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    You can call that one "the Bank Teller Special"| ...

    You can call that one "the Bank Teller Special"| :^)
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    Yeah I know it sounds crazy. This is what arms...

    Yeah I know it sounds crazy. This is what arms control negotiations are all about, toning the whole thing down. Of course it relies on rational actors.
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    Nope. Is this a Subaru commercial? :^)

    Nope. Is this a Subaru commercial? :^)
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    Its only real meaning is that it is a deterrent.

    Its only real meaning is that it is a deterrent.
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    This is DARK, so please stop reading now if you...

    This is DARK, so please stop reading now if you are easily upset.

    Actually, nothing more than a small "ordinary" (i.e. non-hydrogen) nuclear weapon exploded at an altitude of 100 miles, just off...
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    It's about as unlikely to freeze in Port Arthur,...

    It's about as unlikely to freeze in Port Arthur, Texas as it is to rain frogs. (Maybe I spoke too soon? :^) But more generally, yeah.
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    You're asking me to reproduce my analysis of the...

    You're asking me to reproduce my analysis of the issue from 30 years ago, and I'm sorry, I can't do so "on a dime", I don't have notes going back that far. I just know what worked. I'm old, please...
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    So your point is?

    So your point is?
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    I don't think that's what he mean't.

    I don't think that's what he mean't.
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    Serious respect to Bill Gates for giving that TED...

    Serious respect to Bill Gates for giving that TED talk. But Serious People have been talking about this for decades. Preparedness plans were made, along with the follow-through, and then later...
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    Just one word, Benjamin, just one word: epoxy. ...

    Just one word, Benjamin, just one word: epoxy.

    I don't remember the exact reasoning I had for it at the time, but it turned out to be sound.
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    I would imagine that it's a great analgesic after...

    I would imagine that it's a great analgesic after a long day of office politics.
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    My planing bench was made out of Doug Fir 2x6's...

    My planing bench was made out of Doug Fir 2x6's lightly planed and face-glued, that were probably about as "green" as that, and it's held up fine over 30 years. I did use epoxy, though.

    I should...
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    Yes of course, there's also that, with which I am...

    Yes of course, there's also that, with which I am more familiar. (Sorry Brian, you know I kid!)
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    If I was clamping something with my butt, I'd...

    If I was clamping something with my butt, I'd want to make sure that I wasn't chopping too close to home. Caution is advised.
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    Recent research has indicated a statistically...

    Recent research has indicated a statistically significant link between acetominophen use by pregnant women, and the onset of ADHD and autism in the child.

    One reference among many:...
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    Last week you could have picked up (from acmetools.com) a DeWalt 20v set of drill, impact driver, circular saw, recip, grinder, flashlight, 2Ah batteries (and a radio, FWIW,) for US$399. Nice kit....
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    Who needs yoga! This is where it's at. Proper...

    Who needs yoga! This is where it's at. Proper Japanese tool use requires flexible body positioning. (I might be in a wheelchair now if not for that practice.)
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    A bare 14ga copper wire (solid not stranded, of...

    A bare 14ga copper wire (solid not stranded, of course) inside the hose shouldn't be an obstruction, unless you're trying to suck up offcuts, maybe. They sell it by the foot at the big box stores....
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    Sounds like you need a dehumidifier in your shop.

    Sounds like you need a dehumidifier in your shop.
  21. The DeWalt 20v and Milwaukee 18v tools are the...

    The DeWalt 20v and Milwaukee 18v tools are the way to go. I have both. You can get some killer deals right now on sets of either at acmetools.com (it's worth being on their mailing list) and some...
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    Convey to your sister that your nephew should...

    Convey to your sister that your nephew should enjoy his free time while he can. The crap is hitting a distant fan, it may not take too long before it gets there. :^)
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    Well, I can. As a society, we don't believe in...

    Well, I can. As a society, we don't believe in human sacrifice, last time I checked.

    We've grown past throwing old people into volcanoes (although some young people are still volunteering and...
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    A hard lockdown, the testier the better, for as...

    A hard lockdown, the testier the better, for as long as it takes, is the answer (from the best expert advice that I have found.) And the harder it gets, the shorter it will be.

    I am _amazed_ by...
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    IOW, what should be the symbol of the Branch...

    IOW, what should be the symbol of the Branch Covidians? :^) Me, I'm sticking to the hermitage, got my sani in me pocket. Fighting toe to toe, eyeball to eyeball, with the fire ants.
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