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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-25-17, 06:09 AM
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Posted By Flatballer
I tried to shop around a screenplay of my life,...

I tried to shop around a screenplay of my life, but nobody was interested for some reason.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-09-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 86,684
Posted By Flatballer
So I'm an electrical engineer, in utility power,...

So I'm an electrical engineer, in utility power, mostly an automation and scada expert.

I enjoy anything about power, motors, etc, plus maybe automation, scada, control.

Anyone have any good...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-31-17, 07:58 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
Speaking of races without insurance, there's an...

Speaking of races without insurance, there's an unofficial run what ya brung evening training crit in Charlotte that I used to do and is a pretty popular ride among racers.

Last night there was...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-26-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 646
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Posted By Flatballer
It probably depends a lot on the discipline and...

It probably depends a lot on the discipline and how much breadth there is to cover. The electrical power one covers a lot of ground, and not much of it was what I did day to day at work.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-25-17, 08:18 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
Well, you have to be out a few years just to sit...

Well, you have to be out a few years just to sit for it anyway. So basically everyone has to study their ass off for a while. I think I studied like 10 hours a week for 6 months or something.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-25-17, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment. I...

Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment. I hear California can be really tough and really specific.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-19-17, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
Wow. 36kW in a house is seriously intense. That's...

Wow. 36kW in a house is seriously intense. That's like 25 microwaves at once or something. Better put that close to the electrical panel, I wouldn't want to run that wire very far at 6 gauge without...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-19-17, 05:34 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
I don't know about the riding near the naval...

I don't know about the riding near the naval Academy, but I raced a collegiate crit there that had a downhill 130 degree turn with a sharp transition from hill to flat and lots of sand from recent...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-18-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
A manager who is now at a new company is probably...

A manager who is now at a new company is probably a better reference anyway. Managers are sometimes prevented by policy from giving references on employees at their current company. If they're just...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-18-17, 07:43 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
It's pretty weird that someone you didn't know...

It's pretty weird that someone you didn't know that well used you out of the blue years later. I'm guessing they must have been struggling to get references, or specifically needed a professor and...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-15-17, 08:30 PM
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Views: 86,684
Posted By Flatballer
Ah, diesel, then yes, very different tuning. More...

Ah, diesel, then yes, very different tuning. More margin for error.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-15-17, 05:48 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
It's not rocket science. Listen to the people who...

It's not rocket science. Listen to the people who have blown up engines like yours, take it slow, and you'll be fine. Modern cars have knock sensors that do a good job of saving you from a bad tune,...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-15-17, 06:39 AM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
The best part of this story is that you're...

The best part of this story is that you're ironing clothes while watching Naked and Afraid.

We used to watch that a decent bit, not a terrible show. The naked part is weird, but I think I get it...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-09-17, 04:09 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
Whatever age I'm about to be is too young.

Whatever age I'm about to be is too young.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-08-17, 08:04 PM
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Views: 86,684
Posted By Flatballer
Hard drive isn't the issue at that speed. 1.6 meg...

Hard drive isn't the issue at that speed. 1.6 meg (I'm assuming here you mean Mbps, megabits per second, not MB/s, which is megabytes, which is 8 times larger/faster) is like 200kB/s, your laptop...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-08-17, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
Is 25 mbps what you're supposed to get, or what...

Is 25 mbps what you're supposed to get, or what testing with speednet or similar actually shows? If it's the former, test with the latter and see what you get, and then complain to your internet...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-01-17, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
I live near the nice parts of New Jersey, rolling...

I live near the nice parts of New Jersey, rolling farmland, horses, etc. I didn't really get the jokes about NJ.

The other day I was in Elizabeth, NJ for a couple days. I now see what parts of NJ...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-24-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
I think my odds of dying by fat and of shape if I...

I think my odds of dying by fat and of shape if I don't start riding again are higher than dying by car if I do start riding again, but maybe I'm just justifying.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-22-17, 07:35 AM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
That's insane. I don't think I'd ride there...

That's insane. I don't think I'd ride there either. I like mountain biking when the penalty for failure is a few feet, not 40.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-21-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
I generally don't touch anything or do any work....

I generally don't touch anything or do any work. I visually check low voltage wiring. But I'm in the station directing commissioning and stuff. When you're working on 500kV transformers and breakers...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-21-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
Yeah, I pretty much trust whatever tire rack...

Yeah, I pretty much trust whatever tire rack says, they know their stuff.

My job is unlike any I've had before. Boss comes to me about 3 today. There's a bit of an emergency, can you go to a...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-21-17, 07:09 PM
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Views: 21,924
Posted By Flatballer
I love continental, I have their bike tires,...

I love continental, I have their bike tires, extreme contact on my car, their snow tires for my car, and eco something on my wife's crossover. But they've all been louder than I'd like. I keep buying...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-21-17, 05:24 AM
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Views: 1,081,183
Posted By Flatballer
PE exam? I remember something weird about the...

PE exam? I remember something weird about the watch at mine. Like we couldn't keep it on the desk or something, I'm not sure I ended up using the one I took.

Good luck.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-20-17, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Flatballer
Yep, that's insane. Taxes are incredibly cheap...

Yep, that's insane. Taxes are incredibly cheap though. Out here the taxes on that would easily be $70k. Who is paying 4 million for that? I've looked at silicon Valley jobs, they pay fine, but...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 04-19-17, 08:03 PM
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Views: 1,081,183
Posted By Flatballer
Congrats on the retirement. That's big news. ...

Congrats on the retirement. That's big news.

We put in an offer on a house tonight. The market here is insane, things going in hours. Job is going busy, super fast deadlines, many, many projects...
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