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Water Cooler / Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:25:05 PM »
I expect my house is the only one for miles that has a bidet.  Then again, I owned a plumbing wholesaler when I built the house. 

>Japanese

I will say that the separate bidet requires a significant of addition room. 

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Economics & Investing / Re: Cheap gas still = big vehicles in California
« on: October 19, 2019, 11:19:41 PM »
We only get edgy about mpg when gas hits $4/gal.

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Water Cooler / Re: Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:55:42 PM »
Fed flood insurance has a substantial cap -$500k structure / $50k contents, residential OR commercial. So it (or CA fire insurance) isn't enough to adequately cover the cost of replacement.  Since it isn't indexed to inflation, it's being reformed as construction prices increase.

Lots of qualifying parameters are mandated and many now-expensive items are not covered (heat pump outdoor units, piers, bulkheads, lanscaping). If a similar program were to be developed for CA fires, it would likely mandate the setbacks and clearings, roof types, etc. If the adjuster found that you are were in violation (brush near house, new addition with shake roof) you wouldn't be able to collect.

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Water Cooler / Re: What bankruptcy looks like in Google Trends
« on: October 19, 2019, 01:31:17 AM »
Brit clothing chain Bonmarché collapses into administration – 2,900 jobs at risk
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/breaking-bonmarch-collapses-administration--20650468

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Water Cooler / Re: Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires
« on: October 17, 2019, 02:40:26 PM »
As you mentioned, EG...

In fire-prone California, many residents can't afford wildfire insurance
http://theconversation.com/in-fire-prone-california-many-residents-cant-afford-wildfire-insurance-119451

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Water Cooler / Re: For the lolz.
« on: October 17, 2019, 12:16:54 AM »
I cite rules 2 & 4, except they apply anywhere I work.



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>Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg's Last Chance
https://www.nysun.com/editorials/michael-bloombergs-last-chance/90870/


The last sentence is interesting.

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Water Cooler / Alternatives to plastic
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:46:35 PM »
This soap-packaged shampoo bottle will leave no waste behind
https://mashable.com/video/soapbottle-soap-packaged-bottle/


Drinking straws that are made of pasta
https://boingboing.net/2019/10/16/drinking-straws-that-are-made.html

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>a lot of Americans who privately wouldn't vote for a gay man.

Yeah, but they're gonna vote Republican anyway. hhh

>a lot of Americans who privately wouldn't vote for a gay man.

I'm thinking (& hearing) he's a big deal with the under-35 crowd. Big enough to *maybe* get them out to vote.

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..and look at that cash-on-hand.  That's coming from somebody.

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Water Cooler / Re: Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:01:02 PM »
I forgot that CA does tile roofs (almost non-existent in NC).  What type do you have?

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Debbie thinks that Buttigieg carries as much as a 20% "hidden" voter base.  He's not electable as president, but he adds a youth-ish dynamic as vp.

As an aside, I don't think any of the candidates in either party are worth powder & shot.

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Water Cooler / Re: Wasn't this the plot of a movie?
« on: October 16, 2019, 04:36:26 PM »
>Enemy Of The State

Fourth defendant in Giuliani associate case taken into custody at New York airport | TheHill
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/466071-indicted-giuliani-associate-taken-into-custody-at-new-york-airport

What was he thinking??!! You can't fly commercial if you're a fugitive!

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Water Cooler / Re: Fire blankets can protect buildings from wildfires
« on: October 16, 2019, 04:30:27 PM »
>nice 100 feet of clearance

What's the recommended clearance for residences around your neighborhood?  I read somewhere that 65 feet was the magic point where radiant heat drops substantially --but looking at 1330 °C / 2426 °F, even 100 ft seems far too close.

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