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    Nautical names for dogs

    Our pup is called Spinnaker. Or Spin, Spinny, Spinach.
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    Morris 454

    I raced on Firefly under her first owner and if I was ever in the market for a cruiser/racer - I'd definitely use that design as a starting point. I think one of the Morris' spent a year in Caribbean with her - I recall she did well at Antigua Race Week. She had an older and bigger sibling called, I think, Reindeer.
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    Oyster restoration

    "The Big Oyster" by Mark Kurlansky is an awesome read about the history of oysters and America.
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    Caribbean Racing Season 2018-19

    As a Happy 40th Bday to us, some of my friends and I chartered for Antigua Sailing Week. Since it was a moorings boat, it was like trying to race a used VW Jetta but otherwise the conditions were awesome and the parties great.
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    Florence

    Not sailing related but here's an interesting article/blog post about how Boeing is moving places out of SC to WA in advance of Florence. Boeing Bugging Out
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    I Remember

    How can I forget? I was on my way to work and got off the subway at Wall St per usual and the sky looked like a goddam ticker tape parade. Except it wasn’t- it was the papers from someone, some poor souls, offices blown out over the city with god knows what else after the 1 st plane hit. My office was 2-3 blocks south of WTC on rector st. The second plane literally flew over my head before hitting the other tower. I thought the fire had leaped to the other building because that made more sense to me than a 767 hitting it. But then it made sense that this was an attack and the only thing I had to do was 1) not panic and 2) get north of the smoke. The wind was blowing west to east so I worked my way NNW to try and get around the WTC along the Hudson. Well that didn’t work out once the towers started falling. So, I ended up getting rescued via the boatlift. One thing I remember clearly was that those of us along the waters edge made sure to keep folks calm and to get women and children on the boats. Once on the NJ side of the river I remember being looked at like I was an alien - because I was covered in soot. I ended up getting hosed off by firefighters in hazmat suits somewhere near Jersey City (maybe it was Hoboken) and spent the night at a coworkers house in NJ. Scariest part of the day for me was knowing that my parents were flying back to NYC from Paris that day and I had no idea where there plane was or if I still had parents. Their plane was taxing to depart CDG when the pilots returned to the gate. I remember NYC the days after. It was a small town in a big city Anyhow, thanks to everyone that still remembers. Here’s a cool clip about the boatlift that rescued me. https://youtu.be/MDOrzF7B2Kg
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    Bride asks guests to pay $1500 each to attend her wedding

    There's always been an industry built around celebrity worship - but the Kardashians has accelerated it because she's not really a celebrity (or at least was not originally). She was one of Paris Hilton's hanger ons, "released" a sex tape and then convinced E! to follow her around with tv cameras. Once she got a tv show, she can endorse things and whammy the money rolls in.
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    Bride asks guests to pay $1500 each to attend her wedding

    She's quoted as wanting to live like a Kardashian for a day. This is how fucked we are thanks to that show.
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    WiFi Extenders

    Yeah - clocking >100mbps (actually >150mbps) off the mesh satellite.
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    WiFi Extenders

    Did you put the modem/router into bridge mode instead of just turning off the wifi radio? Not sure if turning off the wifi radio is the same as putting the router into bridge mode but if not, then that could be something to try.
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    WiFi Extenders

    Around the same - I'm clocking >100mbps off the router and the mesh on my iphone. Some devices are noting slower speeds, like my PS4 and Apple TV. Both still >30mbps. I'll try to remember to speed test off of my laptop tonight and will circle back.
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    WiFi Extenders

    Just moved into a new "old" 1400 sq ft house. Internet enters the house through the basement. We have the cable (Comcast) router/modem combo in the finished basement. Router/modem is in bridge mode and connected to a Netgear Orbi mesh wifi system. The main router for the orbi is in the basement with the satellite on the top floor. I get over 100mbps on the top floor from the satellite so speeds and streaming are decent. So - my experience so far is thumbs up for a mesh system. I used to use a powerline extender in addition to wifi for the streaming devices (apple tv and ps4) at my last home - that was a decent balance. I haven't stressed tested the mesh system yet but am working from home tomorrow and will be vpn-ing into my office pc. Place did come wired with ethernet cabling, so I may move some of the streaming over to the ethernet cables once I figure out how to set-up hubs/switches etc.
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    Dude steals a plane

    Insurance is gonna try to dance its way out of paying for this one.
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    Coolboats to admire

    CL- Agreed re: response. I've sailed on one of her siblings and it was amazing how light and responsive the helm was.
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    Want a Bermuda ride?

    Have a safe and enjoyable race!