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04-06-20, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Perhaps they planned to assist from a distance. ...

Perhaps they planned to assist from a distance.

Throw you a new tube maybe?
04-03-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

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04-03-20, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but...

I can't find the exact example I wanted, but there's a bunch of meme's with "what I thought the apocalypse would be like vs what it looks like" with guys with full tactical loadouts and ammo and...
04-01-20, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

#wisedads...

#wisedads (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=wisedads) more like it.
04-01-20, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

A good point. Yeah, maybe not the best time right...

A good point. Yeah, maybe not the best time right now.
04-01-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Striking the balance between letting your kids...

Striking the balance between letting your kids get hurt and protecting them is one of the hardest things to get right, in my opinion.

I think my wife tends a little too much towards protection,...
03-31-20, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I was wondering where you'd all been. Guess I...

I was wondering where you'd all been. Guess I missed the other thread since I never venture outside of stuff I'm already subscribed to anymore.

Our county was one of the first in the Northeast to...
03-30-20, 10:40 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've had mine for years. They're well priced and...

I've had mine for years. They're well priced and I love them. Nice hard case, multiple lenses.
03-24-20, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas...

We support utilities (I do power, but we have gas and comm as well) so they've deemed us essential. I don't necessarily agree with every part of the utility business being essential, but it's keeping...
03-22-20, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've got four direct reports. One just came back...

I've got four direct reports. One just came back from Dubai and I have to figure out how to get her desktop set up at home. I think IT can install the VPN client not I'm not 100% yet.

Other guy I...
03-21-20, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to...

Very good article, thanks. And nice of the NYT to allow their virus coverage out from behind the paywall.
03-18-20, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Not that much different than the rest of us at...

Not that much different than the rest of us at this point though. I've gone for walks with the family but other than that we haven't left the house since Friday. And don't have any plans to for a...
03-18-20, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My work finally made the call today to institute...

My work finally made the call today to institute suggested work from home for everyone. I'm just happy we all have jobs. Hopefully I can keep my people motivated to get projects out the door while...
03-15-20, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Looks like no bike racing, at least for a while....

Looks like no bike racing, at least for a while. My work is continuing to ask people to come in, and I have no idea why. Our entire county and the 3 counties around us have shuttered basically...
03-12-20, 01:02 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

My county just went on lockdown. ...

My county just went on lockdown.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/montgomery-county-coronavirus-containment-plan/2324091/

All non-essential stores are asked to close. All large...
03-05-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Almost every time I give money to somewhere I...

Almost every time I give money to somewhere I regret it.

We made our donations last year, nothing major, but our biggest was a whopping $400 to Heifer. They've called me no less than 5 times since...
03-03-20, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

This has been a terrible winter for being sick in...

This has been a terrible winter for being sick in my family.

Usually my wife and are pretty okay, and the kids are mostly fine.

My kids have been sick constantly, and my wife and I haven't been...
02-20-20, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It mostly makes me sad for them. So many of them...

It mostly makes me sad for them. So many of them have a ton of trauma or other psychological problems.
02-19-20, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

All the time, lol. My wife loves it (it's on at...

All the time, lol. My wife loves it (it's on at this minute, midnight here, going to bed with it on, one of our go tos)

And yeah, there was one the other night, for breakfast he had 2 medium...
02-19-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

6k+ calories a day to maintain. That's an...

6k+ calories a day to maintain.
That's an exhausting amount of food to eat.
02-06-20, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.

They're usually (always?) filed pro se.
02-06-20, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

He's got nothing on the Au Bon Pain lawsuit guy....

He's got nothing on the Au Bon Pain lawsuit guy. Filed in 2014 (can't find an updated status, I'm assuming it's not going well for him though) and even has a helpful xkcd What If...
02-06-20, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

4 to 5 times world GDP seems steep, but I'm not a...

4 to 5 times world GDP seems steep, but I'm not a lawyer.
02-03-20, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Indeed. She doesn't appear to have aged...

Indeed.

She doesn't appear to have aged since I was in high school and listening to her.
02-03-20, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I'll say they're both doing incredibly well for...

I'll say they're both doing incredibly well for 43 and 50. They'd both run circles around me and I'm well younger than that.
01-29-20, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Congrats to the married and the engaged.

Congrats to the married and the engaged.
01-23-20, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by...

I think you can tag rides in Strava either by bike used or by a keyword, and you should (I have not at all looked at their API, I'm just assuming) be able to filter rides by that and then create a...
01-22-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Eh, not a lot, but not nothing. Maybe 2-7% or...

Eh, not a lot, but not nothing. Maybe 2-7% or something, depending on how you want to count the size of the company. It was 2 people out of maybe 40 in one group sort of thing. It was sudden enough,...
01-22-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Three people got laid off this week. One of them...

Three people got laid off this week. One of them with 22 years of service. Two that I know of had had some performance issues, but nothing super major, and they had been told that they work on it and...
01-20-20, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I think the government is technically immune from...

I think the government is technically immune from copyright law. I'm not a lawyer though and I'm too lazy to find a citation.
01-20-20, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Awesome. Huge.

Awesome. Huge.
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Posted By Flatballer

I've backed a cog on the track exactly once (I...

I've backed a cog on the track exactly once (I don't remember now if I forgot to put a lock-ring on or was in a rush and intentionally skipped it), and that was unsettling enough. Imagining it on the...
01-15-20, 11:47 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.

It's clearly Burt Reynolds.
01-13-20, 04:47 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I mean, that can all be faked (any Strava data...

I mean, that can all be faked (any Strava data can be relatively easily manipulated by anyone who cares to do it).

I assume you know the segment was legit, but you can't really know for sure...
01-10-20, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

The designers and engineers who work for me often...

The designers and engineers who work for me often have just one code per day, or even per week.

Meanwhile, I have 10 codes a day, down to the quarter hour (which I totally do by feel, often at...
12-25-19, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

Happy holidays everyone. I hope you're spending...

Happy holidays everyone. I hope you're spending them however you prefer (with family, without family, just nuclear family, alone on your bike, whatever).
12-20-19, 07:47 PM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

I doubt they made it far enough up for their...

I doubt they made it far enough up for their brakes or clothing to matter much.
12-10-19, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Congrats! Kids are fun. Most of the time....

Congrats!

Kids are fun. Most of the time. Sometimes.

It's important to still have something else, but I hear you on feeling guilty. I always feel guilty, even if I'm in the driveway working on...
11-18-19, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

I've had good, but limited, experience with Shark...

I've had good, but limited, experience with Shark Bite stuff.
11-17-19, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.

That's not shoddy work, that's fraud.
11-13-19, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Interesting. The research I've done doesn't turn...

Interesting. The research I've done doesn't turn up any legal ones in the US yet. The one in Philly would be the first.

Maybe it was one of the clandestine ones that have existed at various times...
11-13-19, 11:29 AM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

Supervised injection was certainly on my mind...

Supervised injection was certainly on my mind yesterday. They're working to put the first in the country in Philly I think, most likely within a few blocks of where I was. Lots of opposition, but...
11-12-19, 08:03 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

In North Philly for work today, walking streets...

In North Philly for work today, walking streets for surveying.

Man. I hadn't realized quite how bad the heroin had really gotten in some places.

A flop house had burned the night before on...
11-08-19, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Flatballer

It's extremely difficult to react calmly and stay...

It's extremely difficult to react calmly and stay in control when someone literally threatens your life.
11-02-19, 09:18 AM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

Some of my favorite websites are dying, killed by...

Some of my favorite websites are dying, killed by incompetent private equity.

I might actually have to work at work, I'm not sure. Still figuring that part out.

The internet gets worse every...
10-24-19, 12:36 PM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

Basically no sport that isn't nationally...

Basically no sport that isn't nationally televised on a regular schedule is making the participants rich.

Even the ones that are, only the very, very tip top are doing really well.

Golf and...
09-30-19, 09:58 PM
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Posted By Flatballer

Are you telling me your son is a senior already? ...

Are you telling me your son is a senior already?

I'm older than I realized.
09-20-19, 06:33 PM
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Views: 808,135
Posted By Flatballer

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip...

I got stung on the tongue and inside my lower lip by a ground hornet once.

That was a fun week.
09-20-19, 12:05 PM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

Yep, this is what I did. I would tell them why I...

Yep, this is what I did. I would tell them why I was looking in that area.

At my old job when we interviewed, we'd often ask "so what do you know about [this area]" and if they said they didn't...
09-13-19, 12:29 PM
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Views: 248,670
Posted By Flatballer

Best of luck with your wife, that sounds...

Best of luck with your wife, that sounds terrifying to be perfectly honest, and I had no idea any of that was even a possibility. I'm learning a lot of things about scary injuries I didn't know...
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