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Old 02-08-21, 06:02 PM
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Couldn't tap MAC, BITD.

in 1981 at Pitt we had Mac Machines. I had a card that year because there was a First Seneca bank on campus and in my hometown. #Convenient
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Old 02-08-21, 06:03 PM
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My first job was picking cherries. $0.35/ bucket. I got a check at the end of the two-week-long season. Less than $50.
I mucked stalls @ a private horse barn for a month one summer when I was 15 for $5.00 a week. That guy was a tight s.o.b.
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Old 02-08-21, 06:13 PM
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One of the first carpentry crews I worked for didn't pay until the house was roughed in. I worked with a bunch of drunks @ the time, It was a 4 way split. I got paid hourly, my pay came off the top. One difficult house I made more than the partners. Man they were pissed. Lol. Bunch of diks.
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Old 02-08-21, 06:29 PM
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OMG. Hope they're alright.

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Old 02-08-21, 06:33 PM
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Holy ****!
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IIRC, in our town it was more like 10-4, so 6 hours, but also falling completely within the time most were at work, except the poor bastards who worked 7-3.
The local savings bank was open until 3 pm and Saturday mornings by the time I was old enough to have an account, but one didn’t go there to cash checks.
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Old 02-08-21, 07:48 PM
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Huh, it sounds like bankers had it easy back in the olden days.
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Huh, it sounds like bankers had it easy back in the olden days.
Back before mechanical money counters, they probably had to spend the rest of the day counting money.
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Old 02-08-21, 07:54 PM
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I seem to recall it is growing... minuscule amounts a year
Oh? We're getting further away from the sun?
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Is there a consensus estimate on what percentage of Americans who get COVID are unaware?
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Oh? We're getting further away from the sun?
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Old 02-08-21, 08:19 PM
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Oh? We're getting further away from the sun?
don't worry about that. as the sun expands as it burns through its fuel it will push the zone of habitability out past us anyway.
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don't worry about that. as the sun expands as it burns through its fuel it will push the zone of habitability out past us anyway.
I have detected no evidence of an expanding sun the last five months. To the contrary the sun feels like it is 50 million miles further away.
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If it burns,sure. You just want to get enough in there to see if it will fire. This will confirm there is spark and it's a fuel problem. I used brake cleaner at the job. We've even driven cars into the shop by spraying into the throttle body when the fuel pump goes bad.
Of course you can also hold the connected spark plug in your hand to see if it's firing. Fun!!
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I have detected no evidence of an expanding sun the last five months. To the contrary the sun feels like it is 50 million miles further away.
What detection method are you using? Show your work.
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Old 02-08-21, 09:13 PM
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O.7 inches yesterday. One inch above schedule. #EndlessWinter
High of 91A tomorrow
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What detection method are you using? Show your work.
Five months ago:


Today:

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Spurious correlation.
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Of course you can also hold the connected spark plug in your hand to see if it's firing. Fun!!
The last few years I was a lot more careful about getting shocked. Got tired of it.
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Old 02-08-21, 10:23 PM
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In another forum a rider was replying to an average speed question and he replied that his average speed was higher since he got his e-bike. Seriously.
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Faster on an ebike you say? Hmmm.
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