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Posted: 19 Minutes ago by: Lou HoltmanYou making things up and it makes you look stupid. Show me an official Campagnolo manual were sticking a tool blindly under the hood to fasten the shifter is the official method. My position on Torx is that it is a superior design compare
Posted: 42 Minutes ago by: Jeff LiebermannWrong plague. John mentioned: "Covid is/was/may be a greater killer by a factor of 1.5 then all the wars the U.S. has fought. When will we be building a monument?" I managed to find one Covid monument and a few being considered for cons
Posted: 52 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiI just checked accessing my mail with Edge, Chrome and Firefox. All worked fine. As usual, I don't have the many, many problems that plague your life.
Posted: 58 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiOdd test procedure for a "bioweapon": "Hey, let's unleash it on our own economy first!"
Posted: 1 Hour 10 Minutes ago by: Jeff Liebermann"What Did They Eat: The Crusaders" <https://medium.com/exploring-history/what-did-they-eat-the-crusaders-414bbc757e69> "Throughout the majority of human history, grains have been a primary source of many peoples caloric intake: the cru
Posted: 1 Hour 18 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichYet another case of John's expertise via Google. I wonder if just before he dies his life will flash before him and he will finally see himself for what he is? Surely Frank won't because he has no religion and thinks that death is the end
Posted: 1 Hour 27 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, you did not answer my comments. The Crusaders DID NOT bring food with them and if they killed the producers of food and those who moved it about from one place to another HOW did they eat? Who mined the ore that was smelted into t
Posted: 1 Hour 43 Minutes ago by: Radey ShoumanI disagree with that too, but it's not what Hizzoner said, which was "they aren't really opposed to masks", meaning, I guess, that they really want to wear masks but are somehow prevented by right-wing ideology.
Posted: 1 Hour 56 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichSo they changed their method of getting to the tightener from simply sticking the Allen Wrench throught the forward end of the hood down the channel to tighten it up to essentially disassembling the lever/hood including tearing the hood o
Posted: 2 Hours 7 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichI could NOT get my Edge browser to accept entry into Yahoo mail. Friday I spend most of the day on the phone with the Yahoo paid service and it accomplished absolutely nothing. This morning I called again and another man came on and while
Posted: 2 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Lou HoltmanWhy did I do that? Because the f*cking manual says so and to me it is the logical way. I do the same with my Shimano shifters, like anyone else. Because they don't have the thumb shifter it is easier there. How do you wrap you handlebar t
Posted: 2 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichThese wheels are hardly dangerous since they look and weight the same as the D50 Dura Ace wheels and I have been using them for a year. My SpeedDream wheels appear to be something else though - I have noticed that those super-light wheels
Posted: 2 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichI can plainly see from your photograph that your hood was flexible enough to pull back. A question might be why did you feel the need to do that when all previous levers made by Campy and Shimano and SRAM had a channel to insert the wren
Posted: 2 Hours 46 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichThere was no bioweapon and I've shown the CDC statistics many times. What we've had is a million overall deaths from the lockdowns, Then they INSINUATE that these extra deaths were from covid. From the start of 2020 until now we've had 30
Posted: 2 Hours 57 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichOn a really smart day Scharf has the IQ of a garden snail. In many places in the world they don't even use masks in the operating room because studies show that they don't even prevent bacterial diseases let alone viral diseases. Here is
Posted: 4 Hours 1 Minute ago by: AMuziEmbrace change. I recently received Bianchis from the first new Bianchi factory built in Italy in decades. Nice product BTW. Meanwhile the Wuhan bioweapon was a first test run, 'proof of concept' as it were.
Posted: 4 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: AMuziNot only bicycle wheels. And not a recent phenomenon at all: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-01-27-mn-1479-story.html
Posted: 4 Hours 8 Minutes ago by: AMuziThat's right. Like gasoline, rent, nice Italian Reds and everything else.
Posted: 4 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: AMuziYou have that backwards IMHO. Statists believe in the socialist version of 'sharing', i.e., forcibly redistributing limited resources all while suppressing innovation, efficiency and growth. Classic 'zero-sum' outlook. Classic libera
Posted: 4 Hours 22 Minutes ago by: smsMy next door neighbor works at a luxury goods store in Palo Alto (and previously worked at one in Santa Clara). One of the services these stores provide is to advise clients if a product they purchased elsewhere is authentic. She sai
Posted: 5 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiThere are quite a few plague memorials in Europe. Some are incredibly elaborate and artistic. https://fogtravel.blog/plague-columnsthe-intersection-of-great-art-great-misery-and-great-piety/ In those days they weren't pouring as much m
Posted: 5 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiThere are plenty of people opposed to masks, as in "You can't make me wear one." That statement is not usually followed by "for eight hours" or "this entire airline flight." They'll say that regarding a five minute visit to a convenien
Posted: 12 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Sepp RufEven if the shop had gathered all the compatibility data, if anything turns out less than perfect, they don't want to be blamed by a customer who obviously was not sure himself about what to combine. They'll all wear ("stretch"), wear
Posted: 15 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp) Digging deeper into how Certilogo works: <https://discover.certilogo.com/en/faq-people> Is it possible to check the authenticity of a product sold online before purchase? No, to be sure that the product is authentic it is necess
Posted: 15 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: Jeff Liebermann"Shimano anti-counterfeiting program" <https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/information/anti-counterfeit.html> "Shimano steps up efforts to beat counterfeiters" <https://road.cc/content/news/shimano-steps-efforts-beat-counterfeiters-282151>
Posted: 16 Hours 10 Minutes ago by: Jeff LiebermannNo. I'm a computer mechanic, not a body mechanic. I fix things, not people. Most of the tools in my pocket protector are used in ways for which they were NOT originally intended. The hemostat I carry in my pocket is mostly used for f
Posted: 16 Hours 59 Minutes ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp...) I don't think the number of deaths is what inspires the building of monuments. Smoking tobacco has probably killed more people than all the wars. The CDC suggests 480,000 deaths per year: <https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_sta
Posted: 18 Hours 17 Minutes ago by: John B.Well, if all medical studies are correct a mask, or at least the masks suggested to be worn, don't protect YOU from others it protects OTHERS from you. Your slobbering, spitting and spraying saliva when you talk. So your "perfectly reas
Posted: 18 Hours 31 Minutes ago by: John B."factual evidence"??? Good Lord! there is old Tommy rabbiting on about factual evidence. and him, probably the greatest liar to ever hit the Internet. Jeff has been, I believe, keeping score and to date I believe you have scored 100%.
Posted: 18 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: John B.Well, looking it up on Google is, I reckon, a far superior trait then just blabbing on and on about subject which you know nothing about. But the actual statistics are: 8,744,000 GIs were on active duty during the war (Aug 5, 1964-March
Posted: 19 Hours ago by: John B.But, but, but! If you defeat China then your business will, likely, fail as I read that something like 86% of bicycles sold in the U.S. are made in China Can you survive on 14% of your current sales (:-?)
Posted: 19 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: John B.I'm not sure what you mean by "reasonably competent administrators". Do you mean giving large plots of land to the Catholic Church? Catholics made up about 7% of the population. Or publicly stating that only Catholic officers could be tr
Posted: 19 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Radey ShoumanThey're not really opposed to masks? I think a lot of people really don't like wearing masks, particularly for eight or more hours a day. I'm sure people don't like having to make their two year old children wear masks on long airplane
Posted: 20 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiTom has a very, very rich fantasy life! But I suppose it's necessary for him to feel good about himself.
Posted: 20 Hours 12 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, that is what counterfeiters, fake companies, rip off artists, do. They make copies that are difficult to tell from the original. Unless you know what you are looking for. And notice the wrong things being used. Or things done i
Posted: 20 Hours 13 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiWhen I was first running into minor presbyopia, I started carrying a very thin fresnel lens magnifier in my wallet, about credit card size. It came in unusually handy one day. A good friend (and former student) of mine invited us to br
Posted: 20 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooMost people living in the USA, and almost every other part of the modern world, have these things called lamps. They are portable and can be moved around very easily. So you could easily carry one from the living room to the garage to i
Posted: 20 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichMy experience is that KMC quick links all work well the firs use. After that it's a matter of chance. Some I've had last for years and other not work after the first installation. But the Wipperman ALWAYS works properly. As I said, pricin
Posted: 20 Hours 35 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichI would wish Scharfie to say such things to my face. But like all cowards like flunky, he would turn and run hoping against hope that I couldn't run faster. So knowing that he would remain silent. Though I would say that the sound of Schar
Posted: 20 Hours 49 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI agree with Tommy. https://www.gop.com/ https://www.nationalreview.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_conservative_websites http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/runbenrun/mailings/705/attachments/original/Top_100_Conse
Posted: 21 Hours 4 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichI would assume that Jeff is a good computer repairman. Tools like that are usually only used by people that have seen just about every failure possible and prefer to be prepared.
Posted: 21 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTiny minority? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_United_States_presidential_election 74,216,154 votes, 46.9%. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_French_presidential_election 13,288,686 votes, 41.4%. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Hun
Posted: 21 Hours 9 Minutes ago by: John B.Likely true but just as in may other areas the "antics of the few" are loudly reported and thus the impression is that they are a majority, or at least a meaningful number.
Posted: 21 Hours 14 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooDefeat China? I am far more concerned about stopping the deaths from Covid-19. And eliminating the economic effects Covid has caused throughout the world. I am aware Covid started in China. And spread worldwide. Was it intentional?
Posted: 21 Hours 15 Minutes ago by: John B.Your memory is right on target. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2007/12/19/inside-shimanos-malaysian-wheel-factory#.YolqIewxXQk "The factory produces all of Shimanos wheels, including Dura Ace"
Posted: 21 Hours 16 Minutes ago by: Andre JuteOnce upon a time, within living memory, progressives professed to believe in the perfectibility of man. It was the signal idealism of their creed. Now the wardheeler Scharfie unblushingly tells us some people (those who don't agree with ev
Posted: 21 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI had an uncle who was drafted and served in Vietnam during the war. When the fighting and shooting was occurring. His chances of being drafted and serving in Vietnam were not small. I have another uncle who joined the Navy at the very
Posted: 21 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: russellseaton1@yahoohttps://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#demographics CDC webpage stinks for getting simple data. On the above link there is a graph about half way down the page titled "Deaths by Age Group". Put your mouse over the columns and you can
Posted: 22 Hours 32 Minutes ago by: AMuziDo you run into a lot of arterial spurts in your regular day?
Posted: 22 Hours 34 Minutes ago by: AMuziNot our experience and we build quite a few Ergopower bicycles. Without a torn hood. Ever.
Posted: 22 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: AMuziat www.campagnolo.com select 'support' and then download the manual. Nice pictures.
Posted: 22 Hours 47 Minutes ago by: Lou HoltmanYou have to peel the hood over the thumb shifter. That is a bit of a hassle but the hood can take it. That is tough rubber. This is/was the case with all the Campy shifters I worked on and that is 9-10-11 sp. Chorus 11 speed shifter (that
Posted: 23 Hours 5 Minutes ago by: Frank KrygowskiI have similar things, plus an array of flashlights. I don't currently carry them as Andrew does, but I have in the past. I certainly have them at hand in my workshop and my garage. Why work blind?
Posted: 23 Hours 6 Minutes ago by: Jeff LiebermannI carry a pocket protector with two ink pens, Sharpie pen, hemostat, 2 rulers, radio tuning tool, several paper clips and pocket screwdriver. <http://802.11junk.com/jeffl/pics/drivel/pocket_protector.jpg> On my belt, a cheap LiIon flashl
Posted: 23 Hours 20 Minutes ago by: Lou HoltmanShimano is a big company they need all theproduction capacity for their own. Lou
Posted: 23 Hours 53 Minutes ago by: smsIn this case, he's mistaken on so many different subjects, at such a tremendous scale, they you could spend your whole life correcting his errors. Plus, everyone already knows that he's wrong anyway, you pointing it out does nothing.
Posted: 23 Hours 58 Minutes ago by: Tom KunichI notice that the hood on that lever you're showing seems to have straight moldings, Mine have 90 degree right angle molding supports. That's probably why Lou's would pull back that far and mine would not. I also have a set of replacement
Posted: 1 Day ago by: smsBut are they also building wheels for other manufacturers? In the U.S. you have factories that5 build products sold under the brand of the factory owner and that also build products sold under other names. A Sears Kenmore appliance bui
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Tom KunichThe hoods on my Chorus group WOULD NOT peel back like that and I had to open the hoods from the other side, But you can see that you had to take steps to insert the Torx wrench that you had no need to to use an Allen.
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Tom KunichYou're probably right but the wheels I obtained look exactly the same and have the same weight. So if they aren't Shimano they are nearly a perfect copy.
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Lou HoltmanI don't think Shimano outsource their wheels. These are Shimano factory, with local assembly people but Japanese management for their DA line. Lou
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Lou HoltmanI find this very handy: https://www.knivesandtools.nl/nl/pt/-led-lenser-mh10-oplaadbare-hoofdlamp.htm?gclid=Cj0KCQjwm6KUBhC3ARIsACIwxBin0SRgWj-eA2bAF48R0eJx9Csv2xaGU3gwRxCc5WR38P_QZpBrNZMaAmiMEALw_wcB Lou
Posted: 1 Day ago by: smsIn any case, the factory is immaterial. I've been to contract manufacturers all over the world. For one customer they can be building a high-quality product, for another customer they can be building a product with parts from all over
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Lou HoltmanI build I think 5 or 6 Campy equipped bikes from scratch. 3 were/are mine. This is one build: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ac62sBVcmk5KbYr7A Lou
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Roger MerrimanFilter by name? Newstap doesn’t seem to do so well, but my previous MacSoup was quite clever about that sort of stuff. Roger Merriman
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Tom KunichAfter discovering that replacement theory, CRT and teaching children that they can be any sex they want to be in schools has been so unpopular of course they have to blame all of their failures upon the Republicans and conservatives. Let'
Posted: 1 Day ago by: smsTo be fair, you have a few, very vocal, crazies, protesting the requirement to wear masks in public, and spreading fake news about vaccines and the number of Covid deaths. Don't let the antics of a few uneducated, far-right, Trump su
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Roger MerrimanIf it’s on topic ish and interesting then I’ll reply if it’s Trump/COVID19 unlikely mainly because I have little interest. Roger Merriman
Posted: 1 Day ago by: Tom KunichAndrew Johnson who was in fact a Southern Democrat but on completely against the Confederacy considering it making war against the United States. After he became President he returned everything back to the Sothern Democrat's except their
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichIt isn't as if I don't have all of the tools, but when you use one wrench to remove a 2020 lever you sort of expect it to work though I should have remembered that that these were 2015 levers. But you say that the Torx is presently standa
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichLou, did you install your own levers or did they come on a pre-made bike? The manual that came with these Campy levers DID NOT tell you how to install them and hence did not mention that they were Torx fittings. I agree with you that Torx
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: AMuzitizen of the US in War or Peace was due a civil trial by jury, those that hadn't been immediately hung, were found not guilty. Johnson who?? or whose johnson? WTF. Mr Stanton was Secretary of War for the duration and a good one at that.
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichThere is really something else going on - the Internet has ceased to be a place of public discourse and factual evidence and instead something containing so many purposeful lies that it is effectively useless. And people like John believe
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: AMuziLike many in our age group, I carry a pocket magnifier and a mini flashlight. YMMV
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: AMuziPlus a love triangle, firearm, rooftop car rack, more oddities. And a murder. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/kaitlin-marie-armstong-murder-cyclist-moriah-wilson-b2084260.html
Posted: 1 Day 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichWhile I'm not inferring that Frank would be a member of that group, I'm sure that he could never get his Klansman's hat on straight. Though he would probably know that the pointy end went up. Lynching seems to be the mind set of the Democ
Posted: 1 Day 3 Hours ago by: Andre JuteThat sound like pretty near a lynching, something Democrats understood well, as you'd have great difficulty finding anyone who wasn't a Democrat under a pointy hood. A fellow I used to fly around the South in my company plane (he was a tal
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYOU complained about sharp Torx blades. As with most such complaints, nobody else seems to have problems. I certainly haven't, and I don't see anything particularly sharp on my Torx tools. Is there a chance you confused your Torx drive
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: AMuziMonuments come after we defeat china. This virus is merely a first engagement.
Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI've considered that. At present, the new car does not yet have a trailer hitch. But more seriously, my utility trailer is stored in a way intending only occasional use. To access it, I first have to move my motorcycle, camping trailer
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThink about it - when Lincoln was shot, instead of a civil trial, a panel of generals was formed to judge who had conspired to kill Lincoln. It seemed that anyone that had come into contact with John Wilkes Booth (a stage actor as self im
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanOf course you can peel back the hoods to see the screw. Torx is an excellent choice in any application. Ymmv and most of the times it does. Lou
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tom Kunich16,000 scientists, most of them vaccine specialists or those actually attending covid-19 patients signed a petition saying that a lock-down and masks was not only contra-indicated but stupid. Why do you suppose that the Slime Stream Media
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichYour chances of being drafted were pretty small and then the chances of being sent to Vietnam were also small. If you wanted to avoid that all you had to do was join the Navy for 4 years. But John can look it up on Google and disagree wi
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichMedical professionals have discovered that the mRNA vaccine gets into the DNA of the liver causing covid-19 spike proteins to be manufactured in the liver. Now there is this "strange, inexplicable, outbreak of hepatitis among young childr
Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichTell me Lou - do you have X-ray vision and can see through rubber covers? This does not peel back far enough to actually see the entire screw head so it appears to be an Allen. Under bright sunlight the visible edge just barely glistens e
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: smsWait, is that an SAE T-25 or a Metric T-25? For regular people it's just a T-25. These work too: <https://www.harborfreight.com/6-piece-star-bit-screwdriver-set-94757.html>. Or you can buy 6" T-25 bits. A right angle screwdriver
Posted: 1 Day 6 Hours ago by: AMuziThere are many ways to view the era. One one hand Diem and his brother were reasonably competent administrators (not perfect) but on the other, Uncle Ho & the brilliant Gen Gap moved artillery, shells, supplies and equipment through j
Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Sepp Rufruss... can rest assured that the Amish will never bother to ask any materialistic Englisch fool's advice on their spirituality, demographics, or sense of politics. Had russ... dared to ask unjabbed nurses, or any other larger mixed
Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanThere you go, just look. Lou IIRC Dura Ace wheels are made in Malaysia. Lou
Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Lou Holtman5.5 mm???? It is a T25 IIRC. Lou
Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Andre JuteGenerally known as "more efficient times". -- AJ
Posted: 1 Day 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSorry I had to copy so much text for the myocarditis. But its really rare. Not pretty common at all. The website below details all of the Covid vaccine ailments. You are far better off getting the vaccine and being protected from Covi
Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: John B.snipped more snipped Sorry, I somehow sent this message twice.
Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, I'm sure that you are correct. I am voicing what the professional military believed, or was told. Stories of the "cowards" streaming across the border were printed in the Air Force Times (the Air Force "in service newspaper"). By t
Posted: 1 Day 15 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, I'm sure that you are correct. I am voicing what the professional military believed, or was told. Stories of the "cowards" streaming across the border were printed in the Air Force Times (the Air Force "in service newspaper"). By t
Posted: 1 Day 16 Hours ago by: John B.Well, from the Vietnam point of view it basically started with Uncle Ho kicking the French out of the country. Then the UN sponsored a scheme where after a few years time an election would be held to see whether the country should be uni
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: AMuziThe numbers of people who emigrated to avoid the draft were much smaller than the mythic version.
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAnd your point is what - that didn't turn out to be true? IOW further data indicated otherwise? Sorry, Raday, but that's how science works. As more information comes in, you're supposed to adjust your views, predictions, etc. I've nev
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI do know one guy who literally ran to the border, IOW fled to Canada. I also know several guys who were in battle in Viet Nam and are significantly worse for it. But as I recall, the bulk of the outrage against the war was not merely
Posted: 1 Day 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiLike, making lots of money. He bragged about that, as I recall. Priorities, I guess.
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: John B.BUT... what is the alternate? Just ignore it and hope it goes away? Ignoring the Covid and looking at HIV only, Thailand had a HIV rate of over 2% among pregnant women and over 4% among Thai military recruits. Without the use of a vacc
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, and I have seen a "motorcycle trailer" designed to transport motorcycles. The reference below is not exactly what I saw but give sufficient detail to be understood. https://hackaday.com/2021/08/02/single-wheel-motorcycle-trailer/
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThere was a time when legislators actually wrote most legislation. Those were simpler, more primitive times.
Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanMr. Krygowski has frequently lauded his utility trailer as an alternative to a pickup, perhaps that could be adapted by bolting a fork mount down, and some other means of stabilizing the bike.
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanI don't know what the comparative rates were. Certainly the Amish guy interviewed does not claim that the Amish had less covid, or less sickness, or less death than the English. He just says that some things are more important than nev
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanNowadays therapeutics are only considered if they're patentable. Paxlovid and, especially, Molnupiravir are *nightmares*. Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine might very well not work, but they're at least fairly safe.
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanSure they did, here's Rochelle Walensky: https://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-director-data-vaccinated-people-do-not-carry-covid-19-2021-3 During an MSNBC interview with Rachel Maddow on Monday, Walensky said: "Our data from the C
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: John B.It does seem that legislatures seem to be in the business of making laws, but then, if the legislature was elected and then just sat there, would they be re-elected? Or would the Opposition he campaigning on the argument, "LOOK! they din
Posted: 1 Day 19 Hours ago by: smsI believe that Thule resells that ATOC rack <https://www.thule.com/en-us/bike-rack/roof-bike-racks/thule-tandem-carrier-_-3286>. Also Rocky Mounts <https://rockymounts.com/products/tandem-mount-r4.html>. The Sidewinder is still avail
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: John B.Come Now! I checked with two different search programs and they both tell me that "Armageddon" is a movie, released in 1998.
Posted: 1 Day 20 Hours ago by: John B.But of course education is a total waste of time, money and effort! Hasn't our very own Tommy told us of making literally tons of money with almost no education at all? PHD's rushing in to be have their problems solved by the indomitable
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: John B.Years ago the state of New Hampshire Legislature reviewed all of the State Laws and repealed quite a number. And I know of other states doing the same thing, Maine was doing it back when I lived there, so it is not an especially unique p
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: AMuziThen again, in direct conflict with the modern meaning of the term 'vaccine' until two years ago, the mRNA shot doesn't prevent reinfection or much more significantly, doesn't keep that person from spreading it to others. I agree tha
Posted: 1 Day 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes, reinfections. But getting reinfected is not that bad. You stay home from work one day and feel tired for awhile. Then you are good to go again.. With no hospital stay in the ICU and no breathing tube and no death. So minimal to
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut they suffered a whole lot of deaths from Covid. I did a search on Covid amongst the Amish/Mennonite. Lot of stories came up. Amish more or less ignored it and continued their regular life. No vaccines, no going to the hospital, no
Posted: 1 Day 22 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooMathematics is a Bachelor of Arts? I would have put it into the Bachelor of Science category. Or did you just get a general Liberal Arts degree with a specialty in Mathematics. I hope you do realize I am not speaking ill of the Bachelo
Posted: 2 Days ago by: Tom KunichThanks Andrew. It turns out to be a Torx when observed under a bright light.. I guess it was another year before they got rid of that damned Torx which cuts the rubber cover so easily. I have now mounted the levers and leveled them with a
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo apology necessary. I was joking. But I'll sadly report the stools didn't work. She just had too much trouble guiding the front dropouts into the rack's quick release. She's gotten less steady. Looks like I'll have to either buy or
Posted: 2 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ted HeiseI have not used one. On the old tandem list, the ATOC (discussed elsethread) seemed to have a good reputation. I've done that too with my previous tandem (when I drove a Honda Accord), and it stuck out too far for my taste. My ne
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziWe use these: https://www.snapon.co.za/images/thumbs/0008614_awsg09-t-handle-hex-964_550.jpeg Campagnolo lever band nuts are a 5mm allen (steel, old) or a #T-25 Torx (aluminum, current. We use these for the current fastener: http://www
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIt is pretty clear what he does with his evenings and who he buys with his spare money if ever he gets any. His anger appears to be directed at the point that no one is going to allow Biden to pay off Flunky's bills. So he is enraged. He
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFrank, I was finally stuck buying an ole pickup truck and a fork mount from Eureka, While a pain in the butt, a pickup also comes in useful for so many other things that it is not an entire waste of time and parking space.
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziMuch is unknown and given the political spin on statistical gathering and analysis (in various countries) probably unknowable now. I see that Portugal has among the highest rates of mRNA shots: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1196
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, I have been trying to use a ball-end Allen wrench to take the tightener loose. This worked perfectly to remove the Centaur levers and I can more or less see the connector under the rubber cover and it appears to be a normal 6 mm but
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziSorry I did not mean that pointedly. oops.
Posted: 2 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziEgyptian propaganda ?
Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: smsAt least in my city, obsolete laws are removed when necessary. A few years ago the city manager was asked by a resident for a bicycle license (registration, not a license to ride). She didn't know that such a thing even existed. It
Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andre JuteYes, definitely laudable. If you were to ask me off the cuff to pick the best thing Mr Trump did in the Oval Office, I'd be hard put not to choose his requirement that a bureaucrat wanting to introduce a new regulation first had to withdra
Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andre JuteWorry about your virility much then, you disgusting little man, Anonymous Flunky?
Posted: 2 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andre JuteI find it amusing how the Democrats, who used to brag of the success of their replacement strategy, not suddenly accuse conservatives of somehow being guilty of it. There are all these books Democrat grey eminences wrote patting themselves
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWhen I started college, the Bachelor's in Engineering required five years, more time and courses than any other major. Partway through, the college became a state university, and the state demanded that no bachelor's curriculum require
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWell, I'm sure there have been some people who have begrudged aid to crippled children - just as there are people who would be incensed at your use of the word "crippled." Normal curves always have tails. But I strongly dispute what I
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanI looked at the transcript, and it is indeed not exactly as remembered. On the other hand, had Trump won, he certainly would have told her and the rest of us to "take it". Those are my terms. I think they fit. You might enjoy this ed
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: smsYears ago, at Interbike, there was a rack being marketed that had a lift system for getting bikes on the roof. They were showing it with a tandem. Both wheels stayed on. The ATOC rack <http://www.atoc.com/tandemtopper.php> makes it eas
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThrow my _what_ in them?? :-) Thanks. Maybe a couple sufficiently stable stools are worth a try after all. But I'more worried about my wife's stability more than my own.
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelIn Germany, a mandatory part of secondary legislation is an asessment of "burocratic impact" of the legislation, which typically implies that on enacting new legal duties, obsolete older legal duties must be removed from the book (e.g.
Posted: 2 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelI disagree; it's always hard to tell fact from fiction. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armageddon> Rolf
Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannI carry lumber on the roof of my Subaru Forester. To help, I use a wooden step ladder. See if any of these look usable. I suggest something with a large flat top suitable for standing on. Some of them look like they fold flat, which
Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziIt was an actual place, a complete rout for the Israelites, like Cannae for the Romans. I assume it became a general term for disaster at some point as we allegorically speak of Pearl Harbor now.
Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp) It took me 6 years to get my BSEE (bachelor of science electrical engineering). That was typical for the time (late 1960's). 5 years was considered extraordinary. There is hope. With all the creative lying and amazing fact c
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziAn outlier now but there was a time when legislatures regularly reviewed/ revised/ rationalized their Statutes. IMHO probably time better spent than much of whet modern legislatures do now.
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziI have not used one but I do see customers using them in my lot when bringing tandems for service. They seem easy to use. Other people stand on those HDPE 'milk crate' things for securing roof mounted gear, not only bicycles. They're
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rolf Mantelwow, you've read an Egyptian general's version of a battle that will take place at an unspecified point in time some time in the future! Or are you a Johovah's witness believing that this battle raged from 1897 to 1914?
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziExcept that trying to make people 'equal' by cutting the heads off the tall ones never works out. Punishing people for working and saving doesn't add to the character of those with less nor inspire them to productive activity. While
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziJust as with newspapers you don't know what happened until you read different accounts in two or more papers. I stumbled across the Egyptian general's account of the battle for Harm Al Geddah which was interesting only because the Heb
Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: smsYes, Idaho is nice. Famous potatoes too. Right now, the California economy is booming. We have a nearly $100 billion surplus that the governor and legislature are fighting over how to spend. The issue to be concerned about is that t
Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelActually, as a Mathematician, I have: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy
Posted: 2 Days 9 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanEqually unhelpful my old Volvo just swallows such stuff, I’d assume wheels off a tandem would fit. Roger Merriman.
Posted: 2 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Ah... After I posted I thought of that. The answer to carrying bicycles is, of course.... buy a pickup (:-)
Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI've carried it once that way, but didn't like it. It makes a very wide package, sticking out way beyond the width of the car. - Frank Krygowski
Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Sure, as a good friend in the financial survey business once said, "tell me what you want to prove and I'll make a survey to prove it". But again it is a matter of semantics, isn't it. What is "Poor"? I read https://www.heritage.org/pov
Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooWell, a BA is Bachelor of Arts. Arts? Ha!!!!! Arts. No self respecting manly man would major in Arts. BS for Science. Yes!!!!! BBA for Business Administration. Yes!!!!! But Arts? No....... So I am a bit surprised and shocked th
Posted: 2 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.is Idaho is the place to go. I read, that the state cut more than 1,800 pages of regulations in 2019, bringing its total regulatory count down to just 41,000 restrictions. If this new count is accurate, it would make Idaho the least r
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.If it is one tandem then why not cross in the rear of the car... which, I suppose, effectively locks the rear "hatch" but if it is just you and the wife you can (we do) flip the rear seats down and throw the bags in through the rear door
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut Tommy said "Radey, the losers are the one's that write the histories and not the winners in cases like these." He made this profound statement at 3:31 time above.
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, Nevada voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020. And Obama in 2008 and 2012. And Hillary in 2016. Nevada has two Democrat Senators. And three out of four Democrats in the House. But lucky for you, the northern half of Nevada
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.The way it works is that first you run seismic test on the area. Which will tell you whether there is any hope of there being oil. There are other tests, side scan radar, etc, but I think seismic is still the mainstay. If there is a suf
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiOur cars have always been small, so the only way to carry our tandem has been on a roof rack. When we've bought a new car, I've usually been successful in adapting one of the old racks to the new car. For the past few cars, I've had a ni
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooNo. How the wealth and income is distributed contributes greatly to poverty rates. Everyone makes within 20% of each other, then likely zero poverty.. But if a few get 80% of everything, and the rest fight for the small remainder, then
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.True, but if you want to speak on a National Level then how else then to average the income of all the population. You can, of course use specifics... people in East Overshoe Georgia get by on $100/monthly... in a largely farming commun
Posted: 2 Days 17 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThat's why I asked about what your $/bbl figure meant. It requires knowing, or estimating, how much a well will flow before it is drilled. I guess maybe you mean that multiple wells drilled in the same field may be expected to flow abou
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.That is certainly true in more then one case. I believe that when the Alaskan pipeline was finally finished and oil was being shipped that a certain amount was being sold to Japan and foreign oil imported. There was some sort of big To-D
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well, "history", as the saying has it, "is written by the winners" (:-) I would suggest that most history is true, or at least mostly true, in reporting the event. The Indians DID win the Battle of the Little Bighorn and England DID win
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Not necessarily. It is very much a matter of semantics. Oil Wells are "designed" largely based on tested flow rates. i.e, if a well flows at, well say, 10,000 bbl/day, in an open hole test the one doesn't size downhole components for a
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziAnd qualitative differences too. Not that long ago, Venezuelan crude was refined in Aruba for the US fuel market as that type of oil wasn't compatible to US Gulf refineries.
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAh! Yet another topic on which all the experts are wrong and only Tom has the truth. Fascinating!
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziThe Official Poverty Limit is quite a comfortable living for many (I speak from experience). Besides which, the numbers change regularly depending on political advantage, real or perceived. Aggregate numbers for the nation as a whole
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp) "How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty" <https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/poverty/guidance/poverty-measures.html> "The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or n
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: smsNot nearly as often as some other trolls in other groups. I have him in my filter list with only three different e-mail addresses.
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.My experience, as a contractor to major oil companies operating in Indonesia, was that they were very knowledgeable about costs. I remember talking to a Drilling Manager about the feasibility of drilling on a rather remote lease in Weste
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 All of it is rigor, not magic. The skill is making decisions with imperfect information.
Posted: 2 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTrump has tried mightily to take all of the credit for the vaccine after it came out and millions and millions of people used it. Successfully. His problem is he is preaching to the anti vaccine crowd. It is somewhat similar to a food
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well, the spell checker burped again and "they ever" should have been spelled "they never" :-)
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.But, but, but... I read that the poverty level, in the U.S. in 1990 was 13.5% and in 2020 it was 11.4% \. https://www.statista.com/statistics/200463/us-poverty-rate-since-1990/ And... if the poverty level is going Down then the wealth mu
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Radey Shouman"Minimum expected" is what "design" means. If your management is reasonably conservative it's quite a bit less than what they hope for. And of course everything has to be brough to net present value using an assumed interest rate, whic
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziI remember tees with that sentiment but this phrasing: https://28aauh39i9b83b3imx3n9t1k-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/02-08-19_0300.jpg
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziHaven't used a SRAM 10 link in a Shimano 10 chain but the issues with incompatibility were mostly over 15 years ago. We use a lot of KMC links in many chains including Shimano without issues. If the link cannot lock, you're out a few
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThe price of crude might tumble, but the price of finished products would rise. If you're running an operation that's a part of a vertically integrated corporation, you normally have to keep accounts for your operation internally. Tran
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.There is an old saying, "Use it or Lose it" which is particularly applicable to human muscle mass, and very noticeable as the years fly by.
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziThat's not what actually happened.
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.I saw US troops, in Vietnam wearing tee shirts with that printed on them.
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.But people don't "prove" Tommy is wrong. All that is required is to demonstrate the truth and Tommy's lies and wild eyed claims stand out like a sore thumb.
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well... I have bought and rehabilitated bikes that were 20 years old and they ever required the head bearings to be replaced (:-)
Posted: 2 Days 19 Hours ago by: Sir RidesalotI use Google Groups and if I see a post made by Tom I just ignore it. It's quite easy to do if one is determined to avoid him. Cheers
Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Mark ClearyI need a quick for Shimano 10 spd chain and I have used WIpperman they are the best. Does a Sram work with Shimano it should? I went to LBS today and they have them but said that is it not advised. To me based on information and experience
Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Theoretically, but the major "oil" companies are in the business of selling a refined product, not the raw materials. If every barrel of crude oil sucked out of the ground were to placed on the market the price would undoubtedly tumble.
Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: Ralph BaroneExcept he keeps changing his email address. Bloody annoying.
Posted: 2 Days 20 Hours ago by: smsJust filter him out like many of us do. It will remove the temptation to respond.
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe new starters are built with super-magnets and they are brittle as hell. So far I've had two of them failure since 10 years ago when I came too after my concussion.
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIt comes right up for me. It has a triangulated top tube head tube down tube so that they can use normal steel tubes. None of these could be butted since they're too long.
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichMy idea of the problem is building good wheels. These SpeedDream wheels I have are like nothing I've had before and I would assume a 36" wheel would need 36 spokes to keep the rims straight.
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichYou should gave seen Jobst's bike. The head tube was very long since we had steel bikes then and Jobst was 6'6" His bike was also VERY flexy and it was sort of scary to watch him not only ride fast but some of the bull shit tricks he did
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichRadey, the losers are the one's that write the histories and not the winners in cases like these. So historical recounts are just so much noise. Tell me how the soldiers ate? Do you believe that they brought all of the food they needed for
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThat is completely ahistorical, and an odd choice of tense. The first crusade sack of Jerusalem was unusually bloody even for the time, and at the time rape, massacre, or enslavement of everyone in cities falling to siege was more or le
Posted: 2 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichYou're an American and I would suggest that you go to a local Bearing house and get a Timken bearing. They are a couple of bucks more but they won't wear out.
Posted: 3 Days ago by: Mark ClearyAnswering myself. I finally go the bearing specs. It is a 41.8 x 30.5 and 8mm depth. FSA said a MR121 seems you can buy them online pretty much anywhere they got for about $13 each. I guess I better get a couple for spares. My guess is hea
Posted: 3 Days ago by: Tom KunichI just got back from a two hour flat ride, I would have done a climbing ride today but I am expecting the FedEx delivery of my Chorus Group. So I will start doing climbing rides seriously starting next week. I really have to get my weight
Posted: 3 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coSpeaking of inventing things, tell us again how you managed to get a BA from Chabot - when they don't offer BAs.
Posted: 3 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.colol....nice
Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sir RidesalotWell I for one sure hope that your health improves enough soon so that you can get bicycling again. It's a real letdown when you aren't able to ride a bicycle. As for me, I simply ignore the Trolls that reside on this newsgroup. I'm off
Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichNone of that makes much sense except that the Asians, Hispanics and black vote learned what leftists really think - that NO ONE is important to them but themselves and that if a million people are killed by food shortages, to them that is
Posted: 3 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichThis is the mental illness of Flunky, when he has no one to argue with he invents it.
Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichBut it would be more or less accurate. When Muslims started harassing and even killing Christian pilgrims to the holy land steps had to be taken and were. The stupid claims that everyone was killed on either side were false rumors. Warrio
Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coWhat she _actually_ said during the debate was, “If the public health professionals, if Dr. Fauci, if the doctors tell us that we should take it, I’ll be the first in line to take it. Absolutely. But if Donald Trump tells us that we s
Posted: 3 Days 2 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coI was always fond of "Kill them. The Lord knows those that are his own". Arnaud Amalric - a Cistercian abbot and commander of the Albigensian Crusade, was reported to have said something similar to this prior to the massacre at Béziers
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziRight. The onus is not on WHO, CDC etc but rather on Governors and lesser martinets who needlessly destroyed lives, incomes, businesses and our yet disrupted complex networks for damned near every product and service. The favored few
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.cooy vey..... https://www.velonews.com/training/training-best-weight-training-excercises-for-cyclists/ https://www.trainerroad.com/blog/strength-training-basics-for-cyclists/ https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/the-best-strength-exercises-
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tim RThis war was 800 years later (Russo-Turkey) but it left us with a song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6vyZ_q-TjA
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp) I can't speak for the others involved, but for me, ignoring mistakes and errors is akin to sacrilege. I have twice promised to ignore Tom, and broken the promise within a week or less. Repeating my promise a third time will pro
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coThere are large military installations on the island of Oahu. The entire island is not a military base. Yes, I lived there frm1970-73, first at Helemano Military Reservation, then at Schofield Barracks. BZZZZT wrong again, sparky. We a
Posted: 3 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNo, that's yet another case of him writing about his fantasy life. I was more amused that he claimed to have received a BA going nights in less than 4 years
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanIf they could sell that oil at $100/bbl, then that is their opportunity cost, and what the refinery operation should be considered to pay, regardless of whether it's actually paid to an outside firm.
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThat's actually a very low bar, given the size of revenue streams involved. If they do any good at all they can probably justify their salaries. On the other hand, it's possible to do harm ... Producing oil once a well is drilled is al
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThanks, I guess. But I was hoping for wheels-on-the-ground feedback from someone in a state with a new "Idaho stop" law. Looks like I won't be getting that feedback.
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYes, the changes are complex. I've read that the development of standard shipping containers are a large and largely unrecognized contributor, by enabling super low cost shipping from cheap labor markets. But Tom's claim was "The WHO,
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThanks. So it is, roughly, barrels produced during the design lifetime of the well.
Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiTrue. Our university's trustees once, long ago, had a plan to expand the campus to the east, into what was an old, traditionally Italian inner city neighborhood. The university began buying and razing house after house. Out of hundreds
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Sepp RufJust the peaks? Select central-policies "Israel" instead of commingled "World" data, move the date pointer to the apparent start of the campaigns July 30, 2021 and Dec 30, 2021.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: Sepp RufEasy to prove you wrong. Jeff's response was serious enough for me to go back and find that I had metric-mindedly taken "1M" to mean 1 million = Mega. I'll blame Napoleon, of course.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziInnovative yes but not fundamentally different from hawala, or traveler's checks or cloud-based banking.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziSo do doctors. And bicycle mechanics. And attorneys. An adult with some expertise and imperfect information should note uncertainty of outcome.
Posted: 3 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziIt's larger. The gargantuan and sudden shift of revenues affected generally lower income workers (and owners) adversely while enriching high income employees (work-from-home, shareholders of large entities) besides the corporations th
Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Well, the Knights Templar were formed in 1119 and fought in at least 14 major battles until 1302. While they did "invent", I believe, the first international financial system, they seem to have done other things (:-)
Posted: 3 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Re Crecy... From what I read, the English army landed in Normandy and conducted a chevauchée, a sort of scorched earth march, nearly to Paris, then turned north, crossed the Somme and met the French at Crecy. The English army is estima
Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Andre JuteHere Are the Nutcases Who Believe in 'Replacement’ https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2022/05/18/here-are-the-nutcases-who-believe-in-replacement-n2607478 Andre Jute I do love a hardworking lawyer who digs down to the fact
Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannProtect? During the Crusades, the Templars largely invented the modern banking system. There were two problems that needed to be solved: 1. Pilgrims were getting robbed on the way to the holy land and back. 2. It was sinful to charge
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannIt's after midnight here. Trying to answer that question will surely put me to sleep. Yep. Just follow the money: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VIII> "Henry was an extravagant spender, using the proceeds from the dissolution
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.I was around them for a lot of years and they do tend to use a lot of "if's" and "assuming that" in their reports (:-) Especially when evaluating a new location.
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannNot really. Many use Bing as their main source. For example, Yahoo uses Bing as it's sole search source. What's really happening is that everyone is using everyone else's data, as in "search aggregator" or "metasearch engine": "Try t
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.Certainly. I was mainly "arguing" against Tommy's hoop-a-lah regarding Fauci. Sure he's got a bunch of money, sure he makes money on the money he has invested. But, on a percentage basis, I think I did better (:-)
Posted: 3 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.I was specifically referring to "the poor to the rich" assuming that the writer meant individual poor and rich. I believe you are talking about small and large industries. Example: Median household (in the U.S.) income in 1990 was $54,6
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYou had it right. He claimed to be a life member of the Aeolian Yacht Club: <http://www.aeolianyc.org> The problem is that the Aeolian YC doesn't offer life memberships. <http://www.aeolianyc.org/schedule-of-fees-and-charges.html>
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Sir RidesalotI really, and I do mean really, don't understand why so many people don't simply ignore Tom. Cheers
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.I wasn't singling out the Christians as every religion has had there time at bat. Not that religion, per se, is always the underlying cause but it certainly is a good rallying cry. "Kill him in the name of God" generates much more enthus
Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYep. I noticed that and ignored it. Verizon bought Yahoo, then AOL in 2015, and others later, and merged everything into Oath.com. Oath then morphed into Verizon Media in 2019. Most of the consumer Yahoo services disappeared along t
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: John B.Well, I read that Brent Crude is selling for $107.70/bbl as of 19/05/22-05:30, and you get something like 19 - 20 gallons of gasoline from one barrel (:-)
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannClose. The IT guys are mostly from Pakistan and only a few brake shoe factories use carbon fiber: "How Carbon Fiber Brake Pads are Made In Local Factory || How Car Brake Pads are Recycle in Pakistan" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooThat's it. I knew my memory was working fairly well. Tommy was talking about his yacht club and this came up. I can't remember why Tommy was talking about his yacht club though. I think it was due to where the Navy had bases in the ba
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: AMuziansporting. They just sell it. Right. Moreover, the amount of gasoline refined from one barrel of crude is much less than 42 gallons and refinery services are an added expense.
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: AMuziAs discussed here previously, more than once, wellhead price in The Kingdom is not the same as delivered price at a refinery in Louisiana.
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYep. I have a product idea. GPS is good for many things, but the one thing that it does VERY well is measure speed and acceleration. It would be fairly easy to design a GPS tracker/logger that logs it's general location, but als
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: AMuziThat's right, errors happen. But I know oil geologists and generally they're accurate enough overall to justify their salaries with a profit to the company.
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: AMuziEconomists have made the argument that selective restrictions and business closures (local hardware closed, XMart open; diner closed, McBurger open, etc) resulted in the largest one year transfer of wealth in history from mid to lower
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooVanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund has returned 10.09% annual compound return over the past 30 years. http://www.lazyportfolioetf.com/etf/vanguard-total-stock-market-vti/ Google says the S&P 500 index has a 10.5% annual return from 1
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: AMuziWith similar on both sides before and after 1099. Urban called for intervention late in the 1000s after the new caliph changed policy and started to harass/ rob/ abuse/ kill pilgrims to Jerusalem. There are many arguments to be made b
Posted: 3 Days 14 Hours ago by: smsChabot does not offer bachelor's degrees.
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYou work?????????? Tommy doesn't work.
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannHe claimed to have a degree in navigation from California Maritime Academy, now called CSU Maritime Academy. <https://www.csum.edu> The first problems were: - They didn't offer a degree in navigation. - it's basically a military academ
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooPfizer stock was $30.97 on March 1, 2020. Today, May 18, 2022, it is at $50.40. 62.7% rise in 2 years 2.5 months. So for Fauci to make $30 million as you claim Tommy, he would have had to buy 1,544,004 stocks on March 1, 2020 at the cl
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, or Elizabeth, or Ann, or whatever you are today or yesterday. You should be a left wing liberal like me. Yeah. Google and Yahoo and Microsoft don't care about me and don't destroy my Yahoo or Google or Microsoft accounts. Edge
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooThere has been a separation of the oil production companies and the refiners and the retail gasoline sellers for a long time now. Some do all three operations. Exxon Mobil, Chevron, British Petroleum, Conoco Phillips, Shell, Marathon ar
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannI have Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Brave, Vivaldi, and Yandex browsers installed on my Windoze 10 desktop and laptop. They all work just fine. Well, I'm having problems with Yandex possibly due to the Putin powered search engine. I have a
Posted: 3 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThe link that I posted and to which I assume you are referring is for EXCESS deaths, not weekly deaths: <https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/excess-mortality-p-scores-projected-baseline?country=%7EUSA> I see single digit EXCESS deaths in
Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.I did a search on "Yahoo repair services" and came up with https://www.yahoo.com/plus/protect-mobile Which is Yahoo Plus Protect...... for hand phones (:-)
Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.were https://tinyurl.com/mwj9fww5 seems to be a recount of a statement that Dr. Fauci made available to the U.S. Senate. 'Family Investment assets seems to be $10.,5 million, and investment income seems to be $794,389... about 7% income
Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Spot prices for oil futures is a rather over simplification of the oil market. Oil companies, in most cases, do produce the crude that their refineries process into gasoline, and various other substances, but in some instances they will
Posted: 3 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannPredictably, Google search doesn't find anything called "Yahoo repair services": <https://www.google.com/search?q=yahoo+repair+services> Hopefully, it's not one of those Tech Support or Customer Service scammers that call you on the pho
Posted: 3 Days 17 Hours ago by: sms"In Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, production costs per barrel rarely exceeded $10 per barrel throughout the study period, and median costs were $5.40 a barrel." There's a misconception that when the oil futures price goes to $100/bbl tha
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Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well... Tommy has done a great many weird and wonderful things. If you don't believe it, why just ask him (:-)
Posted: 3 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Sales price per barrel for the estimated production period necessary to recover drilling and development costs. Generally the exact numbers will not be known until at least one exploration well is drilled and tested but your geology dep
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.When I lived there the New England town I grew up in had a real democratic government. Each year a "Town Meeting" was held and a "Selectman" elected to manage the town for the coming year. Anyway, one year the idea of having parking met
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.But, do you want true efficiency? The collection of exactly the amount of taxes owed, for example? Years ago I remember H&R Block advising clients to claim the maximum for charities, as "they never check". Technically that can be viewe
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI see where you got "Ann" from. But when I see the email address for Tommy's other account, it starts with "elizabeth". Tommy, is your wife, second wife, third wife, divorced prior wife, name Elizabeth or Ann?
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooHawaii was a USA Territory when it was bombed on December 7, 1941. And they were USA Naval ships and seamen in the USA Navy. They were USA citizens. I'd say there is enough "us" to it.
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI know exactly where you were riding. Some of the trail west of Des Moines is in open farmland. No sight restrictions at all. Gravel roads crossing the trails every quarter mile or so. Easy to ignore the stop signs and look before rid
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.An interesting statement. But HOW is wealth being transferred from the poor to the rich? I would really be interested in how this is done as the "Poor" are usually designated as those without assets. So you seize what appear to be non-e
Posted: 3 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAre you remembering the time Tommy said he was Captain or Commander of a ship and took sailing lessons or graduated from the sailing school. With a degree I guess.
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B."ALL of the browsers use the Google search engine"!!! I find that amazing as my browsers offer several search options, such as: Bing Google DuckDuckGo Ecosin
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Theology? ah! You mean "My religion is better then you religion and if you don't believe that we'll just kill you"? (in 1099 the Christian Crusaders were said to have killed every living person in Jerusalem)
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well.... if they won't stop, will they yield?
Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Wrong (yet) again. In the Gulf of Tonkin Incident N. Vietnamese war ships were reported to have fired on the U.S.S. Maddox and the U.S.S. C. Turner Joy. The U.S. did not declare war.
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.something. The US Congress declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The US did not wait another three plus weeks to declare war on an aggressor who bombed us. Well, the Japanese formally declar
Posted: 3 Days 21 Hours ago by: AMuziReal estate is cheap compared to administrative/support/maintenance/construction payroll.
Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe really scary part about this is a large segment of the population are followers. The politician know this and they used that to turn the public against Trump using things like Twitter and Facebook bots and Elon Musk has now discovered
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiYour recollection seems pretty faulty. See https://www.factcheck.org/2020/03/the-facts-on-trumps-travel-restrictions/ My personal physician said he would be reluctant to take the vaccine when it first came out. He later enthusiastical
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichRemember when breakfast - ham and eggs and hashbrowns was 1.25? Now I'm paying ten times that much.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichHambini did a video on that fairing. His idea is that it couldn't work for several reasons; the most important of which is that the rear derailleur is directly in the path of the feet on the pedals making it dirty air and therefore any ae
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiI remember riding one sidepath along a highway (west of Des Moines, I think) that had stop signs for bikes at every gravel driveway. Absolutely nuts. And our local metropark had a terribly designed sidepath along a park roadway. They
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiYep. I did that.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiI don't have personal experience fighting tickets, but I recall one good engineer friend, years ago, who successfully fought one. IIRC, he had skidded into a crash with another car, and was ticketed for speeding based on the length of
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichAfter buying the Yahoo repair services, the repair person themselves had so much trouble that she couldn't believe it. Then when she attempted to make it a permanent change it wouldn't pull up chrome but only Edge. So I have to manually ha
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichThere is nothing that will not be stolen now. If they can't steal it they will light it afire.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichTake your bearing down to a bearing house and let him match it. You should be using a bearing with seals anyway. These are standard bearings and are cheap cheap cheap.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: Tom KunichI haven't gotten a ticket at these lights yet because I drive below the speed limits in the area where they have these super short yellow lives.
Posted: 4 Days ago by: smsThe problem here is that many other victims just paid these tickets, without going to court, since it's such a hassle to fight a ticket. I recall one time when I was dropping my son off at swimming lessons and an over-zealous officer
Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff Liebermann"2021's Worst Red-Light Runners" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfLqZ8JTKc4>
Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Radey ShoumanMight be an improvement if the stop signs on MUPs could be treated as yield signs. Some of the stop signs are on intersections with barely glorified driveways.
Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark ClearyWell it is an FSA headset that came with bike it is integrated and the 2 bearings are the same size. I just wonder if they include a new crown race with a headset but I don't need to change it. It is completely confusing on the FSA websit
Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Radey ShoumanUnfortunately many of the teachers (the adjunct faculty) are hired on a semester contract basis and paid poverty level wages. Sometimes they're asked to teach just for the honor of having the experience. In technical fields faculty are
Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThis. When I was a student (at a state university), it was quite possible to finance an education by part-time work. No longer. Not to mention all the expensive but butt-ugly buildings. Universities have become rapacious consumers of
Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanWhat does "$50/bbl" mean? Are the barrels the total oil that will be produced? barrels/day? barrels/year? How do you know how many barrels you'll get before drilling the well? I know the geologists and reservoir simulators will give
Posted: 4 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannIt was both. The ticket was for both speeding and running the red light. The photos were not clear as to whether the car was in the intersection. Of course, the operating company ATS (American Traffic Solutions) claimed it was "withi
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: smsIn many countries, due to political considerations, the number of Covid deaths has been vastly under-reported. • The UK is actually doing very well, the official Covid death rate is only about 10% less than the excess death rate.
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowskihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBgWQU48SmM
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiBut there are various degrees of deadly. Anecdotes are fun, but many of your google hits refer to cars already stopped at lights. I hope you're not trying to argue that nobody should ever stop for a red light! Data clearly indicates r
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThey are, although I don't know exact values without more digging than I'm willing to do now. One source says this, for California: "• If the posted speed limit is 25 (or less) mph the minimum yellow interval is 3.0 seconds (this incl
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuzihttps://cyclingindustry.news/133-merida-bikes-taken-from-container-at-fleet-services/
Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYes sparky, be paranoid. They _are_ out to get you...just you. lol....sure. I'm using chrome on both my home laptop and my office workstation, both running the latest updates of windows 10. I also just got a _new_ Latitude 3320 laptop
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey Shouman[...] That is not my recollection. In early 2020, when the press started running stories about people dropping dead in Wuhan, Trump's reaction was to use border restrictions. Now border restrictions are costly and damaging in the sam
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski"Ann Kunich" (or whoever Tom is incompetently using for internet access) has absolutely no idea what Frank believes. And probably could not comprehend it if it were explained.
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYep. If a person gets it wrong, the consequences could be dire indeed. Or not. Hence, Theology.
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAs opposed to you magatard qanons eagerly slurping every bit of right-wing ejaculate spurted in your general direction - you've got some on your face, sepp. No, you wouldn't. You're just as locked into your delusions as kunich, no amoun
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiActually, I'm not convinced we do. But some people I work with on bike legislation think we do. I'm happy with the current situation, which is pretty much benign neglect. And as I've noted before, our house sits across from a T interse
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWow. So this is what results when incompetence and dementia merge with delusions of grandeur. Tom, Google doesn't care about you one whit. Sergey Brin does not spend time at his PC monitoring your posts. You're simply making even mor
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHA HA HA HA HA!
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI suspect if given dozens of examples, you would dispute that any were done efficiently, or done well. But FWIW, we had new friends visiting in our backyard last night. A significant amount of conversation was on the theme of how nice
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: AMuziThere are not various degrees of 'dead'. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=stopped+at+red+light+fatal+rear+end+crash&t=h_&ia=web
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI think that you're pretty much on your own unless you describe the exact headset you have. I thought that FSA was using standard 5202 bearings in their headsets,
Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rolf Mantelin Germany, the rules are 3 seconds minimum at a speed limit of 50 km/h or less, 4 seconds at a speed limit of 60 km/h and 5 seconds at a speed limit of 70 km/h (highway junctions with traffic lights must always have a speed limit of 7
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThat said nothing about the relative severity of crashes. Tailgating crashes are not known for particularly serious injuries. "T-bone" crashes from red light running are much more injurious or deadly. And again, if the city is making m
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe updated Edge I have is totally different from the one I was using a couple of weeks ago. But the Yahoo chat people simply aren't interested in fixing the problem. I wonder how much of this is an intercompany Google/Microsoft spat and
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAs I've probably said before, I have absolutely no problem with cities raising revenues from law violators, as long as it's done honestly. Despite libertarian or "no taxes" fantasies, it takes money to run a civilization. Law breakers
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichLast night I had dinner with my brother and he has the idea that you have to lift weights etc. to maintain your health. I suppose those Tour de France pros are the picture of unhealthy.
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ann KunichHawaii not only was a US territory, but a very large, Navy, Army and Army Air Force base. From the moment of the first bullet fired upon a US territory by a hostile enemy we are at war, but people like Russell who has never been in the mi
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ann KunichFrank and the indefatiqueable six believe that if they simply don't believe in religion that they won't have to spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Sepp RufAlmost guaranteed to lose you more money, and nerves, than any Sri Lankan IT guy Jeff might be talked into sending to you in a carbon-brakes equipped sports car.
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tim RWhere I drive, bikes are all but nonexistent. If every single bike rider universally did this, it would make zero difference. What happens if everyone is on a bike? (Shades of Immanuel reference)
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Sepp RufNope, the tabloid-triggered subjects identifying as email addresses just proved they are mental equivalents of a burger-flipper proudly capable of operating on rigidly instructed, simple rules. Had you been more specific about which
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tim RThey did bomb our military base on Hawaii. Not sure that is really bombing "us," since Hawaii was not a state yet. (Not that I'm disagreeing with the response, but the distinction should be made. )
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ann KunichThe WHO, CDC and the Democrat Party have lorded over the largest transfer of wealth in history and it has been entirely from the poor to the rich. The middle class is so rapidly dissolving into the lower class that you would think that Fr
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tim RI think you are missing an important element here. Intelligent and wise aren't really enough when the stakes are so critical. We can discuss Hershey's vs Nestley's without dire consequences. With religion, if you get it wrong you w
Posted: 4 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ann KunichAs a funny aside - Google apparently pissed off at me for spreading the truth, has screwed up my access to Yahoo mail and Gmail. They simply put me in an infinite loop when I attempt to sign in. When I contacted the chat, then told me that
Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuziWe are not. It's been nine years now.
Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuziI'm not completely rigid but my usual question, 'name something the government does efficiently and well' gets that thousand-mile stare...
Posted: 4 Days 8 Hours ago by: purushottam gauravThe global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market size reached USD 5.64 Billion in 2020 and is expected to register a revenue CAGR of 38.6%. This will keep growing as multiple countries are investing in EV vehicle to reduce polluti
Posted: 4 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYes, sepp. Posting a link that echos a claim you're making is actually known as using that link for support. Or you could just pull a kunich and post some link that actually contradicts your claim, or doesn't mention it at all. In the end
Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co"I got bored with the slime on RBT burnishing their self-esteem through reacting to tech input according to the poster’s political beliefs." - andre jute It would take a lot more than an associates degree to help your career when you'
Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coRight, I could have sworn that a while back he said he got a 4-year liberal arts degree at some bay area college (don't recall if it was a community college or a small private school) by going nights while working full time, paid for by t
Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelI'm not quite following you here. In what sense so "red light cameras" measure the speed of vehicles? Are you maybe talking about Speed cameras here rather than about red light cameras?
Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelDo they reduce red-light violations? I guess so baut I haven't seen any statistics. Some people (my dad) were unhappy when they were introduced in the late 1980's but nowadays nobody talks about them any more (that's different to spee
Posted: 4 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.My question, above, was "what is luxury?" Is it that you don't have to walk all the way down the street to the 7-Eleven? My Goodness, that must be, Oh... 200 yards? Or, Yes sir, we got a 48 incher in the bedroom (but only 24" in the to
Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. I misread your post. You were answering Frank's question of Andy with what he might/would say. Not answering for yourself and the Netherlands. For Andy my response would be something like this. You are in Madison Wisconsin. Your
Posted: 4 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut John you live in Thailand now. And traveled all over southeast Asia working or military. Is that more luxurious than your parents or grandparents? Traveling the world? Living in a foreign land? And you have mentioned on this foru
Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanI was answering Franks question what economy/government Mr. Muzi would prefer. I was guessing based on Andrewks posts here that everything the government does is inefficient and corrupt and we have to leave most things to the privat sector
Posted: 4 Days 14 Hours ago by: Sepp RufNo, but next time, I'll see if I can find a first-page results link in Sorbian Swedish, hidden under walls of script and geofencing, to serve trolls better.
Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWe didn't ride it either. We drove through it, which was entertaining enough. But as we did, there were (IIRC) two bicyclists negotiating it with apparent aplomb. They were not riders on sporty bikes. Just people riding bikes. - Frank
Posted: 4 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.I don't remember the cost of drilling a production "shale oil" well but it is high, somewhere in the $50/bbl range, I'd guess, while a straight down and start pumping well in Saudi might be less then $10/bbl. I remember in Indonesia, l
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.But it does make the statement "never defeated" a true statement. Although it may be simply a technicality.
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.But what is "luxury"? From memory, my family, Mother, Father, two boys" did things together certainly until I left for collage. Well, yes, my parents did leave me and my brother with my grandparents once, for a week, when they attended
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooThe Browning M1919 machine gun had a crew of 5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1919_Browning_machine_gun "As a company support weapon, the M1919 required a five-man crew: the squad leader; the gunner (who fired the gun and when advancing
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B."Roughly half of U.S. marriages end in divorce." But they didn't used to. Growing up in a small New England town I remember only one divorced woman. She was a school teacher and while I was pretty young at the time and probably didn't
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.There was a sort of myth or fable about Airman Jones and the firing range. The troops go to the range and are shooting and Jones runs out of ammunition, so he tells the Sergeant and the Sergeant tells him to "run, get some more". So Jo
Posted: 4 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.But, but, but... You all run about, all over the world, telling the unwashed masses that "democracy" is the solution.. even in places where it is viewed as some sort of fantasy. While at home?????
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.How things change... it was barely a year ago and Tommy was bragging about all the money he made as a bloke without a high school diploma. And now, Low and Behold! he suddenly has both a diploma AND two years of collage. It is written
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI did not bicycle around the Arc de Triomphe. I just looked at it. And if my memory is right, I think it was about 3 or 4 lanes all encircling the Arc. So riding might be sketchy. Even walking around it would be a task because of all
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes. I have also seen many stories of leases for oil and gas land, that are not being used. The government sold them, but the buyers are not developing or trying to get the oil or gas. Very common. But we live in a reasonably free soc
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonCars make Idaho stops all the time, and it works wonderfully. Why do we need a separate law for bikes? If you get ticketed for an Idaho stop, you didn't do it right -- the charge should be "failing to pay attention" rather than "runnin
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well, what with all the fu-fa about the subject, why not do what the Thai police did in regard to drunk driving... If you are caught, they impound your car and you have to be punished, whether prison or fine before you can reclaim your a
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoo??????? So now Tommy has a high school diploma and a community college degree? Regarding me owning a home. I am very adept at carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work. I have renovated a few houses over the decades. So I usually do no
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Your first reference starts off by stating that According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 40% percent of all crashes in this country are intersection accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, you must be confusing Trump University with a real college or university. Publicly sponsored schools are not free enterprise institutions. They are not profit and loss entities. They are very socialistic. Just like free public
Posted: 4 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooLou, you live in the Netherlands? That country with billions of dollars of dikes and other water management systems. To prevent half or more of the country from being a swamp, lake, flooded, below sea level. Who did all of these projec
Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYou are using The Mirror as your support? Oh my! Here in the USA we have The National Enquirer. Same thing. People would laugh and throw rotten fruit at you if you claimed to use it for support, or even read it. https://en.wikipedia.
Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well, from reading the news I suspect that "the public" dislikes anything that impedes their desires to do just as they damn please (:-)
Posted: 4 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Yup, In a statement shared first with CBS News, the Department of the Interior cited a "lack of industry interest in leasing in the area" for the decision to "not move forward" with the Cook Inlet lease sale. The department also halted
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHow odd. Tom told us he had a GED instead of a high school diploma, and bragged about walking away from that two year college because he knew more than the teachers. How stories change! There are some craftsmen like finish carpenters,
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiExactly. And colleges and universities are ever more reliant on exploitation of part-time or adjunct faculty. Those people are paid pitifully low wages and typically have no contract rights, no benefits. I know, because part of my job
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Sepp RufSee, that was so terribly climate-destructive it basically flooded New Orleans! Letting birds build nests from discarded plastic masks is so much more ecological! ;-) Over here, you were refused food purchases, let alone public tran
Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Sepp RufAre you so nervous about your personal decisions that you need to sneak in unreliable data and selective (misleading) "death" categories to justify something? Single-digit numbers of weekly dead per million should have rung your warn
Posted: 4 Days 22 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski"Rothbard's anarcho-capitalist society would operate under a mutually agreed-upon 'legal code which would be generally accepted, and which the courts would pledge themselves to follow' " Sounds lovely. We should be able to set that up
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziYou can carp about academic staff salaries/benefits. And people do. But the massive expense increases are in the administrative/construction/facilities budgets.
Posted: 4 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziYep. https://www.kenallenlaw.com/2014/12/red-light-cameras-rear-end-crashes-chicago-debate/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/major-chicago-study-finds-red-light-cameras-not-safer-cause-more-rear-end-injuries/
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Mark ClearyDo all complete new headsets always come with a crown race. I have a Wilier 2013 GT and it has an FSA integrated headset. Was doing some maintenance today and clean the headset. I removed bearings and they were spinning ok but a bit dirty.
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Ralph BaroneI knew that driving, cycling and being a pedestrian around cars would be problematic, but I had no idea that staircases would be so problematic.
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Tom KunichThese studies are outdated. I without a doubt would have made a great deal more money and better retirement benefits had I remained working as a technician for the Bay Area Rapid Transit district or as a Telephone Installation Technician
Posted: 5 Days ago by: Tom KunichTeachers continually demand increasing wages and the college owners continually want increasing profits. How can you argue with that except for students to no longer select that school to attend? Suddenly teachers are willing to accept le
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: smsYeah, one of my fears is that if I stop for a red light, that the car behind me thinks that I'm going to run (and they plan to run it too) will rear-end my car. You can't be too conservative in your approach to traffic lights. If the l
Posted: 5 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff LiebermannNope. Red light cameras increase accidents: <https://ww2.motorists.org/issues/red-light-cameras/increase-accidents/> Dunno. I helped a friend deal with a $490 red light camera fine in Capitola Calif. He had two dashboard camera vide
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThat sounds like an anarchist economy. I vote for Somalia as an example of a laissez faire economic system: "Somalia: Counting the cost of anarchy" <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-12285365> "Anarcho-capitalism" <https://en.wi
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiDo those cameras have a beneficial effect? That is, did they reduce red light violations? And what's the public's attitude toward them?
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiRoughly half of U.S. marriages end in divorce. It's sad. I know quite a few fine people who have gone through divorce. The resulting trauma has been tough on the kids, and even on the extended families. But stability is no longer cons
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHow many here have bicycled the Arc's roundabout?
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiDoes Tom have a son named Calvin? ;-) See https://i.imgur.com/q1vI70y.gif
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziLawyers seldom miss an opportunity. For which they need at least some evidence to avoid summary dismissal: https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-yellow-light-timing-met-20141223-story.html https://www.huffpost.com/entry/chic
Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanIt would be the 'leave me alone' economy I think. Everyone should take care of himself. Lou
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIf short yellows were at all a consistent problem, hundreds of lawyers would get rich fighting them. It would be an easy case to win. We had (or maybe still have?) a class action lawsuit going regarding speed cameras. One jurisdiction'
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: smsCollages are not expensive. For John's father to have sent his children to college would have been pretty costly.
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSarah Palin would have been so much more fun!
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAre there countries whose economic system you like? What are they? What are the differences with ours?
Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAnd as I've mentioned before, things have changed markedly at universities. When I attended, there were not hundreds of exercise machines, multiple sports fields, a bunch of on-campus restaurants besides the dozen independent ones surr
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI agree with John on this. Our family's standard of living is quite a bit different than, say, our immediate neighbors'. ("What? You don't have a dishwasher? A 48" TV? A zero turn lawn mower? You don't do a Caribbean cruise every year?
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanIn the USA the federal government guarantees loans made by commercial banks to students for tuition and other expenses. These debts cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. US universities expect to get a full statement of family finances b
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanI remember a lot of words being used to instruct me in how to safely cross a street. That was certainly not permitted until I could converse. Experience helps. Ever since having a car totaled by a guy driving the wrong way down a one
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 All about power and virtue signalling. A chunk of tee shirt with ear loops isn't slowing down any aerosol virus.
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziShe's Vice President now.
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziThe large political parties both have deep corruption and that's not secret. Nor news. Trend to a diminished regulated economy with less freedom and less prosperity is not getting better: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/may/
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi'capitalism' is a pejorative term invented by Karl Marx. Among his many errors, Marx' fixation on capital ignored the other more significant input which is human ingenuity and incentive for continued improvement in all ventures. The
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziThat's sadly quite human and common: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUqxX0YAafg&feature=emb_imp_woyt
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziThe Popes encouraging expeditions to protect pilgrims in Jerusalem were somewhere around 1000~1200. The more developed power structure of 1500~1600 or so was very different and various Popes fielded their own armies, overall fairly su
Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanAn N95 mask, for example, was most definitely designed as personal protective equipment. The idea that it was useful for protecting other people was made up for the covid pandemic as a useful fable. Surgeons and others in the operating
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziThe law once prohibited entering an intersection on a red. In theory the yellow is long enough to allow a proper safe stop. But then cameras which necessitated short yellows to enhance revenue and insure that every official's palms
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThe dictatorship was supposed to be temporary, as in Cincinnatus saving the republic and then returning to plow his fields. Such ideals are admirable, but no civilization seems to be able to keep them for too long. I think we're closer
Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziNot all that clear. Mostly The Crown was otherwise engaged and the conflict was ill-considered at best. https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Waterloo
Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: John B.I suggest it is the level of luxury that one sees as normal. People used to walk, for example. From the age of 6 I walked about a mile to school, and yes, there was a school bus... for those that lived more then a mile from the school.
Posted: 5 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coyup, I see the big plans from the evil communist greenies to nationalize US private industries being announced daily <eyeroll>. Oh and I'm sure the conservatives _never_ made any attempts to take over a private business, right?
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co"This is a bicycle.tech group but it has long since become a political discussion group as these people can only offer opinions and not actual bicycle..tech discussions." - Tom Kunich "I do bicycle tech too, but I do it elsewhere becaus
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanMy question was about why a family with one full time paid job can't support a family anymore. Lou
Posted: 5 Days 10 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelA typical "delay feedback loop": 1) Studies find out that people with a college degree earn significantly more money during their lifetime 2) More people are willing to pay to go to college 3) colleges increase their tuition fees massiv
Posted: 5 Days 11 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanAnd why is this? Lou
Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelActually, in Germany red light cameras need to take two photos. If picture 1 is missing the vehicle might have entered at yellow and olny left at red. If picture 2 is missing the vehicle might have crossed the stop line but not entered
Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.No, I believe that you've got it wrong. In the U.S. you have a sort of modified capitalist system... We gonna do it but we gotta do it the way the gomment say. And you have a sort of modified socialism in that something like 56 million
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThat's just a low-resolution sample. Besides the good composition and retouching, I like that the images are intended to be used for wallpaper. I have a very cluttered desktop screen crammed full of icons. Unlike some other random wa
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI am not John, but... Tommy, you really got to go back to school and get an education or learn something. The US Congress declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The US did not wait another
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: John B.I don't know whether it is a comment on U.S. morality/ conduct/ whatever/ but out of curiosity I just asked my wife if she ever considered divorce and she said, I'm translating literally here, "No. I got mad at you but you are my husband
Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBecause it was George Patton saying it. George Patton whose grandpa lost in the Civil War. How can someone on the losing side say they won? Oh right, Trump.
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Covid started March or February 2020. So almost all of 2020. All of 2021. And now we are 5 months into 2022. So I would say 2-1/4 years of Covid now. About 445,000 annually. Or 37,037 monthly. 1,217 daily. I'm assuming there are 1
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooWhen I clicked on your Chrome wallpaper link above it brought up the Arc de Triomphe. I have been there and seen it in person. Cool. Tour de France always end there too. Cool.
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSo before Obama cam along and destroyed everything, doctors learned how to do surgery by cutting someone open and playing around and hoping they did the right stuff. Doctors were not educated with books and teachers before? They were ju
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Well, you are not wrong but neither are you I believe (wholly) right (how do you like that argument) When Henry VIII "nationalized" the Church the usual explanation is to allow him to divorce a wife, which the Pope had denied him. i.e.,
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoohttps://www.yahoo.com/news/australia-saved-thousands-lives-while-120039853.html "Australia restricted travel and personal interaction until vaccinations were widely available, then maximized vaccine uptake, prioritizing people who were mo
Posted: 5 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTake my example from WW2. Stalin was an evil dictator who killed millions before, during and after WW2. But he did fight Germany to a standstill when Germany invaded east Europe and Russia. France, Belgium, Netherlands were overrun by
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut that was Tommy's second or third wedding. To the same woman he was married and divorced before. Who had children from another marriage or nonmarriage she had with another man before Tommy came into the picture. And Tommy's wedding
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Well, the premise in all religions is, "Mine is Right". It has to be else it wouldn't be a religion. And thus my way to pray is correct, and my attitude to strong drink, and women, and, and, and, must be correct as my God told me so.
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI think you have to modify your "population" for the US. Some of the population, the select chosen ones, are taken care of in a socialist manner. But its called capitalism to dress it up. Not socialism. And then there are other sectio
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski"But I will try to keep the subject on bicycles.tech." - Tom Kunich, 5/15/22 "Hah! OK, let's see how long that lasts." - Frank Krygowski, 5/15/22 - Frank Krygowski
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooHmmmm. I enjoy riding bicycles. I did not know the Romans and Julius Caesar and Mark Antony invented bicycles. Thanks for educating me Tommy. And Tommy, I have seen on the internet that the Chinese are credited with inventing gunpowde
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.And how do you do that? Different vehicles will have different stopping rates or distances. A truck, hauling a trailer with two 40 ft. shipping containers aboard will require considerably further to stop from, oh say 40 mph, then a light
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIf those in the discussion are sufficiently intelligent and wise, I think religion can be discussed quite beneficially. Such a discussion wouldn't focus on details like posture in prayer. I'd say those details are minor and unimportant.
Posted: 5 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiMuch, much more. And quite happily. - Frank Krygowski
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoo3-1/4 years? John, I think you made that classical mistake of counting the year you start. Covid started March or February 2020. So almost all of 2020. All of 2021. And now we are 5 months into 2022. So I would say 2-1/4 years of Cov
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy boy, below are all CDC USA webpages for the total deaths in the USA for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7117e1.htm#:~:text=In%202021%2C%20approximately%203%2C458%2C697%20death
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonI was more of a hazard on foot than on a bike -- I would look a driver right in the eye, and then step in front of him. I didn't *think* that a driver coming from that direction had to be on the other side of the road, I just acted on i
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonI take off my helmet, draw my veil down, throw it back over the top of my head when eating, draw it down again, after leaving the building, I throw it back over the top of my head, adjust it so that no part sticks out in front of my mirr
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannArgh. You missed my joke. There was a lunar eclipse on Sunday evening and the last few lines from the story ended with: <https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/the-nine-billion-names-of-god/> "Presently, George glanced at his watch
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonYou don't. You measure whether, when the light changed to yellow, the car was far enough from the intersection to stop safely before reaching the crosswalk.
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Exactly!
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.I find it interesting to note that today, people are leaping about and shouting about "excess deaths", but during the Vietnam "War" nobody was mentioning "excess deaths" they were running for the Canadian border to avoid the draft. Actua
Posted: 5 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannPrayer mark, bump, or callus: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_callus>
Posted: 5 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well... I was replying to Tommy and I thought that he might be able to manage a discussion with two "forces", this the referent to the Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, rather then the host of minority parties all trying to get a place in the s
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Tommy you "know" a tremendous number of things that just aren't true, but to give credit where credit is due, Yes the U.S. did formally declared war on June 5, 1942 ... against Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania.
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well... The war of 1812 started with the US declaring war on 18 June 1812 and ending with negotiations (at Ghent), so no "defeat" there.
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, I've read that "story", and unfortunately it is true. Witness the multitude of "inter-Christian" wars where each side was merrily slaughtering the "others" in the name of God. And, it might be noted, this is not confined to the Chr
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziNever better phrased than by Jonathan Swift: It is allowed on all hands, that the primitive way of breaking eggs before we eat them, was upon the larger end: but his present Majesty's grandfather, while he was a boy, going to ea
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziAs did the Roman republic, among other examples.
Posted: 5 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B."appear to be nancy-boys" ???? Err... Tommy! Lets see... I've been married (to the same woman) for 50 years and Frank (probably) for about 30 years, or maybe more. While Tommy just announced his wedding, 2 weeks ago??? Lets see, bor
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.children "The Holy Roman Empire in fact gave the modern world everything it enjoys today - roads, construction techniques that are still"... Really Tommy? The first "Roman Roads" identifiable as such today were built, the Via Appia (A
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.As I keep telling you Tommy... the Democrats were so clever that the Repubs couldn't catch them stuffing the ballot boxes. So which mob do you want to rule you, the clever mob or the dummies?
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, but exactly as I pointed out above (:-)
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, I can see how "religion" can be discussed, in the abstract, which is, in effect, meaningless. Example, you might be interested to know that one grouping of Muslims believe that the proper way to pray is to kneels down and literally
Posted: 5 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThanks. That's the correct way to generate the excess deaths graph. However, the CDC graph is a giant PITA to read. It's really good at hiding detail among all the colorful clutter. Instead, I suggest using: "Excess Mortality: Deat
Posted: 5 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.But didn't the Athenians, who invented democracy, had provisions for the appointment of a "dictator", a single, all powerful, leader, during wars?
Posted: 5 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, by the time John figures it out it will be too late.
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannAmazing. I didn't know that Covid-19 politics were related to the US government's stated accuracy of the GPS system. Also, I didn't know that house floor space and lot size affect GPS operation. Wow. Any clue on how it all works? Civ
Posted: 5 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tim RWe all worship the same God. You in your way, ....and ..............we in His. (Joke told by the commencement speaker at Notre Dame during the 70s.)
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYes, one would think when you've been proven wrong on every single front wouldn't you would retire in shame. Tom, besides andre, you are the _only_ person in this groups who turns everything into a political discussion.
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coBecause you're wrong and no one believes you. No, but we _know_ you are. Or, you could use the tool the _correct_ way, and select the " Excess deaths with and without COVID-19" option and update, where you'll see the where the numbers
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichPeople that die a normal death and then test positive for covid-19 have been used as the false claims of the Democrats and that fool Fauci for the sole purpose of committing election fraud and this is coming into the spot light. The FBI m
Posted: 6 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichI want people to know that it is safe to ride and always has been Covid-19 is a make believe pandemic and you should not worry about it at any tine, Why do I have to keep repeating the actual CDC statistics that show covid-19 FAR less dang
Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichGee, does that remind you of something?
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiGood point.
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziAs Polybius noted correctly, a dictator arises in a crisis: https://www.britannica.com/place/Italy/Economic-and-political-crisis-the-two-red-years
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYou don't need to be an expert, just don't an arrogant asshole about it (aka tom/andre).
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.cohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANNX_XiuA78
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co"But I will try to keep the subject on bicycles.tech." - Tom Kunich, 5/15/22
Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coJust to be clear at 1:16:59 PM Followed by this post on 5/16/22 at 11:24 AM 22 hours and about 9 minutes....You're slowing down, tommy boy....
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNot sure. Some type of glass-filled plastic. Aside from some bleaching in the basket compartment and a slight fading on the exterior it didn't really look like it had been out in the weather for 20 years when placed next to the new one. T
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAround here, there's renewed discussion of "Idaho Stop" laws, those which permit bicyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign. In other words, yield when necessary but without a requirement of a complete stop. It's been a year or mor
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAs he has done all along Frank cannot keep himself from talking about things he doesn't know and cannot understand. I wouldn't be in the least surprised if Frank doesn't drive around wearing his mask in a car with all the windows closed.
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski"But I will try to keep the subject on bicycles.tech." - Tom Kunich, 5/15/22 "Hah! OK, let's see how long that lasts." - Frank Krygowski, 5/15/22
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWhat's the housing material?
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiT24gNS8xNi8yMDIyIDEwOjIyIEFNLCBUb20gS3VuaWNoIHdyb3RlOg0KPiBPbiBTdW5kYXks IE1heSAxNSwgMjAyMiBhdCAzOjQ1OjAyIFBNIFVUQy03LCBBbmRyZSBKdXRlIHdyb3RlOg0K Pj4gT24gU3VuZGF5LCBNYXkgMTUsIDIwMjIgYXQgMTA6MjQ6MjkgUE0gVVRDKzEsIGxvdS5o Li4uQGdtYWlsLmNvbSB3c
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiTom can't resist using a bicycle tech discussion group to talk about homosexuality. Weird. "But I will try to keep the subject on bicycles.tech." - Tom Kunich, 5/15/22 "Hah! OK, let's see how long that lasts." - Frank Krygowski, 5/15/
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat Fauci with total support of the Slime Stream Media and Democrat backing so that they could commit election fraud instituted lockdowns when EVERY previous study of lockdowns showed that all they did was cause overwhelming economic dis
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYes, that was quite nice. Our predicted cloudiness held off and the view from our backyard was excellent.
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski(Yawn) More of Jute's obnoxious and fact-free rambling. Not worth reading.
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIn my discussions, I wasn't trying to change his or anyone else's beliefs, and neither was he. But he was remarkably tolerant of others' beliefs, pretty much the polar opposite of "I'm right and anyone else is wrong." My point here is
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAs they say..."Il Duce made the trains run on time"...Sorry Russel, I don't see the upside to totalitarian dictatorships, regardless of how well the trains run.
Posted: 6 Days 4 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.colol....Neither, unless you wish to propose that a 20 year old pump housing cracks under the will of god....I'm going with simple material fatigue fro 20 years of exposure to New England weather and highly chlorinated water.
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat entire obstinate group whose only meaning in life is to attack me all appear to be nancy-boys. When you've been proven wrong on every single front wouldn't you think that you would retire in shame? There is a group of normal posters
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIn order to be defeated in a war first you have to be in a declared war. After WW II what wars were declared? Certainly none of the middle eastern wars. Korea WAS NOT a declared war despite a favorable outcome. The last time that Congress
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichYou can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Frank has shown over and over that he is incompetent, Is there even one thing he actually good at? He thinks he rides with friends. I have grave doubts that in private they consi
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi?? The defeat of CSA relates in what way to 'USA had never been defeated in a war' ? You might have just as well asked the same question regarding Shay's Rebellion or Philadelphia MOVE or Weather Underground... A better case might ha
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe Holy Roman Empire in fact gave the modern world everything it enjoys today - roads, construction techniques that are still used today, farming, agricultural science, physics, astronomy and everything else that we see today. To point t
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziOne might parse these things in various ways but you omitted the classic case(s) of the Futurists. They became the Fascists. By directing and regulating industry & commerce, they avoided many of the crippling inefficiencies of the mor
Posted: 6 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIn what way is woke "considerate" from your point of view? Is it considerate to open our national borders? Is it considerate to pretend that there is a pandemic when there isn't? Wasn't it YOU who showed that the numbers of people dying p
Posted: 6 Days 8 Hours ago by: Eric Pozharski*SKIP* I see "GDP of China" all over again. Genocide. AIUI your sources have changed tune. Interesting.
Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coName _one_ lie from Frank, you incompetent gibbon. Merely by way of example, because it would take a week to list all the instances, your claim that any of you do bicycle tech is bizarrely untrue, even more so in your obvious faith that
Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coSure skippy, my career has never been discussed in this forum. Something tells me sparky has the roles of the antagonist vs protagonist reversed in that little tableau. It's happened before. I'm just dying to see you atempt follow th
Posted: 6 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAssume? He makes it blatantly obvious.
Posted: 6 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coHe would be as correct about that he is about everything else, and if you haven't figured out by this time that no one gives a rats ass about your opinion, you're even more stupid and deluded than we already thought. Said the lackey-hal
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooHere is the Patton quote. Made June 5, 1944 to troops in England. Day before D-day. https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0666567/quotes "I wouldn't give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor will e
Posted: 6 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.Perhaps, but I doubt it. Take one "branch". The Christians, for example. During The Thirty Years' War, basically a war between "Catholic" and "Protestant" mobs. It is estimated that some 4.5 to 8 million died and some regions, largely
Posted: 6 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYes, but each religion pronounces and spells their names differently. If only they would agree on a common name, maybe there would be fewer wars over such trivial issues. Well, maybe 3 names isn't so bad: "Over 100 Biblical Names Of Go
Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: Andre JuteYou and your little gang of incompetent bullies just don’t know when to stop, do you, Franki-boy? And, besides your disgraceful incompetence as bullies marking you out as losers, your lies are growing grotesque. Merely by way of example,
Posted: 6 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Well, it is likely a matter of semantics, but No. The Unites States of America wasn't conquered. A country named the "Confederate States of America" was defeated. So Patton was correct.
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooConcerning your comment above. I recall hearing a story about George Patton. And him saying the USA had never been defeated in a war. The person writing the story brought up the fact Patton's grandfather served in the Confederacy durin
Posted: 6 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Of course you can have a discussion but do you change his.her/it's beliefs? I've had discussion about the Shintoism ( Japanese traditional religion), Buddhism, Muslim and even Christianity, in various forms. I can't say that I ever chang
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.I was going to ask, "But is a civil war being conquered" but then I remember when I live in Georgia and Alabama (Save your Confederate money. the South will rise again) (:-)
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.And even more illogical the three Abrahamic religions merrily slaughter each other, "in the name of God".
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThat "everybody" should not be so absolute. One can have a very intelligent and enlightening conversation with an expert on comparative religion.
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.No Tommy, I didn't say that. And yes there is a difference, albeit small in come cases, between socialism and communism, although admittedly things blur in usage. But basically communism controls the entire economy, N. Vietnam and China,
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo, Tom. I don't like you because you're an obnoxious inveterate bragging liar who ignores any documentation that disagrees with your lies or your wild imagination. And because you turn every discussion into a far-right tirade. And bec
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: smsEarly 1990's.
Posted: 6 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.But in a more serious tone, this "social security" is essentially vote buying... "Elect Me and I will..." I remember seeing a news item that Biden said, before the election, "Elect me and I will make $15/hour the minimum wage". Back in
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B."the Woke"??? I admit that I had to look that up. It seems to mean: "an English adjective meaning "alert to racial prejudice and discrimination" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woke And since Tommy uses it as an invidious term one can on
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B."who put out opinion and not fact"??? Oh! I See. You are referring to Tom Kunich?
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B."that the entire world save for Britain drives on the right side of the road"????? And Tommy Strikes(out) yet again! Reality has it that there are some 75 places drive on the Left. https://www.aceable.com/blog/countries-that-drive-on-
Posted: 6 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.There are many intangibles. The Russian troops may to be poorly trained and led. The Russians have something like 10 times as many aircraft as the Ukrainians but don't seem to be using them. Russia has a great many missals, from 2012
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziMy answer is either left or right as soon as I see one in the distance. I hate those antipersonnel devices.
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Probably because that is how you drive a team of oxen. You drive with the team and wagon on the left side of the road, on your right side. Even today the "Near Side" is the L.H. side of the horse or ox and the "Far Side" is the R.H. side
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.(:-) I drove on the left side in several countries and never had any problems... but when I returned to the U.S. and tried driving on the right side I got all confused. The worst was heading into a "rotary" circle....Which Way Do I Turn
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYep, and that will probably be the permanent situation. Think about what it would take to "harmonize" all the various holy books, writings, interpretations, exaggerations, archaeological finds, map errors, politically inspired changes,
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, which is the problem in discussing religion. Everybody "knows" that he/she/it is Right! and if you disagree you are Wrong!
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, since you are untraveled and not knowledgeable, I will point out to you that JAPAN, also drives on the left side of the road. Japan has a population of 125 million. United Kingdom has a population of 67 million. Japan was never
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.As I said, "logical limits". The "draconian" was in reference to the U.S.'s apparently nonexistent rules in that area. However Singapore does have laws that appear to most foreigners as harsh. No spitting on the street, no feeding birds
Posted: 6 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziBesides the Bolsheviks? Not yet.
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooNo no no Jeff. Your explanation does not qualify as a rant.
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoohttps://www.mercurynews.com/2022/03/10/rep-cawthorn-calls-zelenskyy-a-thug-drawing-criticism/ Good to see Tommy boy is keeping up to date on the latest Republican talking point. Ukrainians are also suffering heavy losses. Some peopl
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannUmmm, Tom. Your promise didn't last very long. Please try harder. So, how is posting a link to a video about a transgender "Communist" group relevant to anything involving bicycles? The author, Sarah Cain is "The Crusader Gal" and
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAgree. Tommy apparently has never been to Utah. Joseph Smith way back in the 1800s invented Mormonism. Then his follower Brigham Young took over the state of Utah. Or got the area of Utah declared a state with Mormons running it. Hec
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes they are the same. Go back a few years (centuries) and you will find the exact same people settling in all of the countries. Their philosophies and actions have changed since then. But genetically, they all came from the same sourc
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Has anyone conquered Russia? Well, in the 600 years or so?
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.And SHAZAM! Tommy strikes again. Confusing the EU, a basically commercial association of countries with NATO a basically military association? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.But... One might ask, "why did the housing crack?" Did God simply point his finger and CRASH! the housing broke? Did one forget to drain the water out of the system and it froze?
Posted: 6 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.When were you in Thailand? I ask as the road from the bridge to Phuket Town is a 4 lane divided highway. Photos of roads in the Rawai district of the island. https://loverawai.com/news/infrastructure_in_rawai/
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Or to phrase it a bit differently, "Nobody knows" (:-)
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanActually the last country to switch sides (Samoa) switched from right side to left. They wanted to be able to use vehicles from Australia and New Zealand.
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooJeff, I am now interested in Tommy's claims stated above. It might be very entertaining reading. You being computer smart, maybe you can look through the police records of the California counties and cities and find Tommy's encounter no
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andre JuteThe Catholic Church also did a great deal of good. For instance, European agriculture would today not be so advanced were it not for the Church in the Middle Ages, when they commanded the only transnational communications channels and inde
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Yup, your video states that "Transgender Mom is jailed for 25 years...." and you disagree with this?
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooGosh Tommy. Seems like you write a manifesto on any topic that pops into your mind. I was just reading articles about the murderer in Buffalo who posted a 180 page manifesto about why he murdered the people. So the word manifesto is at
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThat's because he's been infected by unreasoning panic, spread irresponsibly by public health officials. It might kill him. I remember being surprised by your descriptions of music gigs and church services at a time when they were pro
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann"Google Groups content policy" <https://support.google.com/groups/answer/4561696> "Violence: Don't threaten other people on your group or messages. For example, don't post death threats against another person or group of people and don't
Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanYou're sure they're the same people? Maybe you should ask one; I'll bet they'll say they're not the same. For one thing, Sweden has more people living in high population density areas than Finland and Norway. Children never were at s
Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andre JuteSure thing, Franki-boy. I do believe that Tom is the first to observe that Flunky is a pansy-boy, though I tend towards the opinion that Flunky's spiteful hysteria shades over into nancy-boy characteristics. You and Flunky should get a ro
Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziIf you recall in early March here I wrote that the Russian attack would encounter great difficulties as the number of attacking points was too large for the available resources. My prime tutors in these matters are a 1990s Army tank
Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanThere are assholes in every 'community' today and certainly in the past. Catholic church comes into mind as a quick example. I translate woke into considerate. I see no harm in that. Lou
Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom Kunichhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXvng41fUwE
Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFor reasons absolutely beyond me the yellow lights are usually very short here. I am a fast walker and can seldom make it across a crosswalk before the light changes. And very often a right turning cars might very well cut you off before
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, there is a REASON that the entire world save for Britain drives on the right side of the road. It has nothing to do with who did what first but human behavior. In any case of danger you discover yourself attempting to protect your
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI hope that by this time you don't accept anything from the Slime Stream Media as being true or even an attempt at being true, Nothing goes out without being gone through by 2 editors who put out opinion and not fact. If you actually sat
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichUnless these military officers were in the office of strategic planning their analysis are no better than that of anyone else. People's opinions are only as good as their data and the real data is very tightly controlled. My very good fri
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannRequires a subscription. This link is free to read: <https://www.inquirer.com/wires/ap/briton-german-deny-smuggling-antiquities-iraq-court-20220515.html> ""These places, in name and by definition, are ancient sites," Jabir responded. "O
Posted: 6 Days 23 Hours ago by: smsThe first keep-to-the-right law was passed in Pennsylvania in 1792, with many Canadian and US states following suit later. In France a decree of 1792 ordered traffic to keep to the “common” right and Napoleon later enforced the r
Posted: 7 Days ago by: Roger MerrimanThey are or close enough in Europe, which personally I prefer since I’m a slow Walker due to boring medical stuff. To be fair they plus scooters and so on it’s really rare they are attually a problem. Cars amber running etc, meaning
Posted: 7 Days ago by: AMuziThat's learned behavior. IIRC the English adopted 'everyone stays on this side of the public way' rules before others. Neither is 'best'.
Posted: 7 Days ago by: AMuziNot only Israel: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/iraq-ap-baghdad-british-b2079474.html
Posted: 7 Days ago by: AMuziTo have a better grasp, read current military analysis, besides theory, for a few years. Or more. Retired US military are quite knowledgeable and talented in after action analysis all over the world and their insights are mostly free
Posted: 7 Days ago by: Tom KunichNever depend on the English to EVER do anything obvious. Why would you drive on the left hand side of the road when the overwhelming majority of people are right handed and their instinct is always turn away from their right side?
Posted: 7 Days ago by: Jeff LiebermannI forgot a URL: "A Christian Apologetics Ministry Dedicated to Demonstrating the Historical Reliability of the Bible through Archaeological and Biblical Research." (2001) <https://biblearchaeology.org/research/exodus-from-egypt/2264-mou
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: sms“Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses,” said Premier Golda Meir. “He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil.”
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNext tommy will tell us a light valve computational device is connected to the internet with light lines. Of course the idea that a light valve is being used as a computational device is about as real as the idea that "light lines" is a
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff LiebermannNope. Nobody is certain that the biblical Mt Sinai is the same as the modern Mt Sinai. There are numerous stories, books, and videos on the topic of finding Mt Sinai. For example: <https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mt+sina
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ralph BaroneI avoided cycling in Scotland and London for the brief time I was there for the same reason. You can logically figure out what to do, but all your instincts are completely wrong.
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coOne glaring obstacle seems to have escaped tom: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=russian+troops+staged+in+beylarus To clarify: That's one glaring obstacle on just this issue, not to suggest he doesn't miss glaring ob
Posted: 7 Days 1 Hour ago by: Frank KrygowskiWow! So we have yet another topic on which Tom is smarter than almost everybody! :-)
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI don't get deeply into motorcycle safety data, as I do with bicycling safety data. But ISTR seeing data indicating the bulk of the data proving motorcycling's comparative danger is due to novices crashes. That's probably more so with
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannMaybe, but I suspect that there's something more to the problem. Tom mangles the facts of just about everything. The conspiracy theory sites tend to expound on stories that make some group or party look bad. They cover the really big
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, at that time the Germans were invaders and not defenders. In cases like that history tells us that the invading force must have an overwhelming majority and the Ukraine has shown us that they do not. Let's remember that the Ukrain
Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWhat do you suppose goes through the heads of people like Jeff who has gone from a computer technician to the world's leading light (in his head) via the use of Google? But he and John have a silly belief that Google knows all and tells all
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziThey took a miserable 2d Place to the Red Army last time. Too many factors to call it either way.
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: smsWhile left-side driving takes some getting used to, when we were in Ireland a few years ago I don't recall any road signage not being in English. Driving a stick and shifting with your left hand takes a little getting used to as well
Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziShe's very good with manuals- my column or floor shift cars- as she grew up on tractors. (still calls the throttle pedal 'foot-feed'). But typical traveler's signage confusion, complicated by language and added to ass-backwards intuit
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichSeriously, I am quite surprised that Germany would remain in an EU that is anything other than military cooperation should that ever become necessary. I think that the Russian invasion of the Ukraine has shown that will probably never bec
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, Considering his remarks, I don't believe that he is smart enough to have qualified for community college. They just had a video that I watched about how to increase speed of computation by three orders of magnitude using light valve
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sepp RufAnother indication that russ...'s mental operating capacity must be rather limited. And not even a stick-shift? What an ill-prepared, American driver! After Brexit, I ironically expected "Gaelic, Estonian, and Hungarian" to become
Posted: 7 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI see that John believes that if a person takes money being handed to him that he is of definition a communist. He also has the belief that communist is somehow different than socialist. The only difference is in name alone. When the Russ
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichLou, a person that would comfortably fit a 58-60 is a freak. I'm asking why anyone would make a size like this. I have shorter than normal legs for my height and yet I ride a perfectly normally available 62-58 and the common 62-59 means t
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co"first world problems" is a phrase my wife and I use frequently, especially when dealing with annoyances in our daily lives. Another of mine is "if that's the worst thing that happens to me today, I'm having a pretty good day". It helps u
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 Never before such a broad selection as we enjoy now.
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziI had a similar conversation last week with a man with several years of competitive motorcycle racing who also noted that handling/ awareness of other traffic and impediments is sorely lacking both for e-bike renters and for middle-ag
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 Between left side and signage in Gaelic, girlfriend had some scary moments driving a rental car in Ireland.
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziYes, that would seem to be the problem.
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coEvery religion was invented. Further, everyone invents their own version.
Posted: 7 Days 5 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYes, it's Ireland.
Posted: 7 Days 7 Hours ago by: Sepp RufBTW, are there lightweight coal-running devices for mounting on bicycle racks? Asking for a friend. You must be a conspiracy theorist and ableist believer in magical numbers! Or can you argue 12 vs 15 mph? The headwear rule, the 2
Posted: 7 Days 13 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanIf today one can’t find a frame/bike that doesn’t fit or suits ‘his/her age’ then he or she is not looking very well. Lou
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: smsIt would not be a nice place to ride a road bike because the roads are very narrow. Ireland is one of the few countries (Ireland, Israel, Italy) that most credit cards exclude from Collision Damage Waiver coverage for rental cars. W
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: smsThere are all sorts of crazy right-wing conspiracy web sites. Pretty sure that's where he gets these topics. He doesn't come up with them himself, he just repeats them. Since he lacks any critical thinking skills, he falls victim to th
Posted: 7 Days 14 Hours ago by: John B.Is the location of the Mt. Sinia, where the Ten Commandments were given to Moses, known?
Posted: 7 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann<https://www.foxnews.com/science/got-250000-earliest-known-10-commandments-inscription-up-for-auction> The bidding started at $250,000 and it eventually sold for $850,000. The video adds some interesting details. "How to Make a Replica
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Well... people pay some rather astonishing prices for some rather (would one say) strange things sold for large sums of money :-) https://businesstech.co.za/news/trending/103797/weirdest-things-sold-at-auction-for-millions/
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.To paraphrase Will Rogers, "All I know is what I read on the Internet" and I did include references (:-) But the point was to demonstrate is that Tommy's commonly used insulting descriptions of being "Left wing", "Socialist" or even "Co
Posted: 7 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannI don't know. I would assume that it would need to be authenticated by a respected authority before anyone would spend $850,000 to posses it. Digging deeper: <https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38011205> "The carving was discover
Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well, he was in Ireland when he wrote his thrilling tale of building an Electric Bicycle as I distinctly remember his bemoaning the extremely high cost of the Irish road tax on a "motor scooter" as one of the basic reasons for building i
Posted: 7 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well, they are, in essence, a "motorcycle" :-) Singapore, being Singapore, has made some rather draconian laws concerning electric Bikes. https://www.mrlifechanger.com/is-ebike-allowed-singapore/ But it does limit what is basically an
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAs I've probably posted before, one noted bike advocate has said that until now, anyone who could do 20 mph on a bike has probably had years of experience at slower speeds, during which they learned not to make certain mistakes. They g
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI'd question those numbers. The $65,200 number in particular. The US Census says the median (50% above, 50% below) income in the USA in 2020 is $67,521. How could a poor family be considered poor if they are only $2,321 below the media
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI thought the other idiot was in Scotland. But you think its Ireland? A friend's daughter is working in Ireland right now. I bet Ireland would be a nice place to ride a bike. Except they drive/ride on the wrong side of the road. On m
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI'm not really talking about the wrong aspect of everything Tommy says. Which is true of course. Wrong Tommy. But what he is wrong about. Moses Ten Commandments. Environmentalists blowing up oil wells in the Gulf by lighting the off
Posted: 7 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B."The leftist here" ???? But what is a "leftist"? the term is usually used to designate those of a socialistic leaning... you know, those who are living on the Government Dole. And I read: "In 2011 some 49.2 percent of U.S. households r
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichYou might as well be spitting into the wind. The leftist here would rather be executed by their present leftist regime than say so much as a single word against them. Looking at the past postings it is easy to see why, not one of them has
Posted: 7 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThis morning I went to look at craigslist SF to look up some parts. I looked up Dura Ace and it looked funny. I have some Dura Ace parts on it and they weren't there. i noticed I was on the DC site I immediately assumed that it must have b
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.But simply being noticed is just SO satisfying to those of Tom's or the bloke in Ireland's ilk. "Can you imagine Mommy? Someone noticed me today!"
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannIn the USA, wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds per year: "How Many Birds Are Killed by Wind Turbines?" <https://abcbirds.org/blog21/wind-turbine-mortality/> In the USA, cats kill about 1.3 - 4.0 billion birds, and 6.3 - 22.3 billion
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI have been having progressively more and more problems with my neck from being so drawn out on the bike by some almost insultingly long top tubes. As a rule, 56 cm bike will have a top tube of 55 or 56 cm's shorter bike may or may not be
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Has the stone been officially dated? I read that "Michaels said the tablet probably adorned a synagogue in Yavneh, in what is now western Israel. But the synagogue is believed to have been destroyed by either the 11th century crusaders
Posted: 7 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe pressures on Lukashenko are growing by the minute. Anyone even vaguely within reach of Russia has joined the European Union for a variety of reasons but largely to prevent invasion of their own country's by Russia. At the moment I am
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichOn the coffee ride today, one of the guys that puts in 6 rides a week said that the group he rides with used to have an average ride of 30 mile and at 15 mph. Now more than half of the GOOD riders have E-bikes and the rides are now 50 mil
Posted: 7 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuzihttps://nypost.com/2022/05/14/beware-the-e-bike-menace-in-nyc-they-must-be-banned/
Posted: 7 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanThe people have to kick out Lukashenko first. First thing first. It can take a while but it can’t last forever. One year seems to be too soon I’m afraid. Even Poetin has to go someday. Lou
Posted: 8 Days ago by: AMuziI'll take that bet. For whatever amount you like, I'll bet that if Belarus declares war formally it will be as a Russian ally, against any country or alliance except Russia. Void at one year and if no declaration by then, the bet's off
Posted: 8 Days ago by: Tom KunichIn the middle of the largest war in history Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller and others were playing for the troops both in Europe and the Pacific and we have people saying that there can't be much war in the Ukraine because way back of the
Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThat's a good policy. However, it's easier to use one of the site safety checking web pages to check out a URL before opening. For example: <https://global.sitesafety.trendmicro.com> <https://transparencyreport.google.com/safe-browsin
Posted: 8 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThe copy that sold for $850,000 was dated to between 400 and 600 AD. Moses lived in the 13th or 14th century BCE. Tradition requires that a damaged Torah or other religeous document should be fully destroyed and buried. That's not such
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYep. I noticed that. It takes effort to always be wrong. My guess(tm) is that the problem is related to the number of postings. I haven't counted lately, but Tom generates at least one comment to every topic and constitutes about 1/3
Posted: 8 Days 3 Hours ago by: smsNot sure if he really believes anything that he says. I suppose it's not impossible, but the likelihood of one person being so clueless on such a wide variety of topics, is unlikely. “There is nothing more annoying than somebody who
Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanI often wonder what the people that got depressed because they couldn’t attend a music festival or visit a museum/theatre for a while would do when facing the problems the Ukrainers facing now. Lou
Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHow are we to judge those problems? One simple way is body counts, no? The increased deaths due to drug overdoses or delayed chemo are nowhere near the COVID body counts. Psych care, vaccinations etc. were delayed, not prohibited forev
Posted: 8 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiTom will never believe that. I wonder if he's mentioned in this book? https://www.workman.com/products/off-the-edge/hardback
Posted: 8 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coThis is precisely why I never click links from him or jute - They have no idea how this interweb thingie works
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBesides the ignorance, I find it fairly amazing one person can come up with such outlandish things. Moses Ten Commandments tablets? The little mouses on the wheels inside Tommy's brain must be spinning at greater than the speed of sound
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooThere is an official ancient, antique, stone tablet of the Ten Commandments? Just like the ones Charlton Hesston broke in the Ten Commandments movie. Maybe some enterprising person later on had one made by the local stone mason so he co
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.See there you don't know nothing. You take the number of reported Covid deaths and then divide by Fauci's salary and it ain't hardly anything at all. Then you get on the Internet and wave your arms, jump up and down, and shout LOOK AT M
Posted: 8 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooJeff, I did not view the Scott Atlas video you linked. But I did notice it was recorded on June 18, 2020. Amazing this bright individual already knew how effective lockdowns and social distancing would be a mere three months into the Co
Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut Sweden did WORSE than its neighbors. Sweden shares a long border with Finland and Norway. Hundreds or thousand miles with each. I am sure they are all the exact same people. They might speak different languages in each country. B
Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannUmmm... Looking at the tracking information string that you helpfully provided, I noticed that you were using "Wavebrowser", which is malware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program): "What Is Wave Browser? Should I Remove It?" <https://
Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoohttps://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home Total Deaths 996,653 from Covid-19. Tommy, you keep referring to the CDC webpage. And when I go to the CDC webpage, it says Covid is killing lots and lots of people.
Posted: 8 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.I have no knowledge of the Middle East but here in (what would you call it? The Eastern East :-) what the Western world calls bribery is commonly vied as something a bit different. Here, if come one does something for they you owe them a
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannHow? It's actually quite simple. Tom wants attention and making mistakes intentionally, accidentally, or due to lack of competence works best for gaining attention. If Tom has correctly noted that a tablet made in 400 to 600 AD was so
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann"Ancient Ten Commandments tablet sold at auction for $850,000" (2016) <https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/17/ancient-ten-commandments-tablet-sold-at-auction-for-850000.html> "It likely adorned the entrance of a synagogue that was destroyed by
Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannOriginally, that's probably what it meant. There was one's tribe, and there was everyone else. What one did to or for the tribe, might be quite different from what they did to or for someone else. This is somewhat illustrated by the
Posted: 8 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannUp until I was about 60 years old, I had difficulties obtaining dates and maintaining relationships. I wasn't sure what women were looking for, but I knew it wasn't me. At 60, something changed and women were now chasing me. What I
Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannBroader? I think you mean higher frequencies instead. Wining sound? Where did you get the idea that wind turbines make such a sound? It might if a bearing was about to fail but not in normal operation. (I'm still waiting for the son
Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.And yet, the countries that took positive, stringent and early action did control the Virus. Taiwan, for example, closed their borders. Infection rate - 26,609/1 million, Death rate - 42/1M. Texas, on the other hand although having close
Posted: 8 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.I find it interesting that up until the mid 1940's or even later that "infant formula" was not commonly used. Canned milk was mixed with water and probably other ingredients to feed baby's that weren't breast fed or had been weaned "off
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannOn Fri, 13 May 2022 08:31:37 -0700 (PDT), Tom Kunich You're lying. But that's ok because nobody believes you. Correct. You get one point for actually reading whatever some mythical person forwarded to you. I therefore grant you 6
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 Good summary with an apt conclusion.
Posted: 8 Days 17 Hours ago by: sms"Lock-down" is really not an accurate description of what transpired in the U.S.. In the U.S. we never had draconian lock-downs like what is occurring in parts of China where you cannot leave your home and food is delivered to you. I
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAs I often say, low standards are the key to happiness.
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiFalse, as usual. As I've mentioned many times, one of my cycling friends was an early COVID case. He spent many, many weeks on a respirator, and very nearly died. He was 51 and very healthy when he contracted it, one of the fastest ri
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNobody has ever claimed they were. Your wild claims continue to amaze. How can one man be so ignorant?
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanThe argument wasn't that Sweden did better than any other country, or even better than they would have with lockdowns and masks, it was that they didn't do *worse*. We see around the world a range of results, some worse, some better. T
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThat's certainly true. OTOH, one of our best friends worked for many years for the LaLeche League, promoting and supporting breast feeding. It may seem odd to have to promote and support what is arguably one of the most natural things
Posted: 8 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Strange. Tommy says one thing while the CDC says something entirely different: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home Covid total deaths - 996,653 But then, Old Tommy has failed at everything he's tried to do so why
Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo you didn't, Tom. You've been corrected many times. You are unwilling or unable to learn.
Posted: 8 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThe virus doesn't care who a person voted for.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Sorry Tommy but you get it wrong yet again. Thailand has/had lock downs, in some cases entire provinces were locked down, mandatory wearing of masks - I read the 90+ percent of Bangkok inhabitants wear masks - and even devices to take
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: sms"Oopsie" is the wrong word because some of the translation errors were almost certainly intentional, the Hebrew עַלְמָה (young woman of child bearing age) being mistranslated into "virgin" being one of the most intentional err
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.No Tommy, you got it wrong yet again. the original stone tablets carried down from the mountain were lost to the Israelites, probably during the Roman occupation of Israel.
Posted: 8 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well, The Christian Bible... and I believe the Jewish holy books and the Islamic holy book all contain reference to an set of orders that The God of Abraham gave to the Israelites after they had left Egypt which in modern times are usual
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziAs I once replied to a manager who complained of not finding a date, 'lower your standards'.
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI would suggest again that Frank is a complete fool but let these doctors tell him: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-browser_wavebrowser&ei=UTF-8&hsimp=yhs-browser_wavebrowser&hspart=pty¶m1=20220306¶m2=a3dff400
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFrank, on his smartest day is stupid. He insists that the CDC is lying to him and Lord Fauci is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This is why I have repeatedly quoted the CDC statistics page which shows that at the end
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanEasy for you to say, not being equipped for the task. Some mothers are able to breast feed, some are not. I find it odd the way that public health questions can no longer be discussed without devolving into completely irrelevant triba
Posted: 8 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFrom the time of the Spanish Flu in 1918 we have known that lockdowns are destructive of human life and economic well being. Yet Fauci was allowed to break every single medical rule. Lock-downs CANNOT do a think because people must go out
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichUh, I hope you know that not too long ago the recovered stone tablets of Moses were found and recent sold for $850,000. There were supposedly ten commandments on it. Rather weather worn but you cannot invent your own religion..
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanI read that the most recent White House Correspondents' dinner was one. Fancy that.
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tim RFirst you'd have to be able to get a date. Somehow the odds seem......................................
Posted: 8 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tim RI beg to differ. (I'm splitting hairs here a bit; since you capitalized Commandments I assume you intend to refer to the classic Ten, rather than the 624 total. If not you can weasel out) The Ten Commandments say neither murder nor kill
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiPerhaps so, once their bout with the virus has ended. But while the virus is still active in their bodies, it's a different story. Have you somehow missed the phrase "super-spreader event"?
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiOh good grief! While you fantasize about your own brilliance and blame Dr. Fauci for any bad news about COVID, the rest of the world is taking COVID very seriously based on their own data. Do you seriously think China is getting all it
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiGood article. FWIW, one biologist friend of mine published a paper on bird deaths caused by impact with a very tall television and radio tower at the edge of our river valley. There's also been quite a lot of press lately about nightti
Posted: 9 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo you weren't. You read his post. Quit lying about that. Nobody believes you. You provide what the military calls a "target rich environment." You post so many mistakes and lies that many people feel compelled to respond with at lea
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziPeople who have survived the Wuhan bioweapon virus put no one at risk. Those who have had a few or a half dozen mRNA shots will continue to contract and spread the virus (but with lower risk of death to themselves).
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziNot the only instance. The King James version is a marvel of beautiful writing, much quoted throughout our culture, high and low. That said there are a great many translational 'oopsies' the difference between 'kill' and 'murder' being
Posted: 9 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziWe have not. For that sort of thing (I do not know about this product specifically) the 'going rate' is normally less than dealer cost (on top of which we pay delivery charges).
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sepp RufThis Fauxi song's for Frank, to fiddle : <https://twitter.com/backtolife_2022/status/1525118497180852225> This song's for Norway-fanboy russell... or any other googliot who wants to fact-check what the exact shift of the two graphs was
Posted: 9 Days 2 Hours ago by: Sepp Ruf(....) As if Americans would seriously shed a tear about a little mortality anywhere, or some 7,000 extra foreign dead, median age 84 or so. <https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSj0aZHXsAA48Nn?format=jpg> <https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSAA5HIU
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIt says that far more birds and bats are killed by other means such as cars, planes and railroads. Also flying into glass panes of skyscrapers.
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI entirely agree that birds are killed in many ways, I don't think that is the question. Windmills are placed in areas that are largely monocultural. Or if you please - they have almost entirely single species in question. In the Altamont
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Andre JuteHow about an executive summary, Rolf? A couple of lines should do it. -- AJ
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI often wonder what goes through the heads of people that have to believe they have not been fooled by Fauci to the point that they will NOT believe the CDC statistics I showed several times. When there is a peak of respiratory deaths of
Posted: 9 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelPlease to this through a google translator. http://www.bund-rvso.de/windenergie-windraeder-voegel-fledermaeuse.html Rolf
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI was forwarded another one of Jeffies childish postings. He is attempting to calculate the blade tip speed of a windmill in order to discredit my claim of "near the speed of sound." I suppose he is simply too stupid to know that the whil
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWe don't have local experience with red light cameras. We do have local experience with speed cameras on the inner-city freeway. They operated for a couple years until the "law and order" party controlling the State House applied big d
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowski
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo you haven't, Tom. Nobody believes you. Nobody. Your nonsense has been corrected many times, but you are incapable of learning.
Posted: 9 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiFrom https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20220204/lockdowns-covid-deaths-study "The findings, which have not been peer reviewed, conflict with previous studies that found lockdowns worked." And: "Reaction to the paper’s release has been
Posted: 9 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coThe vast majority of wind turbines limit the rotor speed such that the tips run under 180 MPH. The following shows that the current design maximums are ~300 feet/second or ~ 200 mph https://www.wind-energy-the-facts.org/tip-speed-trends.
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coLast summer my wife and I spent a long weekend in Rockport MA for her birthday. We spent one afternoon hiking through Dogtown forest, which is adjacent to an industrial park where Varian Semiconductor built what is currently the tallest w
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Thailand initially imposed very strict conditions to control the Covid, even travel inside the country was curtailed with some provinces closed to outsiders. And it worked! Daily new cases dropped from a high of 23,400 daily to 2,430. Ho
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Like most things from history it is subject to interpretation. As an example, the oldest known written copy of the Commandments, on a tablet of stone, says "thou shall not commit murder" while many modern Christian Bibles say "thou shall
Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Back in the day... pre Vietnam Days, it was considered by most of the Air Force as being a hardship assignment. I may be wrong... it has been a long time... but I think I remember that it was only a 1 year tour. The Guamanians were not p
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSorry, forgot to post links providing the numbers above. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8242624/ Cases and deaths from Covid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:COVID-19_pandemic_data GDP and growth. https://data.worldb
Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI assume you are referring to Sweden going against the worldwide methodology of lockdowns and restrictions for Covid. At least initially in 2020 and through part of 2021. Everyone except Shanghai is wide open now. Was Sweden successful
Posted: 9 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooWhat exactly does bearing false witness against your neighbor mean? You can't lie about your neighbor? Immediate next door neighbor, but not the one two houses down. So for Tommy, since none of us are his immediate neighbor, Thank all
Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI just watched a YouTube video about Guam. They said it was so American on Guam that you could not distinguish it from any other US suburb or state in the good old US of A. Shopping malls stuffed with your favorite American stores. USA
Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoo500-590 Euros for oversized pulleys and ceramic rear derailleur pulley bearings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you sold any of these ceramic bearing oversize pulleys in your shop Andy? If you did, did you close up the shop immediately a
Posted: 9 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. So the original Shamal wheels I bought, way back in early 2000s, came from the factory with a Campagnolo cassette body, EXA, that could take 9 and up cassettes. I am 110% positive I just put the 9 speed cassette on and it fit and w
Posted: 9 Days 15 Hours ago by: pHHi Frank. Sorry for the death of your friend. A sad reminder of our mortality and how easily life can go away when one least expects it. Pureheart in Aptos
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Well, you are correct however... Firstly the "crime" is not stopping for the red light so, until the do not stop no "crime" has been committed. And secondly how do you propose to determine what the individual's "intent" is until he actu
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonRed-light cameras offer the wrong motivation to their operators: instead of being paid to stop speeding, they are paid to harvest speeders. Have you heard of a red-light camera that photographs a car at the moment when the driver commi
Posted: 9 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannShow me your diploma and I might consider you an engineer. The larger turbines have variable pitch propellers and feathering mechanisms (where they turn the turbine to be perpendicular to the wind). <https://www.google.com/search?q=pit
Posted: 9 Days 17 Hours ago by: smsWhat we have at school crossings are crossing guards. It's not necessary to have a police officer at school crossings. Also, school crosswalk enforcement around schools is one thing that the police are busy doing, especially in the m
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziThe Swedes, amazingly, were the un-lemmings on that suicide mission. Took everyone else (except the Middle Kingdom of Xi) 2 years to wake up and smell the coffee.
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.https://www.indy100.com/news/donald-trump-worst-acts-president
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Certainly makes a lot of sense... I suppose that then some kids are run over and killed at a school crossing you just shrug it off and tell the parents, "Well, it costs too much money to station a Policeman at the school crossing...
Posted: 9 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, below EU average... by 4.2%? But then the life expectancy in Slovakia is about 88%, i.e., ~10% less, then some of the more progressive European countries.
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Andre JuteFlunky sure has that sense of entitlement. I'd bet he's sponging on his parents while waiting for Joe Biden to stick his community college debt on the American tax payer. -- AJ
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.So the rational is if a law costs a lot of money to enforce, just forget it? https://tinyurl.com/4vk5c59b This study shows that the cost of enforcing "violent crime is $10,900, ranging from $6900 to $15,400 at the 10th and 90th percenti
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWhat so you suppose he does for a living? Since he is on the computer all the time it is probably living at hid parents house being supported by them..
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichSo have I. But slow and steady wins the race. If I can ride 3 days in a row my climbing legs return.
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.But, one of the basic tenets of the Abrahamic Religions is "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" (Exodus 20:16) is one of the Ten Commandments, widely understood as moral imperatives by Jewish, Catholic, and Pro
Posted: 9 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichRadey, I don't think that you're going to convince these radicals. They WANT a dictatorship. They cannot tell you what Trump did wrong but they will scream to the hills that he did SOMETHING wrong. Oh, that's right - he sent mean tweets.
Posted: 9 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.But Tommy, you brag about "going to war" on the island of Guam and one of the overwhelming complaints that Air Force personal I knew that were permanently assigned to Guam was... No Whorehouses! It is hear to "frequented whorehouses" wh
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanI really can't tell whether you're trying to be serious. Fortunately governments all over the world, with the exception of the CCP, have finally realized what lunacy that is. Perhaps it's only temporary, as we're plainly living through
Posted: 9 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andre JuteEven 21,000ft of climbing is getting a bit beyond me because the pandemic has kept me inside so much that I've lost a good of muscle tone that my treadmill can't make good. --AJ
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThe whining about wind turbine noise amazes me. I can't be the only person who's stood right at the base of one and listened, can I? Speaking of whine: That was all I heard - the unmistakable sound of transmission gears at work. It was
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanIf it comes and goes might be worth seeing if any bike fitters about? I used to get it with some of the softer skate type shoes, and the like. Both my commute and MTB/Gravel bike shoes are now a bit stiffer. Which seems to have stopped th
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andre JuteCalling Flunky a pansy is an insult to a sweet little flower. That clown may aspire to be a sweet little flower but he's too much the lumpenproletariat jerk, continually stumbling over his own flat feet. --AJ
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andre JuteI'd laugh at the absurdity of our world, but the times are fraught. Even the great Victor Davis Hanson, a distinguished classicist to whom little of the world's evil dangers can come as a surprise, is sounding rattled at the distinct possi
Posted: 9 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andre JuteHey, hey, hey! Stop right there, Sepp. I want all these idle engineers for a really important project before they do anything else: designing perpetual motion wiper blades for my spectacles so that I can cycle when it rains. I'm the handso
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichThe most common cause of that particular problem is soft soled riding shoes.. I get exactly the same pain when I was riding with off-road tennis shoe type shoes. Changing over to hard soled shoes and it disappeared. I have also seen it oc
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coI thought it was pretty funny - "as an engineer" (as if....) - if it blows too hard the units burn themselves up (sure, like they don't have limiters designed in to prevent it) - ends of the propellers are now approaching the speed of s
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichLooking at the titles of the entries here I see that Flunky thinks that Andre is a liar despite him not being bright enough to have ever read one of Andre's books. Not as if it would be difficult to obtain one since even Amazon has at least
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuzi1. We don't practice medicine without a license here. I might offer that it's still early season for midwesterners. Also, ensure your shoes are not adjusted too tightly, which gives that symptom.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mark ClearyI have been riding a lot so now I have some hot/pain spots on my feet. Mostly on the right foot in the ball of the foot under the 3-4 metatarsal, I can ride but it comes and goes but getting bit worse. Anyone here get this and what might th
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichContrary to all of the books and movies showing people screwing everything that moves, the majority of people are happily (well, more or less) married and or quite moral in their outlooks. Even in the Air Force I didn't know a single pers
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichMy bone density is so high that I have never had a broken bone in my life despite many serious crashes such as sticking my foot in the spokes of the bike at 40+ mph. That was the last time I used lollipop pedals. If any bones were going t
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: William CrowellIf you really intend to take advantage of that cultural shift, you'd better use a mouth dam at the very least, and preferably a full-body condom.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNothing new there....
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.colol...good luck with that! Sure tommy threatens to kick the shit out of me on a regular basis, but I'm the bully..... shut the fuck up tommy
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coRather significantly less cheap, uneducated, and misguided than: "The Germans, ... shut down all fossil fuel power stations on a whiff and a promise of wind and solar power," Followed by: "give us your magic explanation, Flunky, of the
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Frank KrygowskiWowee! I wonder if I can put cage fairings on my SunTour derailleurs? A bit more seriously: This looks no more integral than a Zzipper fairing. I thought UCI was against add-on fairings for frames and components. Am I wrong?
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichSo you want your daughter practicing free and easy sex with anyone that comes down the boardwalk and then when she discovers that she cannot find happiness in such a manner becoming psychologically depressed which can lead to suicide? Is
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coThis isn't hot under the collar skippy. Hot under the collar is building a strawman then claiming your intended victim is full of shit based on that strawman. Own it, skippy. A better time to admit that would have been before you wrote:
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Frank KrygowskiWow. That's even worse than Tom's usual ranting and rambling. Tom, can your wife help you with your meds? And maybe do some basic proofreading before you post? So many mistakes! So many problems!
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziI was not being sarcastic. It's a wonderful cultural shift IMHO.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziAs with STi versus Ergo, tastes vary.
Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziNever thought about it but that's actually true: https://www.osteoporosis.foundation/sites/iofbonehealth/files/scope-2021/Slovakia%20report.pdf Below EU average for osteoporosis. Rate of fractures and resulting deaths not so much (from
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIt doesn't appear to have bought him anything. He's a sprinter and got a second. In the TT he didn't lose anything. Imagine trying to thread a broken chain back through that thing on the road.
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichMy apologies. The freehub difference between Campy and Shimano is very odd. The fact that 11 speed cassettes of both have the same spacing seems to me weirs but handy since it doesn't matter which freehub I buy, they will work with either
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI agree with you and see that I posted a treatise so badly composed that it is almost unreadable.
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichBill, Andrew was using sarcasm and is pretty much in alignment with you. You are entirely correct about the sexual morals of women these days and these women in fact are committing suicide in ever increasing numbers as they discover an en
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziA great interim project. One step closer to digging holes and filling them in, the ultimate Keynesian government program.
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: AMuziI replied to Mr Seaton who has a Campagnolo EXA cassette body (not to you regarding your HG-whatever cassette body)
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichHere repeated offenses of minor violations can grow the violation from a minor traffic violation to a criminal matter. Today hit and run is now so common that you can say that it is normal.
Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: William Crowell"But today, I read in "Freakonomics" that the "nice girls" are putting the "professionals" out of business (:-)" "Nope. It's just a larger more diversified and stratified market! What a great time to be alive!" But Andrew, when I was youn
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuzihttps://bikerumor.com/ceramicspeed-aero-ospw-prototype-derailleur-upgrade/
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichSepp, as an engineer I would agree in one second if I thought that solar and or wind answered anything. But wind power is rather useless since if the wind blows to slowly if produced no power and if it blows too hard the units burn themse
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannEverything you know is wrong. Admitting that you've made a mistake is only the first step in recovering from a mistake. You also need to correct the mistake and provide the correct factual information also known as a retraction. Apolo
Posted: 10 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI'm a slav. We don't lose strength of bone mass as we age - we lose respiratory strength. Emphysema is common as is lung cancer. But barring that, we simply lose endurance. But when you could kick the shit out of someone like Flunky or R
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichConsider - Flunky feels the need to hide under a pseudonym. Frank has to believe that he is superior to me on the grounds simply that he has a degree. He has absolutely no accomplishments and I have a lifetime of them, but that degree giv
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Sepp RufQuite telling how they scramble to turn off even slow, lignite-fired plants for a few hours past noon when both the wind happens to blow, and the sun happens to shine, and nobody wants to import the excess either: <https://www.agora-e
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI'm not clear on what you mean. Certainly my Shamal wheels have a 11 speed Shimano compatible freehub. But 10 speed Shimano freehubs will not mount an 11 speed cassette. I bought a set of supposed DT 10 speed wheels. I sent a message to D
Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andre JuteSomebody must be enjoying Tom and me patronizing these wannabe, superannuated bullyboys. Hardly had I sent my message than I received a private note that the rage monkey Flunky did add something new about the "prevaricating Platyrrhine", w
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSpeaking of such things: How amazing that in this bike tech discussion group, Tom almost daily posts evidence of his bike tech incompetence. So many mistakes! So many problems with what are actually fairly simple machines! Yet Tom som
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziYour yet-current EXA cassette body can run as a 9, 10, 11 or 12.
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziNope. It's just a larger more diversified and stratified market! What a great time to be alive!
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Andre JuteThe rage monkey, Flunky, already sent this post at https://groups.google.com/g/rec.bicycles.tech/c/1-h5Q3NEkBQ but he gets off so much on it, he started another whole thread for it. So I'll just repost my reply: On Thursday, May 12, 2022
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: smsThe bigger issue for many people is that a moving violation will cause their auto insurance rates to increase. In California you can go to "traffic school" to keep a moving violation off of your record, but you are limited to how oft
Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: Andre JuteThen why are you getting so hot under the collar? I misspoke. I coulda, shoulda written, and to someone I actually want to talk to, woulda written: The Germans went on a rampage shutting down coal-fired power stations on a whiff and a prom
Posted: 10 Days 6 Hours ago by: smsYes. Most people will obey laws that are intended for their own good, even without strict enforcement, or even when enforcement is pretty much impossible. We've seen that during the pandemic. A few jerks may insist on "their right" to
Posted: 10 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelCriminal prosecution is not and cannot be the only way for law enforcement. As AMuzi mentions, administrative matters (parking overtime) and minor traffic infringements can be enforced by law as well. In Europe (Napoleonic Law), we ha
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAs usual, and in the tradition of tommy the twit, andre the ass builds a strawman in an attempt to cover up a previous lie. The link I provided was a counter to your claim "They shut down all fossil fuel power stations on a whiff and a p
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAs usual, andre the liar builds a strawman in an attempt to cover up a previous lie. The link I provided was a counter to your claim "They shut down all fossil fuel power stations on a whiff and a promise of wind and solar power". That
Posted: 10 Days 11 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYou're correct about that, but there is a curious claim in the ad that in claims the wheel can run 8 though 11 with no problem. When campy moved to 9 speed systems the spline changed, an 8 speed cassette simply will not fit on the same hu
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coRight, like you did when you claimed that campagnolo made special non-stretch cables? https://groups.google.com/g/rec.bicycles.tech/c/csOVQ3qa2ko/m/cNk0bQ07AQAJ That's just on example of the literally hundreds on mistakes you've made. <
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coBe careful, the phrase "tom is wrong, of course" is trade marked by SMS
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooThen why don't you say that? You make so many mistakes that you would have to immediately respond to every single post you make on this forum with a statement of "Tommy is WRONG".
Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI have my original Shamal wheels (50mm or so deep shiny aluminum rims) on my 9 speed Chorus bike. It has a 9 speed Campagnolo cassette. I presume you are insinuating the aluminum cassette body would need to be replaced to run a 9 speed
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAnd I once had a part time job for which I was paid about $1.15 per hour.
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.With Tom... and his cohort (of 1)... I suspect it is a matter of being noticed. They post some utterly ridiculous statement and when someone replies to their idiocy they sit there, smugly thinking, "Hey! I must be somebody. Look! Someone
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSo many mistakes! So many problems! Tom, if I made one tenth the number of bike mistakes that you make, I'd give away my bike tools and start hauling the bike to a competent mechanic. Seriously, you don't realize how terrible you are.
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiOnce again, Tom demonstrates his lack of reading comprehension by getting things precisely backwards. Wow.
Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, there was that of course, then. But today, I read in "Freakonomics" that the "nice girls" are putting the "professionals" out of business (:-)
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.(:-) You must be a young fellow... I can remember when coffee was 5 cents a cup (:-) But of course I wasn't allowed to drink coffee as a youth as it "stunts your growth" (:-)
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziA quick web search shows that both sexes wear scapular medals. We just never had the opportunity to check that out on the girls back then!
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Andre JuteDo give us your magic explanation, Flunky, of the reason the Germans, who according to you have all the energy they need or want from local sources, need not one but two pipelines bringing gas from Russia, thereby putting the existential b
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.I don't know how old you are, nor your religious preference but when I was growing up every Catholic boy wore a religions medallion which was, they assured me, protection from something or another. Strange, but from memory only the boy
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziAn acquaintance and I were unable to convince today's waitress that our $2.79 coffees were once a dime. She thought we made it up.
Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Still am. The right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the natur
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziStill looking for products made from supernatural ingredients (angel's wings and the like)
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziThere are a lot of ways to score 'civility'. Here's one. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/THA/thailand/murder-homicide-rate https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/murder-homicide-rate
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziI was describing, not advocating.
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziI never found one with a flavor I didn't hate so I stopped buying them many years ago. Baking soda works well for me.
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziYou were a US citizen once, yes? 6th Amendment.
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.But Tommy, I keep telling you... The Democrats got away with it! Or in other words the Republicans were too dumb to catch them. Are you arguing that you want to be ruled by the dumb Republicans as opposed those clever Democrats?
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI looked at the Ebay cost of chains and was in for a shock. The cost of the "cheap" chains used to be 10 or 12 dollars and now they are 25! This almost makes the top end Wipperman a deal since it has a MUCH better speed link and wear very
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well, one assumes that traffic laws were promulgated for a reason. Perhaps in an effort to reduce traffic "accidents". If this hypothesis is correct then the laws should be enforced... shouldn't they? Or is there some logic in making la
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.I like the adherents of "all natural ingredients". I assume that they treat wounds with moldy bread and eat watermelon for their high blood pressure.
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tom KunichNow you've done it. The loathsome 5 will all of one voice declare how illegal traffic tickets are.
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIt has been so long since I've had to set up brakes that I forgot the proper procedure. I was so intent on getting the fore and aft alignment correct, that I didn't get the vertical alignment correct. After installing new carbon brake sho
Posted: 10 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.much snipped... I think part of the Thai rather lackadaisical attitude toward the various government we've had is that the governments don't seem to change the laws in any significant manner, regarding the way the general population is
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannHow about testing chili pepper flavored toothpaste? Made in Russia by Splat: <https://en.splatglobal.com> (Splat is made in Russia) <https://organicbeautysupply.eu/shop-eng/23-splat-eng/145-splat-toothpaste-chili/> <https://www.amazon
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNonsense. See https://www.foleygriffin.com/blog/2021/april/is-a-traffic-ticket-a-criminal-offense-/ "Most traffic tickets are not criminal offenses. Instead, the majority of traffic tickets are classified as infractions, also known as vi
Posted: 10 Days 20 Hours ago by: sms"...to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor..." You can't pick and choose which parts of the Constitution you like and don't like (despite the best efforts of som
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Actually I select a tooth paste... because it tastes good (:-)
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge830/EN-US/Edge_830_OM_EN-US.pdf
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.The logic is irrefutable.... a photo isn't constitutional? You people have, as the saying goes, "gone right round the bend".
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: AMuziOf course. It's a moving violation on public roads as opposed to a civil matter (tort between citizens) or an administrative matter (such as parking overtime). Oh by the way if it were merely a moderate fine people wouldn't fight them
Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: AMuziSRAM chains: https://www.sram.com/en/sram/mountain/products/chains?filters=&sort=Relevancy&page=1 Chain makes offer less expensive as well as longer wearing (and sometimes lighter weight, which is usually neither). I'd consider a basic
Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAll 10 speed chains shift equally well as far as I can tell. The entire system is far more dependent upon very good alignment than chains having a sharp side profile.
Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, I have been bothered by my Garmin 830 reporting "Laps" of 5 miles each. These are absolutely worthless but I have yet to discover a way of turning this off. When I flip the Laps notation "off" it still continues with this distraction.
Posted: 11 Days ago by: Mark ClearyLou you make too much sense but really just asking if they chain shifts as good as a shimano without any decline in performance. As to you original question I get big time mileage out of Shimano Chains at least 8,000 miles no real stretch
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coMaybe*, but he certainly wasn't designing tube amps. Wow, that's right up there with "I was designing tube amps before transistors were invented". So, to be clear, you were taught to read and write 24 different languages by the age of
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichShowing yet more ignorance, because he has to, Russell somehow invents my saying that guitarist had to design their own amps when ALL guitar and bass and even piano amplifiers were built by only a couple of companies and were all tube ampl
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff LiebermannSorry, I didn't notice that I had combined your comments on amplifiers with Tom's comments on B-52 avionics. I'll try to be more careful in the future. You've mentioned that previously. What would you suggest as a dividing line betw
Posted: 11 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichI installed them on my Di2 Colnago and did a 38 mile ride and 2,000 feet of climbing yesterday. Those wheels were very impressive but I think that I will move them over to the C50. The CLX3.0 is a 58 cm bike and now feels a little too sma
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannI tried that for a while long ago. I didn't like the taste. Commercial toothpaste was loaded with sugar but that has changed. Today, it's more likely to be loaded with sodium saccharine or xylitol, both of which were selected because
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanWhat was the lifetime of your chains again? Personally I have not so good experience with SRAM chains in the lifetime department and stick to Campagnolo on my Capagnolo equiped bike (Record level) and Shimano op my Shimano equiped bikes (
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichTraffic tickets are normally solved in traffic court but over the years many blacks have taken these things into misdemeanor courts claiming discrimination. This would normally not work in ALL prior administrations sometimes because of dis
Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe Connex chain is easily the longest wearing chain but expensive. So it is usual to buy several Shimano or SRAM chains or KMC chains which are all equally priced And wear them out. A chain wear tool is cheap and easy to use. I have now
Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelBaffled: in what sense does the sixth amendment come into this "The right to confront witnesses"? Is a speeding ticket really a "criminal prosecution" in the USA?
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanIt probably worked about as well as whatever your modern, up to date family was using. You can buy fancy commerical toothpaste today with baking soda in it, seems to be fairly popular.
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mark ClearyAndrew you would know this. I can get a Sram PC-1031 10-Speed Chain for $22.. at the local bike shop but I could also just get a Shimano Ultegra. Will the Sram shift equally as good as the Shimano. I have not mixed these components just du
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanOne of the lesser-known NASA commercial spinoffs. I haven't tried it myself.
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanHow? Just swallow instead of spit when you're done brushing. That is not a good idea, but comes natural to many children. My dentist when I was a child told me that, while brushing was important, toothpaste was optional. I haven't s
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: smsThe reason that speed cameras are banned in many places has nothing to do with surveillance. It has to do with the sixth amendment to the U.S. constitution. Oddly, red light cameras have been declared constitutional by some courts, a
Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIt displays fine for me. Do you know the wheel size? It has sort of a double top tube, actually two tubes crossed or intersecting halfway between the seat tube and head tube. The head tube looks to be well over a foot tall.
Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHis needs are different than mine.
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziThe largest Gunnar was in 2004 for a chinese basketball player named Ming. I can't find a photo although there's a link but the image won't display for me: www.gunnarbikes.com/newsletters/10-29-04_ming.jpg
Posted: 11 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziAll that's roughly correct but in their region Thailand is relatively prosperous and stable. As Mr Slocumb reports daily life for Thais is acceptable and various military regimes have functioned as technical administrators more than '
Posted: 11 Days 9 Hours ago by: Fortnite Proo<a href="https://multiworldknowledge.com/2022/05/10/how-to-wire-an-ignition-switch/">Wiring an ignition switch </a>isn't that hard but it can be confusing if you don't know what to do. This blog will show you how to wire an ignition switc
Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanGCN have Conner Dunne 6”8 so have done a whole series of videos with a 36in wheeled bike which they got built ie frame built and so on. some free on YouTube others not, did recently do “Battle on the Beach” on it. Roger Merriman
Posted: 11 Days 10 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, I first came to Thailand in 1970. Well, it has been a democracy from time to time :-) I believe I mentioned that the current mob has been in power since, what was it, 2016. The reality is that in most cases the various coups were
Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: John B.Well, look at lobsters and scorpions. They are both "Arthropods" and other then size look very much the same. Neither has an interior skeleton but uses a "shell" to support their body. They both have two large front "legs" with large c
Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: John B.Way back when I was a little fellow I remember visiting my mother's elder sister's family. I was appalled... they used baking soda and salt as a "tooth paste".
Posted: 11 Days 11 Hours ago by: John B.Well, it was abolished more then 100 years ago and the "slaves" were not different from everyone else in color, language or creed.
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.The logic for not having speed cameras is, to be frank, rather amusing in that Los Angeles has some 25,000 CCTV surveillance cameras, which is apparently O.K. but speed cameras? Oh Horrors! Never! Never! https://www.comparitech.com/vpn-
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Andre JuteWow! A bunch of vicious monkeys drooling with their schadenfreude. Personally, I think that it is at least quite a bit more likely than not that Tom picked up a bargain. But you worthless clowns clearly wish not. You’re scum Andre Jut
Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Andre JuteYour mindless aggression extends well beyond your brainpower, (S)Eaton. Tom said nothing of the sort, and I doubt he’ll fall into your clumsy attempt to trap him into a nasty, spiteful controversy. Not everyone is as stupid as you. If yo
Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: Andre JuteNope, I did not. You’re splitting hairs with Tom. — AJ
Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooFrank, Lebron is using electronic shifters.
Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooNo. He was just a tall man. With probably the biggest Gunnar frame made. Gunnar is Waterford's lower cost frame brand. TIG welded frames. 66-68-70-72 cm frames. Whatever the biggest stock frame they offer. The head tube was 16" lon
Posted: 11 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAre you insinuating all of the 1950s and 1960s and 1970s legendary guitarists built their own amplifiers? Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton and Neil Young and Richard Harrison and Brian May all built their
Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooLest anyone come to the conclusion that Thailand is some democratic beacon of paradise, you might want to peruse this piece by the Encyclopedia Brittanica. https://www.britannica.com/place/Thailand/Security Some interesting parts of th
Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAgree. We should re-implement the policies used in the mid and later 2020. Stop all gatherings and close restaurants, bars, meeting places. That would help to stamp out the Covid epidemic. But USians value human life very little. So
Posted: 11 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannIt's called anthropo-entomophagy, also known as eating insects. It's quite common in many parts of the planet: <https://www.google.com/search?q=Entomophagy&tbm=isch> <https://www.google.com/search?q=bug+market&tbm=isch> "Bugs You Can E
Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThanks. I hadn't heard about that. Looks like there are products available: <https://umbelorganics.com/hydroxyapatite-toothpaste/> <https://www.google.com/search?q=nano-hydroxyapatite+toothpaste&tbm=isch> "Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride:
Posted: 11 Days 17 Hours ago by: smsSpeed cameras are illegal in many states, including California, though a proposed bill would all them to be installed, on a test basis, in some cities. Red light cameras are legal and are used in some places, but they are very expens
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI agree, in the sense that life has very few guarantees. It does have lots of normal curves, though, and the normal curve for degreed individuals is quite a bit better than the normal curve for those without degrees. Only an uneducated
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHere's one used by a local guy. Or rather, a guy who was once local: https://www.bicycling.com/news/a26594733/lebron-james-custom-bike/
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYou would have lost the bet by a rather large margin. "STATISTICS - NORMAL DISTRIBUTION- HEIGHTS" <https://static1.squarespace.com/static/585718168419c246cf6f204e/t/5ab7e2de70a6adbbb6bcf676/1522000606378/STATISTICS%2B-Dimensions%2B-%2B
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThat's interesting.
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 I was puzzled by '29-inch' until we built up a custom XL Gunnar mountain bike with them for a very tall rider. It clicked - proportional is exactly the word. 36 inch wheels may bring their own troubles sourcing replacements at in
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziChain wears first which causes cassette tooth wear. Measure your chain and replace as needed; it's the cheapest part of your drivetrain. Mr Brandt is excellent on the subject see section #8d here: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/bicycles-faq/
Posted: 11 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThe odd Gunnar frame geometry might have been due to the owner having Marfan Syndrome: <https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/marfan-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20350782> Symptoms include long, thin and disproportionate arms, l
Posted: 11 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannDon't be sorry. We all learn from questions, debate, and disagreement. The planet would die an early and horrible death if everyone agreed about everything: "Question Authority" (Socrates and Timothy Leary) I agree that the lack of
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooA number of years ago I met riders on the local bike ride. One participant on the trail ride was well above 6 and a half feet. He had a Gunnar road bike. It looked odd. Odd because the head tube was nearly the length of a top tube for
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannGermanium band gap at room temp is 0.67 eV (electron volts). <https://www.rp-photonics.com/band_gap.html> Band gap is measured in electron volts. You're thinking of the PN junction forward conduction voltage, measured in volts, which
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well , Tommy, you eat crabs and lobsters... Very much the same thing... no skeleton, armored body, claws to grab and hold, no teeth to chew... Oh yes... Thai's don't eat bugs as a part of their normal diet, they are simply "munchies" so
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.True, but the last "base" closed in the 1970's.
Posted: 11 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.But that is true of parking meters isn't it? Or at least it was as the town I grew up in installed meters under that sort of agreement. I believe that it may be the most economical system as the parking meter company buys, installs and
Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichEvery one of the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's rock groups used TUBE amplifiers for the morons that don't know. Transistors were crap until they were built into op amps. And then they didn't have any power and the power transistors couldn't e
Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mark ClearyWell I bought the new cassette today Shimano Ultegra 11-28 and put in on the Wilier. The chain needed nothing it spins in the big-big fine with no stress. I probably should get a new 10 spd chain too I suppose they are sky high in prices.
Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, you have to admit that Radey really hit the nail on the head.
Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.I've never seen or heard any comments about slavery at all :-) Although that skin "color" or perhaps "shade" is of some concern with lighter being thought if as more genteel.
Posted: 11 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Hey! It says right there in the top R.H, corner, it is a Super Bike. And bigger is super... isn't it? Or is it that Super IS Bigger? AND! Only $7,950.00!
Posted: 11 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andre JuteVacuum tubes are still pretty good, if you know how to design with them. But germanium was always crap. The chief engineer at the nearby international airport gave me their reserve PA which was 6550 tubes, eightfold redundant.. He also tol
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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziBecause Science!
Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichJeff if he did get vaccinated is the perfect target for cancer. The discovery that the vaccines are in fact getting into the DNA of the liver also has the question about what it is doing there? Children are showing up with hepatitis which
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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichHow do you swallow toothpaste? And today I use a toothpaste composed of baking soda just as I have since childhood when no one would spend money on a special toothpaste instead of the baking soda in the cupboard. I was in the Air Force be
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey ShoumanNASA developed a non-fluoride toothpaste in the 70s -- the ingredient is called nano-hydroxyapatite, and has been picked up by some commercial manufacturers. Swallowing stannous fluoride toothpaste is really not recommended, just read y
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichOur Radar units had tubes in them. I was indeed designing tube amplifiers from a very young age. There was no other means of electronic design. In what universe do you suppose these local yokels live in which every guitar amplifier wasn't
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Radey Shouman+1. A hard hat says "I belong here, I know the rules and follow them". Finer gradations are possible -- visitors get semi-disposable "bump caps", possibly in an odd color. Management have spotless hard hats. Actual workers have dingy l
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThe U.S. could certainly afford speed cameras, red light cameras and more. As evidence, there are companies that essentially rent the cameras to area police departments, process the images, send out the ticket notices, etc. for a cut o
Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWhat is your implication? That if all of those dozens of cases were re-submitted properly, that Trump would now be president? That dozens of Republican as well as Democrat judges all the way up to the Supreme Court were in on some gran
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI've wondered about this before, but: Do present day Thais spend time condemning the country's historical figures for not abolishing slavery in, say, the 1500s?
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSorry, I must disagree. I believe they are more likely the product of a _lack_ of those factors. Low logic, never testing anything, lack of relevant experience, lack of education (for example, not managing to complete high school) and
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, when you have people eating insects as their only viable form of protein, this is not a vibrant society. Ask John how many bowls of beetles he had this morning.
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI realize that the bookkeeper really isn't very smart but "2,000 Mules" has video evidence. The FBI who has authority to investigate and charge did not bother despite this video proof such as a woman about to put multiple ballots (illegal
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziAre we discussing Thailand or DPRK? Thailand has a healthy economy, low poverty rate, a Constitutional monarchy (as England & others) and a dynamic if not at times frenetic political discourse. The cherry on top is that Thailand rema
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI'll bet that they have a guaranteed audience of at least 20 people in the US. I am well above the average height and in the top 3% of people around the world even though the tallest people are usually in the Netherlands and Germany, I am
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThailand has a Constitution change every couple of years. What the hoi palloi do is of no interest to the monarch and the monarchy. So you might say that the "Democracy" in Thailand serves at the behest of the monarch. When you have people
Posted: 12 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziBigger is better, right? https://bikeclydesdale.com/ebfg/
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuziThat's not true, goes back to before The Great Pacific War.
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuziI know several US officers who served in Thailand in the last 20~30 years. We keep a substantial presence there yet.
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuziNot one court entered any plaintiff evidence or testimony into the record. All were administrative/procedural dismissals. For example the PA Supreme court ruled that the Legislature (who have plenary power over election times, dates a
Posted: 12 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1
Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNo one wrote anything even remotely resembling that you magatard. To refresh your memory: sparky wrote "I designed them before the invention of transistors". That would have made him 9 years old. Ok skippy, you tell us, whats more ludic
Posted: 12 Days 12 Hours ago by: Andre JuteYou guys are going on like all of a sudden, three days after the first germanium diode appeared, suddenly tubes were dead and everything was made of sand. That’s utter bullshit. I was designing tube amps through the eighties and nineties
Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes I am aware of the "X" mark as a signature. I recently signed some documents, can't remember what they were, but it had language on it for the "X" signature. If you used the "X", then you also had to have a witness or maybe a certifi
Posted: 12 Days 15 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowskithe standard: "Well, it _may_ provide _some_ protection." We used to have a poster here (Guy Chapman) who was, because of the data he'd seen, a confirmed helmet skeptic. He occasionally mentioned a fall he'd had while cycling - one in w
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiRelated: https://www.yahoo.com/news/oan-finally-admits-no-widespread-022816382.html Some people have a VERY hard time moving past their Trumpish fantasies. - Frank Krygowski
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.No, they started in 1932. It is just that they couldn't make up their mind and tried different forms of government... several times (:-)
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.Well, back in the days when the ability to read and write was somewhat less common they we are told it is today people who couldn't write "made their mark", often just two crossed lines ( X ), where a signature was required, which was t
Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Joy BeesonThe main purpose of hard hats on open-air jobs is to make it easy to tell the workmen from spectators who need to be shooed out of the workzone.
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well, Yes, there is a difference. During WW II Thailand continued to govern themselves while "allowing" the Japanese to establish military bases in their territory... Just like they allowed the US to establish military bases in the cou
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooNot that Tommy is right (Ha Ha Ho Ho, had to pick myself up off the floor from laughing so hard), but it seems Thailand is pretty new to the democracy game if they started it in 2019. Not that they can't learn from all the mistakes commi
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well, I did look at the site which seems to be a advert for a new "movie" alleging voter fraud. But that simply enforces my comments, above, that Republicans leap up and down screaming 'Voter Fraud" but weren't competent enough to catch
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. I am more or less aware the depths of human stupidity is almost endless. But even backwards, it still might give more protection than no helmet.
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI clicked on your link. On the website that popped up it had a "From President Donald J. Trump" message. Donald J. Trump was in a red banner. And it had a long spiel about how the 2020 election was stolen even though all the various co
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.I didn't say it was healthy, I said that people in India (largely) do it. I must be too subtle in my old age (:-) I was equating drinking urine with "one born every minute"
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Yes, certainly.... but traffic speed camera's are cheap and there are even "no left turn" type of camera's. You don't Have to have a cop standing on every corner. There are even automated signs that detect your speed and display "Your sp
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well it all started out pretty well with the Federal government enabled to " provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States". But then you went to translating what "general welfare" meant and look where you are n
Posted: 12 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.You simply insist of displaying your ignorance over and over and over again. The King of Thailand has had no legal power what so ever since the 1932 revolution, and, in fact the previous king, Rama 9, frequently publicly stated this fact
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.No Thailand was never colonized, largely due to the King being very adroit in balancing relations with various countries and the fact that Siam was perfectly located to be a buffer state between colonies controlled by the British and
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: smsWe usually rent bicycles whenever we are on vacation, whether in the U.S. or in other countries. Helmets are just not an issue. Most bicycle rental places offer them at no extra cost, though for a lot of people, wearing a rental helm
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuzihttps://2000mules.com/
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Your comment simply demonstrates how little you know about what you are talking about. Thailand has a democratic - elected by the population - since 2019.
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well, lets see here. Biden was said to have gotten some 7 million (of the popular vote) more then Trump (noted that the popular vote does not elect presidents) and the Trump advocates, i.e. Republicans have brought some 60 claims to the
Posted: 12 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThe first transistor was demonstrated in Dec 1947, about 3 years after you were born. The first commercially available transistor was the CK722, which was first available in 1953: <http://www.ck722museum.com> If you had designed vacuum
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: smsIn the U.S., what most places do is to design traffic calming measures to reduce the need to increase expenditures on law-enforcement for traffic control. Prior to the invention of traffic control signals, it was necessary to hire po
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Do you understand what you are saying? You go on and on about Voting Fraud" but, I read that, the Republicans have now brought some 60 cases to the courts alleging voter fraud but not one of the cases were accepted by the courts, which
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziThe clever Thais arranged an 'alliance' and were not colonized or even occupied. The only other instance is Japan from forever until arguably 1945 but people do argue terms on that one. Which leaves Thailand certainly.
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuzi$ I don't know; first up in an image search. But when we were in an urban area with daily bicycle rentals the helmet rate was about 1/3 backwards. My staff learned to never mention it. We'd get either an argument or an horrified emb
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Come now! Tommy was born in 1944 (I believe) so in 1953 he would have been 9 years old... don't 9 year old's design amplifiers?
Posted: 12 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.But, from memory, you have laws in your country that govern traffic. Why not just enforce them rather then all this fal-de-ral about bicycle lanes? If, for example, you hit a bicycle and kill the rider then that is manslaughter and you
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI doubt that is healthy. Urine is the waste products filtered out by the kidneys. The poison and water removed from your body. And you are putting the poison back into your body? Not very logical. Of course the acid in your stomach m
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand_in_World_War_II Thailand was invaded by Japan in WW2. The invaded Thailand then decided to sign an agreement, alliance, with Japan and the Axis powers. And declared war against UK and USA. I g
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well... you brag about brushing your teeth with out toothpaste. In India people drink their own urine as a health factor and will argue fervently that they are correct in doing so. In early Greece athletes ate bull's testicles to imp
Posted: 12 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooBut is that a staged picture? Just to "prove" people do not know how to wear helmets and put them on wrong? Its a new STI bike. He is sitting on the toptube, not moving/riding. And smiling goofily. Did he just put the helmet on backw
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooTommy, tommy, tommy. You are an old frail man(?). It is highly unlikely we should ever meet. I have no immediate plans to visit the Oakland area. About 25 years ago I was in the San Fracisco area across the bay. But knowing your age,
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, while Frank at least has been here as long as I have he does seem to have attracted what can only be termed "stalkers". A group of useless and hopeless wankers who one imagines wank off between postings. This can certainly be the on
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI'm trying to imagine this - some horses ass searched all over the Internet in order to come to this Google Group on bicycles in order to abuse you. The mental processes behind this surely demonstrates a dire need of mental facility help.
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.https://ilovebicycling.com/determine-bike-chain-length/ https://bike.bikegremlin.com/614/chain-length-sizing-for-bicycles-with-derailleurs/
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI do not know what upbringing Tommy boy had. He has talked frequently about his tough life as a kid in Oakland. I doubt that is a good upbringing. He has also regaled us about his east European immigrant family too. High school dropo
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI somewhat recently saw a video about what astronauts do for teeth brushing.. They have the option of swallowing or spitting out the foam after brushing. NO rinsing with water for astronauts due to the limited water available on a space
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: Andre JuteSo you came to RBT for the specific purpose of abusing me. I did you no harm, I don’t know who you are, your opinion of me and whatever I did or didn’t do is totally worthless, but you’re here only to abuse me. I’m busy, so fuck o
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooHis Popular Mechanics was from February 1963. The bike he used was a 1970s Schwinn Varsity. Not that the Schwinn Varsity had changed much from the 1960s to the 1970s. The bike in the magazine was a 3 speed style with the upright handle
Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. Being a bicyclist and only interested in bicycle chains, I forgot that other devices also have chains. Not bicycle sized. So they use different chain breakers than my bicycle chain breaker. Maybe the 1970s Schwinn Varsity bike cha
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes, normal people who voted for Hillary Clinton 65,853,514 votes and Donald Trump 62,984,828 votes. Almost 3 million more votes for Hillary. Loser Trump. And normal people who elected Joe Biden 81,268,924 votes and Donald Trump 74,216
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziYes. With modern rear changers, wrap the big-big, add 3 rivets and break your chain there or one longer, not shorter. http://www.yellowjersey.org/CHNLENGT.JPG Then pass it through the changers and join it with your snaplink. F
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: James CarringtonApologies - that should have been "Andre has not published anything with any serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value in several decades", or in the words pre-Miller "Lacking any socially or morally redeeming value". I
Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziI did not single out one Administration, one Court or one Congress. It's a pervasive (pernicious?) trend of long duration.
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Andre JuteYou’ve read all 70-odd of my books in English and several other languages? Wow, I’m flattered. Now name all 70-odd of my books. Andre Jute Another illiterate monkey, whose name I never heard, who thinks I care shit what he thinks
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichJames, you seem intelligent and educated. Please don't use this site to vent your anger feelings probably caused in large part by the Slime Stream Media.
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coHey, Sparky is the pervert that complains about getting solicited for kanye west dic pics because he surfs so much porn, not me, (or maybe it's his wife surfing for black dic pics, and neither of them knows how to use anonymous browsing o
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThis all depends on how close your chain is to the appropriate length which depends on the geometry of your bike frame. Adding 4 teeth also depends on the rear derailleur arm length. In general I would think that you need to add 2 complete
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mark ClearyAssuming my current chain is proper length I am running 11-28 rear with 11 spd Shimano. If I change the cassette to 11-32 how many links would I normally need to add. Right now I believe my chain length is fine but when I pull the rear dera
Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: James CarringtonOh my, I did commit that faux pas....I stand corrected.
Posted: 13 Days ago by: Tom KunichI don't believe that was Flunky, but rather someone who fancies himself a lawyer. As for vacuum tube amps, I designed them before the invention of transistors which made and instant end to that damned thermal emission noise in audio amps.
Posted: 13 Days ago by: Tom KunichWell this morning before the Sun came up I went down into the garage and lifted the Colnago CLX3.0 down off of the roof hangers and started to work on it. I removed the deep V carbon aero wheels, removed the quick release, pulled the 11 sp
Posted: 13 Days ago by: Jeff LiebermannI beg to differ somewhat. I don't believe that people are born as a sucker or chronic victim. To the best of my knowledge, there is no known DNA sequence that will produce a tendency for someone to be susceptible to fraudulent claims,
Posted: 13 Days ago by: Andre JuteGood golly, even by the non-sequitur mindlessness of these illiterate monkey, that’s pretty transparent. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even see that dim monkey’s clumsy attempt to link me to pornography until you pointed out the st
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Radey ShoumanI just can't let that one go. It was _Ulysses_, the James Joyce novel, inspired to some extent by the work of Homer.
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: smsThe slow speed of cycle commuters in countries like The Netherlands no doubt also contributes to the injury and fatality rate in crashes. "The average speed of the Dutch on a pedal bicycle is 12.4 km/h and the speed on an e-bike is 13
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichPardon me for losing my temper. The fact remains that Andrea made absolutely NO statements relevant to your use of Miller. I am curious as to why you would have done that since Miller was all about visual obscenity and this site is entire
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jeff LiebermannThanks for possibly solving a minor problem for me. Since I hadn't been using tooth paste for most of my life, I didn't experience any stomach problems from swallowing tooth paste. However, when I started using the 1.1% sodium fluorid
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: smsIt isn't just vehicles drifting over, it's also vehicles using the bicycle lane as really long right-turn lane, or using it as a way to pass vehicles on the right if the vehicle is waiting to turn left (both based on countries where
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichThey have been doing a lot of experimentation on bicycle lanes here and some of them look like your picture. I admit that this works very well but at the same time his a horrible expense inasmuch as the roads adjacent are covered in pothol
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichAndrew, I know that after a year of Biden that it looks that way and you might be losing hope. But that isn't the way it is, The Congress, President and Courts are answerable to the people one way or another. I'm quite sure that you will
Posted: 13 Days 1 Hour ago by: Lou Holtmant in action. In the 70's I went to high school (on bike of coarse) and traffic was terrible/chaotic especially in the inner cities. They kinked all the cars out of the cities centers from the mid 70's on and that was an HUGE improvements
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coWell, there _is_ a sucker born every minute.....
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanPaint doesn’t really work as folks can do drift over, on the section of my commute that has barriers that is much more relaxing vs painted line where I have to be much more aware of the traffic. And sometimes it will arguably be worse f
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanWasn’t always so, ie the Dutch are like this due to political will/activists work in the 70’s? when everyone was going motorway crazy and there they took a different route. Roger Merriman
Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: James CarringtonIt wasn't an act of legislation, and it wasn't even a decision. It was a tripartite 'test' that established guidelines for for _helping_ to decide if material was obscene. Wrong again. Decisions and challenges to the first amendment wit
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziSame here. Constitution be damned, Congress the Court and the Administrative State walk all over the plain text whenever expedient and with no recourse. p.s. Vajiralongkorn, as Elizabeth II, is not an absolute monarch. Mswati III is
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziif he were crazy that he feels compelled not only to draw his gun but to cock it and point it at my head I can only imagine that Jeffie would have heart failure. Woodrow Wilson and Congress 'set clear limits' too. And they were equally w
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWhile I have no problem removing bicycles from high speed highways if there is any other route available, I absolutely despise bike paths which become dog walking paths and routes for people doing absolutely everything other than cycling.
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe case of the Dutch is a rather odd comparison. Firstly they are a polite group to begin with. This is something that American drivers most assuredly are not. Just driving back from Palo Alto yesterday even though the traffic was so hea
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichUh, you do realize that the constitution of Thailand changes when the wind blows? The idea is to make it appear that the people have power when in fact it is a monarchy with (unlike Europe) the monarch having absolute power. "What the Kin
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelActually, it's well documented that in the Netherlands and in Germany, it's been lots of cyclists first and the infrastructure removing cylcists from roads second. Rolf
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYep. The author now has a followup video: "Does the Propeller Bicycle actually have a Variable Pitch?" <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jsQlphOzuI>
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThere is NO Doubt that ruling parties can and will assault the First Amendment just as it is presently doing with full cooperation of the Slime Stream Media and treasonous moguls. But you will note that the Miller case; unlike previous un
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: smsI don't think that it's just mere numbers, it's the change in mindset of drivers when so many people, including their family members that are out there on bicycles. Of course to get to those cycling levels you have to have the infrast
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Sir RidesalotHe was trying to recreate something done in an old magazine and trying to see if he could reach the speed claimed by the original guy in the article. Therefore he used and era appropriate bicycle. Cheers
Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiScharf is so desperate to win an argument with me that he's now switching topics completely. Steve, this discussion has been about helmets, and more specifically about helmet promoters (like you) grossly overstating the dangers of cyc
Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuzi'Miller' was a court decision not an Act of legislation. John Adams & Congress assaulted the 1st Amendment in 1798, 175 years before Miller and more disastrously I might add: https://www.archives.gov/milestone-documents/alien-and-sedit
Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanMy post you snipped essentially noted that ie infrastructure works, or rather good stuff does. Safety in numbers I’m not terribly convinced by, nor if I’m aware provable ie difficult to tease out any differences, as often other chang
Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: AMuziThais can and do 'something about it' With some frequency. https://www.britannica.com/place/Thailand/Government-and-society What have you done? Also IIRC Thailand is the only nation never colonized (unlike USA).
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThis country is not made up of people like Jeff. It is made up of normal people who have had it up to their nose with leftist lies and distortions. This November is going to mark a change so large that even the Democrat party who has chos
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tom KunichSince the Miller Act was rather famous since it was the first real challenge to the First Amendment, I suggest you ACTUALLY disprove my statement simply by any challenge whatsoever in court against the comments or writing of Andre. Take y
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tom KunichJeffie believes that he can give a partial story and use it to disprove scientific research. The research was so overwhelming that despite the power of the automobile and petroleum industries, they were forced to stop using tetraethyllead
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI see that Russell is crying in an attempt to make everyone believe that they should wear helmets regardless the don't save lives. I recommend them because they save skin at least. Someone sent me this strange address that looked like it
Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: smsWell of course that's ridiculous. We all know the reason why the Dutch numbers are so low, it's because they've invested so heavily in bicycle infrastructure, as well as the fact that when you have more cyclists on the road it improves
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tom KunichBut we can do something about it and this November will. Whereas, John lives in a dictatorship because it is all he has ever known in the military and likely afterwards,.
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: AMuzi50 paired with the most expensive Trek bike at $14,000 is 0.36%. https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/TB3iFhTovPzQCAdrwn6bLH.jpg
Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Tim RIn the early 90s one of my children complained that brushing her teeth hurt her stomach. I don't remember how old she was, somewhere in the 3 - 5 range maybe. It seemed a strange complaint but by weird coincidence I read an interview
Posted: 13 Days 8 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanOn the whole looking at a population level and noting for example the death rates in London over the years plus the Dutch who seem to at a population be safer than Uk, with very low helmet use rates. Would suggest that for populations hel
Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: James CarringtonTom, you have neither the background nor intellect to be able to have a discussion on the application or basic understanding of Miller vs California. For starters, - you conflate "pornography" with "prurient interest". In Ripplinger v. C
Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.Re chain breaker. Maybe https://tinyurl.com/yc8wstzb
Posted: 13 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooNo comment on the supposed purpose of the video. But at 6:35 of the video he is breaking the bicycle chain. What tool is being used? That is not a regular bicycle chain tool. Its readily apparent in the video this person has zero know
Posted: 13 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Actually we have had governments ranging from dictatorships, to democracy, and even one known drug Baron was almost appointed as P.M. And in spite of Tommy's comments, for the average, everyday, person here it makes no difference at all
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Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.My spelling checker translates it to "kiloton" :-)
Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSorry I should have put this into my other reply. When I clicked on the National Review link you provided up above, and read the story. This is what stuck out to me: https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/06/new-york-times-public-editor-l
Posted: 13 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooIs there some kind of proof or something to prove this? Did the NYT put out a story proclaiming this? Did every other news source on the internet write a story about this proclamation? Links? That seems a bit wacky. Like the Wall Str
Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooLets add in the cost of the airbags too. That will get the total safety cost closer to my 0.36% for Trek Bontrager. Is 36 hundredths close to a few hundredths? I am sure I have seen many stories about police or maybe Walmart giving
Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: AMuziNYT famously wrote in early 2017 that the paper would no longer offer objective reporting. Editorial positions on the editorial page are one thing (and a fine thing at that) but pervasive bias throughout the paper is quite another. NY
Posted: 13 Days 17 Hours ago by: John B.Well disregarding the shootings, I suspect that it isn't a matter of "wearing a helmet at the construction site after night", it is a matter of "wearing a helmet while at the construction site". Generally safety rules are made to be all
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAndy, do you really believe the Canadafreepress website has anything truthful and unbiased on it? Did you even bother to read the headlines for some of the stories on their website? I suspect Fox News, OAN, Newsmax could only hope in th
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well we were told, while there, we were fighting "to make the world safe from Communism", which sounds pretty good. Then I ordered some 1/2" x 13 taps and when they arrived they were marked "Product of Yugoslavia". Which made me stop and
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziI don't know but it's a very complex situation. There are longstanding contractual obligations for armorers and handling of firearms on movie sets which were not properly observed. The live ammo should not have even been on the set. I
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYou're venturing into "benefits vs. detriments" territory. Welcome! Check the references I gave in the PDF I linked for John. At that time, I'd found four studies that attempted to compare bicycling's risks with its benefits. All found
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooGuess what Tommy boy? I own a set of Campagnolo Shamal wheels. The somewhat original Shamal wheels. Back when the Shamal name meant the best Campagnolo wheels. 50 mm deep shiny bright aluminum rims. 12 spoke wheels. Pink Shamal log
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSounds very likely to me. But I'm curious what Tom is going to accomplish with those wheels, whether or not they turn out to be genuine. Will he float up the inclines, faster than ever before, chortling at his poor fatigued riding part
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuzipot, kettle, black.
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Just curious, You use the term " lap and shoulder belts". Are you referring to the old 3 way belts and the "s" indicates that there is several belts or is this some new two belt system?
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuzihttps://canadafreepress.com/article/ny-times-writer-who-urged-journalists-to-abandon-objectivity-to-defeat-trum https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/06/new-york-times-public-editor-liz-spayd-fired-media-bias/ https://beloblogging.blogspo
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiT24gNS84LzIwMjIgNzozMyBQTSwgcnVzc2VsbHNlYXRvbjFAeWFob28uY29tIHdyb3RlOg0K PiBPbiBTdW5kYXksIE1heSA4LCAyMDIyIGF0IDEwOjIxOjQyIEFNIFVUQy01LCBGcmFuayBL cnlnb3dza2kgd3JvdGU6DQo+PiBPbiA1LzcvMjAyMiAxMTowMSBQTSwgSmVmZiBMaWViZXJt YW5uIHdyb3RlOg0KPj4+I
Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well, that is your government in action isn't. The U.S. Congress (you know those fellows you select to rule over you) made a law, way back in 1970, "The Occupational Safety and Health Administration act", which resulted in the establishm
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannDid anyone ask the Ukranians that were rescued/kidnapped from the factory? Assuming the Russians haven't supplied impersonators, I would be more likely to believe them. Many of the US soldiers fighting in Vietnam as well as US civilia
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Lets see... you post a reference to a U.S. organization the " Occupational Safety and Health Administration", a U.S. Government agency, and then you talk about "lives in a dictatorship". Now I know that your brain "misses a beat" now an
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiScharf ignores the most relevant point: Every year in the U.S., the in-car safety devices he praises fail to keep 35,000 people alive. Perhaps a driving helmet might help. After all, they would not require minimal weight or excellent ve
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWow. But don't apply that policy to the >99% of Americans who suffer serious brain injury from non-bicycling events? Again, it's astonishing and disgusting that bicyclists are willing to persecute their fellow cyclists.
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.The problem is where an event is reported in two ways, the story about the Ukrainians removed from (was it the steel mill?). One side says that they were removed for their own safety and the other side says that they were kidnapped. Who t
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOne theme I have always heard about guns is never ever put your finger on the trigger and point the gun at anything unless you want to kill it. Real gun, toy gun, whatever. Although maybe a finger gun is exempted. But Alec Baldwin is b
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThat's true. For the most part, helmet laws and intense helmet promotion began by those who were not cyclists. They were able to gain popularity in large part because cyclists were viewed as an 'out group'. But unlike other 'out groups
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: smsThis afternoon we had lunch with my son and daughter for mother’s day. He was concerned that he had locked his keys in his day pack, in the trunk of his car because when we were in the restaurant he couldn’t find them. But no pro
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIf you want data, here's some data. https://www.ohiobike.org/docs.ashx?idf2629 The data is given with citations. The article is several years old, so some of the citations may be difficult to track down, but nothing much has changed in
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThat would be me. Not stolen but rather counterfeit. Did you check? <https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/CampyWorld/Corporate/campagnolo_against_forgery> <https://www.campagnolo.com/US/en/Wheels/certilogo_2> <https://www.certilogo.com>
Posted: 13 Days 19 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer. About 7650 people are going to die of skin cancer in 2022. https://www.aad.org/media/stats-skin-cancer CDC says about 1000 bicyclists die every year. https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichIs it any surprise that Johnny baby who lives in a dictatorship is so happy and proud of it? No wonder he never returned to the US. All that freedom would kill him in a minute.
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann(3) What the owners, sponsors, and government want the news story to say. While all of these promise and pretend not to influence editorial policy, they do it anyway, usually by withdrawing financial support. For my part, I'm intereste
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI opened Craigslist and saw a set of Campy Shamal wheels fir sale CHEAP. So I contacted the guy and went down and picked them up. So I got a set of $1300 wheels, with $120 in Continental tires in my size on them for $300. These are the best
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooProbably true. Seatbelts, cheap. Airbags, more expensive. But both compared to the cost of a $40,000 car, somewhat negligible. A helmet will cost anywhere from $50 to $300. That is the cost of Bontrager helmets when I did a Google se
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuziYou've been away from our socialist utopia for a while. Some guy in an office in DC knows better than you how to live your life: https://www.safetybydesigninc.com/osha-hard-hat-requirements-hard-hat-safety-rules/
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWhy are you speaking about something you so clearly don't understand? Since you haven't even a passing understanding of the Miller Test, why are you mentioning it? Might I suggest that if you're going to use a phrase that you at least kno
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.One problem with equating the economy with a president is that there are things outside the political system that effect the economy. Wars, epidemics, etc. The current Covid Crises is undoubtedly effecting the economy and has nothing to
Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.No, probably not, and from memory wearing helmets (hard hats) on drilling rigs was not mandated by any government. Again from memory it was the Insurance company's that mandated it. But not "You Gotta wear a Hard Hat" but rather, "If you
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Rather like Tommy. I provide data and you provide supposition and opinion. As Kipling wrote, "Colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skins".
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.I think... that "bias" in news reporting is largely a matter of (1) what one's readers want to read and (2) the reporter's outlook. A reporter writing about the poor, oppressed, Muslim, minority, in a major Israeli newspaper might well
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannOnly 25 mph? You have it easy. Today at 3:30pm, windy.com is showing 115 mph sustained winds in Ben Lomond. Screen Grab: <http://www.learnbydestroying.com/jeffl/crud/115%20mph%20wind.jpg> Source: <https://www.windy.com/37.081/-122.
Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAre you blaming Biden for the cold weather in California? I know Joe Biden is great and all powerful, but even I don't think he has the power to control the weather like a God. Tommy, are you implying that Joe is godlike? Wow. Wro
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziIt's not only a workplace rule (or regulation), it's also a variant of 'virtue signalling'. No politician with a sense of self-preservation would ever propose required helmets in motor vehicles.
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: AMuziAn obvious solution is to require helmets for drunken bicyclists and seat belts for drunk drivers! (which would be as effective as 'banning firearms for convicted criminals' who by definition are lawless.)
Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYes. Using my GDP website: https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/gdp-growth-rate I calculated the average GDP for Obama during his first and second terms and overall. Obama 1st term 0.955% average GDP per year Obama
Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannFor your amusement: "What We Learned from Tracking Cycling Deaths for a Year" (Jan 29, 2021) <https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/biking/what-we-learned-tracking-cycling-deaths-year/> I randomly clicked on the red dots on t
Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIf that sort of undercounting were significant, it would show up as an otherwise unexplained drop in the number of serious bike injuries or fatalities. Such drops have not occurred, especially for fatalities. http://www.vehicularcyclis
Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI've described similar weirdness among road paving crews. A few years ago they were doing nighttime paving on the 30,000 vehicle-per-day 5 lane road near my home. I rode my bike over to watch for a bit. I saw a construction guy drive o
Posted: 13 Days 23 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAnd on the other hand: https://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757%2808%2900649-9/fulltext Dr. Crocker conducted a similar study. He stated ahead of time that his objective was to gather evidence to promote an all-ages mandatory hel
Posted: 14 Days ago by: Frank Krygowski.... Yes, it is. You, like many avid cyclists, think "bicyclist" is defined as "Guy wearing lycra riding an expensive machine made of exotic materials for many thousands of miles per year." But there are regular national surveys of Ame
Posted: 14 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiCertainly you "could go on" citing brief summaries of papers you haven't read. That's easy! But can you not see that you didn't address my question at all? Here it is again: Why are helmets promoted for bicycling? Bicycling is and has
Posted: 14 Days ago by: Tom KunichThe difference in injuries and deaths on bicycles are dramatically different. Deaths are almost entirely being hit by autos and a helmet makes NO difference (well in the VERY occasional almost stopped car injury) Injuries are nearly alway
Posted: 14 Days ago by: Tom KunichThe Saturday ride was about 24 miles with at least half of it into a stong, cold wind. Where is this global warming when you need it? I have had ONE warm riding day this year and although you sweat a lot under the heavy clothing you need f
Posted: 14 Days 1 Hour ago by: smsThere's always been an under-counting issue when it comes to bicycle helmets because those involved in bicycle crashes where they don't seek medical attention because the helmet mitigated their injuries to a sufficient degree, are no
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannAgreed. I also read and watch Al Jazerra for international (and middle east) news. The only problem I have is when they report events involving Israel, where they tend to be rather biased towards the Arab point of view. Same with anyt
Posted: 14 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannYes. The 45% reduction is a percentage of those who were injured in an accident and NOT a percentage of the overall number of automobile drivers. If someone is NOT injured, they are not part of the group (statistical population) the e
Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: smsI'm sure that he knows about them, he just doesn't like what they prove! I hope that no one is naïve enough to extrapolate that because a cyclist, wearing a helmet, died after hitting their head, that this somehow proves that helmet
Posted: 14 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiYou seem to be implicitly defining "major accident" as one that could kill you without seat belts (or, I presume, air bags). Obviously, that's a complicated definition. If a person survives such a crash without the belt or bags, is the
Posted: 14 Days 7 Hours ago by: Eric Pozharski*SKIP* Are "bosses" wearing Magic Hats? *CUT*
Posted: 14 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coWhich was merely riding the coat tails of the Obama recovery
Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.Try https://www.factsarefirst.com/metrics/gdp-growth/ It shows Cumulative GDP Growth by president. Trump scores 6%, the lowest from JFK. Biden, with roughly one year in office shows 3%.
Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI'd probably argue with you on your last sentence. We as bicyclists, think bicycling is very common. But is it? Its a very small percentage of the total population. And then when you figure in mileage per bicyclist, its maybe less. D
Posted: 14 Days 12 Hours ago by: John B.(:-) Well, what's in a name? The U.S. didn't declare war in Vietnam, they called it a "conflict", nor (I believe) did they declare war in Korea, or in Indonesia although they certainly bombed the country.
Posted: 14 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooI looked at the TASS website. And they are very fond of the terminology "Military Operation in Ukraine". That pretty much tells you all you need to know about the slant TASS has.
Posted: 14 Days 13 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooOK. But I am only talking about USA GDP percentages for each president. Not their personal lives or behaviors. Just the facts. GDP percentage each year. And I made a mistake in my post above. I said "USA GDP was only a little better
Posted: 14 Days 13 Hours ago by: smsThe reality is that the economy nearly always does better under Democratic leadership. "Many analyses look at which party is best for the economy. A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that Democratic president
Posted: 14 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.Try going on "the floor" of an oil well drilling rig without a "helmet". It is cause for termination and even the "bosses" when they come to visit have to wear "helmets". I might add that about the only thing on a drilling rig that is
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.I don't read TASS but my experience with a number of news agencies is that their facts are usually correct, however the way they the report the facts is quite often, well, slanted. I usually read Al Jazerra because they report internati
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.As far as I remember (granted always suspect) helmets were touted as a means of limiting head injuries and there is literally miles of studies that show that YES, they do work. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann"Latest CPSC Helmet Standard and US Fatality Trends" <https://www.vehicularcyclist.com/kunich.html> (June 2002) Not to worry. Tom is never right. Hollywood read Tom's criticism and created helmets in the opposite manner: <https://www
Posted: 14 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann(chomp) If that's a scam, so are seat belts in automobiles. <https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/seatbeltbrief/index.html> "Among drivers and front-seat passengers, seat belts reduce the risk of death by 45%, and cut the risk of ser
Posted: 14 Days 17 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiOK, let's start from the beginning: Why are helmets promoted for bicycling? The typical assumption is that bike helmets are necessary because bicycling imposes a large risk of serious brain injury (TBI); certainly a larger TBI risk than
Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.But, but, but... Trump is fat. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-officially-called-fat-donald-article-1.2792346 Trump is bald. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHwOMWGAg_o Trump assaults women... In department stores?
Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: email@example.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumble_(website) "Rumble is an online video platform headquartered in Longboat Key, Florida. It was founded in October of 2013 by Chris Pavlovski, a technology entrepreneur from Canada. The site
Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooUSA GDP during Carter presidency. 1977 4.62% 1978 5.54% 1979 3.17% 1980 -0.26% MINUS NEGATIVE USA GDP during first few years of Reagan presidency. 1981 2.54% 1982 -1.80% MINUS NEGATIVE 1983 4.58% 1984 7.24% USA GDP during Tr
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.I find all the toing and froing about Covid vaccination a bit, well, silly. I read the following on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1069029/ "Smallpox vaccine is less safe than other vaccines routinely used today. The vacci
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B."I wrote a paper showing...."??? Tommy wrote a paper? I remind the reader that this is the chap that had a problem with sticking a seat post in the seat tube.... sticking a stick in a hole.... something the average 4 year old child can
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Well, I admit to being a bit, well, sarcastic with my comment. "Perhaps he didn't know how to fall" but your view on helmets, as espoused here is "They ain't no good!" You disparage reports of helmets and visits to emergency clinics and
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co"No serious adverse events were considered as possibly related to the vaccine." Oh the horror...(yawn)
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.colol...Too bad no one was discussing Carter vs Regan. Here's a little tidbit of history for you and your sphincter licker, aka the RBT dumb and dumber twins. https://www.vox.com/2016/1/25/10826056/reagan-iran-hostage-negotiation
Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: James CarringtonAnd jute once again proves he is incapable of passing the Miller test.
Posted: 14 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Oh My God! How horrible! Of course you can read the actual report at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/reactogenicity.html
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWell, the over representation of helmeted riders at ERs is easy enough to document, if one knows where to look. The initial significance of that fact was related to the most influential (and now most notorious) helmet promotion paper,
Posted: 14 Days 22 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHere's the certification test for seat belts and airbags: https://youtu.be/n8vf9EJBBfw?t$ A realistic, instrumented crash test dummy is belted into the car being tested. The car is run into a solid wall at about 35 mph. Sensors and othe
Posted: 15 Days ago by: Tom KunichThe mental illness demonstrated every day by the 5 leftists here is enough to show just how little touch they have with reality. Under Carter the economy went to hell in a hand basket. Under Reagan not only did it recover but more people
Posted: 15 Days 1 Hour ago by: Andre JuteHey, Scharfie, Cloud Cuckoo Land AKA Disney is looking for a new President. You could use the letter above as proof that you’re totally devoid of reality. Unsigned so as not to be seen dropping a dime on a guy who will cost Disney furthe
Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: smsPersonally, when a president inherits a hell of a mess from his predecessor I cut him some slack, whether a Democrat or a Republican. George H.W. Bush inherited a huge mess from Ronald Reagan and did the best he could to clean it up.
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom Kunichhttps://rumble.com/vqxg5e-dr.-nagase-reveals-shocking-info-from-the-official-pfizer-document.html
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Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI wrote a paper showing that helmets had no general effect. But it did not prove that they did not have any effect at all. Most fatalities are from car strikes and not falling over in a mild fall. So despite the statistics, I have always
Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAs total proof of that is the wild immigration in the EU which led to the Brits leaving the union.
Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiPerhaps 20 years ago when I was still active as a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor, that organization gave serious consideration to adding a higher level class, one which would include training on how to fall as safely
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coTommy is a case study for "without the slightest personal experience or training decide to believe something beyond belief "
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coA few years from now, tommy will try to convince everyone that Biden ordered a first strike and was only held back because trump followers in the military refused to follow orders. Andre - even though he claims to be the arbiter of histo
Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coI found that claim rather dubious myself, but didn't go so far as to confirm it. However, given that he's also lied about being an administrator for some fictitious writers forum with over 30K members, it's no surprise he would make false
Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.No I didn't forget, I just got tired of listing all the "benefits" received from the Federal Government. Whether this is "socialism" or not, I suppose, subject to interpretation. In addition, in today's America, state budgets also incl
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooPeople in car accidents wearing seatbelts die. People in car accidents with airbags die. I'd still bet both federally mandated safety devices help reduce the number of deaths and injuries. But no safety device provides 100% protection.
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYou forgot all the Federal money given to Texas and Florida every year there is a hurricane. Billions and billions of Federal charity to states who do not tax their own state citizens to build up a rainy day fund to pay for these recurri
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooIs he? Is he launching test nuclear missiles like Putin? https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-tests-new-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-2022-04-20/ Is his spokesman talking about using nuclear weapons like Putin's? https://www
Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYou mean something like Trump won the 2020 election?
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well, like most "surveys" the numbers of helmeted riders treated in emergency clinics is, at best, less then informative. To provide an accurate assessment of the value of helmets one would have to know the total number of cyclists on a
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.Well, I have a 27 speed bike, but you knew what I meant (:-)
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.And equally true, I fell over twice because I couldn't get my foot off the pedal - to clips and straps and clipless pedals, and twice I crashed severely enough to break bones - ribs and pelvis, and in none of the crashed did my head hit
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSuch dishonesty from Jute! Nobody has said that - unless, perhaps, you mean it's your posts that have no answers. (A competent writer would have made that clear.) Personally, I quickly skim every post here. I don't actually _read_ most
Posted: 15 Days 19 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiHah! My favorite bike has 15 speeds! It dates from 1986.
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Frank Krygowskiafter first reading it carefully. Don't rely on your memory. I made no proclamations about your specific incident, but I did note that many cases of a helmet hitting would have been near misses or mild impacts with a bare head. This s
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiAs I probably stated, he now lives a couple states away, so I get news only rarely. But from what I've heard, he has recovered well and is riding again, so that news is good indeed. I don't know if he's riding at the same level; he use
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiWe don't know. Helmeted riders are significantly over-represented in emergency rooms. That is, the percentage of ER-treated riders who say they were wearing a helmet is always much higher than the observed percentage of helmeted rider
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.What ever are you going on about. The government taxes you and then gives some of it back in the form of unemployment, old age pension, medical care, aid to unwed mothers, assisted housing, subsidies to farmers and The Lord only knows ho
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Given that something like, as of 2019, 40% of the U.S. government debt is held by entities outside to the U.S. it is likely that all the U.S. has to do is miss an interest payment. As I believe Greece did.
Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.But Frank, from memory I have fallen over twice, once with toe clips and straps and once with clipless. In the first case I wasn't wearing a helmet and in the second I was... and in neither case did my head hit the ground. So, at least
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.But in 10 or 15 years how many will want to use such an outmoded device as a 11 or 12 speed bicycle. The "current" models by then will have to be at least 15 speed (:-)
Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Sir RidesalotI had some clipless road pedals that I found it nearly impossible to get out of at 12 o'clock and 3 o'clock. I tried adjusting the tension but still had problems. After falling over again in a panic stop I removed those pedals (and the cl
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lou Holtman? You are not smart to keep using pedals that gave you troubles getting out. You fix that. What I always find strange is that people when facing that problem keep trying to get out instead of starting to pedal again. Ritchey and Wellgo ar
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanWould he have been better of without a helmet? Never mind. Lou
Posted: 15 Days 22 Hours ago by: Sepp RufWell, who really knows? Had your other, ex-cycling club, friend died because of misapplied and botched respirator therapy, the hospital would have claimed C*vid to be the cause of death. Any good news from him, Frank? "Heureka, Fran
Posted: 15 Days 23 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiMy friend died from a very minor fall despite the universally touted protection of the "always wear it!" magic hat. I'm not allowed to say the magic didn't work? This does look like religious dogma to me. Every "my helmet saved my lif
Posted: 16 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAnd tommy is the exception that proves the rule
Posted: 16 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co+1 Way to lose sight of the bigger issue, Frank.
Posted: 16 Days ago by: Frank KrygowskiPlease try to be honest. I don't denigrate bicyclists for wearing helmets. Most of the people I ride with wear them almost always, and I've never denigrated any of them for that reason. That's despite some of them being very rude to me
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coDumb and Dumber: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, at least about fellow members of the GQP. But there are some, even right wingers, for whom the Dunces in the GQP are just too much. See: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/adam-kinz
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coSure he is...lol.... I'm not complaining at all, sparky, I find you very entertain. Abjectly stupid, but entertaining nonethless. Nope, that happened for the first time in 2000 when Bush the Lesser was handed victory, then again in 2
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Sir RidesalotFrank is vehemently opposed to helmets for bicyclists. Thus he denigrates both the helmet and t he bicyclist for wearing one. I'm sorry that he lost a friend. Cheers
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coHe must have got that idea from the same place he came up with your alter to communism
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coI did?
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Lou HoltmanA friend died and you babbling about helmets to make what point? Weird....You know about statistics, no? Lou
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichWell, I've never seen one that would. Though using the exception of "dry and clean" does seem to be stretching thing don't you think? You couldn't have it clean if there were every a prior seatpost. At least in my experience. None of my o
Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichFriends may come and friends may go. Would they not, if true friends, wish us to go on?
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWith age generally comes wisdom but these people seem to be an exception.
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, think of this - both partied voted for SS during the last days of FDR.. So I would expect all of them to support social security rather than be blamed for its failure.
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI've been thinking about this problem more and more. I would like to know what on Earth causes people to suddenly en mass and without the slightest personal experience or training decide to believe something beyond belief? This reminds m
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andre JuteWhen I run up against people whose primary concern is to maintain their dignity, I know them for fools. Three of those five fools have had to make the humiliating public statement that they don’t read my posts because they have no answer
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanSorry to hear! Yes it’s hugely variable as to what a injury will do, or put it away some folks walk away from really high energy events and others are harmed/killed by what appears to be something quite benign. Essentially our knowledg
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andre JuteThe United States defaulting will be no joke. It won’t be a small ripple through the institutions, it will be a tsunami lasting years, perhaps decades. Unless you’re a specialist, you simply cannot believe how intricately the world eco
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Andre JuteMonkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, at least about fellow members of the Donkey Party. But there are some, even left wingers, for whom the Dunces in the Donkey Party are just too much. See: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/made
Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI've been an avid cyclist for nearly 50 years. I've been heavily involved in a fairly large bike club for over 40 of those years. During that time I had two friends who died of heart attacks while riding, and I've had eight friends or ac
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziArgentina defaults regularly. As have Mexico and Russia in recent memory. Now that we are of their ilk, that can (and likely will) happen here.
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: AMuziThey do when dry and clean.
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichRoger, where is it in the US that someone not dying directly under the care of a physician isn't by law required to have an autopsy? There is NO (within reasonable bounds) deaths that are unreported. People are implying that the CDC is ly
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiTom lacks the honesty to discuss what people have actually said. He prefers to argue against what he imagines or pretends they say. Straw man argument techniques are cheap, dishonest and cowardly.
Posted: 16 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, it isn't discretionary when it is payment on borrowed money. I see that flunky is telling us that he isn't going to draw social security when he retires. After all, he is willing to throw money that he earned away by referring to it
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichCan you believe that Biden is ACTUALLY trying to get us into a nuclear war with China and Russia and some diddly stinking coward who is afraid to use his real name is complaining about a typo? This might be the very first time in history w
Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat's probably a good way to compare the misbalance of the normal wheels. Those reflectors are probably an ounce and indeed they will shake your brains out at speed. So that micro imbalance of good wheels is probably not more than a coupl
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiI can suggest a different way to handle it. Tom should visit some rust belt city with a large Italian-American population, one with plenty of people who are proud of their Italian heritage. He should then seek out an old neighborhood b
Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Ted HeiseInteresting. I wouldn't have thought that small bit of plastic would have much effect, but am not going to try! At 66, I'm much more willing to learn from others (and not experience) than when I was younger.
Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: AMuziFor your average dilettante rider, probably not. But when something is viewed as important anything is possible. in the 1980s, the mujahideen kept ancient Mosin-Nagants operable with parts worked over an open fire and hand filed.
Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Tom KunichUh, think about that. What with someone saying that the seatpost should slide in of its own weight - .03 mm is a thousands of an inch and there's NO seatpost that is so accurate that it would be able to slide into the seat tube of its own
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coAnyone who bought that from him would have been in for a few surprises....
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coHe got it from the same source that said 'light line ' is a more common term for fiber optic cable.
Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.colol...sure sparky, you go with that.....
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanNever mind the price. What I read is that it is rebuildable when parts wear out or get damaged. In principle a good thing, Frank will like that. What I'm questioning is whether that will be the case over 10-15 years? I doubt that. Well t
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanIt is all about context. Lou
Posted: 16 Days 13 Hours ago by: Lou Holtman0.2 mm play is 'enormous' in that application. Lou
Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: John B.No but it may be an indication of relative costs (and therefore relative sales prices :-) Japanese tools, like all Japanese products have come a long way. I remember the first Japanese micrometers that the A.F. issued. Good looking and
Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: AMuziI do own some very nice Mitutoyo tools, I'm not slighting Japanese precision instruments. But Starrett really is exceptional. I doubt minimum wage laws much affect price in that category.
Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.Well, Massachusetts minimum wage is now $14.25 an hour and Japanese Minimum wage is something like $8.00 an hour and Chinese minimum is as high as $3.90/hour, in Beijing, and apparently as low as about half that in other provinces.
Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: John B.I believe that the actual wording of the Constitution is "The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States;
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tom KunichWell, for once I have to agree with John. The fact is that this isn't an American practice but international whether it be Africa, Australia or Sicily.. I've even heard native Swiss making snide remarks about the French. The only way to h
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziI've never been disappointed with anything by Starrett (after the price shock ebbs).
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat appears to be the habit and it is unlikely to change - you need only read the comments of flunky and Frank to see an almost entire lack of respect for anyone other than themselves.
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziWords matter. The only Constitutionally mandated expense is defense. Calling 'discretionary' expenses 'mandatory' is useful in political terms but not actually true.
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.I didn't read the entire site in detail but wasn't it advertised as "Limited Edition (only 81 pieces)" Wouldn't anyone pay $650 if they knew that only 80 other people would have one like their's?
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziTo your 2d question I think that's obvious: https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a4/37/96/a437967e73a3757ab6e079b34fc23386.jpg
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: AMuziDo not despair: http://www.jtekengineering.com/shiftmate/
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.At one time L.S. Starrett and Brown and Sharp were the only two micrometers allowed in some of the better shops (:-)
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: smsNo, the alter of communism would be capitalism. But the poster was commenting on Tom's use of "alter" when he probably meant "altar."
Posted: 16 Days 19 Hours ago by: John B.The Federal Budget is divided into Mandatory spending, more than 65% of the Budget, that pays for mandated benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The remaining ~35% is
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooSays the guy collecting Social Security and Medicare. And driving to Reno Nevada to get married or remarried or divorced or something on roads paid for by someone else's federal and state income taxes or gas taxes.
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Why? I've lived in a number of foreign countries and societies and every one has nicknames for "others". Every one,. And Americans are no worse then any other. The Chinese, for example sometimes refer to "white people" as Gweilo, which
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuziSome people think he's just fine: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-approval-rating/ Which brings a question. Who are these people and what's wrong with them?
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuziYes that's true. For bicycle purposes seat tube bores are slightly oversize.
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooDisregarding all of the ethnic, nationality comments, I do find it odd that a $650 CNC rear derailleur cannot be shifted by Dura Ace 9000 series STI levers. Or Shimano 105. Maybe not Ultegra either. I looked up the shifter models it wa
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuziIn theory, no problem at all, assuming quality tube (which a 27.0 bore would be anyway). In practice, the setup for that is artful and guys do shoot reamers out the side of seat tubes.
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: AMuziTry it in another frame. A 27.0 post rocks noticeably in a 27.2mm frame even when the top portion is tight.
Posted: 16 Days 20 Hours ago by: John B.Tommy, your knowledge of communism, or anything else is, well, less then perfect. The name of what you refer to as Russia was "the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics", the USSR. But, perhaps more to the point, is someone living on the
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Actually, it has been my experience that all groups of people, whether nationalities or tribes have terms that they use for outsiders. The U.S., I suspect, have more then most other societies largely because the population is essentially
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: John B.Well, Tommy is a recipient of Social Security so he should know (:-)
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooYou mean the "valve stem". I've always called it the valve stem. Everyone I have ever met in my life has called it the valve stem. How is it that you do not know this simple terminology? Did the people in Oakland where you grew up use
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooCovid started back in March April 2020. Trump had several circus events where he said Covid was over by Easter. Maybe Tommy boy saw some CDC press release saying only 8000 dead people at the end of March or April 2020. And since Tommy
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coIf you find something interesting, it's likely of no interest to anyone else. Biden needs no defending. Especially from flaccid right wing snowflakes like you. Fixing the damage from the MAGAtard neo-fascists Wonder what ever you
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiIf you want to debate or dispute something I've said, first acquire the intelligence and balls to specifically quote my statements. Don't be vague, don't debate what you _wish_ or _pretend_ I said. Straw man arguments are dishonest and
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coMarshall who? :)
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coMany of us have. "When trump won his first primary I came to the conclusion that it was in large part because he gave raging assholes license to be raging assholes." - _THE_ Anonymous Coward Flunky
Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coI realize that, I was being facetious following up on Ralphs facetious comment.
Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Andre Jute1. Nobody wants to defend Poor President Biden, not even the greenies. 2. The usual little wankers have altogether bypassed the serious damage Ocasio-Cortez and Biden are doing to the entire world, to argue about irrelevant details and t
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanMaybe you ‘Americans’ should stop doing that. Lou
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Lou HoltmanIf the bore is exactly 27.2 mm and round a seatpost of exactly 27.2 mm and round would not ‘fit’. You need some play in the order of 0..03 mm. Lou
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Sir RidesalotBack in the 1980's I read or was told that a well fitted seatpost would SLOWLY drop into a seattube when the seat binder bolt was loosened. Far too many people reach for a reamer, file or other cutting tool far too soon when faced with a
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziUh, Koichi Nakano is worth the entire MTB industry IMHO.
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziTheir self-identity as 'progressive' maybe?
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziIs that satire? I don't get it. Italy (like England and Germany and for all I know the rest of Europe as well) has an active high-end MTB market for bicycles and components, various race series and a lot of weekend warriors. Just like
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziFor a real adventure, try a max speed downhill with a spoke reflector. Yikes!
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziIf there was no deformation of the seat tube, and if the bore were clean, your 27.2mm post would have slipped into a Merlin of its own weight.
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuzi+1 Re form minor deformations, remove crud, use a tube polisher or a fine grit hone (such as a brake cylinder hone) all good techniques. Anyone considering a reamer ought to go back and measure, pause to reflect, measure again and the
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe difference in diameter between 27.2 and 27.0 is 8 thousands of an inch. Hardly the sort of thing that you could feel play in on a seat post. In my experience MOST seatposts are tighter at the top than deeper in the seat tube. Plus, th
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coTommy only insults people because it's the _AMERICAN_ thing to do!
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: smsReminds me of Marjorie Taylor Greene advocating that Trump institute "Marshall Law."
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coHAH!!! Go ahead Ralph, Tell him what va' a fa' 'n culo means
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coYeah, that's the _only_ difference..... Said the guy living off SSI.....
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziIf that's the problem, you're much better off re forming the seat tube to round (using a slightly smaller post) than removing material.
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: AMuziCalipers are cheap. Meatware is a different matter. Seat tubes are commonly not round and often not the same size at the top as 50mm or 100mm in. Your average guy, new to measurement, will easily use his new caliper to take the wrong
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFrank has made comments many times here about his beliefs that are clearly socialist. The ONLY difference between socialism and communism is that when the Russian socialists were registering as a party, "socialist" was already taken and s
Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Tom KunichAs for your poor Italian - isn't everyone? Shimano's X series ARE mountain bikes. I have never used a group on a mountain bike that wasn't clearly superior to the competition. No suspension, hard tail or full suspension. The ONLY compone
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Tom KunichIt's a disrespectful name for Italians and the sort of thing that Americans do to all races, creeds and colors and means absolutely nothing more than what would happen in any barracks between each other.
Posted: 17 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.co+1 True, given that the japanese have never podiumed in a wold-cup or championship event (road _or_ MTB) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCI_Mountain_Bike_%26_Trials_World_Championships_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_cross-country#Medal_table
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Ralph BaroneIt’s like, you know, the other communism…
Posted: 17 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coIt means tommy is showing his bigotry again. "whop" is a misspelling of a derogatory term used to describe an Italian. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wop He probably though he was being funny, but we only need to look at his
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Ralph BaroneWhop (or more precisely, WOP) is a derogatory term for Italians. Hey Tom, va' a fa' 'n culo. PS: I guess that means Shimano can’t make MTB parts either.
Posted: 17 Days ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coFrank, what does an 'alter' of communsim look like?
Posted: 17 Days ago by: Lou HoltmanWhat does that mean? Lou
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichWhat do Whops know about MTB racing? Maybe they have it made for road or even gravel considering P-R but MTB's are an American invention.
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Ted HeiseAs usual, Andrew has the technical aspects correct. I've had a case where my wheel was out of round enough to cause noise and vibration, but it turned out to be tire distortion (and uneven seating) because the rim strip had wormed its
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: AMuziPriced to move at under $625 Euros! https://www.dream-bikes.it/shop_17/en/rear-derailleurs/711-ingrid-rd1-rear-derailleur-limited-edition-le-rasta.html Tech note: Page down to the shifter compatibility and modular cable fin/ cage assemb
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Tom KunichWell, as I said, there was no deformation in the seat tube with the clinch nut fully loosened. By eye it was perfectly round and multiple seatposts fit in without showing any out of round And the markings on the seat posts that had to be j
Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Luns TeeIt takes only a slight amount of deformation to interfere with insertion, slight enough there's no way to see it directly. If you look from behind the bike, the main deformation isn't of the tube ends closing in left/right, but rather of
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Luns TeeThe last time I had to address a seatpost insertion issue, I was fortunate that the seatpost binder wasn't a loose nut and bolt, but with the nut integrated into the ear on the seatpost. I literally put a nickel in the slit, and ran the
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff Liebermann
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThe 27 slipped in like a normal seatpost. I have three titanium bikes here and that was the only one with problems. And if it were a bent or out of round seat tube it would not have been tight all the way down since I had to FORCE the 27.2
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannI used the first numbers I could find on Tesla which did not come from Wikipedia and used Tom's favored imperial BTU units of measure. I would have prefered SI units. Tom stated the "average Tesla" (whatever model that might be) is "a
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat was the first thing that occurred to me so I looked and it was overly tight for the entire insertion length. You should have seen me trying to get the 27.2 out to insert the 27.0. I did look at the cutout that allows the seat tube to
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiNo, Tom, wrong again. The BTU is used in the U.S. and a couple other places, but that use has been declining for decades. SI is the language of science and, increasingly, technology. See https://www.grundfos.com/ke/learn/research-and-
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSo many mistakes! So many problems!
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiSo many mistakes. So many problems!
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannThanks. It's unlikely that anyone would hide Covid-19 deaths under "other respiratory diseases" in a study or report on Covid-19 deaths. Maybe a report on something else, but not a Covid-19 report. I think I can answer one of my questi
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI am pretty certain that rims at least used to be made with a balancing construction opposite the innertube thickened area around the filler stem. This could be observed because it was always miscalculated and the wheel, tire and tube wou
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichThat must be the mistake I made in my calculation since the numbers are correct for 100 Km. Wherever I read that must not have specified 100 km but assumed that people would know that.
Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Tom KunichFor general comparison you use the international value of energy, the British Thermal Unit. In the USA we tend to use KwH but this makes it difficult for comparisons. KwH is difficult to know for things like a gallon of gasoline.
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Tom KunichI am curious to know why every time I look the power use of Teslas up it changes. The numbers I displayed were taken directly from a Tesla site and it was directly next to the BTU calculator so that I could check it. The figure I gave wou
Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelYou're right, the vehicle shows kWh / 100km, I was just unthinkingly repeating the mistyped units from above. The web link above (which does not work now) never seems to have heared that the Kona comes in two variants with significantl
Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiRalph is right, of course. People must pay attention to units of measurement. - Frank Krygowski
Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Frank KrygowskiThere's also the coal industry. Mining is a pretty hazardous occupation, although the fatality count has fallen off in recent years - partly because the use of coal has been dropping. https://arlweb.msha.gov/stats/centurystats/coalstats
Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Ralph BaroneHold on a second here. Are we using the correct units? Watts measures the rate of energy delivery (ie: power), but these numbers should be in the form of energy/distance. Should these be Watt-hours per mile?
Posted: 17 Days 7 Hours ago by: smsTom is wrong of course™. See <https://ecocostsavings.com/electric-car-kwh-per-mile-list/>. The Tesla Model 3 is the most efficient (0.24 KWH/mi or 0.15 kWH/km or 819 BTU/km). So 1 KWH would get you 4.17 miles. A lot of vehicles are
Posted: 17 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rolf MantelMy Hyundai Kona uses just under 200 wtts per mile at highway speeds and less than 160 watts per mile in town, so Tesla certainly is not "the most efficient electric vehicle". Rolf
Posted: 17 Days 9 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coLead golf tape - here's my story: I bought a cheap set of 60 mm deep dish carbon rim that had a noticeable 'surging' at speeds over 30. It wasn't enough to cause me any safety concern, but on a down hill where I hit ~45 it was "WHAT THE
Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coNow now Jeff, remember andre's sage advice - we must take him and tommy at their word without question, and unless either of them concede then anything you present is just more liberal media lies. "tommy does science" - just another RBT t
Posted: 17 Days 10 Hours ago by: funkma...@hotmail.coWe've been through this before with him Jeff. He's trying to claim that since covid is a respiratory disease, that the cause of death under " other respiratory diseases" is the true number of deaths from covid. He's intentionally ignoring
Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Roger MerrimanHence the use of expected vs actual death rate, so U.S is apparently 19% up so it’s somewhat above average of the country’s they can get data. Roger Merriman
Posted: 17 Days 13 Hours ago by: John B.Well, like a lot of other things when reality rears it's ugly head attitudes often change.
Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooMaybe. But I have seen lots of stories on the internet about the Covid deniers, Qanon people, Nazi space laser mind chip folks, who deny Covid exists and is fake. And then they get it and rush to the hospital and scream and complain tha
Posted: 17 Days 14 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannNot even close. <https://www.pv-systems.org/article/comparing-electric-hybrid-and-gas-powered-vehicles> "Jim's all-electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S requires 320 watts per mile, or 1,092 BTUs per mile, which would be equivalent to 110
Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.You know? I hadn't thought of that. But I believe that sandals are common in California https://californiansfootwear.com/ and apparently very economical so perhaps Tommy could wear sandals on days that he might want to count big numbers.
Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: John B.See https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/death11-03final-acc.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/blue_form.pdf the form and instructions for filling it out. Note instructions with "Immediate Cause" and "Sequential Causes" and "Underly
Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooAhhhhh. Experience speaks. Would you fix this problem by putting a pole inside the seat tube and prying it out wider? Or using a wedge in the slit to widen it and the seat tube diameter? Just a nickel bet? I think you would be safe t
Posted: 17 Days 15 Hours ago by: Jeff LiebermannIs that 8,000 deaths per week, month, year, or for the extent of the pandemic? Could I trouble you to show me where on that web page it shows only 8,000 "ACTUAL" deaths? From the tabular data to Feb 5, 2022, the CDC page shows 81,062 o
Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahooUnless he stepped in front of the bus after he got off of it at the hospital and the bus ran him over. Then the death certificate would probably say "idiot walked in front of a bus and got run over, doofus". Covid might still be listed
Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: AMuziI'll bet 5c that the slit at the top of the seat tube has sides not parallel, i.e., the top is pinched in. This is usually from someone tightening the seat binder without a post in the frame. Easily rectified, but people over react an
Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: russellseaton1@yahoohttps://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/stories/2022/03/united-states-deaths-spiked-as-covid-19-continued-table-1.jpg 18.75% increase in deaths from 2019 to 2020. Due to Covid-19. You even guessed wrong, lied, about that 25% i
Posted: 17 Days 16 Hours ago by: AMuziMore probably someone tightened the seat binder sans post, deforming the top of the tube.