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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. thank you

    Fuck off, Noob. And show us your gf's tits!
  2. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    No they won't. Within 100 years there won't be a single piece bigger than your hand.
  3. Troubleshooting handheld vhf

    Swap antennas with a known good one and try that too.
  4. Astronomy Anarchy

    One definition is "video of snow blowing on a passing comet as stars and galaxies rotate into view".
  5. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    My money's on concrete.
  6. Astronomy Anarchy

    Mind-blowing 1 second "video" clip from the Rosetta probe while landing on the comet: I put video in quotes because the GIF was assembled from a number of stills.
  7. Hoyt Jib Boom

    Agreed. You've got the width with a cat, so just use a track and it should work great both upwind and down. I like the idea of the Hoyt on a monohull where it can be difficult to run a full width track and even if you can, it's still not wide enough for downwind work without a pole.
  8. Is this bad?

    I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry but in the end, it was tears of joy. Well done!
  9. Harken now make... sunscreen.

    I foresee a lot of fun prank phone calls to Harken tech support.
  10. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    My God. I watched the first few of his videos and couldn't take it anymore, even to the point of not even reading this thread. I just watched the above and can't believe my eyes. Question: How many ways can one person be wrong? Answer: all of them. Incredible. I guess the only silver lining is that there's only one person's life at risk should this thing ever see the water.
  11. Bavaria in administration

    Which is why the news is rife with reports of Bavarias sinking due to poor build quality. Oh, wait. I appreciate a quality build as much as the next guy but Bavaria got a lot of people out on the water, safely, in new or used boats who otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford it. That keeps marinas, component manufacturers, retailers, yards, and other marine businesses open for the rest of us. Like it or not, the Bavarias, Hunters, Beneteaus, Catalinas, and, yes MacGregors of the world do all of us who sail a big favor. Whether they realize it or not, The 1% owe 99% of what they have to The 99%.
  12. F@#%ing Mice in car anarchy.

    You got off easy.
  13. New White Brightside yellowing

    I wonder if they'll bleach to white now that they're exposed.
  14. Bavaria in administration

    Here's the breakdown of where the money goes as of 2016: Fully half goes to Social Security and Medicaid, which I and most people will benefit from after retirement so I consider about half of my taxes to be roughly equivalent to "forced savings". Note that with rising interest rates and our unending and largely debt-financed wars and other debt drivers like the recent tax cuts, the interest on the debt will be growing rapidly as a fraction of the budget going forward.
  15. A big project!

    The latest: Leo's just turned the corner from demolition to restoration. With his new keel timber staged and all the live oak needed for the project milled and on-site, my money's on completion. Hang in there, Leo!