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  1. Thread: Mull it over nsfw

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    Re: Mull it over nsfw

    Where can I get a translation of the notes? What do the numbers mean?
  2. Thread: Mull it over nsfw

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    Re: Mull it over nsfw

    The scariest bit was at 2:00 in the Manx clip - barely straightens the car before stuffing it between the concrete uprights of a cattle grid!
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Six to one half dozen of the other, I think? The word "pogrom" came from Russia, after all.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    +1. They hate competent women.
  5. Thread: Waves, WB #289

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    Re: Waves, WB #289

    Frank Bethwaite has an excellent section on waves in Lake Ontario, which he studied during the 1976 Olympics. It is in his book "High Performance Sailing". ...
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    Re: How did we get here ?

    In the current US Senate, it is impossible to get anything done even when voting along party lines. How can an individual senator hope to achieve anything different, working outside the party? ...
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    Re: Mars Insight Lander on it’s last watts

    I wouldn't say "a lot". -50 deg. C is about as low as they go, and +125, in commercial electronics. The old MIL_SPEC stuff was about the same, but was often found to be complete crap if actually...
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    Re: Mars Insight Lander on it’s last watts

    The problem is, there is no such thing as "full freeze with no power drain". Even when dormant, there will be a few nanoamps (femtoamps?) of current required to keep whatever alarm clock running...
  9. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    I like the lack of hand rails on that double-layer outhouse. The politicians may be on top, but it is pretty easy to fall off...
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    Re: The waiting begins

    I guess I am lucky. I am quite ambidextrous - when it comes to water fountains!
  11. Thread: Shame of Thrones.

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    Re: Shame of Thrones.

    That was my reaction to the first book in the series. I have seen only a few episodes of the TV production. In the books as well, Tyrion is one of the few I care about at all, and he is, at best, a...
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    Re: Sinking superyacht

    Insurance job?
  13. Re: why wouldn't the crew have used the lifeboat?

    Maybe they couldn't launch the lifeboats? Also, consider that getting rescued from a lifeboat by helicopter (as the lifeboats are just there to keep you alive, not get you back to land) might be...
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    Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    At that point, you rip it onto your computer hard drive, making sure you save it as a WAV file. Then burn a new CD. The computer's error correction capability is vastly superior to that of the CD...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Did that idea come from a QAnon believer? I understand they have similar ideas about DJT.
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    Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    Another reason for buying the CD: The artist actually gets paid. Especially if you buy it direct from the musician. Spotify, etc. pay the artists little, if anything. Band Camp is better. But...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Kozel is one of the few lagers I like. Is is made in Pilsn, just down the road from Pilsner Urquell, but is lots cheaper.
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    Re: I must have missed the memo:

    I bet someone thinks this is a good way to clean the fuel injectors...
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    Re: The most vile food

    I don't like poorly disguised internal organs. Steak and kidney pie is a waste of good steak and pastry, and wieners fall into the same category. On the other hand, haggis is just fine. By the...
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    Re: I've had an expensive week.

    In civilized countries, pets are a way to make sure we appreciate our socialized medical systems.
  21. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    That is a good point. You got fairly competent people in charge for quite a long time. Crazy stuff has happened recently.
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    Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    As for the fence: Maybe jack up the fence panels an inch or 2 to give hedgehogs room to get through? Might take some negotiation with the neighbour.
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    Re: You know what grows really well in gardens?

    The problem I have found with ducks is that they prefer the greens the slugs eat to the slugs. And they can eat more of them, faster...
  24. Re: Good Sail & Oar Boat Available (Kurylko Alaska-not mine!)

    Judging by the transom, I think that boat once lived on this coast. I live in Terrace, BC. I had no idea a boat like that was ever in the neighbourhood.
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    Re: 美しいハンバーガー

    I don't understand the "53 g light " comment? It looks to me like it is 45 g heavy.
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    Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    Like Peerie Maa, I listen to really old music. I have the Watersons' Frost and Fire, both CD and vinyl. They recorded it in 1965, but the songs come out of the depths of time.
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    Re: Drugs decriminalized in BC

    I bet 2.5 g of pure fentanyl will still get you a trafficking charge. I don't see this as a game-changer, but every little band-aid helps, I guess.
  28. Thread: Icelandic Drivers

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    Re: Icelandic Drivers

    Hitch hiking in Europe many years ago, I had some interesting experiences with both German and Austrian drivers. For the most part, the Germans were OK. I wouldn't say they were brilliant drivers,...
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    Re: california drivers

    Albertans, too. Highway 1 west of Calgary has very tight clover leaves, short accel. lanes, and the traffic is often fairly heavy. If you don't come out of the clover leaf curve at 80 km/h, there...
  30. Re: Question for the Brits concerning Elizabeth Regina

    Seriously. Constitutional monarchies are the stablest governments going.
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    Re: Need help selecting wood for rudder cheeks

    Orienting the grain of the plywood at 45 deg. might help stiffen it, too. Minimum 10 mm ply, 12 would be better.
  32. Thread: NJ gas prices

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    Re: NJ gas prices

    Oh, and just to make this even worse: Most of our fuel here in BC is refined from cheap Canadian heavy crude (dilbit), which is US$10 - US$15 cheaper per barrel then most other crude oils at about...
  33. Thread: NJ gas prices

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    Re: NJ gas prices

    It is remarkable how perfect competition resembles perfect collusion....

    There are fuel pricing services that collect the costs of gasoline etc. in your area into a database, then recommend how...
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    Re: Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle defunct?

    According to Google Maps, they are permanently closed. Pity.
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  35. Thread: Happy Test Pilot

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    Re: Happy Test Pilot

    Wow! How did you do it? I understand the problem with Hurricanes is the wingspars, made of steel tubing that is more or less telescoped together. The mandrels to make them are long gone, and...
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    Re: medical bills and insurance

    I have only had this dubious pleasure once, and it didn't have that effect on me. On the other hand, it might explain the change in my mother's behaviour and attitude when she was in hospital...
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    Re: Tesla self drives itself into a jet

    So I guess its algorithm is better at recognizing cars, trucks, bikes, pedestrians. Airplanes, not so much.
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    Re: Obama to fight online lies

    I am sure he lied there, too. He just didn't make his scores public.
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    I get the impression it is like the "N" word. You can't use it unless you are one. I believe "nonbinary" is fairly safe.
  40. Thread: Gas prices

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    Re: Gas prices

    I would rather give my money to the government in taxes than to the oil companies. There is a chance I might get it back in some form.
  41. Re: biden's got nothing and he knows it, nato and the eu, same, same

    That could be hard to do. The first thing attacked were the airports, not only gaining superiority in the air, they have also cut off the possibility of the west supplying arms to the Ukrainians. ...
  42. Thread: Death Wobble

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    Re: Death Wobble

    There are many possible unstable modes that 2 wheeled vehicles can exhibit. Some are aerodynamically triggered, some are to do with the interactions of the various components of the frame, tires,...
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    Re: Pricing an El Toro Dinghy

    Sell a boat you love to fix a car you hate? No brainer. Find another way to fix the car. You won't get what you need to fix the car out of it, and you will be kicking yourself for the rest of...
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    Re: going the distance

    Did Nigel Irens ever design a boat that wasn't drop-dead gorgeous and perfectly fit for purpose?
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    Re: Here comes the book banning

    People who believe in book banning are often not very logical at all. Doesn't matter what the book, if it is bad, it is bad. For instance, in Grade 12 English, 1976, we read Salinger's "Catcher...
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    Re: I'm finally getting discouraged.

    A hot lemonade stand on the Rideau Canal, when frozen into one of the world's longest skating rinks, might be a great little business.
  47. Thread: Photo trivia

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    Re: Photo trivia

    I got the WW2 bunker part, but the rest is really obscure. There is something universal about abandoned WW2 installations, they look similar everywhere I have been.
  48. Thread: Burns Night.

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    Re: Burns Night.

    Rutabagas were commonly used as cattle feed in Scotland, as well as people food. They were planted in raised beds (probably still are, from what I have seen of tilling practices in the fields...
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    Re: Motorized electric Airstream.

    It would be used for regenerative braking down hills. Extends range, and reduces brake wear, especially if it is the tow vehicle's brakes being used.
  50. Re: Carnell Nutmeg: an MVB, a “minimum viable boat”

    Just angle the plane. Spokeshaves are for really tight curves.
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