Re: Meet up - Cali!

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That Tuesday might be out for me, and possibly parts of the weekend, but I'm likely to be available.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:46 AM
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I am probably available on one or several of those days.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:48 AM
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Though now that I actually think of it I think the only days I'm really available are that Sunday and Monday. Or Tuesday, if it's an inclusive range.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:50 AM
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I could do a 3/18 meetup in LA. WHO IS WITH ME.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:53 AM
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This is starting to feel like the time I tried the WHO IS WITH ME for the armed uprising.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 11:45 AM
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I am available most of this period, I think.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 1:59 PM
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Let's just have one meetup, in central California somewhere. Kettleman City?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 3:57 PM
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I think a good Central CA place would be CoalingA. Meet, refuel, go.

I am up for the 18th in LA. Or other dates too.

3. The range is inclusive. I go back to DC on the 25th. I hope it is warmer than a month ago.

I figure for SF that the Oakland/Berkeley side makes more sense given where people live.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 4:27 PM
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18th not impossible but it's a crazycakes week all of a sudden. Where are you staying, md?


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 4:44 PM
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Culver City. I can get a bunch of places in a reasonable time (rush hour being an exception) using the freeways and the major boulevards.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 4:59 PM
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Hey, I'm actually in SF right now and such a reprobate I didn't even think of trying to organise an Unfogged meetup. Could probably do something on the 19th if it is accessible by public transport from SF (my last day in SF), or if anyone wants to do something tomorrow evening that works for me as well.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 5:06 PM
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Culver City is great for me. What kind of venue do you prefer? What are your feelings re dive bars?


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 5:06 PM
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There are some good newish beer-garden spaces in Uptown Oakland near BART - I'm thinking in particular of Lost & Found.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 5:25 PM
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I am so confused. How can something around the corner from the 19th St. station be in "uptown"? Apparently every neighborhood in Oakland has been renamed and no one told me.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 6:30 PM
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That neighborhood has been the location of the bar The Uptown for a long time.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 6:40 PM
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It might be small-d downtown in effect, but it's certainly part of Uptown as defined. If you must blame someone, maybe Jerry Brown.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 6:44 PM
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Uptown Jerry Brown
baddest mayor of old Oak-town


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 9:28 PM
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15: but now that that place is out of business...


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 9:33 PM
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Jerry Brown is so new Oakland.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 9:38 PM
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He's no Horace Carpentier hogging up the waterfront, that's for sure.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-13-15 10:10 PM
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I believe he lives on Skyline, which is up in a different way.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-14-15 8:39 AM
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I appear to be free, though my wife is threatening to make her own conflicting plans in the relevant period. Anywhere near BART is fine.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-14-15 5:13 PM
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Being a reprobate I have had little online access and was doing a bunch of stuff with family all weekend as promised. Today ( a teacher training day) was spent at Universal Studios. I am a tourist.

For LA, It looks like TRO is the only one able to attend. So, we'll met in the 18th at a dive bar of his recommendation. What do you recommend? Lurkers welcome. (I no longer drink, but such bars can be great.) If Josh or Biohazard, etc. can attend, we might adjust.

For SF, the consensus date looks like Monday. The area Uptown Oakland. Maybe Lost & Found or similar.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 9:31 PM
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I believe he lives on Skyline, which is up in a different way.

Wait, really? He used to live in the Sears Lofts over on 27th.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 9:44 PM
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Hmm. I like Oldfield's Liquor Room, the Backstage, and the Cinema Bar in Culver City. All of these are real bars though, the last two are pretty extreme dives. There are also plenty of less booze-focused places for an Unfogged date or a group meetup.


Posted by: Tim "Ripper" Owens | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 10:07 PM
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I have heard good things about the Cinema Bar. Let's tentatively set on that. If Josh can make, I am willing to shift to somewhere a bit closer to Sliver Lake.

Tomorrow I'll got to LACMA (probably ride a bicycle) and if Biohazard hasn't spoken up here, I'll reach out to him for a luncheon meet.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-16-15 10:38 PM
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TRO, I am going to have to bail on tonight. Turns out family had made plans for the last night of this visit.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-18-15 1:21 PM
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BUNP?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:26 PM
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BUNP.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:26 PM
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It's just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and BUNP


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:32 PM
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Bunp.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:39 PM
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Beautiful,
Uneaten:
Neb's
Plums.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:47 PM
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24: Yep. Just missed a mudslide in 2008.

Monday, Lost & Found - what time? 7?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 12:52 PM
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I should be able to make it, but probably be there around 8 because traffic.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 1:47 PM
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Not Lost & Found: they're closed on Mondays. Plum Bar or Make Westing should be decent backups, though. Or Telegraph, if the weather's nice enough to sit outside.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 4:19 PM
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I vote Make Westing, which, I note, will supply one with Brillat-Savarin in exchange for money.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 4:22 PM
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Telegraph also has a good deal of outdoor seating, and really, what's the likelihood the weather is not good Monday? Make Westing also good, of course.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 7:27 PM
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(Hubris rarely has meteorological consequences around here.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-19-15 7:27 PM
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Thank to neb. I will go to any of those places. If the weather is good, outdoors would be nice. But, I trust those with local knowledge. Y'all say where and I'll be there.

I went to the de Young today and then to Land's End. Real nice. I drove by the French school and said, "aha!".


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-20-15 6:50 PM
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Aha, md! *Which* French school? (there are several ...)
I'm unlikely to be able to make it as next week is looking fairly demented, have a lovely time!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-20-15 8:39 PM
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What time is this rumpus getting going?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 8:09 AM
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Has the place been settled?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 11:06 AM
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The French school was the Lycée Français de San Francisco on 19th Avenue. The two languages in the name produced a momentary incongruence. Usually I don't read San Francisco as being Spanish. There, I did.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 12:02 PM
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Suggesting a time: 7:30. I know it is a work night so if folks want to do earlier that will work too.

A place: Telegraph or Mae Westing. The forecast says it will be dry but in the high 50s.

I'm basically repeating some stuff that's been said above.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 12:05 PM
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44.last: New mouseover.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 12:09 PM
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I guess south bay living had made me soft, but I'd prefer not to sit outside in the 50s. This doesn't mean we can't still go to a place with outside seating, or ignore my preference altogether.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 12:15 PM
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Yeah, I'm wearing shorts and flip flops today and it isn't working. I feel chilly.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 1:48 PM
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<passive-aggressive>I guess I'll get place and time info for the meetup while I'm on BART</passive-aggressive>


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-22-15 10:27 PM
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Did I miss an announcement that there's no more gum-chewing to Lee Kuan Yew?
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Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:11 AM
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Oh, wait, I guess that news just came out. Stupid IDL.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:28 AM
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What about Chinua Achebe?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:35 AM
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Not to mention Francisco Franco.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:37 AM
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49: You knew he was dead before the official announcement? That means you are either his doctor... or his killer.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:47 AM
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53: I caught him with heroin, man. Rules are rules.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 12:52 AM
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Make Westing @ 7:30 seems good to me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:22 AM
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Make Westing @ 7:30 it is.
1741 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:58 AM
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OK.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 9:12 AM
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I can't make it. Sorry to miss your visit, md.


Posted by: Bave | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:25 AM
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I'll probably be there at between 8-8:30.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 11:03 AM
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Guess who feels super shitty and should probably stay home? That's right, me.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:04 PM
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Sorry to miss you md! Too many evening commitments this week, reserving tonight for a roast chicken dinner at home, hope you find something equally delicious to eat with charming companions!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:30 PM
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Bummer neb, sorry to hear that.


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:31 PM
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Just getting over an unexpected migraine, won't be able to come - sorry.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:39 PM
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holy shit!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:43 PM
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Who actually is going?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:44 PM
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If I hadn't just come in from a run (a run through the snow), I'd go to the bar myself and have the California meetup in Pittsburgh.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:45 PM
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I'm having a California meetup in Pittsburgh in my bed in Boston.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:53 PM
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I guess someone will have checked in by the time I reach the BART station, so if it's canceled I won't have gone too far.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 6:59 PM
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I'm planning to go. Leaving for BART now. If nobody else RSVPs before I get to Market St, I might bail. (Is that incredibly not-game of me?) md, are you going to be there?


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:12 PM
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Josh has said he'd be there.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:16 PM
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And, maybe more to the point, hasn't said he won't.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:16 PM
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All right, you suckers, don't make a sap out of me.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:26 PM
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70, 71: TSOOBC, RIP. We barely knew ye.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:28 PM
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I'm on my way.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:28 PM
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Protip: If you think of it more as a gathering of powerful warlords to divide up territory and less as having a beer with internet acquaintances, it is more fun. NOW THAT THE CLANS HAVE DIVIDED THE COMMENT SECTION, LET THEM DRINK!


Posted by: T"R"O | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:31 PM
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But remember -- the bonds of the cartel won't be sealed unless you take the blood of a stranger.


Posted by: T"R"O | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:32 PM
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That's what happened at the last London meetup, by the way, and why everyone involved is still in hiding. Good work guys..


Posted by: T"R"O | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:50 PM
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I just arrived. I don't recognize anyone so perhaps I am first?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:52 PM
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As if!


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 7:54 PM
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Finally made it to BART. It might have been better for me to go via SF.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:01 PM
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MOAR LIVEBLOGGING


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:15 PM
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Still on my way. But I'll be joining the non-liveblog crowd soon.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:25 PM
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fa is here! md is wandering the Easy, like Caine on Kung Fu.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:40 PM
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Earth.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:40 PM
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Who's there?

And for a meetup that almost didn't happen this is better liveblogging than the last knifecrime island meetup.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:42 PM
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md, fa, Josh and me.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 8:48 PM
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Excellent! Now, take out a stranger! Bond of blood!!


Posted by: TRO | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 9:00 PM
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We're talking about the toxicity of various Bay Area locales. We'll all be dead soon.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 9:18 PM
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Now talking about SF neighborhoods. And the Cow Palace.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 9:38 PM
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Real estate. Feh.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 9:39 PM
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Yawnoc and fa are currently arguing about the morality of mirroring Google Code.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:03 PM
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I never said mirror. Just an unspecified form of long-term preservation.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:20 PM
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... an argument I won by analogy to the FOAA.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:21 PM
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BTW, I don't understand what "the copyright on Mickey Mouse" is supposed to be, exactly, and there were no IP lawyers present.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:23 PM
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"An unspecified form of long-term preservation" aka PIRACY.


Posted by: Yawnoc | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:24 PM
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I may or may not represent a Cayman Islands off-shore data repository.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:27 PM
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A "shell" company, if you will.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:38 PM
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Break out the OAIS breakdown.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 10:45 PM
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And that's a wrap. Thank you to fa, yawnoc, and Josh for coming out. As I said to Josh, downtown Oakland is an interesting place.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 11:38 PM
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98: TDR, man. TDR.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 03-23-15 11:41 PM
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