Don't fool with cubbys unless you need to keep sets working through a heavy snow. They are a waste of time. Cubbys catch cats just fine but so does a blocked down dirt hole with GOOD pee in the backing and bait in the hole.
Red fox coyote or cat bladder pee all works about the same. Some rabbit fur or sheeps wool or chicken feathers ,with carmens magna glan in your dirt hole is good. John grahm makes a gland lure called tom cat I like to put close to the trap on the side opposite the hole.
A good prepared coyote bait in the hole or even fresh jack mackerel works good too. Originally Posted by danny clifton. Originally Posted by thedude Or wait until deeper in winter when cats are more prime around here and coon are less active.
Money cannot buy you happiness, but it can buy you a trapping license and that's pretty close. Originally Posted by jabNE. How did it work out for you Motley? I did good at keeping coon out They must really be moving now.
Print Thread. Powered by UBB. In particular, the size of a region where a particular black hole has significant gravitational influence is quite limited compared to the size of a galaxy. This applies even to supermassive black holes like the one found in the middle of the Milky Way. This black hole has probably already "eaten" most or all of the stars that formed nearby, and stars further out are mostly safe from being pulled in.
Since this black hole already weighs a few million times the mass of the Sun, there will only be small increases in its mass if it swallows a few more Sun-like stars.
There is no danger of the Earth located 26, light years away from the Milky Way's black hole being pulled in. Future galaxy collisions will cause black holes to grow in size, for example by merging of two black holes.
But collisions won't happen indefinitely because the universe is big and because it's expanding, and so it's very unlikely that any sort of black hole runaway effect will occur. The late physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that while black holes get bigger by eating material, they also slowly shrink because they are losing tiny amounts of energy called "Hawking radiation.
Hawking radiation occurs because empty space, or the vacuum, is not really empty. It is actually a sea of particles continually popping into and out of existence. Hawking showed that if a pair of such particles is created near a black hole, there is a chance that one of them will be pulled into the black hole before it is destroyed.
In this event, its partner will escape into space. The energy for this comes from the black hole, so the black hole slowly loses energy, and mass, by this process. Eventually, in theory, black holes will evaporate through Hawking radiation.
Do I know that the calipers are aligned? That I still have brake pads? Brakes work because a leprechaun grabs the wheel to stop it is still based on a model — one involving traction. Even saying that brakes work because they cause a gnome to fart and the air pushes you back is based on a model — one of mass reaction. I think to understand the increase in terms of how dangerous it is, its necessary to understand how much is an increase in the maximum and how much is an increase in the minimum.
Its an important message. As you say higher mins would result in fewer heating degree days, longer growing seasons, less energy use, etc. Basically what the southern US has currently.
It seems like once the Mackenzie Brothers put the back bacon on the Coleman, all of Canada, eh, has gone into intellectual retrogression.
I remain concerned that we are talking about predictions of tenths of a degree, which is narrower than many of the temperature measurements used to create the models leading to the predictions. Additionally, there are many interactive and confounding variables in the climate system which make such narrow predicting dubious, or maybe just plain scientifically foolish.
Consider the great uncertainties of 1. With so many interactive uncertainties, how then can one presume to make accurate predictions of the climate a hundred years from now?
Exactly right. Of course none of that matters inasmuch as this is a political question and only tangentially a science question. Obviously not. Most of the temperature data are simply made up. For example, there were less than 50 thermometers continuously recording data in the entire southern hemisphere for half of the temperature record , with most of those being concentrated in SE Australia. Anyone who thinks scientists can accurately tell us what the hemispheric temperature was during that time is, IMO, a real sucker.
The situation is somewhat better from present, and in the northern hemisphere overall, but not by much. Nostradamus, my monkey, and his dart board says it is actually going to be Unfortunately both dumba as we affectionately call him and I will not be around to validate the end of the century forecast. The older employees are no longer hired. Many do not receive enough pension and are paid by the taxpayer from the social security fund. The UK has been through this cycle already. Women born in the early s suffered from moving pensions goal posts at short notice two or three times depending on your view.
Men not to the same extent. The present only toucheth thee: But Och! It was unions driving heavy industry out of the country via outrageous wage and working condition demands. I find it fascinating how people actually believe that government has a right to tell industries how they must run businesses. Ben, when you go to the store, do you go out of your way to pay more for what you buy, or do you look for the best deal that you can get?
If you look for the best deal why are you surprised that others do the same? Ok so humans evolved in an ice age and may not survive it but millions of species that evolved back then had no problem with that temp, in fact they thrived.
We know that life flourished on a warmer planet and will do so again, should the world warm to the temperatures seen in the Cambrian Period. Given our natural habitat, ie. It will mean that much more of the globe will be naturally habitable to us. The only issue with Climate Change is the inconvenience of sea level rise, and given that that will inevitably be slow, much of that can be overcome by adaption, and gradual migration to more habitable lands.
I wondered about that. Our current ice age has been lasting for several million years. We, the Canadian taxpayer, are paying to heat three homes for Justin: 1 his vacation house at Harrington Lake, 2 24 Sussex Drive, where his meals are prepared and where there is an indoor swimming pool; and 3 the 22 room Rideau Cottage where Justin sleeps. Justin is the leading example of the virtue signalling climate crowd who are vacationing in places that are 10 to 30C warmer than their normal residences. More than half of Canadians are the ones to blame for electing, and then re-electing, such a fool.
If vacationing in Costa Rica is demonstrating an example of Canadian citizens acting accordingly then I am in full support! Plan to go down myself in February! We find that IEA numbers imply that the most likely outcome of current policies is between 2. A very deceptive picture, each line is thousands of times wider than any road is. The reality is that probably less than 0.
A study done by a California university, I think it was UCLA by my recollection is hazy, concluded that a combination of reflective pavements and roof coatings would reduce the temperature of Los Angeles by 1 to 2 degrees saving a significant amount of energy.
LA is a densely populated region, with few clouds most of the year. With the exception of the area around NYC and one or two other cities, the rest of the country is substantially less populous. Beyond that, in northern latitudes, both roads and roofs are covered with snow for part of the year. In all the discussion here or anywhere I have not seen a thermodynamic mechanism of how air with its puny heat capacity will melt ice faster than now.
All of the science articles I have read about glaciers has said they melt mainly from the absorption of sunlight. Sea level rise is put forward as the main threat. Since there are prediction of of increased melt there must be some associated mathematics.
Air carries moisture and at the tipping point between glacial and inter-glacial more of the precipitation falls as rain, less as snow. There has been lots of research on such — just search — because of flooding and mass wasting. Unrelated is that glaciers naturally exhibit ice calving that puts ice into water that moves into a lower latitude and warmer water.
You are right. I turned a hairdryer on a tray of ice cubes and I cant see how it melted all the ice in a minute given the puny heat capacity of air, either. Leo Smith, That was not a well thought out experiment. The melting of the ice had much more to do with the proximity of the heat source than it did heat capacity of air. You are making the same mistake that those who point out that CO2 is but a small percentage of the atmosphere are making.
Everything is finished. Does temperature go to absolute zero when the sun goes down? If not, then the IR photons keep coming.
I myself have not becuase of that very reason and not fancying night time negotiation of the very impressive steps. It has been great having kind friends visit as they are great for us to help us know what kind of issues we will have to deal with when real guests come. The delayed rainy season this year finally started just a little.
One night, with our last visitors, it rained. Not terribly. But enough to cause the bark eating termites to start their march up the tree looking for food. They found the treehouse, got waylaid in a mattress and mossie net.
Now we now at least to warn our guests an maybe we will put a bed up there. With some kind of powder on the legs. I will definately write up a page on our website of 20 reasons why you should not visit us starting with: Possible night night visits by ants.
So we thought best, maybe to put off that project till the dry season at least. So we started on a ground level cabin type house. Ben had collected a bit of wood. Digress: on wood, we are not using any live trees or rather cuttning down any live trees for use in any of our buildings or furniture here. All the buildings have been built using either standing dead trees, uprooted dead trees, and leftovers from the loggers. There is so much here that can be used without having to cut down any trees.
So there you go. A more challenging part will be finding furniture and forcing myself not to buy wooden chairs from town. Siem Reap is full of rosewood furniture much of which might just have been cut down in our forest. So, Ben had collected some wood for the treehouse now postponed. We engaged a carpenter from our village here and the building has gone up fast.
Then it rained. So for the last two weeks, no progress has been made. They laid half the floor in a day and there is stopped. The sun is out now so just maybe they will come back tomorrow or the day after as Sunday is boxing day and boxing day is sacred here to the head carpenter. Dave, Brian and John also scooped several hundred feet in a new cave.
There were at least 30 people associated with the grotto who were at OTR this year. Here is a trip report by Ralph Hubbard from a trip on Sunday, Sept. Dreen Cave. I was sitting around Camp Mon at OTR trying to jumpstart myself with lots of strong coffee, listening to my fellow grotto members trying to decide what to do for the day.
Being extremely sleep deprived and a little hung over only a little cause they cut off the damn beer at am , I just had zero motivation. Alan Carpenter wanted to do a cave he had not seen before and everyone else was up for anything so, after some discussion, they decided on Dreen Cave.
Sit here all day and rest" I said. You guys have fun. I'll be cool". So I sat and watched everybody eagerly getting their gear together thinking Being from Annapolis puts a serious crimp in my ability to cave. I can only come up every so often and, for the last few years have devoted my time to the Shavers Mountain Karst Survey the 1st of each month. Ohhhh, what the hell.
I sorta sheepishly started mumbling something about maybe wanting to go. Dave said he had room so he and his daughter, Amber, John Barth and me, jammed all our gear into the back of Dave's truck. And off we went Five vehicles were jammed in there soooo, we find a pulloff on the road with the other cars. Pulled out our gear and did the routine; then boogied up the road to join up. It was only 40 feet or so with lot of roots and branches for safety.
The entrance to the cave is inviting,,,,,an easy climb down of about 20 feet or so to a tee junction We were all so hot from the climb and the temps in the 80s we just spread out for awhile. Bob however, had stayed near the entrance and corraled us together. To the left end first, we soon encountered the pits to the lower section. Nice drop.
Moving ahead there were only a few places with any serious exposure, and that was only from very slick, wet mud. After a jog to the left the cave ceiling suddenly drops to a low hands and knees crawl over soft clay.
Mary and Amber scurried all over and found a few "very tight" leads. After a nice rest we turned and cruised back to the "entrance room" and went on to the right end. This side is quite different from the left. Lots of big breakdown with a few crawls and pinches that some of us were hoping to avoid Small streams appear and disappear.
The cave begins to open up and you find a "register wall'. Some dates were from the mid s. Soon the cave starts showing a few pretties--then a sort of balcony appears to our right. Man,whats up there?? Its a hairy climb so everyone passes. On we go, and its getting lower There's a climb up to the right that's a little low, so I climbed up to an almost mazy sorta place that turned back towards the entrance. All of a sudden I see a headlamp off in the distance!
So I yelled--and Amber answered! She had climbed up to that "balcony" we had seen earlier and it looped around to the breakdown end. After a nice break one of many we headed on out. We got to the "entrance room" and took another nice break. After awhile quite a while, actually somebody said something about needing to get back, so we climbed out. Bob went first and just a minute or two later I heard a voice say "Man, the heat hits ya' right here". Somebody was ahead of me but I'm not sure who. They climbed out and I followed till I got to the place where "the heat hits ya'".
Man was it hot. I think Bob and Mary were out and down the hill. I climbed down a few feet to where "butt action" was the easiest way down. Man what a ride.
I managed to avoid the protruding roots and rocks on the ride down and just managed to keep from getting crushed by Alan. Giggling and laughing like kids, we split up to undo the cave we were covered in. Heading out Dave cranked up some King Crimson and started to boogie out kinda fast. All of a sudden he slowed down,,,,,,,,and we took our time going back. For a full trip report click here. They ate a picnic lunch and did vertical practice.
We got over feet of survey. The cave is now over feet long. For a full report go here. Brian Masney and Dave Riggs with two others sherpa-ed equipment to Silent Stream and then came back out. It was a long, cold cave trip. They did Stephens Gap, Valhalla, Neversink at night to see the glow worms and visited the large river passage in Rumbling Falls. They didn't get to convention until Thursday. Brian also had 5 photos in the photo salon. Mary Schmidt and Brian Masney surveyed ' of passage with Miles Drake in passage that was dug open the previous week in the Northern Section.
They didn't find it, but had a good time looking. Excellent description on how an S-trap works. It is explained in simple form so an average person can understand. Great job. I liked your report on S traps.
There are quite a few homes that have these. I would recommend venting the fixture properly. Homes in MPLS will need to have these corrected for sale purposes. Great report Reuben.Over the next several years The Oak Island Treasure Company would dig more shafts, pump more water, and still get nowhere. In they did manage to clear out the Money Pit down to feet where they actually saw the entrance of the flood tunnel temporarily stopped up with rocks.