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  1. Re: Armed man tried to breach FBI Headquarters in Ohio

    A nail gun?

    Seriously?
  2. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    I don't recall, if I ever knew. It's a SonTek River Surveyor, c. 2010. I mostly did the field stuff: hardware, logistics, boat work, and keeping grad students from dying.
  3. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Cool! I love science stuff. Years ago, I worked on a project to place scanning spectradiometers at two spots in Antarctica and one in southern Chile to measure the ozone hole. Two brothers who had...
  4. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    Since 52 metres equals 171 feet, that estimate seemed a bit off. So I checked a couple sources: it ought to be 5.2 metres or 17.06 feet.

    For want of a decimal, the planet was lost.

    Sh*t...
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    Re: Happy birthday to James McMullen…

    Felicitations!

    Are you back in Seattle, or was it a quick visit?

    Any sailing pics?
  6. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    What sort of gear?

    I worked designing and building gear that was used on the Greenland Ice Cap to gage meltwater volume in stream channels on the ice.

    https://i.imgur.com/MsiRy8g.jpg

    The...
  7. Re: Concern for The East Antarctic Ice Sheet…….

    The recent climate legislation in Oz and the US are good first steps. But if that ice sheet goes, the consequences will be hard to ignore.

    https://i.imgur.com/oQU9Le7.jpg

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    Sticky: Re: Helping Ukraine and Ukrainians

    I've donated regularly to Doctors Without Borders (previously mentioned).

    Two other groups I support that are active inside Ukraine are Direct Relief, which donates medical supplies—...
  9. Re: Forum member George receives international recognition for his conservancy work.

    Congratualtions to both of you.
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Herself requested a pizza with no tomato sauce. So I used alfredo sauce, grated mozzarella, minced garlic and onion, red bell pepper, mushrooms, and vacuum-packed pieces of turkey breast from...
  11. Thread: Tiny house

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    Re: Tiny house

    For a couple years, I lived in a treehouse, 10'x12', in a huge black willow overhanging a canal. It had a suspended bed with closet and dresser underneath, and a hotplate. I arranged bathroom...
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    Re: saddle stool

    Herself had back problems when she was writing a book— long hours sitting. She bought a Salli saddle chair.


    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0292/8229/products/light_large.png?v=1589512445
    It...
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    Re: Water Futures

    Read a good, scary SF book on the topic.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Book_cover_of_The_Water_Knife.jpg/220px-Book_cover_of_The_Water_Knife.jpg
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    You still haven't suggested a single useful action that you've taken.

    Why don't you start by giving up beef?
  15. Re: An article for Jimmy and you other blues folk.

    Looking for a film: Two Trains Runnin', about the blues and the civil rights movement.

    https://www.rosendaletheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Two-Trains-Running-copy.jpg

    Not on Netflix. ...
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    Might as well pop several balloons at once.

    Quite a few people on earth have never been on the grid, and try to grow their own food. Which, arguing from a privileged suburban viewpoint, you...
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    Poll: Re: Property is a universal unalienable right

    The most often used form of the word is "inalienable."

    Seems like an outdated, colonial, white-privilege definition of "right."

    Maybe you could get god into it?
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    Re: Poetry is a universal unalienable right

    FYI: not a dude. She's a Kiwi pop star.

    http://assets5.capitalfm.com/2013/38/lorde---royals-1380106773-view-2.png

    Proper job? Reckon she makes about a hundred times what you do in a year.
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    You wouldn't do that, even if you could.

    Don't be stupid.
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    I do what I can. The house is not off grid. The PV system is grid-tied, which means our surplus power goes into the grid.

    So far, rather few of the broad mandates and sweeping changes proposed...
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    Re: New US Defence Secretary

    When he retired from service, he jumped on the board of Raytheon, which supplies the missiles, etc. used by the Saudis to slaughter people in Yemen.

    It might be better to have a SecDef a bit...
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    Re: cold rainy day tea thread

    I like Bewley's.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zh8AAOSwjZ5amEtM/s-l300.jpg
    Also Barry's–...
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    Re: What Are You Reading?

    Good book. Rules of Civility was also excellent. Wish he'd write faster.

    I just started this.

    https://i.imgur.com/vW9eXuY.jpg

    Beautiful descriptive writing that places the reader in the...
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    You're not going to see systemic change without individuals willing to change how they live.
  25. Re: Commercial fishermen are you satisfied with your job?

    BrianW used to troll for salmon before he went full airborne.
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    Re: Why Are Bridges Green?

    New Zealand, especially on the west coast, has one-lane bridges with railway tracks.

    https://autowise.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/One-lane-Car-Railroad-Bridge-New-Zealand-700x525.jpg

    Never...
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    A primer in photos.

    https://i.imgur.com/JgVGc4Z.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/FYzMWxz.jpg


    https://i.imgur.com/DSNmZKh.jpg
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    Re: Why Are Bridges Green?

    I love the bridges in Ireland: beautiful stonemasonry.

    This is at Westport, I think.

    https://i.imgur.com/1pEN12L.jpg


    This is a bridge for sheep at Keam Bay on Achill Island.
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  29. Re: Commercial fishermen are you satisfied with your job?

    Sitka Salmon Shares has a web page about the fisherfolk and craft involved. Might be some good info there.

    https://sitkasalmonshares.com/pages/our-fishermen
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    Re: What's for dinner

    There are hundreds of ideas on the web. A friend boiled potatoes and drained the starchy water, then let it sit out with no lid. After a couple days, it started to bubble and smell sour, so he...
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Cool! I've never tried that sort of thing: rolls with filling. I'd guess you cook the filling first, but how do you get it in the roll without a huge mess?
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    Re: blaspheme or beautimous

    Cheese is a distraction. I'd go with a heap of corned beef and lots of mustard. Sauerkraut on the side.
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Thanks, mon. Living 30 miles from town with no place to eat out, can't hang with my mates at the bar. No base for skiing yet.

    What's a guy s'posed to do but cook up a storm?

    (I'll try to...
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    Re: blaspheme or beautimous

    I take the sauerkraut on the side. Makes the bread mushy.

    I've been on a Cubano/panini kick. Made a grill press from scrap steel bar and got out the Le Creuset grill pan.
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Made a batch of sourdough ciabatta dough today: sandwich rolls and burger buns.

    https://i.imgur.com/nBOmiqr.jpg

    The combination of sourdough starter and yeast really gives the dough a nice...
  36. Re: Commercial fishermen are you satisfied with your job?

    I posted a thread on a community-supported fishery in Sitka, Alaska: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?271760-A-Community-Supported-Fishery&highlight=

    A commercial fisherman who's a Forum...
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    Re: How do we stop fouling our nest?

    We?

    Are you doing anything?

    Or just waiting for the climate messiah?
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    Re: blaspheme or beautimous

    The Reuben sandwich is an American grilled sandwich composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread. It is associated with kosher-style...
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    Re: Capitalism vs. Progressivism

    Ya'll? Really? Did you catch something from Pless?
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    Re: blaspheme or beautimous

    Like Gertrude Stein said: a sandwich is a sandwich is a sandwich.

    https://i.imgur.com/RBeEq5L.jpg

    If you like it, it's good.
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    Re: Covid Relief/Stimulus

    Odd that there are so many methods employed. Debit cards, direct deposit, paper checks. Womder i that just a way to distribute an enormous workload and not swamp the USPS with more mail.

    Think...
  42. Re: And, the winner of the “Where’s Bernie” contest is ...(drum roll) ...

    Another one.

    https://i.imgur.com/xxTgad1.jpg
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Ta! Herself grew up Catholic, so despite her present unbelief, we still eat fishy stuff on Friday. It anchors our menus for the week.

    Tomorrow we're having köfte lamb (same spices as Swedish...
  44. Re: And, the winner of the “Where’s Bernie” contest is ...(drum roll) ...

    https://i.imgur.com/6O5DLGS.jpg
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    Re: What's for dinner

    Orecchiette pasta topped with shrimp in a sauce of cream, capers, lemon juice and zest, on a bed of arugula sprouts from the greenhouse.

    https://i.imgur.com/vP2XwjE.jpg

    Oyster Bay NZ pinot...
  46. Re: Another picture of a desirable/ impractical pickup truck.

    Rather like a pontoon boat on wheels.
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    Covid Relief/Stimulus

    Just got a VISA debit card in the mail, with a $600 balance. Anyone received theirs?

    Last time it was a direct deposit into my checking account. This seems like it would encourage people to...
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    Re: 1776 Report - racist trash

    Wonder when the state of Texas will reprint it as a history text?
  49. Re: Yet another internet quarantine-era time suck.

    I just got a nice domino game app for the iPad. Free. No in-app ads or other crap.
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    Poll: Re: Property is a universal unalienable right

    Interesting how the ardent proclaimers of property rights (I call them propertarians) are the descendants of the colonial invaders who extinguished the sacred property rights of tribal people through...
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