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    Are they though? Seems to me that Bluetooth...

    Are they though? Seems to me that Bluetooth headphones are just one more thing I need to keep charged.
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    I really like the 2nd Gen Touareg, and from what...

    I really like the 2nd Gen Touareg, and from what I've read the reliability and build quality is light years ahead of the 1st Gen.

    The dieselgate warranty on the TDIs sure takes some of the worry...
  3. I'm in Ottawa, have always wanted to hit Mt....

    I'm in Ottawa, have always wanted to hit Mt. Chilly but it's never lined up for me between weather and the kids racing schedule.

    Hopefully this year.
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    I've been following this process, except on a...

    I've been following this process, except on a grill. And I'll I'd sausage.

    https://youtu.be/ASP74I0B7zo
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    How often did you go in sick? That's a hell of...

    How often did you go in sick?

    That's a hell of a run.
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    Vermont is the land of the slow moving Subaru. ...

    Vermont is the land of the slow moving Subaru.

    I'm running the new Blizzak's this season after running the WS-80s for the last 7 or so seasons across two separate cars. They've always been...
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    Just use your grill and a cast iron pan.

    Just use your grill and a cast iron pan.
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    Is the water pump a variable flow model? My TDI...

    Is the water pump a variable flow model? My TDI has one and they're known to fail. The replacement pump is not variable so I guess VW tried to get a bit cute.
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    Hey, at least it was cheap.

    Hey, at least it was cheap.
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    Had multiple camping trips this summer, scattered...

    Had multiple camping trips this summer, scattered between Eastern Ontario, North Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. All boat access only.
    ...
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    No clue, but the units do make more sense because...

    No clue, but the units do make more sense because it's describing fuel consumption.

    It converts to 43.5 mpg. Not bad consisting there were zero fucks given about saving fuel.
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    I love my Mk7 TDI wagon. The torque on the...

    I love my Mk7 TDI wagon. The torque on the highway is fantastic and I just got back from a 550 km road trip and averaged 5.4 L/100 km.
  13. Doug needs to limit the size of indoor gatherings...

    Doug needs to limit the size of indoor gatherings and sell it in the name of keeping schools and businesses open.

    If he could do from two weeks ago, that would be great.
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    I'm less optimistic about the Ontario situation. ...

    I'm less optimistic about the Ontario situation. I think Delta is going to rip through elementary schools like wild fire since none of the kids are vaccinated. And as the weather turns to shit,...
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    The Borg = Science?

    The Borg = Science?
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    You can always get a GPS receiver/antenna for the...

    You can always get a GPS receiver/antenna for the iPad.
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    No idea. They used to be masters of...

    No idea.

    They used to be masters of understated clean design. They could have gone the 911 route and just done subtle updates to the E46 and everyone would have been happy.
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    He jumped eventually, the water was maybe 4ft...

    He jumped eventually, the water was maybe 4ft deep. You're right, the big ones always stay down.
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    Mofro, can't thank you enough for spelling all of...

    Mofro, can't thank you enough for spelling all of this out.
  20. Add the Pontiac Vibe to that list. Reliability...

    Add the Pontiac Vibe to that list. Reliability of a Toyota (because it is one), resale of a Pontiac (likely not quite, but cheaper than the Toyota version)

    But, I'd buy El Chups Lexus in a...
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    A hockey stick also works ok. You can trap them...

    A hockey stick also works ok. You can trap them in the blade and support them. Light years better than ski poles.
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    In a similar small boat theme, I picked up a 16'...

    In a similar small boat theme, I picked up a 16' aluminium in April 2020, for a steal, just before prices went crazy.

    I ended up replacing the older 25 that had a bent prop shaft with a lightly...
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    Those Kingfishers are great boats. That looks...

    Those Kingfishers are great boats. That looks like one hell of an adventure. Beautiful campsites too!
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    We scored one in the fall of 2019. It's been the...

    We scored one in the fall of 2019. It's been the hero of the pandemic.

    But yeah, they suck balls to put up and take down.
  25. Thread: 2021 PGA

    by The Tortoise
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    Yeah. No. Bryson can't buy a putt and Cantlay...

    Yeah. No.

    Bryson can't buy a putt and Cantlay just won't go away. This is nuts.
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    My 11 year old hauled in this monster on a...

    My 11 year old hauled in this monster on a camping trip.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210829/9b26e315053fca470fce869385978263.jpg
  27. North wind?

    North wind?
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    Glad it worked. Everything I've read says that...

    Glad it worked.

    Everything I've read says that the 5200 is totally permanent. So it shouldn't be going anywhere.

    I've used the 4200 and that stuff will bond anything. Can't imagine what the...
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    Damn. Because: ...

    Damn. Because:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BlpHsgbD-0X/?utm_medium=copy_link
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    You can apply as much pressure as you'd like with...

    You can apply as much pressure as you'd like with the scissor jack. It's not an on/off switch.
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    2x4 and the jack from your car seems to be the...

    2x4 and the jack from your car seems to be the cheapest option to me.
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    Can you please show me how the death rates in...

    Can you please show me how the death rates in Florida paint a different picture.


    I'll wait.
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    We just got back from a weekend with two other...

    We just got back from a weekend with two other families on Lac Poisson Blanc, a lake an hour and fifteen minutes north of Ottawa with basically zero cottages on the south end.

    I boated about 70...
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    At first I thought you were eating a bat and was...

    At first I thought you were eating a bat and was surprised they are so meaty.
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    Well that and the mountain of empirical evidence...

    Well that and the mountain of empirical evidence you chose to ignore.
  36. The Amazon Echo Input also looks like it would...

    The Amazon Echo Input also looks like it would work. Though it's currently unavailable.
  37. I use a Chromecast Audio and it works great. The...

    I use a Chromecast Audio and it works great. The nice thing is that it handles the streaming so if I get a text or whatever it doesn't interrupt the music.

    I don't think they make them anymore but...
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    I think the amount of open space in the grooves...

    I think the amount of open space in the grooves is more important than tread design. There was an article from a while back where they put the Goodyear Aquatreads on backwards and there was no...
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    Some of you don't follow The Onion and it shows.

    Some of you don't follow The Onion and it shows.
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    This could be how. ...

    This could be how.



    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/07/28/here-are-the-republicans-most-likely-to-refuse-the-covid-19-vaccine-poll-finds/?sh=1a8519b2735f
  41. Fixed. Because they are outdoorsey.

    Fixed. Because they are outdoorsey.
  42. Heh, I'd say go with cash. Or a gift...

    Heh, I'd say go with cash.

    Or a gift certificate to an outfitter type place. Unless you can figure out what they need. But if you can't you run the risk of your gift just being a pain in the...
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    Cottage...

    Cottage livin'https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210726/f876aa1a432f62c787ee86fdbd1b2af3.jpg
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    Agreed. The carrot didn't work, it might be...

    Agreed.

    The carrot didn't work, it might be time for the stick.
  45. We should start a US Closed until US Gets COVID...

    We should start a US Closed until US Gets COVID Under Control thread.
  46. Thanks for posting that, it's a great article.

    Thanks for posting that, it's a great article.
  47. Thread: 2021 PGA

    by The Tortoise
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    Yeah, this is Colin's to lose at this point. ...

    Yeah, this is Colin's to lose at this point.

    Though Louis isn't out of it yet, he just needs to turn his momentum around.

    I'm rooting for Spieth.
  48. No, but there's a bunch of us who don't like the...

    No, but there's a bunch of us who don't like the alternatives.
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    Yeah, it's exactly that.

    Yeah, it's exactly that.
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    That really, really sounds like CTE.

    That really, really sounds like CTE.
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