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Old 2007-12-19, 13:12   #23
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http://www.bigagnes.com/str_bags.php?id=bm

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The Battle Mountain uses two insulation materials to insure it's -15° temperature rating: 600 fill goose down on the top portion and bamboo synthetic on the bottom portion.
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Old 2008-02-25, 15:03   #24
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Old 2008-02-26, 14:19   #25
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Old 2008-02-28, 00:13   #26
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"Pedal Powered Snowplow Great for Commuting, Too"
http://thegoat.backcountry.com/blog/...commuting-too/

What we need this winter is a good bamboo snowplow.
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Old 2008-03-16, 20:57   #27
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We have recently discovered tin whistles here at mersenneforum.org headquarters, much to the dismay of the Trolls and the Gerbil. Since the whistles are keyed in "D" (whatever that means) the music we use for Joey's violin works without modification.

(The Gerbil is convinced that the squeaking we are making is his long-lost brother communicating from beyond the grave.)

Anyways, here is a neat page about bamboo whistles:

http://www.chiffandfipple.com/olwell.htm
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Old 2008-04-12, 18:33   #28
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Old 2008-04-13, 07:11   #29
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I read that article while flying from San Diego to Chicago on my way home. I'd planned on checking out the supplier when I got back but had forgotten the details. Thanks for reminding me.

Incidentally, that particular AA flight was on a MD-80. AA's entire fleet of that model was grounded for safety checks a few days afterwards...

Another bamboo arrived on Thursday --- a slightly late birthday present. It's a really beautiful Himalayacalamus hookeriana.


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Old 2008-05-24, 06:55   #30
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Planted two more bamboos two weeks ago --- the Himalayacalamus hookeriana birthday present and a H. asper that had been languishing in a pot since buying it last summer.

Most of the other spring-shooting bamboos are doing nicely now, especially the Thamnocalamus crassinodus 'Kew Beauty' which has at least a dozen new culms coming up, some of which look as if they should be enormous when fully grown.

The one I'm really pleased about, though, is the Chusquea culeo, a South American bamboo with canes and leaves that look like foxtails when fully grown. Mine had to live in a pot for two years as there wasn't enough space cleared for it. These bamboos really don't like living in pots. The leaves turned yellow and the plant died back to the point where there were only three culms, each about 30cm high. It languished last year but this spring there are four brand-new bright green shoots coming up, one already 50cm high. t's going to be a few years yet before it reaches its adult beauty but it's obviously well on the mend.


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Old 2009-03-14, 21:29   #31
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I'm very, very tempted to get one of these. http://event.asus.com/notebook/bamboo/uk/


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Old 2009-03-16, 06:32   #32
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Very cool!
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Old 2009-04-27, 18:16   #33
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