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April 5, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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Re: Whats your brightside POV from COVID?

Posted by: ReductiMat

I think we’ve taken some great strides toward French Revolution 2.0.

I was more so of hoping for an Industrial Revolution 2.0 that directly addresses the fundamental flaw of the original that never took recycling, reuse and renewable energy into consideration. Perhaps this recession will be the brink of a new cyberpunk era.

Oct. 30, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
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Re: Coffee

I'm no connoisseur.. yet, but from what I've read, the grinder and the freshness of the bean roast make the biggest difference.   

However, you can also play around with grind size, temperature and dosage to adjust bitterness/sourness.  I personally picked up a Breville 870XL off FB Market Place for a sweet deal, which I can also steam my milk to make Lattes.   If you're into Lattes, quality of milk also matters quite a bit.

Oct. 29, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
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TN Visa Question with Corp 2 Corp with US company

Does anyone have experience doing contracting for US based companies as a Canadian resident/corporation?  I am currently incorporated here in Canada, and would like to do contracting for a US company.  So I'm not exactly sure how I will be able to get a TN Visa since I am working under my corporation in Canada.  Do I need to incorporate in the US to make this happen?

Sept. 23, 2019, 10:15 a.m.
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Re: Best place to rent bike for Whistler

Thanks for the reply.

I looked on Endless Biking website, and it doesn't seem like they have any downhill park bikes for rent.  Would definitely be a great option though since it's on my way up and back from Whistler anyways.

Sept. 16, 2019, 4:47 p.m.
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Best place to rent bike for Whistler

Does anyone have any particular recommendations for renting a bike for the day for the Whistler bike park?  I rented one from the Blackcomb rental fleet, and it was complete garbage.  I could try other rental shops up there like Summit and Fanatyk but was wondering if there were any others worth trying out.  Maybe renting one in Squamish might be cheaper?

June 27, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Weekly Car Show!

Posted by: grambo

Nice, subscribed... is your plan to be the Canadian Doug DeMuro? :)

Thanks so much!

Ahaha I don't think I'll become that bit... It's more of just sharing my experiences with cars and reaching out to those who might be interested.

June 26, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
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The NSMB Weekly Car Show!

Hey guys. Just a bit of intro, I've been a long time forum member here, but most would probably know me not from my riding skills (I got none), but my meaningless questions I often ask in the NBR sum-forum; though I certainly hope this doesn't become one.

Anyways, I started a car blog YouTube channel and thought I'd share with you my video reviews. And if there's enough interest, I'll continue to post on a regular interval of a different car every week.

Now I'll admit, I'm not a full-on petrol head, but I have reviewed and test-driven close to over 300 cars. I'm also an automotive software engineer by trade. So I'd be more than happy to help or answer any questions you may have about those shiny cars all nicely lined up at the auto-mall.

These videos are still fairly fresh, so forgive me if they're a bit rough around the edges as I've had to learn about video production from scratch, but I will constantly try to improve. That said, any suggestions or comments would be really appreciated! And certainly feel free to share any cool car related content you may have!

You can see some of my previous videos in my youtube channel, but I'll just kick things off with my latest and greatest review of the 2019 KIA Stinger GT-Line!

https://youtu.be/KDmaSiSdK3s

April 30, 2019, 10:35 a.m.
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Anyone here into Track & Field?

Was wondering if there are any clubs (preferably in Swanguard) for track clubs.  I'm just a novice/amateur but always wanted to train in sprinting and make good use of the weather.

Nov. 29, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
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The Costco Sea-food guy - where to find him??

Anyone know where I can find that guy who sells seafood at a booth at Costco?  He used to be there every so often, but I don't know how to find him.

Nov. 21, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
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Re: torrents

I use qbittorrent.  The search feature searches across a bunch of torrent sites all at once.  Try dat...

May 29, 2018, 11:01 p.m.
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Swapping out parts from my 2014 Scott Voltage FR20 to a new Enduro frame

<div>I bought my scott voltage brand new maybe  a few years ago (I was lucky to find one brand new even though it was an older model).  I like the bike, but it just feels really heavy and bulky for most local trails and I kind of want something a bit lighter and easier to ride in general.  I've also kept the bike in pristine condition and haven't really ridden it hard.  The parts are also really nice as well.  With that said, I thought about the possibility of swapping out all the parts to a new enduro bike that can "do it all" to some extent including some Whistler riding. 
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<div>Does anyone know if this is possible, and how much it would cost as well as any recommendations for frame choices?
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May 23, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
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Re: Subfloor repair

<div>I just did a few flooring projects in my place. Has this problem been a seasonal problem? I've overheard a conversation at home depot where someone had a similar issue with what you described, except it was his laminate floors buckling in warmer weather rather than your subfloor. The Home Depot guy said it was due to the lack of clearance that allows room for expansion between the laminate floors and the wall. In this case, it could be your subfloor expanding against your walls which is what causes it to buckle. He also said a dehumidifier \(or something similar, can't remember what exactly he said\) would fix the problem.</div>

<div>But if your plywood got wet, it would likely rot and you would probably be able to smell, or even crumble it with your hands.
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<div>Also, removing subfloor (atleast in my experience) was a fuck'n major bitch when I did it for my bathroom. Or maybe I was just doing it all wrong. 
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Feb. 28, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
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Re: Home Theatre Setup

err, images didn't attach.  Hope it works this time.

Feb. 28, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
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Re: Home Theatre Setup

Thanks for the offer KenN,

I might take your offer once I have more things settled down - next thing I need is a media device player.

Right now, I've done what SYNCRO has suggested, which was to connect my rear speakers to the SURR L/R output from my receiver. The Rear L/R outputs are unused ATM.

I ended up using the Subwoofer PREOUT to connect to a Class A amplifier my dad built way back and then hooked it up to the woofers of my front speakers. I'm not sure how else to hook up the woofers for my front speakers though... ideas?

I also have two dedicated subwoofers which I would actually prefer to use (refer to photos - the brown speakers that sits face down on the ground), but then what would I use the woofers of the front speakers for? Nothing?

I'm considering the Nvidia Shield atm, and maybe even upgrade my dinosaur TV...

Oh, there's a lot of echoing around the room... should've went carpet instead before I did renos this year... Advice on sound dampening would be appreciated.

EDIT

I found this link to my user manual, so I'll give that a go:  https://www.manualslib.com/manual/115432/Onkyo-Tx-Sa806.html?page=19#manual

Feb. 27, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
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Home Theatre Setup

So I've been trying to revive our old home theatre setup, but it's been a while and might need some upgrades, so I have a few questions regarding setup/wiring etc.

  • My front speakers have High/Low inputs.  I'd like to hook this up to a bi-amp setup. I've connected the Front High speaker inputs to the Receiver's Front output terminals and the Speaker's Low input terminals to the Receiver's Surr output terminals.  Is this the right way to do it?
  • I also have rear speakers hooked up to the REAR terminals of the onkyo.  When I do a speaker test on the receiver (playing white noise on individual speakers), both front and rear L or R speaker is audible (depending on which speaker is under test).  Is this normal?
  • My TV is old - 75" 1080p Plasma.  Is it even worth it to get a Blueray player?  If so, which do you recommend?  Ideally I'd like one that can also play CD's and DVD's. 

  • What's the best and easiest device to use that will allow me to connect my laptop, or phone screen to the TV wirelessly?

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