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    Blurred has been known to post in gear swap but...

    Blurred has been known to post in gear swap but is perhaps less interested in the laughter of JONGs than he once was.
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    One does not point to an alpinezone invitation,...

    One does not point to an alpinezone invitation, one quotes and thus preserves the invitation.

    Where the hell is Bobby anyway?? This is why we can't have nice things.

    PraxisRX etc

    ETA: lol...
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    Speaking for yourself you're right: skiing...

    Speaking for yourself you're right: skiing analogies won't increase your understanding. OTOH, defining "we" might be challenging, since understanding risk is a thought exercise and different things...
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    Choice is irrelevant. Don't try to be obtuse.The...

    Choice is irrelevant. Don't try to be obtuse.The comparison is meaningful to skiers, and was brought up because some of the people on this forum ski.

    Without a tangible comparison these tend to...
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    Too many options to list. Odds they picked the...

    Too many options to list. Odds they picked the right one do seem kinda long, though.
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    Not whataboutism. Risk comparison is a vital part...

    Not whataboutism. Risk comparison is a vital part of risk management, particularly on a personal level.

    Dunning-Kruger effect

    For example, the odds of dying while skiing are 2 to 4 orders of...
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    And making very loud noises each time a wire...

    And making very loud noises each time a wire snaps. Might sound like gunshots, for instance.
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    I always wonder about those peoples' perceptions....

    I always wonder about those peoples' perceptions. I try to hurry past without getting too close so as to minimize the inconvenience. About half the time I wonder if my perception of speed or control...
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    He meant cutting 2/3's of the thickness, speaking...

    He meant cutting 2/3's of the thickness, speaking in laymens' terms, none of that inside bullshit jargon that nobody understands.

    So spiral would mean you'd have maybe 1/8th of your original wires...
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    Agreed. I can think of more ways to do this in...

    Agreed. I can think of more ways to do this in relative safety and/or ease than I can count on both hands. No use publishing them, either. Methods are plentiful, it's willing fucktards that are...
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    As much as I'd like to believe the dream of...

    As much as I'd like to believe the dream of bipartisanship, that seems like the likely answer. Can I still imagine a bipartisan conspiracy to watch him commit suicide?



    That was beautiful, man....
  12. Congrats on the move and the view! I'm sure it's...

    Congrats on the move and the view! I'm sure it's keeping you busy, but if you're looking to get out on the mountain bike when the smoke clears shoot me a PM.
  13. FIFY

    FIFY
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    I always thought they were saying the latter and...

    I always thought they were saying the latter and subtly suggesting that's why it was California grass...NTTAWWT
  15. ...(/s) I have a friend that spends a large part...

    ...(/s) I have a friend that spends a large part of most summers trying to get his wife's FD to stop turning on the ST. Could be worth a look.

    That is, unless 3PG got it in the first reply--if...
  16. This plan is excellent. Second step? Let's assume...

    This plan is excellent. Second step? Let's assume it's bent.
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    Very interesting clip. Ridden past that almost...

    Very interesting clip. Ridden past that almost 100 times and never even knew it was possible to be that close. Consciously, that is. Pretty sure my brain won't let me look 3 degrees from forward when...
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    I believe I know people who have trained their...

    I believe I know people who have trained their dogs not to shit on the trail by aiming for them any time they stop on the trail. Cruel but effective.

    DC ++1/-1 PP (this needs an owner rating...
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    No, the asteroids that matter are too big. It...

    No, the asteroids that matter are too big. It will protect some of us from some of space, though: from the USSF, many an orbital weapons system, from the users of reliable GPS, lots of satellite...
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    Yes. Takes at least a little time to plan...

    Yes. Takes at least a little time to plan steering, but we should start with more sensors spaced wider. Each Lagrange point, at least. And we should do it before someone decides to fill the low-earth...
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    Not intended as a literal critique of your...

    Not intended as a literal critique of your ability to follow rulz or anything, just an observation (translated into sarcasm) that the amount of tech talk in Sprockets is quite extensive. You might...
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    Seems like anytime there is a 1/120 chance of an...

    Seems like anytime there is a 1/120 chance of an event measured in atomic blast units that's pretty significant. The strong meh coming from MSN feels weird.
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    The experts know more, but in a nutshell: you're...

    The experts know more, but in a nutshell: you're thinking of bonds, not bond funds. Funds go up and down with the market value of their bonds, whereas if you buy a bond and think only about the...
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    The DARPA Challenge was won 14 years ago for...

    The DARPA Challenge was won 14 years ago for off-road autonomy; the dynamics are easy compared to the whole "other drivers" thing. But inclement weather is still a problem for knowing exactly where...
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    Bullshit. We started disagreeing about these ages...

    Bullshit. We started disagreeing about these ages ago.
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    Depends. Bleed em or bin em.

    Depends. Bleed em or bin em.
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    I find it kind of hard to believe that we don't...

    I find it kind of hard to believe that we don't have tech co-ops yet. REI notwithstanding, there should be a middle ground between basically volunteer open source projects and limitless exploitation...
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    Angular contact bearings are the only ones likely to be appreciably different from the others. Angular contact is like the old open style with a cone on one side and the outer race on the other, so...
  29. Thread: The New Corvette

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    True. On the upside, the mediocre ones will...

    True. On the upside, the mediocre ones will manage very good fitup with all those scanned and printed bits. So there will be options. Over under on how many F8 kits come out in 2020? 2.5?
  30. Thread: The New Corvette

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    Been thinking the same: the ugly is probably only...

    Been thinking the same: the ugly is probably only skin deep. Pity the canvas is unlikely to be repainted by the likes of Pininfarina.
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    I think you can fit the Exycle bars on that....

    I think you can fit the Exycle bars on that. Can't leave out the upper body!!
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    Change in speed shown means the change in net...

    Change in speed shown means the change in net leverage is awfully similar to their oval chainring. So hard to imagine they came up with that thing first. Or maybe it's not.

    ETA, I definitely want...
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    Aziz Ansari's new special was good. Darker and...

    Aziz Ansari's new special was good. Darker and definitely more real than anything he's done before. I think he's better without the silly stuff--kinda like living a year in a world of shit sobered...
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    As opposed to no protection? For protection...

    As opposed to no protection? For protection against dings that might become cracks that might become problems.

    As opposed to black electrical tape applied as thick as you want? No idea.
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    Just FYI, when I read your response getting all...

    Just FYI, when I read your response getting all huffy about KQ and not taking any bullshit I thought you were being subtly sarcastic and funny. The hyperbolic over the top response seemed perfectly...
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    New bike is already old: Yeti finally started...

    New bike is already old: Yeti finally started shortening the chainstays...model year after yours. I mean, you still gotta lean forward, but now it's the seat angle pushing you instead of the memory...
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    WRONG FORUM JONG!! Sorry. You did ask :-)

    WRONG FORUM JONG!!

    Sorry. You did ask :-)
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    Ironical. I know my wife's exact gear ratios but...

    Ironical. I know my wife's exact gear ratios but not my own. Need 2 guesses as to why? This was all moot with 3x9, but she wanted 1x11...and didn't want to trade away the low gears. I love 1x more...
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    Power output doesn't decrease as pedal cadence...

    Power output doesn't decrease as pedal cadence rises so I have no qualms about running lower gears. The current DD has lower gears than anyone I ride with and I pull away from them noticeably when...
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    I just assumed he was going by Cal these days.

    I just assumed he was going by Cal these days.
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    I'll have to check but I was thinking X01. Thanks...

    I'll have to check but I was thinking X01. Thanks for the tip!
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    Watched it done on a car we bought (dealer threw...

    Watched it done on a car we bought (dealer threw it in). Some places needed access and some didn't. Worked reasonably well for stuff like door dings.
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    Just curious, did you do this timing on a steep...

    Just curious, did you do this timing on a steep hill? Speed can be deceptive in this, since flat ground needs more than a steep climb, step length changes, etc.

    Not that anyone should be pairing a...
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    Yup. I glossed over the details a bit, partly...

    Yup. I glossed over the details a bit, partly because OP might have a different set of expectations or feel he's missing some specific thing, but that pretty well describes the way it goes down if...
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    What are your expectations from "connections"?...

    What are your expectations from "connections"? Social connections? People to ride or ski with? Or something to give you a leg up in a career?

    It's important to distinguish between them, but my...
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    I believe I have used the 1.5 mm and IMS, using...

    I believe I have used the 1.5 mm and IMS, using it was even more irritating. Nothing should be that small.
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    Seems smart. If your only tool is a maul every...

    Seems smart. If your only tool is a maul every problem is a...?
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    You may be selling the Aussies a little short...

    You may be selling the Aussies a little short there.
  49. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    FKNA Millsie!

    FKNA Millsie!
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    No luck involved on that PK. When you sell out...

    No luck involved on that PK. When you sell out hard enough to the left to move the keeper out of the way you don't need a perfect shot, just a good shot to the right with enough margin so you don't...
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