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  1. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Who would you want to see him with? Honestly,...

    Who would you want to see him with?

    Honestly, I think he's perfectly suited for McLaren for now - can't see him at RBR, Ferrari, or Merc, though if Lulu retires a George/Lando pairing would be...
  2. Seat, Skoda, and VW all make the same type of...

    Seat, Skoda, and VW all make the same type of vehicle on the same platforms with the same engines but different build/material quality, technology, luxury, etc.

    While vehicle shopping here I...
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    I flew out of YYC a few days ago. All was good...

    I flew out of YYC a few days ago. All was good except for security. They had a dozen trays queued to be manually checked and this one chick spent like 20 minutes with some stupid bitch going through...
  4. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Except that Perez was ahead and Russell could...

    Except that Perez was ahead and Russell could have avoided it by either turning in more and using the track on the inside or, assuming he had locked out the steering, slowed down to make the inside...
  5. Thread: 2022 f1

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    I'm thinking more about the sprint. The radio...

    I'm thinking more about the sprint. The radio comms were terrible:

    https://photos.smugmug.com/Misc-Pics/i-qZjNRPz/0/7e78ec3c/L/WhatsApp%20Image%202022-07-09%20at%201.43.14%20PM-L.jpg...
  6. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Yea, it was rather eventful but I'm not even sure...

    Yea, it was rather eventful but I'm not even sure what to comment about it.

    Checo f'd up by trying to go around the outside on Turn 4 but it still sucks that Russell only got a 5 second penalty...
  7. You think the revenue from seat belt tickets...

    You think the revenue from seat belt tickets outweighs the cost of ambulance/rescue for those in accidents who don't wear them?

    k.
  8. That was the Alberta NDP's approach to employment...

    That was the Alberta NDP's approach to employment as well - just hire everyone with tax dollars and act like employment and the economy are doing great.

    Spain is a disaster that way - no one wants...
  9. To sum it up: better driver training, better...

    To sum it up: better driver training, better driver awareness (including warnings of excessive speeding as in the OP), and mandatory safety features (seat belts, airbags, daytime running lights,...
  10. Kind of the entire point of my original post,...

    Kind of the entire point of my original post, isn't it?
  11. What data points do you suggest I use? I mean, 3x...

    What data points do you suggest I use? I mean, 3x more isn't even close so if you're arguing the data is flawed, it must be incredibly flawed.
  12. $2000 is substantially more than $600 - and it's...

    $2000 is substantially more than $600 - and it's not even clear if that's for full coverage in Alberta.

    https://rates.ca/insurance-quotes/auto/alberta
  13. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Yea, gutted for Sainz for sure. They seemed...

    Yea, gutted for Sainz for sure.

    They seemed to be very tight on track limits and I thought the penalties were reasonable - hopefully they continue to consistently apply that through the rest of...
  14. Do you also hate the mandatory use of seat belts?

    Do you also hate the mandatory use of seat belts?
  15. Social media headline politics at its finest. Our...

    Social media headline politics at its finest. Our 2017 Touran has the option of excess speed alerts. They can be annoying in the city but I really don't mind it for highway driving since signage...
  16. We're paying less than 450€/year for full...

    We're paying less than 450€/year for full coverage on a $30k vehicle in Spain.

    Seems they've got the insurance thing figured out better than Canada does....
  17. People who drive with higher risk behaviour get...

    People who drive with higher risk behaviour get charged more?

    Fine by me.
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    I went to the Sundance office yesterday and got...

    I went to the Sundance office yesterday and got my application submitted in about one hour. I went around 10:30am and the staff were commenting that there were less people than usual.

    I did have...
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    Sweet, thanks. I might try the South office...

    Sweet, thanks. I might try the South office tomorrow. Line up at Harry Hays was 5.5 hours this morning according to their website. Sundance didn't update at 09:30 but at noon they said only 1.5 hours.
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    Finally, a Trudeau government solution to the...

    Finally, a Trudeau government solution to the problem - buy 801 chairs so people don't need to stand in line :facepalm:
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  21. Thread: 2022 f1

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    There's a corrugated steel barrier behind the...

    There's a corrugated steel barrier behind the tires holding them in place. It seems they intentionally built a path between the chainlink fence and tires - no idea why.
  22. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Yea, I think he slid through the gravel faster...

    Yea, I think he slid through the gravel faster because of being upside down. Either way, that gap between the tires and the fence was foolish. Hopefully they take note and improve the barriers on...
  23. Thread: 2022 f1

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    He looked rather responsible for the accident (I...

    He looked rather responsible for the accident (I mean, I'd chalk it up as a racing incident but when Gasly backed off it looked like GR went pretty hard left into Zhou) and had lost a tire himself....
  24. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Yea, Nissany was almost decapitated in F2 today...

    Yea, Nissany was almost decapitated in F2 today as well - Halo saved his life for sure. https://talksport.com/sport/motorsport/1142156/halo-saves-drivers-life-f2-horror-crash-british-grand-prix/
  25. Thread: 2022 f1

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    107304 Scariest start for a while. Happy Zhou...

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    Scariest start for a while. Happy Zhou is okay but a real shame as he's been driving great the last couple of weekends.

    Latifi still looking surprisingly good but race distance won't be...
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    Wow, great pics!! Did you take a drone with you?...

    Wow, great pics!! Did you take a drone with you?

    How'd the duty charges work? Did you fly directly into Calgary or did you have to settle in a different province and then connect?
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    ^ Can you explain more? I don't understand what...

    ^ Can you explain more? I don't understand what you mean by casting or lagged?

    Do you mean changing the grip position (i.e. hands relative to the grip) or hand position relative to the entire club?
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    lol, breaking news, Herr Trudeau has finally...

    lol, breaking news, Herr Trudeau has finally announced a plan to plan a solution.

    "The task force will drive action to improve the processing of passports and immigration applications by...
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    This doesn't really fit in the Scotch thread or...

    This doesn't really fit in the Scotch thread or this Bourbon thread but given that Canadian whisky is typically blends rather than malt I'll put it here.

    Exploring Canadian Whisky this month. I'll...
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    Updates. I went to Wilson Photo for the pics -...

    Updates. I went to Wilson Photo for the pics - $13 for the 2 pics and he spent a good 10 minutes making sure they looked good. Nice guy, too. https://www.wilsonphotoandvideo.net/

    I then went to...
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    Yea, I think one set of photos that I had...

    Yea, I think one set of photos that I had rejected was from the AMA. At least they did the re-takes for free but it doesn't save all of the extra time and hassle.



    I think it's more the person...
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    You need to have the photos stamped by the...

    You need to have the photos stamped by the photographer on the back.

    I'm on to maybe my 7th or 8th passport (I used to fill them up every couple of years, even when they were 48-pages) and I'm...
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    Can anyone recommend a good place for passport...

    Can anyone recommend a good place for passport photos downtown?

    I remember liking a place near Harry Hays but I don't see it on Google maps and have no idea if it's still there.
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    Thanks, but I'm not after the normal Glencairns...

    Thanks, but I'm not after the normal Glencairns (I have a dozen or so). I'm looking for the larger/wider "Canadian" Glencairn, which Glencairn now calls the mixer.

    This is the best price I've...
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    Anyone know where I can find a couple of Canadian...

    Anyone know where I can find a couple of Canadian Glencairns (Glencairn Mixers) for a decent price?

    I've been looking online but the ones I see are $15-$20/glass plus $10+ for shipping/delivery....
  36. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Agreed. Great pics!! What camera / lenses were...

    Agreed. Great pics!! What camera / lenses were you using? How'd you manage to get those close-up driver shots!?
  37. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Vettel had great pace in practice but all that...

    Vettel had great pace in practice but all that bad karma from his stupid anti-oil sands helmet must have caught up with him.
  38. Thread: 2022 f1

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    Where did you see the Glendronach 10? How much?

    Where did you see the Glendronach 10? How much?
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    I'm not a big TV guy but it's 39C today so threw...

    I'm not a big TV guy but it's 39C today so threw on some Rust Valley Restorers. It did not disappoint.

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