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    Happy Oktoberfest!

    Oktoberfest in Munich started on Sept 17 and runs till Oct 3rd. Pace yourself!
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    Jasper is a summer tourist town with Marmot ski...

    The Rocky Mountaineer only runs during tourist season and has fewer stops. VIA rail is the year-round Ďbudgetí passenger train service and can/will stop in the weirdest small towns along the route....
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    X2. Set up an account shortly after FB left...

    X2. Set up an account shortly after FB left college campus, and the primary use was sharing day-to-day pics and posts with family and friends, most quite physically distant. Included community events...
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    Yvon walks the talk

    Itís the visuals that make a move/statement like Patagoniaís so important. People see and aspire to be these wealthy individuals. Very few look at me and want to be me, (and that number is maybe...
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    Ya, we are too large and too diverse to go back...

    Ya, we are too large and too diverse to go back to square one. It would be easier to dissolve the UK and abolish the monarchy there than Canada to leave the commonwealth. Like it or lump it, we will...
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    Not sure his occupation, but drugs definitely...

    Not sure his occupation, but drugs definitely appear to be involved.
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    I like that. ďEvery billionaire is a policy...

    I like that. ďEvery billionaire is a policy failureĒ.
    Donít worry Yvon, I have never bought a Patagonia product - LOL, but maybe I now should?

    Massive props if this works out.
  8. Thread: Garden 2022

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    The fall processing season isnít so bad and the...

    The fall processing season isnít so bad and the house does smell good. But in the heat of the summer, processing fish & berry harvests are always outside. Love our camp chef for the purpose, along...
  9. since the knowledge around here is so tight I have to ask

    I have great respect for any person who work in the medical lab dept. One of my wifeís best friends is the senior lab tech in our little hospital. Some of the cocktail party stories have definitely...
  10. Yup. Both me and friends have had to deal with a...

    Yup. Both me and friends have had to deal with a packrat nest in the engine compartment in a vehicle parked for more than a week in packrat country. Usually in the air intake. Why is my truck driving...
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    School me on Truck Toppers

    Yup, I have yak towers mounted like yours on the cap, plus a third rack on the crewcab. Same issue with a 17ícanoe - just the cap racks are too close, and also too wide for a couple of yak bike...
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    Interesting, but that is minus $200 in gas, and a...

    Interesting, but that is minus $200 in gas, and a dayís drive to PG and back. Not much for savings unless there is another reason to visit. Maybe if the daughter goes to UNBC in 8yrs, and when this...
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    Lear cap on our 2015 Silverado, bought new....

    Lear cap on our 2015 Silverado, bought new. Yakima high towers, slide windows, single latch rear window, standard height with front sliding window. Iím happy with it. Brake light LED failed, but love...
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    Amazon Prime Instant Video Rec

    For me the latest iteration is trying too hard to hide characters from us. Remember Sauron created all but the one ring with the help of the elven smiths. Also, the realms of man, with the exception...
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    A backhand dox slap followed by another...

    A backhand dox slap followed by another humblebrag. Acting like a chode will get you far in this place!

    Welcome!
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    The above is all well and good but the real...

    The above is all well and good but the real question is: how did you pay off your student loans?
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    Iíve seen variations in colour in fly agrarics...

    Iíve seen variations in colour in fly agrarics from the typical brilliant red, yellow, to almost white, sometimes right next to one another. I wouldnít get too hung up on the colour id in the case of...
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    Have not noticed fly agarics in the sea to sky,...

    Have not noticed fly agarics in the sea to sky, many times in the interior and northern coast areas. Usually associated with open fields, or disturbed forests near Abies (true firs) and sometimes...
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    Good poutine can be found on occasion in the...

    Good poutine can be found on occasion in the west. Was at Art Wells a few years ago, and there was this Quťbťcois couple in a food truck that did them so right. She was ramming spuds through the...
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    Not a fan of the European monarchies in general,...

    Not a fan of the European monarchies in general, but she was our head of state - RIP.
    I do wonder with her passing how many more members of the commonwealth will seek to leave. Charles definitely...
  21. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    TRUTH

    TRUTH
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    Neighbors...

    More like there be banjos playing in the background. Wrong state I know, but still. Nothing like giving the poor newcomer that hillbilly hairy eyeball to make Ďem feel welcome.
  23. Most of our modern conveniences do not fully...

    Most of our modern conveniences do not fully account for the cost of their production. Mines externalize the cost of extraction, focusing on deposits in locations that have cheap labour and very lax...
  24. So I just responded to a neighborhood email re: recycling

    I wonder if the god of Abraham had similar musings about its creations.
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    Zillow/Redfin Gems

    With matching hand towels in the bath even.

    The kitchen dinette chairs look classic enough to be worth something, and comfortable if my memory of similar designs holds. Iíd take them.
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    Overnight temps are getting low and early morning...

    Overnight temps are getting low and early morning humidity is rising, but the rain forecast has dwindled to nothing. So I guess Iíll have to wait for my lobster sites to produce, let alone my...
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    Now you are just pulling a leg. Iíll...

    Now you are just pulling a leg.





    Iíll see myself out.
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    Random Unthreadworthy Questions

    After my first pup fell out of the bed of my Toyota p/u doing about 50kph and rolled about 10m before getting up and shook the experience off, he and all subsequent hounds have either been tied to a...
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    Ski box: locked out!

    Can you remove the box from the rack without opening the box? But ya, would remove rack with box if the above doesnít work, flip on its top and then try to open.

    And drilling rivet takes a larger...
  30. Seconded (Thirded?). Having worked 10hr days in...

    Seconded (Thirded?).
    Having worked 10hr days in sub -30C for weeks at a time, and a bit in maritime climes at -20C, if those Chavalís meet the recs, $500CND isnít outrageous. Unfortunately, when I...
  31. Thread: Water.....

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    Natural lake AFAIK. Itís a marl lake, which gives...

    Natural lake AFAIK. Itís a marl lake, which gives it those crazy changing hues. There was a canal built between it and Wood Lk, but only the level of Wood Lk was noticeably influenced AFAIK
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    Yup. For my little microcosm, the summer didnít...

    Yup. For my little microcosm, the summer didnít start until the last week in July and has been quite tolerable considering the heat and drought elsewhere. The spring and early summer was dry but...
  33. Thread: Water.....

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    Iíve never investigated the cut-off in BC about...

    Iíve never investigated the cut-off in BC about what definition of waterway constitutes crown land and access below the high water mark is guaranteed to the public. Large rivers and most lakes are...
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    Right? I mean, if the person is being canned or...

    Right? I mean, if the person is being canned or otherwise let go for unsatisfactory performance, then maybe an exit interview isnít the right tool. If they are leaving on good terms, the least I can...
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    I offer exit interviews to all my departing staff...

    I offer exit interviews to all my departing staff and summer/auxiliary hires. Some engage in the process, some do not. Some just want to get shit off their chest. Themes for leaving are usually...
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    Freeze Dryer

    Yes

    Freeze drying removes more moisture, quicker. They flash freeze and then apply a vacuum to vaporize the water vs heat and/or dry air of a regular dehydrator.

    We enjoy our Excalibur but...
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    Shit that annoys you

    A quick google says platinum is worth over $800/ounce in salvage, and there is up to 7grams in a cat. So that tweeker (or organized crime blue collar crime dude) sees maybe $200 in that high...
  38. Is there a place in the USA thatís cheap to live and has good skiing

    Yes. Can confirm. Already crowded with euro mtn refugees, lack of nearby lift served, insane property prices. Biking sucks too. Definitely donít want to move anywhere in the north Thompson/Robson...
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    Curious, whatís the battery life cost with 240V...

    Curious, whatís the battery life cost with 240V or rapid charging versus trickle charging with 120V? FIL has a Mitsubishi PHEV and fits the description of short trips around town, and only charges...
  40. Thread: Ad tracking

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    Ad tracking

    I have whatever AI that you talk to on the device completely turned off for all my apps. Donít need it for my searching or info needs so far anyways.
    I also pay for VPN, and regularly switch up the...
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    It seems that according to B.Mulroney, Gorbachev...

    It seems that according to B.Mulroney, Gorbachev was also worried about a reunited Germany being a member of NATO. At least Gorbachev didnít allow a bit of paranoia keep his dream of ending the Cold...
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    Managed large composts at the folks farm - it was...

    Managed large composts at the folks farm - it was called the chicken coop. Their waste, mixed with the bedding and wood chips was left for at least a full year before using in the garden. Best...
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    Odin was making a statement. To what I have no...

    Odin was making a statement. To what I have no idea.
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    Thatís one hell of a pic. Thx!

    Thatís one hell of a pic. Thx!
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    Heh. A landline coupled with a line-powered phone...

    Heh. A landline coupled with a line-powered phone makes sense when you live in the boonies. Still have 2 such devices in my house.
    Cable and being forced to watch commercials on the other hand,...
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    Ya but once a person improves their income...

    Ya but once a person improves their income potentials in America, they donít pay taxes, remember? Gotta keep as many folk under-educated as possible but living just above the poverty line so that...
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    I donít see Laetiporus sulphureus on conifers...

    I donít see Laetiporus sulphureus on conifers around here, mostly on birch (both standing and down). We have more issues with another similar fungus Phaeolus schweinitzii (same family) on Doug fir....
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    Lamest personalized license plates

    I read it as Why-En-Tee (Warrantee) Villian. Cuz, you know, itís a Ford. And a Bronco.

    [emoji1]
  49. Thread: Water.....

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    Not sure of the energy requirements of each but...

    Not sure of the energy requirements of each but desal results in mtns of salt that is very hard to store and at quantity is toxic to the environment (both terrestrial and aquatic).
    Ignoring the...
  50. Most excellent! Congrats!

    Most excellent! Congrats!
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