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09-27-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,992
Posted By RubeRad

Don't know if this has been posted on this thread...

Don't know if this has been posted on this thread yet, but it's worth a listen (or the link has a full transcript if you prefer to read)
https://freakonomics.com/podcast/vaccine/
Forum: Foo
09-27-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,238
Posted By RubeRad

Just checked in my garage, that's the stuff I...

Just checked in my garage, that's the stuff I bought from Home Despot. It did **** all for me
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,384
Posted By RubeRad

wouldn't that be, ahem, buttman?

wouldn't that be, ahem, buttman?
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,238
Posted By RubeRad

I dunno, I hear lots of people really enjoy it....

I dunno, I hear lots of people really enjoy it. Once you start, you just can't stop
09-23-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

Well it's definitely not KMC, it came in shimano...

Well it's definitely not KMC, it came in shimano packaging. The pictures, if you study the closeups, show 'shimano' on every link. I haven't checked the actual chain for that branding yet.
09-23-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

fleabay seller offered partial refund of $2. I'll...

fleabay seller offered partial refund of $2. I'll take it, and put it towards a ginuwine chain
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By RubeRad

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x480/calvinistcastle1_cba020b8508d792bc79239857540d9997d1ffb33.jpg

This was a thing I made (almost certainly my most advanced woodworking...
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By RubeRad

Hairy palms? I think you're talking about...

Hairy palms? I think you're talking about 'way-too-social media', like orgy-level media
Forum: Foo
09-22-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By RubeRad

Yes. BF is small potatoes though. YouTube...

Yes. BF is small potatoes though.

YouTube can be a force for good if you drive it to meaningful content that improves you, rather than letting it drive you to drivel it suggests.
09-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

fleabay. And I ordered it Jul 30 and let it sit...

fleabay. And I ordered it Jul 30 and let it sit around before I got around to putting it on. I sent that pic to the seller, but I'm not optimistic.
09-21-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

What I thought I ordered was a KMC X9 chain,...

What I thought I ordered was a KMC X9 chain, turns out on closer inpsection it was an 'unbranded' X9.93 'bulk' chain. Came in Shimano-lookin packaging though.
09-21-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

New cassette arrived, I slapped it on (and took...

New cassette arrived, I slapped it on (and took the opportunity to squeeze some grease into the rear wheel 105 bearings). Still it's skipping a little.

I think the problem is, this 'new' chain has...
09-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By RubeRad

I dunno, lemme binge-watch DEVS again real quick

I dunno, lemme binge-watch DEVS again real quick
Forum: Foo
09-18-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,641
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, here he is (with Kelso) on the recent...

Yes, here he is (with Kelso) on the recent Netflix show The Ranch
https://images.amcnetworks.com/ifc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Netflix-The-Ranch-1920.jpg
Still looks nothing like #9...
Forum: Foo
09-18-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,641
Posted By RubeRad

?!?! Have you ever seen that 70's show? This...

?!?! Have you ever seen that 70's show?

This is Hyde:
https://data.whicdn.com/images/328365192/original.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-18-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,514
Posted By RubeRad

Thx for the reminder: I still need to file my...

Thx for the reminder: I still need to file my state taxes! You're right, it's annoying that you can't just quote like 3 numbers from your federal 1040, and even for the handful of extra numbers...
09-17-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By RubeRad

it's not about eating indoors, it's about...

it's not about eating indoors, it's about breathing indoors
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,599
Posted By RubeRad

Uphill I do. On the flat to go that slow I would...

Uphill I do. On the flat to go that slow I would have to be in such a low gear that just my regular leg falling would spin out and that would be annoying. Downhill to go that slow of course I'd have...
09-17-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By RubeRad

No, a THOUSAND times YES In the rush to...

No, a THOUSAND times YES

In the rush to denounce/mock the anti-science crowd, it is all to easy to succumb to the temptation to swallow bad science in the other direction, which just ends up...
09-17-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By RubeRad

I agree. ...

I agree.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/_7eHv5VscmUZ68Ppnb4W0jOJIIVnQLodUqqcswrOkXAAN3fibPnKm3HDb2aghnhnwdT3FolcP73nU_Kz4dabFmrp8j5Rwfnqk4j6jg49OhS_

My assumption on that models' input...
09-17-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

That's weird that there would be a difference....

That's weird that there would be a difference. Seems like the same kinds of forces would be in effect, just in opposite directions
09-17-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By RubeRad

[/list] Similar criteria are being monitored...

[/list]
Similar criteria are being monitored around here, and it looks like San Diego might be headed into the 'dreaded Purple Tier', due to outbreaks at SDSU...
09-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By RubeRad

thx, that's a good article from Slate. This is...

thx, that's a good article from Slate. This is the key right here I think:


The number of bikers a particular county 'sent' to Sturgis is going to be strongly correlated with the number of bikers...
09-17-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By RubeRad

200k

I noticed today the U.S. is at 201,751 deaths. I don't see a post already in P&R or coronavirus subforums, and I thought it was worth noting.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
09-17-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

Hey cool, I just did that test this morning!

Hey cool, I just did that test this morning!
09-17-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

Actually I've never heard of a cog wear gauge...

Actually I've never heard of a cog wear gauge before. Could that same test be done with just a regular chain whip?
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,599
Posted By RubeRad

Correction: I checked my cyclocomputer, and over...

Correction: I checked my cyclocomputer, and over my last ~100mi my average speed was 9.8mph. I'm burnin it up!
09-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By RubeRad

New chain slipping like crazy

Not really a question here, more of an invitation to feedback, mockery, whatever.

So 7 years ago (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/888021-crosscheck-build-report-pics-parts-costs.html)...
09-16-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,625
Posted By RubeRad

But I can stop at two...

But I can stop at two...
09-15-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,625
Posted By RubeRad

Right now I'm in the middle of Walter Wangerin's...

Right now I'm in the middle of Walter Wangerin's The Book of the Dun Cow, and I'm loving it! Imagine Animal Farm, except not about politics, but more about theology.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By RubeRad

Just a week ago San Diego was over 100, but the...

Just a week ago San Diego was over 100, but the last couple days has been cool enough on the morning commute I almost wanted more than shorts/t-shirt
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By RubeRad

That reminds me, back when there was a push for...

That reminds me, back when there was a push for this in CA, I was thinking about putting together a pitch to bring to a public city council meeting for my small suburban city (about 50K)
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,599
Posted By RubeRad

Not. I think the long-term average on my...

Not.

I think the long-term average on my cyclo-computer might be 8 point something
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,641
Posted By RubeRad

That looks pretty artisan. When I lived in UK...

That looks pretty artisan. When I lived in UK there was a really cool deli in town that sold (among other things) this amazing kielbasa that actually had PIECES of pork in it, not just ground into a...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 11,329,545
Posted By RubeRad

Yes, and I get a kick out of the pump placement...

Yes, and I get a kick out of the pump placement on the front rack
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By RubeRad

I dunno, if it can survive in red makeup, I'd...

I dunno, if it can survive in red makeup, I'd think it could survive anywhere :innocent:
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 291
Posted By RubeRad

Possible signature of bacterial life on Venus?

Very interesting:

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2015/
http://www.spacescoop.org/en/scoops/2036/life-on-venus/
Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,641
Posted By RubeRad

late to the thread here but argh, big sympathies...

late to the thread here but argh, big sympathies at you Ahsposo, if not empathies (or the other way around, I dunno)
Forum: Foo
09-12-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,685
Views: 123,509
Posted By RubeRad

Pretty funny. Reminds me of this good bit by...

Pretty funny. Reminds me of this good bit by comedian Christian Pieper about his wife & Asperger's. (I love this whole set actually)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0MaW2dNb2M&t=2030
09-12-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,214,129
Posted By RubeRad

But hey, he's wearing a mask, so he must be one...

But hey, he's wearing a mask, so he must be one of the good guys
09-10-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By RubeRad

The original season of 'Serial' is a great place...

The original season of 'Serial' is a great place to start.
09-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,214,129
Posted By RubeRad

Nice.

Nice.
Forum: Foo
09-09-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,384
Posted By RubeRad

I saw that movie, Cabin in the Woods, that was...

I saw that movie, Cabin in the Woods, that was crazy!
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,260
Posted By RubeRad

Got simultaneous emergency alerts on 3 phones in...

Got simultaneous emergency alerts on 3 phones in the house today. Apparently East San Diego (out by Alpine) has been on fire for 3 days. Quite a ways away from me but I have some friends that I bet...
09-07-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,562
Posted By RubeRad

posterity It's a nice idea, but would be...

posterity

It's a nice idea, but would be much harder to gather up than, say, a repository of Sheldon Brown wisdom.
Forum: Foo
09-07-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,384
Posted By RubeRad

I was so excited (like 10-15 years ago) when I...

I was so excited (like 10-15 years ago) when I discovered that my new Sony blu-ray player knew how to talk to my Sony TV, so when you turned on the blu-ray player, it automatically turned on the TV...
Forum: Foo
09-06-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By RubeRad

I have a Saris Bones 3 that I got off CL, it's...

I have a Saris Bones 3 that I got off CL, it's been great for many years, seems more robust than at least bargain-basement-metal-pole trunk racks. 1 of the 6 ratchet straps broke a few months ago,...
Forum: Foo
09-05-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11,054
Views: 2,285,384
Posted By RubeRad

I've enjoyed my fair share of british shows, but...

I've enjoyed my fair share of british shows, but this one I didn't get. Watched a few episodes and gave up. Although it was good to see Gareth again.
09-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,214,129
Posted By RubeRad

Oh wait, I did my head-math wrong. $1800/150 I...

Oh wait, I did my head-math wrong. $1800/150 I was thinking came out over $100/bike, but you're right it's only over $10/bike.

A flipper's dream!
09-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19,645
Views: 3,214,129
Posted By RubeRad

Wow. This kind of thing comes along once in a...

Wow. This kind of thing comes along once in a while, but despite the 'most need tinkering' caveat, from the looks of this picture, these bikes look clean, and presumably in decent shape. I can't see...
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