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08-09-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 460
Posted By wgscott

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a...

I thought "med" meant "medical." For a neurosurgeon, it is chump change.
08-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By wgscott

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it...

Sorry, I thought there would be a bit more to it than that.
08-07-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By wgscott

A third of my students can't read the time off of...

A third of my students can't read the time off of an analog clock.
08-07-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 4,772
Posted By wgscott

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to...

You are gonna love the ride from Half Moon Bay to Santa Crud.

For me, the solution was to move to the region boasting "no cell phone service." I don't have to worry about distracted drivers...
08-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

Neither do I. I just spent the last 6 years...

Neither do I.

I just spent the last 6 years on an NIH grant review panel, and observed that the people who print out the proposals and write all over them were almost invariably far more on top of...
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By wgscott

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am...

I have both of those, as well as a B-17, so I am interested in hearing your comparisons.

The only issue I have had with the Sella Anatomica is that the edge of the leather on mine is a bit sharp,...
08-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By wgscott

I went through this a couple of years ago. It...

I went through this a couple of years ago. It came down to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs. One-Up. Both are platform racks that have two major advantages: (1) They don't touch anything but the wheels on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By wgscott

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it...

My camera always makes stuff look worse, but it looks like new fork day to me.

If it is indeed new, I would put away the saw and see about warranty replacement.
08-02-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By wgscott

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.

Unless you want a carbon frame, I would go for it.
08-02-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a...

Also, if someone argues being ordered to put on a mask is a form of tyranny and oppression, and someone else counters, "no, it is a science-based public health directive", the respondent isn't...
08-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,454
Posted By wgscott

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the...

I think, fundamentally, the collective IQ of the body politic of the US has uniquely regressed to the point where a large percentage of the population now view science as nothing more than an...
07-30-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By wgscott

If we all put him on ignore, we don't even have...

If we all put him on ignore, we don't even have to read his stuff when it is quoted.

Kind of like herd immunity.

Except different.
07-25-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 803
Posted By wgscott

Try (before you buy) a significantly different...

Try (before you buy) a significantly different saddle. Since you seem to want to ride more upright, a Brooks B-17 might be a good place to start.

Is your bike frame too big?
07-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By wgscott

If it is a (non-thru-axle) drop-out, Retro Grouch...

If it is a (non-thru-axle) drop-out, Retro Grouch would be right, in my experience. The only way to reproducibly get a conventional quick-release absolutely positioned reproducibly every time is to...
07-25-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By wgscott

It's a through-axle.

It's a through-axle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,357
Posted By wgscott

If I don't pay 150 bitcoins, they will publicly...

If I don't pay 150 bitcoins, they will publicly post how slow I am climbing hills.
07-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 505
Posted By wgscott

I thought through-axles would help eliminate this...

I thought through-axles would help eliminate this kind of thing. I have conventional quick-releases, and this is a frequent occurrence. There seems to be quite a bit of potential slop when using...
07-23-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By wgscott

No, but a Ph.D. in a field of science from the...

No, but a Ph.D. in a field of science from the University of Washington makes me more willing to take him seriously than an anonymous person on the internet who makes such claims. As a scientist...
07-21-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,411
Posted By wgscott

I don't think Q-anon and 4Chan count as rational...

I don't think Q-anon and 4Chan count as rational information sources, but thanks for playing.
07-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 197
Posted By wgscott

151 mm for GRX I never even noticed.

151 mm for GRX

I never even noticed.
07-20-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,411
Posted By wgscott

They swear an oath saying that they aren't going...

They swear an oath saying that they aren't going to stand around and watch people die.

I do get the point, though. It is frustrating when people don't cooperate. But I don't want a system that...
07-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By wgscott

Good lord.

Good lord.
07-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By wgscott

The mountain bikes with quick release clamps...

The mountain bikes with quick release clamps are/were the functional equivalent of dropper posts, so it should be fine.

Make sure the clamp is at the rear if the slot in the seat tube is at the...
07-17-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By wgscott

Good article in Arse Technica: ...

Good article in Arse Technica:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/07/beyond-antibodies-the-immune-response-to-coronavirus-is-complicated/

It's a summary of this paper that just appeared in...
07-16-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,386
Posted By wgscott

My avatar is hoping this isn't directed toward...

My avatar is hoping this isn't directed toward her.
07-16-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,386
Posted By wgscott

Put someone competent in charge, and get out of...

Put someone competent in charge, and get out of the way (or better, resign).

That is true regardless of the (irrelevant) origin of the virus.
07-16-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,386
Posted By wgscott

What if it is the result of bat-induced...

What if it is the result of bat-induced hybridization? What if it is the result of a natural progress of single point mutations from SARS-CoV-1, with which it shares 80% sequence homology?
...
07-14-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By wgscott

My dog has to get a kennel cough vaccine every 6...

My dog has to get a kennel cough vaccine every 6 months. It won't be the end of the world. Anything will be an improvement from the current hell-disaster.

The other thing is neutralizing...
07-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By wgscott

There shouldn't be. I have one wheelset of each...

There shouldn't be. I have one wheelset of each for my main ride.

In practice, the rotors might sit in a slightly different position in space, relative to the bike frame. You can buy rotor shims...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,852
Posted By wgscott

Won't that damage the delicate plastic rims?

Won't that damage the delicate plastic rims?
07-13-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By wgscott

Wife's a virologist. I'm mainly an RNA guy, but...

Wife's a virologist. I'm mainly an RNA guy, but my focus has been on structures of RNA elements in viruses and self-replicating RNAs.

This is one we did from SARS-CoV-1, which we solved to 2.7...
07-13-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By wgscott

If they can get this to work, the next step might...

If they can get this to work, the next step might be a self-replicating mRNA vaccine. Which would be cool because SARS-CoV-2 is a self-replicating mRNA virus. Fight fire with fire!
07-13-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By wgscott

CO2 slowly dissolves through the tire rubber. I...

CO2 slowly dissolves through the tire rubber. I don't think any sealant is enough to protect it.

However, I don't think CO2 does anything to inhibit the sealant from sealing up a hole. Some...
07-12-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,033
Posted By wgscott

Immunity may be transient, which if true means we...

Immunity may be transient, which if true means we could keep getting sick with COVID-19 every few months, and a good vaccine might be hard to produce.
07-11-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,930
Posted By wgscott

His point is that if your brain is destroyed from...

His point is that if your brain is destroyed from a stroke, or your lungs function so badly you require a transplant that might keep you alive another few weeks or months, you are still counted as...
07-10-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 5,930
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA-cm_bo58

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wA-cm_bo58
07-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By wgscott

I have a friend who got trapped in it for 4 hours...

I have a friend who got trapped in it for 4 hours when it broke down.
07-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,025
Posted By wgscott

This is only getting started.

This is only getting started.
07-10-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By wgscott

Even though I corrected that guy, it took me this...

Even though I corrected that guy, it took me this long to figure it out. :oops:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,574
Posted By wgscott

Congratulations. Next month, why not get a...

Congratulations.

Next month, why not get a custom bike? Steel or titanium.
07-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By wgscott

Well, that settles that.

Well, that settles that.
07-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,168
Posted By wgscott

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once...

Maybe it is because the creeps are for once social distancing?
07-09-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By wgscott

Despite it not living up the the august editorial...

Despite it not living up the the august editorial standards of the Journal of Applied Ball Bearing Research, the WHO revised their stance in light of the letter:
...
07-09-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,868
Posted By wgscott

It's like arguing with Young-Earth Creationists...

It's like arguing with Young-Earth Creationists or Holocaust deniers. Mere facts mean little, if anything.
07-09-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,494
Posted By wgscott

I'm glad they have managed to bring all of those...

I'm glad they have managed to bring all of those dead folks back to life.
07-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,494
Posted By wgscott

In early May, I asked a friend of mine (who is...

In early May, I asked a friend of mine (who is Italian, but lives in Stockholm) what he thought:
07-08-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,922
Posted By wgscott

I just use 100% Gulf canning wax (paraffin) and...

I just use 100% Gulf canning wax (paraffin) and Shimano XTR chains. I change them out every 200 to 300 miles, and I don't have this noise problem. I wonder if for some reason the Shimano XTR chain is...
07-08-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,015
Posted By wgscott

Don't go out testing the hypothesis.

Don't go out testing the hypothesis.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,585
Posted By wgscott

W = m g h W = work (potential energy)...

W = m g h

W = work (potential energy)
m = 90 kg + mass of bike, etc.
h = height of the hill

The amount of work you need to do to overcome gravity is directly proportional to your mass....
07-08-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By wgscott

Unfortunately, there is a strong likelihood in...

Unfortunately, there is a strong likelihood in the US that the anti-facemask advice was a product of law enforcement agency paranoia, the brilliant idea being people would be more likely to go out...
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