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    I didn't know this until today ... but the actual...

    I didn't know this until today ... but the actual name 'Squamish' means:

    "Mother of the Wind"



    Now I find that very interesting, especially looking at the accounts of a Squamish...
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    8) Lightening - June 20, 2019. Appears to be on...

    8) Lightening - June 20, 2019. Appears to be on the side of the Squamish Chief or it could be further back, maybe along the gondola line???*
    ...
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    7) The Perseids meteor shower.* One of the...

    7) The Perseids meteor shower.*

    One of the brighter meteor showers of the year (provides midnight sun almost) and tends to peak around August 9-13.
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    I stand corrected. Which happens a lot :D To...

    I stand corrected. Which happens a lot :D

    To add to that an exploration in Fatigue cracking:
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    Now this is freaky: ...

    Now this is freaky:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktbD7OhHAfI
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    Intact core is really important. In a rope like...

    Intact core is really important. In a rope like they used, with a plastic core, finite element analysis may suggest that the areas experiencing the most fatigue may be on the inside surfaces of the...
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    Albuquerque?? What do they have on the home of...

    Albuquerque?? What do they have on the home of lumber jacks and furry beavers!
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    5) Years of stinging drizzle, of corrosive...

    5) Years of stinging drizzle, of corrosive sunshine, of salty gales and acidic bird shit - it is every coastal town's cross to bear.*

    6) Branches - leaning and relaxing.*

    *High Dive by Jonathan...
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    New 12 minute radio interview with Sea To Sky GM...

    New 12 minute radio interview with Sea To Sky GM Kirby Brown on Mountain FM:

    https://www.mountainfm.com/audio/sea-to-sky-gondola-update-with-kirby-brown/#


    Pertinent tech stuff at 8:00 and...
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    According to the news video capture in the post...

    According to the news video capture in the post here, it looks like the rope used matches a 6x36 Warrington-Seale, nominal- 40 - 60 mm rope as shown in the Fatzer brochure: ...
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    This PDF probably covers every type of rope wear...

    This PDF probably covers every type of rope wear and failure ever seen or conceived.

    Wire Rope Forensics
    http://www.ropetechnology.com/bro_engl/wire_rope_forensics_a4.pdf



    I also didn't...
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    The ones with laser beams?

    The ones with laser beams?
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    I thought those models came free with any regular...

    I thought those models came free with any regular price Vail ticket!
    :)
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    Actually, that's the face I use when passing wind.

    Actually, that's the face I use when passing wind.
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    I'm on a roll. One last thought ... A lot of...

    I'm on a roll. One last thought ...

    A lot of lifts slow to less-than-or-equal 2.5 m/s in windy conditions. However, according to cabin vortex research, this is the exact range of forward speed...
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    Sorry for all the nerdy info ... I just thought...

    Sorry for all the nerdy info ... I just thought that someone might find that stuff enlightening or maybe even entertaining. Or give you all more fodder to mock my Dunning Kruger syndromes...

    edit:...
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    I guess there's two new topics on inquiry I'm...

    I guess there's two new topics on inquiry I'm introducing
    ... since the fatigue issue is one and then the actual mechanism and prevention of fatigue is another.

    Take for instance the storage...
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    I've always wondered how the wear of ski lift...

    I've always wondered how the wear of ski lift cables changes in different temperatures, -20c some days at Whistler and +40 on other days in the hot summer sun in the alpine.

    Is anyone familiar...
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    Global News...

    Global News
    https://globalnews.ca/news/5761722/rcmp-investigate-sea-to-sky-gondola-vandalism/

    "The company, which has never known of any threats or disgruntled employees remains baffled."

    Also...
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    The only other notable incident where a vandal...

    The only other notable incident where a vandal tried to sabotage a ski lift was in Val Nord. The culprits were unable to cut through the main cableway.
    ...
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    That's funny. In the interview the GM gave a day...

    That's funny. In the interview the GM gave a day ago on radio, he said they cannot say "conclusively" that someone did this.

    Mouintain FM Radio interview with General Manager...
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    Add to that the uncertainty of where along the...

    Add to that the uncertainty of where along the rope the remaining strands might break, according to some other comments online:

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  23. Ya well. It is probably like one of them Poisson...

    Ya well. It is probably like one of them Poisson distributions. Wait another 2 or 3 or 4 years and then they will have a bumper crop. Everyone's probably on guard right now - as they should be ... in...
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    What are the implications of that?

    What are the implications of that?
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    <= 20 feet + OK height = No ferry oversize fees!
  26. I was under the impression that the Canadian...

    I was under the impression that the Canadian Human Rights Act now is inclusive of pretty much anything that could possibly be conceived as offensive to anyone. Or is that just the Human Rights...
  27. Canadian military bans discriminatory, sexually explicit tattoos

    Canadian military issues new ban on discriminatory, sexually explicit tattoos

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-military-issues-new-ban-on-discriminatory-sexually-explicit-tattoos-1.4546293
    ...
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    Right. But if your 1" rope is made from 6 cables,...

    Right. But if your 1" rope is made from 6 cables, spiral wound, around a non-load supporting core, and you cut through 1/2 of the cables, you will have 3 cable left and 1/2 the load bearing capacity....
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    Well, I remember the news in 2014 when it was...

    Well, I remember the news in 2014 when it was about to open. A little story first ...

    I didn't ride the Peak To Peak until then because when I was in my 30's, I became a bit of a worry-wart on...
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    I've been a crypto skeptic since day one. I've...

    I've been a crypto skeptic since day one. I've always said that crypto is 95% scamming, always has been a bad idea, always has been faulty idea (blockchain), and rigged #rigged. I've always said that...
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    ^^^ Bump.

    ^^^
    Bump.
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    Depends on how many lifties slept-in after Friday...

    Depends on how many lifties slept-in after Friday night out.
    Tuesday - all good.
    Friday - Ha ha Suckers!
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    I'm just quoting the rigging company expert. If...

    I'm just quoting the rigging company expert. If he says that only 1/3rd of the rope remains, and it will probably break on its own from there, then it was only built to 3 times breaking strength...
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    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/b-c-gondala-s...

    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/b-c-gondala-saboteur-put-themselves-in-extreme-danger


    ~Franz Spichtig, owner of Rigging Specialties of Canmore, Alta.

    So much for 8 times over strength....
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    Care to elaborate? I'd like to see the ones you...

    Care to elaborate?
    I'd like to see the ones you claim to have such an opinion of.
    Please.
    Can't remember ever making fun of, or stereotyping, autistic people.
    I'd hate to say that others make...
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    They estimated that they would have 200,000 to...

    They estimated that they would have 200,000 to 300,00 rides per year.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Gondola+numbers+soar+tourists+from+with+video/10036801/story.html

    Immediately after...
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    what an asshole comment.

    what an asshole comment.
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    Incidentally, here is data on a 2" steel rope: ...

    Incidentally, here is data on a 2" steel rope:

    https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wire-rope-strength-d_1518.html

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    Just wait till I start posting AFTER my morning...

    Just wait till I start posting AFTER my morning coffee :D

    The video of the 76 mm breakage test is pretty interesting. Here is one of a 2" in a test break - closer to the 55 mm one used by the...
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    A day or two, you say? How long do you think it...

    A day or two, you say?
    How long do you think it will be before more details are available?
    What's your best guesstimation?
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    Well, you can see the two wind graphs and read...

    Well, you can see the two wind graphs and read the 2014 report (I posted a link). That shows the actual winds at both times and it shows the mechanism by which deropement is possible and also the...
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    RCMP is saying that it happened at 4 AM. On most...

    RCMP is saying that it happened at 4 AM. On most nights at 4 AM, the weather data shows that things are very calm in Squamish Spit. However, this Saturday AM, even though the weather meter at PAM...
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    I'm done. I admit defeat. Throwing in the...

    I'm done.
    I admit defeat.
    Throwing in the white towel on my Dunning Kruger theories.
    Perhaps I need to masturbate more :D

    Even in the Whistler Gondola incident, with a complete tower collapse,...
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    Someone forwarded me a copy of the report from...

    Someone forwarded me a copy of the report from 2014 that I remember reading years ago.

    BRITISH COLUMBIA SAFETY AUTHORITY INVESTIGATION REPORT
    SEA TO SKY GONDOLA INCIDENT
    February 4, 2014 ...
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    I'd think the same thing. Now imagine, the car is...

    I'd think the same thing. Now imagine, the car is parked on a tower, so that it comes to a stop overnight in this position so that the car grip is on the tower:

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    Now imagine that the car...
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    Correction: the tower after the first rise is not...

    Correction: the tower after the first rise is not #8. The tower #8 with the first cabin fall was much further up the line, just after #9 (almost immediately) and beginning the long flat section. It...
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    Some snippets of the first tower I snapped off...

    Some snippets of the first tower I snapped off someone's videos online:

    First tower at top of initial cliff face:

    https://i.imgur.com/yMnyPfQ.png

    Sheaves of first tower - return side of...
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    They would. After all, what else could have cause...

    They would. After all, what else could have cause a catastrophe at 4 AM I.N T.H.E. N.I.G.H.T ??
    It MUST have been sabotage since the OPERATOR says there was a 'big thick beautiful healthy rope'!
    ...
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    Time of wind warning is 4 AM today, at the same...

    Time of wind warning is 4 AM today, at the same time of the accident on the previous day, there is a Wind Warning for Howe Sound. That's the wind in the marina at sea level, 33 knots is 62 km/hr. ...
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