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  1. I am changing the way my bike changes gear using my desktop pc - is there a possibility we have become a little silly in our uses of technology? 

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I see it as enabling you to do things that you otherwise couldn't have contemplated. You never know, one of your flights of fancy might end up in the corpus of bike knowledge because you can disseminate it at the push of a button.

  2. @Studiot I believe this is a public message

  3. Bad Friday Agreement

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    2. Strange

      Strange

      It does sound like a disastrous outcome for Ireland. As if sorting out the border issue wasn't going to be hard enough.

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Ahh, I didn't realise the Irish connection. This could be our Donald Trump. :)

    4. Prometheus

      Prometheus

      It doesn't sound like the DUP will try to push an ultra conservative agenda. But it seriously undermines the peace process and makes a return to the Troubles more likely.

  4. Superbike TT - yeah. David Johnsons's Norton is beautiful. Watching Highlights so no spoilers please

    1. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Three deaths at the meeting so far - very dark days in Man

    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I love to watch motorcycle racing, sad that deaths have occurred.Who was killed?

  5. Not the power we give the strong, but the strength with which we embrace the weak. Joe Kennedy

  6. Good to see you back and posting

    1. Daedalus

      Daedalus

      Thank you Imatfaal. I'm glad to be back. It won't be long (a few weeks at most) until I create a new thread regarding my work on the Collatz conjecture. Unfortunately, the work I've done on extending the Collatz conjecture has provided insights that invalidates my original proof, but I am very close. All will be revealed soon. :D

  7. Scientists had to delete Urban Dictionary's data from the memory of IBM's Watson, because it was learning to swear in its answers.

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    2. DrP

      DrP

      I saw a documentary about Watson - it was on a game show and started swearing for some of the answers like Q-What is Homeopathy? Watson: Bullshit!

       

    3. DrP

      DrP

      I think it searched for Homeopathy and found that the highest percentage of answers to that question were 'BS'. So it spouted it out - they had to adjust it. lol.

       

    4. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      brilliant. it's right and it's about the only thing on TV which is brave enough to say that Homoeopathy is bullshit

  8. "Any serious attempt to do anything worthwhile is ritualistic."—Derek Walcott,

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    2. CharonY

      CharonY

      Yes I was being facetious and tried to use an amusing example. Setting up the bench in a certain way just did not have the same ring as a ritualistic sacrifice, but would look similar to the observer (and blood was actually involved).

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      and the hexagrams purely coincidental?

    4. CharonY

      CharonY

      Well, they seem to increase yield.

  9. First rule 9 ride of the year!

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    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      But bear in mind you would prob need new rear mech, new shifter, new wheel - all for two more gears?

    3. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      Thanks. Yeah, I like spending money on it. I like modding things to my taste and fit even if it makes no financial sense. It's my pleasure pursuing my idea of functional perfection. I wouldn't go as far as, say, buying Ultegra stuff. Being a gear tart is not what I'm about but I do like things to work the way I want them.

    4. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      I know you hate them but I've just put the best Clarkes Brake setup on my bike and they great; very responsive and reliable;much better than the Shimano brakes that were on it... they were only low-end ones though.

  10. Oh for Fucks Sake!

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    2. koti

      koti

      I hate to break it to you String but it's not just the UK and US - it's the whole planet.

    3. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      It's a sad fact that the easygoing people who would be smart, insightful, and tolerant politicians aren't very good at telling people what they need to do. For that, you need a bunch of idiots who think they know best.

    4. koti

      koti

      "I know that I know nothing"

  11. Vote Early! Vote Often!

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      Don't forget to throw in a couple of extra votes for me too.

    3. Function

      Function

      Even we Belgians are on the ball. I wonder in what kind of world I'll wake up Wednesday.

    4. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      It'll be rathe Louis Carroll to find Trumphas his finger on The Button.

  12. Happy New Year Revolutionaries!

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    2. Function

      Function

      5th of November sticks better to my mind.

    3. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      we had three succesful revolutions in England - yet the only date anyone remembers is a failed plot

       

    4. Function
  13. My big brother died yesterday in a bike accident in his beloved Lake District. I might be a little distant for a while

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    2. ajb

      ajb

      Sorry to hear this.

       

    3. DrmDoc

      DrmDoc

      My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    4. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Many thanks to everyone for their kind words. Just got back on my bike for the first time today

  14. Here is a box, a musical box, wound up and ready to play...

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      ...and what is in it today?

    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      Just old my Mum who brought up 4 boys with Watch with Mother / Listen with Mother as a daily treat. For someone we didn't "know" we were both really quite upset

  15. Lizzie Armitstead...wooooo!

    1. ajb

      ajb

      That the girl who can ride a bike? Not exactly rocket science is it? ;-)

       

    2. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      When you are as fast as her maybe it is something to do with rockets. And I think I have the tiniest crush...

    3. ajb

      ajb

      Celebrity crushes are the worse!

  16. A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston by-pass. Motorists are asked to be on the look-out for 16 hardened criminals.

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    2. arc

      arc

      I understand most of them served time for aggregated assault. :)

    3. arc

      arc

      CORRECTION: That would be aggregated basalt. :)

    4. imatfaal

      imatfaal

      lovely; very fitting tribute

  17. A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston by-pass. Motorists are asked to be on the look-out for 16 hardened criminals.

  18. I like this new avatar thing; and let's face it Velma is the best

    1. Sirona

      Sirona

      Perhaps too much of a gauche Americain for my liking. I prefer Daphane's sleek sophistication.

  19. Happy Pi Day everyone!

    1. Sirona

      Sirona

      Pi day was yesterday for me. Unfortunately no pies were involved :(

  20. We can be heroes...

  21. "It gets late early out there.''

    1. moth

      moth

      “Nobody goes to that place anymore. It's too crowded.”

    2. imatfaal
  22. Brave Blossoms!! Whooo! Whooo!

  23. Σαυτον ισθι

  24. Stand up, all victims of oppression For the tyrants fear your might Don't cling so hard to your possessions For you have nothing if you have no rights

    1. MonDie

      MonDie

      really nice guy

    2. too-open-minded

      too-open-minded

      I feel like culturally the general population values general consumer products more so than education. Yeah in a sense we're taken advantage of, their's the elite tyrants who turned college into a profit center. Among many other things. But the general population doesn't care, it's partly our own fault.

    3. dimreepr

      dimreepr

      Tomorrows right is today's privileged, it's important to focus on the right's that really matter.

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