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Addiction LXXVIII

Old 04-06-20, 12:21 PM
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Winding pickups looks like a major PITA to me.
Definitely! The probability of generating clown hair is infinitely more!




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Mostly a kit from mojotone. Purchased in such a way to get a custom cab and speaker. But ended up modding and swapping out the power and output transformers.
Mojotone is my favorite supplier
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Old 04-06-20, 12:23 PM
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I follow this guy on IG, but since we can't embed IG videos, here's one from twitter. Crazy stuff -

https://twitter.com/BR_Nation/status...05271980912640
whoa! Art piece.

anything that touches the insides of pipe insulation is not fit to consume though . I hope he used low quality chocolate for those.
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Old 04-06-20, 12:29 PM
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A guy I worked with had a koi pond and his fish kept disappearing. He thought the dog was eating them so he set up a camera and caught a Blue Heron grabbing the fish. He showed me a pic and the thing looked like a pterodactyl. Huge bird.
My dad’s uncle lived on a back bay in NJ. His neighbor did the same thing. Same thing started happening. Turned out to be ospreys. DOH!
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Old 04-06-20, 12:31 PM
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I would have to buy two of everything. One to eat, and one to save/freeze/somehow keep.

Pretty amazing.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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Old 04-06-20, 12:50 PM
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I suppose that I have actually built an amp before, I put together a Noisey Cricket a few years ago with some additional tone mods. Can't remember what exactly I did different, I think I added a few pot-controlled pass filters as well as a gain switch. Kind of a fussy project, if I remember right.

I also built a few pedals. Two of them still live on my bass board, an optical compressor and an analog delay.

I think that I have most of the parts to make an Acapulco Gold clone. I should look into finishing that.
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Old 04-06-20, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My dad’s uncle lived on a back bay in NJ. His neighbor did the same thing. Same thing started happening. Turned out to be ospreys. DOH!
That's kind of the fun thing being where we are. With all of the stuff going on in the outside world, the plants and animals are oblivious and are going about their normal activities. If we were in the city right now, we wouldn't see 10% of what we get here.
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Old 04-06-20, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
A guy I worked with had a koi pond and his fish kept disappearing. He thought the dog was eating them so he set up a camera and caught a Blue Heron grabbing the fish. He showed me a pic and the thing looked like a pterodactyl. Huge bird.
Heron love koi ponds.
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Old 04-06-20, 01:19 PM
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Awesome.
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Usually get between 4-5 miles/kWh. Closer to 4, especially when the weather is cold. So if I pay the local utility 10 cents/kWh, so the cost is something like 2.5 cents/mile.

Maintenance costs are also much reduced (no oil changes or any of that). Mainly limited to tires, wiper blades, cabin filter, and the occasional front end alignment.
A couple of my friends who have EVs were texting back and forth and seeming to have a hard time figuring out what the break even cost electric/gas was.
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Is this what Zwifting is?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Similar. This looked like a different platform - Bkool, I think.

I just ride Zwift recreationally. I have no interest in racing.
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Old 04-06-20, 02:23 PM
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My local gravel event organizer put on a test virtual group ride on RGT. I intended to check it out, but failed to do so. I let my El Camino bed liner project eat up most of my weekend. But that did get done. So yeah.

I just looked and now there is a test group ride on Bkool tomorrow night. I guess RGT wasn't so hot?
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Old 04-06-20, 02:51 PM
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I just looked and now there is a test group ride on Bkool tomorrow night. I guess RGT wasn't so hot?
What is happening?

I've become an artifact of history.
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Old 04-06-20, 03:05 PM
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You could do your kitchen cabinets in chocolate.
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one general tip for when the exact hub cone is not readily available. discovered that the curvature of the bearing surface on the shimano 600 was a pretty good "skeleton key" for many applications. it would sometimes require a small change in ball size to make everything come out correctly.
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Back from the dentist. Crown installed. Kitchen re-stocked again(because I was out anyway). Picked up a couple things at the hdwe store(not uptown)(lucky), to help in finishing the water line project. Uptown closed up at noon, except for farmacies and food( I scored a couple bottles of gel at the farmacy ). And now I hope to self-isolate for at least a couple weeks. We still await the first case in our little town of ten thousand.
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Originally Posted by abshipp View Post


I suppose that I have actually built an amp before, I put together a Noisey Cricket a few years ago with some additional tone mods. Can't remember what exactly I did different, I think I added a few pot-controlled pass filters as well as a gain switch. Kind of a fussy project, if I remember right.

I also built a few pedals. Two of them still live on my bass board, an optical compressor and an analog delay.

I think that I have most of the parts to make an Acapulco Gold clone. I should look into finishing that.
good old noisey cricket. I looked at it at some point just to get something that small. .

I may want to build something with a reverb tank, but like I said, generating clown wigs is higher on the priority list.
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Old 04-06-20, 03:35 PM
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So it begins. Two people on two separate job sites are “allegedly” tested positive.

I’m upper middle management and don’t travel to job sites since early-mid March, but still people come to the office from time to time. Oh boy.
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Old 04-06-20, 03:38 PM
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generating clown wigs is higher on the priority list.
Same here. There isn’t a day that goes by that I think.... Today is a good day to generate a clown wig.
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In other news, to effect quick passes of other cyclists out this morning, I did dial it up to 400w to pass several times. It doesn't actually feel like much of anything for that duration. Not sure what that guy was on about.
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It's sunny and beautiful out. After a stressful day at work, I went out for a local ride. It was perfect, except for one thing...

While riding through a new planned community, going approx the posted speed limit of 15MPH, I was overtaken/passed and nearly taken out by a van. I did have to move slightly away from the curb to avoid a nasty grate, but there was NO reason for the driver to overtake me since I was going the speed limit anyway, and I would estimate the rear mirror came within 6 inches of hitting me.

I did yell loudly at him afterwards and I did use a bad word, for which I am contrite. However, I am still quite angry and am wondering if I should write a letter to the CEO. It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??
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good old noisey cricket
In all of it's glory:

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It's sunny and beautiful out. After a stressful day at work, I went out for a local ride. It was perfect, except for one thing...

While riding through a new planned community, going approx the posted speed limit of 15MPH, I was overtaken/passed and nearly taken out by a van. I did have to move slightly away from the curb to avoid a nasty grate, but there was NO reason for the driver to overtake me since I was going the speed limit anyway, and I would estimate the rear mirror came within 6 inches of hitting me.

I did yell loudly at him afterwards and I did use a bad word, for which I am contrite. However, I am still quite angry and am wondering if I should write a letter to the CEO. It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??
Write.
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It's a big company, prolly the biggest company based in Philadelphia and on the Fortune 50 list of biggest USA companies.

Should I write an angry letter, or just let it go? Cross-post in the Advocacy forum??
Do-eet. Tell them where it happened and the time. The truck may have GPS that records location. Ours do.

And let me guess: Comcast.
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Stephen has a urinary blockage and is in the hospital for two days. $1,800. But he’s worth it.


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Write.
Agree.
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And let me guess: Comcast.
That's my 1st guess. Comcastic.
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