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Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
Quoting The Oatmeal...

Quoting The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s#safety),

Now this may be reduced once NHTSA gets their questions answered about this 18-wheeler incident, but considered as a car...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 283
Posted By RubeRad
Have a friend that used to ride a vintage univega...

Have a friend that used to ride a vintage univega so noisy, we used to call him The Tinker (medieval seller of pots/pans/various metal utensils)
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 343
Posted By RubeRad
I don't think it looks cluttered, I think it...

I don't think it looks cluttered, I think it looks quite nice with the only visible cables in that one spot near the head tube. And the custom headtube/headset design looks very interesting.
Forum: Foo 07-22-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,600
Posted By RubeRad
There should be a dedicated thread just for...

There should be a dedicated thread just for nutshot gifs. It would be called AFV
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
Again, Tesla is not pretending to be completely...

Again, Tesla is not pretending to be completely autonomous. For that, look more at the state of today's Google cars. Their biggest problem is driving 'too' cautiously and getting rear-ended at...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 343
Posted By RubeRad
can't get the site to open up, I'm interested to...

can't get the site to open up, I'm interested to see if they have innovative cable routing through/around that headtube to keep it so clean, but yeah, $3500 and no rack mounts? That's not a commuter....
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 283
Posted By RubeRad
Another option: Kitty litter bucket + Pannier =...

Another option: Kitty litter bucket + Pannier = Kittier

You gotta commit to looking like a hobo though (http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/920038-help-me-decorate-my-kittier.html#post16749024).
...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
I saw an ad last night with Mercedes touting its...

I saw an ad last night with Mercedes touting its autosteering/autobraking capabilities, and there was fine print saying "driver needs to have hands on the wheel at all times and maintain attention"...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
But how long until a system that can drive a car...

But how long until a system that can drive a car without human intervention, and be 150% safer than the average human driver?
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
That is the point made (more colorfully) by The...

That is the point made (more colorfully) by The Oatmeal's (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s#fires) Tesla infographic. One glitchy Tesla is a sexy story for the news. Tens of thousands of...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
Interesting read. Yes, I agree, it seems that...

Interesting read. Yes, I agree, it seems that Tesla has delivered an auto-steering/-braking feature perhaps without sufficient testing, and quite probably without sufficient user education. It is not...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
All systems have failures, most current traffic...

All systems have failures, most current traffic fatalities are due to human error. What are the rates of accidents/injuries/deaths per auto-driven miles compared to per human-driven miles?


What...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By RubeRad
They're called "compression shorts"

They're called "compression shorts"
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 421
Posted By RubeRad
10Wheels, I like your flashlight mounts. Are they...

10Wheels, I like your flashlight mounts. Are they silicone bracelets?
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By RubeRad
Now I hope I never meet you at a party

Now I hope I never meet you at a party
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,645,269
Posted By RubeRad
Nice work. I see you are a new user, if you have...

Nice work. I see you are a new user, if you have photos showing how you converted the camera bag for bike use, and your gradual modifications, you should write up a little photo essay in a separate...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 421
Posted By RubeRad
Lizardskin and other name-brand tapes are...

Lizardskin and other name-brand tapes are premium, and cost I would guess $15-20 and up. They are nicer than generic, so if you think it's worth it, get it.

I'm used to seeing generic bar tape for...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By RubeRad
...but just a little Nice little vid, the...

...but just a little

Nice little vid, the music was relaxing, reminds me of the music for the flash games at orisinal.com
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 619
Posted By RubeRad
versus If that's true, what are good...

versus



If that's true, what are good sources/models of quality coaster-brake rear hubs?
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 622
Posted By RubeRad
The computer in what Tesla? I'm not...

The computer in what Tesla?


I'm not worried.

The evidence that I've seen shows that computers can drive cars safer than (most) humans can (this is already the case, and still improving), so...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 427
Posted By RubeRad
What does the size of my quads have to do with...

What does the size of my quads have to do with your underwear?:innocent:

My quads are nothing special, but my thigh-fat is impressive enough to cause crotch-bunch, especially in jeans. I don't...
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14,448
Views: 8,645,269
Posted By RubeRad
Cool bag. What is it? If you load it up too much,...

Cool bag. What is it? If you load it up too much, does it rub on your tire?
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-21-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,039
Posted By RubeRad
If you poke around in your profile/settings,...

If you poke around in your profile/settings, there's a place where you can control how you want to be notified about quotations, mentions, PMs, etc.
Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 01:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,052
Posted By RubeRad
On the contrary, I think "minimize" would have...

On the contrary, I think "minimize" would have been one of the best words you could have chosen!
Forum: Foo 07-21-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 7,600
Posted By RubeRad
That lil' golfing kid is fantastic! He's better...

That lil' golfing kid is fantastic! He's better with one arm than I'll ever be with two! (Not that I'll be trying)

And that hazmat fall keeps making me laugh...
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