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Jan. 14, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Property Assement

Damn you lower mainland, I am up 14% here in Kamloops.

March 18, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
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Re: Laptops

The site is not letting me quote this morning.

bux-bux's link is pretty much the same Acer I ended up with.  But mine has the newer i5-7200 chip and touchscreen for just over $600 taxes in.

March 16, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
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Re: Laptops

I just went through this myself. I found Best Buy had the best sales. I just waited until a 15" lap top with the newest Intel i5 processor came on sale. I wanted something that was a little future proof. YMMV. I ended up with a Acer for around $600. IMO all the brands are the same at this cheaper price point. I was looking for the best deal.

I then wiped all the bloatware. It's very easy with Window's 10.

https://www.howtogeek.com/265054/how-to-easily-reinstall-windows-10-without-the-bloatware/

I removed all the useless Windows apps with CCleaner. I highly recommend CCleaner. It's worth running every few days if you browse a lot.

Then I waited for a Samsung SSD M.2 hard drive to come on sale and popped it in. I was surprised how easy it was to upgrade the hard drive. The Samsung SSD's come with very good cloning software.

Edit: don't get anything with less than 8gb of ram.

Feb. 23, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

Anyone here heard of the TCAT (Trans Canada Adventure Trail) Mostly offroad 15 000km coast to coast.

I want to try it.

The wife and I rode sections of it on our across Canada trip a couple years back. Completing it is on my to do list. They are working on paving the Trans Labrador which is part of the TCAT. I hope to ride it before they do. It will probably take years before its paved though.

Feb. 22, 2017, 6:08 a.m.
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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

No aluminum wiring. The 3.9L is tough, it's literally a 318 with 2 cylinders lopped off. But it's an absolute gas guzzler. I owned one with a 5 speed.

Feb. 4, 2017, 8 a.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

If I was looking for more of a offroad compatable camping set-up I would look at a Westy 4x4 van or a 4x4 Toyota van . Seen a video of a Toyota 4x4 van doing the Rubicon , van looked pretty stock apart from the BFG tires .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcHinD5CUk

It may have been this van , but non the less it does more than my preunner Taco can LOL

I wonder these have not caught on? AWD, mid engine and optional supercharger. I think I have a project in mind…

Dec. 28, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
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Non Boring Transportation Appliance?

According to the ads at the new Star Wars movie last night your life will be dull and boring unless you drive a new Lexus RX.

Dec. 28, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
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Hotter than your mom...

But what happens to costs (long term) if energy were to become limitless and almost free? All the costs in the supply chain drop, cost of living drops, wages could drop, further dropping all other costs.

It could cause a massive deflationary cycle, completely upending the world economy. Might be interesting.

Energy is only one part of the economy. It could also create a boom as companies and people rush to provide services/equipment/automation that harness the idea of unlimited energy.

Dec. 19, 2016, 6:12 a.m.
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Non Boring Transportation Appliance?

GX460?

That's one ugly vehicle.

Dec. 16, 2016, 7:15 a.m.
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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

I have wanted a RZ350 for years! Prices have kind of went nuts on them. The old Goldwing is a nice ride too.

Dec. 15, 2016, 6:19 a.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

Looking at a Toyota Sienna as a "sleep where you stop" vehicle for mostly summer biking excursions. I'm thinking that the main mod is removing all the rear seats (or back row at least) when we go on road trips. It's just the two of us, so we need one bed and space for gear. We won't be heading up 4x4 roads. Pros/cons?

No reason why it won't work well. Post up some pics of your build. I will be doing something similar with my old Montana but for dirt bike racing.

Dec. 8, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

It's probably a good time for BC to update its ground disturbance laws and practices. The brother-in-law owns an underground line locating company in AB and has started branching into BC in the last couple years. He has used the phrase "the wild west" multiple times in explaining BC's current ground disturbance rules. He figures we are about 15 years behind AB.

Dec. 8, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
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MBR: (Motor Bike Related)

any of you dirt guys in the need for some new boots? motorcycle closeouts has some great deals on the gaerne sg10 and sg12 boots

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26223

http://www.motorcyclecloseouts.com/insanity/26227

Looks like they only ship in the States. Too bad as the Gaerne's are the best boots I have run.

Dec. 1, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
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streaming nhl

http://vipbox.so/hockey

I have had good luck with this site.

Nov. 29, 2016, 9:08 p.m.
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BC lays out 5 "conditions for approval" of Northern Gateway

whatever….i know this is a spectator sport for many people but i know where i was and what i saw, so draw your own conclusions. There has been tonnes of site prep and initial build for that and other projects up here that are out of sight out of mind…look beyond the coffee shop and ye shall find.

funny how youve never quizzed me about this in person.

The bro-in-law owns a line locating and was doing work up there last year on another pipe line project.

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