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    I saw a car like that drive into the local...

    I saw a car like that drive into the local Chrysler dealer last Saturday...
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    Convert them to text abbreviations and insert...

    Convert them to text abbreviations and insert emojis between them.

    Old fashion sarcasm like, "OH? Really? How quaint!" doesn't work on them, either.
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    "Ya know, there are a LOT of low-mileage,...

    "Ya know, there are a LOT of low-mileage, high-performance motorcycles out there on Craigslist. They're usually being sold by people who were JUST LIKE YOU!"

    (or their estates)

    However,...
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    There is a difference between "Wanting to ride a...

    There is a difference between "Wanting to ride a motorcycle" and "Wanting to be a biker", even discounting the idea of "Harley image".

    Someone who wants to ride a motorcycle is more receptive to...
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    In the age of flat-tread bias-ply tires, you...

    In the age of flat-tread bias-ply tires, you could run a chalk line across the tread, roll the vehicle forward, and see if the chalk was cleaned off evenly. Chalk left on the edges meant over...
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    Handling is a big first clue to tire pressure,...

    Handling is a big first clue to tire pressure, although most people I've met don't notice the changes. The damagingly-low pressures that cause heating/blowouts make their presence known early, if you...
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    Generally speaking, commonly-available stainless...

    Generally speaking, commonly-available stainless steel hardware is NOT as strong as steel hardware of the same size. It's stronger than aluminum, but you use SS when corrosion-resistance is more...
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    "However, estimates are available."

    "However, estimates are available."
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    Right now, it would be hard to pay someone to...

    Right now, it would be hard to pay someone to work on my motorcycles... Nearest shop is only a couple of miles away, but it's HD/KTM/Triumph; nearest one that handles either Yamaha or Kawasaki...
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    If you're changing a tire, definitely have them...

    If you're changing a tire, definitely have them do it at the same time - it's the same disassembly/reassembly process, so, even if you do it perfectly, the mechanic might screw it up afterward... :(...
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    Playing motorcycle racing games.

    Playing motorcycle racing games.
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    Have not used Sena's remote, but know someone who...

    Have not used Sena's remote, but know someone who has it. No memorable complaints or praises for it.

    I bought a couple of generic "media buttons" for $10-13 off Amazon that worked fine, until they...
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    If you ride on your head, everything will shake...

    If you ride on your head, everything will shake back to where it was. Net effect should be zero, assuming you don't crash while on your head. :)

    The class covered M->F, F->M, M->M, and F->F, as...
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    Had to take an online Sexual Harassment training...

    Had to take an online Sexual Harassment training class as part of being employed by the college. In it, they said that the only person-to-person contact that was really acceptable in the work place...
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    What I see is similar to other "just discovered"...

    What I see is similar to other "just discovered" diseases - as you test more people, you see more cases. I would venture to say that, right now, only a few percentage points of the population of the...
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    Ah, TB... One of the stories on the lockdown in...

    Ah, TB... One of the stories on the lockdown in the Philippines was about a family of 5, 4 of which have TB and cannot get access to their medications, because they're not allowed to travel to the...
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    There are a lot of factors. Our city has had...

    There are a lot of factors.

    Our city has had 9 deaths in the last week attributed to COVID. 5 were in a nursing facility with 12 total patients and 14 staff. 4 were in an "assisted living...
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    What about a resident of a crowded third-world...

    What about a resident of a crowded third-world country that thinks it's second-world?

    A friend living in the Philippines has been regularly updating me on his situation. They're on a lockdown...
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    Will there be a rash of emergency room visits for...

    Will there be a rash of emergency room visits for broken wrists and lacerations when people forget about the ceiling fan when they toss their virtual caps at their virtual graduation ceremonies this...
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    Some people are starting to realize that going...

    Some people are starting to realize that going back to reusable things may not be as safe as single-use versions.

    Grocery bags: Local city decided to go with a 10 cent per bag tax on single-use...
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    Newest thing, in light of tigers in zoos getting...

    Newest thing, in light of tigers in zoos getting COVID... While self-isolating, avoid contact with your pets.
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    Well, some things continue, despite the...

    Well, some things continue, despite the lockdowns. Periodically, I'm tracking a twin-engine aircraft doing aerial photograph across the northern Illinois area. Landscapers are landscaping, pizza...
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    Revisiting the "slow cooker/pressure cooker/rice...

    Revisiting the "slow cooker/pressure cooker/rice cooker/roaster oven" after a year (or so)... I haven't used the crock pot function since I played with the pressure cooker function. They sure have...
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    Why we are being told to "Shelter in place":...

    Why we are being told to "Shelter in place": "Cower in place" did not do well in focus group testing.
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    XKCD has had a lot of viral comics recently....

    XKCD has had a lot of viral comics recently.
    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/coronavirus_name.png
    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/self_isolate.png
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