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by parfive


Some neat opalized fossils at 36:30

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/australias-first-4-billion-years-monsters/
by stardiamond
The two on the cab stand came off the dop while being worked on. I need to take better pictures when the light improves


by gregniel
Just had a new unit's motor go bad. I hope they will replace it.
by chapslv
Borax contains boron and sodium. If these build up in the soil over time, the levels can become toxic to most plants. A little bit is unlikely to harm plants (or weeds) and if you have high amounts of rainfall, it will likely wash out and not cause any problems (or benefit like killing weeds).

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gwbom: They have a metamorphic look but some are bluish and some a marble green most are very hard..heavy Jul 1, 2020 14:20:13 GMT -5
rickb: Woof is stoning you. Jul 1, 2020 16:00:34 GMT -5 *
amygdule: When you're stoned, the rocks just fly by. Jul 1, 2020 20:32:47 GMT -5 *
rickb: Sometimes they leave vapor trails. Jul 1, 2020 20:58:57 GMT -5 *
amygdule: Ore tracers in your mind. Jul 2, 2020 3:01:00 GMT -5
Wooferhound: It's a Rock Tumbler for your Imagination Jul 2, 2020 5:24:38 GMT -5 *
rickb: A well rounded mine. Jul 2, 2020 5:36:43 GMT -5 *
rickb: So far it's been a cruel, cruel summer. Jul 2, 2020 16:22:06 GMT -5
rockpickerforever:

Jul 2, 2020 17:00:55 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I don't care how the sausage was made, I just want to know how it was served ? Jul 2, 2020 17:06:36 GMT -5
rickb: Looks like it's midnight at the oasis. Jul 3, 2020 6:17:13 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I need to get a Steering Wheel with a Car on it , cheap . Jul 3, 2020 9:45:29 GMT -5
rickb: don't get a murder scooter Jul 3, 2020 11:50:14 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Naw, those are called donor cycles. Be generous, give the gift of life. Jul 3, 2020 13:37:03 GMT -5
rickb: Jul 4, 2020 9:23:22 GMT -5 *
Wooferhound: Light Fuse , Get Away . . . Jul 4, 2020 11:34:34 GMT -5
rickb: ...count your fingers when it's over. Jul 4, 2020 13:56:43 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: If one of your friends is lighting off fireworks, and sez, "Here, hold mah beer," turn around and run, run very fast! Jul 4, 2020 15:08:25 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Don't use all your muscles , only the ones that you want to keep . Jul 4, 2020 16:58:39 GMT -5
Wooferhound: It's a bad time to be a Statue Jul 5, 2020 13:37:03 GMT -5