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    Hey hey, the student gives back to the master:)
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    I learned that your favorite 3 mile gravelgrinder road climb is infintessimally more difficult when you put it at mile 50 in your ride vs. mile 10 like you normally do.

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    I learned that Gillian Welch and David Rawlins are 100X as awesome live as you would imagine they would be, which was pretty awesome.
    One of the best shows ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edoz View Post
    The original prototype for superglue was invented by a Kodak engineer back in the 40s, but didn't work well for the intended purpose, which was clear gunsights I think. Years later it was tested for aircraft canopies and they didn't like it, but in the 60s one of the original things that was noticed about it, (that it held tissue together and stopped bleeding very well) was remembered and it was submitted for FDA approval for that purpose. The military started using it without approval during the Vietnam war. It was credited with saving many lives,as it helped seal wounds so that soldiers could get to a hospital before bleeding out. The FDA didn't approve it until many years later, (90s maybe) and now they call it Dermabond.
    Ironically because we used to glue many things together I worked alongside a chap who said the glue had actually been invented several times at several periods in time the its ability to stick skin has always been its highlight
     

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    Learned that memory triggers can be coded into two colors, which means it can be processed as binary...which means cylons are the future (memories can be up / downloaded, theoretically). Also, generic cells can be made into stem cells, so yeah, clones.....it's cylons.
    Cottage cheese for dinner, Greek yogurt for dessert, eat that everyday an' it will make your butt hurt.

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    I learned that the wires in the device holding my finger go all the way through and they remove them by cutting off one side and pulling them out the other and they don't use novocaine when they do it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by whale_spout View Post
    Learned that memory triggers can be coded into two colors, which means it can be processed as binary...which means cylons are the future (memories can be up / downloaded, theoretically). Also, generic cells can be made into stem cells, so yeah, clones.....it's cylons.
    Cylons are also the past. This has all happened before, and it will happen again.
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    My five year old son could make me laugh harder than I ever thought imaginable.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss

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    his is the winner of the Alan Alda Flame Challenge - a challenge to explan fire to an 11 year old, as voted on by 11 year olds - check it out!
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    Got some cash
    Bought some wheels
    Took it out
    'Cross the fields
    Lost Control
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    But we're alright

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    A hang glider is much harder to fly than turbine aircraft.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    his is the winner of the Alan Alda Flame Challenge - a challenge to explan fire to an 11 year old, as voted on by 11 year olds - check it out!
    - Garro.
    That is cool. Imagine if we taught kids THAT WAY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoff View Post
    That is cool. Imagine if we taught kids THAT WAY!
    Conjunction Junction/What's your function?
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    I like riding in the rain way more than is reasonable.

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    Drums and bikes will always be at odds with each other until one of them decides to step up and pay my bills.
    Got some cash
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    Drums and bikes are also two good ways to aspirate vomit.
     

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    A young woman who was just starting her bike commute caught up to me as I was finishing my 2-hour workout. She realized I was poor because I was riding a steel bike and told me that, if I wanted to go fast, I should save some money, get rid of my “water ford”, and buy a carbon bike to save 5 pounds.

    So I learned that I'm poor and I'm slow.
     

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    I've had this notion for 4+ years and this confimed it. Our country is really lacking dragging hehind in the field of astrophysics. I am not in the field but I have I am a big night sky enthusiast. I am open to hearing what others think but I am concerned about how a project of this magnitude has no American involvement as far as I can tell.

    I am happy for the people of Africa though.
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    "Best Restaurant in the World". I find that a pub 8 miles from where I live and which I have cycled past scores of times, as it is on one of my favourite loops but alas have never visited, has been voted best restaurant in the world. North Yorkshire's The Black Swan 'best restaurant in world' - BBC News

    I feel that identifying the "best restaurant in the world" is about as subjective as calling a piece of music the best in the world or saying someone has built the best bike in the world. I was nevertheless interested by the news. It remains to be seen whether I will ever be able to book a table there or whether this report will increase the car traffic on what has up to now been a really quiet and attractive country road.

    Image shows my bike less than 2 miles from "the best restaurant in the world".
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jacobs View Post
    "Best Restaurant in the World". I find that a pub 8 miles from where I live and which I have cycled past scores of times, as it is on one of my favourite loops but alas have never visited, has been voted best restaurant in the world. North Yorkshire's The Black Swan 'best restaurant in world' - BBC News

    I feel that identifying the "best restaurant in the world" is about as subjective as calling a piece of music the best in the world or saying someone has built the best bike in the world. I was nevertheless interested by the news. It remains to be seen whether I will ever be able to book a table there or whether this report will increase the car traffic on what has up to now been a really quiet and attractive country road.

    Image shows my bike less than 2 miles from "the best restaurant in the world".
    I've eaten there but I think before the current chef made it a hotspot. My recollection is that you could eat at the pub (which we did) or have a fancier meal in the dining room. Not sure if that's still the case.
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