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  1. I had the pleasure of skiing with her in la Grave...

    I had the pleasure of skiing with her in la Grave over the course of a week this past March, and got to hear her story firsthand. I agree La Grave is certainly the near perfect place to use the CAST...
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    You know, I'm usually fairly healthy and don't...

    You know, I'm usually fairly healthy and don't get sick much at all, but since this past fall I had both friggin strains of the flu (I travel a lot for work), and then got a 3rd "upper respiratory...
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    I admit I'm not at all familiar with the UT app...

    I admit I'm not at all familiar with the UT app so let me ask - is the intent to locate within 6 feet specifically, which I agree isn't going to happen, or is it to notify that someone had tested...
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    I guess I could consider myself "in the industry"...

    I guess I could consider myself "in the industry" as an RF Engineer designing cellular networks and hardware for 25 years now. I would not sign up for active tracing like this, but I guess my point...
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    You're talking about app functionality and GPS...

    You're talking about app functionality and GPS capability of mobiles, which I agree have the limitations you mention. I'm talking about hardware/network functionality that we as consumers aren't...
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    GPS is only half of the equation for positioning...

    GPS is only half of the equation for positioning of your mobile device, and you'd be surprised how well a location can be fixed with what would otherwise be unusable cell signal through trilateration.
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    Agreed, but the same can be said for the Flu...

    Agreed, but the same can be said for the Flu where not everyone that gets it is accounted for, right? Somehow we trust those figures of mortality rates for the flu wholeheartedly enough to draw a...
  8. Haha. Wow, talk about bringing back memories...

    Haha. Wow, talk about bringing back memories going back to the late 80's and the days of longboards. One very cold, super low humidity & clear night, we were hiking Peak 10 at Brek while shrooming...
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    I'm torn on whether calling it the "Jihna" Flu is...

    I'm torn on whether calling it the "Jihna" Flu is racist or not as on the surface it doesn't seem any more racist than any other flu name. It is where it originated, right? An interesting...
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    There is way too much politically-driven...

    There is way too much politically-driven questioning of complex facts and issues that most people are ill-equipped to comprehend. I'm no scientist or doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday-inn express...
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    If only this fucking virus killed just the dumb...

    If only this fucking virus killed just the dumb ones using specious arguments to justify their stupidity.
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    FYI - I've been looking at flights for late March...

    FYI - I've been looking at flights for late March to Geneva for the last month and just in the last two days they have dropped from $1400 to $700.

    I mistakenly let a buddy that doesn't travel much...
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    I've connected through CDG many times without any...

    I've connected through CDG many times without any issue. I've not connected through Orly but have flown into/out of it without ever having a problem. I flew into CDG just a few weeks ago, and took...
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    multiple aliases, pfft who does that?

    multiple aliases, pfft who does that?
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    Ha! Now that I look it's only rubbing on the...

    Ha!

    Now that I look it's only rubbing on the right elevated chainstay. I just cut up a hotel key card and wrapped it with electrical tape as a temporary solution.
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    Hey not to hijack the thread, but I have a carbon...

    Hey not to hijack the thread, but I have a carbon Stache and given the 'wideness' my heel is wearing a hole through the carbon chainstay. This isn't an impact issue, but would the Shelter tape be the...
  17. Wilson or any other BDA still requires a reliable...

    Wilson or any other BDA still requires a reliable signal to start with, and an external antenna mounted on your roof (most likely high up if your coverage is poor). Do you have lots of trees/clutter...
  18. Thanks Hutash - Nosiesta had already made my...

    Thanks Hutash - Nosiesta had already made my short list, and not just because I dig the website name:)

    I've got a really good short list of truly rock star guides - thanks to all for your input. ...
  19. do tell ... please!

    do tell ... please!
  20. Hmm, i responded to PNWB's "all strong skiers,...

    Hmm, i responded to PNWB's "all strong skiers, gnarly descents ... " comment, but for some reason it went through some type of admin approval step or something or other (?) so I'm not sure if it'll...
  21. The alias? Hah, no reason. Forgot I logged in...

    The alias? Hah, no reason. Forgot I logged in with that, but now I guess I'll have to stick with it to repost in the Ski & Snowboard thread :)

    I'm hoping to pull together 6-7 people in the...
  22. Haute Route - looking for guide recomendations and general beta

    I'm planning for some variant of the classic Haute Route so that I can scratch that off the 'ol bucket list. I've read a lot of online content from one guide or another, and bought the Ciccerone...
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    Any guesstimates of how long the 'good stuff'...

    Any guesstimates of how long the 'good stuff' will last on Lassen and Shasta? I'll be out of the country mosy of July and thinking it'll be kaput by August, or at least questionably worth the climb...
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    I recently picked up a Grill Boss ceramic egg...

    I recently picked up a Grill Boss ceramic egg from Costco for $499

    I friggin love this thing - it can do everything. Easily get it up to 650, comes with a diverter to make it like a wood oven...
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    I assumed there would be a lot of meadow skipping...

    I assumed there would be a lot of meadow skipping until the group dynamic settled out, but would hope for more C&E. However, if that doesn't happen then I'm fine with that too, and will be happy...
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    I have zero experience with edibles other than...

    I have zero experience with edibles other than the shitty brownies made with skunk 30 years ago. I certainly look forward to practicing though.

    Apologies for not clarifying the 'BC' earlier,...
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    "BC" was meant as a redundant "back country", and...

    "BC" was meant as a redundant "back country", and not necessarily British Columbia, but advice headed none the less.
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    Interesting discussion, thanks for playing along....

    Interesting discussion, thanks for playing along.

    The reason for the alias is that not all of us are in the position to not give a fuck even in this 2015 day of quasi-legality and acceptance. ...
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    Weed on BC hut trip - thoughts

    Searched but not even a poll on this ...

    I'm planning a week long trip where I'll be with mostly a group of 'strangers', a professional guide, and the whole deal. I'm wondering how taboo, if at...
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