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3 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

 

You could always make one of these :lol: 

 

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I definitely have all the required components.... And it's not like there are no examples of tanks anywhere nearby.....a quick count shows 35 in various scales and levels of assembly......(but I can stop printing more any time I want:poke:)

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6 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

 

You could always make one of these :lol: 

 

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Just beware the Land Mines:

 

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Of course, the fact that they are orange and on top of the floor makes them a lot easier to spot.

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17 minutes ago, Kuroneko said:

 

You could always make one of these :lol: 

 

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Yeah, but is it wise to give M.E.O.W. such weapons? I mean their hand to hand is bad enough.

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I didn’t realize how fortunate we are. Our city collects recycling from the curbside the same as regular trash collection, except every two weeks instead of every week. And we have a big, trash-bin-sized blue bins to put it in. And they’re pretty decent about taking big piles of flattened cardboard boxes if we have more than will fit in the bin. And it’s still going on despite the pandemic lockdown. I stuck my head out to wave and yell Thanks last time the truck came by.

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Where I live, we used to have a blue bin, but it kept being filled with garbage, and the condo board didn't want to pay for it, so that went poof...  So yeah, any recycling is drop off at a depot, which isn't exactly easy to pull off when there isn't one nearby AND you tend to travel on foot when you aren't working.

 

On the flipside, we still have garbage collection, but still - I want to take my bottles in since the dining room is probably being the next area getting the "well, I'm off for a week, let's re-organize it all" treatment on the next week off..

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21 minutes ago, Pingo said:

I didn’t realize how fortunate we are. Our city collects recycling from the curbside the same as regular trash collection, except every two weeks instead of every week. And we have a big, trash-bin-sized blue bins to put it in. And they’re pretty decent about taking big piles of flattened cardboard boxes if we have more than will fit in the bin. And it’s still going on despite the pandemic lockdown. I stuck my head out to wave and yell Thanks last time the truck came by.

Our Waste Management company is still running and picking up trash and recyclables.  The problem with that is if you put your bottles and cans in the general recycling you lose out on the 5 cent deposit per bottle can.  I've got about $20 kicking around in cans right now.  I just bagged them all up and put them in the shed. 

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Finally!  airbnb updated their pandemic cancellation policy and extended the end date to June 15th.  We've been waiting around a month for that to happen, since they cancelled the Montreal GP before Easter. Otherwise we would have needed to go through a whole process to try to cancel and get our deposit back (even with the event cancelled and the city currently in lock down).

 

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13 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Our Waste Management company is still running and picking up trash and recyclables.  The problem with that is if you put your bottles and cans in the general recycling you lose out on the 5 cent deposit per bottle can.  I've got about $20 kicking around in cans right now.  I just bagged them all up and put them in the shed. 

 

We got forced to pay $800/year for recycling service last year. They're still picking up on their normal schedule. They complain a lot that people are throwing the wrong things in the recycle bins. If what I here is true they just haul it to the nearest city dump (150 km from here) and throw it in there. No actual recycling happening from the small towns. Don't know if that's true or not but it upsets a lot of people especially as we have no choice but pay for it. When we had free to use dumpsters everybody was happy to sort their trash and recycle.

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It’s been a slow day.  I ended up with exotic flours last weekend, so my whole wheat sourdough bread is half spelt today, and seems to be a little reluctant to rise.  We’ll see... At least I repainted a ruined tower scenery piece.

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54 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Our Waste Management company is still running and picking up trash and recyclables.  The problem with that is if you put your bottles and cans in the general recycling you lose out on the 5 cent deposit per bottle can.  I've got about $20 kicking around in cans right now.  I just bagged them all up and put them in the shed. 

Where I live they never passed a Bottle Bill so we do not pay deposits nor get returns for turning them in.

 

Before the city started to recycle, we had to pay a private company to cart away our recycling.

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6 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:

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It’s been a slow day.  I ended up with exotic flours last weekend, so my whole wheat sourdough bread is half spelt today, and seems to be a little reluctant to rise.  We’ll see... At least I repainted a ruined tower scenery piece.

 

I grew spelt for a couple years and saved a 5 gallon pail of it to make into flour. Reading the propaganda a person will live forever if they eat spelt. Reading the recipes it's hard to get anything decent without using a lot of normal flour in the mix. Still haven't tried any myself. Was always going to borrow a small mill from one of the people who has one to make some flour but never do.

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32 minutes ago, Rob Dean said:

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It’s been a slow day.  I ended up with exotic flours last weekend, so my whole wheat sourdough bread is half spelt today, and seems to be a little reluctant to rise.  We’ll see... At least I repainted a ruined tower scenery piece.

 

Whole wheat and spelt, yeah that will be very reluctant to rise as both of those flours have larger particles and less available gluten to hold them together. Especially if you are used to white flour breads it will be much denser and take longer to rise. Delicious, in its own way. 

 

Breads using such flours also take longer to knead to get the gluten strands to develop. This is because the particles in whole grain flours are sharp and cut the gluten strands while you are working them. 

 

Your bread sounds amazing by the way. I should really make some of my own. 

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11 hours ago, TGP said:

 

I don’t think I do....  ....why do you think this?

 

j/k ?

Nope, not joking. ::):

 

Not a particularly good compass - and, again, most people have learned not to pay attention to it.

 

But a pigeon, with that same deposit in its beak, can find the same tree, cliff, or building, year after year.

 

It is atavistic, still there because, while don't use it, there was no reason to get rid of it, either. Unused, it in no way affects our chances of survival, so does not get bred out of the species.

 

The Auld Grump

2 hours ago, Kuroneko said:

 

You could always make one of these :lol: 

 

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How long until someone builds a kitty Leman Russ? ::P:

 

The Auld Grump

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10 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:
11 hours ago, TGP said:

 

I don’t think I do....  ....why do you think this?

 

j/k ?

Nope, not joking. ::):

 

Not a particularly good compass - and, again, most people have learned not to pay attention to it.

 

But a pigeon, with that same deposit in its beak, can find the same tree, cliff, or building, year after year.

 

It is atavistic, still there because, while don't use it, there was no reason to get rid of it, either. Unused, it in no way affects our chances of survival, so does not get bred out of the species.

 

The Auld Grump

 

There's the magnetite in your ethmoid bone (ur nose). There's also your ability to see blue light.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptochrome

 

There's evidence that blue cones are involved in magnetoreception in birds. You also have blue cones, the same blue cones.

 

Edit because lol I posted the same magnetite source as Grump did ::P:

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