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    Poll: ^ School ends before 4:00 pm, so on UTC-7 the...

    ^ School ends before 4:00 pm, so on UTC-7 the trip to school and the trip home are both in daylight.
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    Poll: The proposal was actually to set our clocks at...

    The proposal was actually to set our clocks at UTC-6 all year, the same as Saskatchewan. That would have created a 2 hour time difference with BC in the winter. If the entire west coast decides to...
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    Poll: So if BC fixes their clocks on UTC-7 and...

    So if BC fixes their clocks on UTC-7 and Saskatchewan stays on UTC-6, what should Alberta do?

    Synch our clocks with BC?
    Synch our clocks with Saskatchewan?
    Continue to change our clocks with the...
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    That would have been a no-brainer if the...

    This please and thank you.[/QUOTE]

    That would have been a no-brainer if the powerplant was still operating - free waste heat.
    Though with the electrical substation still there, cogeneration...
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    All unmuffled internal combustion engines are...

    All unmuffled internal combustion engines are obnoxious, but somehow V-configuration engines, both the 2 cylinder and 8 cylinder variety, seem to be a level worse than the inline 4s in the rice...
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    Recharging an EV does take a while, but many of...

    Recharging an EV does take a while, but many of the more recent models can go 300-400 km before charging. That's when a lot of people like to take bathroom and food breaks anyways.

    There...
  7. Sticky: Any LRT route is going to require property...

    not sure if you actually have looked at the map but there is no way in hell you can straight shot that from 87th to University ave did you all forget about the houses that would in the path of the...
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    Poll: ^^ Lithium-ion batteries may not scale to the...

    ^^ Lithium-ion batteries may not scale to the level needed to support a mostly renewable energy grid, but for large stationary batteries it doesn't matter if they are heavy or require climate...
  9. A black person could pull that off, but I'd call...

    A black person could pull that off, but I'd call that costume on a white person "random creepy dude", not Bill Cosby.
  10. Sticky: ^ Agreed. It's good to hear people talking about...

    ^ Agreed. It's good to hear people talking about a rational route to the west end again. WEM to U of A via downtown was always a ridiculous idea.
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    I'm not bothered by people stopping right behind...

    Again driver training taught me to leave enough room to see the tires. For that reason and so if they are stuck, breakdown or whatever there is room to get out from behind them. In the winter I...
  12. There will be no new oilsands mines (that's why...

    There will be no new oilsands mines (that's why we're talking about transition strategies), but the existing ones will carry on for some time. If demand crashes, production will drop because the...
  13. ^^^^ I would suspect that bitumen and gas will be...

    ^^^^ I would suspect that bitumen and gas will be the last bits of the petroleum industry left standing. Shale wells have a short lifespan and production slows quickly after active drilling stops,...
  14. A retiring coal plant would be a good location...

    A retiring coal plant would be a good location for nuclear, and there will be several of those in the coming years. Cooling requirements would be greater due to lower thermal efficiency though,...
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    There is that I suppose. I will miss driving the...

    There is that I suppose. I will miss driving the last remnant of the old road when it is gone though.
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    ^ Have to wonder if this project is worth it. ...

    ^ Have to wonder if this project is worth it. The previous Kickinghorse canyon projects have eliminated most of the traffic delays on that part of the highway. Removing the remaining slow section...
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    Sticky: ^Want to sum up the summer of 2019 in one word? ...

    ^Want to sum up the summer of 2019 in one word? Wet. The few days that the temperature rose above average were still wet. The few days that it didn't rain were still wet. It never stopped being...
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    ^ The USA tried that and failed and eventually...

    ^ The USA tried that and failed and eventually allowed states to set speed limits appropriate to road design. Ontario is still trying and failing - nobody drives under 100 km/h on the 401 unless...
  19. Arrested and charged? Yes. Put in jail after...

    Arrested and charged? Yes. Put in jail after conviction? No. Make them spend a few hundred hours picking up garbage and scrubbing off graffiti instead.
  20. Except that they went full reverse on that one...

    Except that they went full reverse on that one and now they harass any homeowner who tries to sell a parking spot for an event and tow instead of just ticketing people who park on the street. ...
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    Overhanging rock ledges aren't exactly stable. ...

    Overhanging rock ledges aren't exactly stable. This used to be BC highway 6 beside Slocan Lake: ...
  22. Thread: Fringe 2019

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    The site layout is still missing the nice outdoor...

    The site layout is still missing the nice outdoor stages of years past though, when there were actual elevated stages and even benches to sit on. Gazebo park works as-is, but the others are limited...
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    I don't see space heating in that list so I am...

    I don't see space heating in that list so I am assuming you are getting natural gas service for a furnace. The obvious answer in that case is to run a few more gas lines rather than spending tens of...
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    A utilitarian-looking bridge doesn't seem to have...

    A utilitarian-looking bridge doesn't seem to have hurt Kelowna at all.
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    I have always found it odd that while anyone...

    I have always found it odd that while anyone trying to bring a vehicle here from outside of the province has to have a comprehensive inspection done (which a vehicle can fail for minor defects that...
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