The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3597492
Posted By: Rapparee
01-Feb-14 - 11:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Only 99 to go now, Stilly.

Yes, I likely will be in the Great White North. That is not to say that I will be without an Internet connection -- I understand that they have a server there that operates on steam produced by burning seal fat. Once it gets a good head of steam up, away she goes at as much as 16 kbps! If they run out of seal oil all is not lost, as there is a large backup mainspring which can be wound up. If THAT fails, the last resort is to use the hot air produced in the local bars and restaurants -- a resource which is both renewable and sustainable.

And tomorrow I shall leave for the Great Land. If anyone would like I'll ship them some muktuk -- but I can't afford refrigeration or overnight delivery or any of that fancy stuff, so you'll get it when it's delivered.