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Forum: Northeast
07-19-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By late

The aquarium, Cambridge.

The aquarium, Cambridge.
07-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By late

We need to narrow things down a bit. What...

We need to narrow things down a bit.

What style, hybrid, sport, performance, or mtn? A sport bike is a drop bar road bike with relaxed geometry.

Will you be commuting, rec riding, touring??
...
06-28-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
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Miller comes back, sort of. You'd love Gunny in...

Miller comes back, sort of. You'd love Gunny in the book.
06-21-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,362
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The Expanse, news and views

The 9th book is coming out next year, and it will be the last.

I stopped watching the tv show when my preamp died, and that hiatus lasted a whole year. During that year I read the first 4 or 5...
05-29-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,570
Posted By late

I have an ebike with a Shimano motor. Not...

I have an ebike with a Shimano motor. Not suggesting that over any of the others, but my impression is that it's a little cheaper. After you get one, learn about the batteries. I've been wondering...
05-29-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,141
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https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/cheap-cycling-jers...

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/cheap-cycling-jerseys-solid-color.html
05-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,897
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https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gelpaleandco.html

https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gelpaleandco.html
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

You're a musician. It sounds good out in the...

You're a musician. It sounds good out in the audience, which just might be why they are there...

Musicians are rarely audiophiles, I don't know why.
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

That's warlock to you...

That's warlock to you...
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

Art is hardly insignificant.

Art is hardly insignificant.
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

That was what was playing while I was writing. It...

That was what was playing while I was writing. It served to make the point. There are differing ideas about the reproduction of music. This one is easy to live with.

As one of the posters said,...
Forum: Foo
05-06-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By late

No, just plain too much. Small speakers in small...

No, just plain too much. Small speakers in small room, medium sized in medium sized rooms, etc.

One quick trick to make a subwoofer behave is to put it where you sit. Wander around the room...
Forum: Foo
05-04-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,685
Posted By late

My speakers are large floor standers. They have...

My speakers are large floor standers. They have 12 inch woofers. When a show is well recorded, they can add a lot.

So let's talk emotional impact for a minute. This is a variable, so let me dial...
04-30-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
Posted By late

This was an evolution of sorts. Once lenders knew...

This was an evolution of sorts. Once lenders knew how to handle risk, they could make all sorts of loans they couldn't before. In Medieval towns, the church was the center of town. Once markets...
04-30-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
Posted By late

Italy. The funny thing about capitalism is...

Italy.

The funny thing about capitalism is that it was about global trade from the very start. In Rennaisance Italy, bankers developed a way to handle international trade.

There's quite a few...
04-29-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
Posted By late

That's a somewhat artificial distinction. You...

That's a somewhat artificial distinction. You can't have a modern economy without modern economics, and that includes a financial sector.

You are, of course, referring to financialisation, which...
04-23-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
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Look at Renaissance Italy. Banking, as we know...

Look at Renaissance Italy. Banking, as we know it, got it's start there. I think they also started the first embassies, which were cooperatives to help ships that got into trouble.

Not knocking...
Forum: Foo
04-16-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

There are expensive rock speakers. Not a fan, but...

There are expensive rock speakers. Not a fan, but whatevs..

First, consider using your stereo to improve the sound off your tv. I almost never listen to music there now, but sometimes they add a...
Forum: Foo
04-01-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By late

Audioengine A5+

These are not cheap speakers. But they really are quite good. I had trouble, at first, finding the right pigeon hole with which to characterise them.

At this moment, I am listening to Highway to...
04-01-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
Posted By late

That didn't take long. The first few books of The...

That didn't take long. The first few books of The Expanse saga are remarkable. The author has a real feel for the interplay of informal power structures with traditional hierarchical structures.
...
03-27-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
Posted By late

2 or 3 times. I found a bunch in a cutout bin,...

2 or 3 times.
I found a bunch in a cutout bin, and started handing them out to everyone I knew. Good book.
03-26-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 152,495
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Book 8 of The Expanse came today. It's starting...

Book 8 of The Expanse came today. It's starting slowly, but I since I've never seen a series that can keep going as well as this has been going, I'll cut some slack.

My favorite character,...
02-19-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,606
Posted By late

If the sea goes up a meter, it will obliterate...

If the sea goes up a meter, it will obliterate dozens of cities. It won't take a lot more to obliterate Manhattan, which would badly damage the American economy.
02-19-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By late

I'm binging it a second time now. Given the lack...

I'm binging it a second time now. Given the lack of response, I'd guess it's a bit much for American audiences.
02-19-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,606
Posted By late

Unlike us, they're prepared to deal with it.

Unlike us, they're prepared to deal with it.
Forum: Foo
02-14-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By late

Nope. What did pizza ever do to be treated...

Nope.

What did pizza ever do to be treated that badly?
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,828
Posted By late

I played Skyrim to death. These days I am back to...

I played Skyrim to death. These days I am back to playing the original Borderlands, just in coop, although there aren't many people doing that. Steam has Bioshock on sale, I wasn't all that wild...
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,828
Posted By late

I buy parts, I have an alu case, an Nvidia 1070,...

I buy parts, I have an alu case, an Nvidia 1070, a coffee lake 3.2, a Gigabyte Z370 mobo I got because it had a Sabre dac, 1.5T on SSD and a 2T HD.

I've got a 2K gaming monitor coming manana.
...
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,590
Posted By late

The middle of Baxter State Park is my favorite...

The middle of Baxter State Park is my favorite place in the state.
02-10-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 49,395
Posted By late

Russia Doll sucks. I liked the look, almost...

Russia Doll sucks.

I liked the look, almost 70s, and I loved Groundhog Day, it is superficially like that. I kept watching, thinking maybe they've got a big pay off coming.

There's no big...
02-02-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By late

I found it

Sex Education is good. I've mentioned it before, but couldn't find the right way to talk about it, or find anyone that could.

This article gets to the point.

" But Sex Education is a real game...
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By late

1) No, we didn't. That happened because of the...

1) No, we didn't. That happened because of the Cold War. After the Moon walk we began to learn how much NASA had done for us. In addition to those things, the tax revenue generated by the new...
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By late

Extinction is a small price to pay if we can...

Extinction is a small price to pay if we can avoid taxes.
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By late

There's a hundred reasons. One is that work...

There's a hundred reasons.

One is that work in Space will continue to help us deal with problems here.

Another is that we will eventually have to get things like rare earth elements, and they...
Forum: Foo
01-24-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,081
Posted By late

At first I didn't believe you. But I went to the...

At first I didn't believe you. But I went to the website, and sure enough, he's using steel.

I don't take his Mars project seriously, but we can always use a vehicle with heavy lift capability.
...
01-22-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 49,395
Posted By late

Sex Education (netflix), really good.

Sex Education (netflix), really good.
01-21-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By late

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

Used to be there was a distinct line between popular history, and the serious work of academic historians.

That line has been blurring, if just a bit. I don't read serious history any more, I am...
Forum: Foo
01-20-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By late

iPhone SE or Motorola G6 or Nokia 6.1 or...? ...

iPhone SE or Motorola G6 or Nokia 6.1 or...?

Moto has the X4 on sale for $190, tempting.
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 245,812
Posted By late

Did he wear that every day, or was that part of...

Did he wear that every day, or was that part of some arcane, and elaborate, ritual.

You know the answer.

After you see this a couple times, it will bother you (prob) but by then your grandkid...
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 245,812
Posted By late

It's jewelry. It's part of a number of...

It's jewelry.

It's part of a number of things that used to be primarily female adornment. There's a new affectation with each passing generation.
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 245,812
Posted By late

I earlier described expensive watches as jewelry...

I earlier described expensive watches as jewelry for men that wanted to pretend they weren't wearing jewelry.

If you have a cellphone, you can add obsolete to that.
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By late

I got the MX299Q. I like it, but I'd...

I got the MX299Q.

I like it, but I'd describe it as being for gamers on a budget. I was wrong about it being curved.

For the general audience, my takeaway is get IPS next time.
Forum: Foo
01-14-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By late

That's what the guy in the video said. If you...

That's what the guy in the video said. If you find otherwise, let us know.
Forum: Foo
01-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By late

I think it's after 24 hours, and yeah, that's...

I think it's after 24 hours, and yeah, that's definitely WTF.
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 3,546
Posted By late

China has changed the way it handles patents,...

China has changed the way it handles patents, they've gotten serious about it. Also, most of the patent suits are being brought by Chinese against Chinese.

Ain't perfect (but then we have our own...
Forum: Foo
01-13-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 3,546
Posted By late

Apple has been trying to pretend that smartphones...

Apple has been trying to pretend that smartphones aren't becoming a commodity.

It's the same thing that happened to the PC. When the PC became a thing, boutique stores opened up in high end...
Forum: Foo
01-12-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By late

Tesla Powerwall and the zombie apocalypse

Good video, this guy has had the Tesla system for a few months, and this is about his experience and thoughts about it. My favorite bit was about how it wouldn't work in a zombie apocalypse. It has...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By late

I'd have to jump the budget to $700 to get...

I'd have to jump the budget to $700 to get everything I want, and as a retired guy, that's not in the cards.

But I did find what I think will be an acceptable compromise, the MX299Q. That's a 29...
Forum: Foo
01-09-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,616
Posted By late

Depends. If I know the place is good, I'll...

Depends.

If I know the place is good, I'll go for a modestly priced place. But basically, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Some places are just plain expensive.

I try to schedule in a day off the...
Forum: Foo
01-09-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By late

Get a stick, piece of bamboo, anything. Have...

Get a stick, piece of bamboo, anything. Have about 3 feet sticking over the top of the fence. String line between the sticks, and the put strips of plastic sheet on the line. That should stop the...
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