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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590278)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Bill Walker

Bill, did you ever catch Max Ferguson?

I remember that from many years ago.



Oh yeah. Loved it.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590143)
Posted 23 hours 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."
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1589478)
Posted 2 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
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just some Questions reguarding SETI@Home. (Message 1588755)
Posted 4 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.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588344)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
You have to have the gear to match the snow.

6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1588007)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
"517 accidents reported". Isn't that just another day in Moscow?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Thanks giving Day Canada! (Message 1586396)
Posted 9 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.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585799)
Posted 10 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.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585601)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Does twisting this increase its diameter?
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1585031)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Looks like it is for slicing something?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1584097)
Posted 13 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

12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1583071)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Two more kids and we'll have enough to make kinder nachos.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1583062)
Posted 15 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.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1582810)
Posted 16 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.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1582805)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Angela, "charm" is one word for it.

Your recipe reminded me of my grandfather's recipe for blending corn syrup and peanut butter. You start with some of each on the plate, mix it to the perfect consistency, then add more syrup, or more p.b., as required to use up the left overs. You continue this until my grandmother tells you to get the hell out of her kitchen.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1582804)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Celttooth, the poor Yanks don't have any kind of decent uqhuq (outside of Alaska). Even though its health benefits have been scientifically proven, over and over. Tough, eh?
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Favorite candy bars (Message 1582802)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
All right then Chris, what do you call this?

18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1582359)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
CN owns the Algoma Central now, and runs the Canyon tour train, but the other passenger services on the line are still run by Algoma. The train that goes all the way to Herst and back still does whistle stops, and there are many resorts and cabins along the line only accessible by rail. If you give them 24 hours notice, they will drop or pick up you and your gear (boat, snowmobile or whatever) just about anywhere on the line.

19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1582334)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Just finishing up our annual trip to see the fall colours, this year it included a one day rail trip. The Agawa Canyon excursion is run by the CN, on the old Algoma Central line north of Sault St. Marie, Ontario. The CN bought a new (to them) set of Electromotive F40s and rail cars a few years ago just for this seasonal run.

The train leaves the Soo very early. Our hotel was just across the road from the station, so it wasn't too much of a hardship.


The cars were in pretty good shape. I'm used to riding historical trains, and a lot of times "historical" means "in rough shape". Not these.




Typical scenery on the 4 hour ride to the Agawa Canyon.


Heading north the train had two locos at the front, and one at the rear. No facilities to turn trains or engines at the Canyon, so the two front ones were run around and added to the third on the south end for the trip home.


All set for the run back to the Soo.


I'll add some scenery shots to the Scenery thread in a bit.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scenery (Message 1582203)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Bernie, that water tower looks like it is leaning a bit...


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