Zachary Oberle
zacharyoberle
Aug 11
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All true. Also, code spec can be a lot stronger depending on where you are. It’s much harder to get a shitty house to pass code in, say, Michigan than in the south. When I think shitty houses that are code legal, I always think Texas, specifically San Antonio. They literally sheet houses in cardboard down there, it’s

Aug 3
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If you are doing drywall or plaster repair, do yourself a favor and pick up a gallon of this stuff:

Aug 3
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All home improvements are equal, but some are more equal than the rest.

Jul 23
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Given that the S&P 500 got outperformed by zombie company stocks by the largest margin ever in April, the inclusion of Tesla among the biggest of blue-chips is probably the least illogical thing happening on Wall Street right now. 

Jul 23
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“It’s got a normal roll of fiberglass between the rafters and a good 12" of blown in on top of it.”

Jul 22
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There’s such a thing as building to a standard above code spec. A million dollar house built to the minimum code standard for efficiency is pathetic. It speaks to idiocy on the side of both the owner and the builder. You can heat a 5000 square foot house on 1500 watts (in Canada!) if you build the house well and spend Read more

Jul 22
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You got scammed, but don’t feel bad. Probably 75% of new construction these days is fly-by-night scam artist bullshit. It’s an un-insulated attic space in your house I assume? Big energy efficiency mistake right there, among many others I’m sure.

As construction products have gotten better, contractors have gotten

Jul 22
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“Some of us are getting ready to start digging trenches if they keep escalating this.”

Why haven’t you started already? These guys aren’t cops. Nobody local is looking out for them. State authorities actively despise them for stepping over their authority. Their handlers are all in DC, which is awfully far away from Read more

Jul 14
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I have not, but COVID has done a real number on my reading list and I am a voracious reader of non-fiction in general so I sure as hell will be adding that title on in a timely fashion! Many thanks for the recommendation.

Jul 14
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Yea the anti-sex thing especially stands out when you look at how sex-crazed the Victorian Era English were and how unbothered about sex/nudity the modern British public is despite the many other similarities between English and American culture.

Jul 13
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The dead don’t feel regret. I hope his lifespan stretches out for at least another 20 years so as to allow a greater expanse of suffering. 

Jul 13
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Don’t forget that most of them were Puritans, an interpretation of Christianity that was so backward, illogical and oppressive not even the British could stand them.

Jun 29
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No shit. 100% reality TV logic. That is the only way he has ever understood the world. Make noise. If someone is saying something you don’t like, make louder noise.

Jun 28
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The murder in Loisville, the EU banning American travelers, Russia paying bounties for dead US soldiers, Barr caught openly committing treason, the COVID resurgence, the laughably pathetic turn-out for his Tulsa rally, ongoing police brutality protests, Biden’s increasingly strong polling numbers...

Compared to that Read more

Jun 28
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Nah, what he (his team) wanted was to distract from the increasingly treasonous horse-shit they’ve been getting up to with the whole NYC DA’s office fiasco. Add in embarrassments over the EU banning American travelers due to our failure to deal with COVID, the story about Russia paying bounties for dead US soldiers, Read more

Jun 28
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The idea that a person who can afford a brand new iPhone doesn’t already have at least a half-dozen USB charging bricks laying around their home is laughable.

+1 on the environmental front. Just imagine the sheer tonnage of plastic that won’t go to waste because of this.

Jun 28
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Nailed it. He raped someone and left enough evidence for a strong accusation. It’s the only thing that would get him tossed out so quickly and so quietly. He cheated on his wife and is generally a scum-bag; not exactly a stretch to imagine him committing sexual assault 

He has an exclusivity contract with Twitch that Read more

Jun 22
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“With new energy projects in general and fusion in particular the bench scale and pilot plant seem to be always somewhere between pretty big to pretty huge.”

That’s a big part of why I like General Fusion’s concept so much better. It is workable at far smaller scales, an order of magnitude smaller, than a Tokamak.

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