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By: ycd0108 , 2:51 AM GMT on January 20, 2014

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I don't know if I mentioned it but I sent a cheek swab sample to:
https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/
a while ago.
I have read the finished results and sent links to sisters, mother and daughters.
Apparently the most complete information of ancestry can only be obtained from the males of a family because the females only have the X chromosome but the male has both X and Y.
So I guess I am a "real man" after all.
What I collected from one quick read is:
1) I am 1.5% Neanderthal and 1.4% Denisovian (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denisova_hominin
)
2) Closest match world wide is a Finnish tribe.

I would recommend this project to anyone - it is painless and cheap and piques my interest:
"Who ARE those guys?"
Edit:
I meant to mention that I am the last of the line and I don't expect to have a male offspring now.

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186. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:54 AM GMT on March 09, 2014
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185. ycd0108
1:13 AM GMT on March 09, 2014
'Member the reference to the maps and old house plans?
Well (wait for it)----
I done good!
Marine charts, Topo maps and early maps are rolled neatly and labeled. Most of the old building plans are either burnt up or waiting to be burnt.
I found a large unused roll of Velum and some huge sheets of tracing paper - maybe my Tattoo artist SIL can use them.
Naturally, checking through the old building plans brought back memories of mud and concrete and lifting big stuff striving for the eventual roof but after a few buildings you know you will never build another just like that.
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184. ycd0108
6:29 PM GMT on March 08, 2014
Bogon:
"(Oh yes he is)"!
Thanks, now if I could only find a neck-tie that matches my long underware, oid be off to strut aboot.
Edit:
Hey, wait a minute:
are you posting from home?
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183. Bogon
5:36 PM GMT on March 08, 2014
Here you go. :o)

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182. ycd0108
4:20 PM GMT on March 08, 2014
8 C., overcast, light drizzle, wind light south.
Satellite images show a big wet pipeline from Hawaii.
Winter is over here though we could see snow again.
The pigloo is looking more like a pile pushed up by a snow plow than an igloo.
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181. ycd0108
3:10 AM GMT on March 08, 2014
Thoughtsteader:
In fact I keep wanting to type "piggaloo".
But yes - if we accept some projected futures we would be well advised to look in to water and snow and ice to see what is possible.
Since I'm about 97% water anyway according to what I read, I'm reluctant to go in to a business exploiting that.
"We come from the land of the ice and snow":
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180. Thoughtsteader
2:46 AM GMT on March 08, 2014
Of all the phrases I never expected to see here, "dedicated follower of fashion" ranks right up at the top.

That's ok. It's well balanced with "pigloo". There has to be a way to monetize that, don't you think?
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179. ycd0108
1:57 AM GMT on March 08, 2014
Could this be the answer?:
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26 482529
Monocles:
I would need three or four:
Left eye mag=2x for reading,
Right eye whatever makes the road signs readable when you always look through a lens adjusted for reading.
And a couple of tinted lenses so I could be a "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".
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178. ycd0108
3:35 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
Good morning Ylee:
Getting light now and +2 C at the airport - probably just freezing here.
I eyeballed the pigloo this morning and it just seems to shrink rather than collapse - I was expecting something more dramatic.
Rewilding is problematic for sure - mostly a thought experiment at this stage - maybe we should try fencing the humans in instead of fencing the scary animals out.
'Cause the scaryest animal I ever met looked more or less human.
Even some politicos can function in a bi-pedal mode for limited periods if you have decent make-up artists and personal mobility trainers available.
"You can lead a horse to water
But you can't make him drink
You can lead a man to slaughter
But you can't make him
Think."
Roy Harper
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177. Ylee
2:24 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
It looks like Pigloo's hours are numbered; rewilding Britain seems like a good idea, but wolves may be a little over the top. Too much livestock, and not enough space!
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176. ycd0108
4:04 AM GMT on March 07, 2014
Bogon:
Soon enough the old Husqvarna Ride'em mower will need to sharpen but it looks like we won't have heavy snow that stays very long from here on.
Tomorrow:
Alerts for: East Vancouver Island
Statements

6:22 PM PST Thursday 06 March 2014
Special weather statement in effect for:

East Vancouver Island
Heavy rain for the BC coast this weekend.

A Pacific storm with subtropical moisture will arrive on the North Coast Friday afternoon and the South Coast Friday night bringing significant rainfall. For most regions 50 - 100 mm is expected with 100+ mm possible across West Vancouver Island.

The storm will also bring very strong southeast winds to the North Coast and Haida Gwaii beginning Friday afternoon.

Also, with the influx of warm subtropical air the freezing levels will rise above most highway mountain passes.

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
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175. Bogon
1:51 AM GMT on March 07, 2014
Grass! You have grass again.

Pretty soon it will be back to mowing.
(Except we probably don't want to go there yet.)
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174. ycd0108
10:47 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Ylee:
Looks like the pigloo has tonsillitis as well.
Monbiot seems to be ready to back up his claims with references and he keeps on hammering away. Some of the stuff he talks about makes you go: Hummm?
Latest photo: momentary sunshine so I put the Steson on the pigloo - don't want it getting sunburnt.
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173. Ylee
10:08 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
And I thought U.S. farm subsidies were bad!

The next to last photo of Pigloo is sporting a uvula in its' mouth!
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172. ycd0108
4:53 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Foggy and about +8 C. with light rain.
My pigloo is looking messy so I think I'll remove all the artifacts and let it proceed with quiet melting.
Morning read:
http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.ca/
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171. ycd0108
3:08 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
"It rained all night":

and air temperature went from 2 to 8 C.
Pigloo's metal ears have almost disappeared sinking in to the snow and the nostril plumbing bits have fallen out.
I'll wait a while to get today's photo - maybe the roof will fall in.
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170. ycd0108
3:00 AM GMT on March 06, 2014
Bogon:
An hour or so with an hand-held angle-grinder wearing vision and hearing protection and a few hammer blows on various wedges - cast aluminium cracks along the lines weakened by the grinder.
The three propeller blades lay in a pile on the workbench and started to look like an animal's ears.
The melting igloo was looking very boring.
It suddenly sprang to life with two of the blades as ears and the blue eyes came from old tobacco tins used as bolt and nut containers.
Now it obviously needed nostrils:
short pieces of 1 1/2" ABS pipe with bits of foam water pipe insulation
Et Voila:
Pigloo!
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169. Bogon
2:30 AM GMT on March 06, 2014
Pigloo? I like how the prop (propeller) got turned into a prop (theater property).
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168. ycd0108
2:19 AM GMT on March 05, 2014
Ylee:
Nope - I don't see the point of making Near Beer (nor DeCaff coffee) and others have a better name:
http://www.iberianbeerunited.com/?page_id=2014
and probably a better beer.
Glad you like the Pigloo.
The caution tape across the entry is acknowledging your previous comment.
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167. ycd0108
1:56 AM GMT on March 05, 2014
Thoughtsteader:
I also hope this particular daily photograph subject does not last forever. The ceiling is sagging so I would not be able to crawl in there. Temperatures are forecast to stay above freezing and daily highs are showing some enthusiasm - that heap of snow might well be the last one to go, though.
Craft Breweries and U-Brew businesses have a decent foothold around here too. Only U-Brew and homebrewing can compete price-wise with large companies and if a Craft Brewer becomes a success it is usually bought out.
Moose Head and Rickard's Red being two examples. McEwan's Scotch Ale has also changed hands and though I was glad to see it available again the one Six-Pack I tried did not inspire.
Don't think I've ever experienced 110 degree heat but the cold Shandy in the shade idea makes me want to go there (just once, for a short time).
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166. Ylee
8:25 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
No IDeer Near Beer? Sounds marketable! :' )

Like the piggy!
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165. ycd0108
8:00 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
Bogon:
The brew that is down to the last bottle came from a kit from:
www.thebrewhouse.com
"Red Ale"
It gets into the bottle for about $2 CDN/litre outlay once you have the minimal equipment:
1) 50 litre food grade fermenter c/w sealing lid and fermentation lock
2) siphon hose
3) a couple of 20L secondary fermenter with bungs and fermentation locks
4) at least three dozen "bombs" - 650ml brown glass beer bottles per 20L+
5) bottle capping device and bottle caps
The batch I'm haphazardly bottling at this point is a mishmash of canned liquid "Coopers" Ale, crystal malt and some locally grown fresh frozen Hops.
The O.G. (original specific gravity) was less than 1030 and the final gravity was around 0970 so I have no idea what I made there - "near beer?" - but it doesn't taste "Off" so we'll see.
I get a good feeling when I stack the final product in the storage shelf - sorta like helping mother and grandmother store away bottled pickles and sourkrout way back when.
No varmints in the igloo that I know of - probably too close to the house and not all that comfy.
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164. Thoughtsteader
6:57 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
I need to get out and about more. I nearly missed your igloo. Well, at least I hope I nearly missed it. I'd hate to think it still will be hanging around in two weeks. Or April.

Craft beer is really the thing around here, now. Most of my favorites come from St. Arnold. But in the summer, I really like the lemon or orange shandies from Leinenkugel - and not just because of the name. The lemon shandy is perfect for tne end of a working day when it's 110 in the shade. My - what a treat that would be right now.

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163. Bogon
6:41 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
You've got me curious about your home brew, ycd.

As for the igloo, I see a dog sniffing around the door in the first picture. Have any local varmints moved inside? Even now it might be better shelter than they could fashion for themselves.
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162. ycd0108
6:16 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
Good morning Bogon:
Hummm. We are heading south in a week or so and just got an invite to stay with a friend in San Diego. It's a bit beyond our destination - Portland and Eugene, Oregon. I'll look for the "Palate Wrecker" in Oregon first and make plans depending.
When I told Tloml I had run out of bottles she went down there and found three dozen clean empties so I should bottle the remaining batch and start another today.
One of the most popular beers around here is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Lager
Though I have been known to tipple that stuff just to pretend I'm "one of the boys" I don't purchase it.
Ylee:
Don't worry - I won't let anyone go into the igloo and it is weeping inside anyway.
I had to zipcut and wedge the prop apart to get at the inner sleeve but once I put some heat on that it came off just fine.
If the Cannon camera will start up again - it gave me a "Lens fail" error this morning - I'll get a photo up here and you might see where a couple of the prop blades ended up.
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161. Ylee
5:11 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
I think your igloo needs to be condemned.... :' )

Any luck on the prop?
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160. Bogon
5:04 PM GMT on March 04, 2014
So many beers, so little time. !o]

I've seldom met a beer I didn't like, and that includes samples from all around the world. Lately I'm partial to ale in the west coast style, brewed with lots of fresh, flavorful hops. Some of these are described as "palate wreckers", but I still enjoy a good porter or stout. Of course, I won't turn down, say, a kolsch or lager if that's what's available.

Last year Wife discovered hefeweizen, which derives much of its flavor from the yeast. Wife started out as a wine fancier, but now she likes to keep a few bottles of beer on hand as an alternative beverage on hot days or with spicy food.
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159. ycd0108
5:19 PM GMT on March 03, 2014
Good morning:
This morning's photo is not the same as yesterday's.
Though the temperature dropped to around freezing this morning there was no new snow and it's back to drizzle heading for a 6C high today.
Hopefully there is more snow in the mountains because our snow pack is extremely scant for this year so far:
http://www.timescolonist.com/vancouver-island-sno wpack-lowest-in-b-c-1.848786
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158. ycd0108
11:10 PM GMT on March 02, 2014
Bogon:
There was about an inch of wet snow on the old hat. I put the Sou-Wester in place because rain was predicted and now it's raining here.
If the sun ever comes out I put a Stetson on the igloo.
I think the rain melts snow faster than the sunshine.
I just bottled half a batch of home brew beer - thought I had more empty bottles.
The last batch is quite drinkable now. The original specific gravity of the wort was 1050 so the beer is likely about 5% ABV.
I actually prefer a very malty beer with at least 5% alcohol content but anything I have tasted over 6% has not "hit the spot" - unless one wants to get plastered.
I've had pretty good luck and only had to dump one batch over the years. That one must have been infected with some algae or something: no taste, slippery feel and zero alcohol.
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157. Bogon
10:14 PM GMT on March 02, 2014
Looks like your snow got refreshed. Could be a long wait.
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156. ycd0108
4:48 PM GMT on March 02, 2014
This morning's hat is much like what you can find here:
http://www.shopdownhome.com/item.php?id=2737
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155. ycd0108
6:52 AM GMT on March 02, 2014
This is not the one I was looking for but
"T'will serve":
"Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. In the time that it takes us to die, other forces and commanders can come and take our place."
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154. ycd0108
6:18 AM GMT on March 02, 2014
Ylee:
This here Ataturk was kinda special. He called the bluff of the Brits, Russians, French at a time when they ran the whole Monty.
I was honoured to be seen to be wearing one of his hats.
I'll see if I can find some words painted on a building in:
https://www.google.ca/#q=gallipoli+turkey
attributed to him.
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153. Ylee
5:00 AM GMT on March 02, 2014
I think the hat looks better on the igloo than it did on Ataturk.... :' )
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152. ycd0108
3:07 AM GMT on March 02, 2014
We were privileged to hire this band when their hair was less grey:

To see this is another privilege.
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151. ycd0108
7:03 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Good for you Skyepony:
Makes me wonder what next month's will be.
I'm planning to take a photo of the igloo each morning and watch it melt back to lawn someday.
It's fairly static just now and might even get some more snow cover in the next couple of days. However I think I can see some design flaws to attend to in my next igloo:
The ceiling inside weeps at around the freezing point.
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150. Skyepony (Mod)
6:45 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
A kid here says your igloo is cool:)
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149. Skyepony (Mod)
6:44 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Quoting 148. ycd0108:
Good morning Skyepony:
Finally a "White Rabbits" that is weather related!


They've been so lacking I drew my own! It would be fun to do a series. One for each month.
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148. ycd0108
6:40 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Good morning Skyepony:
Finally a "White Rabbits" that is weather related!
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147. Skyepony (Mod)
6:14 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!

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146. ycd0108
5:50 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
This morning's "New Hat" was manufactured in Pakistan, bought in Brixton and admired by Passport Control on entry to Turkey.
Apparently Ataturk wore something similar:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustafa_Kemal_Atatur k
We are seeing -1°C with a cold high pressure over the interior producing "Outflow Winds" and a warm wet low coming in from the East Pac.
Could produce "Sea Effect Snow" but nothing serious in the forecast.
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145. ycd0108
4:59 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
There is a lot to read about Ammonia as fuel.
For instance:
http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/10/lot-of-nuclear-e nergy-could-enable.html#more
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144. ycd0108
1:57 PM GMT on March 01, 2014
Nice change Ylee:
See ya tonight.
Sis#4 sent a link to this article:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voice s/2014/0228/Is-the-future-of-clean-energy-in-the-j anitor-s-closet
Ammonia as fuel?
I'm going to read a bit on that topic.
Would appreciate any feedback on it.
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143. Ylee
10:41 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
YCD, this month, instead of three white rabbits, I give you three March hares, because the weather's been mad! :' )

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142. ycd0108
4:27 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
Evening Ylee:
I bought this:
https://www.google.ca/#q=knock'er+loose
because it was the most expensive. So far no joy.
The drive is now set up close to the wood stove and I'll take it out to the shop tomorrow and heat it with a propane torch. I'll get some PB Blaster tomorrow if this doesn't work since I would not mind having it around in the long term. If nothing works I'll Zip-cut the prop off - that will be very messy because of the rubber hub bushing.
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141. Ylee
3:32 AM GMT on March 01, 2014
PB Blaster might help with the prop, ycd! They use it here to aid in maintaining the old junk around here, and I use it at home, too! Works better than WD-40 at unsticking stuff!

Good luck!
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140. ycd0108
6:28 PM GMT on February 28, 2014
The latest photo is going to take some 'splainin':
I'll start with this:
http://johnsoldmercurysite.com/portal/index.html
Tryin' to unstick a propeller on an old Mercruiser inboard/outboard leg.
Advice found on the above site mentions alternating heat, cold and copious solvents coupled with some form of prop puller.
So I stuck the drive leg in a snowbank.
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139. ycd0108
6:50 AM GMT on February 28, 2014
Warm and sunny today and I picked up my grandson after school - the school is close to the dock where our boat is moored so we carried on to struggle down the snowy dock with a newly charged battery since I had left the main switch connected and drained the batteries a while ago. I gave GS the multi-meter and went over what I know about 12V wiring: red is positive, black is negative, never the twain shall meet and on and on. He remembered the voltages he had read on the meter hours later.
He just might be a "Keeper".
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138. ycd0108
5:32 AM GMT on February 28, 2014
Bogon:
I might be able to do something with Glen Raven. Just home from supper with daughter#1 and changed a faulty bathroom fan timer out - only problem was the new switch had only two wires while the old one had three and it was in a three-gang box with two light switches. Only shorted out the breaker once.
Ylee:
Glen Raven might work better in a limerick.
The funny looking thing on the igloo is a Basotho Hat:
https://www.google.ca/#q=basotho+hat+picture&revi d=1337284677
The hospital staff we worked with in QwaQwa gave it to Tloml when we left along with a "Seanamarena":
http://schneideroutfitters.co.za/index.php/blanke ts/seana-marena-blanket-detail
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137. Bogon
9:26 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
Not bad, Ylee!

The Fish Finder tells me Burton Baton was delivered to a couple of places here in town.

I may have to mount an expedition.
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136. Ylee
8:34 PM GMT on February 27, 2014
ycd, what's that sticking out of the top of your igloo?
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