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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1599957)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Angela, we had a cinnamon raccoon in our back yard last year, a young one. Like you, I had to Google it to convince myself it really was a raccoon. Only saw it the once, which may not mean anything since our raccoons appear to only come out at night, and stay away from man made lights. We might see 2 or 3 a year.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Who farted??? (Message 1598730)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
You have my full permission Celttooth.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1597007)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Old computer core memory?
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #58 (Message 1596719)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Practicing for the newest Olympic sport: the bicycle toss.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1594718)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Setting the end angle when sharpening a drill bit?
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1594677)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Used to set the angle when sharpening a cutting edge.

OK, we are getting close. A cutting edge on what kind of tool.


Something big and beefy, not a kitchen knife. For sharpening/forming metal cutting tools?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you're snakesd and you know it clap yuor hands. (Message 1594676)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Clap. Clap. Clap.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1594641)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Used to set the angle when sharpening a cutting edge.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1593229)
Posted 28 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2014 MLB World Series (Message 1593220)
Posted 28 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
I see all the American teams playing. When does the rest of the world get to play?
31) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1593219)
Posted 28 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
Newfoundland was a direct British colony until 1949. There were no Canadian troops in the Gallipoli campaign.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1592928)
Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
The original Weiner-mobile is on display at the Henry Ford Museum just outside of Detroit. This is a place where many of us techies regularly go to worship. I understand they have already placed a bid on Celttooth's butt.
33) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1592925)
Posted 27 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
The Newfoundland Regiment lost 30 men to enemy action and 10 men to disease at Gallipoli, out of a total strength of 1,076. They were one of the first units in, and one of the last units out.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1592258)
Posted 26 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
Pasta cutter?
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1591672)
Posted 25 Oct 2014 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.
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1591342)
Posted 24 Oct 2014 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.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1591340)
Posted 24 Oct 2014 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.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1591139)
Posted 24 Oct 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
Sten-Arne has rocked this one. His answer sends me over the moon.
39) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591138)
Posted 24 Oct 2014 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.
40) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1591049)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 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?


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