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by ivnja
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Well, that was close. I don't think any of the top teams will be upset with that except Astana. BMC got their team win (although I was surprised at how early some of them cracked), Sky limited Froome's (what a beast) losses to just one second, and Movistar had a solid ride and limited Quintana's los...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

I could see Van Garderen taking it if BMC are on the form they have been so far - not that Froome would necessarily be pleased to have his closest GC rival be the one to get the jersey. Sky are a strong time trial team as well and have the advantage of the final start time, so even if BMC win the st...
by ivnja
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

I missed yesterday's stage, but glad to see that Cav got his timing right and took one. So now the pressure for stage wins is back on Sagan. Losing both sprints yesterday must have stung for him. Today's stage was relatively boring. I'm sure that was a welcome relief for the riders. The only crash I...
by ivnja
Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Aw, jeez. He did make an official announcement, a few hours ago. And it was working out as such a happy stage, too, with Daniel Teklehaimanot making history in polka dots. Martin really did not look good on the ride in after he got up from that fall. Small consolation that his teammate did get the w...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Good on Tony Martin! He could not have timed that move more perfectly. Doubly impressive considering that he finished the race on his teammate's bike after getting a late flat and having to come back. It was good to see that while the cobbles were grueling, it was a safe stage for everyone, and the ...
by ivnja
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Re: Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Well, that was an unexpected twist today. I wasn't able to catch the stage live this morning, so I just finished the evening replay. I don't think I've ever seen the organizers neutralize the field before, but it does make sense, with two different heavy crashes there. As of the end of the stage, I ...
by ivnja
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:39 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: When do we capitalize the word 'state'?
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

Re: When do we capitalize the word 'state'?

I do some contract work with towns, and in their own correspondence and such, they seem to capitalize town (eg "the Town of Placename" or just "the Town") when referring to the legal entity / the municipal government, and left it lowercase when referring to the physical location ...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90033
Views: 7943963

Re: Inspirations

Huh. What options other than "Dear recipient" are there? [Firstname], [Title. Lastname], [Honorific], Dear [Firstname], Dear [Title. Lastname], Dear [Honorific], Dear [Firstname]: Dear [Title. Lastname]: Dear [Honorific]: Dear [Position at company]: To [Firstname Lastname]: To [Title. Fir...
by ivnja
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Grand Tours (cycling) talk
Replies: 80
Views: 26873

Grand Tours (cycling) talk

Sporting results talk ("actual (association) football" thread, "are you ready for some 'football'" thread, etc) seems to live here in News & Articles, so here we go. Tour de France 2015 is underway. An unexpectedly eventful stage 2 in the rain in the Netherlands is just wrapp...
by ivnja
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)


What a mess the past month has been for them. This one doesn't make sense to me.
by ivnja
Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 42318

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

As a cyclist I eagerly await the advent of autonomous cars. The, complete disregard for the life of cyclists in Australia is boarder line and sometimes is actually criminal. A computer will value my safety more than most humans. As an occasional bicycle commuter myself, I'm curious how well these s...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 42318

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

Suggest a metric defining how good directions have to be to meet your standard. Easy: it doesn't take me to where the place I want to go isn't. What single source gives you more correct and accurate directions more consistently than does any automated navigation software? It should probably be note...
by ivnja
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 42318

Re: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'

As a cyclist I eagerly await the advent of autonomous cars. The, complete disregard for the life of cyclists in Australia is boarder line and sometimes is actually criminal. A computer will value my safety more than most humans. As an occasional bicycle commuter myself, I'm curious how well these s...
by ivnja
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cars discussion, split from 'other news'
Replies: 448
Views: 42318

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Angua wrote:On phone, but a bunch of Georgia tech students protested a speeding ticket by all driving the speed limit on the motorway for 45 mins at rush hour. Backed it up a lot.

Here's a video they made.
by ivnja
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 940122

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I used the word 'Thug' in my internal conversion. I instantly thought of this 'Thread'. What had I done!? Who did I call, 'Thug'? I was anthromiphorizing a Cluster of HummingBirds. Yes. I'm a boring person. Bird watching. I called Those Two, 'Thugs'; Two flashy males. Those two are constantly fight...
by ivnja
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hippie doctors
Replies: 24
Views: 4607

Re: Hippie doctors

promises that all I have to do is eat 30 bananas a day and everything will be fine. Ah, you found Freelee :roll: I'll add in my support for Doogly's suggestion of Tai Chi or yoga (seated yoga is a good option if standing is a problem) as a general feel-good exercise. I actually like listening to in...
by ivnja
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I don't know to what extent this is actually "news", but it did warrant an article in the CBC ... reddit.com bans 150,000+ subscriber "Fat People Hate" subreddit (among a couple others) for harassment. Users throw tantrums all over the site, mostly aimed at Reddit CEO Ellen Pao. ...
by ivnja
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

The Triple Crown is when a single horse wins all three of the major US horse races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes (I think the UK may also have its own triple crown). So in the 36 years in between, there wasn't a single winner of all three races, and thus no Triple Crown ...
by ivnja
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/louisiana-gop-begs-grover-for-mercy Elected officials in Louisiana try, and fail, to convince private citizen with no official capacity (or residence) in Louisiana to give them permission to raise taxes to deal with their budget problems. Grover says no mercy.png I'm...
by ivnja
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3066805

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Maybe the elaborate plate designs help identify what state the plate is from when the stupid licence plate holder is blocking the state name. Which is great, as long as they stick to one design each. But there are so many conservation plates and organizational plates and fundraising plates and poli...
by ivnja
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

I'm having a hard time feeling sympathetic toward the waiter here.
by ivnja
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3066805

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Each state probably wants different colors/design to better be able to identify out-of-staters. So there is that. Also I think there is an element of preventing counterfitting, but I am not sure. I hadn't considered the counterfeiting aspect. Despite the nostalgia for some of the simple two-tone pl...
by ivnja
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3066805

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

It's partly that I try to check off all 51 plates (i.e. one from each state plus D.C.) every summer, but partly just the principle of blinged-up ID tags that I find obnoxious.
by ivnja
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28504
Views: 3066805

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

Rant: License plates. I don't understand the US obsession with turning them into shiny works of art. They serve one purpose, to display the identification number for the vehicle. I should be able to clearly read the number and easily identify the issuing body (the state government, in my case). Why ...
by ivnja
Tue May 12, 2015 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]
Replies: 165
Views: 37328

Re: Segregated Bathrooms [Thread Split]

Well, if we're going to play a round of Let's Rely On Shitty Anecdotes, who here has seen a multi-stall unisex bathroom? I lived in a dorm with three bathrooms on each floor - one designated women's, one designated men's, one designated unisex (it was a roughly triangle-shaped dorm, so each spoke g...
by ivnja
Fri May 08, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 51631

Re: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]

I just remembered a faux pas I committed years ago with an orthodox couple, where he smiled, introduced himself, shook my hand, and then gestured to his wife and introduced her. She smiled and said hello, I extended my hand to shake hers, and she didn't reach for it. Instead, he smiled broader, ask...
by ivnja
Wed May 06, 2015 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

In Texas, you have to be a state resident for 5 years (plus be 30 years old and a U.S. citizen). I was just poking fun, though. The analogy made me laugh quite a bit
by ivnja
Wed May 06, 2015 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

For the benefit of my American friends, I should explain that this is a shock something on the scale of Ralph Nader suddenly becoming the Governor of Texas. That certainly would be something, because his official place of residence is in Connecticut. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all turns...
by ivnja
Mon May 04, 2015 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2649333

Re: Post your boat race.

I think the last time I put my picture up here was the original post your face thread some eight years ago, so I suppose I might as well update.
by ivnja
Mon May 04, 2015 2:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 51631

Re: How can I express my vary logical arguments?

Do you have a link to the article you're trying to refute? Why is it okay to discriminate against women for religious reasons? - Neil_Boekend had posted it above. Orthodox Jews, like myself, would call themselves strictly Orthodox. Like Krogoth, I'm a little confused here. From an outsider's perspe...
by ivnja
Sat May 02, 2015 4:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 940122

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I wonder, what are the odds the officers would've been charged had there not been any riots or threat of riots? Does it matter? Sometimes it takes riots to shake things up and show the anger that has always been there. It's just sad that communities have to burn to get some things the attention the...
by ivnja
Fri May 01, 2015 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Orthodox Judaism & Sexism [Title Change]
Replies: 233
Views: 51631

Re: How can I express my vary logical arguments?

I agree with Neil and quantropy that this forum is the sort of place where you'll be able to get some close examination of (and very likely pushback against) your ideas, with the benefit of being able to continue to interact with us and shape your arguments. I do look forward to seeing what you have...
by ivnja
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6429
Views: 940122

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Lee County deputy fired after ignoring 911 call ...to continue to eat lunch with other deputies. Acknowledged the call twice, took almost half an hour before telling another deputy to go respond. In the 53 minutes before help arrived, the woman who had called 911 died (heart attack). The deputy was...
by ivnja
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Talk, anyone?
Replies: 73
Views: 18709

Re: Google Talk, anyone?

employees with male bosses do these results mean the graphs in chapter vii a judicial trustee is subject to the following laws and regulations of particular concern to me j of particular concern is the interrelationship between dm and cancer is simply to live as he lived becoming more and more unif...
by ivnja
Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14874
Views: 2324534

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

Yeah, Labor really screwed themselves over, but a foreign billionaire mobilising his multimedia empire to report incredibly biased news in favour of one party and ruthlessly attack another didn't exactly help. I thought he was Australian? Because everything after the comma is kind of how we think o...
by ivnja
Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Google Talk, anyone?
Replies: 73
Views: 18709

Re: Google Talk, anyone?

And in the end the love you take is equal to the average rate of change of a function at a point is equal to one millionth of a second and the nanosecond It kept up with the Beatles song for another eight words, then apparently found a couple math pages. do you want to like you but i don Hmm. No, I...
by ivnja
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 31588

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

Telchar wrote:Am I misunderstanding the border or would Catalonia be completely enclosed by the rest of Spain?

Sorry, I didn't mean to perhaps cause confusion with the enclosed regions comment, I was just responding to CorruptUser's county/town/family farm question.
by ivnja
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 124
Views: 31588

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

I think one of the biggest practical obstacles is when a seceding region (at whatever scale) isn't along the border of whatever larger body it is seceding from. If a farm in Kansas secedes, it's still entirely surrounded by the rest of the US (and state, and county, and town). No access to internati...
by ivnja
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems
Replies: 254
Views: 38938

Re: Assumptions in Math (Calculus) word problems

[...]if something is false it shouldn't be mentioned. Which means what isn't stated doesn't exist. The second sentence does not follow from the first. Like, at all. "If something is false it shouldn't be mentioned" does not mean that "if something isn't mentioned it is false (or does...

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