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starfish&coffee

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Jul 2021

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    It's weird how excited we are about those rich cunts spending 5 min in the stratosphere when most of us can't name a single person been in any of the other space thingies.

    I can name Sunita Williams, simply because this video blows my mind. But that leaves tons of extremely accomplished space boffins I know nothing about.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not disagreeing. Breaking off contact altogether - massive difference.
    Watch the videoclip.

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    Regardless of the topic, massive kudos to the son who is willing to stand up to his mum in public. So much prejudice going around against people who choose to break with their parents.

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    @Rich_G
    You may want to look into Krav Maga classes. It's basic stuff about how to extricate yourself from the kind of random scuffle you see in that video, not about turning real world situations into some kind of Jackie Chan scene.

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    Depends a lot on the road frame innit? My first fixed gear was a converted road bike. With my lack of experience I hadn't considered the bottom bracket height as an issue and had some proper oh shit moment as my pedals would strike the tarmac even at relatively modest turns.
    Unless you have a very good understanding of the geometry of the road frame you're buying I'd say it's better holding out for a track frame and get it right the first time.

  • in Rides & Races
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    lots of wins from the break

    yeah, that made it fun this year

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There are those people who think freedom of religion means freedom to practice their religion.

    In Beachwood, Ohio, a 31-year-old woman accompanied by her 11-year-old daughter was driving at 100mph when she decided to "let go and let God take the wheel," according to her statement to police. God then smashed into a car, spun into a utility pole, hit another car, and finally crashed into a house.

    Link with video.
    Source for text above.

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    English speaking media covered the story well, but focused on the exciting 'into the wilderness' aspect of it. Of the articles I could find just now, all seem to omit that the incident was subject to a police investigation and that the tourist was found culpable and fined for negligence.
    The local media has plenty more nuance, often leading with a photo of the dead polar bear pointing out that she was a young female (implying we've lost out on plenty of future cubs).

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    Aren’t polar bears the only animal that actively hunts humans?

    Not quite. The polar bear doesn't know that we are a food source so won't normally bother with the tiny, textile clad creatures it sees far away the on horizon from time to time. But if they come up close and take a bite just to test if we're any good, they will immediately learn that they have found a great source of protein that is much easier to hunt than seals. So from then on they will actively hunt for humans and in Svalbard that means they will find the habitated areas within not too long. This is why the official policy is that a polar bear that has had their first taste of human flesh must be killed immediately.

    While on the topic, this tourist is a cunt for not setting up proper security around his tent. The bear that bit him had to die to protect the resident human population.

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