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Forum: Science and Information Technology 13th June 2019, 02:16 PM
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Posted By borealis
Not just hours - persistence hunting humans can...

Not just hours - persistence hunting humans can spend days following prey.

I read somewhere that persistence hunting until very recently was still a common practice among the San people, and some...
Forum: Science and Information Technology 13th June 2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
:christyes: Hares are much slower than antelopes...

:christyes: Hares are much slower than antelopes and such though.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 13th June 2019, 12:32 AM
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Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
Most likely a snowshoe hare, lepus americanus,...

Most likely a snowshoe hare, lepus americanus, and likely the subspecies l.a. dalli. There are at least half a dozen subspecies across Canada and a little south into the US.

You can catch them on...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 11th June 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3,861
Views: 99,359
Posted By borealis
It's because most of them are very old and...

It's because most of them are very old and haven't been logged to death every 20 years like most of ours.
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 11th June 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 113,047
Posted By borealis
My grandfather used to pick mushrooms off cow...

My grandfather used to pick mushrooms off cow patties, not the kind you get charged for though.

Once I saw him eat one as big as a plate.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 11th June 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 134,218
Posted By borealis
https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/an-83-declin...

https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/an-83-decline-of-freshwater-animals-underscores-the-need-to-keep-rivers-connected-and-flowing

Man, Tesco needs a wakeup call and British butts need to toughen...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 11th June 2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 113,047
Posted By borealis
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flick...

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Northern_Flicker/id

Mostly Northern Yellow-shafted Flickers here. They are a large, loud woodpecker that eat a lot of ground living insects, especially ants.
...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 10th June 2019, 11:57 PM
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Views: 144,765
Posted By borealis
I see.

I see.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 10th June 2019, 07:47 PM
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Views: 144,765
Posted By borealis
Meh. Canada is still too cold and too far away...

Meh. Canada is still too cold and too far away for mass migrations. And if climate change drives people here out of desperation, let them come. Serve us right, considering.
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 10th June 2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,302
Views: 144,765
Posted By borealis
TPTB won't let Trump dismantle US imperialistic...

TPTB won't let Trump dismantle US imperialistic institutions. They are key now to the growth and maintenance of multinational corporations, and the whole system stinks. China and Russia don't give...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 10th June 2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 113,047
Posted By borealis
Nice. I saw an azure yesterday, and today a...

Nice.

I saw an azure yesterday, and today a mystery small plain yellow butterfly (no spots, stripes, edge colours, smaller than a cabbage or sulphur).

Bunny in the driveway last night. Flickers...
Forum: Rompus Room 10th June 2019, 06:59 PM
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Views: 643,459
Posted By borealis
Obviously someone jealous of your reputation....

Obviously someone jealous of your reputation. :nod:
Forum: Science and Information Technology 10th June 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
403 forbidden, cunt.

403 forbidden, cunt.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 10th June 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
My lips are burnt. Need a broader brimmed hat or...

My lips are burnt. Need a broader brimmed hat or quit staring at the strange bright yellow thing overhead so often.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 9th June 2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
We are having fantastic weather, 20s, sunny,...

We are having fantastic weather, 20s, sunny, light breeze. I'm planting and transplanting things that might even grow if this keeps up. Also mr.b. bought me a very pretty hanging basket of pink...
Forum: News, Sports & Politics 6th June 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2,961
Views: 216,052
Posted By borealis
I remember feeling that wave of despair when...

I remember feeling that wave of despair when Brian Mulroney was elected PM here. Literally turned off the TV and went for the scotch.
Forum: Photography 1st June 2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 100,543
Posted By borealis
Fantastic eye for form and colour and...

Fantastic eye for form and colour and composition. The rosella shot has the lovely echo of red flowers and weathered grey wood, and the kestrel shot includes the rust red of the barbed wire and white...
Forum: Rompus Room 1st June 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13,926
Views: 643,459
Posted By borealis
I figured him for a victim of some horrendous sex...

I figured him for a victim of some horrendous sex crime.[/QUOTE]


in a tattoo parlour.
Forum: Rompus Room 1st June 2019, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13,926
Views: 643,459
Posted By borealis
OP8 you're back. He's not dead, guys!

OP8 you're back.

He's not dead, guys!
Forum: Science and Information Technology 31st May 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
We can't leave garbage with food smells out like...

We can't leave garbage with food smells out like that because critters. So we have a nice wooden box buddy up the road builds to keep the bags in between garbage pickups (every two weeks). The (huge)...
Forum: Science and Information Technology 27th May 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
Fruit peels/rinds go directly to my compost bin...

Fruit peels/rinds go directly to my compost bin outdoors. Still get fruit flies now and then in summer. Once found a bag with a few potatoes in it which got pushed too far back in the cupboard....
Forum: Science and Information Technology 26th May 2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
Meanwhile we basked in the sun at 20C and have...

Meanwhile we basked in the sun at 20C and have window open at 12C. Feels like a summer night.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 26th May 2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
I haven't seen a roach in my home since I was a...

I haven't seen a roach in my home since I was a kid in Florida. Just spiders, occasionally a silverfish, a few meal beetles (hate them), the odd quickly subdued ant invasion, moths that get in...
Forum: Lifestyle and Entertainment 26th May 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,550
Views: 113,047
Posted By borealis
Window beside me is open, I'm listening to spring...

Window beside me is open, I'm listening to spring peeper frogs and a barred owl.
Forum: Science and Information Technology 26th May 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 94,651
Posted By borealis
Mantis is correct, but if your cupboard is not at...

Mantis is correct, but if your cupboard is not at room temperature, butter will still be hard.

Although cold butter in thin slices doesn't need to be spread and is delicious.
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