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Old Jun 17, 19, 6:50 am
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Oh my bottle of Ardbeg
@yyznomad, stop imbibing, I begged!
Oh my bottle of Bowmore
Dram after dram, he wanted more!

Oh my bottle of Laphroaig
He soaked it all in the house of a Québécois frog!
Oh my bottle of Macallan,
Unlike a 787, he doesn't get many miles per gallon!

Oh my bottle of Port Charlotte
For sure, he drank a lot!
Oh my bottle of Bruichladdich
Likely he ended up sleeping in a ditch!

Oh my bottle of Lagavulin
I hope he brought some Aspirin!
Oh my bottle of Oban
From my house, he might now be banned!

Oh my bottle of Champagne
@DNAwizard and his friend Laurent Perrier didn't complain!
Oh my stash of Kit Kat
@24left ate them all and tried to blame the cat!

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Old Jun 17, 19, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by canopus27 View Post
A win will be at least as big as the Jays win was at the time, and it will be as well remembered & celebrated over time as the world series championship is still remembered & talked about.

Summary: I think the town will go bonkers
I think I was right

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Old Jun 17, 19, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by canopus27 View Post
I think I was right

Just be interested - is that a personal photo, or from your relation who lives downtown? Or ...?

From all indications I'm hearing it's even crazier than expected.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
From all indications I'm hearing it's even crazier than expected.
Yes, that's what I'm hearing too.

Originally Posted by jc94 View Post
Just be interested - is that a personal photo, or from your relation who lives downtown? Or ...?
My daughter is downtown right now - but that picture is just one that I downloaded from the interwebs, as it has a better perspective than just being in the middle of the crowd.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by canopus27 View Post
Yes, that's what I'm hearing too.

My daughter is downtown right now - but that picture is just one that I downloaded from the interwebs, as it has a better perspective than just being in the middle of the crowd.
Yeah, seen a few pictures out of high rise building windows. Looks like Rockefeller Center at Xmas.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 11:57 am
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Downtown TO is a zoo, thankfully the PATH exists as there is no way to cross the parade route at street level.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 12:05 pm
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Glad that I stayed away from that area. I have a few friends who live along Queen/Richmond/Adelaide, will ask them to see if everything is ok lol.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 12:22 pm
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The buses with the players STILL haven't made it to Nathan Philips Square!
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Old Jun 17, 19, 1:00 pm
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There are times when I really like the simplicity of the Linux command line. I need to copy an SD Card. The options for Windows involve installing a disk imaging program from sourceforge or using a demo of some commercial product. In Linux I turn to trusty old dd and I'm off to the races.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 1:11 pm
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There are times when I really like the simplicity of the Linux command line. I need to copy an SD Card. The options for Windows involve installing a disk imaging program from sourceforge or using a demo of some commercial product. In Linux I turn to trusty old dd and I'm off to the races.
Oh, Dataset Definition. One of the few historical UNIX commands with at connection to the IBM world.

Or, as it's more commonly known as: Disk Destroyer.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 1:30 pm
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TTC has closed three stations at street level as well. I mean TTC is at breaking point on a normal day so I’m sure this surprises no one.

I get it’s busy but if the route has been cleared odd they didn’t make it on time. I mean, it’s a bus, surely they mapped out the route and told that driver at what speed to go?

Still I guess people are enjoying it and weather isn’t too bad.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 3:32 pm
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Two people shot at the parade: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ting-1.5178886

I guess I’m glad I ultimately decided to stay at YYZ and have some beers with some illustrious FTers.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 4:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ffsim View Post
Two people shot at the parade: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...ting-1.5178886

I guess I’m glad I ultimately decided to stay at YYZ and have some beers with some illustrious FTers.
Argh. Sounds like it’s been updated to four victims too now. None life threatening, don’t know why or what happened though.
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Old Jun 18, 19, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
yyznomad, @24left, et @jasdou lunched at a chateau
the prior night had dinner and Kit Kat gateau
under the auspices of a @jasdou
with @DNAwizard surprise out of the blue
It was a fun weekend by the river
it's not the winter so we didn't shiver
@24left saw my legs all white and pasty
everything we ate was nice and tasty
we gorged on non-lounge food
now here at contract lounge in a good mood

oink oink


Originally Posted by jasdou View Post
Oh my bottle of Ardbeg
@yyznomad, stop imbibing, I begged!
Oh my bottle of Bowmore
Dram after dram, he wanted more!

Oh my bottle of Laphroaig
He soaked it all in the house of a Québécois frog!
Oh my bottle of Macallan,
Unlike a 787, he doesn't get many miles per gallon!

Oh my bottle of Port Charlotte
For sure, he drank a lot!
Oh my bottle of Bruichladdich
Likely he ended up sleeping in a ditch!

Oh my bottle of Lagavulin
I hope he brought some Aspirin!
Oh my bottle of Oban
From my house, he might now be banned!

Oh my bottle of Champagne
@DNAwizard and his friend Laurent Perrier didn't complain!
Oh my stash of Kit Kat
@24left ate them all and tried to blame the cat!
You guys have such a creative writing. Simply beautiful
It was awesome to see you again @jasdou and @24left and to meet the famously prolific and insightful FT poster @yyznomad
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Old Jun 18, 19, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by RangerNS View Post
Oh, Dataset Definition. One of the few historical UNIX commands with at connection to the IBM world.

Or, as it's more commonly known as: Disk Destroyer.
You could copy \\.\diskn foo.dd or learn some powershell. I wouldn't say if of bs count skip are super intuitive, albeit what I grew up with....

Also the Linux kernel is being embedded in win10 as of wsl2. Something like that... OS is just a tool.

Edit: I could learn how to reply properly too... Ugh... Mind is elsewhere
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