Fah Kiew Tu

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    Tasmania, Australia
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    Boats, books and bulldozers

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    Rubbish. We've burned gigatonnes of fossil fuel. There's literally no way we can grow enough trees (phytoplankton, you name it) that'll make the slightest difference in say 100 years, that being the period when the consumption of fossil fuels really ramped up. And that's assuming that you can sequester the carbon fixed rather than it recycling. Which means stopping the respiration of forests, phytoplankton etc etc and laying down new coal beds, massive limestone formations et al. It's not possible. FKT
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    Lionheart Lost Cape Brett NZ?

    Not *quite* true. You can clear into Nelson, you just need a good enough excuse. Friends of mine did it not so long ago. Another friend has permission to clear into Bluff if he wants. FKT
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    Apple's Fight With the Feds

    I'm a bit surprised something like this hasn't happened a lot sooner. It's kind of obvious if you want to be really sure there's nothing to find. Might want to ensure the messages aren't buffered to any sort of mass storage device though - some form of RAM storage would be best with no buffering to any solid state device. FKT
  4. "If you want 50 of our nukes, you may well get them, but I doubt that you'll be pleased with the outcome - assuming the deep hole you find is deep enough to see the end result"....... FKT
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    Not on the geological time scale. Same end result. Shorter term, sure, I agree with you. My house timber was almost all cut from trees on this property. My boat fitout ditto and I have a lot of timber left over. But recovery of decent sawn lumber from a tree is maybe 40% of the original - at best. FKT
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    Best Anchor Drag Alarms

    So - you don't sail single-handed then? Or with only one other crew? Or do you day-sail only? Because sailing short-handed, nobody is going to meet your ideal after a couple of days. FKT
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    Betrayal-who's next?

    You do know what the USA-AUS trade balance is, don't you? Hard to see Trump *directly* making it worse. Indirectly, sure, if China takes a dump. FKT
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    Don't. Just don't. I wasted 10 minutes of my life explaining respiration - well, trying to explain it - to someone at a friend's BBQ, the point being that as far as CO2 emission went, there was no difference between burning the wood and "letting it rot naturally". Only to get told "Yes well you WOULD say that, wouldn't you!" My reply was "Of course I would - I have a science degree and you have your opinions pre-made for you on Fauxbook". No doubt a Greta acolyte nowadays. FKT
  9. No, not at all. When I lived in Tucson I used to visit the Pima Areospace Museum and the Titan missile silo a bit south. Really stunning, high quality engineering. I find it sad and very puzzling that they can't bring themselves to convert fully & whole-heartedly to the SI system. Do they really think that the rest of the planet are going to have an epiphany, realise that the USE was correct all along to hold out, and revert? Got a nice metric-sized bridge to sell if so. FKT
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    Australian Sailing

    Ouch..... Oh well, it's a lovely morning, time to get off the net and head to the boat. Hope being in the office is nice for you all today. FKT
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    Plus, if you give them lots of praise and public credit, they work even harder and you get to surf the net all day..... FKT
  12. On another forum I haunt, there was a poster who seriously asked if it'd be OK if he milled inch threaded bolt heads to metric sizes and that would comply with the tender spec for metric sized fasteners. It was a USA company doing the asking. FKT
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    Serial Killers video

    I haven't trusted the USA to behave sensibly since 9/11. The reaction was focused just about anywhere except where it should have been (Saudi Arabia and their deeply hostile Wahhabist sect of nutcases). Then the Patriot Act basically gutting a lot of protections, followed by 'extraordinary rendition' AKA kidnapping & torture in secret prisons. Trump is an erratic, senile buffoon without any clue how to behave but I doubt he'll do as much damage as Bush the Lesser managed. Most of the stuff he's in the shit for is petty, puerile corruption. I sincerely hope he gets booted from office in the next election but, sadly, I think this unlikely. Meanwhile we'll just have to treat him like a senile rogue elephant until someone can move him into a protected space. Prison or secure accommodation for the senile, I don't really care. Still waiting for the Democrats to present a credible candidate, though. Warren seems to be the best on offer to me but what do I know. FKT
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I rather think that a large number of posters on this web site failed or were never instructed in toilet etiquette. Judging by the trails they leave.... Wonder if Panoramix ever worked out why I don't kick my toes on any of the hardware he listed. Probably not. FKT
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    Australian Sailing

    They forgot to mention the sand flies, mosquitoes, crocodiles and dugongs draped in sarongs that infest the cafes while waiting for the Cenerelink office to open..... FKT