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05-16-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By cooker

^^what do you mean? When did you live there?...

^^what do you mean?

When did you live there? They did major upgrades and policy changes from 2015-2019
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05-06-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

You too!

You too!
05-05-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

It's a big assumption that we are in "an age of...

It's a big assumption that we are in "an age of corona type pandemics". Isn't that just one more apocalyptic prediction? :) This one will pass, and people have short memories.
05-05-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,214
Posted By cooker

Are you sure the cats wouldn't enjoy the bike...

Are you sure the cats wouldn't enjoy the bike ride? What about taking them to some non vet destinations so they don't think of the bike trip as tumbrel ride to the guillotine?
04-30-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

I'm actually of the opinion that things will...

I'm actually of the opinion that things will return to previous norms very quickly. As soon as they feel it is safe (which won't take long) people will rush back to theatres and bars and beaches, and...
04-30-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

Big chunks of the Northern hemisphere have been...

Big chunks of the Northern hemisphere have been on lockdown. The only stores open were grocery stores. Anybody over 65 was encouraged not to go out unless absolutely necessary, and lots of public...
04-29-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

That's what is supposed to happen. More sick...

That's what is supposed to happen. More sick people now, less later. We won't know if they did the right thing until the second (or third) wave hits.
04-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

^^Not really. Interestingly, here in Toronto...

^^Not really.

Interestingly, here in Toronto and I'm sure in New York, the huge hit public transit it taking, is offset to a small degree by health care and other essential workers who would have...
04-29-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

It's an interesting paradox that I have commented...

It's an interesting paradox that I have commented on before. Real estate prices are way higher in the city (in many cases), suggesting as alloo says, that more people want to live in the city, yet we...
04-23-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

Ideally, for highly contagious diseases, we want...

Ideally, for highly contagious diseases, we want to be able both to treat people who have the disease, and prevent it for others where we know there is imminent risk of them getting it. Infectious...
04-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

I'm not sure why you are distinguishing between a...

I'm not sure why you are distinguishing between a vaccine and a "cure". Vaccination is the closest thing to a cure for viruses and if it works, why not use it? Of course, if some other method is...
04-20-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

I'm okay, thanks. I had a bit of a scare when I...

I'm okay, thanks. I had a bit of a scare when I had a sudden, but mild flu-like illness appear out of the blue on March 12 and called in sick to work, and the symptoms lasted 3 weeks but didn't get...
04-19-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

It would be a shame if decisions, both personal...

It would be a shame if decisions, both personal and public, were made based on emotion and not analysis. By the time the corona virus runs it's course, we'll be able to look back and see which...
04-17-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By cooker

Is it the drivers or pedestrians who are stoned? ...

Is it the drivers or pedestrians who are stoned?


EDIT - actually this study suggests it was a temporary effect, possibly due to a sudden increase in new, inexperienced users, and settles down...
04-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

Rural America Could Be the Region Hardest Hit by...

Rural America Could Be the Region Hardest Hit by the COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/rural-america-hardest-hit-by-covid-19-outbreak
03-31-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

To use your own example, South Korea is doing...

To use your own example, South Korea is doing much better than the US despite being much denser and having a lot more mass transit.
03-30-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,715
Posted By cooker

Sorry to be late to the thread. Bad as pandemics...

Sorry to be late to the thread. Bad as pandemics are I don't think de-densifying or getting rid of mass transit will save lives. Motor vehicle deaths dwarf pandemic deaths in the long run, for one...
03-22-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,040
Posted By cooker

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening...

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening bones as it is mostly non weight bearing. Do you have a source for that? I think I read that Tour de France riders lose bone mass over the tour, but...
03-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,040
Posted By cooker

did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?

did it happen? Or cancelled by coronavirus?
03-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,040
Posted By cooker

Has it happened?

Has it happened?
02-25-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,040
Posted By cooker

Yes, I am serious. New cyclist aren't going to...

Yes, I am serious. New cyclist aren't going to have your skills and knowledge and will be set back by a simple flat or will other routine problem. You've probably done roadside repairs in addition to...
02-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,040
Posted By cooker

It's not just about cycling. Having...

It's not just about cycling.

Having backup/alternate plans: unfortunately, bikes are a bit less reliable than cars, so having a backup bike, or being aware of the location of shareable bikes, or...
01-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,243
Posted By cooker

Thanks. I think autonomous vehicle research was...

Thanks. I think autonomous vehicle research was covered under research and development. I don't think they expected to earn anything soon from that (unless they sell it to another company). I'm...
01-16-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,243
Posted By cooker

I think the point Liesesturm was making is that a...

I think the point Liesesturm was making is that a lot of the financial risks and costs are borne by the underpaid drivers. How is the parent company, which functions to some degree as a middle man,...
01-15-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,243
Posted By cooker

I'm going to guess. Advertising, IT costs,...

I'm going to guess. Advertising, IT costs, lawsuits, and thin profit margins. However it is a guess. Maybe executive salaries?
01-13-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,243
Posted By cooker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYtVJaeqRY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsYtVJaeqRY
01-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,243
Posted By cooker

And the fat kid grew up to marry Rebecca Romijn....

And the fat kid grew up to marry Rebecca Romijn. https://comb.io/Zr0CzC
01-08-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By cooker

Allo?

Allo?
01-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,981
Posted By cooker

Oslo: zero pedestrian and cycling deaths in 2019

So the radical redesign of downtown Oslo is working, in terms of traffic safety:

https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/03/vision-zero-norwegian-capital-completely-quashes-road-deaths/

The only...
01-05-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 54,873
Posted By cooker

Bumped one more time for this:Vision Zero!...

Bumped one more time for this:Vision Zero! Norwegian Capital Completely Quashes Road Deathshttps://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/03/vision-zero-norwegian-capital-completely-quashes-road-deaths/
...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 47,888
Posted By cooker

Bizman (PA) ________________ 8346 (8860 total...

Bizman (PA) ________________ 8346 (8860 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By cooker

The best players probably do both well.

The best players probably do both well.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By cooker

Having looked at the math I now think I would go...

Having looked at the math I now think I would go for the flush - harder to get but more likely to be a winner.
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By cooker

OK - missed that you were talking about getting...

OK - missed that you were talking about getting three aces. I have a slightly different estimate than you on the chances of getting two aces since it looks like you are only drawing three cards:...
Forum: Foo
12-03-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By cooker

I slightly disagree but I am in a rush so I might...

I slightly disagree but I am in a rush so I might have missed something. If I am holding one ace, there are three more out there out of 47 and I have 4 chances to get one, so the chance the first...
11-27-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By cooker

That is hard core.

That is hard core.
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 47,888
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7658 (8193 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Foo
11-26-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By cooker

You can't just pick aces or flushes - you have to...

You can't just pick aces or flushes - you have to work with what you have..
11-26-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By cooker

I had a large load delivered on a pallet. The guy...

I had a large load delivered on a pallet. The guy had a motorized dolly (sort of a hand pulled forklift) in the back of his truck and a motorized lift as a tail gate, so he picked up the pallet with...
10-22-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,618
Posted By cooker

I looked at getting a Cambium, but I ride to work...

I looked at getting a Cambium, but I ride to work in casual work pants and I wondered if the pebbly surface would wear them out faster than the smooth leather of the traditional saddles, which don't...
10-22-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,618
Posted By cooker

My personal experience with Brooks B17 is that it...

My personal experience with Brooks B17 is that it is completely comfortable right out the box. In fact I let one get wet and rode on it, and it stretched a bit and I haven't been able to get if...
10-22-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,019
Posted By cooker

I would quibble and say you are now "car-light"...

I would quibble and say you are now "car-light" but what is most important is that you are still greatly limiting your personal use of a car, and it's not that important what label various people...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 47,888
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6277 (6714 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
09-25-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,191
Posted By cooker

I do agree it is quite disappointing that the...

I do agree it is quite disappointing that the Ontario Northland Rail service was cut back, and another service - the Algoma Central Line from Sault Ste Marie to Hearst was also shut down 4-5 years...
09-25-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 24,191
Posted By cooker

For everybody's interest, the town of Swastika...

For everybody's interest, the town of Swastika was named in 1908. In WW-II, the Canadian Government changed the name of Berlin, Ontario to Kitchener, as it still is today, and changed Swastika to...
09-25-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By cooker

It's partly marketing by businesses. They need to...

It's partly marketing by businesses. They need to continuously sell goods and services to stay in business, but we in the west live in an affluent society where most people's basic needs are met, so...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 47,888
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 6398.4 (7180.8 total) [135/147]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6009 (6448 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4303 (7240 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 47,888
Posted By cooker

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 5028 (5388 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3564
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-22-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,575
Posted By cooker

Any problem with having two bikes? A new commuter...

Any problem with having two bikes? A new commuter bike would quickly pay for itself in the gas costs or transit fare you are saving by commuting, and might give you a more comfortable ride, and you...
08-08-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,708
Posted By cooker

So - did she get the position? Did you end up...

So - did she get the position? Did you end up being the chauffeur?
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