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Old 02-27-21, 11:47 AM
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Well, I'll be a son of a *****. It worked!

The one I bought last night says "Free Returns" - 30 day, money back, so I'm only out the cost of return shipping.

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Did you weigh out both your grounds and your water?

#coffeescience
No.

#Life’sTooShort
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For Heidi's "Television" class (yes, she is taking a class I think it's "Intro to Television") one of her homework assignments is to watch 5 episodes of the original "The Twilight Zone" show.

I have my own favorites and I am not 100% happy with their 5 selections, but its still fun to watch that show with her. We watched "The Masks" last night.

That show was certainly ahead of its time.
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#Life’sTooShortToDrinkUnoptimizedCoffee
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But, you know, 100 years ago, people liked horses, too.
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That show was certainly ahead of its time.
Same.
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For Heidi's "Television" class (yes, she is taking a class I think it's "Intro to Television") one of her homework assignments is to watch 5 episodes of the original "The Twilight Zone" show.

I have my own favorites and I am not 100% happy with their 5 selections, but its still fun to watch that show with her. We watched "The Masks" last night.

That show was certainly ahead of its time.
That show made me uneasy.
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That show made me uneasy.
It's interesting to me just how many of the episodes were in some way related to nuclear war. It really speaks to just what we were expecting back in the late 50s/early 60s. Being a kid back then, I don't remember it as anywhere near as nervous a time as it apparently was.
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No.

#Life’sTooShort
Doesn't take any longer, there's just a scale under the carafe.

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It's interesting to me just how many of the episodes were in some way related to nuclear war. It really speaks to just what we were expecting back in the late 50s/early 60s. Being a kid back then, I don't remember it as anywhere near as nervous a time as it apparently was.
The ones that got me were the episodes where there was a portal in a wall that led to a different world/dimension/etc that would close up and trap people on the other side. Stuff like that.
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The ones that got me were the episodes where there was a portal in a wall that led to a different world/dimension/etc that would close up and trap people on the other side. Stuff like that.
I don't remember that one from the original series, but even after all these years, I haven't seen all of them. It seems like whenever I tune in to the Twilight Zone Marathon on SyFy, it's ones I've seen. There were 156 episodes! Pretty amazing when you think about it. 5 years! And mostly pretty good stuff!
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For Heidi's "Television" class
She should see if she can get credit filming/producing a livestream of you Zwifting. You could become a Twitch celebrity.


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#Life’sTooShort
Congratulations you lucky devil, you're the grand prize winner as this post has landed on lucky post 7777.

All you have to do to collect your fabulous winnings is find a crap game in progress somewhere near you, or better still visit your local casino.

You are guaranteed to roll 7 at least four times. This is not the time to be "thrifty", bring the month's mortgage with you and plunk that baby down.
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It's interesting to me just how many of the episodes were in some way related to nuclear war. It really speaks to just what we were expecting back in the late 50s/early 60s. Being a kid back then, I don't remember it as anywhere near as nervous a time as it apparently was.
Well we were too young to be nervous. We just did as we were told during drills as the teachers marched us out to the hallway to hunker down when the air raid sirens went off. We thought it was some kind of game, even though nobody was smiling. Looking back it's hard to believe we actually had to go through that kind of thing here in the USA.
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Another raw, wet day in the quasi-north. Cycling activities look doubtful. Do stretching activities count on Strava?
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life's too short for bad coffee. Fixed it for Dr Doug.
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Same.
I disagree with your assessment .
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I disagree with your assessment .
Because you can't see the future.
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Agree with all of that. I could really get into an electric vehicle if it was the right kind. I’m not a fan of Tesla, and have seen some really poor quality control, but cars like the Taycan, e-Tron, Mustang Mach E, and upcoming Audi e-Tron GT have really piqued my interest. Of course, they are really expensive and beyond my budget, but with tax credits may be workable at some point. Don’t care at all for cars like the Chevy Volt. An EV would fit in our lifestyle as I rarely drive more than 50 or 60 miles in a day, a typical day (at least now) is 15 max, and we hardly ever drive more than 200 miles. But, if we got an EV now, we would just keep a gas SUV/CUV for my wife and as a travel car.

I also like the big, burbly V8s, and like that mine can hit 60 in 3.8, but there are EVs that can beat that.
FWIW, after credits and dealer discounts a buddy of mine paid less for his eTron than he did his Honda Pilot. I think after accounting for the tax credit he got it for 50
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Another raw, wet day in the quasi-north. Cycling activities look doubtful. Do stretching activities count on Strava?
I got rained on, but getting outside was worth it.
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FWIW, after credits and dealer discounts a buddy of mine paid less for his eTron than he did his Honda Pilot. I think after accounting for the tax credit he got it for 50
The tax credit can really make a difference - up to $7,500 on EVs and PHEVs. But, the credit you get is limited by the income tax you owe for the year of purchase. So, if the car qualifies for the $7,500 credit, but your tax liability for that year is only $5,000, your credit is limited to $5,000.

Plus, the credits ends after a manufacturer sells 200,000 EV/PHEVs. So, it’s no longer available for Tesla’s and will expire in March for GM products.

I’m really curious about the base Taycan. Base price is $79,000 but with that brand the options kill you. With the credit it still might be attractive. I’m going to see what the year brings, and may take a look at them at some point. But, I’m sure my wife will tell me it’s her turn next, and it would be unwise to argue.
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Because you can't see the future.
newspapers are the future.
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That and magazines.
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Because you can't see the future.
I see a bright future for the mighty Owls. The YSU Penguins? Not so much.
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I got rained on, but getting outside was worth it.
Riding in the rain is miserable, even when it's 80F+.
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