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Question of the day:
Imagine the temperature today was 10 degrees Celsius.  How warm would it be tomorrow if the weatherman predicted it to be twice as hot outside?
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586 K is correct. :) That's over 300 Celsius! Hot day!
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I heard about this website on the CBC today.  A website that really could help make the world a better place.  The premise is simple but socially profound:  you ask for help with something and other users specific to your area try to help you - all without the exchange of money.  The idea is the "gift" economy which is how Wikipedia operates.   I heard a story of an old lady getting help with weeding her yard... or people who can't shovel snow getting some help.  Some serious backers like Larry Wales support this website.
http://www.impossible.com/
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oops..I meant half-inch haircut
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Learned today:  if you rest on a cam with your weight, W, then the outward force pushing out to hold you is exactly 2W.
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ALAS I was climbing only in my mind whilst sitting at my desk all day.  :(
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Read this too! Really liked having the follow up all these years later :)
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I always thought that Doug Ford looked like someone very familiar... and today it finally hit me.   His face looks identical to Brock Lesnar!  His physique... well not so much.
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that's creepy
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The most powerful economists in the world think printing money is the way to go.  I mean what could go wrong, right?  If your country can't produce wealth to pay debts, just print it.  Easy.  

I personally think it's quite smart because then you don't need to do those annoying time-wasters like "creating things", or "adding value", or "providing a service". 

Also, don't question the logic of central bankers.  You see, economics is very complex, very delicate and very hard to understand.  Don't worry about historical happenings either; this time it's different.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/30/f-rfa-macdonald-monarchs-money-secrecy.html
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Not sure I agree with your point. In fact the article itself says that the bankers are trying to do the opposite of what happened in the Great Depression so that things are different this time.
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Rock and Ice posted an article of 6 things every climber needs to do before they die.  #6 intrigued me the most and I actually found it kind of inspiring...

#6 - Get Benighted
Getting stuck overnight on a climb isn’t something you can script, but if you are lucky and do something more substantial than a sport route or boulder problem, at some point you will find yourself hunkered down on a ledge or standing in slings, watching the sun sink below the horizon. And there you will stay until sunup. During the night you will be hungry, uncomfortable and filled with regret, but you’ll also have several important realizations. The first one is. “Hey, I’m not going to die.” Understanding that you can survive without a bed or hot food or a shower will make them seem as frivolous as they are. Unnecessary, even. The second realization is that being on a cliff or mountain all night is one of the coolest things you could ever do, a rare opportunity to star gaze and think without interruption, or think of nothing at all.
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It was a pretty good list!
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Wait.  WHAT?!  I just learned The Beer Store is privately run, owned by three multinational brewing companies, and redirects profit outside of Ontario.

Wtf!  So not only are our alcohol laws archaic, they aren't even redistributing a lot of the money back to the province.
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LCBO is still owned by the people. 
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Looking at travel insurance for my upcoming climbing trip and was happy to see this line item is covered by MEC's plan:

"The use of a licensed local air, land, or sea ambulance (including mountain or sea evacuation), to the nearest hospital when reasonable and necessary."
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:)  Thanks Mr. Norm.  Certainly trying not to get hurt on this one.
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A very friendly family that was out hiking at Lion's Head this past weekend just e-mailed me this photo!! 

Here I'm leading Maneline (5.10a) and about to pull the burly finish.  You get a nice little overhang guarding the finish after about 160-ft of some pretty exposed climbing.  Maneline has since become my favourite climb in Ontario.  Don't attempt this route without some small/medium cams and/or tri-cams unless you are comfortable falling over 50 feet.  Also don't attempt without a fixed line as back-up in case you can't finish it.  I led it in one single pitch from the ground, linking both pitches, and had quite a bit of rope drag near the end.
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Thanks for the info Chris. I was thinking of doing that climb this weekend but I generally prefer a 100 ft fall so I guess I'll have to find something harder.
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I already have a soft-touch keyboard. :P
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