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  1. Thread: Firewood length

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    wouldn't you just carry fewer? just carry the...

    wouldn't you just carry fewer? just carry the same mass

    You'd have to be careful with longer cuts buying in bulk as the longer cut the more air gaps if just randomly thrown in not stacked.
    Lots...
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    We sort our recycling into about 5 but vast...

    We sort our recycling into about 5 but vast majority goes into two. That does not include deposit containers which gets sorted at depot into about 4-5. Now do the euros just recycle or have deposit...
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    If you put a high enough deposit on then the %...

    If you put a high enough deposit on then the % numbers go way up, like Alberta where its 0.10 for 500ml and less


    I wouldn't do it but that pic could be a good meme, put Hitler mustache on her...
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    no just a comment/question, maybe the euros don't...

    no just a comment/question, maybe the euros don't care about bottled water?
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    But don't the Euros drink a lot of bottled water?...

    But don't the Euros drink a lot of bottled water? isn't it pretty common even when local water is good enough to drink from tap?
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    shit is bottled water cheap. In AB the deposit...

    shit is bottled water cheap. In AB the deposit is the same amount as the sale price $0.10 a bottle reg is more like 0.20/ .30
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    If the issue is plastic then where the plastic...

    If the issue is plastic then where the plastic goes after the bottle is used is germane. If it is recycled then it is not in a landfill ( maybe) and it can be reused ( made into something like a...
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    why thank you , coming from you its high praise ...

    why thank you , coming from you its high praise

    though the issues you raise are interesting though isn't that a different issue
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    yes , seen that figure a couple of times , first...

    yes , seen that figure a couple of times , first time in The Economist. Which is strange as the do have garbage pickers picking out recyclable things that have value. Maybe their number will go way...
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    Ok the higher deposit amounts seems to be...

    Ok the higher deposit amounts seems to be working in in AB

    Alberta’s beverage container recycling industry is proud to celebrate a return rate of 86%, exceeding the goal of an 85% return rate...
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    I can agree with that but around here the issue...

    I can agree with that but around here the issue is pushed on use of ground water which is irrational as the whole bottling industry in BC uses about the same amount water as irrigating two sections...
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    that is always a problem, ok , but saying that...

    that is always a problem, ok , but saying that the plastic bottles in NA are causing the ocean plastic problem is just untrue. Saying no to a bottling plant and then still allowing consumers to...
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    Of course you know that 90% of all plastics that...

    Of course you know that 90% of all plastics that end up in the ocean come for 10 rivers in asia and africa. So one could expropriate that really 95% of the problem comes from the 2nd and 3rd world. ...
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    Why not have a high deposit on the containers,...

    Why not have a high deposit on the containers, $0.10 - $ 0.15 each?? maybe more?
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    interesting - At Nestlé Waters Canada, our use...

    interesting - At Nestlé Waters Canada, our use of groundwater is even smaller than the industry average. This means that today, it takes us slightly less than 1.2 litres of water to deliver 1 litre...
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    Actually the water is going to China in glass...

    Actually the water is going to China in glass bottles . So not great but the transport may be pretty low carbon as will go back in empty containers . So if your community does want a bottles water...
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    Bottled Water? Worse than Hitler?

    There is a proposal to build a plant here in Golden and from the reaction of some people that would be like sleeping with Hitler. Yes plastic bottles are bad but I think the idea that we should take...
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    I think the Cathay Pacific long haul seats were...

    I think the Cathay Pacific long haul seats were worst than Air Canada econ. About the same size as you and had to shift up hips in order to shift knees from one side to the other. Knees would not...
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    Amatuer , try Calgary - Frankfurt then 6 hour...

    Amatuer , try Calgary - Frankfurt then 6 hour layover then a flight to Dubai 6-7 hour then 1 hour layover then 1 hour to Muscat
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    Done 21 hours once Hong Kong to Toronto non stop...

    Done 21 hours once Hong Kong to Toronto non stop . Pilot said it was longest sch flight in world at time. Flight over had stop over in Alaska so total flight time was worse. Cathay Pacific econ...
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    I think that prior to Edwards the management had...

    I think that prior to Edwards the management had been pretty top heavy so way top many chiefs compared to indians considering they were losing money . Certainly RCR reduced the head count. They are...
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    true to a point. Edwards bought a ski hill that...

    true to a point. Edwards bought a ski hill that was losing money, can't remember the figure but was 1 to 5 mil a year. It is making money now. Skier visits up every year last 3. Management knows...
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    Some picks from the two wood sheds i've built...

    Some picks from the two wood sheds i've built from wood on property. Not the posts as they are seconds from a pretty nearby utility pole manufacturer ( PT cedar) . Second pic with skid steer the...
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    I've spent a fair amount of time with my mini...

    I've spent a fair amount of time with my mini mill and it takes a lot of time and is hard on bars. I was just trying to create one flat side or create a beam out of logs. It worked well and got a...
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    Should have called in an Asian. Or a skunk...

    Should have called in an Asian.



    Or a skunk or martin or badger
  26. One tip that I use if forgot deodorant or wore a...

    One tip that I use if forgot deodorant or wore a poly shirt and funk is a rising. Get a handful of hand sanitizer and apply to pits. Kills bacteria that is experiencing a population explosion.
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    no don't have that but there is a line that goes...

    no don't have that but there is a line that goes to carb in about the same place which I don't think is the fuel line so probably a pressure equalization line
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    Mine has always been in winter position and never...

    Mine has always been in winter position and never thought of touching it till now, I've seen the symbols on the case for the two positions but until I looked at the manual couldn't see how to do it. ...
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    oh no , as long as starts I'm good, I just...

    oh no , as long as starts I'm good, I just replaced the original spark plug after 13 years so if that is an indication. So could be combo of spark plug and not changing over the shutter for hot...
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    To see the bubbles one would have to open up the...

    To see the bubbles one would have to open up the fuel tank knowing that it was mostly full. I can't remember why I did that.

    will do the changeover of the shutter if operating in hot weather know...
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    Don't know. Maybe it was so hot that gas was...

    Don't know. Maybe it was so hot that gas was boiling with release of pressure. It was already not starting so I don't think that me putting on side and opening up tank had any effect. There is one...
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    Has this ever happened to anybody? Was bucking...

    Has this ever happened to anybody? Was bucking firewood at a slash pile pretty hot day 27C or so and cutting pretty continuously for 5 hours . Had a hard time restarting which I usually don't have....
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    Skipped over this as all pretty much what the...

    Skipped over this as all pretty much what the rest of the western world does including Canada. But then thought if your trying to make like Canada to solve all the US problems, why does Canada have...
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    spent 6 months in Oman ( all Muscat) and other...

    spent 6 months in Oman ( all Muscat) and other countries I just can't see a theme, expensive very safe to eastern euro wide west to hot laid back 3rd world to very hot desert like but well run
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    that's an odd collection

    that's an odd collection
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    For boot gloves I take old webbing from packs or...

    For boot gloves I take old webbing from packs or swag boot carriers and sew it on. Looks a bit ghetto but more wear resistant than original.

    But have used AQS to glue on knee pads to chainsaw...
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    In nice area too. Also there is a great museum...

    In nice area too. Also there is a great museum over at UBC museum of anthropology https://moa.ubc.ca/
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    yes agree its fair bit of pot and kettle. My...

    yes agree its fair bit of pot and kettle. My first thought I didn't think being a doc filmmaker brought in enough $ to make climbing Everest something you do many times. But he is getting others...
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    good art. from G&M "In the dark, headlamps...

    good art. from G&M

    "In the dark, headlamps provided the only light. The temperature dipped to minus 35 C. Within 20 minutes, the group passed two Sherpa guides as they lowered a man down the...
  40. Thread: Wildlife

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    A week ago bear and 3 of this years cubs while...

    A week ago bear and 3 of this years cubs while biking . Seen bear with 3 cubs before but always 2 this year one from last . No pic but yesterday had huge wolf in yard, maybe 150 lb. Just passing...
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    Great art. in the economist on this decision. ...

    Great art. in the economist on this decision. Great information from many view points. Its not a simple issue as highlighted in Economist.
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    Not rational. As those merchants who got killed...

    Not rational. As those merchants who got killed now can't pay taxes , those walls you destroyed have to be replaced. It was almost sexist that she went over the edge vengeance over the killing of...
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    Well that was very American of you lets just go...

    Well that was very American of you lets just go rude. Its a stupid statement to reference cute as that is the point is that she has high levels of testosterone all her life and that effected her...
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    That is a reasonable line but would offend a lot...

    That is a reasonable line but would offend a lot of people as trans women could not compete as women.

    Don't you have to poke around to check if uterus? could not CS fall on this point? just...
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    She may be anomaly but wasn't there a race where...

    She may be anomaly but wasn't there a race where 1st-2nd -3rd were all intersex? Anyway how she is dealt with will affect how trans athletes are able to compete in future.

    anyway I do agree with...
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    That is confusing one great athlete who dominates...

    That is confusing one great athlete who dominates for a while with a change that will affect who wins going forward. Till now that has always been for the good.
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    cross posting going on but , undescended testes =...

    cross posting going on but , undescended testes = hidden balls , that has been reported or maybe just assumed plus no womb
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    Ok its complicated but... turning this around...

    Ok its complicated but... turning this around what is your line going from A not lowering T to B) lowering T to C) has to compete as male? or all of this just logical gymnastics when the answer...
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    So does that make a difference to the...

    So does that make a difference to the answer/position?

    A she has high T for some reason not relating to having hidden balls , XY and no womb

    B she has high T for having hidden balls , XY

    is...
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    But .. ok you allow her to compete and win with...

    But .. ok you allow her to compete and win with much higher levels of T because she was born packing a set of balls. Hidden but there. So you're saying her right to compete ( which means she will...
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