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  • in reply to: Need a good clothing tailor! #1043558

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    When I had to look good for work I used to take all my suits to Westside Alterations, next to Raccolto. I’ve heard that you might have to call ahead for an appointment these days.

    in reply to: weird… condiment packets? #1036117

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    “A road trip without mayo is not a road trip worth having.” –Mark Twain

    in reply to: weird… condiment packets? #1035962

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    You can get.a pack of 60 (20 mayo, 20 ketchup, 20 mustard) from Amazon for $10


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    It depends on what you need the data for. I don’t think it curves too much, and in any case the day to day route depends on other traffic in the bay. BTW, both Bing and Google Maps allow you to measure multi-point routes if you want to measure something other than a straight line. Just right-click on where you want to start the route, select “measure distance” from the menu and keep dropping points along your curve.

    in reply to: Need help hard-wiring TV (with Ethernet) #1014655

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    I don’t normally like to recommend do-it-yourself when someone asks for professional help, but depending on your situation, this could be an unusually cheap and easy DIY project. If you have your router close to your TV, you just need to buy an Ethernet cable from almost anywhere– even the hardware store in the Junction has them– and connect the cable to the jack that looks like a big telephone jack on the back of your TV to the same jack on your Wifi router. That’s it, and unless you have something crazy going on, your TV will detect the internet automatically.

    If you still want a pro or want to do something like run a cable behind a wall, then I think that even the worst electrician could do it in 15 minutes.

    in reply to: Bikes at Hiawatha #1014488

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    Ironically enough the Alki bike trail is very unpleasant to use because of all the runners/pedestrians on it.

    in reply to: Electric Bill City Light minimums #1006306

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    Although it’s annoying, the utility still has maintenance costs for your connection even if you’re not using it all the time. In general I think City Light customers have it rather well– by contrast, Puget Sound Energy has a basic monthly business charge and all of your electricity billing is on top of that, rather than applied to the minimum like City Light does for business customers.

    in reply to: Bathroom tile floors need thorough cleaning #1005399

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    That’s awesome, please keep us updated!

    in reply to: Why would you do that. #1000783

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    Trusting city maps and the like is a mixed bag. They aren’t always up to date and I’d be wary about using them to prove that parking is private or public.

    What an unbelievably crass response. Why wouldn’t the map be up to date? Did the city sell real estate to a private owner while we weren’t looking? The original poster has evidence and all you can do is run your mouth for paragraphs checking off every pro-business talking point in the book.

    in reply to: True Value rant #986456

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    Bartell definitely cleans the machine between transactions.

    in reply to: Delta Request for Seatac to Go Nonprofit #984491

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    Regarding your cancelled flight, have you filed a DOT complaint yet? That will be a lot more effective than leveraging a local political issue and some friends I know tried it and actually got results.


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    The permit that was quoted above does not represent the work that was done. I can also see the work and the photo simulation given in the permit application shows work entirely different from what was built. The photo simulation showed a cellular antenna placed on the side of the building, while the new construction is a new microwave repeater structure built on the roof.

    The permit is here. I’ve uploaded photos of both the photo sim in the permit and the structure that was actually built so you can compare them yourselves, check out the comparison here.

    Unless there is indeed another permit that I couldn’t find, this might be unpermitted work.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by scott. Reason: Added photo comparison of permit vs. actual structure
    in reply to: 70,000 dead #975306

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    It’s obvious to most people that opiate addiction is not spread through respiration, so things like quarantines and social distancing are not appropriate strategies for opiate addiction. Did you have another suggestion?

    in reply to: Cash Back Fees (QFC) #966663

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    Some people aren’t eligible for credit cards.
    Some people aren’t eligible for cards with cash back.
    Some people prefer to avoid credit cards as a matter of financial discipline.
    Some people use debit cards to help small businesses avoid percentage-based card fees.
    Some people use debit cards to conveniently get cash, which is the point of this thread.

    BTW not many people seem to know that debit cards also have fraud protection by law, but it does require card owners to be more timely in reporting fraud than for credit. Some card issuers have additional fraud protection, for example Visa has 0% liability for debit cards except when processed by a third party.

    in reply to: Requesting ‘no right on red’ sign at Fauntleroy and Alaska #960652

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    I’m supportive as well, not just for the pedestrians but because layout of the intersection means that drivers are blind to westbound vehicular traffic on Alaska.

    Having said that, as a pedestrian myself, the onus is on the pedestrian if you want to stay alive. Signs are not magical barriers; look at all the people who don’t see/ignore the no-right-on-red signs at Alaska/California. If you aren’t careful and get hit by a car, it’s physics that decides the outcome, regardless of signs or whose fault it is.

    in reply to: “JACK BLOCK PARK” LIGHT RAIL ALTERNATIVE “LEAKED” #959883

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    Those stations are designed for our expanding Condominium dwellers. Not home owners in West Seattle.

    Ok, enough of this. Seriously.

    in reply to: Special dinner out in West Seattle? #958028

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    My first special night out in West Seattle ten years ago was at Ephesus. I’m surprised it doesn’t get mentioned more often.


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    It is legal but unfortunate. The cars are waiting to make a legal maneuver, just like cars line up to make legal maneuvers all over the city– for example, blocking Edgar Martinez to turn into the private Safeco T-Mobile parking garage for Mariners games. It’s just super annoying to us because a) we’re so close to home and b) we know that there is no space in that parking lot and people are just being annoying.

    in reply to: Prius Drivers are one of the worst #950428

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    This is a good example of confirmation bias. We see one Prius driver acting badly, and then when we notice another bad Prius driver, we start to build a story that Prius drivers are just bad. And then when we do that, we tend to forget or ignore all the other drivers of other makes behaving poorly, so eventually it just becomes all Prius, all the time.

    Not saying that I’m immune to this. To me, Subaru drivers are the worst ever ;)

    in reply to: Three near misses on Avalon #942448

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    If you don’t already have a helmet cam, you should strongly consider getting one.

    in reply to: RANT – VCA West Seattle Animal Hospital #935094

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    I would expect a professional pet care organization to reliably know where the nearest available emergency service is. What if something had happened while a pet is in their care?

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by scott.
    in reply to: Another pizza place?!?!?! #935028

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    Lived in Chicago for school, and agree that Windy City falls a bit short. A true Chicago style place would be amazing. Even though people complain about too many pizza places, Chicago style doesn’t count. Deep dish would immediately distinguish itself from all the others. If you do it right, you’ll draw from all over the region, as the fans are out there. Sadly the best Chicago style I’ve had on the west coast is in LA, so the opportunity is waiting for you.

    in reply to: World Cup games on Saturday morning? #920476

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    Thanks everyone! I also called Puerto Vallarta in the Junction and they said that they would be open for Mexico games.

    in reply to: Free Right Turn Ok By LA Fitness? #920142

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    @cardriver: You can make a right turn on red when you feel it is safe to do so. If you’re not the one turning, you are not in a position to judge if it is safe.

    A few months ago I was waiting for a pedestrian to turn right on red, with the driver behind me honking for me to turn regardless, as he did not see the pedestrian (or maybe did not care). It turned out that driver and I ended up in the same parking lot so I initiated a very active conversation about the privilege of turning right on red and how not to abuse it.

    in reply to: Free Right Turn Ok By LA Fitness? #919962

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    I agree that it is legal, but very dangerous. The angle of Fauntleroy vs. Alaska makes it particularly difficult to judge oncoming westbound traffic on Alaska. I’m an impatient driver yet I won’t make this turn on red.

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