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  1. This is the equivalent of being caught for homocide twenty-years later via DNA testing.
  2. Same. 37 in a 25 going under Washington Circle, about a month ago - $100. I made up some bullshit to see if it will fly.
  3. It has been a long time since I've investigated this hypothesis, but I used to find that Vietnamese restaurants - often nondescript Vietnamese restaurants in strip malls - do really well with softshells, and price them gently to boot. Japanese restaurants charge more, but their saucing just works with me.
  4. Corduroy has really good soft shells right now - good product, great cooking.
  5. Our odyssey ends here, but not before Barbados manages to squeeze between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, floating at an impossibly acute angle all the way up the Cabot Strait, and across the entire Gulf of Saint Lawrence, before finally bumping into one of the barrier islands off the southern coast of *Quebec* - at a tiny municipality called Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.
  6. The only thing that's left for Barbados to hit is Newfoundland, which you can see on this Google Earth map just to the northeast of Nova Scotia: I zoomed in on the western tip of Newfoundland, which is a point just to the northwest of a little community named Codroy: But as impossible as it may seem, this westernmost point of Newfoundland is j-u-s-t barely east of 59'25'' - the easternmost tip of Barbados has a west longitude of 59'25"12"', meaning it will be about 12-15 *seconds* west of Newfoundland. 12-15 seconds translates to about 500 yards, and so as Barbados continues floating to the North, two people standing on the eastern tip of Barbados, and the western tip of Newfoundland, could wave to each other, and say hello, probably without even raising their voices.
  7. Once past Sable Island, the next obstacle is Nova Scotia proper. In particular, the eastern tip of Cape Breton Island - a tiny little islet named Scatarie Island Wilderness Area. You can see Nova Scotia in relation to Sable Island here (Sable Island is down by 44" North). Scaterie Island is just to the east of Glace Bay. Here's a blown-up map of it on Google Earth: As the map shows, the entirety of Scatarie Island lies to the west of 59'40", so once again, the western tip of Barbados slides by, with only about 2 miles to spare, and continues its relentless march to the North. So yes, Steve, as you suspected, Barbados is even further east than Nova Scotia.
  8. I may as well enjoy this now, because I don't think this season's going to happen: "Clemson Football Again No. 1 in Preseason Coaches Poll" on espn.com
  9. But if you go back to Google Earth, and examine Sable Island, you can see that its easternmost point is still ever-so-slightly west of 59'40". So, the western side of Barbados is going to squeak by the eastern tip of Sable Island by less than 2 minutes of longitude, or about 2 miles! What happens next is truly amazing, in a very small sort of way.
  10. Our first potential obstacle isn't Nova Scotia proper, but a tiny little crescent-shaped islet called Sable Island (<--- read that), about 190 miles southeast of Halifax.
  11. For simplicity's sake, I'm returning from Google Earth to Google Maps for this demonstration. Unless I'm missing some unknown land mass in the Atlantic Ocean, our Floating-Barbados has nothing to worry about until it gets to the Eastern Canadian Provinces. I looked pretty carefully, and I didn't see anything. But where will it hit?
  12. (I'm actually not 100% sure how this is going to turn out ...) I went to Google Earth, and plotted two points on Barbados - farthest West and farthest East (visual approximations) - then connected them with a line just to make things easier to see. The two points are (approximately) 59'39"15"' W and 59'25''12''' W, about 14 minutes (16 miles) difference in longitude. For the purposes of our problem, this means we'll have a 16-mile-wide land mass floating north (at no point is it actually 16-miles wide, but the maximum width is 16 miles). So let's say this thing starts floating north - what will it run into? Essentially, it will collide with anything located between 59'40'' W and 59'25'' W. .
  13. To address all transgressions referenced in this tempest, would be to address all transgressions inherent in humanity.
  14. Okay, no tricks here. Strict rules of cartography with latitude based on the equator, and longitude based on the Prime Meridian. "Moving North" means moving towards the North Pole (the actual geodetic North Pole of 90') by increasing the latitude while keeping the exact same longitude. For the purposes of this problem, we'll assume that Barbados is a two-dimensional structure with length and width, but no depth, i.e., nothing that could drag along a sandbar.
  15. RAMW "Best New Restaurant" of 2003 - it was good in its day with Graig Glufling slinging out miniburgers and paper-thin pizzas.
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