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LAJ 12-13-21 09:47 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22338402)
I am a member of a bike touring group on Facebook. Over the weekend someone posted a link to North Face tent with the word "Assault" in the name. Assault, of course, is a mountaineering term. Can you believe someone took issue with the use of the word? *smh*

Assume he won't be riding the Assault on Mt. Mitchell.

Yes, I can believe that.

WhyFi 12-13-21 09:48 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22338478)
An old friend of mine found one of these in the mouth of a red snapper she bought for dinner. It's commonly called a tongue-eating louse. It attaches itself to the base of a fish's tongue and sucks blood until the tongue shrivels up and falls off. WTH.

Eeesh, that's gross.

big john 12-13-21 09:50 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22338421)
I know what I don't know. I'm not the one here claiming transitive knowledge.

The part that is transitive is the ability to understand how things work together and how to use tools to remove and replace parts. Someone who has experience wrenching on one type of machine will have an advantage when switching to another type of repair.
I was an instructor at automotive trade schools for a few years. Some people have mechanical aptitude, some do not. Some can look at mechanical assemblies and understand how the parts work together, even if they are not familiar with that machine.

At the dealer we had trainee kids come in from trade schools and even high school programs. We had a young man fresh from trade school with a huge student debt and he was totally helpless in the shop. He couldn't work with tools and even when he was shown what to do, he failed.
We tried giving him simple jobs. There was a hatch strut recall on the Volt. Just lift the hatch and pop off two lock rings and put the new struts on. It paid .2. He couldn't do it. I did it for him several times, he still couldn't do it. I gave up.

Velo Vol 12-13-21 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22338481)
If salsa fits the definition of "a thing", then so does gumbo.

Nope. Salsa is much more homogeneous than gumbo is.

indyfabz 12-13-21 09:57 AM

In other news, an old college friend was just elected Sheriff of Orleans Parish, defeating a long-time incumbent. Could serve me well if I ever get in trouble in NOLA.

Susan Hutson defeats Marlin Gusman in Orleans Parish sheriff's race | Local Politics | nola.com

Velo Vol 12-13-21 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22338499)
We had a young man fresh from trade school with a huge student debt and he was totally helpless in the shop. He couldn't work with tools and even when he was shown what to do, he failed.
We tried giving him simple jobs. There was a hatch strut recall on the Volt. Just lift the hatch and pop off two lock rings and put the new struts on. It paid .2. He couldn't do it. I did it for him several times, he still couldn't do it. I gave up.

An allusion to WhyFi? Harsh.

big john 12-13-21 10:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22338523)
An allusion to WhyFi? Harsh.

I suspect WhyFi is the opposite of that guy.

DougRNS 12-13-21 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by badger1 (Post 22338153)
Good evening, Velo Vol.

I am not a 'football'* fan, but I was rather hoping Hamilton would prevail in this one, simply because the city is just an hour or so down the way from me (401 East to 403 > Hamilton).

Trivial fun fact: were you aware the Canadian 'Football' League is contemplating a change to four downs, from the Canadian traditional three downs? The stated rationale appears to be that doing so would increase fan appeal.

Second trivial fun fact: my home town/university Mustangs won the Vanier Cup a week ago ... Canadian university 'football' championship. As I understand it, this is the eighth time the Mustangs have won this venerable trophy.

*Why is this game called 'football'? To me, 'football' is soccer. Kick-offs, punts, and fgs aside, the ball is never kicked in North American 'football'. Very odd.

You're a fan of Steven Wright so you might understand this. It is the same reason we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway.

Eric F 12-13-21 11:52 AM

This past weekend concluded my daughter's fall softball season. For the next few weeks, it looks like I'll be able to spend a lot more time on the bike. I'm hoping to get back to doing 100+ mile weeks again.

bampilot06 12-13-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22338351)
Is it whey as part of a recovery drink or just in general? I only use whey right after lifting or a long ride and supplement with casein otherwise.


I supplement whey after rides.

datlas 12-13-21 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22338478)
An old friend of mine found one of these in the mouth of a red snapper she bought for dinner. It's commonly called a tongue-eating louse. It attaches itself to the base of a fish's tongue and sucks blood until the tongue shrivels up and falls off. WTH.

https://theethogram.files.wordpress....1_c-exigua.jpg

Looks kinda cute IMO.

edit: it becomes the fish's NEW tongue: see cut/paste from Wikipedia below

​​​​​​The parasite severs the blood vessels in the fish's tongue, causing the tongue to fall off. It then attaches itself to the remaining stub of the tongue and becomes the fish's new tongue.[2]

DougRNS 12-13-21 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22338645)
This past weekend concluded my daughter's fall softball season. For the next few weeks, it looks like I'll be able to spend a lot more time on the bike. I'm hoping to get back to doing 100+ mile weeks again.

Me too, but I have to heal up from my mysterious* condition.

*searching for a diagnosis since February 2021. It shouldn't be this difficult.
#Venting

Eric F 12-13-21 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22338661)
Me too, but I have to heal up from my mysterious* condition.

*searching for a diagnosis since February 2022. It shouldn't be this difficult.
#Venting

Are you using time travel in your search?

DougRNS 12-13-21 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22338669)
Are you using time travel in your search?

Indicative of my current state. It's been a miserable 15 months.

genejockey 12-13-21 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22338499)
The part that is transitive is the ability to understand how things work together and how to use tools to remove and replace parts. Someone who has experience wrenching on one type of machine will have an advantage when switching to another type of repair.
I was an instructor at automotive trade schools for a few years. Some people have mechanical aptitude, some do not. Some can look at mechanical assemblies and understand how the parts work together, even if they are not familiar with that machine.

At the dealer we had trainee kids come in from trade schools and even high school programs. We had a young man fresh from trade school with a huge student debt and he was totally helpless in the shop. He couldn't work with tools and even when he was shown what to do, he failed.
We tried giving him simple jobs. There was a hatch strut recall on the Volt. Just lift the hatch and pop off two lock rings and put the new struts on. It paid .2. He couldn't do it. I did it for him several times, he still couldn't do it. I gave up.

Yeah, you see that in watchmaking. There are skills you need, like very fine motor skills, a lot of patience, and the ability to visualize how something that is not currently working works, not to mention a logical approach to diagnosing a problem. Some things you can do by rote, but a lot of it requires a pretty deep understanding of how things fit together and work together.

genejockey 12-13-21 12:29 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22338509)
Nope. Salsa is much more homogeneous than gumbo is.

VeloVol leaps into a handy dodge and speeds away.

genejockey 12-13-21 12:32 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22338660)
Looks kinda cute IMO.

edit: it becomes the fish's NEW tongue: see cut/paste from Wikipedia below

​​​​​​The parasite severs the blood vessels in the fish's tongue, causing the tongue to fall off. It then attaches itself to the remaining stub of the tongue and becomes the fish's new tongue.[2]

Nature is weird as all hell, ain't it?

indyfabz 12-13-21 12:34 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22338703)
Nature is weird as all hell, ain't it?

This place is Exhibit A.

badger1 12-13-21 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22338639)
You're a fan of Steven Wright so you might understand this. It is the same reason we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway.

Heh! 'Twas actually just a bit in fun. American/Cdn football, Association football (soccer), Union/League rugby football, Aussie Rules, etc. ... all are forms of football.

Velo Vol 12-13-21 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22338699)
VeloVol leaps into a handy dodge and speeds away.

I'm still here.

big john 12-13-21 12:43 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22338698)
Yeah, you see that in watchmaking. There are skills you need, like very fine motor skills, a lot of patience, and the ability to visualize how something that is not currently working works, not to mention a logical approach to diagnosing a problem. Some things you can do by rote, but a lot of it requires a pretty deep understanding of how things fit together and work together.

I became a diagnostic specialist, for lack of a better name. I told people I was a professional guesser, because that's what I did a lot of. You make an educated guess based on what has fixed the intermittent electronic problem in the past. You usually can't duplicate the problem, you can't test anything or measure anything, and tech support may or may not be able to help. Pretty far away from mechanical work.

Sometimes the problem is in the software. Sometimes the factory is aware and writes a new program, easy peasy. Sometimes they are not aware and don't believe some disgruntled old technician in Los Angeles even when tech support agrees with him. So they make him replace every part which could be involved then make him drive 2 field engineers around for hours while they look at their laptops.

I just love reliving this stuff.

Velo Vol 12-13-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22338687)
Indicative of my current state. It's been a miserable 15 months.

Tell me about it.

I haven't been to the witch doctor's office for a few months, as the infusion nurse quit. I got a few notices about needing another appointment. I tried calling a couple times, but got sent to voice mail. So I went by the office to see what was going on.

It took the person at the desk a couple minutes to figure out what was going on. At any rate, apparently he's booked until April. My appointment isn't until May. Good thing I don't have any pressing problems right now. :rolleyes:

Velo Vol 12-13-21 12:47 PM

wut


DougRNS 12-13-21 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22338738)
Tell me about it.

I haven't been to the witch doctor's office for a few months, as the infusion nurse quit. I got a few notices about needing another appointment. I tried calling a couple times, but got sent to voice mail. So I went by the office to see what was going on.

It took the person at the desk a couple minutes to figure out what was going on. At any rate, apparently he's booked until April. My appointment isn't until May. Good thing I don't have any pressing problems right now. :rolleyes:

yet the medical profession puts the blame on you. Naturally.
#SMFH

Velo Vol 12-13-21 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22338747)
yet the medical profession puts the blame on you. Naturally.
#SMFH

It's just another reminder that in your average medical office no one person fully knows what's going on. You have to known how the parts work, who to ask, what to say, to get proper care.


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