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Old 06-11-14, 07:25 AM   #601
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Rolled into downtown yesterday afternoon and saw this hovering above the art museum. Crappy cell phone pic, but it's the DirecTV blimp.

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Was this cyclist such a weight weenie that they had to discard on the side of the road a used CO2 cartridge and a repairable tube?

I see this sort of thing all the time, a lot of cyclists are just plain pigs.
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Was this cyclist such a weight weenie that they had to discard on the side of the road a used CO2 cartridge and a repairable tube?


Ahh but a free tube for you. Depending on time of year and location I sometimes chalk it up to a flustered commuter not used to changing tubes. Then they realize they are late, get it on, get it together, glance for anything, miss the tube lying on the ground as they rush away to tell their boss they were due to a flat.
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Ahh but a free tube for you. Depending on time of year and location I sometimes chalk it up to a flustered commuter not used to changing tubes. Then they realize they are late, get it on, get it together, glance for anything, miss the tube lying on the ground as they rush away to tell their boss they were due to a flat.
The tube is for 700c, 20-23mm, my old Bianchi road bike (not in photo) has 25mm tires on it so I think I can probably put this freebie to use.
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It doesn't really count as found "on the commute" - but on the way to work this morning I stopped at the church I help out at to help set up the tents I'm loaning them for their rummage sale. While there I browsed a bit and found a Park Tools TS-7 truing stand and the dishing tool, like new with original instruction sheet and all, priced at $2 - might as well be free at that price.

I grabbed it and rode back home with it - a bit difficult carrying that on the road bike but I had less than a mile to go, I'd have walked it for that deal.
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An IPhone, fully intact, charged battery, no lock screen password. Called 'Mom' and got it returned to the proper owner
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I found an iPhone once with just the back glass broken, but it was locked. However the notification area was still active and was scrolling twitter updates, and eventually I saw a tweet from someone mentioning a site like FindMyIPhone.com or something. I DM'd the person who sent that saying that I'd found an iphone and it sounded like he knew someone who had lost one. I eventually did get it back to the owner.
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I see this sort of thing all the time, a lot of cyclists are just plain pigs.
A lot of people are just plain pigs. Cyclists are people, and well, you do the math . . .
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Love it. Did you want to say, "Hi, tell your child if they ever want to see their phone again, to leave $50 in an envelope under the trash barrel at the intersection of ..."?
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A lot of people are just plain pigs. Cyclists are people, and well, you do the math . . .
I not only see tubes and CO2 cannisters, but I see energy bar and goo wrappers too. Speaking of people who act like pigs, I wonder why the scientific community hasn't changed their evolution of monkey to man theory when in fact we humans have a lot in common with pigs genetically! The human body doesn't reject pig tissues like pork tissue in place of human skin to give human skin time to regrow, Pig heart valves, pig insulin, pig brain cells, even pig lungs...all done without rejection yet none of that can be done with any species of monkey, chimp, or ape, and pig organs are almost identical in size and function of a human no monkey, chimp or ape is. Humans have a similar social order in common with pigs, but we kill for meat as do chimps and our body is made to consume meat, but both humans, chimps, and pigs do eat plants, only pigs get a suntan like humans, people who ate humans (I know gross) have all said human flesh tasted like pork and not chicken! only pigs in the animal world get the flu as do we, both pigs and humans lack a film in the back of their eyes to prevent a glowing effect in images seen, fetal pigs are chosen in med schools all over the world for dissection because of the close similarities to humans. Maybe we're one of both! Maybe somehow a chimp and pig mated a long time ago.
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I not only see tubes and CO2 cannisters, but I see energy bar and goo wrappers too. Speaking of people who act like pigs, I wonder why the scientific community hasn't changed their evolution of monkey to man theory when in fact we humans have a lot in common with pigs genetically! The human body doesn't reject pig tissues like pork tissue in place of human skin to give human skin time to regrow, Pig heart valves, pig insulin, pig brain cells, even pig lungs...all done without rejection yet none of that can be done with any species of monkey, chimp, or ape, and pig organs are almost identical in size and function of a human no monkey, chimp or ape is. Humans have a similar social order in common with pigs, but we kill for meat as do chimps and our body is made to consume meat, but both humans, chimps, and pigs do eat plants, only pigs get a suntan like humans, people who ate humans (I know gross) have all said human flesh tasted like pork and not chicken! only pigs in the animal world get the flu as do we, both pigs and humans lack a film in the back of their eyes to prevent a glowing effect in images seen, fetal pigs are chosen in med schools all over the world for dissection because of the close similarities to humans. Maybe we're one of both! Maybe somehow a chimp and pig mated a long time ago.
LOL

The common attribute to assign to pigs is "dirty" but, I'm told, that they really are clean animals, we only put them in dirty conditions. I'd rather have a pig running around my house than a chimp.
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A truing stand for $2? Why can't I find these things!
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Love it. Did you want to say, "Hi, tell your child if they ever want to see their phone again, to leave $50 in an envelope under the trash barrel at the intersection of ..."?
Mom was thrilled ... and kid may have lost phone privs for awhile
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Been seeing a lot of turtles lately. Must be due the flooding of the creek that runs along the MUP.
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A truing stand for $2? Why can't I find these things!
I've had a hell of a good month for deals. I started out by finding a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling headsets on the side of the road. Those are $300 headsets. This pair looked new except for a road scrape on one earcup.

I also got a bunch of networking equipment including a very nice Apple router (Airport Extreme N) for a couple of bucks - didn't work but just needed a fuse replaced. It's a $200+ router.

I'm making up for it by my family informing me that the gaming PC is due replacement - so I just spend $1300 on parts for a machine that will hopefully keep them happy for another 3 or 4 years. Unless they decide to start playing Titan Fall or something equally hard on the machine.
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I've had a hell of a good month for deals. I started out by finding a pair of Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling headsets on the side of the road. Those are $300 headsets. This pair looked new except for a road scrape on one earcup.

I also got a bunch of networking equipment including a very nice Apple router (Airport Extreme N) for a couple of bucks - didn't work but just needed a fuse replaced. It's a $200+ router.

I'm making up for it by my family informing me that the gaming PC is due replacement - so I just spend $1300 on parts for a machine that will hopefully keep them happy for another 3 or 4 years. Unless they decide to start playing Titan Fall or something equally hard on the machine.
Wait there are games other than Kings Quest? I just upgraded from a vacuum tube computer and only since I ran out of supplies to rebuild my tubes. Back to the abacus.
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Been seeing a lot of turtles lately. Must be due the flooding of the creek that runs along the MUP.
I think it's just that time of the year, I've been seeing them too and we don't have a flooding issue.
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Wait there are games other than Kings Quest? I just upgraded from a vacuum tube computer and only since I ran out of supplies to rebuild my tubes. Back to the abacus.
Couldn't prove it by me. My gaming is pretty much limited to 2048 and Sudoku, both of which you could play on an underpowered 1995 calculator. Or just on a piece of paper (maybe not 2048). The rest of the family, however, beats up the machine pretty hard.
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Policeman's Badge

I was half way home one day and I looked down to see a wallet laying on the ground. I stopped, opened it up and here it was a policeman's wallet with badge and ID in it. Needless to say, I headed straight to the local police station and handed it back to the lady behind the desk. Some time afterward, the policeman called and thanked me for being so honest. I, in turn, asked him to call the church's pastor and let him know what had happened as I was about to be voted in as a member of the church. Long story short... the pastor shared the story with the entire congregation and I was quickly voted in and still with this church to this day.
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Couldn't prove it by me. My gaming is pretty much limited to 2048 and Sudoku, both of which you could play on an underpowered 1995 calculator. Or just on a piece of paper (maybe not 2048). The rest of the family, however, beats up the machine pretty hard.
I have never gotten into computer games. I do love board games though with the guys.

I also must google 2048, I am not with the loop.

But my favorite game is convincing the boss I am getting the reports done.
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I found an inexpensive Sprint phone the other day. I returned it to a nearby Sprint store.They said they'll locate the owner.
' might be from a robbery, who knows. ' don't need the hassle.
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Friday was road find day:
A children's book, Clever Tom and the Leprechaun
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A pair of sunglasses
A bungee cord
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A TCF cash/ debit card. Called the number on the back but haven't been able to talk to a real person yet.
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Wait there are games other than Kings Quest? I just upgraded from a vacuum tube computer and only since I ran out of supplies to rebuild my tubes. Back to the abacus.
I actually upgraded about 5 years ago to a vacuum tube amplifier for my home stereo and I get tubes for it so I think you should be able to get tubes for your computer...
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Found a drivers license and turned it in.

Here is the kicker - -

I lived in Hawaii in the early 80's and enjoyed surfing the North Shore (on the Pacific Ocean), but was living on the west coast of Florida at the time of the find.
I travelled to Ormond Beach (on the Atlantic Ocean) from my home (near the Gulf of Mexico) for a bike ride and parked in a bank lot (Sunday).
Saw the license by the drive through box.
Looked at it and discovered it was a friend of mine that I surfed with IN HAWAII!
Dropped it off at a friend's in Daytona that still kept in touch with him (he was visiting Daytona Beach).
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Found a drivers license and turned it in.

Here is the kicker - -

I lived in Hawaii in the early 80's and enjoyed surfing the North Shore (on the Pacific Ocean), but was living on the west coast of Florida at the time of the find.
I travelled to Ormond Beach (on the Atlantic Ocean) from my home (near the Gulf of Mexico) for a bike ride and parked in a bank lot (Sunday).
Saw the license by the drive through box.
Looked at it and discovered it was a friend of mine that I surfed with IN HAWAII!
Dropped it off at a friend's in Daytona that still kept in touch with him (he was visiting Daytona Beach).
That's just weird!
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