Search:

Type: Posts; User: Mad Scientist

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Re: New 60 ton Schooner to be launched in NS next week.

    The latest instalment. Stepping the masts: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1325693-wooden-ship-on-the-water-cousins-make-history-in-parrsboro

    Tom
  2. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,725

    Re: Last Chance - Paris

    Yes, solar water heating has a long and successful history (at least back to the 1990's) on Canadian government buildings. It just isn't "sexy" enough to attract much attention, I guess. - Tom
  3. Replies
    74
    Views
    10,073

    Re: WW2: British AVRO Lancaster Heavy Bomber

    The Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa has (had?) a full-size mockup,of a Lancaster fuselage, fitted out like the actual aircraft and originally used for crew training in WWII. Going inside it sure...
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,467

    Re: Ted Cruz gives a voice to extremism

    To what law is he referring?

    IMHO, murders of abortion doctors are splendid examples of 'situational ethics' - Thou shalt not kill, except when killing is expedient. Sickening!

    Tom
  5. Re: Third leading cause of death in the USA is ?

    As a Canadian, I am not the least bit surprised by Canada's rankings in Boston's chart (Post #21). Inefficiency (Canadian style) and poor timeliness seem to be inextricably intertwined in my...
  6. Replies
    26
    Views
    4,291

    Re: Sawing brass?

    A lesson that I learned as a pre-schooler, courtesy of a 'hungry' garage door. - Tom
  7. Re: Syrian Refugees expected in Canada shortly...C

    Latest on Syrian refugees from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/liberal-plan-syrian-refugees-1.3333623

    Only 10,000 by the end of the year, remainder to follow by March.

    Tom
  8. Re: Syrian Refugees expected in Canada shortly...C

    The CBC is reporting that details of the refugee plan will be released tomorrow (Tuesday). - Tom
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,009

    Re: Fisheries: some good news?

    Wow - it just seems 'wrong' to have such good news from several widely-separated fisheries at once! First time that I can recall such a thing!!

    Tom
  10. Replies
    44
    Views
    2,445

    Re: I think it will tale a LITTLE more than

    I suspect that the U.S. will attempt to 'lock down' its borders, with a 'zero tolerance' policy for anybody whose paperwork is not 100% perfect (with lots of other 'buzz words' employed to add to the...
  11. Re: Canada's Defense Minister Sending ISIS a strong message.

    We're supposed to get details of the refugee plan tomorrow (Tuesday). Ought to be interesting.

    Personally, I can't wait to learn how we're going to provide employment for whatever % of the 25,000...
  12. Re: Refugees. What you need to know, but few are telling you

    Similar accusations were levelled against FDR and JFK. Apparently, there's a portion of the U.S. electorate which believes that only Republicans can be patriotic Americans.

    Tom
  13. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,291

    Re: How to light a fire with your anchor.

    Yes, that was my assessment, too. Once it starts running away, there's nothing to do but clear everybody out of the danger area. - Tom
  14. Replies
    6
    Views
    700

    Re: wide awake

    Really good that you recognized the problem and took action before it became more serious. Well Done! - Tom
  15. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,227

    Re: At last! A use for bagpipes!

    IIRC, it's a British term meaning 'homeless person'.

    Tom
  16. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,014

    Re: time warp

    If you're not at war (yet), there can be situations where you want to warn off the opponent with warning shots, or hit it without sinking it...somewhat similar to the police using a Taser on a...
  17. Replies
    4
    Views
    648

    Re: OCD beware

    That looks like one of MY tool boxes! - Tom
  18. Re: Worlds fastest train? DC to Baltimore????????

    Given the short distance involved, one possible solution might be - dare I say it? - a MONORAIL!!!

    No, seriously, it's probably the easiest way to build in a rather built-up area because it just...
  19. Re: Study: Religious children are meaner than secular children

    Two things:

    Thanks to Cris for crunching the numbers. Certainly adds clarity to the conversation.

    My RCC relatives are the nicest folks you could ever want to meet. But, they aren't in the...
  20. Re: New 60 ton Schooner to be launched in NS next week.

    Bump!

    Another schooner a-building here in Nova Scotia: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1321792-labour-of-love-couple-take-7-years-to-craft-schooner

    Tom
  21. Replies
    87
    Views
    6,780

    Re: TPP: Worse Than We Thought

    No argument from me! This really ought to be a huge issue in next year's U.S. elections.

    Tom
  22. Re: When will cities stop dumping untreated sewage into the environment?

    The news from Canada isn't all bad - St John's and Halifax (finally!) have sewage treatment facilities operating. IIRC, that just leaves Victoria BC as the last major urban area discharging straight...
  23. Re: Michelle Bachmann: 'Jesus is coming soon'

    1. People have been announcing the imminent Second Coming for more than 2000 years...somebody needs to determine what 'soon' means in Biblical timelines.

    2. IIRC, the NT tells us that we cannot...
  24. Re: Lee and Grant met again after Appomattox

    IIRC, shorpy.com has photos of the 50-year meeting. Don't know any shortcuts to the photos, though. - Tom
  25. Re: Who needs the Kochs when Jesus has your back?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO5Y1OuQIxo

    I hope the link works. It's an old tune called 'Dropkick me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life)'

    It seemed appropriate, somehow...:)

    Tom
  26. Replies
    3
    Views
    477

    Re: Crowdfunding... an army

    Back in the 19th century, it wasn't all that uncommon for smaller countries to fund warship construction by 'patriotic subscription', and this was done in the USSR back in the 1920's or 30's to build...
  27. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,592

    Re: Chris Christie on addiction.

    Booze does different things to different people. I suspect that my tendency to get mellow when drunk, rather than aggressive and violent, is probably one of the reasons that I'm still on this side of...
  28. Replies
    2
    Views
    658

    Re: Semi-Brilliant Idea

    So, why do you rate this idea as only 'semi-brilliant'? Did the cardboard get wet despite your precaution? - Tom
  29. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,365

    Re: dog on dinghy

    Is that boat big enough for you and the Lab? ;-)

    Tom
  30. Replies
    44
    Views
    7,596

    Re: Bronze nut for stern light.

    Judging by the second photo in Post #26, that light appears to be intended for use as a 'masthead light', with an arc of 225 degrees (112.5 degrees either side of the centerline).
    Your stern light...
  31. Thread: Vanitie

    by Mad Scientist
    Replies
    9
    Views
    1,107

    Re: Vanitie

    From John B.'s c&p:

    Mr. Gardner has issumed a slight tax on the quarter team measurement.

    Looks like it got scanned by a system which, not surprisingly, did not recognize nautical terminology....
  32. Replies
    51
    Views
    2,709

    Re: Another crazy shooter. Ho hum.

    He might have, in a way. The news item I read was a bit vague, but apparently he got shot to pieces quite thoroughly when the police caught up to him.

    Tom
  33. Re: Russian civilian plane down in the Sinai

    Too bad that we can't set up a filter to bypass all the ISIS/Obama/T-party comments. The thread would be a lot easier to follow...

    Tom
  34. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,135

    Re: Better Than Arguing Politics

    http://www.mv-makoto.com/makoto/IMG_7927.jpg

    And an example from France!
    (From Cogeniac's travelogue.)

    Tom
  35. Replies
    103
    Views
    9,422

    Re: Whale watching Vessel capsizes

    Did the CBC ever find a situation where 'increased regulation' was NOT the perfect solution?

    Tom
  36. Re: Two Russian Bears escorted away from the USS Ronald Reagan by F/A18's

    S.O.P. here on the East Coast, too. TU-95 detected near NORAD airspace after leaving the U.S.S.R. and rounding North Cape at a safe distance, scramble 2 CF18's from CFB Bagotville to intercept, photo...
  37. Re: High Time To Do MORE Tensting In School;s

    There are psychological tests available which, when used appropriately, can be used to identify an adult 'psychopath'. There are no tests which can determine which tiny % of psychopaths will turn out...
  38. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,607

    Re: google help needed.

    Google's Canadian portal is working normally. - Tom
  39. Replies
    58
    Views
    3,297

    Re: I have a pet peeve

    If the plunger won't do the job, you need a toilet snake.
    If the toilet snake won't do the job, you need a plumber. - Tom
  40. Re: What motorboat plan was published in Popular Mechanics mag in the mid50's?

    That was the wrong link - my mistake!

    Here's the better link: https://archive.org/details/PopularMechanics23Boats

    Turn pages by clicking on their image.

    And now, I'll see what I can find in...
  41. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,740

    Re: Rough day at the library

    ...Cop: "Your speed was 71 mph in a 65 mph zone".
    Heisenberg: "DAMN! Now I'm lost!".

    Tom
  42. Re: What motorboat plan was published in Popular Mechanics mag in the mid50's?

    I think that I might have something for you - here's a link to '23 Boats You can Build', published by Popular Mechanics in 1950.

    Link: https://books.google.ca/books?id=SsaoGQAACAAJ&hl=en

    Tom
  43. Re: What motorboat plan was published in Popular Mechanics mag in the mid50's?

    Google has an extensive collection of old Popular Mechanics and Popular Science back issues online. They seem to have changed their organization of old books and magazines recently, so it might take...
  44. Re: how are traditional boat hulls coated - India, Vietnam, etc etc

    A brief trip into fresh water was what yachtsmen in Florida did back in the 1920's and 1930's. Apparently, it worked. - Tom
  45. Re: Walking dead question: Aren't large caliber guns dumb?

    How do you convert a 22 into a rabbit launcher? I hope you remembered to open the kitchen window first!

    Tom
  46. Re: Hurricane Patricia - Largest ever in WESTERN Hemisphere.

    Occasionally, a hurricane will 'hop' Central America and continue into the Pacific. Since it originated in the Atlantic, it's still called a hurricane, I guess.

    Tom

    Edited to add: I know little...
  47. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,096

    Re: levers - redux

    The OP photo makes me think it's one of those "We've always done it this way, and nothing has ever gone wrong".

    Until, eventually, something does go wrong.

    Reminder: put the least popular/least...
  48. Re: Time or Money? I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around it.

    SELL! SELL!! SELL!!!

    The probability of a house-price `boom` in N.S. is right up there with the probability of each of us Nova Scotians getting a 7-figure royalty cheque from Shell for all of our...
  49. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,005

    Re: Colours of the teens

    The 1954 house where I grew up had bathroom fixtures in 'Light Green' - fourth from the bottom on R.P.'s chart of discontinued colours.

    Thar 'puke green' colour was referred to as 'Avocado' back...
  50. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,148

    Re: I sneezed

    Sounds like you've reached middle age. Here's a favourite quote, which pertains to me: "Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever". - Don...
Results 1 to 50 of 1000
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4