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re: How many vacation days have you accrued? How long did it take to get them? - shell01
[quote]And 28 days? That’s 11% of the work year... I call BS on some of this[/quote] 28 accrued + 1 "floating holiday" / yr for me. And we can only carry over 80 hours from one year to the next. Encourages proper life work balance. ...
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re: Out of State Tuition Waiver - shell01
[link=(https://www.lsu.edu/financialaid/types_of_scholarships/entering_freshman_scholarships/index-1.php)]Check the LSU website[/link] three of the scholarships offer reduction in non-resident tuition...
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re: Hurricane Florence - Catastrophic Flooding Potential - shell01
Heard from a friend who lives in Morehead City that the roof of the animal shelter had collapsed. Cajun Navy comes to the rescue! [link=(https://twitter.com/wral/status/1040756132569128961?s=21)]Cajun Navy clears Animal Shelter[/link]...
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re: Hurricane Florence - Catastrophic Flooding Potential - shell01
Haven't seen many pictures of downtown Wilmington yet but my company's headquarters building is on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. It's a 12 story building and apparently it has sustained wind damage on one side and water instrusion on every floor. Not unexpected with the eye wall sitting on to...
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re: Hurricane Florence - Catastrophic Flooding Potential - shell01
[quote]Maybe they left already?? [/quote] Pretty sure most who are leaving have left. UNC-W has been closed all week, so those folks should be gone. My company is headquartered there (one of the largest employers in the city)... Told everyone yesterday not to come back to the office until they g...
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re: Are dog daycares really necessary? - shell01
I lived in NYC and with work and commute was gone 12hrs/day. My middle-aged GSD was fine with just a dog walker but when I got a Cavalier puppy doggie daycare was a godsend. Helped with housetraining and just general happiness of the pups. When I moved out of NYC but still worked long hours in the ...
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re: Speaking of Vets - Dog needs ACL surgery. Anyone used LSU Vet? - shell01
Another vote for considering conservative management. Friend's lab had ACL surgery a month ago, and had to go back in for surgery today to remove the hardware they placed (possible infection.) Poor dog has been pretty miserable and may end up worse off than pre-surgery....
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re: Lowering Cholesterol with diet? - shell01
[quote]What about steaks and chicken skin?[/quote] I eat steak twice a week and maintain a very healthy lipid profile. Better than when I was in college and eating pizza and pretzels....
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re: Lowering Cholesterol with diet? - shell01
Eat real food. Dietary fat does not raise cholesterol, but eating processed junk can certainly swing the hdl/ldl ratio in the wrong direction. ...
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re: Ideas for getting birds out of chimney. - shell01
Chimney swifts are Federally protected migratory birds, and besides, they eat a shite ton of mosquitoes and other flying insects while raising a family. So wait until the nestlings fledge (leave the nest), have the chimney swept and a cap installed....
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re: A few followup words to the Thai cave rescue from one of the Brits - shell01
[link=(http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/out-of-the-dark/10000580)]Very well done piece[/link]from Australian tv about the Thai cave rescue mission (note: 55min long but worth it ) A few takeaways: The US military seemed to play a key role along with the Thai's in "project management" or coordi...
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re: A few followup words to the Thai cave rescue from one of the Brits - shell01
A few clarifications RTF... [link=(http://www.caverescue.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cr0003-tham-luang.png)]This[/link]is the actual map produced by cavers, based off of multiple teams' efforts (as noted in the lower left corner.) The media went ahead and added a bunch of stuff to pretty it...
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re: Looking to breed my 1 year old male labradoodle - shell01
Has he been screened for hip dysplasia? Elbow displasia? PRA? So you have a cute dog. Lots of cute dogs out there with crippling diseases or languishing in a shelter. Don't contribute to the problem....
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re: Marcus Luttrell on the THAI Seals rescue mission - shell01
[quote]falling asleep underwater as well as Eating. [/quote] I know quite a few non-military divers who do both these things. When you're underwater for 6+ hours at a time you figure it out. ...
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
Dizzy specifically qualified his statement with "in the world of cave diving." The diver who died so far in the rescue attempt was a hero, but not a trained cave diver. However, no one would purposely be diving here during monsoon season. We might seem crazy to most people but we don't need to ...
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
RTF, not quite right. Water gets into a cave two main ways...it either filters through tiny spaces over long periods of time, or enters via larger surface holes. Water that has seeped in is clean. Think of "spring" or "artesian" drinking water. That stuff is clear and clean because the ground ...
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
Spasweezy is right, it's an underground stream or river. Most caves are basically drainage systems; the flowing water actually created the space over millions of years....
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
[quote]what is Pattaya Beach?[/quote] It's just a feature in the cave. Prominent features or rooms in caves are often named to make it easier to describe to others where you are/where you went....
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
I'm a cave diver, and periodically dry cave as well. I've wiggled through some fairly tight spots both on scuba and just crawling through with little to no emotion. But that Elon Musk contraption? That scares the ##&t outta me. Would definitely have to be drugged to be stuffed in an underwater co...
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re: Update: ALL RESCUED - Doctors Father Dies - shell01
Both air and oxygen tanks are being used. Most if not all of the cave divers are on rebreathers. They will need pure o2 tanks. They are likely carrying air tanks for the kids, and air tanks are also placed as safeties throughout the cave. I provided a bit more detail in [link=(https://www.tiger...
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