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    "My job is not my passion"

    31 yrs ago I started a summer job in my industry. Loved the science, and loved the field work, mostly alone in beautiful remote locations. Still do. Spent time consulting, sub-contracting, and then...
  2. All this believe and not believe in stories that...

    All this believe and not believe in stories that began several millennia ago. What defined a 組od then, and what defines one now? Our current tech allows us to do much what was attributed to god(s)...
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    Lived in a house that was mouse haven twice a...

    Lived in a house that was mouse haven twice a year. Traps worked great, but after the first dozen or so, the chore got tiresome. Then a little least weasel moved in. Would also check out the trash...
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    Have you blown out or otherwise cleaned out your...

    Have you blown out or otherwise cleaned out your engine cooling fins? Back in antiquity when I ran saw for money, that was a weekly requirement on the 44 to keep her cool in the summer.
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    The fleet needs more italian skippers.

    The fleet needs more italian skippers.
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    Off Grid Cabin Resources/Ideas/Suggestions

    Don稚 underestimate the convenience of a 20 or 25ft travel trailer. Self contained with all the amenities already incorporated, mobile if you want to change the office view, and with a few...
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    Don稚 forget the dutch hoe!

    Don稚 forget the dutch hoe!
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    I致e been thinking of getting our hound tested,...

    I致e been thinking of getting our hound tested, due to a bit of back end stiffness, and a general lack of energy, which is atypical of her parent breeds. She has had several ticks latch on over the...
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    Apocalypse

    Apocalypse
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    I stand by my recommendation for a quick cool...

    I stand by my recommendation for a quick cool thaw, but concede that halibut and ling cod do absorb water, whether it is frozen in freshwater, or thawed and left to sit in the waterbath too long....
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    ^^^this. Fish is best thawed as quick as...

    ^^^this. Fish is best thawed as quick as possible, while still keeping it cool. A slow drip from the faucet while taking the hound for an evening walk after work usually does it.
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    Where to Buy Fresh Fish?

    Fresh, whole, in-season sockeye makes it as far as Kamloops to the larger chain grocery stores in early Aug. 鼠oops is about 4hrs from Vancouver. I have no qualms buying 4 or 5 fish or more if I time...
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    Where to Buy Fresh Fish?

    The guide and his boat is booked for the 1st week in august. $600 cash plus fuel per day, 4 days booked as a few more family members are joining. Chinook, coho, ling cod, halibut and some rock fish....
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    People dying on Mt. Everest, what else is new

    That old saying that something is rotten in the state of Denmark? Well, that stench isn稚 necessarily from the politics of a royal family...
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    With 7+billion folks out there and counting, I...

    With 7+billion folks out there and counting, I think we can manage a few sloths
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    Put me down for the removal of original sin:...

    Put me down for the removal of original sin: Pride. Too many inflated, fragile egos out there.
  17. If I remember right, having parents was equally...

    If I remember right, having parents was equally tiresome. ;)
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    I imbibe to moderate excess to make young sober...

    I imbibe to moderate excess to make young sober self-absorbed folk more interesting.
  19. Thread: 6/6/44

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    6/6/44

    My father was born in 41, in Wesel. Most of the men in his mother痴 family were killed in WW1, or had aged out of active service for WW2, so those still around served in the equivalent of the home...
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    LOL, between menopause and puberty, I値l get at...

    LOL, between menopause and puberty, I値l get at least 4 different woman out of the 2 I have now, so there is truth to his statement!
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    American Tourists Dying on Vacation

    My daughter痴 behaviour when Daddy isn稚 around to police is such that Mom and Gran are so exhausted after 10 days that such conspiracy doesn稚 have a chance to take root. While I refuse to admit...
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    American Tourists Dying on Vacation

    Forgive my english, been up and down in a helicopter for the past 3 days.

    Wife and daughter visiting wife痴 mom.
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    Heh. I知 in the camp of sending both mom and 6yr...

    Heh. I知 in the camp of sending both mom and 6yr old princess off to Maui to visit Gran in Jan, and I get 2 wks to go skiing, touring, sledding, drinking.....
  24. Ouch. The 23 is over $100cnd a galllon here. That...

    Ouch. The 23 is over $100cnd a galllon here. That would hurt! I understand that no matter the preservative, that mill glaze has to be removed,

    I致e applied the 2-part on both horizontal and...
  25. Probably a really stupid wood stain/seal question

    Sikkens Cetol1 followed by a couple coats of Cetol23. If it痴 worth treating at all.
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    Ouch. That値l put a divot in an aluminum shell....

    Ouch. That値l put a divot in an aluminum shell. Garden destroyed?
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    Roommates?!! I think I saw a news report a couple...

    Roommates?!! I think I saw a news report a couple years ago of advertisements for student to rent small walk-in closets for something like $600Cnd/mo. And there was a waiting list for applicants.
    ...
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    I found it cool (pun intended) to read summaries...

    I found it cool (pun intended) to read summaries of local weather recorded at the HBC forts (at I think around Moose Factory in James Bay was one of the first), going back about 350yrs. Not modern...
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    UBC Okanagan might be doable on that stipend with...

    UBC Okanagan might be doable on that stipend with an odd job or two, and still have something left over to have a bit fo fun. Not sure what they offer for PhD痴 though.
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    Any significant alpine. I think the highest peak...

    Any significant alpine. I think the highest peak is under 1700m.
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    Not much of a world traveler, but of the places...

    Not much of a world traveler, but of the places I致e been, the Czech Republic is the top after my own home country. Beautiful ladies and fantastic beer, so 2 outa 3 aint bad.
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    I have this one too, but get extremely frustrated...

    I have this one too, but get extremely frustrated as I can gain no lift or significant speed. Just sort of float along a couple of metres off the ground no matter how hard I flap my arms. I致e often...
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    I don稚 think drivers are taught (or at least...

    I don稚 think drivers are taught (or at least practice as much) the same rules as those who bike - always focus on the clear path you want to take, and not fixate on the obstacle you want to avoid.
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    Fuck, is reading TGR ever poignant tonight....

    Fuck, is reading TGR ever poignant tonight. There痴 two I know I missed.



    But Thanks, cause this is for one of them!
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    I still care. I would be fooling myself to admit...

    I still care. I would be fooling myself to admit otherwise. And along the same lines as others, I get more and more to the point that a holy whooping is needed instead of a turned cheek to basic 20th...
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    I supposed when you use the word 祖antankerous...

    I supposed when you use the word 祖antankerous to describe your attitude, then most young bulls just think you are too old to take seriously, and the risk of a real ass-woopin is kinda distant over...
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    Sears sold kit homes for the first third of the...

    Sears sold kit homes for the first third of the 20th. Wonder if any of those are still standing?
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    Anti-Gravity boots. A little anti-gravity strip...

    Anti-Gravity boots. A little anti-gravity strip in the sole of mountaineering and ski boots. Maybe a little strip in the waistband of the pack. That痴 all I致e been asking for, for the past 30yrs...
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    Shit that annoys you

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    Haven稚 seen wholesale sealcoating as much as I...

    Haven稚 seen wholesale sealcoating as much as I used to, at least on the main highways. Just a crew going along and applying the tar and gravel to the individual cracks.
    I also wonder how it all...
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    My wife痴 cabin is on the other side of the...

    My wife痴 cabin is on the other side of the massif, under Twin Goat. Catelina Cr has a fairly recent return interval for torrents, it was lucky that the last time it puked out no one was hurt. The...
  42. Thread: Home saunas

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    He is living better than good ;)

    He is living better than good ;)
  43. Thread: Home saunas

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    FIL has had an IR one in an out-of-the-way spot...

    FIL has had an IR one in an out-of-the-way spot in his basement for close to a decade. He and his GF use it almost daily, and claim to miss it dearly when traveling. They swear by its benefits, but...
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    I知 much more handsome than that dude. And a...

    I知 much more handsome than that dude. And a better skier.
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    Just for fun, assuming the Mountain is about...

    Just for fun, assuming the Mountain is about 150kg, and the fall is about 150m, it would take him about 5.5seconds to fall the distance, with a speed of impact just under 200kph (terminal velocity,...
  46. As I have witnessed bears fucking in the...

    As I have witnessed bears fucking in the wilderness, I can attest that before the fucking, there was a lot of fighting, but during the fucking, and for a significant period after the fucking, no...
  47. Thread: Garden 2019

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    Nothing what you said invalidates my statement....

    Nothing what you said invalidates my statement. And we were talking about plants in a soil matrix, not hydroponics.

    "Three soil moisture states, saturation, field capacity and permanent wilting...
  48. Thread: Garden 2019

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    Good info here ^^^ I would add that water in...

    Good info here ^^^
    I would add that water in soil comes in three forms, free water slowly moving through the soil matrix, water held to particles by surface tension, and water that is chemically...
  49. Thread: Trucks.

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    I think you致e answered your own question.

    I think you致e answered your own question.
  50. The light-coloured hound looks like its holding...

    The light-coloured hound looks like its holding back a smile.
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