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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    OK, so I make chocolate candies. May be weird, but I'm always welcome wherever I go. Wheee!
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    T. S. Eliot wrote an excessively short novel. Called it The Wasteland.

    (My 11th grade English teacher made the mistake of offering us an extra-credit A for every 4 lines of poetry we could...
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    Re: C32 sailing on Garda

    Truly time-warped!
  4. Thread: Tripteron!

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    Re: Tripteron!

    But what does it do?
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    Re: Thanksgiving

    Thanks, John. I am grateful for all the Woodenboat Forum friends I've met and have yet to meet. I'm also grateful for the nurse at the restaurant who helped me to the floor when I passed out. I'm...
  6. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Somewhere a couple of decades ago, the Republicans lost the ability to govern. As in, knowing how to craft legislation, how to go about enacting legislation once passed. It was about a decade ago...
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Aw, go ahead and make fun of the cheese. You know you want to. Here, let me give you a hand: I love all that American vulcanized dairy-like product sliced up and oozing like that. Guilty pleasures...
  8. Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    I doesn't sound like I'll be able to afford it.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    About 20 years ago my doc told me that "the experts" wanted us to weigh what we weighed in high school. For me, that would have been 185 lbs. (I'm 6' 3"). At the time, I weighed around 250 lbs. My...
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    I always enjoy your videos, Dave. Thanks.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    I think that the book (I have read it) tends to support the idea that history, like a cup of tea, exhibits brownian motion.
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Sounds like it needs to be activated. We'll need to hear the Polish position on the matter.
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    Re: Kari Lake: Self Ownership MAGA style

    Her remark has to qualify as one of the greatest "own goals" of our time.
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    Re: They were just souvenirs

    He's stupid all the time. Not always ignorant. In the case of these docs, he was informed before he left the White House that these were not his documents. He chose to feign ignorance. It's the dark...
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    You assume far too much.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    I have long contended that there will be peace on earth only when it becomes a burnt-out cinder incapable of supporting ANY life.
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    Re: does anybody here

    I do. I try to close my eyes at the pictures. The articles are wonderful.
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    Re: the lonely butcher boy

    Not humerus!

    But I was half expecting a comment on a Thomas Perry novel. Misplaced from the What Are You Reading thread.
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    Re: Capella star system

    "The two pairs are 21 miles apart."

    I wouldn't want to run out of gas in that particular stretch.
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    Re: Conceded points in the bilge.

    It's more than just that. Groceries cost significantly more in poor neighborhoods. I had a prescription filled in a drugstore in a poor neighborhood: cost was $40.00. Same scrip, a month later, in a...
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    Re: Geeky WiFi question

    I had an AT&T WIFI hotspot for a while. They billed it just like another telephone line. No problem. You want always on? just keep it plugged in.
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    Re: A little gratitude

    When my younger sister was in college, she wanted to take a wood working class. This was in the sixties. The instructor noticed that she wasn't a boy, so he told her that there was a prerequisite for...
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    Re: ANTIFA was behind it all

    ftfy.
  24. Re: How to get kids interested in electronics:

    A generation ago, I served my time as a Scout Master for a local troop. On one outing, I commented to one boy (son of a local junior college math instructor) that I was designing a robot. He answered...
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    Re: Windows 7 and 11

    Don't think the Geek Squad will install Win 7. IIRC, Microsoft has stopped supporting it. One way you might learn to love Win 11 is by first installing Linux and trying to use it.:d (While Linux and...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Working through Sean Carroll's The Biggest Ideas in the Universe. Also re-reading In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead, a James Lee Burk masterpiece.
  27. Thread: pr0nish

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    Re: pr0nish

    Look at all that rail meat!

    As for the photographer, do consider that he likely had a very long lens between him and the boat.
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    Re: This should scare you

    There is the historical truth, however, that "president (or governor) for life" has an unfortunate term limit attached to it.
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    The Rump Trumpet sounds off (again)

    Here's Donald John Trump casting doubt on the inspirational message he delivered to DePape. Truly something I'd try really really hard not to have to scrape off the sole of my shoe.
  30. Re: Adam Curtis on the collapse of Britain and the collapse of the Soviet Union

    I think it somewhat safe to say that we have seen the failure of the two dominant economic systems of the 20th century. We can rule out reverting to the "hunter-gatherer" system, so...what's left?...
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    Re: Geometry question

    I missed that, Paul. You're right. Still, the geometry holds, I suspect.
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    Re: Geometry question

    You also need to consider the inside corner of the street ell.

    Here I'm showing a pvc pipe with a 1/8" wall. Sched 40 pipe will give you a thinner wall and greater flexibility.
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    Re: Clarence F Thomas

    In my younger years, the folks in my circle used the expression "chaste thou" as a more appropriate term of usage.
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    Re: Russia's economic future

    About 6 months ago I ran across a video authored by a demographer (whose name is escaping me, and who has posted reasonable articles in the past) who made the following 3 points:

    1.) That Putin...
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    Re: Geometry question

    I was going to suggest the same thing. No point overthinking the problem.
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    Re: Thomas shields Graham

    Also note that the order from SCOTUS was unopposed.
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    Re: Anyone asked those armed drop box watchers

    It only takes one or two photos of the Pelosi house in San Francisco to know that the Democratic Party does not adequately represent the bottom 50% of the people in this country. TLT is correct on...
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    The wisdom passed down in my family was to enjoy mushrooms--any and all that were available in a grocery store. I still partake as often as possible.
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    Re: If the US elect republicans

    Absolutely correct.

    And another perspective: governments don't know how to run businesses, and businessmen do not know how to run a government. (I already knew this before the Donald came on the...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver.

    Also: The Biggest Ideas in the Universe, by Sean Carrol. Physics and its math explained. I'm just now into harmonic oscillators.
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    Re: bloopers

    Surely they can hang more laundry?
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    Re: If the US elect republicans

    Ahhh, the Republican dream.
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    Re: Viewing pictures videos etc.

    I think it's a compatibility issue. I use the Firefox browser, and like you, often see blanks where others see pictures. I find I'm able to view the pictures if I use Google Chrome.
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    Re: i havent watched

    Sports are the opiate of the masses.
  45. Re: Abortion should be between a woman, her doctor, and the local politician

    The GOP has only a one-word platform: Trump. That is all. They have finally recognized that Republicans have not even clue #1 for how to run a government.
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    So sorry to hear your news. I know too well that these things happen VERY QUICKLY, faster than the speed of thought. I had to reach around two guards to learn not to do that. I only lost 70% of the...
  47. Thread: holy ****!

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    Re: holy ****!

    I presume that really slow car on the left was an AC Bristol, and not a Cobra.
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    Re: Thomas shields Graham

    Temporary.

    By my reading of the Constitution, Graham doesn't have a leg to stand on. Even assuming precedents to include the doing of legitimate business, Graham is not the U.S. Senator from...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Trump has made the E. Jean Carol lawsuit more indefensible for his team, even the DOJ now that they have taken over. He might have been able to claim some immunity for having defamed her while he was...
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    Re: 6pm Lake Tekapo, NZ

    I was going to ask: How in blazes does the water stay in the lake when it's sideways like that.
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