG vs renewables' thing instead of 'all production types must be ready for extreme weather', it's probably because you saw the Vox logo, not because the video implied that. I agree that highlighting NG is a little strange, but it had the largest impact because it's the largest share of their energy (even if it fared better percentage wise).


And you're accusing him of strawmanning...

Of course that wasn't the main point/takeaway of the video. Nobody claimed it was. He pointed out how in the course of making their main point --which everyone here agrees on--
This is overall the biggest culprit, the lack of preparation for such cold weather.
they used selectively (dishonestly?) presented data to push a narrative. And I said that it worked on me.

If your takeaway is the 'NG vs renewables' thing instead of 'all production types must be ready for extreme weather'
Not at all. In fact just the opposite. Until I saw his post I thought I had picked up a random factoid that NG was hit harder than renewables. (although, as you said, seeing as it was coming from Vox I should've known better.)

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Politics / Re: Ice Age in Texas
« on: March 04, 2021, 03:18:49 PM »
You're really strawmanning this thing hard.
-1

Someone like me who was not really paying attention and has no clue what happened in Texas drew exactly the conclusion they wanted -that NG was effected by the cold far worse than renewables. Exactly like @avromie7 said.

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Tech Talk / Re: Same number , two people
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:37:40 PM »
My far fetched concern is that perhaps he stole a phone from someone and is trying to access this person's accounts after that person cancelled his phone number that was stolen...
this seems to be the most logical thing

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Why do both of them neither say "a graphic designer" nor "graphics designers?" (That's grammar, not graphics.)
They're hoping copy editors will also apply.

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what about in end of may?
Mostly open but subject to closure. Earliest in the season I was ever there was early June and there were still periodic snow closures.
My first time there was last days of May / First days of June (I don't remember exactly) IIRC there some closures (the beartooth highway was definitely closed) but I did make it to all the major attractions. And the place was completely empty.

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Never been there.
is that mean that there is no point going there now?
yeah, pretty much.

(I'm sure it's absolutely amazing now if you have a snowmobile, but I'm not sure exactly the logistics of that. IIRC it's quite difficult/expensive. I think @Something Fishy looked into it a while back.)

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Seeing the cheap tickets today, is this a good idea to go to Yellowstone mid March, or it's still to cold, etc.?
Most of the park is still closed for the winter.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:22:37 PM »
The given answer for the last one was bat. (I think the idea of the last line was that they can make the night unpleasant/scary.)
I was thinking that as well but mosquitos seem to fit a little better. (even though they're not only unpleasant at night, they sure can make the night unpleasant.)

If I would've said bat I would've specified vampire bat. I don't think most bats feed on blood.

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Just Shmooze / Re: די קראך פון די פיקעל
« on: March 02, 2021, 02:14:23 PM »
You first have to figure out which ברכה to make on it.
I'm gonna assume you're trolling here because you're the last person here I would expect to make this statement.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: March 02, 2021, 03:12:16 AM »
Titanic
Umbrella
Harry Potter
———
Aha.

So for the last one, mosquito?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:53:01 AM »
Reposting (since there was no response the first time):

Note: The green "?" represents the main thing to be guessed while other-colored "!"s denote sub-ideas. Cubes represent details.
Maybe post a solved sample that explains a little better what we're supposed to be doing here?


I have no idea how this works but I'll take a stab at this one:

When a seafaring vessel hits a giant ice cube in freezing cold water, most of the group will probably get dead.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Riddles!
« on: March 02, 2021, 01:46:51 AM »
What is the meaning of my current signature?
A visual representation of your username?

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Deals/Deal Requests / Re: Looking for sturdy, cheap Chess set
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:23:22 PM »
https://www.chessusa.com/product/WTCS.html?gclid=CjwKCAiAm-2BBhANEiwAe7eyFMZTinWVXiWdLegjD8x7ri2xJTOBvlh6THgQk-C7MQ5U7pMU2cpUhxoCz9kQAvD_BwE

This is the best chess set I’ve ever owned.
+1 to this set.

I believe it's the same one as I got on amazon a few months ago for IIRC  ~$25

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Tech Talk / Re: Photo & Videos Backup
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:21:01 PM »
I used Crashplan until they got rid of the plan I was on. Switched to Backblaze and been happy with it.
This.

Any advantage to  Backblaze over Crashplan other than price? (assuming you're not paying for the "forever" plan)

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Tech Talk / Re: Photo & Videos Backup
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
They support external drives?
Meaning having a local backup to an external drive? (yes)
Or backing up an external drive to the cloud? (I think so but I'm not sure)

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Tech Talk / Re: Photo & Videos Backup
« on: February 28, 2021, 12:41:54 AM »
What online service do you use to backup your pictures and videos ?
Crashplan

And why did you choose that one ?
Back in the day, before they stopped their "home" plans & PtP backups, they were clearly the obvious choice. Especially for someone like me with TBs of data to protect.

More recently, somebody convinced me that it's worth it to stick with Crashplan even if they're not the cheapest. (I don't remember the reasoning)

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Trip Reports / Re: Something Fishy's Whatsapp Status Master Thread
« on: February 23, 2021, 08:29:15 PM »
Booze not allowed in Deadhorse
welllll, about that....

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