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    Now we're getting somewhere.

    Now we're getting somewhere.
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    This. But I'd go wood fired sauna instead.

    This. But I'd go wood fired sauna instead.
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    My 9 year old is booked for Tuesday. Stoked since...

    My 9 year old is booked for Tuesday. Stoked since there's quite a few cases in the schools.

    My sister on the other hand has no plans to vaccinate her boys. For.... reasons?
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    Made some carnitas tonight following this recipe...

    Made some carnitas tonight following this recipe by Kenji. I highly recommend this method.

    https://youtu.be/JRlmQdRN0G8

    Printed version:...
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    That use case is approved. And now I want a...

    That use case is approved.

    And now I want a smash burger.
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    That's fantastic.

    That's fantastic.
  7. This. I had two small PEs following bilateral...

    This.

    I had two small PEs following bilateral knee trauma. Slid into a snowmaking tower at full speed

    After the initial treatment of a subcutaneous injection I was transferred to warfarin....
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    I've always liked the Fiesta ST. Seems like it...

    I've always liked the Fiesta ST. Seems like it would be a hoot to drive
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    Another data point. Ontario has vaccinated...

    Another data point.

    Ontario has vaccinated 74% of the entire population, cooresponding to about 85% of the eligible population. This is more than any state in the US.

    Despite having a...
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    Just fucking dripping in irony.

    Just fucking dripping in irony.
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    The 5 speed manual was only offered on the FWD...

    The 5 speed manual was only offered on the FWD cars. The AWD non-Alltracks get the 6 speed. That's why I said Alltrack vs AWD wagon.

    But yeah, the torque is limited in the FWD manual cars.

    In...
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    I'm pretty sure there's no difference in the tune...

    I'm pretty sure there's no difference in the tune for the Altrack and the AWD Golf.

    I just learned that you could only get the base Golf with AWD in the US, in Canada all trims could be ordered...
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    All the 4-Motion Golfs have the 1.8T, only the...

    All the 4-Motion Golfs have the 1.8T, only the FWD models got the smaller motor.
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    Are the non Altrack AWD Golf wagons any cheaper? ...

    Are the non Altrack AWD Golf wagons any cheaper? Besides the small lift the only real difference is a few suspension and brake bits.

    That and you can't get the sweet brown seats.

    Might be...
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    It helps when your brother in law knows the...

    It helps when your brother in law knows the police officer....

    I've been fortunate that I've grown up with our family having a cottage on an acre Island that's in the middle of nowhere. I totally...
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    Oh yeah. Turboprop Beavers are a thing. I was...

    Oh yeah. Turboprop Beavers are a thing.

    I was pulled over by one last year.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211029/24e2a34a119e1d92486e0ef6431de088.jpg
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    https://youtu.be/t5kNHiGIKGQ Congrats! Feel...

    https://youtu.be/t5kNHiGIKGQ

    Congrats! Feel free to get used to saying "It's my island!"
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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...
  20. 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 add 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.
  30. 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.
  37. 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.
  42. Thread: 2021 PGA

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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
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    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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