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Forum: Foo
08-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By genec

Interesting... I skimmed through it... just as...

Interesting... I skimmed through it... just as an engineering curiosity. Will likely go back and read it more. What really surprised me (and honestly, I have no experience in this at all) is...
08-15-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,354
Posted By genec

While I agree with you in use and principle... ...

While I agree with you in use and principle... the reality is, that to many drivers, cyclists are not "expected" on the roadway... and this is easily observed by how drivers often fail when they do...
Forum: Foo
08-15-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,622
Posted By genec

Rather than do this "tit-for-tat," how about if...

Rather than do this "tit-for-tat," how about if everyone just calms down, understands that 5G is merely the next version of wireless high speed data available in various forms through cell phones...
08-15-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,354
Posted By genec

While it is a legal activity, to many motorists...

While it is a legal activity, to many motorists it is also an "unexpected activity." Those motorists do not understand why bicycles are on "their roads." Entitled motorists fail to understand that...
Forum: Foo
08-14-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Wasn't exactly "zero." Some automakers jumped on...

Wasn't exactly "zero." Some automakers jumped on the bandwagon.



But overall, it wasn't enough, and alternatives are being discussed. Who knows were it may go or not go. 5G is one area...
Forum: Foo
08-14-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

And the promise and prediction of cars talking to...

And the promise and prediction of cars talking to cars just took a major downturn...


https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/12/23303191/car-v2v-fcc-spectrum-wifi-court-ruling

The 5.9GHz band (right...
Forum: Foo
08-13-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

In the next decade or two, I expect level 5 self...

In the next decade or two, I expect level 5 self driving to be available to the public.

But then, I also believe in heavier than air commercial flight. ;)
Forum: Foo
08-13-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

OK... not my usual post... But I thought I'd get...

OK... not my usual post... But I thought I'd get ahead of this before ILTB posted it.An open letter to the Tesla fan who wants to run over a kid to prove a point
...
08-11-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By genec

Yup, that car just won't sell. Nice idea,...

Yup, that car just won't sell.

Nice idea, making drivers more aware. But heck, so many just barely passed driver's ed, and the licence test is easy... so clearly drivers feel entitled to the...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

We rented an SUV, took our stuff north, stayed...

We rented an SUV, took our stuff north, stayed with a friend in SF, then crossed the Golden Gate, just to get it in the trip. (not sure you can do that today) . It was pretty nice the whole trip...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

Actually stayed there back in about 1984 or so,...

Actually stayed there back in about 1984 or so, the wife and I and another couple were bike touring south from San Francisco to San Diego... it was an incredible route down to about LA... then...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

So reads like overnight at any site, but no more...

So reads like overnight at any site, but no more than 10 days per year... is that per park or overall??? (did not say "consecutive.")

Yeah, somewhat confusing... probably gives the rangers...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

Back then CA state parks had areas designated for...

Back then CA state parks had areas designated for hikers/bikers, near tent campers, but off to the side. You still had access to showers and restrooms, but it was a walk. But for 50 cents a day, it...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 480
Posted By genec

Well, I don't know about the unemployed, but the...

Well, I don't know about the unemployed, but the retired folks simply have a long list of things they want to do, but could never get to while working. Some even call it a "bucket list." Books to...
Forum: Foo
08-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

Let's not forget about Chick Corea ...

Let's not forget about Chick Corea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick_Corea
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 330
Posted By genec

While bike touring (skinny tires and down tube...

While bike touring (skinny tires and down tube shifters) I managed to stay overnight in the old Bisbee, Az jail. It's all documented here somewhere. They no longer use that old building... but...
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

Well, yeah, probably... but since a good part of...

Well, yeah, probably... but since a good part of the overall discussion involved tube amplifiers... I just thought I'd go into some detail. Sorry it was TMI.
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

I should go the extra mile and put one of those...

I should go the extra mile and put one of those colored dot sticky things on the radios that work.

I really need to go back and do a check on these. Troubleshooting them is pretty easy as they...
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

"Worth paying attention?" Depends on your music...

"Worth paying attention?" Depends on your music tastes. Some of the more obscure tunes never made it to CD, and were only available on vinyl. They may not be to your liking, but we bought those...
Forum: Foo
08-09-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

Outrageous prices... Those are being sold as art....

Outrageous prices... Those are being sold as art. There isn't $300 worth of parts there.
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

Of course music is what ever it is... Even...

Of course music is what ever it is... Even beating trash cans with sticks... but my comment was directed at "amplifier" distortion as a perceived "warm sound," when in fact, it is simply distortion...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 480
Posted By genec

Read "War and Peace."

Read "War and Peace."
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By genec

Well, rolling logs came first... and darn tough...

Well, rolling logs came first... and darn tough to build a bike with those, the rest came later... after spokes, of course.
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 380
Posted By genec

Interesting. For the home brewer, this may not be...

Interesting. For the home brewer, this may not be a problem at all... Previously when I brewed, I just let the yeast do the work making all the CO2. That means bottling, to hold the CO2 in. It takes...
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

I make the same arguments with musicians that...

I make the same arguments with musicians that argue "tube amps are better."

Ironically, they then come back with all their feedback and reverb tricks... which is essentially, distortion. :lol:
Forum: Foo
08-08-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By genec

For folks that hold the belief that their...

For folks that hold the belief that their precious vinyl records are "perfect" analog reproductions of the original sound... may I introduce you to "equalization curves..."
...
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By genec

For people that are used to camping on the...

For people that are used to camping on the ground, I suspect it would be "no problem." A good sleeping bag and a Therm-a-rest pad, and one can sleep just about anywhere. I love my Therm-a-rest.
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,622
Posted By genec

Nothing is "wrong" with it, in fact, it is what...

Nothing is "wrong" with it, in fact, it is what you get in most places, most of the time.

5G is just an improvement. More data faster. And in crowded places, like stadiums and dense downtown...
Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 494
Posted By genec

Try to arrange it during a clear night, I bet the...

Try to arrange it during a clear night, I bet the stars (or maybe the Aurora Borealis) would be great to view.

I always enjoyed the night sky of Arizona when we camped there. Clear skies away...
Forum: Foo
08-05-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By genec

I find it rather annoying that some folks seem to...

I find it rather annoying that some folks seem to use the flag in a manner to send some sort of partisan message, and not a tribute, overall, to the country.

BTW I salute your familie's service;...
Forum: Foo
08-04-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

I find it rather interesting and amusing that Sci...

I find it rather interesting and amusing that Sci Fi can and has held a mirror up to some of our social ills... Twilight Zone was also controversial for some subject matter that "crossed boundaries."
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By genec

Gotta lotta brown there Hondo... what are those...

Gotta lotta brown there Hondo... what are those trees... scrub oaks? Strong short trees that stand up to winds and dry temps, eh?
I don't see any cacti though... like that typical paddle stuff...
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

Hey more on that historic kiss... And...

Hey more on that historic kiss...



And more on the history of Nichelle Nichols...


https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/08/02/star-trek-nichelle-nichols/
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By genec

Yeah, I was mostly familiar with the Fort...

Yeah, I was mostly familiar with the Fort Worth/Dallas area and there abouts. (where I grew up) I had also been south to Austin and San Antonio (love the river walk, saw the Alamo... surprisingly...
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12,355
Views: 2,675,041
Posted By genec

With a cherry on top!!! :love:

With a cherry on top!!! :love:
Forum: Foo
08-03-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By genec

Wait, let me get this straight... You DIDN'T see...

Wait, let me get this straight... You DIDN'T see south Texas, not on the coast, as possibly being HOT throughout the end of summer, especially going into August? Huh? Um, Texas, right? Parched open...
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

I wonder if those azzhats choose that particular...

I wonder if those azzhats choose that particular vehicle so they can roll coal... as a "silly feature" of course.
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Here is one reason a person might choose a...

Here is one reason a person might choose a Tesla... Just saw this on a local news board...


...
Forum: Foo
08-02-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 644
Posted By genec

Oh how horrible... the abuse, the shame. Poor...

Oh how horrible... the abuse, the shame. Poor little things.

Not a kitty fan, but that was darn cute. ;)

I see why folks post kitty pics. Let's not make it a habit eh... makes me wanna...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

I would love to watch the new Star Trek... but...

I would love to watch the new Star Trek... but that means yet another paid subscription to yet another network, for one, or maybe two shows. My rant... subscriptions for everything means that the...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

Other Spock and Nyota Uhura moments... Her first...

Other Spock and Nyota Uhura moments... Her first name means "Star" in Swahili... it was never mentioned in TOS, but was suggested later. Nichols liked the name Upenda, and later she stated her full...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

Although, he did once play music for her, and she...

Although, he did once play music for her, and she sang about him... But hey, that's another episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rJp6Rc9OyU
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 411
Posted By genec

No. They were forced together in one episode. ...

No. They were forced together in one episode. Otherwise, she was quite competent crew.

As a person, not a character, she recognized her role in both culture and in show business...


...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Indeed, quite true. My wife's 2016 Mazda 3...

Indeed, quite true.

My wife's 2016 Mazda 3 has blind spot, and backup warnings, both visual and audible. My friends chose a Tesla. Their choice. Maybe they liked the body style or color... ...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Of course it is... but is it "may not" or "may...

Of course it is... but is it "may not" or "may have to..." which is more likely? 50-50 odds??? I work with electronics, so tend to think in terms of is it "logic positive" or "logic negative."
...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 792
Posted By genec

Maybe mice are hacking the systems... ;)

Maybe mice are hacking the systems... ;)
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Or may have to intervene... If one has to...

Or may have to intervene...

If one has to keep such a "tight rein" on the driving as to be able to notice and avoid any possible collision at any time... what exactly is the advantage of using...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

I know this is just an analogy... but to keep...

I know this is just an analogy... but to keep this thread intact, and out of P&R, let's please not mention firearms here, OK.
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

Lest one think that Tesla alone is at fault for...

Lest one think that Tesla alone is at fault for semi-autonomous driving car crashes...


This was from Engadget, reporting on the NHTSA data on semi-autonomous vehicles. Do note, that regardless...
Forum: Foo
08-01-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 3,390
Posted By genec

clemsongirl not to defend I-Like-To-Bike , but...

clemsongirl not to defend I-Like-To-Bike , but the article he posted links to a government agency investigation, by the NHTSA; do you consider them biased too?...
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