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    Bridge Collapse in Pittsburgh

    Scary and a close call! I haven't been to Pittsburgh since 1970. Can't remember if I crossed that bridge.
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    New Bridge Day: Wilkinson Compensated

    Unbeatable price!
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    New Bridge Day: Wilkinson Compensated

    Are the saddles left-handed or does one flip them to make them left-handed?
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    What's your hometown's claim to fame

    Lol. In a half dozen languages, the pamphlets said that they were bottom trawling in the area of the transatlantic telephone cable. I fished offshore, on and off, from 1974 to 1980 on 125'-150' steel trawlers. The bottom trawls (nets) we used were up to 120' wide at the mouth. They pretty much...
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    Hei from windy Baltic Sea

    Welcome from Alberta, Canada. Thunder Bay, Ontario has many Fins. I spent a year there 32 years ago on a pulp/paper mills project. I was a welder and worked with lots of Finns. The new paper-making machine was from Finland as were the technicians.
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    Free heat

    Gets the humidity up in bone-dry Kelowna as well!
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    Anyone learn a second language as an adult?

    Spanish is the way to go. I can get by in French and read well. A month in France speaking/hearing only French would make me really proficient. I took German in first year university in 1971. Waste of time and money. I was in Germany in 2015. I would politely ask, in German, for directions...
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    What's your hometown's claim to fame

    Interesting. In the sixties, on a starlit night, we could see those high-altitude lights moving across the sky. By this time, many transatlantic flights did not have to land at Gander for refueling. Other than on commercial flights, the highest I've been is in a DC3. I was an air cadet in the...
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    O Canada . Who’s your favorite Canadian band/performer?

    Over 800 pages and a fun read for sure! He had quite a life!
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    O Canada . Who’s your favorite Canadian band/performer?

    His son, Taw Connors, is keeping his father's songs alive. He does a one-man show, singing his father's songs, at small venues and summer fairs. He was out here in Alberta a couple of years ago but I wasn't aware of him at that time. When he comes out west again, I'll be catching his show. You...
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    O Canada . Who’s your favorite Canadian band/performer?

    Still Stompin' Tom Connors for me.
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    Home rig: monitors instead of headphones

    I have Yamaha HS5 monitors and Audio-Technica headphones. As TokyoPortrait said above, they consistently get good reviews.
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    Free heat

    I put up a clothesline in the basement for the wife to use in winter. It cuts down on the electricity bill (electric dryer) and gives us much-needed humidity in winter. By the way, my wife's great-grandfather was from Dundee, Scotland. He served in the North-West Mounted Police (now known as the...
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    Free heat

    I'll fire up the dehumidifier in the spring. The humidity builds up then and into the early summer. I'm in southeast Alberta, an hour northwest of Medicine hat and a couple of hours southeast of Calgary. It's bone dry here in winter and the humidity is below 40% on the main floor of our...
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    Free heat

    Great idea. Just needs a lint filtration device. We have an electric dryer in our basement and we've had -35C/-35F temps this winter. Our forced-air furnace runs on natural gas.
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    New Tele for me. MIJ Fernandes.

    Beauty! I'm always checking out Kijiji up here for one of these but no luck so far.
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    Recommendations for simple guitar interface for MacBook Air.

    I have a MacBook Air. I'm using a now-discontinued 10 year-old Steinberg Cl1. If and when I upgrade, I will be going to a newer Steinberg interface. I've never had an issue with the Cl1. I'm a wannabee songwriter. Here's a demo I recorded using the Steinberg Cl1. You can hear it on Soundclick...
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    Meatloaf went all the way last night, paradise, no dashboard light...

    I bought the cassette when the album came out in 1977 (?).
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    Happy 76, Dolly Parton

    Awesome!
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    Happy 76, Dolly Parton

    Growing up in Newfoundland in the sixties, Dolly's records could be found on every jukebox in every outport (coastal village) that had electricity. She was hugely popular!
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    What's your hometown's claim to fame

    Gander, Newfoundland (& Labrador) - Crossroads of the World It didn't exist until 1936. Google for more info.
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    Almost end of the season (Great Lakes Shipping)

    Ouch! I should have proofread that! He was 42 when he entered Canada in December of 1920.
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    Almost end of the season (Great Lakes Shipping)

    Thanks for posting. Newfoundlanders have a long history of working on the Great Lakes ships. I have a photocopy of my paternal grandfather's paperwork when he entered Canada at North Sydney, Nova Scotia in December of 1920 on his way to work on the Great Lakes as a deckhand. Previously...




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