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    Good question. We do know they were not W I D...

    Good question. We do know they
    were not
    W I D E.
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    Problem is the RHD. Just feels wrong to be...

    Problem is the RHD.
    Just feels wrong to be sitting right next to the guy beside you in the slow lane.
    Good value for money IMO
    as long as there aren't any costly repairs.
    The diesels don't have...
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    The Final Countdown dee do dee do deee dee dee...

    The Final Countdown
    dee do dee do
    deee dee dee do dee dooo

    Another rogue gondola attracted
    to the centre of the earth
    by
    COSMIC FORCES
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    fad

    fad
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    I'd call and see if they can lower some prices. ...

    I'd call and see if they can lower some prices.

    Fat-ypus B-Nasty Mogul Ski
    615.00

    That's quite a bit more than direct from Fat-ypus.
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    Time I made a contribution. Latest release from...

    Time I made a contribution.
    Latest release from Boola Bear.
    That tele guy is dialed.
    The whole thing rocks.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvEuuPwYDUI
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    https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/burnaby...

    https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/burnaby-man-dies-in-whistler-mountain-bike-park/Content?oid=14528770

    Sad. Vibes. We saw the chopper pulling in that day and wondered why. Guess that was...
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    Wow. That report goes deep. I thought Chip Wilson...

    Wow. That report goes deep. I thought Chip Wilson had better taste than that.
    But ANTA begs to differ....
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    Is it a rumor? Or did I hear correctly that they...

    Is it a rumor? Or did I hear correctly that they are going to build a shed to store the cars overnight off the wire?
    Has anyone had the enjoyment of one the movie nights?
    My wife really wants to go...
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    Unfortunately there is no way to buy shares in...

    Unfortunately there is no way to buy shares in Amer Sports since they have been delisted.
    ...
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    Time to pull the pickle jongs. Maybe even let...

    Time to pull the pickle jongs. Maybe even let some wind out.
    Only insecure engineers are afraid of armchair quarterbacks.
    All the real engineers I know, (ah, let me count the 100 or so I know...
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    Sure. Why don't we wait for actual qualified...

    Sure. Why don't we wait for actual qualified engineers to comment. Oh wait, they won't. I think it is in the professional designation code to not comment on such matters or else
    loose designation or...
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    Guy that took video says the wind was notable -...

    Guy that took video says the wind was notable
    - he does mention it as something that stood out in his mind.
    I think a wind caused crane issue, interacting with the steel framing up top, could very...
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    https://terrific-top10.com/2014/01/20/top-10-worst...

    https://terrific-top10.com/2014/01/20/top-10-worst-building-collapses/
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    There's a parking garage around the corner from...

    There's a parking garage around the corner from me.
    It's all pre-tensioned concrete beams (50 foot long sections) supporting a pre-cast/slab-sectioned floor.
    The beams all sit, un-secured, on the...
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    I saw a crane, locally, the truss frame doing...

    I saw a crane, locally, the truss frame
    doing some nice torsion as it stopped and started without any load.

    It sure made me wonder what the effect of that was on the crane supports
    anchored to...
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    I've been thinking about this.

    I've been thinking about this.
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    That was a reasonable price. If I wasn't...

    That was a reasonable price.
    If I wasn't already endowed, I'd jump at a Ripley for 2K.
  19. Poll: These need an entire system designed around the...

    These need an entire system designed around the characteristics of the SIC materials.
    I still have these rotors. I used one on some double black trails after putting it through a 400 F oven bake for...
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    LOL. Nice troll. I nuked the thread? Huh?...

    LOL. Nice troll.
    I nuked the thread? Huh?
    You're welcome!
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    There are other temp work-sharing spaces that...

    There are other temp work-sharing spaces that don't require commitments like Regus, no?
    At least at home, you get to write off a portion of your space (mortgage/interest/utilities/internet/etc).
    I...
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    Whistler's Turkey sale turns out to be just a big...

    Whistler's Turkey sale turns out to be just a big promo for all the stores,
    with sale prices identical to what was being shucked in May end of season.

    And hats off to Ark Tear X.
    That team...
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    Not only have they pivoted to a Drive In Theater...

    Not only have they pivoted to a Drive In Theater pending repairs ...
    they have partnered with the Disney Gondola Experience Team!

    Disney World Skyliner gondola shutdown: What we know and don’t...
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    They have pivoted to being a Drive In movie...

    They have pivoted to being a Drive In movie theater!!!

    https://www.seatoskygondola.com/drive-cinema-under-stars


    I wonder if they will be showing any films starring Mike Myers?


    It Won't...
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    Obviously it weather-vaned in vain.

    Obviously it weather-vaned in vain.
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    Just before the crane in Halifax, um err I mean...

    Just before the crane in Halifax, um err I mean Raleigh, fell down.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNqj_ksuvAM
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    This is most definitely TERROR in the name of...

    This is most definitely TERROR in the name of GOD. From Halifax, Canada, during cat 2 Hurricane Dorian.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMZXA7N20lQ

    Or is there some other insurance category...
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    To add to the now excellent harp videos here, my...

    To add to the now excellent harp videos here, my own contribution discovered by playing the previous Wind Cries Mary with autoplay eventually loading this one to much satisfaction. How apropos that...
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    XXX-er did bring to the table some references to...

    XXX-er did bring to the table some references to the deep history of Squamish and BC in general. And back to that in a moment. However, on Cue For Treason, the true chronicles of Terror in the Name...
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    There is actually an uncanny resemblance. With...

    There is actually an uncanny resemblance. With the right facial hair, they could be doubles.
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    Ha. Cool! You actually know this guy. What a...

    Ha. Cool! You actually know this guy. What a coincidence.

    I wonder what his take is on wind and safety for lifts operating in Howe Sound.
    Was he was consulted at some point in time in the site...
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    I hear you. But I'm not sure that's true about...

    I hear you. But I'm not sure that's true about the mountainside or at elevation. According to studies done on the winds in Squamish, "GAP WINDS", the reason the winds are calm in downtown Squamish...
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    Sorry. But she is hot. Really hottie hot hot!

    Sorry. But she is hot. Really hottie hot hot!
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    Advanced Twitter search for all tweets within a...

    Advanced Twitter search for all tweets within a 250 km radius of Squamish for the year to date before the incident:

    Geocode:49.6942676,-123.157586,250km
    until:2019-08-10 since:2019-01-01...
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    I suspect Mia Gordon...

    I suspect Mia Gordon.

    (1) Talks about WIND
    (2) Hot enough to melt steel
    (3) Wearing black.
    (4) Anything else you can think of.

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    While the RCMP and the gondola operator has...

    While the RCMP and the gondola operator has already stated suspected criminal events ...

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    I feel we are entering a new phase. A lunar...

    I feel we are entering a new phase. A lunar phase.

    It looks like the shark(s) chose a good time with no moon.
    Lunar calendar shows moon set at 1:28 AM.
    It would have been completely dark for...
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    Hi Billy, There is a lot to digest in this...

    Hi Billy,

    There is a lot to digest in this thread. That's for sure! However, to assume that the postulating and posturing and concocting of various theories here is without cause or without...
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    RCMP UPDATE: Confirmed cut at Sea to Sky Gondola...

    RCMP UPDATE: Confirmed cut at Sea to Sky Gondola



    weeeeeeell I don't know how relevant the "NO OTHER NATURAL OR MECHANICAL REASONS FOR THE CABLE TO HAVE FAILED" part is.

    Either the rope was...
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    I'll take the compliment. I guess that puts...

    I'll take the compliment.

    I guess that puts an end to my various and numerous unsupported and purely speculative theories.
    Back to my regular work as a bio-robotics shark recombinant DNA...
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    Interesting twitter threads between individuals...

    Interesting twitter threads between individuals and media with @oplopanix.cs (SAR member in Squamish that also maintains a blog about stuff from being a SAR volunteer, team leader, manager, and...
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    As per Steamboat Springs new rope re-replacement...

    As per Steamboat Springs new rope re-replacement due to vibrations, I find it very interesting that a rope can actually create cracks and breaks in installation structures due to the vibrations...
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    Until then, more interesting news :D October...

    Until then, more interesting news :D

    October 2009 - Steamboat Gondola haul rope replaced for 2nd time in 2 years




    I find that really interesting, that the lay of the rope could actually...
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    The Kicking Horse gondola was built in 2000. As...

    The Kicking Horse gondola was built in 2000. As per Kicking Horse rope replacement - https://twitter.com/RIGGINGYYC/status/915350741253996544

    A few questions:

    So then, would that have been the...
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    Just in. A letter to the editor in The Squamish...

    Just in. A letter to the editor in The Squamish Chief newspaper.

    https://www.squamishchief.com/opinion/letters/letter-is-it-sabotage-1.23922901?

    From someone self identified as "a mechanical...
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    Just discovered the Twitter feed for Rigging...

    Just discovered the Twitter feed for Rigging Specialties

    https://twitter.com/RIGGINGYYC

    Lots of eye candy.
    Those guys really get around.
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    Are all rope fails reported or only those where a...

    Are all rope fails reported or only those where a death or injury is involved?

    Where does someone find objective facts about the number and type of industry rope fails every year?


    As per...
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    Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola asks public to stay...

    Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola asks public to stay away from closed trails
    https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/08/21/sea-to-sky-gondola-trails-closed-safety-squamish-bc/



    How is it that it...
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    The RCMP has had a lot of staff turnover in the...

    The RCMP has had a lot of staff turnover in the Sea To Sky region. They might only get new recruits and/or ones that need to be relocated. Even the skookum woman in the video, she is new to the...
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    So a 2" plastic cored steel rope, under 75,000...

    So a 2" plastic cored steel rope,
    under 75,000 lbs tension,
    over 7 or 8 or 9 towers
    with sheaves assemblies
    with 50+ rubberized wheels till the bull wheel house,
    with gondola cars on the...
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