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    Re: Pretty Rocks

    Met a local when we were in Heeg,who said ,"Drenthe? That's not Holland.Too many stones."

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  2. Re: Earliest evidence of wildfire found in Wales

    And if you're a good lad,Uncle Peerie will tell you more stories from when he was wee.

    Kidding aside,it is really interesting.

    R
  3. Re: World champion swimmer nearly drowns

    Gotta remember to breathe,too.
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    Re: Can you touch your toes?

    I"m 5'11" with a wingspan of 6'1", and a 32" inseam.
    I can flat palm the floor with a minute of stretching.
    Pretty high ape index,I think.
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  5. Thread: The key

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    Re: The key

    Pretty sure that mess needs a float test.
    Is there any deep,murky water or high bridges near by?
    That bit at about 10 o'clock doesn't look like keys.

    I work for a guy who has biggg coffee can...
  6. Re: What is it with all these church shootings?

    For a system based on faith, many members don't have any.
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    Re: Backyard pizza oven.

    We have a Bakerstone( homely hardware/ crappy tire)that goes onto the gas barbie.
    It works pretty well if you leave the lid propped open an inch or two and put a bit of hardwood( for smoke flavour)...
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my Knife?

    After I broke the spring on my ancient,diamond hard Boker,I decided that a $14 chinese linerlock Buck is a better EDC jobsite knife.
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my life

    Worse.

    It's African-American dust.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Rien. Les jeux ont etait fait quand le gar a choisi une porte et Monty reste avec deux portes.
    (My apologies to any Francophones)
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    We're at 33C with pretty high humidity.
    Nice breeze off the Greatest Lake Of All Time,but the water is still chilly.
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    Re: When is the pandemic over?

    It's over when I say it's over.
    Get used to it.
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    Re: WTF am I doing with my life

    You could be watching reruns of old game shows.
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    Re: Goodbye to flat tires?

    Lol
    I had seven flats in seven days when I was shuttling for a rafting trip on the Kootenay(Remote southeastern BC)in the summer of '85.
    I could see a crap excluding sidewall being a welcome...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Opened door is a red herring.
    Monty has two doors and therefore the advantage.
    Switch with Monty and you improve your odds.
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    (GD wonky effing old ipad can't process my gd effing slack assed...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    So with two doors, he doesn't have an advantage over you with one door?
    When you switch you don't get his advantage?
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Monty has two doors(2/3)(one with a goat,for certain).
    You have one door(1/3)
    If you switch, you get his door (with no goat)(2/3)
    End of story.
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    This pawpaw?
    https://www.ontario.ca/page/pawpaw
    If it grows here,you shouldn't have trouble unless that crazy fig strangles it.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    ^^^^^^ this for me at #470 early this AM.
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    Re: Current thoughts on laser levels

    Three axis line lasers make squaring tile and hardwood layout pretty easy.
    I like green for inside and low light.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    I will change my answer to 'switch'.
    Contestant's chances to win are 1 in 3
    Monty's chances are 2 in 3.
    If you switch,you get Monty's chances ,minus the door that he opened.
    Not unlike Monty...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Since Monty will NEVER open a door with a car behind it,the third door( the one that he opens)is a distraction.
    A two door choice .
    50/50
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    It also depends if you prefer goats to cars.
    Just sayin
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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    Double entendre?
    No

    Clearly single entendre.
    lol

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    Re: My Favorite Limerick

    Innuendo isn't quite the same as in-your-end-oh!
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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I'm happy that I've never seen the innards of a bailer,except here.
    I did spent about 7 hours on the receiving end of one in 1982.
    I think it paid about $25
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  27. Re: 44 years of accumulated junk in the basement

    A basement!
    Poor bastard.
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  28. Re: an alternative history questions ( seeking expository replies )

    Thanks
    I just had a few pieces of local takeout pizza and a few beers
    I opened up The Forum and y'all made me want to puke
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    Re: Anchor Rode Questions

    A plastic milk crate works well and keeps the rode from getting too slimy.
    It's good for about 150' of 3/4" IIRC
    Tough to bail with unless the water is frozen.
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    Re: Knives in Canada

    I know a guy who was charged with 'possession of a weapon',because he had an 18" chunk of broom handle wrapped with grip tape,in his truck.
    Also in his truck were trade tools like hammers,chisels...
  31. Re: Shooting melee at new local casino last night!

    We had that on the old money.
    112136
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  32. Re: Another Jimmy story, prompted by my one-liner on the spell-check thread

    Not a criticism,but..
    Second enlistment? Why drag it out?
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  33. Re: Diesel fuel shortage in USA. Why shortage and high prices?

    It might be handy to have an electric groomer van that you could run and charge from the customer's receptacle.
    With the appropriate discount/credit,obviously.
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    Re: Power outage in Canada

    We had a solid thunderstorm Friday night/Saturday morning and plenty of rain,but no damage.
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    Re: Dumb and dumber

    Sure a suicide cord works,but it isn't idiot proof.
    Not unlike welding patches on your truck's rusted out frame rails or using copper for brake lines.

    Not for me.

    For the last big storm/ power...
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    Re: Is Vladimir Putin ill?

    So will putin turn into an actual pile of szhit after this contact, or will he just die?
    What is the typical timing from contact to transformation?
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    Re: Blues brothers fans?

    It's got good pick up.

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    Re: Fuel system issue.

    If the tank filter is full and the engine filter is empty, it points to an air leak/ bubble between the two.

    A tiny diesel, under no load, will take forever to use a filter full of fuel,so I would...
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    Re: Dust Collector Recommendation

    Unless you have a hole in the bag there will be 0 cfm though it, but under negative pressure
    The airflow should be completely above it,in the cyclone.
    Industrial systems will have a rotary airlock...
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    Re: double sink bathroom vanities

    Is it rude to use a bidet as a urinal?
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    Re: double sink bathroom vanities

    While peeing outside,if anyone is within hearing distance,say " It's nice out. I think I might leave it out."

    I would rather have more countertop than another sink.
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  42. Re: Unexpected consequence of leaving a tractor in gear.

    With no pressure, the pedal goes to neutral,so it's not scary.
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    Re: Super yachts over light rail

    Buddy should take a trip to Little Current Ontario.
    Manitoulin Island is seviced by a single lane swing bridge from 1913(IIRC) from the north and a seasonal ferry from Tobermory.
    If you go...
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    Re: UUuuuuuuuuG 30th Time this has happened

    40 houses a year.
    In Camrose.

    Times have changed.
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  45. Re: Unexpected consequence of leaving a tractor in gear.

    My Kubota B8200 is Hst.
    Once it's running it can drive itself,but pretty handy if you are hitching a trailer or implement.
    Without getting in the seat,you can press the go pedal,Fwd or Rev, with...
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    Re: relativity, of a sorts

    It's been in the high 20s(80F) here,for the past few days.
    Morning is still chilly with the giant cold water flywheel just to the west.
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  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Looks like Chrystia Freeland and Melanie Joly,as well.
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    Re: Test Flight

    You get a glimpse at 0:29
    IIRC,Spits had the same issues.
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    Re: Test Flight

    Exhaust glare shield for night time,I think.
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    Re: Leaf bagger fire

    Did you want a new tractor,or not?
    You are are supposed to act like a "prudent uninsured", BUT if it's dangerous( burning fuel tank counts as dangerous),
    stand back and let er go.

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