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DougRNS 09-08-21 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22221054)
No.

tldr

Velo Vol 09-08-21 11:50 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22220977)
If you're on Strava, you can click through here (https://swinny.net/Strava/-4691-My-S...dington-Number), grant access and it'll scrape your stats and let you know what's what.

This is convoluted, but I think my number is 35. Sad.

genejockey 09-08-21 11:52 AM

Eddington number. Looks like I'm at 34 for the year, but 50 for all of Strava time, which goes back to 2014 for me.

Velo Vol 09-08-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22221066)
tldr

You OK?

genejockey 09-08-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22221065)
We know an anti-vax RN whose grandfather, an MD, refused the polio vaccine.

The thing that drives me nuts is the response to the recent finding that people who have had COVID and recovered are somewhat better protected against a new infection than the fully vaccinated. Some people are treating this as some kind of failing on the part of the vaccine, like it would be better to get the disease than to be vaccinated because then you'd be more protected from getting the disease. It's like people forget that the point is NOT TO GET THE DISEASE!!!!, because it's already killed 650,000 Americans and is currently killing 1500 a day - the equivalent of two towns the size of the one I grew up in, all dead in a day.

Yes, you don't get that 'extra' protection with the vaccine, but also, you don't die.

genejockey 09-08-21 12:17 PM

Star Trek premiered on this day in 1966. I was a young, impressionable lad of 8, and I was hooked!

datlas 09-08-21 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22221115)
Star Trek premiered on this day in 1966. I was a young, impressionable lad of 8, and I was hooked!

It was the green Orion slave girl, right?

DougRNS 09-08-21 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22221088)
You OK?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0ae74f448d.jpg

genejockey 09-08-21 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22221120)
It was the green slave girl, right?

No, the Salt Monster. The green slave girl was the first pilot, which was incorporated into a 2-part episode in the first season and set 15 years earlier. The studio, or maybe the network, thought it was too cerebral and asked for something more action-packed, so they shot a SECOND pilot, this time with Kirk as Captain instead of Chris Pike and Spock as First Officer instead of Majel Barrett's 'Number One', because the same clowns didn't like the idea of a female First Officer.

And somewhere between the pilot episodes and the series itself, the uniform for women changed from a cowl-necked top and black trousers to the minidress and high boots.

datlas 09-08-21 12:32 PM

I love Star Trek (watched it as reruns as I was born in 1965), and although it was visionary for its time, watching it in 2021 does show it has not aged perfectly. Still a great show, of course.

Velo Vol 09-08-21 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22221125)

More than normal?

genejockey 09-08-21 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22221137)
I love Star Trek (watched it as reruns as I was born in 1965), and although it was visionary for its time, watching it in 2021 does show it has not aged perfectly. Still a great show, of course.

For a while a few years back, I was really fascinated by past visions of the future. Mostly they're way off, because what people do is to extrapolate from where they are, and fail to consider disruptive new technologies or popular reactions against current trends. So, in the 1930s, people imagined a future with ginormous steam locomotives. Then the diesel-electric locomotive came along. In the 50s, people imagined that food would be replaced by pills with all the nutrition. Then people got tired of ever-more-tasteless food and cooking exotic foods became popular.

And everyone, in every era, expected flying cars. Nobody seemed to realize that would mean all the problems of street traffic, but in 3 dimensions.

bampilot06 09-08-21 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22220677)
I don't know how you do it. I was never good at dealing with crazy people.


In reality I delegate my other crew members to deal. I do have the final say if that person is making to their destination though.

WhyFi 09-08-21 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22221078)
Eddington number. Looks like I'm at 34 for the year, but 50 for all of Strava time, which goes back to 2014 for me.

Ohh - I didn't notice the yearly number in the chart. Looks like I'm currently at 37 and I've been around 40 each of the four previous years, so par for the course.

Mojo31 09-08-21 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22221037)
But you weren't prohibited from being on the sidelines with the players/coaches standing around?

Did you have a knack for guessing the playcalling?

1. Nope. Mind you I pretty much only did the football games involving my kids' school since I could only attend one per Friday night. And, I knew most of the refs, and virtually the players and coaches from our school. The coaches loved having me there since I supplied them some really nice pictures for their offices and the year end banquets. Don't forget, we live in a fairly small community, and are pretty involved in school/community things, so are pretty well known. It wasn't like some stranger was mulling around the sidelines.

2. Not particularly, but high school ball is not nearly as sophisticated as college or pros. There are typically one or two really good running backs and one or two good receivers on a team, so it wasn't hard to learn a team's play patterns. Add to that some really fast camera equipment designed for sports. It wasn't like shooting with a cell phone.

genejockey 09-08-21 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22221179)
In reality I delegate my other crew members to deal. I do have the final say if that person is making to their destination though.

"Give him his parachute and his carry on and toss him out the door."

Trsnrtr 09-08-21 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22221125)

That reminds me, we’re going to a fish boil tonight.

Trsnrtr 09-08-21 01:20 PM

My eddington number is 62. Now, what do I do with that? Anything?

Thought so. :foo:

big john 09-08-21 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22221195)
"Give him his parachute and his carry on and toss him out the door."

Or duct tape him to his seat.

genejockey 09-08-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22221220)
That reminds me, we’re going to a fish boil tonight.

Fish get boils?

genejockey 09-08-21 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22221237)
Or duct tape him to his seat.

"Make sure his mouth is covered."

Trsnrtr 09-08-21 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22221238)
Fish get boils?

I think they do.

https://thefishsite.com/disease-guide/furunculosis

Mojo31 09-08-21 01:36 PM

Been to a bunch of crawfish and shrimp boils, crab bakes, fish fries, etc., but never a fish boil. Doesn't sound too good. Maybe reason enough to continue to avoid Wisconsin.

WhyFi 09-08-21 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22221228)
My eddington number is 62. Now, what do I do with that? Anything?

Work on 63. :p

LAJ 09-08-21 02:02 PM

  • You need 2 more days (of 90 miles or more) to achieve an Eddington number of 90
  • You need 43 more days (of 100 miles or more) to achieve an Eddington number of 100
I knew I should have done that extra 2 miles.......


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