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    Re: Vox populi, vox Deii.

    How about a translation for a guy who didn't get far past Amo Amas Amat.
  2. Thread: Fir die off

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    Re: Fir die off

    So, are wilding pines not Pinus Radiata?
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    Re: Fiberglass Sheathing a 1962 Carvel Hull

    She looks great! Best wishes for happy sailing ahead.
  4. Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Presicce, a small town in Southern Italy that has suffered a declining population is offering outsiders about $30,000 to buy a house and renovate it. A small vacant house there costs about $25,000....
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    Re: wasp radial, how'd they do that?

    It's a long shot, but have you spoken to these guys?: http://cams.net.nz
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    Re: curious handplane like artifice

    Artifice in the original context is used to denote a clever device. It is not a synonym.
  7. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I loved the Lotus Cortinas

    https://www.supercars.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/1964_Lotus_Cortina1.jpg
  8. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    Check out the Oliver Stone movie JFK Revisited. There's some pretty convincing stuff in it!
  9. Re: Trump may be toast- but who invented the toaster?

    As a kid we had one not too different from that. It excelled at toasting very thick slices as long as you kept an eye on it.
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    Re: Gift for Airlie's restoration fund

    How long ago was it when Jamie had all the work done on her?
  11. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    The older I get the more my left leaning politics get tested.
    To some degree this ruling is an unintended consequence of the Bill of Rights act.
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    I had a series of Samsung phones for years, then my son gave me an OPPO. I am well pleased with it.
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    Are you going to be replaced?;)
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    Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Thank you for your contribution.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022.

    Summer is just about here. The Magnolia is flowering.

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  16. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    RIP Jamie.
    Fair Winds.
  17. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    This is an informed commentary and a preliminary analysis of how this crash happened. It puts the poor visibilty from the P63 as a possible major factor that contributed to the incident.

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  18. Re: B17 and P63 collided mid-air at Wings over Dallas air show

    Warning: This shows the collision!


    https://twitter.com/i/status/1591522478777831424
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    Best wishes for your upcoming adventure!
  20. Re: Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    I would use a Dremel because that is what I have. I found this youtube video that specifically mentions the closeness of the fan: Good luck!


    https://youtu.be/uH-uMGA2WWc
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    Mako Shark jumps onto boat.

    http://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=647643726945232
  22. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    Taking her out to look at it was a good idea. Looks good! Thanks for sharing the whole process with us.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    This walk around the British Motor Museum is great. 6:39 has something interesting for the MG guys!


    https://youtu.be/PcD-DpZZAog
  24. Thread: Bill Maher

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    Re: Bill Maher

    Beau gives a perspective.


    https://youtu.be/lckEg2tkXl4
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    Re: I can't catch a break

    When I visited Bali in the 1970's you would get hallucinogenic mushrooms as filling in your mushroom jaffle snack (kind of a toasted sandwich).
    My friends were wanting to try them but I was...
  26. Thread: 😄

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    Re: 😄

    Ha!:d
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    Re: Political side of inflation

    I've seen one analysis that puts house price inflation down to the increase in money supply as an antidote to covid's effect on the economy.
    The rich ended up with much more money than the ordinary...
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    Re: Yet another ID this airplane thread.

    There's some nice wood in that roof too!
  29. Re: Need a table saw miter gauge recommendation

    I like the look of these, and have been thinking about getting one. There are several brands of this type available.
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  30. Thread: Dodger design

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    Re: Dodger design

    The roof camber looks about right to my eye. I'm wondering if moving the bottom forward to the base of the ventilator, thus increasing the slope might reduce the apparent height . Try giving the...
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    Re: Water Bear The Sailor

    Thanks for the link to Water Bear, I watched The Sailor this wet Sunday afternoon. I looked him up afterwards, an interesting story. I'll check out some of the other titles too.
  32. Re: What are you watching? (Movies, TV, YouTube, etc.)

    This young British guy from a poor background became a trader and then went on to study economics. He offers an interesting analysis on the state of British economics.
    Well worth watching if you can...
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    Re: Tell me a worse way to go…..

    Paywall!
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    Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    Here in NZ I was used to 'fine' or 'full' for that last little bit, but that was by no means universal.

    NZ used imperial gallons etc. until metrication.
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    Re: free online european shipwright course

    That's an interesting idea, but in these days of YouTube it seems unnecessarily limiting to have fixed hours of broadcast.
  36. Thread: holy ****!

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    Re: holy ****!

    Thanks, I've watched a lot of this year's Goodwood Revival races.
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    Re: food and water

    Paul, how does someone own a co-operative? The food co-ops I've been involved with were just that, a group effort.
  38. Re: Was just the helmet blown off? Or was his head inside it?

    I dunno about the jerky movements. I was watching an Andrew Camarata video on youtube where he was operating an earthmoving machine with his dog running around in the background. The machine's...
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    Re: $160,000,000 Lottery

    Faster cars, Younger women, better wine.

    Seriously though, I would explore philanthropy.
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    Re: Cord wood, the going rate,

    As a youngster I had a short term job in a forest cutting cordwood after the logging crews had finished. We had a tool like a divider made from rebar with four feet between the prongs for quickly...
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    Tom, I can tell that you are a good guy. Please try to not be so judgemental.
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    Re: COVID in the elderly

    I am glad that she continues to improve, and that your Dad was able to visit her.

    Best wishes to you all.
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Yep. I wouldn't mind that level of de-escalation.
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Putin started the war...that's the past tense FFS!


    Maybe Cuba would have been a better example than Canada, the anniversary of that event has just passed. Was the USA's reaction propaganda? I...
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    Re: Do prices of things surprise you?

    I am constantly made aware that my idea of a good price is about 20 years out of date.
  46. Thread: My new house?

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    Re: My new house?

    Interesting point about the septic system. I lived in a town where each property had a septic tank but no soakage field. The effluent from each tank was piped away to be treated. This resulted in...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I abhor what Putin did, but have tried to understand what prompted it.


    https://youtu.be/TdYoadoSLMg
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    I gotta say, those cords look so real!;)
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    Re: Any artistic painters here?

    I haven't done any painting for years. Though I felt that I didn't have much talent for it, I loved the space that I got to whilst doing it.
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    Re: Make your smart phone a dumber phone

    I am retired and happy to spend most of my time around home.
    I use my laptop for the things that I would use my phone for if I spent more time on the go. I spend less than $20 a month prepay, but...
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