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    Re: A Iced Coffee

    I thought 38C in the am in the UK was unlikely
  2. Re: Teacher fired for refusing to give students credit for homework not turned in

    When I taught Earth Science at a school full of high achieving, grade grubbing students, I graded very leniently, at first, and gradually raised my standards. The result was, the students learned to...
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    Re: pure ridiculousness

    Given that the hard water is such a trouble causer, why would one want to bypass the softener?
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    Re: high flying

    To be parallel with another of your recent posts, you could have titled this Non-working Sail
  5. Re: New fish species displays a splash of highlighter hues

    Very interesting that it has such bright colors. How much light is there at 130M?
  6. Re: Do you think Dems want the country to fail?

    Isn't there a long history of extreme parties on both sides of the political spectrum, proposing, advocating and even actively working, on the sabotage their existing governments; based on he idea...
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    Re: pure ridiculousness

    Please enlighten the ignorant among us (raising hand) what is it and what is it supposed to do if/when it works?
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    Re: Proof: Tacking oar leathers is wrong

    Are you suggesting we gybe them?
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    Re: A Trump Fantasy

    Didn't he say he could frequent a call girl in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it?
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    Re: Lard Jeebus, me eyes are on fire!

    Fortunately, it seems, there are some things you can unsee.
    Ge well soon
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    Re: Help me find a place to live...

    Here in Vermont we are regrettably far from salt water, but If you want to visit to explore the NE US and SE Canada, feel free to drop me a line
    Good luck
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    Re: April in Paris!

    The Louvre is pretty much unique on earth.
    Staying in Paris, or seeing some of the rest of France?
    Mont Sait Michel is spectacular
    The food is wort the trip alone
    Try Leonidas chocolates.
    Bon...
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    Re: Good news for sanity

    Thank goodness for paper ballots
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    Re: A movement most can agree!

    IIRC, topless is legal for mend women in NY state
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    Re: Things sailors DON'T say

    "That seems like a bargain"
  16. Thread: Ash

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    Ash

    Since the emerald ash borer has been found here in Vermont, there will be a lot of ash trees coming down. It is good firewood, what else? What would you all do with a bunch of ash trees? We have a...
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    Re: How accurate your local weather?

    Have to disagree with you, Rich. In Vermont, the weather is very accurate, the predictions, not so much. Despite its small size, VT can have four different regimes: East and West of the Green...
  18. Re: Anyone building a Gloucester Gull? Anyone got one for sale?

    Go for it!
    I built it from Mr.Payson's book and it was pretty straight forward.
    Making the stem wo a band saw was tricky, I laid out the shape, then drilled a series of 1/8" holes along the lines...
  19. Re: Curiosity mars rover experiencing memory problem

    So a quarter mile in 12 hrs 56 min?
  20. Re: Scientists Flip Out Over Rare Footage of a Devilishly Cute Deep-Sea Eel

    The teleost jaw shows an astounding range of adaptive radiation
  21. Re: Curiosity mars rover experiencing memory problem

    Well, in dog years, 14 is pretty old
  22. Re: Big nutrition research scandal sees 6 more retractions, purging popular diet tips

    Stashing unhealthy snacks in hard to reach places?
    It is pretty charitable to elevate that to the status of a tip.
    How about don't buy unhealthy snacks?
    Where was JAMA's peer review before...
  23. Re: What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists

    Having chased small lizards, I wouldn't slam reptile agility wholesale
  24. Re: Do You Think Trump Should Be On Thorazine?

    Or perhaps we should be
  25. Re: The woman in a class ahead of Ford who "remembers talk at the time"

    People who are sex offenders tend to have a lifetime history of such activity. Surely, there are episodes of more recency, and with more reliable narrators that could be unearthed.
    I have not seen...
  26. Thread: Pr0n

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    Re: Pr0n

    My thought seeing Scamp was her SA/D must be up North of 20
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    Re: Things to do with cut offs

    Copeland Furniture here in town puts out their cutoffs in big bins. Kiln dried hardwoods, oak, walnut, ash. It keeps a lot of folks warm hereabouts. I've done some minor stuff like lease rods and...
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    Re: Not a mass shooting.

    Some of the police seem to be wearing camo, and others hi-visibility neon???
  29. Re: Researchers Gave Octopuses Ecstasy And Watched What Would Happen, For Science

    Now, wouldn't tattoo artists like to be able to implant chromatophores?
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    Re: the most elegant of all rigs

    Whose beauty is only enhanced by tasteful Irish pennants, here and there
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    Re: A question for our British friends

    Please help this ignorant colonist, what, exactly, is "sectarian language?"
  32. Re: North Carolina Literally Passed Laws Against Science on Sea-Level Rises

    Fools! They should have passed a law against rain
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    Re: Kavanaugh Sex Allegations

    As to the FBI investigating, do they have jurisdiction? I thought they were only for Federal crimes
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    Re: St. Kitts massive gun cache found

    Here in Vermont, where it causes no undue stir to see someone shopping in the supermarket with a gun on his hip, our violent crime rate is about 120/100k and I think we had 10 murders last year.
  35. Re: Natural history of the water basin in my garden

    Lovely.
    I wonder what the succession is. Which critters colonize it first, second, etc?
  36. Re: New bridge collapses into river in eastern Saskatchewan hours after opening

    A modern version of "The Reeve's Tale"
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    Re: New York City survey.

    Circle Line, sit to port, it goes CCW
    The museums, it'll take more than a week
    Model room at NYYC
    Restaurants, fear not midtown, Gallaghers is an old time steak house in what was a speakeasy...
  38. Re: In case you didn't feel old yet . . .

    And I still have not seen it
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    Re: Kavanaugh Hearing and Ms. Ford

    If a crime had been committed, and if he was found guilty, wouldn't those records be sealed as a juvenile crime?
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    Re: Fear And Loathing At Chuck E. Cheese

    OT, but related: Don't you wish Hunter S. Thompson was still around to comment on the current political scene?
  41. Re: Mother Nature does have a sense of humor

    Or Crepidula fornicata; a mollusk that alternates sexes as it piles up. Familiarly, and more politely, known as lady slipper, or longboat shell
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    Re: Sausage Frenzy

    And, with cooler weather coming up, it should ship just fine
  43. Re: How will Trump deal with Hurricane Florence?

    How will the Carolinaians deal with it?
    Have they stockpiled what they need?
    Importantly, have the power companies got poles and such and mutual aid agreements in place?
    Have the nursing homes got...
  44. Re: Dozens of iOS apps surreptitiously share user location data with tracking firms

    So nobody should ever get lost again
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    Re: When birth control becomes illegal

    How is Plan B described? Is it a birth control method or an abortifacient?
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    Re: The Scunthorpe Problem

    When I worked at Saatchii and Saatchii your email was your last name preceded by your first initial, all run together. No problem for me, but I pitied Mr. and Mrs. Hunt's daughter Katherine.
    The...
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    Re: No Crew Atlantic Crossing

    What do they do for bad language?
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    Re: Personal evidence of climate change?

    How soon until Norman posts a car fire thread?
  49. Re: Batteries-I also confess my ignorance

    ABYC, or some other PTB, decided that marine battery posts should have regular hex nuts on them instead of butterflies. Apparently they were concerned that people were not tightening the...
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    Re: Trump, the real estate genious.

    Wasn't Seattle regarded as overpriced and prohibitive for first time home buyers?
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