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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1591672)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile Bill Walker
Mr. Ed and Francis the talking mule.

Cheers.


I have to be very careful in commenting on that show. My wife's middle name is Frances.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1591342)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill Walker
My local cable company has a fireplace channel, 24 7, complete with gentle crackling sounds. Looks good on a big screen TV.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1591340)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill Walker
Over here Chris pre-fab and manufactured can be slightly different. Pre-fab, as you say, arrives at the job site as flat panels, usually with wiring and plumbing at least partially installed. A manufactured house arrives as one or more 3D modules. They are often fully plumbed and wired, even painted and trimmed. Kind of like a mobile home without wheels.

The most common way of making detached houses in Canada these days is a mix of build on site and pre-fab. The walls arrive as a bundle of 2 by 4s and are assembled on site. The roof trusses and maybe main floor beams are factory assembled and shipped to the site.

Brick and mortar just can't compete on a cost basis with this type of construction. Yeah, I know a brick and mortar home will last a lot longer, but the average North American is only willing to pay for his house, not for the house that others (probably not related to him) will live in for a few centuries. In any case, even if a North American would live in the house for 50 or so years they will probably want to do a major rebuild or two along the way.

Good luck with this Vic.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1591139)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill Walker
Sten-Arne has rocked this one. His answer sends me over the moon.
5) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591138)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill Walker
I don't know why I bother to argue with you idiots, but here goes.

His passport application was under investigation because of his criminal background. WE feel a duty to our neighbours to keep these people at home, where we can watch them. This same background make it illegal for him to possess any weapons.

If you Yanks don't mind, we could change a few laws, hire a few buses, and clean up our street of petty criminals and nutbars.
6) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591049)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bill Walker
The shooter in Ottawa didn't have his passport revoked. He wasn't on any RCMP watch list. What he did have was a history of mental health issues, and a lengthy criminal record (all petty stuff). Maybe the real question is where does a guy like this get a gun?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590278)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bill Walker

Bill, did you ever catch Max Ferguson?

I remember that from many years ago.



Oh yeah. Loved it.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590143)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
For the aging Canucks out there:

Beachcombers
King of Kensington
Forest Rangers
This Hour Has Seven Days
And the voice of Foster Hewitt, "Hello, Canada, and hockey fans in the United States and Newfoundland."
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1589478)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
In the name of honesty, simplicity, and making things easier for people who's first language may not be English, I hereby propose that henceforth we refer to Celttooth's butt as:

CELTTOOTH'S BUTT
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just some Questions reguarding SETI@Home. (Message 1588755)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I know Spud1200 is a newbie and doesn't yet understand most of what makes Seti@home tick, but this would have been better posted in Number crunching. We get this time and time again. What is needed is a comprehensive starter pack for new crunchers which they could download, or start up a "Freshers" type thread over in NC.


I used http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_help_desk.php for this in my early days. It is still there.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588344)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
You have to have the gear to match the snow.

12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588007)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
"517 accidents reported". Isn't that just another day in Moscow?
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Thanks giving Day Canada! (Message 1586396)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Right back at you Celttooth. We have assembled as much of the family as could make it, and are about to attack a turkey.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585799)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
A hand drill.

Some people call this a bit and brace, but that is not correct. No gear in a bit and brace.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585601)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Does twisting this increase its diameter?
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585031)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Looks like it is for slicing something?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1584097)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
David and Chris, you have both missed the proper name of the Canadian version of fried potato I pictured. They are truly part of Canadian culture, just like

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1583071)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Two more kids and we'll have enough to make kinder nachos.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1583062)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
I was amazed at the number of North American fast food chains I found in the malls on a recent trip to Turkey. KFC, Pizza Hut, Arby's, etc.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1582810)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Hi:
I know what I call that stuff, but
I hesitate to talk about it as I
fear they may steal it away from us
like they did with zippers and basketball....


... and Justin Beiber.


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