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    Re: Rain Barrel Project

    Also, read this.
  2. Thread: Mekong Restaurant

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    Mekong Restaurant

    Mekong on Beretania Street is closed; all boarded up. Does anybody know what the story is? Did they lose their lease?
  3. Thread: Big booms!

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    Re: Big booms!

    Ha. HPD only just now caught on? In Kalihi we've been hearing those booms for several years running. I've never seen one go off but I know the sound well.
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    Re: What the janitor saw?

    New York City's "rubber rooms" have gotten a fair amount of press recently:

    http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/08/31/090831fa_fact_brill...
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    Christmas tree mosquitoes

    What's the best way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in the water of your Christmas tree stand?

    After unsuccessfully googling around for relevant discussions, it occurred to me that most...
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    Clear (formerly known as Clearwire)

    I have been using Clearwire for about a year and a half. This month they sent me a new modem because they are upgrading their network to WiMAX. (They're also changing their name from Clearwire to...
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    Re: hello, from berkeley, ca

    Aloha, John. Go Bears! I was a Cal student in the mid to late 80s, and totally enjoyed myself. Well, except for the climate shock of living in a place where seeing your breath in front of you is...
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    Re: Sign here if you repaired something today

    I swapped out the ballast in my kitchen fluorescent light fixture tonight.

    The hardest part was getting the metal cover off in the first place. It's held on by tension on six metal tabs -- if you...
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    Re: Tropical Storm Lana

    Here's another good hurricane tracking website:

    http://www.stormpulse.com/pacific/
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    Re: Camera stores in Honolulu

    Digital. And there's nothing wrong with Best Buy, I was there today. I'm just looking for more inventory to look at.
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    Camera stores in Honolulu

    I'm shopping for a camera and am finding it hard to get a look at the selection in person these days. There's Best Buy and the office stores, sure. But is there anywhere else in Honolulu that has a...
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    Re: Apple Announcements

    The built-in SD card slots are a nice touch. Moving photos from my camera to my MacBook is one of the few activities that I need a USB adapter for.
  13. Thread: Futon Bed Couch

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    Re: Futon Bed Couch

    We replaced the cushions on our couch and a big comfy chair with futons from Creative Furniture Outlet, over on Waimanu Street off of Ward Avenue. Friendly service, good prices.
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    Re: How To Download Youtube Video?

    On my Mac, I use a Quicktime plugin called Perian that takes care of almost any codec I'd need. It's really nice to be able to use a single player for all my media, rather than to have to remember...
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    Re: is 30 too old for Easter eggs?

    Peshkwe and Adri: as a kid I stumbled across a National Geographic article about Ukrainian pysanky eggs and was fascinated. It took decades before I decided to try it myself, but once I did I was...
  16. Thread: Kinda Spider?

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    Re: Kinda Spider?

    It's a spiny-backed spider, probably Thelacantha brevispina. Here are a few other photos of that species.

    There is also another spiny-backed spider species in Hawaii, Gasteracantha cancriformis,...
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    Re: HT's Photo Sharing Thread - Chapter 4

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/3211511909_3378ea39e2_b.jpg

    This was taken out at Kaʻena Point. It was a lot easier to take a picture of a ʻaʻama shell than it was to try to get a live ʻaʻama...
  18. Thread: A book question

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    Re: A book question

    Stuart Ball's The Hikers Guide to Oʻahu is the one to get.
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    Re: Power surge after blackout

    Yesterday I went to the Oceanic service desk at Sears Ala Moana and found it totally swamped with people. When I picked a number at the counter, I got C22. At the time they were serving... A97. :eek:...
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    Re: How 'bout them psycedelic geckos!

    The ones Ron is asking about are gold dust day geckos. They're in my yard in Kalihi, too.
  21. Re: Using fuels other than crude oil

    Algae.

    There's a company who is working on extracting a crude oil substitute from algae. They say you can process it in refineries and make gasoline and diesel and jet fuel from it, just like...
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    Re: Recommend me a free FLV converter

    Is this for Windows or OS X? iSquint works great for me on my Mac.
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    Re: Apple Announcements

    MobileMe sounds like exactly what I have been looking for. Syncs with iCal and Outlook? If it can sync with Google Calendars too, then I am so there.

    Now, to wait for the actual product to see if...
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    Re: Problems with OS X 10.5.3

    MBP = MacBook Pro
    Gray Curtain = an OS X kernel panic
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    Problems with OS X 10.5.3

    Ack! OS X 10.5.3 rolled out today and it's not playing well with my MBP. I ran Software Update, and it installed itself and then asked me to restart my system. So I did. But before my MBP finished...
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