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    Got some more ceiling cavity filled with...

    Got some more ceiling cavity filled with fiberglass and some more insulation panels cut, trimmed and fitted. Along the way I found a short wall stud attached to another one with a construction grade...
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    Most of life seems like it's a situation where...

    Most of life seems like it's a situation where you take the test and only then get the study guide.
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    If someone wants to tamper there are all sorts of...

    If someone wants to tamper there are all sorts of things they can do in a hotel room to make life unpleasant or dangerous for the next occupant. I can't say I've paid much attention to the locks on...
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    Started to fit insulation panels but then...

    Started to fit insulation panels but then realised that I had to spray some more foam first. I'd sprayed behind the wall studs but since I pulled the ceiling down there's a few inches at the very top...
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    Got back from my walk. All in it was a little...

    Got back from my walk. All in it was a little over 13 miles, with a whisker under 3000 feet of climbing. I love walking in the woods, it's a happy place to go where I can just be alone with my...
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    Just thinking about taking a long walk in the...

    Just thinking about taking a long walk in the woods. I need to have some breakfast and some water, and maybe wait for the cold to burn off the air, and then go for it.
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    Been playing in my disaster zone room. It...

    Been playing in my disaster zone room. It currently has no walls and no ceiling - you can stand in the room and look up into the attic. It's kinda weird stepping over the joists in the attic being...
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    I cleaned my teeth this morning too. I do that...

    I cleaned my teeth this morning too. I do that most days :P
  9. That makes sense. When I first read the idea it...

    That makes sense. When I first read the idea it seemed outlandish but then sometimes there are quirks in the rules that you wouldn't expect.
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    Yep, "the military denies all knowledge" and "the...

    Yep, "the military denies all knowledge" and "the military has no knowledge" are two very different propositions.
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    The trick is not to tell them. Show up with an...

    The trick is not to tell them. Show up with an overnight bag and let them think you're just stopping over. Then gradually move in. If you do it discreetly enough they don't even notice. Once you've...
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    The first time I moved it was from my parents'...

    The first time I moved it was from my parents' house to a room I rented in a friend's apartment. I didn't need a checklist because it was little more than loading the stuff I needed into a van and...
  13. Thread: Usury?

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    You really don't get to use a fatally flawed...

    You really don't get to use a fatally flawed analogy and then claim you don't care about the analogy.

    If you want to claim that people who aren't in full alignment with a law given to the ancient...
  14. A friend of mine had one of those. The first time...

    A friend of mine had one of those. The first time I saw him in it I nearly wet myself laughing.
  15. I saw a meme somewhere that suggested the...

    I saw a meme somewhere that suggested the following sequence might be possible, even if only in theory. Is this seriously possible, even if vanishingly unlikely?

    1. Trump is impeached, Pence made...
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    It's a difficult question to answer, simply...

    It's a difficult question to answer, simply because the people who measure the benefits probably don't have to pay any of the costs while the people who directly pay the costs only get a theoretical...
  17. I just thought it was funny the way the Democrats...

    I just thought it was funny the way the Democrats said voting Johnson was effectively voting Trump while Republicans said voting Johnson was effectively voting Clinton. There was silly old me...
  18. I remember finding it quite curious during the...

    I remember finding it quite curious during the campaign for the 2016 election when voices from both major parties were saying that a vote for Gary Johnson was effectively a vote for the other side.
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  19. I remember people saying that Ralph Nader cost Al...

    I remember people saying that Ralph Nader cost Al Gore the 2000 election.
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    Took one of my walks in the woods today, then...

    Took one of my walks in the woods today, then went for our walk around town with my wife. Currently somewhere north of 20,000 steps for the day.
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    Temperatures are dropping here too. I need to get...

    Temperatures are dropping here too. I need to get busy with the room I'm working on so I can get it insulated before it gets properly cold.
  22. Thread: Pumpkin Butter?

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    Not really into pumpkin everything. I did really...

    Not really into pumpkin everything. I did really enjoy a friend's pumpkin pie, made with long necked pumpkins.
  23. Thread: Usury?

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    That's not the same thing - in your example you...

    That's not the same thing - in your example you are a passive innocent party. A better analogy would be to argue that riding a bike was sinful and you bought someone else a bike to ride, justifying...
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    The funny thing was I got back to find my wife...

    The funny thing was I got back to find my wife had already mowed a good chunk of the yard. We've got a couple of awkwardly shaped bits at the front of the house that she asked me to do, and then did...
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    Just got back from an impromptu date night. My...

    Just got back from an impromptu date night. My wife suggested going to our favorite brewpub. Usually I'm a little cautious because it's not a cheap place to go, but needed a change of scenery. It was...
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