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    Stove recommendations?

    Always get good advice from the Backstage crew - wondering if anyone has thoughts/recommendations on a new range/stove? The old GE that came with my house is finally starting to fall apart (I figure it was probably purchased in the 70s) - so I am in the market for a new stove/oven. As much as...
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    3D Printing - thoughts/advice?

    I recently purchased what is likely the cheapest 3D printer on the market ($62 USD to my door) just to dip my toes in the realm of 3D printing and possibly learn something new. Any 3D printing hobbyists in the backstage care to share ideas or offer advice to a newbie like myself? I've got it...
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    Skunk removal?

    Any of you have any thoughts on how to get rid of a resident skunk? (with the constraint that I am in a city so shooting and such are kind of frowned upon) Noticed one in my front yard last night and almost certainly he has dug his way under my front steps (pre-cast concrete) I figure I can...
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    Hiking boots/shoes recommendations?

    Was impressed how the Backstage stepped up in the wingtip shoe thread - so I thought I'd solicit recommendations on hiking boots. Any advice on brands (or even better - model) of hiking shoes are decent? Looking for the lighter trail type boots with some ankle support (tend to refer to it as...
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    Happy Long Weekend to all you fellow hosers

    Well - it is officially Friday and a long weekend for many Canadians. Kind of kicks off the summer season for some of us (although it did snow here yesterday). So - Happy May 24th weekend (Victoria Day) to all you fellow hosers (and honorary hosers) Eh. :dude: I always like to kick it off with...
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    DIY Classic arcade/video games?

    Recently got an idea in my head that I'd like to revive some of the classic video games (probably just looking for something interesting to do that will help me to avoid reading the news - I find myself drifting back to MSM and I need to avoid that to keep my stress levels at a reasonable level)...
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    Android music player application?

    Any recommendations on a (preferably free) music player application for Android devices? Looks like Google has scrapped Thiers in favor of YouTube music player. Just need something simple and intuitive for playing locally stored music.
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    Big Sugar & Guests 25th anniversary concert on facebook

    Any of you folks that are comfortable with Facebook... Big Sugar is doing a 25th anniversary celebration of the Hemi Vision album release tonight on Facebook. Was supposed to go live at 10pm est but it got moved out 1 hour due to technical difficulties (hopefully they get it sorted out) Anyway...
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    Anyone work in radio programming?

    As above - anyone work in the music radio industry that can explain the "algorithm" that is the song programming? Working from home I've had the radio on in the background most of my days. I tend to stick to the "classic rock" stations but I assume the others are just as guilty... Why do they...
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    Gas Water heater recommendations?

    Another mundane thread :) Going back to the backstage for purchase recommendations (Backstage never steered me wrong before)... Went to reboot my furnace last weekend and stepped in to 1/2" of water in my utility room... 15 year old water heater had sprung a pinhole leak in the drain valve ($4...
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    Puppy training tips?

    I know that there are a few of us that have recently adopted puppies. Any tips & tricks for raising the little ones? My last puppy was back in 2006 so my mind had blocked out a lot of the frustration :) Currently trying to deal with the biting and I think he has just discovered digging
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    Chrome browser on an android - keyboard issues

    Maybe just a heads up to any members that are experiencing total frustration posting recently from an android device... There seems to be some sort of issue with the combination of the current forum software and the most recent version of Chrome on the android. Posting is damn near impossible as...
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    Robocalls from the taxman

    Does anyone have any creative solutions to the Robocalls from the IRS (in my case Revenue Canada)? I'm getting them daily - different number every day so blocking the number is not an option. Guessing that any sort of reaction (press 1 for whatever..) would just lead to an escalation (or...
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    Stale Gas? (Harley carb troubleshooting content)

    Another question for the Backstage experts... What are the symptoms of "Stale fuel"? Finally attempting to get my bike back on the road for the (short Canadian) season. Got it running a few days ago but it wasn't running well (spitting and hesitating off idle). So - figured bad accelerator pump...
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    Webcam recommendations?

    Anyone have any recommendations on a decent webcam? Looking for something to Skype/Teams/Zoom/Whatever with family overseas... ideally something with decent audio that I could set on a tripod for "family style" get togethers. My nephew is a die hard Ukulele player (probably graduate to guitar...
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    Printer recommendations?

    Looking for more product insights from the Backstage collective... Any recommendations on printers? Or more specifically - recommend (or advise me to avoid) certain brands. I am looking for a wide format (11x17) color machine if you want to recommend certain models Mostly wondering if any of...
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    1/4 mile times - 60/70s muscle vs newer economy cars?

    I have a vague recollection of someone posting a table that listed a bunch of cars from the 60s through the 2000s along with horsepower/torque and possibly 1/4 mile times.... I think it was in one of the Tesla threads but my search has been fruitless. Anyone got a copy of that table or a link...
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    Charcoal grill recommendations?

    With spring hopefully on the way... and being stuck at home... I'm thinking about BBQ/grilling season. My natural gas grill is pretty much done (guts have rusted out) and I am thinking I'd replace it with an old school charcoal grill. Thinking Weber 22" kettle, wondering if the "Master touch"...
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    Guitar neck rest - DIY ideas?

    So, I'm stuck at home killing time and figured my SG could use a bit of fret work (knock down the sharp fret ends)... so I can probably justify a neck rest (cradle?) But Amazon looks to be preparing for a bit of a shutdown as nothing is expected to deliver until the end of April. So I guess it...
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    Climate change - MLP brainstorm solutions to a sustainable planet

    Folks – time for the MLP collective to step up and solve the worlds environmental problems… Has anyone ever sat down and had a rational two way discussion on possible “solutions” to prevent humanity from destroying the planet? I’ve never seen such a discussion – I’ve only seen the screaming...

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