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Old Jan 12, 2024, 2:46 pm
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But until you turn in your completed card, they have no way of knowing who you are or whether you've completed a chapter. Seems phony to me
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 4:17 pm
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Originally Posted by zorn
If I get a higher resolution monitor (i.e. not just "bigger" necessarily but more pixels tall) is that likely to solve this problem?
it should! the important part that you already clarified is that scrolling up & down moves the chopped off top or bottom of the display into view.

1080 horizontal lines is often too low, many in-between will be 1920x1200 x1440 or x1600. I use 3840x2160 4K, but that seems overkill.

If it's running on Windows, before you buy a new sceen, try system, display custom scaling, https://www.windowscentral.com/how-a...ngs-windows-11and set it to, say, 90%. That way a bit more info fits on one screen (but it won't be quite as sharp/clear as 100%)
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith
But until you turn in your completed card, they have no way of knowing who you are or whether you've completed a chapter. Seems phony to me
I'm still just a noob. I have a few more drinks to drink and a couple more chapters to complete. A problem for a future trip.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 4:40 pm
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I'm still just a noob. I have a few more drinks to drink and a couple more chapters to complete. A problem for a future trip.
So does that make you a FOTDR?
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 5:15 pm
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So does that make you a FOTDR?
Dunno. But I do have two holy cards that need to get slightly holier. Likely two visits or one bender.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Dunno. But I do have two holy cards that need to get slightly holier. Likely two visits or one bender.
I feel like that should be "holey cards" not "holy" ones ... though I suspect there may be disagreement on that. 😆
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I feel like that should be "holey cards" not "holy" ones ... though I suspect there may be disagreement on that. 😆
Pun most certainly intentional!
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I feel like that should be "holey cards" not "holy" ones ... though I suspect there may be disagreement on that. 😆
It does have some very cult-like aspects.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Dunno. But I do have two holy cards that need to get slightly holier. Likely two visits or one bender.
Sounds like someone is just begging for a night of being folded, spindled and/or mutilated.
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 6:46 pm
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It's minus godawful in Vancouver, we have snow, and it's POETS day. So that means Tiki drinks!


Nui Nui (1937 Version) - Rum (Demerara, Jamaican & cachaa), Orange and Lime juices, Cinnamon and Vanilla syrups, St. Elizabeth Dram, and Jamaican bitters.

A big shout out to our friendly neighborhood moderator for smuggling in a key ingredient!
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Old Jan 12, 2024, 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Nui Nui (1937 Version) - Rum (Demerara, Jamaican & cachaa), Orange and Lime juices, Cinnamon and Vanilla syrups, St. Elizabeth Dram, and Jamaican bitters.
Quantities, please?

big shout out to our friendly neighborhood moderator for smuggling in a key ingredient!
To be clear to any CBSA folks reading, it was properly declared and (sadly, given BC's ludicrous liquor taxes) fully paid for!
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 11:31 am
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Quantities, please?
  • 2 ounces aged rum, OR an equal-parts blend of Demerara rum, Jamaican rum and cachaa
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 3/4 ounce cinnamon syrup (BG Reynolds)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce vanilla syrup (BG Reynolds)
  • 1/4 ounce allspice dram
  • 2 dashes of bitters (Bittercube Jamaican No.1)
Shake and strain over crushed ice.
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 12:13 pm
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Too many ingredients; too much effort.

I'll stick to the cow grog.

1oz El Dorado 12
1oz Bacardi Superior
1/2oz Demerara syrup
1/2oz lime juice
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 5:19 pm
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A) A local strong IPA, 7.5% or so.

B) additional (A)
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
2 dashes of bitters (Bittercube Jamaican No.1)
Bittermen's tiki bitters might be an okay substitute?

Originally Posted by canadiancow
Too many ingredients; too much effort.

I'll stick to the cow grog.

1oz El Dorado 12
1oz Bacardi Superior
1/2oz Demerara syrup
1/2oz lime juice
Not enough ingredients
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