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Forum: Boating 06-21-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By DickR
The launch spot at the Long Island beach is at...

The launch spot at the Long Island beach is at the end of the beach farthest from the bridge, just as the road turns uphill, and faces SE. During the summer, there is a dock to help with loading...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By DickR
So did I, but only after the first read! I...

So did I, but only after the first read! I couldn't resist.:laugh:
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By DickR
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 05-23-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,263
Posted By DickR
While times of peak usage will see annoyingly...

While times of peak usage will see annoyingly long backups of vehicles waiting to unload, only four at a time are allowed up at the unload zone, spaced well apart. At any particular time, half of...
Forum: Boating 05-14-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,766
Posted By DickR
Any language evolves with sustained and...

Any language evolves with sustained and widespread use of what's nonstandard. What now is unacceptable later becomes acceptable. Some of the changes come by way of insistence on "political...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 04-28-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,129
Posted By DickR
I got a letter from the treasury today, saying we...

I got a letter from the treasury today, saying we are getting the $2400 by direct deposit, and we didn't have to do anything at all beforehand. We are retired and on SS. I filed my return back in...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-01-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By DickR
Some years ago I had a pair of rubber...

Some years ago I had a pair of rubber chest-highs, with stiff-soled boot, for use when putting the dock in the water or taking it out in November. Apparently the point where the thinner leg rubber...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 03-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 17,497
Posted By DickR
All of you would have been safe if there had been...

All of you would have been safe if there had been only 10. As soon as you added the 11th, all were doomed. You probably should have had two at a time sit outside, six feet apart, with someone inside...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 03-17-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 17,413
Posted By DickR
Hannaford Meredith mid-afternoon today had some...

Hannaford Meredith mid-afternoon today had some shoppers, but neither a lot nor very few. Yesterday a sign by the muffins said that for now you couldn't pick your own from the trays behind the glass...
Forum: Outdoor Recreation 03-15-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,927
Posted By DickR
Is ski season ending?

Late today, I found on the websites for Loon Mountain, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf an announcement that after today they are suspending all resort operations until further notice.

As of 3:50pm,...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 03-13-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 29,245
Posted By DickR
Talking Yes, you are correct, but any good teacher will...

Yes, you are correct, but any good teacher will subtract a few points for not showing the work. So, for the rest out there:

5/8 went for blue, leaving 3/8 for something else. 5/9 of that 3/8 went...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,954
Posted By DickR
In the first pic, where would that be? I'm trying...

In the first pic, where would that be? I'm trying to imagine what port would have had a stone pier back then.
Forum: General Discussion 01-13-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 42,505
Posted By DickR
Late this afternoon, the dog and I saw what...

Late this afternoon, the dog and I saw what appear to be two ice shacks out on the ice in the Long Island-Sandy Isl - Cow Isl triangle.
Forum: Marketplace 01-03-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By DickR
Belknap House didn't need another TV. No other...

Belknap House didn't need another TV. No other ready possibilities, so it (and $18) went to the dump today.
Forum: Marketplace 12-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By DickR
Free 31" TV (CRT)

Older (CRT/tube type) Panasonic 31" color TV in good working order. 30" wide, 27" tall, 22" maximum depth. Inappropriate for room now in, being replaced. Moultonborough.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 12-26-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,126
Posted By DickR
Since she's local, I gave in and clicked the...

Since she's local, I gave in and clicked the link. As I browsed through the pictures of her cakes, I couldn't help but wonder how one would dare cut into one of them. Wouldn't that be like using the...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,050
Posted By DickR
On that screen shot copied from that other thread...

On that screen shot copied from that other thread into post #8 here, note that the distance 19.50 is in KM (kilometers, the way the rest of the world does distance). That converts to 12.1 miles...
Forum: Site Support Forum 11-12-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,447
Posted By DickR
I finally gave in last winter and replaced a 1G...

I finally gave in last winter and replaced a 1G RAM XP desktop with an 8G RAM Win 10 one. I had a Fortran compiler on the old PC, but I knew that some old installation CDs built back in the days of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-05-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,828
Posted By DickR
Ultimately I bought four six-packs of 1/4" orange...

Ultimately I bought four six-packs of 1/4" orange rods w/reflective tape for $6/pack at Ocean State. I used a 12" landscaping timber spike and hammer to punch the hole, slipped the rod in, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,562
Posted By DickR
Many have simply installed a FreezeAlarm...

Many have simply installed a FreezeAlarm (https://www.amazon.com/Control-Products-Intermediate-FreezeAlarm-FA-I-CCA/dp/B000071NYC). You can call in any time to get power status, temperature, backup...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,562
Posted By DickR
If the transfer switch is wired up to take power...

If the transfer switch is wired up to take power from either the service line coming to the house or the generator and feed power from whichever is providing the juice to the main breaker panel, then...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,828
Posted By DickR
Plowing stakes

Every November, before the ground freezes, I place some plowing stakes, a few along the edges of my driveway but mostly along the last stretch of road coming down into where I am. Without these, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,022
Posted By DickR
That number is global. In the US, it's currently...

That number is global. In the US, it's currently around 37,000/year. It peaked at over 54,000/yr back in the 60s, but things have gotten less bad since then. For most of this decade, the fatalities...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-07-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By DickR
Your issue will get more attention on a more...

Your issue will get more attention on a more specialized forum. Go here:

https://www.hearth.com/talk/

and register to post questions (see link at top right corner of that page). You would be...
Forum: Boating 09-28-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,176
Posted By DickR
IIRC, the drag force on a plane surface goes up...

IIRC, the drag force on a plane surface goes up with speed to the 1.8 power. That would make horsepower go up with speed to the 2.8 power (almost speed cubed). Offsetting that would be factors like...
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