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    Not much of a joke, but loosely about MBAs on Wall Street (from the book given by a friend who interned on Wall St)
  2. Hockey teams tell those stories now. As I said, may they find peace.
  3. Fixed for the Canadian version (St John's Cathedral Boys School Manitoba,). Yes, those schools could be brutal. TBH, the doctors did revive one classmate after his heart froze for 1/2 an hour. 'Muscular Christianity' indeed. Good education for life if you survived. So, Prince Philip was part of that culture, which worked until it didn't. May he and his family find peace.
  4. Liked the screen grab in TOR's write up "Update: In honour of the passing of Prince Philip, we've found the screengrab below from the original movie of the 1973-74 Whitbread Round the World Race, with the Prince awarding the winning trophy to Ramón Carlin."
  5. Most of the TOR stuff is here https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/208648-how-about-a-the-ocean-race-thread/
  6. Heheh. I've learned to wander down to the local junk yards who were happy to let me practise taking apart some pieces before trying to remove them from my own vehicles. Come to think of it, that's where I picked up some some extra flasher relays, and some plastic parts and bulbs for the rear tail lights. Took a few tries to get it right, but sure came in handy when I got home (I think I heard some yards now charge just to get through the gates, so YMMV)
  7. stief

    Joke

    Love the puns. Only humour where the basic object of ridicule is language, or the punster. So, the politest form of humour. Anyway, Three-legged dog pushes into a dark Western saloon. Looks around at the the tense locals. "I'm looking for the man that shot my Paw."
  8. 98 GMC 2500-- 4 way flasher switch jiggled out of position triggers rapid flasher blinking. Toggling the switch usually gets signals back to normal. It's one of those pull-up/press down switches on the top of the steering column, so probably not like yours. IIRC, there are separate relays for the 2-way and 4-ways. Can be identified by their clicking sound, with ear awkwardly placed in the driver's footwell. I know, sounds wrong somehow, but thar she be.
  9. Gad--I didn't know. Thanks for that link. Miserable way to start the day. Checked, and looks like old Slashdotters (some 4-digit, but no 3-digit posters yet) are gearing up for the fight again. https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/04/01/1647259/sco-linux-fud-returns-from-the-dead#comments (For IP implications in Canada, Michael Geist is my go-to source. ) @Mid. Imagine SA with a Link Tax. That battle is still ongoing.
  10. Cheered for Google, because I followed the SCO-Linux case for years on Slashdot.
  11. Agree. More interesting content is found by trying to figure out why someone posts bizarre content, and why someone would accept it. E.g., Trump's tweets have been interesting. The higher the cost of taking them at face value, the more interesting the answer. (TBF, I used to find National Inquirer very interesting, and later, Fox News filled the gap) Hmmm.... time to update Godwin's law? First person to bring Trump into a thread loses?
  12. You liked it too? Just finished the sequel The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man. Not quite as entertaining as the first, but fun with both novels imagining Jonas Jonasson got his inspiration from a few posters on General Anarchy. Kept thinking: if Forrest Gump were an older Anarchist . . . aside: Enjoy. Google maps has a pic associated with your location. Doesn't look like NL to me https://www.google.com/maps/place/52°28'47.5"N+62°11'11.0"W/@53.0010672,-61.2032355,4z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNTLCsDI4JzQ3LjUiTiA2MsKwMTEnMTEuMCJX!3b1!8m2!3d52.4798694!4d-6
  13. stief

    Joke

    Visual joke: Walk into breakfast room Easter Sunday, look at around at the guests, nod, stretch arms wide, and say: 'What a way to spend Easter' Happy Easter, all.
  14. Well, well well. Kindred spirits here. Wife and I designed and built our first house (spent less than $1K on labour), planning that the lower 1/2 would pay for the boat, and the upper half pay the mortgage. Kids happened, and they ended up living in the lower 1/2 for many years. We never did charge them rent or room and board or stuff like that. But, there was money enough to feed the sailing habit, so the dream of making a life living and working off the boat stayed a dream, and sailing became a summer pastime. Lost a summer or two when we built my mother a retirement home, but then she surpr
  15. Did anyone succeed with the 'build and then rent the house to finance the boat' option?
  16. Crossing the line is hard to judge on SA, especially with posts from down under. I'll take your word for it, and expect Jack does too. 2020 marked a year so many lines were redefined, and not for the better in my old world view
  17. Well, I especially like your posts for the wit, self deprecation, and satire. IMHO, you're the best writer on SA. But . . . as with most satire, it's a quick laugh and little new content. Typically your posts are sharp enough that the object leaves the ring. Obviously, that didn't work with Jack, whose refusal to leave was quite entertaining. Honestly, I read the shitfights with interest wondering who was going to throw in the towel first So, hope you both continue to post. Horses for courses and all that.
  18. Hope so too. He's one of the few who really digs into the sources. Takes a while to learn how to read his posts and to filter for the underworld jargon, but usually worth the effort.
  19. Dedication of Fredrik Backman's “Anxious People." (Author of "A Man Called Ove") "This book is dedicated to the voices in my head, the most remarkable of my friends. And to my wife, who lives with us."
  20. Good find. Figured it was an April 1 post, but apparently not https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52576260-a-philosophy-of-madness Expected someone to post the Weedo link as a rare example of individual insanity.
  21. Why? 1. Frozen water 2. Locked out of soft water this winter. That said, SA (Ocean Racing) was a lifesaver this winter. 4 attempts of the Jules Verne Trophy, 4 months of Vendée Globe, and even the America's Cup kept me happily occupied through the winter. Radio? Only for road trips, and only when cell coverage made SA too slow to load. Otherwise--reading on the iPad beats TV and Radio. Several books per week when the forums were slow. Best non-sailing read this winter? The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  22. Apologies. GA Lesson learned. Forgot about the Weedo lesson
  23. Old news (2012), as noted several times above. Summary at "Air Force reveals the reasons behind the incident."
  24. Thanks for that. Hadn't read it before. Is this the original? https://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/93300-the-net-in-a-nutshell/
  25. Team size limiting, I guess. Weight advantage of sailing light air routes with four aboard means a max of 7 members (3 shore team). If a team wants to reserve 8 names, then they have to sail 5-up all legs Might free up some key players to negotiate signing with various teams?
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