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  1. 2 hours ago, RImike said:

    Just curious, but are you in Terryville CT? There is a loose Beefalo that has been on the loose there living in the woods since at least September. For enquiring minds, here is the link to an article on how it got loose: https://www.fox61.com/article/life/animals/buddy-the-terryville-beefalo-still-at-large/520-a2f9a5e6-c7cd-40d9-a9bc-b342f27509d3 

    It's a long walk from CT to CA, but I guess he had nothing else to do. And it's a lot warmer out at Dorado's house.

  2. I'm shopping now for my first ever trail camera, looking for advice.

    The environment it will be used in will be cold, sometimes really cold. I imagine battery performance will be an issue, especially with rechargeables. 

    I'm looking for basic, certainly nothing linked to a phone or anything like that. 

    Budgeting less then 200.

    Security isn't an issue.

    What should I look at, what should I avoid.

    Oh and my target is a large herd of elk that primarily moves around at night, frustrating the hell out of me. Might as well get some photos if I don't drop one this year.


  3. 28 minutes ago, Blue Crab said:

    That sounds good for the older age group ... but too many stories around with younger folk, even if not killed, severely affected. Regardless how small your group of pals may be ... the virus will show up eventually. Probably not directly. The time between being exposed and aware is the snake in the woodpile. Most folks I know have given up with this argument on non-believers. They cannot be reached and it's apparently not IQ related. 

    The same can be said for countless other disease processes.

    A quick look finds 1,800 children die every year from cancer, so far this year about 100 children have died from covid.

    And just to be clear I'm not diminishing the effect covid is having on peoples lives. It's real

  4. 34 minutes ago, Windward said:

    How does this happen?  (I know next to nothing about planes, except from being a passenger)

    Seems the tower would just say "no, you cannot land here"   

    Did the pilot identify as a Cesna?  

    What stops planes from landing at an airport that they cannot take off from?  

    "Gee Leroy, how long is that runway?  Well Alex, the book says xyz feet, we should be good...  Right-o!"  Thump... Crack.

    The tower is not manned all the time.

  5. 30 minutes ago, Fisher said:

    Nothing new. Hitting soft targets in the high country for maximum exposure started with the Two Elks arson. Seems Earth First! left a calling card at the Black Hills Energy operated locations in Pitkin County. 

    In the recent edition of Condé Nast Traveller magazine (my wife got a free sub, what a waste of paper), the Senior VP of sustainability at Aspen Ski Co has stated they are in a “major fight” with the fossil fuels industry. I guess that the recent disruption of gas service to the town of Aspen is consistent with Aspen Ski CO’s message that they are openly hostile to the industry. Any harm to the town of Aspen is just collateral damage when hypocritical rhetoric is thrown around so easily.

    Agree nothing new, Two Elks was definitely ELF. But anybody could scribble anything on a vandalized site. It just seems to be ratcheting up with the Nashville bomb and the white supremacists wanting to take down electrical grids.

    And you have to wonder about the "major fight" with the fossil fuel industry. Kind of hypocritical to have an airport full of private jets bringing your target audience in.


    Side story, several years ago I was sitting at the kitchen table when the roar of a larger then usual jet leaving our small airport got my attention, then a private 737 flew by. Big story here in town. Turns out the pilot was able to drop off the owner and guests but there was no place to park the jet. So the pilot flew it over the mountain and parked it here. He got in a world of shit for it as the 737 was way over the weight limit of the air field.

  6. From scratch baked macaroni and cheese is a joy, although a little messy and time consuming to build.  Last night I made two cheese (gruyere and sharp cheddar) and left Xmas over ham, the bechemal was 2 parts half/half and 1 part whole milk. Something like 700 calories per serving, not for the faint of heart. Pan roasted brussels sprouts on the side. Possibly the best mac and cheese I've ever made.

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  7. The people who did this probably thought they were really sticking it to the rich guy. Unfortunately the people most affected are the working class residents. A small percentage will hop on their jet and head to Scottsdale, telling the caretaker to call when it's back to normal.

  8. 25 minutes ago, Rum Runner said:

    I know there are some car clubs near Denver that do ice time trials. Not too far west of Denver. Much depends on the weather.

    Georgetown. Nothing better to do in that gawd forsaken town.


    45 minutes ago, Dorado said:

    Wtf is with all this humbuggery ?

    Sounds like fun to me. Hamster, May, and Clarkson do this all the time. 

    I agree, it's fun. Used to take my moms mercury station wagon land yacht to the mall parking lot.


    Of course all the naysayers would consider it cool if it was a chained up F1 car. (skip the first 2:15 or so)


    Or Ken Block


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  9. Am I the only person left that still uses a flip phone?

    Anyway I need to scan a qr code, obviously not with my flip but I do have a samsung tablet that should do the job. I just can't figure out how.

    Yes I did google it and followed the directions, no joy. The group of people that sent the code are incredibly busy right now, they don't need to deal my frivolous problems.

    Help out this neanderthal please.

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