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Forum: Foo
04-02-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 524
Posted By genec

Now I have to chuckle.. as it just occurred to me...

Now I have to chuckle.. as it just occurred to me that this is a Hondo thread... so now I picture the Hondo Hippy shack, all rustic, out in the back of some dusty field somewhere in Texas... and in...
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By genec

If you don't recognize Texas... well whoosh. ...

If you don't recognize Texas... well whoosh. It's a whole 'nother country.

BTW, for anyone reading this... highway 84 is the Texas Tree Trail.
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By genec

Hardly. Been there, done that. Was raised in...

Hardly.

Been there, done that. Was raised in Fort Worth... avoided Dallas like the plague... it was "the big city." Fort Worth is "where the west begins." (For the record, they drink white wine in...
Forum: Foo
03-31-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By genec

Dallas, Houston... both are examples of...

Dallas, Houston... both are examples of municipalities, and probably both have wine tasting rooms and martini bars. Oh sure, they have BBQ places, steakhouses, and maybe even a few cowboys, on the...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By genec

Just walk around in your cycling kit... social...

Just walk around in your cycling kit... social distancing is automatic.
03-30-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By genec

I was in Palm Bay this last year, and went...

I was in Palm Bay this last year, and went through Dorian. I was living in an RV, doing contract design work in the area. In the RV, I was always prepared to go "dry camping" for a week or more......
03-30-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By genec

Having long been a west coaster, we typically...

Having long been a west coaster, we typically keep cases of canned goods and cases of water, as well bags of beans and rice... the big secret is to constantly rotate that stock, so nothing gets too...
03-27-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,331
Posted By genec

At the risk of this thread being moved to P&R... ...

At the risk of this thread being moved to P&R... I would suggest listening to Fauci, rather than "that other guy...":
Forum: Foo
03-22-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,171
Posted By genec

Probably not using the proper cover page... you...

Probably not using the proper cover page... you got the memo, right?
Forum: Foo
03-10-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

Fooling the camera only system (Tesla) is pretty...

Fooling the camera only system (Tesla) is pretty easy, with resulting danger that the vehicle sped up.

Fooling the LIDAR system required a complex timing situation, and resulted in braking, that...
Forum: Foo
03-05-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By genec

I don't know Buzzards Bay or that area at all,...

I don't know Buzzards Bay or that area at all, but by your description and mention of ~7 miles, and a racing dink, I am thinking you are planning at times, hitting 7kts easy... so this was a good...
Forum: Foo
03-02-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 894
Posted By genec

We had a dog that loved beer... a big...

We had a dog that loved beer... a big weimaraner. He would wait until my dad set the bottle down next to the chaise lounge in the back yard, and dad wasn't paying attention... Then Rusty would grab...
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By genec

A different headphone rant... Use headphones... PLEASE!

Yeah, same guy, slightly different subject... this time I am here to ask you to please use headphones.

Twice in the last two days I was stuck in a public area, waiting... for different...
02-29-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,343
Posted By genec

Only if the drivers actually crash... a situation...

Only if the drivers actually crash... a situation not required while failing to stop for crossing peds. How do you record, close calls and bad attitude? How do you measure "get off the road" and...
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,219
Posted By genec

Something called "the freezer method???"

Something called "the freezer method???"
Forum: Foo
02-26-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 25,174
Posted By genec

Florida man dies while zipped into suitcase...

Florida man dies while zipped into suitcase during a game of hide and seek.


...
02-23-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By genec

True... the entitled motoris mentality DOES tend...

True... the entitled motoris mentality DOES tend to be dominant. How many times have you heard "Get off the road, the roads are for cars..."

So the last news I saw on this indicated an...
02-22-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By genec

I had no idea what a Segway cost... and do those...

I had no idea what a Segway cost... and do those same drivers know what a new Trek Madone costs? Could they tell a Trek Madone from a Schwinn?

Not saying that this cyclist was on a Trek, but...
Forum: Foo
02-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By genec

Yeah, I am due to two more bath remodels. ...

Yeah, I am due to two more bath remodels. Should be pretty good at setting tiles by then.
Forum: Foo
02-20-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 667
Posted By genec

Wait a minute... there's a heck of a lot going...

Wait a minute... there's a heck of a lot going on with "pizza and beer" LOL.

But your earlier suggestion is pretty right on... Rice, beans, and greens... add whatever flavor broth suits you. ...
02-19-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By genec

Well gosh..."it was just some guy on a...

Well gosh..."it was just some guy on a bicycle..." :rolleyes:

Ironically, I used to commute with a couple of surgeons... it is quite sad how some folks assume the value of person based on the...
02-19-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,039
Posted By genec

I gotta agree... the bigger problem is "entitled...

I gotta agree... the bigger problem is "entitled motorists."

Somewhere along the way drivers have developed the notion that PUBLIC ROADS are for cars only. Drivers ed classes are notoriously...
Forum: Foo
02-17-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,195
Posted By genec

LOL. We also had a problem with taggers... due to...

LOL. We also had a problem with taggers... due to retaining walls around the neighborhood.

The solution was two or three neighbors near any wall always keeping a can of paint and brush handy. Tags...
Forum: Foo
02-12-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By genec

Wow, nice office view! Talk about "corner window...

Wow, nice office view! Talk about "corner window office."
Forum: Foo
02-09-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By genec

Used to love "Wild Wild West." Got a bit tired...

Used to love "Wild Wild West." Got a bit tired of it when the same "villians" kept showing up.
Forum: Foo
02-07-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By genec

"I remember once... in band camp... " ...

"I remember once... in band camp... "

;)
Forum: Foo
02-06-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,533
Posted By genec

And, likely, living rural means you have land for...

And, likely, living rural means you have land for a huge bank of solar collectors... to further enhance that "off the grid" lifestyle. And farm folks I know, have used windmills for generations, to...
Forum: Foo
02-05-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,998
Posted By genec

Wow, not sure which/what is crazy... SCUBA...

Wow, not sure which/what is crazy... SCUBA diving in the Phillipines, teaching SCUBA for several years, 5 days crossing the Sea of Cortez in a small sail boat... or cycling the length of Baja or...
Forum: Foo
02-04-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 483
Posted By genec

Beer IS food.

Beer IS food.
Forum: Foo
02-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,195
Posted By genec

How to get cars to avoid the street you are on..

Pull a red wagon full of phones...
https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/9393w7/this-man-created-traffic-jams-on-google-maps-using-a-red-wagon-full-of-phones
01-28-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,766
Posted By genec

And right there you are exemplifying the typical...

And right there you are exemplifying the typical mindset of the average motorist when they encounter a cyclist "using their road." "It's all too overwhelming for the conditions..." SIGH.

Slow...
01-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,766
Posted By genec

"Dogs are unpredictable." Motorists say the...

"Dogs are unpredictable."

Motorists say the exact same thing about cyclists... "those cyclists swerve, they don't signal, they don't look back, they should stay to the right." All comments made...
01-27-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,766
Posted By genec

I find it quite interesting that so many "avowed...

I find it quite interesting that so many "avowed cyclists" here fail to see the parallels between MUP users and roadway users, and fail to offer the same courtesy to MUP users in front of them that...
Forum: Foo
01-26-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By genec

Bottom line... those "destination parks" are...

Bottom line... those "destination parks" are really just a once in a lifetime thing for many folks... just think about that foriegn family that has saved "forever" for the trip "to the states," that...
Forum: Foo
01-26-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 25,174
Posted By genec

Floridaman goes crazy with paint... ...

Floridaman goes crazy with paint...



https://www.kltv.com/2020/01/25/florida-man-turns-k-home-into-technicolor-nightmare/?outputType=amp

Be sure to see the video in the link... this guy...
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By genec

I'm over 60 and figured they had stopped using...

I'm over 60 and figured they had stopped using 555 chips by now... especially with surface mount devices and BGAs out there.

Gawd the hours I spent with proto board (breadboard) and the old .1...
Forum: Foo
01-24-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 902
Posted By genec

Wait, snipe hunting isnt real? :eek:

Wait, snipe hunting isnt real? :eek:
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

Uh, "magazines... I can't remember which ones...

Uh, "magazines... I can't remember which ones though... lots of pictures... " ;)
Forum: Foo
01-13-20, 06:26 AM
Forum: Foo
01-12-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,026
Posted By genec

It's good to be prepared, but has anyone in the...

It's good to be prepared, but has anyone in the house ever used an extinguisher? During a moment of panic is NOT the time to stop and read the instructions.

Check the dates on your extinguishers...
Forum: Foo
01-09-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

New cheaper, soon to be ubiquitous LIDAR sensors...

New cheaper, soon to be ubiquitous LIDAR sensors may be the key...



https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/1/7/21055011/lidar-sensor-self-driving-mainstream-mass-market-velodyne-ces-2020
...
Forum: Foo
01-08-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,566
Posted By genec

Not confused at all... i can read the...

Not confused at all... i can read the handwriting on the wall... you are blind.

Perhaps a better "obsolete tech example" is your old 1G phone, or your 2G phone... how long after 3G and 4G came...
01-07-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By genec

Back a decade or so ago, I had a daily commute...

Back a decade or so ago, I had a daily commute that included a short section of interstate 5 in San Diego... it is legal to be on this section. The return trip home was uphill, off at an offramp and...
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

And likely, within 4 years, on well maintained...

And likely, within 4 years, on well maintained roads, in good conditions, that capability will be available, in spite of what some here, feel.
Forum: Foo
01-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

You do realize that many human drivers are...

You do realize that many human drivers are "geofenced" by their lack of driving skills... teen new drivers, drivers with certain cognitive handicaps and other handicaps, and the aged, who are barely...
Forum: Foo
01-03-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 7,981
Posted By genec

Apparently you failed to notice that more and...

Apparently you failed to notice that more and more "driver assist" technology (and no doubt eventually self driving technology) is quietly being added to the very automobiles that ordinary PEOPLE...
Forum: Foo
12-26-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By genec

Frankly, I'm thinking of taking an old lamp......

Frankly, I'm thinking of taking an old lamp... and making a sewing machine out of it...

:D
Forum: Foo
12-26-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By genec

Unfortunately, as an antique sewing machine, it...

Unfortunately, as an antique sewing machine, it was priceless.

;)
Forum: Foo
12-23-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By genec

You'll put your eye out with that.

You'll put your eye out with that.
Forum: Foo
12-23-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By genec

Get off the interstate. Take back roads. ...

Get off the interstate.

Take back roads.

Part of that old America still exists. Not everywhere, mind you... some little towns are depressing shells of their former self. But the next town...
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