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  1. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Bolt circle diameter. 2x? I can't answer the last...

    Bolt circle diameter. 2x? I can't answer the last one.
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    It makes them (and Bunny) blood brothers. They...

    It makes them (and Bunny) blood brothers. They all lived in denial together until Zelensky broke the pact.
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    Looking at those HIC values (I'm seeing 250 is...

    Looking at those HIC values (I'm seeing 250 is most likely a concussion) makes those g-values seem slightly more realistic in a way: they're looking at several versions of worst case scenarios. The...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    They're not shelling themselves, they're shelling...

    They're not shelling themselves, they're shelling where they aren't. This is easier when you know where your people are. The reactor complex is big and if you don't plan to hit your people you can...
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    This is the 800 lb gorilla, everything else is...

    This is the 800 lb gorilla, everything else is window dressing. "High-tech" as a way to go thinner is suspect. The distance in question (what determines worst-case deceleration) is measured from the...
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    This has all the makings of a good tip for buying...

    This has all the makings of a good tip for buying an index.
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    @125 F: Active Passivhaus

    @125 F: Active Passivhaus
  8. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Sure, close enough. No. No. And no, but not super...

    Sure, close enough. No. No. And no, but not super far from Cabbage Hill, as the crow flies, oddly enough.
  9. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    I've heard that can be critical. Happily, my...

    I've heard that can be critical. Happily, my sweet, sweet wagon outran that trailer before the top and I didn't have a chance to observe the substandard brake pad management of that driver.

    Full...
  10. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    I was driving a sweet, sweet wagon. Obv. Luckily...

    I was driving a sweet, sweet wagon. Obv. Luckily we were ascending so the horse smell only had to compete with diesel and not brake pads.
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    Upside: Browns fans get 11 games to root for...

    Upside: Browns fans get 11 games to root for not-Watson. Imagine if they win 8 of those. Or 9! The devastation if Watson comes back all rusty and loses 5 might be peak Browns. Hell, now I wanna be a...
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    So much easier to be the patient. My wife has...

    So much easier to be the patient. My wife has been awfully emotional lately about how I'm not dead or whatever. I may owe her a hug. Or six.

    Congrats on the good outcomes!
  13. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Nope. Some years ago I found myself behind a...

    Nope. Some years ago I found myself behind a horse trailer. For a while. After the guy practically jack-knifed it to get around one hairpin turn, my blood pressure was up. Lots of WTF, why can't he...
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    Did you give it a point for the "My Subaru is...

    Did you give it a point for the "My Subaru is dirtier than your Jeep" sticker? That's gotta be at least one point.
  15. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Is there a difference between projecting the...

    Is there a difference between projecting the feeling of entitlement and begrudging the legal entitlement?
  16. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Apoplectic? Nah. I've been there a few times and...

    Apoplectic? Nah. I've been there a few times and I notice that the longer I sit there waiting the calmer I get.

    Maybe that's the problem for bikes: these horrifying encounters are over before...
  17. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    100% agree about safety first and law...

    100% agree about safety first and law second--maybe third, even.



    This used to be the conventional wisdom and certainly still drives some people to ride far right at all times. But to look at...
  18. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    This seems to fit here: ...

    This seems to fit here:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/buitengebieden/status/1559294958707818499
  19. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    On the topic of single file, the typical group...

    On the topic of single file, the typical group ride configuration looks like 2 lines with one slowly passing the other, which gets them in under that passing exception.
  20. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    I'm not a big road rider these days, but the...

    I'm not a big road rider these days, but the relics around Pulverbatch seem like they may be popular. Anyone ridden there?

    "Church Pulverbatch is a small village and civil parish in central...
  21. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    It's the year 2022. All YouTube has been...

    It's the year 2022. All YouTube has been converted to a purely good-faith Rorschach test and karma must be doled out upon the entitled roadies of the TRGs. His Eminence, Shrodinger's Douchebag will...
  22. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    That explains it. Editing out the boring parts...

    That explains it. Editing out the boring parts where nothing happened was certainly very considerate. Nothing I hate more than watching someone turn a screw or answer a phone while I twiddle my...
  23. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    That's a good point. I bet the cyclists edited...

    That's a good point. I bet the cyclists edited out all the entitled stuff they did.
  24. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    You didn't notice that the driver had to pass...

    You didn't notice that the driver had to pass them and then stop (for what confrontation?) to take this video? That is likely the car-driving equivalent of that lunatic in MN with better editing.
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    I can't recall finding the bread to be the...

    I can't recall finding the bread to be the highlight yet, but having had a few great Blimpie's at random locations (gas station in Hurricane, UT for one) I find this completely believable. Adding...
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    My shit got real on some Panera about 5 years ago...

    My shit got real on some Panera about 5 years ago so as a very longtime hater of Subway bread I'm interested to know where all the good bread is. Sandwich places, particularly. For reference, I used...
  27. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Oh, they still want to go around on the left....

    Oh, they still want to go around on the left. Those ones just don't know it.



    Both will happen of course, my point was just that there's a limit to how much you want to actively try to prevent...
  28. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    Yes and no. Lane splitting (which can overlap...

    Yes and no. Lane splitting (which can overlap this) is stupid, but it's going to happen and trying to prevent that with your car is next level stupid.

    But a bike going straight and catching up to...
  29. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Thanks MS. Hope you're enjoying Hobbiton--and...

    Thanks MS. Hope you're enjoying Hobbiton--and bringing back a TR!
  30. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Good luck! The first handful of those were pretty...

    Good luck! The first handful of those were pretty tense for me, while my wife's been increasingly on pins and needles as we closed in on this one. I think she's added some survivor guilt today.
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    Seems to go well with this pastime: 423878 ...

    Seems to go well with this pastime:

    423878

    https://mobile.twitter.com/emily_murnane/status/1557519216567234563
  32. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Hoping for more good outcomes from present tense,...

    Hoping for more good outcomes from present tense, priapism et al.

    Roller coaster here: last week I had my last appointment with my surgeon, five years cancer free victory lap! Today my wife...
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    The tankies like Pootin's hope for two-party...

    The tankies like Pootin's hope for two-party talks. Two-party talks between Russia and "the West" inherently invalidate Ukrainian sovereignty so Russia wins.

    From Czechoslovakia to Afghanistan,...
  34. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    No, the right turn question is not about...

    No, the right turn question is not about emotions. How slow do you need to go to turn right? If you're passing a cyclist who is only going a few mph faster than your turn speed and you can't get far...
  35. Thread: Fu*king Cyclists

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    This. And a turn signal doesn't give you the...

    This. And a turn signal doesn't give you the right of way to cross a lane, even if it's the bike lane. You have to merge, meaning adequate space to allow everyone to adjust. If you can't pass and...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    I don't know if that has quite the same effect as...

    I don't know if that has quite the same effect as if the Ukrainians hand them the phone, but either way, 25k calls to mom seems like a good plan. Hopefully soon.
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Climate change denial really has been one of...

    Climate change denial really has been one of Pootin's most successful campaigns. He got a lot of help, but it's bizarre how a country that so blatantly abuses its status as a gas station to bully the...
  38. Be fair: it said "wrong answers only" right in...

    Be fair: it said "wrong answers only" right in the title and SB's answers were as wrong as anyone else's. He just sounded a little butthurt was all.
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    Didn't the FBI clawing back ransom payments...

    Didn't the FBI clawing back ransom payments qualify as "stopping?"
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Footage indicates they may be ok with a little...

    Footage indicates they may be ok with a little criminality.
  41. Thread: Ukraine

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    Applying for political asylum is still an option,...

    Applying for political asylum is still an option, though, right? Looking like a pretty good trade so far.

    Maybe Rod has some more concrete issues. Less Rubles leaving makes it harder to pay the...
  42. Thread: Ukraine

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    What's the downside of the EU banning travel...

    What's the downside of the EU banning travel visas for Russians? Hurts EU more than Russia?

    NAFO seems to be dominating the trolls for some reason, so I have to come here to ask. TIA
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    Huh. Kind of a thinker there

    Huh. Kind of a thinker there
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    And also a Very rough estimate. Is it more...

    And also a Very rough estimate.

    Is it more likely a missile from an S-300, say? Lots of possibilities.

    ETA; Not to discredit the idea, either. He's also tweeted data correlating with...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    I get the sense that he's just running the data...

    I get the sense that he's just running the data through filters to quiet down the background noise and turning that into magnitude from each sensor. Sounds like he's developed some transformations in...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    Very interesting counterpoint: "⚡️#Ukraine -...

    Very interesting counterpoint:

    "⚡️#Ukraine - #Novofedorivka, #Saky district, #Crimea - Russian airbase explosions. ...... We don't know the missile but we believe they fired from #Odessa Oblast."...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Without needing exact figures, it certainly seems...

    Without needing exact figures, it certainly seems likely that anything that was parked would have sustained damage. Question is how much--particularly below the berms.
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    Yeah, that's my assumption as well, though...

    Yeah, that's my assumption as well, though hopefully a couple of them were around. It's hard to tell in the other, 'AI clarified' images whether things were strictly filtered or if someone overlaid...
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    I count a lot more than 2 fighters out of...

    I count a lot more than 2 fighters out of commission. It's a pity we can't make out the condition of the tails on the ones still there. Lots of questions.
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Fair point. I should have said it's a Ukrainian...

    Fair point. I should have said it's a Ukrainian attack, not an accident. Accidents are a lot less likely to just propogate down lines like that.

    Speculation that this was another use of kamikaze...
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