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Today I decided to test my trangia stove to see how much fuel I should bring on a canoe trip.

A lot of the dehydrated foods that I have requires 2 cups of boiling water. So with that in mind I decided how much fuel will be required to boil the water without too much waste.

My first and only attempt was to use 20ml of fuel. After 3mins the water was at 160f. After 5mins it was at 205f. At 6mins it was at a boil.

Since it burns very cleanly it was very hard to determine exactly when the fuel ran out. But after 8mins, I'm pretty certain that the stove was bone dry
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Nice. Remember water temperature and wind will affect boil times, too. 
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After watching the imitation game, I decided to re-run Simon Singh "The Code Book: for i think may be my third time. It is a wonderful book that is so well written. Wished I had Mr. Singh as a science / math teacher in high school.

Let me know if you want to borrow my copy. 
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography: Simon Singh: 9780385495325: Books - Amazon.ca
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Nice little howto to use gmail as a mail relay with postfix.
When your linux box needs to send email (e.g., mail sent by a webpage, cron job output, etc), postfix can normally send the email directly to the recipient. However, if your ISP blocks port 25 outbound, or you want to keep a nice log of all outgoing messages, or want replies to arrive in your ...
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My kids are slowly getting into RPG's. Sharing dice is fine for awhile but soon we all want our "own" set. I decided to get a pound of dice from Wizkids. I got 8 full sets and a bunch of partial set which are missing a d12. Great value for a family. We now have so  many sets that we can give a set away when we introduce RPG to their friends.

Side Note. This was delivered on Sunday! Blew my mind.
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Canada Post? I saw them driving around yesterday and was shocked!

On the 8 sets, thats awesome. Just hopefully no one wants to be a wizard. I think that thats the RPG equivalent of being a hockey goalie. "You need HOW MANY d6s?"
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Very nice infographic. All the fonts are from Google Font project. Go get them 
 
This graphic offers some good looking font and typeface alternatives to bull, boring, overused ones - perfect for websites or documents! And remember, never use Comic Sans.

Click to enlarge, or read more here: http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-offers-good-looking-fonts-to-replace-dull-1652975551
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I like Cooper better than Alfa Slab One, but the rest are nice. (BTW do you have a web bot that searches out the term "comic sans"?)

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A couple of months ago, I fixed my first flat tire on my bicycle. Thankfully, it was the front tire. Near the last two km of our epic bike ride, my rear tire is flat. More Youtube coming my way.

I also need to check how to clean a chain. 
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The rule of thumb is that if the tread has an obvious chevron pattern, it should point forward when viewed from above. 
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I have some heart breaking news. Rob Charpentier passed away. He was my friendly neighbourhood comic book shop owner. I feel horribly sad but I do feel honoured that I've met him and chatted with him every Wednesday.
Christopher Reeves in Superman 1978. In the early hours of October 17th 2014, Superman aka Robert Charpentier, left the bonds of his adopted home Earth and returned to the heavens. Some of you may wonder how we at Comics & More can call “The Man Who Did Nothing” Superman. He did nothing.
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That's sad. 
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So i've gotten the t-shirt bug again. After buying an awesome mashup of Joy Division and Spider-Man, I just bought this mashup of Banksy and Star Wars.
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Here is what I looked like after playing some touch football with Mike, Brendan and Alexander. There was a 4' x4' patch of mud. Guess where I fell down after my son tackled me. 

My body is hurting today. 
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Another lifetime ago, I used to downhill ski. I was good enough to go down double diamond runs without embarrassing myself but I never thought of myself as a great skier. 

Since moving to Toronto, I haven't even put on a pair of skis. But sometimes I see something that makes me wish I could do it again. 

This is one of these moments. OMG. Scariest thing I saw in awhile. No room for error. 
OMG! Hold on and watch this incredible bit of skiing through a crazy narrow slot.
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Can you imagine my vertigo kicking in while doing something like this ?
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Another great font cheat sheet.
 
"Make it pop!" "Make it more modern!" This graphic translates it all into plain--if sometimes funny--English.

Click to enlarge, or hit the link below to read more: http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-translates-web-design-feedback-into-plain-1657178566
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I don't own a motorcycle nor do I plan to own one but I do like the idea of the telescoping bike garage. 
Motorcyclists know the thrill of the open road... and those without garages know the hassle of securing motorcycle covers to their bikes in inclement weather. For garageless riders, a host of companies have designed a variety of solutions to keep bikes dry, ranging from flimsy to whimsy. From Japan comes this armadillo-style Cycle Shell: For those seeking a little more structure, from Poland comes this steel Moto-Box Roller with a sliding track t...
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Likewise. Too awesome. I think that steel fold out one is needed. I am not sure for what exactly, but....
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