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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27950 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 19:14:16 »
Clothing companies that put button flys on their jeans in 2020 deserve a special place in hell

Button flys are an abomination.
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27951 on: Sat, 29 August 2020, 19:20:08 »
Clothing companies that put button flys on their jeans in 2020 deserve a special place in hell

Some Lucky brand jeans has them.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27952 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 02:09:59 »
Bought some bike bits to fit but they don't work together and I can't get replacements locally so have to revert everything today instead of going on a nice test ride.  Replacement bits probably wont even be here for next weekend as it's a short week.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27953 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 04:15:47 »
Bought some bike bits to fit but they don't work together and I can't get replacements locally so have to revert everything today instead of going on a nice test ride.  Replacement bits probably wont even be here for next weekend as it's a short week.

Bicycle standards are a bloody nightmare. I can't remember how many seat tube diameters there are, there are at least 3 headset sizes, 3 handlebar diameter sizes. Once tried to find replacement tyres for and old touring bike, and discovered some wheel size that I'd never heard of.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27954 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 05:10:01 »
Bought some bike bits to fit but they don't work together and I can't get replacements locally so have to revert everything today instead of going on a nice test ride.  Replacement bits probably wont even be here for next weekend as it's a short week.
Bicycle standards are a bloody nightmare. I can't remember how many seat tube diameters there are, there are at least 3 headset sizes, 3 handlebar diameter sizes. Once tried to find replacement tyres for and old touring bike, and discovered some wheel size that I'd never heard of.
Nice, was that a 27" or 28" that's actually bigger than the common 700c/29er?  650A?  Non-standard 26"??  There are definitely too many wheel sizes and seatposts aren't any better!

In my case I decided I'd may as well use the biggest brake rotor the fork can take so bought one along with a matching rear when I built a new rear wheel back along, bought some better calipers too and again, only used the back one until now.  Seeing this long weekend coming I thought it a good time to fit everything so looked for a dynamo hub and settled on the newest Shimano one, it's centre lock, the rotor is 6 bolt.  Got a Shimano adaptor with it which didn't fit in the rotor without filing so did that.  On further research DT Swiss make two 6 bolt to centre lock adaptors, one for 160mm max and one for bigger so hopefully there's a 1mm difference in the alignment as I'm now waiting on one.  If that doesn't work I'll be looking for matching 160mm 6 bolt and 180mm centrelock rotors, or maybe it would be cheaper to get a 6 bolt dynamo?  Though that's another wheel rebuild and no way would I get lucky with spokes again (yes I know you're not supposed to reuse them but I did anyway - same rim, same cross pattern and same position so should be fine, they weren't used for that long...)

Best get out and do the reversion.  At least the proper brake levers (which I also had to file at the clamp thanks to weird handlebars) can stay on which is nice - I've been abusing interrupter levers as my only levers all year :blank:
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27955 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 16:24:50 »
also I'm on day 4 of trying to just set up an in-person doctor's visit. This shouldn't take 4 days of attempting to try and see a doctor, this is absolutely unacceptable and yet there's nothing at all I can do about it except keep calling and waiting on hold to try and convince someone who obviously doesn't care that a I need a doctor to actually SEE WITH EYES the issue. A phone appointment is a waste of everyone's time, and meanwhile I'm running a fever from the infection but that's still not good enough to actually see a doctor.

and once again, for the 4th time, they did not follow through with the appointment. That is an entire month of trying to see a doc and having every appointment set being canceled or ignored.

I've filed a complaint with the Department Of Health, but does anyone have any other suggestions? Should I contact a lawyer at this point?

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27956 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 16:34:51 »

they did not follow through with the appointment.


Where do you live? Are you near a large city? Do you have coverage with a major company?

I have had many experiences of being told "the earliest available appointment is 6 weeks out" when asking for routine appointments such as annual physical checkups, but I have never had a doctor bail out on a valid appointment.

When asking for an appointment for acute or somehow "pressing" care, I have never had to wait more than a few days.
 
The difference in characterization of crime and who commits it skews what criminality looks like demographically. "What we're seeing so far is very similar to the process that we see with Islamic violent Jihad radicalization," said former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, "This wanting to belong to a cause greater than yourself, wanting to get affirmation from a group who may not even know who you are or ever met you. And then feeling like you're part of this deployment, this cause. You heard him say on the clip 'It's my job to protect this.'
No, it's not your job. But you think it is. And video last night shows him walking around roaming around with the assault rifle not really doing much of protecting anything." Figliuzzi made it clear that calling these characters "troubled" is a misnomer. "I would assert," Figliuzzi continued. "that it's time we stopped using the word ‘troubled’ with regard to white young people who act out like this and start thinking about the radicalized term that we used when people of color or people of Islamic faith act out like this. This is a radicalization process that's happening. It happened with the El Paso shooter in Texas. We kept hearing he was troubled. No, he was radicalized. And it's happening online."

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27957 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 01:21:48 »
but I have never had a doctor bail out on a valid appointment.
well i had that happen for emergencies, but they called me and gave me a new appointment close to the original, same day actually. so it is possible that yeah you were very unlucky, but it was unprofessional for them to not tell you and give you an other option right away.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27958 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 02:27:35 »
Bought some bike bits to fit but they don't work together and I can't get replacements locally so have to revert everything today instead of going on a nice test ride.  Replacement bits probably wont even be here for next weekend as it's a short week.
Bicycle standards are a bloody nightmare. I can't remember how many seat tube diameters there are, there are at least 3 headset sizes, 3 handlebar diameter sizes. Once tried to find replacement tyres for and old touring bike, and discovered some wheel size that I'd never heard of.
Nice, was that a 27" or 28" that's actually bigger than the common 700c/29er?  650A?  Non-standard 26"??  There are definitely too many wheel sizes and seatposts aren't any better!

In my case I decided I'd may as well use the biggest brake rotor the fork can take so bought one along with a matching rear when I built a new rear wheel back along, bought some better calipers too and again, only used the back one until now.  Seeing this long weekend coming I thought it a good time to fit everything so looked for a dynamo hub and settled on the newest Shimano one, it's centre lock, the rotor is 6 bolt.  Got a Shimano adaptor with it which didn't fit in the rotor without filing so did that.  On further research DT Swiss make two 6 bolt to centre lock adaptors, one for 160mm max and one for bigger so hopefully there's a 1mm difference in the alignment as I'm now waiting on one.  If that doesn't work I'll be looking for matching 160mm 6 bolt and 180mm centrelock rotors, or maybe it would be cheaper to get a 6 bolt dynamo?  Though that's another wheel rebuild and no way would I get lucky with spokes again (yes I know you're not supposed to reuse them but I did anyway - same rim, same cross pattern and same position so should be fine, they weren't used for that long...)

Best get out and do the reversion.  At least the proper brake levers (which I also had to file at the clamp thanks to weird handlebars) can stay on which is nice - I've been abusing interrupter levers as my only levers all year :blank:

This was years ago now... off vague memory it was 650? It was a for a 1980s Trek touring frame that someone had not used for a decade or more.

Yeah, seems like some of the the most fiddly bits towards the wheel- hub sizes, bloody adaptors for disc brakes, and some of the rotor sizes seem to be off by just a handful of mm as well.

I'm impressed you're doing wheelbuilds. Very few people still do that. I've tried it without anything blowing up, but to do it well certainly takes a bit of skill and patience.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27959 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 22:18:27 »
Season 2 episode 1 of TB was great but i have to go to bed ):

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27960 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 11:06:47 »
Yeah, seems like some of the the most fiddly bits towards the wheel- hub sizes, bloody adaptors for disc brakes, and some of the rotor sizes seem to be off by just a handful of mm as well.

I'm impressed you're doing wheelbuilds. Very few people still do that. I've tried it without anything blowing up, but to do it well certainly takes a bit of skill and patience.
4 days complete with new wheel which is great, not even had to tweak it which is not bad for only my fourth build where the third was done the same day and has not been ridden.  The first one was fun as I didn't test it at all before heading to work at 4:30 AM - I finger tightened most of the nipples a couple of times and got there (about 17 miles) but it was like riding while very drunk.  Not recommended...  Wheelbuilding itself is quite fun but probably not for everyone.  Nowhere's going to sell what I've built as retro MTB rims with a stupidly heavy IGH and a road dynamo makes little sense on paper but that's what I want so that's what I've got.

Brake levers - not so good.  Turns out although sold as canti/short pull the official specs say they're suitable for v-brakes too.  I don't have a problem with the pull but apparently it's too much for the HY/RD hybrid calipers which self adjusted too tight resulting in a constant squeak.  Just as well the front didn't fit!  No problem, back to original calipers.  Except the 'new' rotor on the back hits the caliper on two of the six mounting points (where the two piece join) so more filing, and it still rubs at the end of the day (but not in the morning :confused:)  There's a hole in my finger from filing but I'll need to do more while I wait on more calipers!

Also it's clear from the pics the calipers will not fit on the included adaptors, hopefully the seller is helpful otherwise it's wait, measure, then wait some more for an adaptor.

Still waiting on the second 6 bolt to centrelock adaptor too...

Edit:  Seems I'm trying to do something stupid and while there is an adaptor it doesn't fit all frames/forks.  And I've only found it in Canada so wait++ and likely import fees!
Edit: 2  Adaptor won't fit my bike even if it was in stock (it isn't) - caliperrs cancelled.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27961 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 17:08:27 »
Bethesda updated all DOOM releases to run the Bethesda Launcher ver. instead of the original .wad files

WHY? I genuinely do not in any way understand this move at all. It takes up more space, gets rid of the music, and ****s up sourceports. Sourceports that 100% of the people who still play DOOM and DOOM II in 2020 use to play because literally no one plays vanilla DOOM.

It costs them MORE money, MORE man hours, and ruins the game for the only people who still play it.

Why the ****?

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27962 on: Fri, 04 September 2020, 20:23:51 »
Bethesda updated all DOOM releases to run the Bethesda Launcher ver. instead of the original .wad files

WHY? I genuinely do not in any way understand this move at all. It takes up more space, gets rid of the music, and ****s up sourceports. Sourceports that 100% of the people who still play DOOM and DOOM II in 2020 use to play because literally no one plays vanilla DOOM.

It costs them MORE money, MORE man hours, and ruins the game for the only people who still play it.

Why the ****?

They is gonna sue Steam next ?

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27963 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 00:18:04 »
Import expensive mudguards, spend hours cutting and fililng them so they fit on my bike, tolerate the weight in the name of strength and the reward?  Got up this morning to find the back one has snapped and is rubbing on the tyre.  Had to remove the back wheel (a faff due to IGH) and probably lost anything like top speed as no time to set it properly.  Now wasted more money on a train...

When I get to work I have to smile as potential customers are visiting while I'm getting further behind without the knowledge to bodge what is right on paper but doesn't work in reality.
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27964 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 23:17:55 »
The thick acrid smoke from wild fires is leaking through my poorly insulated apartment windows, stinging my eyes and choking me in my own private supposedly safest place. I'm sweating from the heat and lack of airflow, the scent of ash is sticking to my clammy skin, and a regiment of antibiotics are making me dizzy nauseous and irritable.

This is really truly the worst year ever.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27965 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:38:38 »
My neighbor's leaf blower. He uses it what seems like every day for what seems like hours. It makes an incredibly annoying sound. What is the purpose of such a device? By my own experience, it is usually just as easy and fast to use a rake or broom to do the same job.
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27966 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 13:41:05 »
The thick acrid smoke from wild fires is leaking through my poorly insulated apartment windows, stinging my eyes and choking me in my own private supposedly safest place. I'm sweating from the heat and lack of airflow, the scent of ash is sticking to my clammy skin, and a regiment of antibiotics are making me dizzy nauseous and irritable.

This is really truly the worst year ever.

But isn't it worth it knowing that baby's gender? Are the wildfires supposed to burn blue if it's a boy and orange if it's a girl?
Maybe they're waiting for gasmasks and latex to get sexy again.

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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27967 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 14:11:01 »
My neighbor's leaf blower. He uses it what seems like every day for what seems like hours. It makes an incredibly annoying sound. What is the purpose of such a device? By my own experience, it is usually just as easy and fast to use a rake or broom to do the same job.
Here here. The gardeners outside my house today: same thing. Those leaf blowers run on gasoline, and must be ridiculously heavy to carry around on their backs. Using a rake can't possibly be more strenuous, right!?
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Re: What's Bothering You? (The thread about what is bothering you.)
« Reply #27968 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 15:48:35 »
Bike chain was skipping, it was stretched so assumed that was the problem.  On Sunday I fitted new chain and re-fitted the tensioner as it seemed a bit loose, couldn't improve tightness and the skipping continued.  Bought a bigger jockey wheel for the tensioner to make it tighter, fitted that on Tuesday and it's slightly better but still skipped  Bought a proper singlespeed chain and a new tensioner, just fitted them and all looks perfect but the skipping is still happening.  The chainring and sprocket both look as new so it's not them, that just leaves the freehub and I have no time to take it apart tonight and can't find a replacement anyway.

So having all but 'finished' my bike it seems I'm back to square one but my wallet is around $100 lighter than it could be, and that's not including train tickets as I can't ride to work.  Will have to spend most of my free time this weekend converting it back to standard gears and that will mean a third new chain in a week.  Oh and the singlespeed chain had a really tight 'removable' link so should probably buy some plier-things to get it off in one piece.

Or I could buy a new IGH in the next 15 minutes with next to no research then spend-spend-spend to actually make it work.  Going to bed now so this option doesn't become attractive :mad:
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