Posts by j mercer


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1549221)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile j mercer
Some of the differences are delta vs. wye for transformers and services. Grounded wye vs. un-grounded delta vs. 4 wire grounded delta to name just a few. Most all utilities in the US rely on the power company's ground and will bond to it where ever possible. To get a good ground under substations we have buried copper grids with salt wells and rods every few feet.

120v down to 110v/240v down to 208v AC - 200Amp grounded wye service is very common for most all electric home of 1,200 sq ft and up. 2,000 sq ft - 300Amp service, 3,500 sq ft - 600Amp is typical.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1547855)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
Mostly jams and preserves these days. Favorite is u-pick high elevation red huckleberry preserves. Real simple. har!

3 pints red huckleberries
5 cups granulated sugar
2-1/2 tbsp key lime juice
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 ounces fruit pectin

Wash and crush huckleberries and place them, in a sauce pan.
Combine key lime juice with it and stir in pectin.
Bring it to a full boil on high flame, keep stirring.
Add butter and sugar to it and keep mixture at a full boil for one full minute, keep stirring.
Remove it from the fire and skim off any foam that has been formed.
Place it in the hot sterile jars and leave 1/2 inch free at the top of the jar when capping.
Process it in hot water bath for about 5 minutes.

Works with just about any fruit/berry of your liking.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1547745)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
If I can do it you sure can. A lot of work but worth it for the 'good stuff'. Sterilized, up to temp with sealed lids and you are good to go. And you get to get a whole bunch of neat kitchen gadgets and cool stuff and such. ;^)
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have a PC Problem that might get worse (Message 1538703)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile j mercer
On a positive note I got it on the opening of this thread. It is here to talk about Vic's journey with his hobby like so many of the other threads here. IMHO this is interesting like so many of the other threads here. (^8
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Vic! (Message 1537707)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile j mercer
and too many more... (^8
6) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1536922)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
Pay back is a medi-vac... wash... rinse... repeat...
7) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1536627)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
And this is why in my country you are innocent till proven guilty. Nice lynch mobbing folks. (^;
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How old is your wallet? (Message 1536613)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile j mercer
25+ years for my rubberized Velcro folder that stops the rain/sweat/dirt from getting in. Climbing wood poles and steel towers for a living I got into the habit of putting my wallet in my shirt pocket. I could never handle the bum bulge in my climbing gear. LOL!
9) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1536062)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile j mercer
BSoA taught a lot of us back in the day. And then a lot of us went on to qualified for sniper school in military basic training but turned it down. OOHRAH!

Hitting the target is the easy part it's the two days of sneaking up on your target that is taught in school.

And on another note all USMC personnel are combat trained from 0311 grunt to 6214 avionics mechanics to remington raiders and desk jockeys and cooks.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric (Message 1535326)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile j mercer
and too many more... (^8
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1535323)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile j mercer
That's good to hear though it can be disruptive. Most utilities will take advantage and joint trench especially with deep sewer stuff. Hopefully they are laying extra conduit for future goodies. I dream of fiber to the house some day. (^;
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1535103)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile j mercer
For what it is worth from a 45 year career in the utilities industry they have to leave it as good as or better than before they came through. If they do not go to your City/County/State Utilities Commission and complain. Sorry but anything less is a scam "period". (^8

On a side note this is why it is so cost prohibitive to underground some utilities. It can cost up to 100 times as to putting it in the air on poles. Sewer is the worst because of size and depth of the lines to get flow from the low lying areas.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have a PC Problem that might get worse (Message 1535056)
Posted 30 days ago by Profile j mercer
Great advice here but it is not in line with Vic's way. (^8

It's like hot rodding your used car. You work with what you have and what you know. Vic is hot rodding his used car his way. I can remember people that were walking inter-change experts. From experience they could tell that this Ford part bolts right up to Plymouth and increases your performance better than any Plymouth part for cheaper. Way to go Vic! (^8
14) Message boards : Politics : GOod GOodly MOogly.*** U.S. Embassy in Baghdad***Oh Heeba Habba GOoba Gabba (Message 1534596)
Posted 31 days ago by Profile j mercer
Jimmy Carter - United States Navy - Lieutenant - World War II at the United States Naval Academy Sea duty and stateside service 1946-1953 during the Korean War. (^;
15) Message boards : Politics : Political typology quiz (Message 1533786)
Posted 33 days ago by Profile j mercer
Your best fit is...
Steadfast Conservative
along with 12% of the public.

In reality I am not a Steadfast Conservative and or an adjective. I am a Libertarian. LOL!
16) Message boards : Politics : Political typology quiz (Message 1532906)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile j mercer
Your best fit is...
Steadfast Conservative
along with 12% of the public.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1532898)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile j mercer
Yep! the stove is still hot. Just like the last time and the time before that... and...
18) Message boards : Number crunching : 15yrs (Message 1532155)
Posted 36 days ago by Profile j mercer
Hmmm guess it is. Niffty (^;
19) Message boards : Number crunching : How close am I to the next badge? (Message 1528859)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile j mercer
Your user page.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=8363397
20) Message boards : Politics : Canada harboring child rapist.. (Message 1527346)
Posted 50 days ago by Profile j mercer
Rape and sexual assault are not always one on one. Two or more women and or just one women with a gun and or an adult woman over a smaller boy/teenager easily shifts the balance.

Some quick examples:

Women Accused Of Gang-Raping Man In Zimbabwe
http://www.care2.com/causes/women-accused-of-gang-raping-man-in-zimbabwe.html

Man 'gang-raped' by 3 women
http://www.femdomale.com/men-gang-rape.html

Trying to get back on topic. (^;
It is illegal in Florida for anyone over the age of 24 to have sex with someone 16 or younger, but in Canada the age of consent is 16, or 18 if the accused is in a position of authority.

Is this insane or what? 17 to 23 it is not rape but anyone 24 or older it is. That is an old fashion out of date "Blue Law". LOL!!


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