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Old 09-17-19, 06:25 AM
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I can totally understand being more anxious when not in control - I feel the same way when I'm in the car and my wife is driving.



How'd you manage that? Overlapping radii? That's one thing that bugs me about their Privacy Zone - it seems too easy to triangulate if you were to really set your mind to it.
So true about the control. As for your address, if you own your home it’s trivial to find.
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I can totally understand being more anxious when not in control - I feel the same way when I'm in the car and my wife is driving.



How'd you manage that? Overlapping radii? That's one thing that bugs me about their Privacy Zone - it seems too easy to triangulate if you were to really set your mind to it.
Let alone have somebody or a group start their ride from or meet at your place. Then privacy is lost.
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How'd you manage that? Overlapping radii? That's one thing that bugs me about their Privacy Zone - it seems too easy to triangulate if you were to really set your mind to it.
I'll be right over.
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My life is a digital open book but I'm still amazed at the things people will post on Facebook that provide clues as to their answers to verification questions like on banking sites.

Example:

Security question from Bank: What was your first car?

Public question on Facebook: What was your first car?
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I still smfh when people post all kinds of photos of their fancy ****... and they have phone's location services turned on, providing a map accurate to a couple feet. Oops.

But yeah, info that could be used w/r/t ID theft is probably much more problematic for most.
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I'll be right over.
I already turned the espresso machine off, so you're out of luck.
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I'm not either. I have an oddly shaped privacy zone in Strava, so that helps a little.
Low population density. The Strava privacy bubble isn't fooling anyone.
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Old 09-17-19, 07:59 AM
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I already turned the espresso machine off, so you're out of luck.
I asked you this before, but don't you have or have access to a Breville? Still looking on buying a machine.
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I asked you this before, but don't you have or have access to a Breville? Still looking on buying a machine.
No, and I don't know much about Breville, unfortunately, other than that, relatively speaking, they're pretty widely available/popular. In terms of their reliability and quality of output, I couldn't tell you. I would look up some long-terms reviews, see if you can find out if they're serviceable, etc.

My machine is a Quickmill Anita and would be more like... an entry level Colnago with Chorus. Italian, only available through more specialty channels, gets you 95% of what the mega-buck superbikes offer at a price that's certainly in the enthusiast realm, but still somewhat palatable.
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WTF? Did everybody else go bold, too?
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Old 09-17-19, 09:32 AM
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WTF? Did everybody else go bold, too?
Oh, was that a part of the password notification? The bold went away after I closed that. Odd.
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Old 09-17-19, 10:22 AM
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I have BOLDLY gone where no BF member has gone before.

Still beats the urine color.
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Oh, was that a part of the password notification? The bold went away after I closed that. Odd.
Thanks for the tip. Worked for me too.
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Redundant much?
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Old 09-17-19, 11:13 AM
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It doesn’t help that I work for the Government and preside publicly over weird mind control experiments using magnets and electrodes.
Government sponsored mind control? Sounds great. Does it help with weight loss?
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Old 09-17-19, 11:38 AM
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He was telling me about how he had run in to a female cyclist heading in the same direction, at about the same pace, out in the middle of nowhere, which launched in to how we're both cautious/reserved in such situations because of the creep factor...
While it hasn't happened to mea lot, try ending up in the same, sparsely campground with a single woman around, even if she is not a cyclist. One night I got a lot of cautious looks from a woman who was sleeping in one of those tricked out Mercedes camper-vans.

Another night I was sitting inside a screened in picnic shelter (lots of mosquitoes) reading a book at the American Legion park in Wisdom, MT. Woman drove in in a small-ish RV circled around then split. towards town. Maybe 10 min. later a man and young girl on riding a tandem come off the mountain towards town. Tow days later I am doing laundry at the Dillon KOA. End up in a conversation with a woman. She tells me she's driving SAG for her husband and daughter who are riding across the country. Yadda yadda yadda...The American Legion park in Wisdom comes up and she tells me that she drove in there, saw some "creepy looking guy" there and drove off into town. Should have seen the look on her face when I told her that "creepy looking guy" was me.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Low population density. The Strava privacy bubble isn't fooling anyone.
I use 4 bubbles of various sizes for my home zone, so the zone isn't centered on la casa.
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Old 09-17-19, 01:20 PM
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How'd you manage that? Overlapping radii? That's one thing that bugs me about their Privacy Zone - it seems too easy to triangulate if you were to really set your mind to it.
Yeah, I put a few circles down of various sizes, just guessing at house numbers on nearby streets til an appropriately misshapen zone was achieved.

Probably overkill for my location, I reckon a big circle centered on a house over a couple blocks would be just fine. But then a neighbor might get their garage broken into.

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Government sponsored mind control? Sounds great. Does it help with weight loss?
I have a collaboration with some well respected obesity folks who published a couple of papers saying it does. Wouldn’t bet the rent on it, personally.
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I have a collaboration with some well respected obesity folks who published a couple of papers saying it does. Wouldn’t bet the rent on it, personally.
What's their BMI?
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I already turned the espresso machine off, so you're out of luck.
He said ‘no problem, he’ll bring some’. You like it black, right?
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I don't know if anyone here is currently in the market, but CleverTraining is selling the CycleOps Hammer at $699. Awesome price for a wheel-off smart trainer.
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No, and I don't know much about Breville, unfortunately, other than that, relatively speaking, they're pretty widely available/popular. In terms of their reliability and quality of output, I couldn't tell you. I would look up some long-terms reviews, see if you can find out if they're serviceable, etc.

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Thanks. Someone else on here has a Breville. Anyway, I'm still shopping and putt-putting along with my Nespresso.

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