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Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15,582
Views: 11,935,556
Posted By RubeRad

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a...

lol I did notice the tires, the gumwall adds a lot of class and character, but I figured Maxxis being a big brand they can't be all that expensive. You could save up your nickels and dimes and get a...
Forum: Foo
07-01-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,059
Posted By RubeRad

Sounds like the chronic issue with the Passat...

Sounds like the chronic issue with the Passat Wagen we bought and I fixed preventatively. What I read online was common, sudden, catastrophic failure -- glad it didn't take you out that bad!
Forum: Commuting
06-29-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15,582
Views: 11,935,556
Posted By RubeRad

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the...

You gotta love it when 90% of the value of the bike is Saddle/bag and Grips
Forum: Foo
06-29-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

Silly surfer, you haven't been able to buy people...

Silly surfer, you haven't been able to buy people in the US since the civil war!
Forum: Foo
06-29-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

Not sure how that video helps, but that's a Saab...

Not sure how that video helps, but that's a Saab 9-5; I used to have a 9-3
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

thx but too late. I did email Phat Tire downtown,...

thx but too late. I did email Phat Tire downtown, they said they only rent ebikes and pointed me towards South Tulsa (which is also what Chuck M said), but at this point I can't be bothered. I bought...
Forum: Foo
06-28-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 8,588
Posted By RubeRad

Belgian Quad "Bearded Theologian", by Cabin Boys....

Belgian Quad "Bearded Theologian", by Cabin Boys. It says 8.4% but I can't believe it, I don't feel it at all!
...
Forum: Foo
06-27-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,549,566
Posted By RubeRad

Or Benny Hill

Or Benny Hill
Forum: Foo
06-26-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

That's an oddly moral judgment that betrays that...

That's an oddly moral judgment that betrays that the author is a pro-car fanboi, in the pocket of Big Auto.

I personally see my car as a purely utilitarian, commoditized appliance, and would LOVE...
Forum: Foo
06-26-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,871
Views: 156,618
Posted By RubeRad

Looks pretty cool, they got the whole band back...

Looks pretty cool, they got the whole band back together! Maybe it should instead be called "Niles"
Forum: Foo
06-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

Exactly. Which is why, since there are not 2...

Exactly. Which is why, since there are not 2 inches of rubber on every road, we know something else must be happening to all that rubber.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15,582
Views: 11,935,556
Posted By RubeRad

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to...

Yes it's quite normal; it's also quite common to get a vintage/old mountain bike with a fully rigid frame, and use that for commuting, since it's so sturdy for potholes and rough roads.
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

Interesting. I once saw an explanation of tire...

Interesting. I once saw an explanation of tire wear particulate, as if all worn tires simply left their rubber on the road, all american roads would have like a few-inch thick coating of rubber by now
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

Cool, thx! Phat Tire in Fayetteville was where I...

Cool, thx! Phat Tire in Fayetteville was where I rented on a recent trip to AR. Kinda pricey I thought, esp since the bike had to be back by shop closing. Would have been able to get much better use...
Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By RubeRad

Why do you say that?

Why do you say that?
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,313
Views: 2,661,371
Posted By RubeRad

Zillow lists my house at more than twice the...

Zillow lists my house at more than twice the price, and their 2nd kitchen is nicer than my only kitchen!
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,549,566
Posted By RubeRad

woulda been funnier if when the dude tossed the...

woulda been funnier if when the dude tossed the ball to the kid, he missed and it went back down to the outfield
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By RubeRad

Last night we experienced maybe half a dozen...

Last night we experienced maybe half a dozen lightning flashes, thunder was loud and 8-10sec behind. So I guess the rain that happened is properly called a ThunderStorm, although it lasted for less...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

That looks pretty cool, and probably about my...

That looks pretty cool, and probably about my speed -- following the river so not too much climbing. Google maps tells me it's about a mile and a half from south to north, so making it a roundtrip...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,549,566
Posted By RubeRad

Ah, I couldn't tell where the loop really began....

Ah, I couldn't tell where the loop really began. I though the beginning was at the batter. It makes more sense if you understand the dude celebrating his catch is the start of the narrative
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

(assuming you don't have to wait in a costco gas...

(assuming you don't have to wait in a costco gas line) filing up with gas from empty only takes a minute or two, but charging up batteries from empty takes on the scale of an hour in the best case.
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By RubeRad

Here's a couple regedit keys that will fix your...

Here's a couple regedit keys that will fix your computer to Win10 and block it from upgrading to Win11
...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,549,566
Posted By RubeRad

I don't get it, the kid got the ball, gave it to...

I don't get it, the kid got the ball, gave it to the guy, and the guy gave it back? Is the guy famous or something?

Recently at a https://theaudl.com/growlers game, the cheer team were throwing...
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

Or he's just not that good of a writer

Or he's just not that good of a writer
Forum: Foo
06-22-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By RubeRad

or what we boomers around here say like "pics or...

or what we boomers around here say like "pics or it didn't happen"
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1108884_auto-c...

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1108884_auto-companies-look-for-federal-exemptions-for-self-driving-tests



That article was from 2017 -- where are the more than 50 bills now?
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

I never noticed this before: ...

I never noticed this before:

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1108904_self-driving-cars-a-primer



This jives with other sentiments discussed in the old thread how a partial solutioon is...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

All right then, I guess the Honda didn't make it

All right then, I guess the Honda didn't make it
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

There was a bit in that video I didn't...

There was a bit in that video I didn't understand, where Hikmet seemed to imply that Level 2, plus 1 capability that's at Level 3, makes a car Level 3?

As for Honda not making the claim, maybe not...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By RubeRad

Not sure, but my guess was, shens="I call...

Not sure, but my guess was, shens="I call shenanigans"?
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

I am aware of what "Level 3" means. (And that...

I am aware of what "Level 3" means. (And that Tesla is only Level 2)


I am also aware of that. And since neither of us has access to a Level 3 car to experience ourselves, there's not much we can...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

Or maybe it would be easier to just bring my golf...

Or maybe it would be easier to just bring my golf discs and play a few rounds, looks like there's a whole bunch of courses in town

https://www.tulsadiscsportsassociation.com/courses
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By RubeRad

MTB in Tulsa?

I checked the regional forums and they are so sparsely used I can't even tell if OK belongs in Mountains/Plains or Southeast; so I decided to post in Foo instead.

I'm going to be in Tulsa for...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

Good quotes. I'll highlight this one: It...

Good quotes. I'll highlight this one:


It seems well past time that the NHTSA provide a mandatory reporting framework for this kind of data, so that apples-to-apples comparisons can be made with...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

I think so, and probably most people would agree...

I think so, and probably most people would agree if presented with just a hypothetical number like that, but emotional reporting of cherry-picked examples may well influence public opinion despite...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

Good points. It's easy to assume robo-cars will...

Good points. It's easy to assume robo-cars will be safer because they don't get sleepy or bored or distracted, and they have faster reaction times. But that fails to consider how frequently they...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

2021 Honda Legend EX is Level 3 ...

2021 Honda Legend EX is Level 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYYwU3ETnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN2NrOPjgB0
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

I remember once seeing a conference talk about...

I remember once seeing a conference talk about marketing pitch by Uber Elevate. Seems Uber has since sold off that division

https://www.uber.com/us/en/elevate/
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

I can't remember if I ever posted this in the old...

I can't remember if I ever posted this in the old thread, but for anybody interested in the technology of computer vision for automated driving, this is a fascinating overview of 30 years of progress...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

AutoX opens fully driverless RoboTaxi service to...

AutoX opens fully driverless RoboTaxi service to the Public in China (vehicles are Chrysler Pacificas)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O69YEWpSacU
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Robotaxi, scheduled for sale 2023...

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Robotaxi, scheduled for sale 2023

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6gWGQ0wH0M

https://www.hyundai.com/worldwide/en/brand/ioniq-5-based-robotaxi...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

comma.ai's "Comma Two" device ranks better than...

comma.ai's "Comma Two" device ranks better than Tesla's AutoPilot...
Forum: Foo
06-21-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 324
Posted By RubeRad

Advances in Driving Automation

Since apparently one of my old favorite threads got disappeared, I decided I'd reboot it.

The previous thread had a lot of discussion of Tesla's "Full" Self-Driving of course, and Waymo, a little...
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

A little more directly would be how many miles...

A little more directly would be how many miles since your last fill-up charge, and then what is the cost of electricity to fill it up; divide to get dollars per mile. Similarly with gas.
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

That quote says "overall costs", which I assume...

That quote says "overall costs", which I assume includes purchase cost. EVs have a significant price premium at purchase, and I did the math before that it would take more than 5 years to break even....
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 547
Posted By RubeRad

Good news: I got a letter saying "we got your...

Good news: I got a letter saying "we got your letter, and we will process it and get back to you within 90 days".

If it ends up they say my corrected info removes the balance due of taxes, but I...
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By RubeRad

I remember seeing a meme a while ago (that I...

I remember seeing a meme a while ago (that I can't quickly re-search), something like "Internet Explorer: The worlds #1 browser for downloading Chrome"
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,081
Posted By RubeRad

My laptop came to me with Win10, and I...

My laptop came to me with Win10, and I dual-booted Ubuntu linux onto it, which I use almost exclusively. I boot into windoze once maybe every month or two, and let it spend time installing updates....
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,757
Posted By RubeRad

No P&R

No P&R
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,747
Views: 1,549,566
Posted By RubeRad

lol will that shell eventually crack or dissolve...

lol will that shell eventually crack or dissolve inside there?
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