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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.  

Tax Man

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  1. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    Disagree. Lots of athletics give you three shots, and this encourages them to go big every time.
  2. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    Now we know why the Americans got creamed - cats may be the only thing less likely to do what you want than rocks.
  3. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    Of course we have fluffy human interest pieces to fill the dead time. What the Canadian broadcasters do very well is cover the live events. Between the CBC mothership, and the multiple TSN / Sportnet channels, if there is live competition you can watch it and they show every athlete (not just the Canadians). At one point during the Vancouver games they co-opted the Outdoor Life Network, Multicultural channel and the Aboriginal People's Television Network to get enough feeds to cover everything and show about nine sports at the same time.
  4. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    It is as much a sport as sailing. Timing, balance, co-ordination to throw the rock. Knowledge and experience to read the ice an develop a strategy. Strength and fitness for sweeping. At a club level anyone with reasonable co-ordination can play and enjoy the game. The elite players are very fit professional athletes. Sweeping could be compared to grinding in a genoa - but for 20 seconds instead of 6, and then do it again in a minute. This team won the Sochi gold meda.
  5. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    You need 16 per sheet. They are owned by the club and used by all the players, you don't need to buy your own. They about $500 each, not too bad for something that will last 40 years with proper care and maintenance. You need to take care of and occasionally refurbish a piece of granite. If you actually want to try the game out, almost all the US clubs run open houses in olympic years.
  6. More Teachers Behaving Badly

    Got one here. http://torontosun.com/news/local-news/vaughn-teacher-accused-of-sex-with-student-made-learning-fun Scored really well on "ratemyteacher"
  7. A case against colored lines?

    If you are already down a rudder you could Samurai douse any stubborn halyard and it all gets bundled into the same claim.
  8. 2018 Winter Olympics!

    Sidorova was beaten, not banned. Too much time doing photo shoots instead of practicing? I have not heard of a PED ban in curling yet, but there have been a few for recreational chemicals.
  9. Explain Cricket

    Drink heavily, nod once in a while, and occasionally swear at the tv.
  10. NFL 2017

    Brady fan since Michigan. Go Pats.
  11. OH NO!!! Its Girl Scout Cookie Time Again!

    Completely different on this side of the border. Classic box is half chocolate / half vanilla. The only other choice is chocolate covered mint.
  12. OH NO!!! Its Girl Scout Cookie Time Again!

    Even better than the little marketer we had. When my wife said she only had a twenty, the girl said "no problem, I can give you five boxes".
  13. How close can the sails be? (i.e. the "slot")

    Two kites, one blooper, and a reef on the mizzen sail. What does the sail selection binder look like that has this as an option?
  14. It's too damn cold here.

    So cold here they found a lawyer with his hands in his own pockets.

    Georges Bank Winds Issued 10:00 AM AST 04 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday.Hurricane force wind warning in effect.Wind east 60 knots increasing to southwesterly 75 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 50 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 40 early Friday morning. Waves Issued 05:00 AM AST 04 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday.Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 early this morning and to 7 to 9 near noon. Seas building to 12 to 15 early this evening then subsiding to 7 to 9 late overnight and to 7 Friday afternoon.
  16. Random PicThread

    We can double that - Lancaster that flies over the race course in the summer.
  17. NFL 2017

    Caldwell gone. Won four games against teams with winning records in four years. I don't know if he was the problem, but after watching the second half of this season he clearly was not going to be the solution.
  18. Pictures of Home

    So much for "fresh not frozen".
  19. Help Deciphering Rig Data

    Might be gap measurements between the pin ends inside the turnbuckles. Grab the calipers and see if they are close.
  20. Percentages in other bases than ten

    Per cent is 1 out of 100. All numeric bases have 100 - it is the lowest number at the third power. In base 16 - popular for programming, 100 converts to 256 in base 10. Reasonably, 1% in base 16 is 1/256.
  21. Key West things to do?

    El Siboney - locals only Cuban food. Mel Fisher's if sunken treasure interests you. Schooners do sunset rum cruises.
  22. Slightly Obscure But Very Helpful

    Practice safety procedures when it is unpleasant. MOB drill and reefing practice in 6 might cover the registration checklist but it won't help you when you really need the knowledge.
  23. NFL 2017

    Saw that, wasn’t really surprised although 10 is their normal choice. Switched to the curling trials.
  24. NFL 2017

    Giants clean house. https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/12/04/new-york-giants-ben-mcadoo-jerry-reese-fired Apparently ownership did not approve publicly throwing Eli under the bus in favour of Geno.
  25. GPS

    GPS 76 if you can find one. More user friendly than the 78.