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Why don't Canadians know what a meter is?
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Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o
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Warren wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 17:35 Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o
This was my concern as well
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Highway wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 11:19 As of 8 PM tonight, Maryland will be under a Stay-at-Home order. Supposed to stay at home unless going out for "work, food, or other fundamental reason", which seems vague enough that it couldn't withstand too much of a challenge in court, but I supposed that's not really the point. I don't know if there will be much in the way of enforcement either, but I'm not planning to test it.

Virginia announced about the same thing this afternoon (on purpose)

Practically, I didn’t see much difference to what had already been the recommended course of action, and also, I don’t expect as a forty something white guy who dresses shabbily but not homelessly to in any way get hassled if I’m just going along minding my own business.

My wife said that a couple of the local craft stores she shops at, today went from ‘you can drive up we will put stuff in your car’ to ‘mail order only’.

All the various construction projects and beginning of season lawn and landscaping services around the neighborhood still seem to be proceeding as normal.
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FWIW, Alton Brown said the only thing white vinegar is good for is as a cleaning agent.
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That's mostly what I use it for. Once in awhile to add a touch of sourness without flavor, the way apple cider vinegar has.

ETA: And for making fake buttermilk, when needed in recipes.
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Kolohe wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 22:26 FWIW, Alton Brown said the only thing white vinegar is good for is as a cleaning agent.
I use to think that. But I've found white vinegar to be my preference in pickling brine.
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White wine vinegar and rice vinegar are the two preferred neutral or lightly flavored cooking vinegars.

I use rice vinegar for quick pickles.
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I make up a half gallon of brine and pickle pints of whatnots for a year or more. Usually carrots or chili peppers. Rarely cucumbers.

I've re-used chili brine to infuse heat into hard boiled eggs that I then made deviled eggs out of.
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I like fennel, onion and cuke strips quick pickled with chili brine. Use rice vinegar for that.
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Warren wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 17:35 Why don't Canadians know what a meter is?
WAIT
Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o
An ice hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in ice hockey to shoot, pass, and carry the puck across the ice. Ice hockey sticks are approximately 150–200 cm long...
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey_stick)

150 - 200 cm = 4.92 - 6.56 ft

So six feet is fairly normal, I guess? (True that that is only very roughly two meters, though.)
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Or, 200 cm = 2 m

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JD wrote: 31 Mar 2020, 11:48
Warren wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 17:35 Why don't Canadians know what a meter is?
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Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o
An ice hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in ice hockey to shoot, pass, and carry the puck across the ice. Ice hockey sticks are approximately 150–200 cm long...
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey_stick)

150 - 200 cm = 4.92 - 6.56 ft

So six feet is fairly normal, I guess? (True that that is only very roughly two meters, though.)
Wikipedia wrote:Zdeno Chára, the NHL's tallest player ever at 2.06 meters, has a special exemption to use a 67-inch (170 cm) shafted stick.
It seems that the NHL limits stick length to 160cm. So I'm thinking, they make 2m sticks which are then cut to length by the consumer.
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Shem wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 15:03
JD wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 14:42 Mainiacs don't fuck around.
A group of armed vigilantes cut down a tree and dragged it across a man’s driveway in Maine to force him to quarantine in his home amid fears he could be infected with the coronavirus, officials said.

A man residing on Cripple Creek Road in Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, called authorities around 3:35 p.m. Friday to report a group of people with guns had cut down a large tree and dragged it in front of his driveway, blocking access to the main road.
Now that's some Olde Tyme social sanctioning.
Vinalhaven is the kind of place where they speak a hyper local dialect that makes it hard to order breakfast if you grew up anywhere on the mainland. It's basically the island from 'Storm of the Century'.
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Dangerman wrote: 31 Mar 2020, 12:24 Vinalhaven is the kind of place where they speak a hyper local dialect that makes it hard to order breakfast if you grew up anywhere on the mainland. It's basically the island from 'Storm of the Century'.
Oddly enough, I was aware of Vinalhaven only because as a kid I read John Bellairs' book The Spell of the Sorceror's Skull, in which Vinalhaven features.
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There's also Northhaven, which an outside observer might think is part of the same island, but I wouldn't say that in front of any locals.
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Warren wrote: 31 Mar 2020, 12:21
JD wrote: 31 Mar 2020, 11:48
Warren wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 17:35 Why don't Canadians know what a meter is?
WAIT
Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o
An ice hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in ice hockey to shoot, pass, and carry the puck across the ice. Ice hockey sticks are approximately 150–200 cm long...
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hockey_stick)

150 - 200 cm = 4.92 - 6.56 ft

So six feet is fairly normal, I guess? (True that that is only very roughly two meters, though.)
Wikipedia wrote:Zdeno Chára, the NHL's tallest player ever at 2.06 meters, has a special exemption to use a 67-inch (170 cm) shafted stick.
It seems that the NHL limits stick length to 160cm. So I'm thinking, they make 2m sticks which are then cut to length by the consumer.
*sigh* You people are all forgetting to add the length of the player's arm as he attempts to decapitate you with his stick.
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Dangerman wrote: 31 Mar 2020, 12:24
Shem wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 15:03
JD wrote: 30 Mar 2020, 14:42 Mainiacs don't fuck around.
A group of armed vigilantes cut down a tree and dragged it across a man’s driveway in Maine to force him to quarantine in his home amid fears he could be infected with the coronavirus, officials said.

A man residing on Cripple Creek Road in Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, called authorities around 3:35 p.m. Friday to report a group of people with guns had cut down a large tree and dragged it in front of his driveway, blocking access to the main road.
Now that's some Olde Tyme social sanctioning.
Vinalhaven is the kind of place where they speak a hyper local dialect that makes it hard to order breakfast if you grew up anywhere on the mainland. It's basically the island from 'Storm of the Century'.
So they're the dumbasses who let Wings guy bully into not killing Stephen Miller.
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I'm guessing the supply chain for most things has sorted itself out. That computer my wife ordered yesterday that was guaranteed by Friday arrived this morning.

Sooner or later, the poor bastards who are shipping and trucking and unloading and shelving all our necessities, broadly construed, will start dropping like flies, but demand around here for toilet paper has dropped faster than gas prices.
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I thought during the apocalypse I would be counting ammo rounds instead of toilet paper rolls.
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When the current crop of minor children comes of age, their generation will have far higher rates of OCD/germophobic tendencies than any of their parents or grandparents did.
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Jennifer wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 14:32 When the current crop of minor children comes of age, their generation will have far higher rates of OCD/germophobic tendencies than any of their parents or grandparents did.
That's not how OCD works.
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Twba wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 12:22 I thought during the apocalypse I would be counting ammo rounds instead of toilet paper rolls.
Dont worry. You'll be using hockey pads and a football helmet for armor as you mount your mechanical steed to scour the wastelands in search of gasoline soon enough.
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 16:03
Twba wrote: 01 Apr 2020, 12:22 I thought during the apocalypse I would be counting ammo rounds instead of toilet paper rolls.
Dont worry. You'll be using hockey pads and a football helmet for armor as you mount your mechanical steed to scour the wastelands in search of gasoline soon enough.
Ugh. I'll pass. Go ahead and just take my shit.
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