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    King Richards Faire

    Anyone planing on attending the Faire this year, we are planning on going tomorrow

    Dennis
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    Beautiful work as usual, Your pictures are...

    Beautiful work as usual, Your pictures are dangerous I am not sure I have room for a fifth sword over the fireplace. :-)

    Beauty, Bench Eater, and and the other two we never got around to naming...
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    Saturday and Sunday should be great days for...

    Saturday and Sunday should be great days for sailing.

    Dennis
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    We are going to be spending Friday night on a 125...

    We are going to be spending Friday night on a 125 ft Schooner in Boston Harbor then setting sail on Saturday morning for Gloucester to participate in the Labor day Schooner race on Sunday

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  5. Bummer I was looking froward to that auction, my...

    Bummer I was looking froward to that auction, my neighbors would probably have complained about the noise ;)

    Dennis
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    You kind sir are obviously a gentleman and a...

    You kind sir are obviously a gentleman and a scholar
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    That actually makes sense but its hard on the...

    That actually makes sense but its hard on the spell checker ... Bartender a Guiness please
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    Absolutely right and I am in serious need of an...

    Absolutely right and I am in serious need of an attitude adjustment, anyone know where that bartender went ;)
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    Having Fun

    I really need to figure out how to make it fun for myself, somewhere along the way I stopped looking forward to logging into the forums.

    I really miss the weasels and the Penguins :-)
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    Hi Diane Like you I have been absent for a...

    Hi Diane

    Like you I have been absent for a long time, maybe its time to see if we can make it fun again

    Dennis
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    Also courtesy of Kevin But during the time...

    Also courtesy of Kevin

    But during the time known as the Migrationary period (400-800 A.D.) true pattern welding appeared. If the rods that created the long lengthwise seams in the blade were...
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    Wootz is crucuble steel, it originated in India...

    Wootz is crucuble steel, it originated in India as early as 300 BC

    The following is quoted from an artice Kevin wrote

    Many believe that the material that was the original Damascus steel was a...
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    We periodically have this discussion about the...

    We periodically have this discussion about the best sword design. The fact is that there is no best sword.

    Swords are offensive weapons that evolved in response to the defensive technologies...
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    Kevin; Since this looks like its turning into...

    Kevin;

    Since this looks like its turning into one of the standard best sword ever threads feel free to move it unless you want to continue it here.
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    The Celts were doing pattern welding in the...

    The Celts were doing pattern welding in the Migrationary period (400-800 A.D.)

    Wootz (sometimes called Damascus) was being made in India as early as 300 BC

    crediting Technological...
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    Admin notice

    You may have noticed that a few posts were removed from this thread. This forum has strict rules and posts that add no value or additional information to the discussion are removed.

    For...
  17. Kevin; Thanks for great summary. This would...

    Kevin;

    Thanks for great summary. This would be the ideal way to express concerns over preserving cultural identity. We should respect other culture's concerns and avoid insult when possible not...
  18. I don't disagree, I just have problems with...

    I don't disagree, I just have problems with subjective standards based on past injustices. Putting back on my political analyst hat, granting a group special consideration based on past injustices...
  19. we could probably loosen the rules a Little if...

    we could probably loosen the rules a Little if we could avoid attacking each other or heaping blame on countries or societies. I an just afraid we will end up with "country x is guilty of terrible...
  20. to expand the highway analogy In the example we...

    to expand the highway analogy In the example we are discussing the little VW-esque bugs have the absolute right of way and the 18 wheelers have to get out of the way
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    good luck

    good luck
  22. No one is forcing Aborigines to change thier...

    No one is forcing Aborigines to change thier cultural or beliefs. The book was not even targeted at them.

    The Amish in Pennsylvania do not believe in using electricty but they do not objet to...
  23. Many groups have had terrible histories and have...

    Many groups have had terrible histories and have been victimized and those past insults deserve recognition and in some cases restitution. However it does not make one groups value systems more...
  24. If we are ever going to really solve the energy...

    If we are ever going to really solve the energy problem the solution will come out of some pure research project like this.

    Besides high energy particle physics rocks
  25. I agree but I would prefer that the standard be...

    I agree but I would prefer that the standard be based be civility and politeness rather then special treatment based on history. A little tolerance from all sides would be most refreshing and would...
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