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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by Vincopotamus » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:12 pm

Conor wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:18 pm
DArcyS wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:12 pm
Conor wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:48 am
Strunk & white had something about never using a dollar word/phrase when penny words suffice.
Conor, do you recall anything from them about capitalization?

+1 for mentioning Strunk & White.

+10 for the comedic genius, whether intentional or unintentional. :lol:
It was a gift from my professors, one of which at the time was the senate majority leader for the state of colorado. For an engineering only college, it was quite the oddball gift to give students who generally hated writing. Fortunately, it never got tossed and I picked it up many years later. Of course, the book is titled The elements of style. I'm sure grammar is somehow intertwined in there, but never really my interest. I always remembered the dollar word/penny word thing. Less so for style, more as I don't like coming off as a sesquipedalian. How's that for "comedic genius?" Can I get another +10?
FWIW, I went to college and now make a living swinging something called a pulaski. I've taken a few avalanche awareness courses over the years and still had to google "heuristic traps," but I also had to google "Strunk & White" and definitely "sesquipedalian." I wish everyone well on their PhD theses*.



*I also had to google the plural of thesis
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by daway8 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:42 pm

Vincopotamus wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Conor wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:18 pm
DArcyS wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:12 pm


Conor, do you recall anything from them about capitalization?

+1 for mentioning Strunk & White.

+10 for the comedic genius, whether intentional or unintentional. :lol:
It was a gift from my professors, one of which at the time was the senate majority leader for the state of colorado. For an engineering only college, it was quite the oddball gift to give students who generally hated writing. Fortunately, it never got tossed and I picked it up many years later. Of course, the book is titled The elements of style. I'm sure grammar is somehow intertwined in there, but never really my interest. I always remembered the dollar word/penny word thing. Less so for style, more as I don't like coming off as a sesquipedalian. How's that for "comedic genius?" Can I get another +10?
FWIW, I went to college and now make a living swinging something called a pulaski. I've taken a few avalanche awareness courses over the years and still had to google "heuristic traps," but I also had to google "Strunk & White" and definitely "sesquipedalian." I wish everyone well on their PhD theses*.



*I also had to google the plural of thesis
Well at least there hasn't been any thread drift on this PSA... :)
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by Conor » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 pm

daway8 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Vincopotamus wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Conor wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:18 pm


It was a gift from my professors, one of which at the time was the senate majority leader for the state of colorado. For an engineering only college, it was quite the oddball gift to give students who generally hated writing. Fortunately, it never got tossed and I picked it up many years later. Of course, the book is titled The elements of style. I'm sure grammar is somehow intertwined in there, but never really my interest. I always remembered the dollar word/penny word thing. Less so for style, more as I don't like coming off as a sesquipedalian. How's that for "comedic genius?" Can I get another +10?
FWIW, I went to college and now make a living swinging something called a pulaski. I've taken a few avalanche awareness courses over the years and still had to google "heuristic traps," but I also had to google "Strunk & White" and definitely "sesquipedalian." I wish everyone well on their PhD theses*.



*I also had to google the plural of thesis
Well at least there hasn't been any thread drift on this PSA... :)
Maybe if there was an actual original point to the psa, there wouldn't be thread drift.
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by daway8 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:07 pm

Conor wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 pm
daway8 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Well at least there hasn't been any thread drift on this PSA... :)
Maybe if there was an actual original point to the psa, there wouldn't be thread drift.
Oh ok, I guess trying to save a few lives by making sure everyone saw an announcement that the typical unstable Colorado snowpack is even more unstable than usual this year (the most unstable since 2012) isn't really a point worth making.

Oh well, my bad - on with the drift. Shall we talk about proper peeing techniques now? No wait, that's on one of the other drifting threads...
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by CaptCO » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:11 pm

We are all frenz going through a hard time. Sometimes Darwin’s law is best, sometimes a mentors advice is best. Let’s all be safe and deal with the bulls**t of a failing government together
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by pvnisher » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:55 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Let’s all be safe and deal with the bulls**t of a failing government together
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by peter303 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:51 am

CAIC map blinking red for southern CO Tues 12/29 AM.
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by Plugugly » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:21 am

pvnisher wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:55 pm
CaptCO wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Let’s all be safe and deal with the bulls**t of a failing government together
"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." -Twain
:-D :-D :-D Does anyone have a copy of that new forum thread CaptCO developed in which he gravely asked to be removed from 14'ers.com? That was the Best of 2020!
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by cedica » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:28 am

pvnisher wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:55 pm
"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." -Twain
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by pvnisher » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:49 pm

We watched sections of John Wick during a recent CQB recert and it's pretty legit pistolwork. The one-handed brass checks, various reloads, it's a masterpiece.
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by cedica » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:26 am

pvnisher wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:49 pm
it's a masterpiece.
The only thing that could possible make him better is Arc'teryx logo... On the tie.
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Re: Avy concerns: Unusually dangerous conditions

Post by Altitude High » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:58 pm

Not sure if this has been posted already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6dEBgr ... e=youtu.be
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