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10-21-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By njkayaker

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be...

The Garmin Edges (and other Garmin models) can be paired to a smartphone but don’t need to.

That is, the Garmin Edges don’t need a smartphone to work at all.

To copy routes and to update...
10-14-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By njkayaker

I mentioned that. It's not new. I remember...

I mentioned that. It's not new. I remember talking about it here a few years ago.
10-14-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By njkayaker

The heyday for these has passed, I believe. They...

The heyday for these has passed, I believe. They were never that common either.

People are much, much more likely to use the tablet/phones they already have. (It's not like too many people want to...
10-14-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By njkayaker

They also have flat sides and don't have to deal...

They also have flat sides and don't have to deal with rear doors.


??? Doesn't seem easy to do at all.


Too expensive.

These doors have been around for years and have only been used rarely...
10-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By njkayaker

Expensive. How would sliding doors work for...

Expensive.

How would sliding doors work for front doors?
10-14-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,068
Posted By njkayaker

Most other technology doesn't work like computer...

Most other technology doesn't work like computer technology.

Cars are more expensive than they were in the 80's.

I actually meant to quote this post:




What's already in cars has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By njkayaker

I think the "50%" less stuff might come from...

I think the "50%" less stuff might come from buying something for retail and selling it for wholesale. That is, if a shop is going to deal with selling a used bike, they are going to buy it at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By njkayaker

Yes, once 'used' (like many things) the initial...

Yes, once 'used' (like many things) the initial value drops precipitously - but I think there's more of a sliding scale after that, higher level/quality/function holds higher value for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,583
Posted By njkayaker

They can't forget about something they weren't...

They can't forget about something they weren't told. There was no indication that it was Israel (until later).
10-13-21, 10:11 AM
10-11-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,695
Posted By njkayaker

If you have something that can be patented, you...

If you have something that can be patented, you (especially, a large corporation) patent it. "Shoot patent first; ask questions later."
Forum: Foo
10-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

My point is that the estimate isn't using "all...

My point is that the estimate isn't using "all the data" (like was listed below). The accuracy is a different (and interesting) issue.
...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the...

It knows the fuel consumption. That, and the mileage, is all that is needed. It uses the past history of that to predict the remaining range. It’s not complicated.


What you are doing is a...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, it collects all that information. But...

Sure, it collects all that information.

But it doesn't need to use all that to get an accurate current MPG reading. All that also results in changes in speed but it does use all that to display...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

It doesn't do it by "the car knowing how it was...

It doesn't do it by "the car knowing how it was driven, and estimates miles based on what it just experienced".

It's doing it by a simple miles driven / fuel consumed calculation (The "on the fly"...
Forum: Foo
10-10-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

You alternate driving the car with each fill-up? ...

You alternate driving the car with each fill-up?

It's probably measuring miles driven by gallons of fuel used since the last fill-up.
10-08-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 240
Posted By njkayaker

This is the reason. Different profiles can...

This is the reason.

Different profiles can display different screens. (Many people would find the map screen not very useful indoors.)


It's very easy to change this inadvertently (one reason...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By njkayaker

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a...

The OP was fairly-certainly talking about a center/left lane.


This makes sense.

If the right turn lane has little or no traffic (compared to the left straight-lane), I doubt anybody would...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By njkayaker

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people...

That's (primarily) a bus lane that other people are allowed to use to make right turns from (into all the driveways). It's also not "miles long".

Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane....
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By njkayaker

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane?...

Is this a right turn lane or a center turn lane? It makes a huge difference.[/QUOTE]
Seems clear he's talking about a left turn lane.

Given that he said it was "a few miles" long**, it seems...
Forum: Touring
10-08-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 611
Posted By njkayaker

Where is this exactly? Ride on the right...

Where is this exactly?

Ride on the right side. You can't legally travel (keep going straight) in the turn lane.

You might consider using a rear flasher.
Forum: Foo
10-07-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 973
Posted By njkayaker

It's not meaningful. It would be way too...

It's not meaningful. It would be way too expensive to ship "design" to the moon (no one would choose to pay to do that).
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

It's DNS issues related to Facebook sites and...

It's DNS issues related to Facebook sites and services.



There is this but it's "potentially".

It still didn't "break the web" (it may have broken parts of it).
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

Yet, no one reported that anything other than...

Yet, no one reported that anything other than Facebook services had a problem.

https://gizmodo.com/the-dark-magic-of-the-internet-that-brought-facebook-to-1847796794
...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

You didn't even look at the data! It shows...

You didn't even look at the data!

It shows tiny numbers of complaints (just like T-Mobile)!

It doesn't show widespread "outage" at all.


It was only problems with Facebook properties.
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

Your link didn't support your claim. Not...

Your link didn't support your claim.


Not "cell phones" at all. Or WiFi. And only Facebook VoIP.

That chart appears to be showing people complaining about problems with Facebook properties.
...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

Cell phones? Do you mean Whatsapp? The Verge...

Cell phones? Do you mean Whatsapp?

The Verge article only mentioned Facebook properties as having an issue.
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

Calling it "breaking the web" is ridiculous...

Calling it "breaking the web" is ridiculous hyperbole. The article managed to torpedo itself.


No, it only broke Facebook (which is a big thing but still not "the web"). The actual web was...
Forum: Foo
10-05-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 775
Posted By njkayaker

Interesting. But something that affects...

Interesting.

But something that affects 0.00906% of page loads isn't "breaking the web".
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/...

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/27/18243425/usb-3-2-standard-names-connectivity-cables-innovators-forum#:~:text=USB%203.2%20Gen%201%3A%20originally,data%20at%20up%20to%205Gbps.&text=USB...
Forum: Foo
10-04-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

We have a standard... ...

We have a standard...

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/30/22702453/usb-c-pd-240-watt-charging-usb4-data-transfer-logo-branding-standard

... and it's gone.

Anybody remember the "USB 3.2 gen 1...
10-04-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,003
Posted By njkayaker

It might be useful to know the models of the...

It might be useful to know the models of the other bikes.

I suspect you might be going faster on the BMC and using the brakes harder. If so, then you are talking about different situations (where...
09-30-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,003
Posted By njkayaker

There isn't enough info. We don't know the...

There isn't enough info.

We don't know the model of BMC. We don't know the model of Trek it's being compared to.

BMC's shouldn't be doing any "uncontrollable flexing".

It's certainly...
09-30-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,003
Posted By njkayaker

The OP is complaining about the bike "flexing...

The OP is complaining about the bike "flexing uncontrollably".


It seems that he might have had the BMC "for several years". He's not really clear about anything. The OP's words are not really...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By njkayaker

Sure, one could have requirements that make it...

Sure, one could have requirements that make it necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By njkayaker

You definitely don't need an ebike. ...

You definitely don't need an ebike.


​​​​​​​Cool. You still don't need it. Not at all.
09-27-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,732
Posted By njkayaker

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode....

As far as I can tell, this is a "desperate" mode.

Use a $10 external battery (along with your Hagstrom pages).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By njkayaker

Consider yourself lucky.

Consider yourself lucky.
09-27-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,272
Posted By njkayaker

Nice but very expensive ($130). These (at...

Nice but very expensive ($130).


These (at about $10) are likely going to be a better choice for more people.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

??? You said you were "reporting news". That...

??? You said you were "reporting news".

That "some vbloggers" opinion doesn't go against Apple's position at all. He also explains why Apple went with Lighting and kept it (stuff I've heard...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: The law is news. The apple junk...

:rolleyes:
The law is news.

The apple junk is editorializing. It's not reporting anything. It's speculating/guessing about what is going on in Apple's head.


I suspect a multibillion dollar...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

Yes. The gratuitous and irrelevant dig at...

Yes.

The gratuitous and irrelevant dig at Apple proves it.

The "Apple is not happy" or "setback" isn't news. It's commentary/editorializing.


It's an easy change for them. And a change they...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

Calling it a "setback" or that "APPL is not...

Calling it a "setback" or that "APPL is not happy" seems like silly BS. It's "click bait" (not "news") and you fell for it.

Apple already uses USB-C. It wouldn't be hard for them to start using...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

No surprise. I saw that earlier. Low power...

No surprise. I saw that earlier.

Low power (relatively) and slower speeds than the $35 cable you referenced earlier.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

Lightening (which you like) came out before...

Lightening (which you like) came out before USB-C. The available alternative was micro USB (which not many people appeared to like at all).
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

The Belkin cable is a "universal" one (not just...

The Belkin cable is a "universal" one (not just Lightening).

You can get Lightening cables made by a reputable brand for $8.50.
...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

Yeah, I know. It's not "ironic". It's also...

Yeah, I know. It's not "ironic".

It's also yet another reason Apple isn't worried about the European law. Apple uses USB-C all over the place (except in iPhones).
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

Sounds like a good plan. ...

Sounds like a good plan.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-bought-a-load-of-cheap-iphone-lightning-cables-and-all-but-one-were-awful/
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

These really haven't been sold in quite a long...

These really haven't been sold in quite a long while (I don't think they are common at all anymore).


It's not "ironic". The intent is that USB-C be the "universal standard" (and the Magsafe...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,470
Posted By njkayaker

??? Chargers? Chargers have been universal...

??? Chargers?

Chargers have been universal for years*. I'm supposing they mean cables.

(* There's an issue with the amount of power being delivered but the vast majority of chargers have been...
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