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(CBC)   "Five Steps To Avoid Reno Disaster." Step 1: Don't Go to Reno   (cbc.ca) divider line 53
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2012-06-30 03:30:09 PM
I shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him die.
 
2012-06-30 03:33:35 PM
What happens in Reno stays in Reno, well and Sparks, sometimes it may also get back to Truckee but really that is fairly rare...
 
2012-06-30 04:32:31 PM
"Don't go to Reno" is always good advice.

I always feel like I need to take a shower after being there, even if I just drove through on my way to somewhere else.
 
2012-06-30 05:40:47 PM
No need to demolish it. Get a few drinks in you and you'd barely notice.
 
2012-06-30 05:46:39 PM
Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.
 
2012-06-30 05:47:05 PM
I hope Mike Holmes finds that contractor and smacks him upside the head.
 
2012-06-30 05:55:00 PM
Came for the Johnny Cash reference, and left satisfied.
 
2012-06-30 05:59:03 PM
I hope that homeowner had an airtight contract with the contractors so they can recover money for all damages and loss plus a nice penalty. The owners couldn't even go back in the house to get some belongings. Too bad the contractor's name wasn't published.
 
2012-06-30 06:00:59 PM

apoptotic: I hope Mike Holmes finds that contractor and smacks him upside the head.


that man is a god and a credit to all things good and Canada
 
2012-06-30 06:06:11 PM

apoptotic: I hope Mike Holmes finds that contractor and smacks him upside the head.



epguides.com

Frowns on these shenanigans.
 
2012-06-30 06:10:03 PM
25.media.tumblr.com

Just watch out for this guy because disaster follows
 
2012-06-30 06:18:47 PM
Reno -- So close to Hell you can see Sparks
 
2012-06-30 06:20:11 PM

Darth_Lukecash: I shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him die.


I shot a man in Reno for cancelling Firefly.
 
2012-06-30 06:20:43 PM
i291.photobucket.com

Don't go to England Reno!
 
2012-06-30 06:25:47 PM
1) Buy a "good" house.
 
2012-06-30 06:28:44 PM

Alunan: Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.


Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.
 
2012-06-30 06:37:43 PM
Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.
 
2012-06-30 06:38:02 PM
Canadian Home Builder's Association says hiring an insured professional best bet for home renovations

Thanks for that tip, Ric. Now the weather.
 
2012-07-01 12:07:06 AM
their "tips" sucked. i'd rather a followup where the poor homeowner snuck back in and got all his/her stuff out. the petty bureaucrat who kept them out should be cockpunched.
 
2012-07-01 12:11:35 AM
Went to Reno for Worldcon last year, and half the shops between the Atlantis and the Peppermill seemed to have gone out of business.
 
2012-07-01 12:17:10 AM
Dedicated in all humility to those who remodel their own homes.
 
2012-07-01 12:31:37 AM
 
2012-07-01 12:34:29 AM

WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.


I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?
 
2012-07-01 12:55:02 AM

Alunan: Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.


Agreed. I though the Header for this meant all the bangers for California who went to Reno to set up shop who never went home. (a story that can't be told, buy Yay!!! Reno Police Department, and all the judges who backed them up.)

Still got the shovel ... Levon Helm said.
 
2012-07-01 01:03:19 AM

Darth_Lukecash: I shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him die.


I thought Mom told you not to bring your guns to town.
 
2012-07-01 01:18:47 AM

Alunan: Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.


skinink: I hope that homeowner had an airtight contract with the contractors so they can recover money for all damages and loss plus a nice penalty. The owners couldn't even go back in the house to get some belongings. Too bad the contractor's name wasn't published.


There are better articles on the story:

Toronto Star for example

While the contractor may at fault he did get a permit (which I expect would have required drawings prepared by a structural engineer) and was following standard protocols for mass concrete underpinning (small sections in sequential order). There are things in older homes that are beyond the contractor's control: Original and "as built" drawings certainly would not be available, this home was likely balloon framed which will make it easier to shift, point loads don't always carry down to the footings in old homes (I grew up in a home built ~1900 and not a single bearing wall was continuous from the foundation to the attic), and soil testing / compaction was not required when the home was built. Also, who knows what modifications were done since the house was built that the contractor and current owner would have no knowledge of?

Something as simple as a cracked drainage tile could have undermined the existing foundation enough such that when they dug out a section to underpin, the foundation could have shifted. Sure, the contractor MAY be at fault, but let's wait for the investigation before we crucify the guy.
 
2012-07-01 01:28:20 AM

Tyrosine: Alunan: Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.

skinink: I hope that homeowner had an airtight contract with the contractors so they can recover money for all damages and loss plus a nice penalty. The owners couldn't even go back in the house to get some belongings. Too bad the contractor's name wasn't published.

There are better articles on the story:

Toronto Star for example

While the contractor may at fault he did get a permit (which I expect would have required drawings prepared by a structural engineer) and was following standard protocols for mass concrete underpinning (small sections in sequential order). There are things in older homes that are beyond the contractor's control: Original and "as built" drawings certainly would not be available, this home was likely balloon framed which will make it easier to shift, point loads don't always carry down to the footings in old homes (I grew up in a home built ~1900 and not a single bearing wall was continuous from the foundation to the attic), and soil testing / compaction was not required when the home was built. Also, who knows what modifications were done since the house was built that the contractor and current owner would have no knowledge of?

Something as simple as a cracked drainage tile could have undermined the existing foundation enough such that when they dug out a section to underpin, the foundation could have shifted. Sure, the contractor MAY be at fault, but let's wait for the investigation before we crucify the guy.


No, no, this is Fark. Sentence first, trial afterward, no verdict.
 
2012-07-01 01:33:27 AM
That house looks drunk.
 
2012-07-01 01:34:04 AM
Anyone who replaces a concrete footing in small sections is, in my opinion, a total pussy.

/keep those videos coming, boys!
 
2012-07-01 02:22:17 AM
I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die
 
2012-07-01 02:36:44 AM
But... I'm already in Reno.
 
2012-07-01 02:59:48 AM

ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?


You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.
 
2012-07-01 03:23:53 AM

Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.


Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk
 
2012-07-01 03:52:59 AM

bhcompy: Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.

Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk


???

Tahoe has other problems, but they won't be having a quake unless/until Mammoth explodes.

Lived there 7 years, never had one tiny quake.
 
2012-07-01 03:57:06 AM

bhcompy: Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.

Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk


Meh. California has a better track record of actually having earthquakes play out in real life. And yet it's still a huge center for infrastructure.
 
2012-07-01 04:08:46 AM

Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.


Reno & Sparks are in a flood plane, it actually does flood pretty bad at least once a decade or thereabouts, usually from a big snowpack that suddenly gets rain, sending it all down the Truckee. If I remember right the last one was '97, which filled in the Helms pit, creating what is now called the Sparks Marina.
 
2012-07-01 04:16:07 AM

Gyrfalcon: bhcompy: Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.

Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk

???

Tahoe has other problems, but they won't be having a quake unless/until Mammoth explodes.

Lived there 7 years, never had one tiny quake.


And because you haven't felt it the risk doesn't exist?
 
wee [TotalFark]
2012-07-01 05:09:46 AM
I used to live in Reno. There's no reason to go to Reno.
 
2012-07-01 05:48:50 AM

bhcompy: Gyrfalcon: bhcompy: Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.

Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk

???

Tahoe has other problems, but they won't be having a quake unless/until Mammoth explodes.

Lived there 7 years, never had one tiny quake.

And because you haven't felt it the risk doesn't exist?


Oh, no, I'm just saying it's less risky than another flood in Reno, like the time the Truckee jumped its banks in 1997. And way less risky than all the infrastructure and suchas that exists right down here in earthquake country.
 
2012-07-01 06:00:09 AM
But it's really really close to one of mt favorite places.Link NSFW
 
2012-07-01 06:42:45 AM

Darth_Lukecash: I shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him die.


I shot a man in Reno. Just to win a game of "I spy."
 
2012-07-01 08:08:17 AM

Alunan: Reno actually is starting to look up. Peppermill, Atlantis, and Grand Sierra Resort are some really posh properties. Plus Apple just broke ground on a billion dollar facility to host the cloud computing mainframe.

Lake Tahoe is nothing to sneeze at either.


I think Amazon has a major presence there too. The Peppermill is a very nice place to stay with and outstanding resturant/buffett and very cheap last minute rooms, and a staff who treat you very well even if all your "luggage" is coated in a fine layer of Playa dust
 
2012-07-01 08:51:03 AM
studebaker hoch:
1) Buy a "good" house.

In the Toronto market, a "good" house is any house closer than Vaughn or Ajax that you can "afford".

/All scare quotes intentional. In T-dot the homeless could sell their cardboard boxes for $400,000... but they'd need $500,000 to buy another ("upgraded" and flipped) cardboard box to live in.
 
2012-07-01 10:28:15 AM

Gyrfalcon: bhcompy: Glendale: ladyfortuna: WorkingInParadise: Benjamin Orr: Tell us more about this Apple cloud computing mainframe.

It doesn't support Flash.

I have to say putting something like that in the DESERT seems really stupid to me. One good big storm with lots of flash flooding (one of those 'hundred year floods, so to speak), and can we say power outages and burned out hardware?

You're thinking Vegas where it's flat. Up in the Reno area it's very mountainous not likely to flood unless you're sitting on the river. Otherwise water tends to just go downhill. Natural-disaster wise it's mostly disappointingly calm up here.

Except for the sizable Tahoe quake risk

???

Tahoe has other problems, but they won't be having a quake unless/until Mammoth explodes.

Lived there 7 years, never had one tiny quake.


We have quakes all the time.
/35 year resident
 
2012-07-01 10:36:56 AM

apoptotic: I hope Mike Holmes finds that contractor and smacks him upside the head.


==============

I see this is already covered, so that is it for me

/needed a Holmes Inspection
//next thread
 
2012-07-01 10:38:03 AM
Reno used to be a nice place, but then California douchebags brought their shiatty attitudes in and ruined it.
 
2012-07-01 12:47:34 PM

podunk411: Reno & Sparks are in a flood plane, it actually does flood pretty bad at least once a decade or thereabouts, usually from a big snowpack that suddenly gets rain, sending it all down the Truckee. If I remember right the last one was '97, which filled in the Helms pit, creating what is now called the Sparks Marina.


Outside downtown Reno, the Sparks industrial area, and the UNR farms, nah. Yeah, if there's a 200' flood rise there would be a problem, but that's not likely. It's more likely the Yellowstone Caldera is going to see some action. They are finally planning to knock down the Virginia Street bridge to eliminate that choke point.
 
2012-07-01 02:11:53 PM
Reno flooded in 1986 when I was living in Nye Hall.

A three-day President's Day weekend became nine days of surreal hedonism when UNR closed and almost didn't re-open.

/Fun disaster was fun.
 
2012-07-01 03:04:22 PM
I cracked an egg in Reno, just to watch it fry.
 
2012-07-01 03:06:32 PM
I

wee: I used to live in Reno. There's no reason to go to Reno.


Well, there's keno, vino, and during the air races, Barbarino,
 
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