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    Lol. Dont wear mine anyway, so sure, whatever...

    Lol. Dont wear mine anyway, so sure, whatever tickles your pickle.
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    They explained it to us as ring goes on opposite...

    They explained it to us as ring goes on opposite of wedding ring cause you didn't want the two rings hitting (work and wife dont mix is the way the 70 year old men explained it).
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    Opposite your wedding ring generally. And that...

    Opposite your wedding ring generally. And that Amazon price is $5 too high... I think mine was $25 back in the day.

    Lots of mining engineers (including me) dont wear them though... its a good...
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    Im a mining engineer. Some, but not a ton, of...

    Im a mining engineer. Some, but not a ton, of experience with tailings. Shoot me a message if you've got questions. If i can't answer it, i can always ask around.
  5. Sold.

    Sold.
  6. Pending sale. Thanks for your interest.

    Pending sale. Thanks for your interest.
  7. Dropped price to $19,500.

    Dropped price to $19,500.
  8. Dropped the price to $21,000.

    Dropped the price to $21,000.
  9. FS: 2010 Audi S4 Premium - 6spd - $19,500

    Vehicle Details
    Year : 2010
    Make and Model : Audi S4 Premium
    Exterior Color : Meteor Grey Pearl
    Interior Color : Black
    Auto or Manual? : 6 Speed Manual
    Odometer Reading : 130,376km
    Location...
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    FS: Athena LS500B Tower Speakers - $350

    Hello,

    I've got a pair of Athena LS500B Tower speakers for sale. Im selling because we've hooked our record player into the Sonos system. They sound amazing and haven't been abused. Equal length...
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    I've been using the Machine Era Co original...

    I've been using the Machine Era Co original wallet from kickstarter for years now. Its brass and really has a nice weight to it. Only issue is that every year or so, the elastic wears out and I have...
  12. When we bought our new place last year, we...

    When we bought our new place last year, we calculated it so that I was comfortable paying the mortgage myself. So with that in mind, mortgage is about 20% of net take home. Knock it down to 15% if...
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    The only time i've seen getting a P.Eng equate to...

    The only time i've seen getting a P.Eng equate to a raise was when I worked consulting. It was about $10k and it was because it enabled them to charge you out at a higher rate because you could stamp...
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    SOLD

    SOLD
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    While its true that the actual dam wouldn't...

    While its true that the actual dam wouldn't collapse due the emergency spillway, I'd think that the erosion from flows over the hillside would be of significant concern. Weakening the embankments...
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    Mostly been using the Anova for doing up a batch...

    Mostly been using the Anova for doing up a batch of chicken breasts. 1 hour 15 mins at 142*.
    Its great because we just leave em in the fridge for the week and can either reheat or a quick sear and...
  17. Pavement here in Winston Heights. Cars park on...

    Pavement here in Winston Heights. Cars park on snow/ice and its sketchy to get out, but where you actually drive, its fine.
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    Might as well bump this up... get set for spring!

    Might as well bump this up... get set for spring!
  19. FS: Hankook Winter Tires and Steel Rims (15" 5x114.3)

    Description: Set of 4 - 15" Alloy Wheels (5x114.3) from 1998 Honda Accord V6 with Winter Tires (Hankook 195/65/15). Came off my wife's old car which we no longer have.
    I forget the specific model of...
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    FS: 2007 Suzuki SV650S

    Vehicle Details
    Year : 2007
    Make and Model : Suzuki SV650S
    Exterior Color : Red
    Odometer Reading : 26613 km
    Location of Vehicle : Calgary
    Description :
    Hello. I am finally getting around to...
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    Yeah - we get a bump (4.7%) in salary when we...

    Yeah - we get a bump (4.7%) in salary when we move to 7/7... because you work 84 hours every two weeks instead of the normal 80.
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    Camp's pretty good, but it obviously depends on...

    Camp's pretty good, but it obviously depends on which camp. Ive been up at Albian (Shell) for a few years and I love it. Much better than office work and 7/7 shift is amazing. Days go by quick and...
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    Poll: No time spent on budgeting. I subscribe to the...

    No time spent on budgeting. I subscribe to the "if I dont see it, I wont spend it" so I have 25% of my monthly pay going into savings before I see it in my account. Once in savings, it gets split...
  24. Poll: Oh. I understand that it makes sense on a balance...

    Oh. I understand that it makes sense on a balance sheet, but its short sighted because without the senior folks around, there's nobody to teach the new engineers what works and what doesn't. You end...
  25. Poll: We (major O&G) are doing more layoffs. Apply for...

    We (major O&G) are doing more layoffs. Apply for your job BS again. Still dont know if Ill be affected or not.

    At the same time, we're still hiring new grads. Go figure.


    Ill echo that its...
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    Nothing holding up Scottford from the mine side...

    Nothing holding up Scottford from the mine side of things... both Muskeg River Mine and Jackpine Mine are producing at full capacity despite not having the full workforce back yet. For most of my set...
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    Albian (Shell) is producing. When our pipeline to...

    Albian (Shell) is producing. When our pipeline to Scotford was threatened by the fire, it was shut down for a bit and our refinery came pretty close to running out but the mines got back up in time...
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    Albian (Jackpine Mine) is back up operating as of...

    Albian (Jackpine Mine) is back up operating as of 9am this morning. Not max rates yet, but we're flying people back up. Muskeg River Mine is scheduled to start back up tomorrow, but might be sooner....
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    Yeah. It rained a little bit yesterday up here....

    Yeah. It rained a little bit yesterday up here. Mostly dust control though. Not enough to put out the fire. Word is that they need 50-70mm of rain to really put a dent in it.

    It's definitely...
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    Rumour is that we'll be getting some help from...

    Rumour is that we'll be getting some help from the army on construction of the fire breaks around the site. No ETA though.

    Most of the land is pretty stripped, but there are some areas of regrowth...
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    Yeah. I land/take off from Albian's airstrip in a...

    Yeah. I land/take off from Albian's airstrip in a 737 every week.

    Also - confirmed. They landed a Hercules yesterday at Albian to drop off supplies for the camp. We then loaded it with evacuees...
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    Currently up at one of the mines. Smoke is...

    Currently up at one of the mines. Smoke is visible in the sky. Obviously the fires are far away right now.

    We've opened up our doors to allow people from town to stay at our camp. Non-essential...
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    First pic is out on a range road off of Hwy 1A....

    First pic is out on a range road off of Hwy 1A. Bit of a twisty road by the sign that says Treetops Pet Resort.

    Second pic is Hwy 3 near Fernie. Picked up the bike on a wednesday and went out for...
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    Loving mine so far. Just picked it up a month...

    Loving mine so far. Just picked it up a month ago.

    2014 Multistrada 1200 S.

    http://i.imgur.com/pkfglFWh.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/bypcjHeh.jpg

    Came with the full service history.
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    Poll: Mining Engineer. Work at a mine. Go figure. ...

    Mining Engineer. Work at a mine. Go figure.

    Basically my job involves knowing enough about civil, mechanical and geotechnical engineering to tell them when they're wrong and then going out in the...
  36. Poll: Interesting. I've been away (days off and on...

    Interesting. I've been away (days off and on vacation) for the last couple weeks. Downstream? I thought the mine was going to Unconventionals along with other undesireables like Iraq.

    My group...
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    Several years ago, coming back down QE2 from an...

    Several years ago, coming back down QE2 from an Edmonton Subaru Meet, I got pulled over and given a tint ticket (35% tint on the fronts) by a Sheriff. About 30 mins later, got pulled over again and,...
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    I believe we'll be getting rid of our '75 BMW...

    I believe we'll be getting rid of our '75 BMW that we raced in Chumpcar in Calgary a few years ago.

    http://www.betacuts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/5752602764_797c99d926_b.jpg
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    Check out Tacofino for sure. Its a stationary...

    Check out Tacofino for sure. Its a stationary food truck just outside of town. They also have locations in Vancouver and Victoria.
  40. Signed. also: After my trip out to BC...

    Signed.

    also:


    After my trip out to BC last week, I noticed they've changed how the passing lanes work as well.

    It used to be that, when the road widened out at the start of the passing...
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