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inappropriate_bike

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Dec 2018
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Sunday morning hills this week?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Will let people know. It'll be last minute when I know, though, thanks to the chaotic mix of kid and weather patterns :-(

  • in Rides & Races
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    Have been tweaking the Arrow Team 2 route to take a nicer exit from London on the lanes via Hertford.

    Timings/distance also work well to have lunch at a nice pub next to this:

    Going to ride the first part of the route later this month I think. Weather permitting!

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yes, I can send it to you if you still need it?

    We've still got some unexplored hills on the map. Pretty thorough around Crystal Palace but looks like we could approach it up Highfield Hill instead of Beulah Hill for a change.

    Here's the area we rode this week, around Sydenham Wells Park. Looks like there should be a monster up through the estate just to the North of the park. Plus, up in the top right... what's that road that connects Thorpewood Ave to Elliot Bank? Hmmm.

    Then Forest Hill itself. Hengrave Road could be entertaining.

  • in Rides & Races
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    So, which of those hills should we ride again?

    Estate Laps? The loop around Sydenham Wells park that defies gravity by being all down hill?

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    I've got a good route variation around Forest Hill (still finishes on the short side of Canonbie) if we want to try it.

    It involves Undulating Laps With An Amazing View - best unintentional velodrome in London.

  • in Rides & Races
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    It's going to be lovely all evening, but rain on anyone who stays for too many beers at the pub.

    #dilemma

  • in General
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    There are only three things protecting your privacy - legislation, cost benefit, and combinatorial explosion.

    Almost anything can be done with video analytics (if you have enough money and time) but :

    • it has to be legal, and
    • at some point the numbers get too large and the electricity required to power the computers would exhaust the resources of the earth

    For example tracking every UK citizen (60m) through Waterloo station (100m passengers per year) would require 6 quadrillion comparisons. That's roughly the same number of comparisons as there are ants on the planet.

    If the system was 99.99% accurate you'd have about 600 billion false matches to dig through. That's 1,644 million errors per day.

    So if we all club together and everyone in the country manually checks 30 results each per day, we could implement total surveillance of a single busy train station.

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    Admit to lack of transparency with a statement that Sir Humphrey could have written. Nice.

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    I'd be up for Sunday morning hills.

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