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Posts by Spamalot‭

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Q&A What is this object in my garden (that looks like a bomb)?

The most common use of these in my direct, personal, experience is that they were used to mark road construction / obstructions at night, before battery powered flashing lights replaced them. It's...

posted 1mo ago by Spamalot‭

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Q&A Why do I see rodents out in a gale?

I would guess it's that they are less likely to be nabbed by birds in those conditions. Crossing open spaces is a perilous activity for precisely the reason that birds catch rodents from above; if ...

posted 1mo ago by Spamalot‭

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Q&A What is the advantage of a running vest instead of a backpack for trail running?

Ease of access. You can get something out of most pockets in a vest without stopping and removing it first. With a backpack, you might be able to reach a side pocket without removing it - otherwise...

posted 1mo ago by Spamalot‭

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Q&A How to find a safe portable 1500 watt heater

The "ceramic" variant is considerably safer than the old hot-element type. They use a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) variable-resistance ceramic element and a fan. If the fan fails, the PTC...

posted 1mo ago by Spamalot‭  ·  edited 1mo ago by Michael‭

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