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Forum: Foo
06-24-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 664
Posted By RubeRad

Why do you say that?

Why do you say that?
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12,309
Views: 2,659,126
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: 9,744
Views: 1,545,288
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: 111
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: 3
Views: 64
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: 9,744
Views: 1,545,288
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: 198
Views: 3,964
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: 43
Views: 664
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: 9,744
Views: 1,545,288
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: 198
Views: 3,964
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: 43
Views: 664
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 43
Views: 664
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 3
Views: 64
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: 3
Views: 64
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 27
Views: 217
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: 198
Views: 3,964
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: 198
Views: 3,964
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: 495
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: 227
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: 43
Views: 664
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: 198
Views: 3,964
Posted By RubeRad

No P&R

No P&R
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9,744
Views: 1,545,288
Posted By RubeRad

lol will that shell eventually crack or dissolve...

lol will that shell eventually crack or dissolve inside there?
Forum: Foo
06-20-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,964
Posted By RubeRad

So this raises the interesting question what is...

So this raises the interesting question what is the cost per mile for you (now and before), and for everybody (each in their own cars).

I think it would be a good idea if they posted conversion...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By RubeRad

OK, I'll plan to start a new thread, since I'm...

OK, I'll plan to start a new thread, since I'm interested in the topic, and want an outlet to share and discuss links
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 3,964
Posted By RubeRad

laundry is shackles. be a free nudist

laundry is shackles. be a free nudist
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

I took a look at the checkbook and I have the...

I took a look at the checkbook and I have the dates and check numbers for the two checks I wrote: my original filing, and the1040X. I haven't checked yet on the bank website whether/when those checks...
Forum: Foo
06-14-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

OK thanks all. Seems like (a) the problem is not...

OK thanks all. Seems like (a) the problem is not as big as I thought, it's just the IRS is overwhelmed and there are millions in my same boat, and (b) the best course of action is for me CYA by...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

Also, the first notice came from Fresno. I don't...

Also, the first notice came from Fresno. I don't even remember, but I guess I mailed my letter back to Fresno.

The second notice came from Austin. Should I send my second letter to Austin? Or...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

If I mail a letter, would it be helpful if I...

If I mail a letter, would it be helpful if I mailed it such that I have a tracking number and can prove it was delivered? Or that more tracked kind where they have to sign so I have proof they...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

Thx, it's not a matter of uncleared checks,...

Thx, it's not a matter of uncleared checks, they're rejecting my child tax credit because I got the SSN wrong. Instead of comparing my 2020 return to any of the previous 10+ returns where the same...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

Sadly I can't fly planes, I can only ride bikes....

Sadly I can't fly planes, I can only ride bikes. Maybe I can ride a bike past their office, but I don't know if I'm fast enough to make a banner stay up in the air instead of just dragging on the...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By RubeRad

Moderator fyi the original thread (which I have a...

Moderator fyi the original thread (which I have a link I had sent in an email way back on 2021-09-10) was https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1187381-driverless-cars-today-where-will-they-5-years.html
...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

TL;DR I got tax notices that I am confident I...

TL;DR I got tax notices that I am confident I don't owe. At this point I welcome an audit so I can show them I don't owe. I can't get anybody on the phone, I can mail letters into the void, but there...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 495
Posted By RubeRad

How to deal with the IRS

Hey gang, I'm turning to my favorite group of people (and the rest of you -- you know who you are :notamused:) for some free tax advice.

When I filed my 2020 taxes (May 2021), I made some...
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 356
Posted By RubeRad

Can I get moderator attention by clicking on that...

Can I get moderator attention by clicking on that Red Exclamation Point Button? That's like the 'call stewardess' button on an airplane, right?
Forum: Foo
06-13-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By RubeRad

A good friend really loved mvelopes, and I...

A good friend really loved mvelopes, and I started to try it out, but my wife was VERY against hooking our financial info into any website. I didn't care enough to push for it, so I dropped it.
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