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Forum: Foo
03-26-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By RedHairedScot

Ooh, thanks for the advice. The original...

Ooh, thanks for the advice.

The original m4/3s were outrageously expensive, but now they've dropped off. They're still way too expensive, but they're not a grand anymore.

I might look at a...
Forum: Foo
03-25-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 728
Posted By RedHairedScot

Camera?

I love taking pictures, and I got some great ones from my last bike trip. But my camera is getting pretty old, which means I missed a few good ones too. The shutter lag is pretty big, and the...
Forum: Foo
10-28-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By RedHairedScot

Hey thanks...I haven't been online in a while. ...

Hey thanks...I haven't been online in a while. Too much work, etc. But I've been on the bike a lot. I even got a new one! (GF got me into mountain biking, which is excellent.) I'll have to come...
Forum: Foo
09-27-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By RedHairedScot

His writing must be a matter of taste...I'm not...

His writing must be a matter of taste...I'm not saying it's going on the AP English lists anytime soon, but I think he did a solid job, especially with the characters. It's told as interviews with...
Forum: Foo
07-16-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By RedHairedScot

Are Performance Bikes and Bike Nashbar the same people?

Sounds like a silly question, but their websites look really similar and they have similar prices on a lot of things. Performance has rubbed me the wrong way, so I'm determined not to shop there...
Forum: Foo
07-05-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By RedHairedScot

Sunglasses: Really dark lenses?

Ok, it's incredibly hot in Austin...but I can handle that. Lots of water, frozen water bottles, lots of ice cream. But I CAN'T handle the brightness! I like my Tifosis but I feel like I need to...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15,504
Views: 11,675,249
Posted By RedHairedScot

Been riding and posting [1] for a while. There's...

Been riding and posting [1] for a while. There's a group at work that does occasional morning rides, so I'd drive into work and then ride my bike for a while. I have recently realized how silly...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,920
Posted By RedHairedScot

Not to out myself as an idiot, but when I moved...

Not to out myself as an idiot, but when I moved to Austin to go to school I would see the bike racks in use on the bus, but I was always too embarrassed to ask how it worked. I eventually walked up...
Forum: Foo
07-06-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By RedHairedScot

I know I'm going to pay for laughing at this in...

I know I'm going to pay for laughing at this in my next life, but:

When I was living in rural Mississippi, I was behind a random car driving down back roads. The people who lived on this...
06-01-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,509
Posted By RedHairedScot

I've got a Second Wind and use the really cheap...

I've got a Second Wind and use the really cheap 10g CO2 cartridges, so it's cheap to carry two or three. If I've got plenty of time, I'll pump it up about halfway, then use the CO2 cartridge to get...
05-21-08, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By RedHairedScot

Yikes...got sick. Spent the last few days sick. ...

Yikes...got sick. Spent the last few days sick.

The skewers I'm using are...stock, I think. I haven't removed the paint on the dropouts (which are vertical.) I'll check the wheel more closely...
05-17-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By RedHairedScot

Rear wheel dislodges when hammering up hills!

Got a 2004 Aluminum Specialized Allez Sport with quick-release skewers. Yesterday I started up a medium hill, and halfway through pedaling got really difficult. I suck, but not THAT bad, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By RedHairedScot

Wow. I've always thought I've been reasonably...

Wow. I've always thought I've been reasonably good with bike maintenance, but I've never heard this one, and it has been a while since I replaced the chain.

Thanks! Maybe next time I won't look...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By RedHairedScot

A serious question -- bike in poor repair? Is...

A serious question -- bike in poor repair? Is there something I could've done to detect a long chain early? I keep it clean and haven't had a problem with it ever.

And I dunno about wussy...I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By RedHairedScot

Worst ride ever. Knee is burger.

I've been dating a girl who rides a lot...and a lot better than I do! Today we did some hills.

Well...it would've been good, except that I think my chain has stretched a bit. We hit a hard hill...
Forum: Foo
02-06-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By RedHairedScot

I've always liked the teergrube: a host...

I've always liked the teergrube: a host configured to be

v-e-r-y s-l-o-w

It works much better with a mailserver, but it works for anything that waits for and parses your reply. Wastes their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,918
Posted By RedHairedScot

Busted. Hey, it was on sale. /heads to the...

Busted. Hey, it was on sale.

/heads to the store.
Forum: Foo
10-09-07, 11:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By RedHairedScot

Need a country-ish song progression

I need a song! Not really a song, but just a background to talk over. One of those easy country chord progression song things.

For an awesome example of what I'm talking about, check out the...
Forum: Foo
10-09-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By RedHairedScot

Halliday, Resnick, Walker = my favorite physics...

Halliday, Resnick, Walker = my favorite physics book.
Followed closely by Feynman's, then Serway.

And don't think it's a silly question. It's one very few people ask.

Here's the deal:
In a...
Forum: Foo
09-12-07, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By RedHairedScot

Does it come with the dog? If it does,...

Does it come with the dog?

If it does, totally get it.
Forum: Foo
09-05-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By RedHairedScot

Oh yeah...I remember that. Two more ideas: 1:...

Oh yeah...I remember that. Two more ideas:
1: For popular technical books, there was a huge problem with piracy in developing countries. To combat that, publishers put out versions of their books...
Forum: Foo
08-25-07, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By RedHairedScot

Flugtag was...crowded. So crowded we...

Flugtag was...crowded.

So crowded we couldn't actually get in.

We tried 3 or 4 places, then we just went over to the bridge...and they were launching the wrong way, so we couldn't see. Then,...
Forum: Foo
08-25-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By RedHairedScot

Was that LANCE? (Austin Flugtag)

Friend of mine and I biked down to Flugtag in Austin. We had locked our bikes up, so distant possibility of biketheft was on my mind, and coming towards us I see another road bike, doing the...
Forum: Foo
08-18-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By RedHairedScot

Speaking of the Les Paul...when I went in looking...

Speaking of the Les Paul...when I went in looking at the amps, I saw a nice Epiphone Les Paul. I'm a big proponent of the "Earn the bike you ride/guitar you play", and I don't honestly think I'm...
Forum: Foo
08-18-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By RedHairedScot

Very cool. I have a simple midsize Crate...

Very cool.

I have a simple midsize Crate amp, so I took the advice of wolfbrother and Lem_in_Pa and tried out a higher-end amp at the local guitar store. The Marshall was a bit pricy, but there...
Forum: Foo
08-17-07, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By RedHairedScot

Guitarists

Yo!

I've got a long history of the good acoustic guitar stuff, and a little bit of electric on the side, but I've started hanging out with the wrong crowd. There's a group of grad students (plus...
Forum: Foo
08-06-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By RedHairedScot

Whee! BALL!!

Whee! BALL!!
Forum: Foo
08-05-07, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By RedHairedScot

Oooh, I just figured out I can jam the presta...

Oooh, I just figured out I can jam the presta valve adapter into the hose adapter, then use my CO2 tube cartridge to inflate the ball.

If you don't hear from me in 5 minutes, I've exploded...
Forum: Foo
08-05-07, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By RedHairedScot

The lurking danger that is...your bike pump.

I got one of those exercise ball things [1] and, being the bike guy that I pretend to be on the Internet, I start pumping it up with my bike pump.

"Whew, this is tiring," I say. "Squeak squeak!"...
Forum: Foo
06-04-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,117
Posted By RedHairedScot

Pre-posting warning: I am sick, and I wrote...

Pre-posting warning:
I am sick, and I wrote this in a haze of Green Ny-Quil, trying to recover some some strange Euro-disease a friend brought back on a visit. And I just finished having this...
Forum: Foo
05-26-07, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By RedHairedScot

PS: I also had a passing thought earlier in the...

PS: I also had a passing thought earlier in the year when I randomly saw a Trans-Am that looked exactly like Kitt go for about $600 that that'd be the the most awesome thing ever...
Forum: Foo
05-26-07, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By RedHairedScot

I thought about this for a while. Instead of...

I thought about this for a while. Instead of using an electric car, I thought about ordering a kit-style car. Apparently a high-school group did it not too long ago for a project with a kit body...
Forum: Foo
05-20-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 886
Posted By RedHairedScot

+1. I came in to say that. Every time I leave...

+1. I came in to say that. Every time I leave my leatherman home, I regret it. There's never a trip where nothing needs fixin.
Forum: Foo
05-13-07, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By RedHairedScot

The "DANGER: TRAIN" gates were down and she...

The "DANGER: TRAIN" gates were down and she lifted them up and drove in. Not sure if it's daytime, but I am sure the driver isn't that bright.
Forum: Foo
05-13-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By RedHairedScot

That's awesome. Very cool.

That's awesome. Very cool.
Forum: Foo
05-12-07, 12:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,073
Posted By RedHairedScot

What's cool to wear off the bike?

At work we can wear whatever, so I usually don't dress up all that much, but earlier this week I ran out of clothes, so I wore slacks and a reasonably nice shirt. Four or five people asked me why I...
Forum: Foo
04-30-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 647
Posted By RedHairedScot

The tinfoil idea works best, and coating...

The tinfoil idea works best, and coating (selected?) wires with hot sauce or the stuff you put on kids' thumbs to teach them not to suck thumbs works too...

but if that doesn't work, you can train...
Forum: Foo
04-27-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,531
Posted By RedHairedScot

Has anyone ever noticed that guys like red-haired...

Has anyone ever noticed that guys like red-haired women, but women don't like red-haired guys?

Because I've noticed.

(note: this is a joke, not a serious complaint...true redheads are very...
Forum: Foo
04-22-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 837
Posted By RedHairedScot

pizza

And don't forget, the volume of a pizza of radius Z and thickness a is: pi Z Z a
Forum: Foo
04-21-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,077
Posted By RedHairedScot

Don't reproduce. (Just kidding...I'm a...

Don't reproduce.

(Just kidding...I'm a techno fan myself...I just couldn't resist...and I can't believe I'm the first to say it)
04-21-07, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By RedHairedScot

Easy: Does ANYONE just sell cranks?

Please keep in mind that I'm new to this; I'm better at riding them than fixing them.

Mountain biking today I managed to bang a pedal or something, and the pedal eventually sheared off, leaving...
Forum: Foo
04-18-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By RedHairedScot

Nokia N800. If you're really hardcore, open it...

Nokia N800.
If you're really hardcore, open it up and extend the wifi antenna. Look for designs on hackaday (or do it yourself: 2.4GHz frequency, compute lambda for a half-wave dipole.)
Forum: Foo
04-18-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By RedHairedScot

Actually...that's not a half bad idea with some...

Actually...that's not a half bad idea with some modifications.
PAGING PHANTOMCOW...PLEASE PICK UP THE COURTESY PHONE...

You can make a loud little buzzer with thirty cents worth of 555 timer and...
Forum: Foo
04-17-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By RedHairedScot

Hehe. Agreed, that'd be creepier. But...

Hehe. Agreed, that'd be creepier.

But still, you'd think somebody'd see it happening and say "Hey, dude, stop screwing with the shower!"

What kind of person rips down shower curtains?

If I...
Forum: Foo
04-17-07, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By RedHairedScot

Creepy Creepy Gym Shower

Ok...a long time ago, the gym I belong to renovated its bathrooms. All was good and everyone was happy. Except, apparently, for a few people who objected to shower curtains. They ripped down the...
04-10-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By RedHairedScot

Thanks everybody...if I wanted to do it again,...

Thanks everybody...if I wanted to do it again, I'd probably try the IR link.
I've made it work occasionally. Turns out my computer's power supply emits in the ultrasonic, which is why my friend's...
04-08-07, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,845
Posted By RedHairedScot

Polar HRM audio link: HELP!

I'm reasonably tech-savvy, so I thought this Polar RS200 would be relatively easy to link up with the computer, right? It's not! I've tried everything, and it won't work. I'm using the Polar...
Forum: Foo
03-28-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,090
Posted By RedHairedScot

Trivia: A violin and a viola are the exact same...

Trivia: A violin and a viola are the exact same size. The viola looks larger because the violinist's head is bigger.

/Gotta work on that one...
Forum: Foo
03-22-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By RedHairedScot

song for talent show

ok, at a future party we've been warned to bring a "talent"...sort of like a party game.

I play guitar, but I can't think of a good song. The object is to be funny, but anything that might also...
Forum: Foo
03-22-07, 06:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 924
Posted By RedHairedScot

neat!

neat!
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