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    That sounds like a good plan, replace that last...

    That sounds like a good plan, replace that last 6-months with some time-off, education, training, etc. Rehearse over and over again in front of a mirror, to your wife, in front of a group of friends,...
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    "Don't feed them after midnight..."

    So you STOP feeding them after midnight as instructed. But when can you START feeding them again? 8am? 10am?

    These types of incomplete instructions cause all sorts of problems... Grrr....
  3. Most cameras run off 5-6v. You can easily build a...

    Most cameras run off 5-6v. You can easily build a regulated power-supply using lithium-ion batteries. Then have a solar-panel charge up the batteries during the day.
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    If you get a foam mattress, make sure you have a...

    If you get a foam mattress, make sure you have a box-spring with lots of ventilation. Might even want to lift the box-spring up off the ground with small slats for additional venting.

    The foam...
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    It's hard to make comparison because there is so...

    It's hard to make comparison because there is so much less data and studies done on motorcycles and cycling accidents compared to auto studies. If it became compulsory to get insurance to ride a...
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    Import all the VCF files you want into an...

    Import all the VCF files you want into an email-program, like Outlook.
    Then export the contacts out as CSV or tab-delimited text-file and you can then edit with Excel.
    Then import the cleaned up...
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    water! ...

    water!

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/Photography/SplashFish.jpg~original
  8. Might be a good time to go back to school and...

    Might be a good time to go back to school and update your skillz to specialties that are hiring. In my area, we can't get engineers & tech people no matter what the pay. Have to import them or...
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    I wouldn't do any trading until you've developed...

    I wouldn't do any trading until you've developed the mental and emotional stability to be profitable; may take years. I've been unemployed since 1995 and been living off my options trading (stocks &...
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    I like Ubuntu 9.10-NBR on my Asus EeePC with...

    I like Ubuntu 9.10-NBR on my Asus EeePC with 512mb RAM. Perfect for browsing web & checking email. I remote in to my home systems whenever I need anything more powerful. Heck, even around the house,...
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    Mutiply by ratio of crankarm-length to...

    Mutiply by ratio of crankarm-length to chainring-radius, and then divide by ratio of chainring to sprocket radius. With any double and racing-type set-up like wheel shown in picture, you're gonna get...
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    Saw a motley collection of orange cars at Sears...

    Saw a motley collection of orange cars at Sears Point a couple months ago.

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/AutoTech/SearsPoint/2002.jpg~original...
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    Poast? Is that like roasting a poacher? Foo...

    Poast? Is that like roasting a poacher?

    Foo is a vast and eclectic collection of knowledge. Saved me tonnes of time in research, such as where to find 36dd bras or Marmite in the SF Bay Area. :)
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    A Sharpie marker of the right colour will touch...

    A Sharpie marker of the right colour will touch up that freehub body just fine. On top of bare aluminium, it'll be slightly translucent and match anodizing very well.
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    Yes , but it goes the other way from the crank...

    Yes , but it goes the other way from the crank back. Divide out 200lbs on the pedals, by the difference in radius of a sprocket vs crankarm-length and through gearing and you'd have less than...
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    Another trick is to flip the lockring around to...

    Another trick is to flip the lockring around to use less worn-out threads. Have to take off the crankarm to do this I think.
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    The length-strength divided out by the gearing...

    The length-strength divided out by the gearing actually results in very small torque at the rear-wheels. You can actually stop the rear wheel of an all-out sprinter by grabbing the tyre. If you look...
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    Thanks for your comments! Many people attribute...

    Thanks for your comments! Many people attribute it to a psychological issue, but I've always thought of it as a physiological one with a physical basis. If the edge nerves are still transmitting the...
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    One trick is to use the proper tools to tighten...

    One trick is to use the proper tools to tighten the lockring AND loosen the adjustable cup into the lockring at the same time. The tension and friction on the threads are much higher.

    Provided...
  20. I've done a tonne of these over the decades and...

    I've done a tonne of these over the decades and would rank them in this order of strength:

    1. On steel frame, braze it, no question. I've turned down numerous offers of hundreds of dollars to rig...
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    Gout and fanthom-limb syndrome....

    So my wife's getting her Masters in Health Care Administration and I've always been interested in nutrition, drugs and physiology from my racing background. While studying research-methods, I came...
  22. I worked in a shop in the early '80s and saw that...

    I worked in a shop in the early '80s and saw that trend for shops to stop carrying multiple lines and types of bikes and just sell "racing" bikes that people saw on TV. Gone were the touring bikes...
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    Yes! Bosch is my favourite. Very quiet, low...

    Yes! Bosch is my favourite. Very quiet, low vibrations, doesn't shake the floor or countertop. And very efficient with power and water too.
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    You need to disable NAT between the VM and host...

    You need to disable NAT between the VM and host computer. "Host" or "shared" networking is adding additional layers on the packets that's fooling EA. There's a network-setting called "Bridged" for...
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    Jeff's right on, the Dura-Ace freehub bodies...

    Jeff's right on, the Dura-Ace freehub bodies attach to the hub with a coarse-thread without using a separate hollow bolt. This allowed for on-the-road swaps of entire gearsets by having pre-built...
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