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General Discussion / Re: So I bought an ebike...
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 11:07:11 AM »
That was sig worthy...
General Discussion / US Aluminum Recycling
« Last post by airboy on Today at 07:33:08 AM »
Aluminum made from recycled scrap made up the majority of aluminum used in the US for the first time in 2018.

This was driven by two things.  China first imposed much higher quality standards on imported recyclable material then followed by imposed a 50% tariff on US scrap aluminum.  A glut of recyclable aluminum in the US resulted.  .  The Trump Admin's tariffs on foreign aluminum also contributed.  Imports went down 20% and domestic production went up 20%.  US new aluminum production cannot keep up with demand - so recycling got a boost.

Much scrap aluminum in the USA comes from recycled cars and torn down buildings.  That aluminum is harder to process and commands a lower price than scrap from cans which is easy to process.  But I was unaware that scrapped cars were such a huge source of recycled aluminum.

I've always told my wife that if a bum won't pick it up that the recyclable material had no market value.  She would sometimes fume if I got busy and only recycled the drink cans.  I told her that the cans were the only thing profitable.

My parents recycled starting back in the 1960s.  Dad figured out that he could make a few bucks recycling the newspapers we subscribed to and he would pay less in trash costs (we had private garbage service because we did not live in a city).  Thus, we recycled.  He also had the home he built in the mid-1970s installed with a lot of florescent lighting because again, it saved him money.  As children of the depression, my family was all about the cash and not about the tree-hugging eco-loonism that started in the 1970s.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Star Trek series coming in 2017
« Last post by JasonPratt on Today at 07:02:44 AM »
Heck, might as well!

General Discussion / Re: Gifs of Greatness!
« Last post by besilarius on Today at 05:07:59 AM »
Recreation of the statue of Augustus with the original paints.  Quite striking.
Music, TV, Movies / Re: Star Trek series coming in 2017
« Last post by Anguille on Today at 01:28:35 AM »
Just finished watching the show. Not having netflix and the like, i had to buy the dvds. Like many, i am a big Star Trek fan. My favorites remain the TOS, Next Generation and DS9. I never finished Enterprise though (the only one).

Overall, i do like the new series but didn't like the ending with the Mirror Universe. Imho, Burnham should have taken Lorca with her as she knew him best (they did fight together for many months against the Klingons) while she had no idea what the Emperor was like (except for massmurdering people, including the Klingons). Don't think the twist with Lorca and Tyler was good anyway, especially Lorca as i think he was a good captain and i feel the decision to change his story came late in the season as at least he was a very good captain for the first 1/2 of the season. The death of the doctor was also a bad decision imho.

What i've seen from season 2 looks interesting...i will have to keep away from this thread until i've seen Season 2 on dvd.  ;)
General Discussion / Re: So I bought an ebike...
« Last post by Toonces on Yesterday at 10:34:21 PM »
Still here and alive. On kindlenso thisnwill be short.  Of wtf.

Day 3 to.borrow.  weather is bad.  Had first fall; good call on gloves.  Heavy rain tomorrow.ngut check.  Inshall prevail.  Jesus thisnisnworse than a drunk post.  F you kindle.
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Headline News From Maine
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:16:23 PM »
I too miss the Mirthman. What you can't see in the photo is the little Ice Hampsters running around in a circle to power it. Wearing Uggs of course to keep warm.
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:13:10 PM »
"To Serve Serling".  ;)
General Discussion / Re: WANT!
« Last post by Sir Slash on Yesterday at 09:07:14 PM »
Are you sure they're not trying to kill the gnomes too?   :coolsmiley:
Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 06:18:31 PM »
Rod Serling would approve.
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