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WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 22, 2017

I have a little display thing to hang medals on. It's by my door. Today while putting my shoes on I thought "I think I'd like to have another marathon finish." (ButterflyEffect wasoxygen).

These are my medals, plus my car key.

That's two five milers, one 10K, two 20Ks, six halfs, one marathon, and one 19.3 challenge (comprised of the 10K and one half). Outstanding is my 45.5 challenge medal for adding the full. It's coming in the mail. One of the five mile runs was my first finisher medal. At the time I thought it was kind of stupid and a waste of money, but now I'm kind of proud of it.

But I want to finish the Adirondack High Peaks before signing up for another full. If the weather next weekend keeps looking good, I'm going to give it a shot.

WanderingEng  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Let Them Eat Cake

I had the opposite reaction as this tweet:

    If this doesn't prove beyond all doubt that the global financial crisis is over than I don't know what will.

I take this as evidence that the 2008 crisis is over and the 2018 crisis has already started.

And beyond the personal losses there is increased healthcare burden and loss of skill within companies and industries.

    everyone behaved like they owned rear view mirrors and didn't want to unnecessarily impede other traffic.

This is what I see, or rather don't see, in America. I started to type out a reply to rd95 that I don't see soccer moms demanding use of the express lane with 50 items, I see people in self checkouts who have no idea how to use them taking way too long. The problem seems (to me) not people who say "screw your inconvenience" but rather people who simply have no idea that changing their behavior slightly would have no impact on them but benefit others. Being injured, fatally or otherwise, when it could have been minimized or avoided by a seatbelt has a large impact on others, and I think too many people don't realize that.

I don't think I ever saw Fight Club as "be more like Tyler Durden by rejecting one type of fashion for another type of fashion with just as many rules." I think I always saw it as "the norm may not be what's best for you and rejecting it in favor of what you actually want is ok." No doubt there were people who bought thrift store jackets and floral shirts and pink tinted sunglasses, but I do think there was a middle ground between "I want to copy Tyler Durden" and "The first rule of talking to me about movies is do not talk to me about Fight Club."

    I don’t hold Sofia Coppola responsible for the tragic misunderstanding of The Virgin Suicides that I see on my Tumblr dashboard

What's the tragic misunderstanding of The Virgin Suicides? That's another movie I've enjoyed, though I definitely haven't seen it in years and years.

2200 feet! My marathon was 650', and it's considered a hillier course, at least for the area. Congratulations on a great run.

13.9 is definitely longer than I'd expect a watch to measure. I measured 26.41 for the marathon. I have seen my watch track jump around a bit if I'm between tall buildings, and maybe yours could do the same if you were in a gorge or heavily treed area that blocks the satellite signal?

I'm fine with them as food, but the packaging kills me. Did you have any trouble getting them open? How was the run?

Last I saw, which was admittedly overt a month ago, the only Model 3 deliveries had been to special customers and not Joe Blow. Do you know if that's changed? It's disappointing.

I definitely agree. This has a lot of applications. Just poking around at Google Maps and starting at Houston (Gulf of Mexico port), Albuquerque is 900 miles, St. Louis 800, Nashville 800, and Atlanta 800. With a 500 mile starting range and one megacharge, a truck can reach a lot of places.

    megacharging: 400 miles (644 km) per 30minutes

Google says seen trucks average 6.5 miles per gallon of diesel. Wikipedia has 10 kWh/L which converts to 37.6 kWh/gal. Wikipedia also says diesel engines can be 45% efficient.

So to get kWh/mile It's 37.6/6.5×0.45=2.6 kWh/mile. That doesn't include regenerative braking, so let's just round down to 2 kWh/mile.

So 400 miles would mean 800 kWh, and getting that in 30 minutes means 1.6 MW. I'd love to see how Tesla does that.

Yeah, I prefer to read statements like that as "I had obviously been drinking. That's who I really am, though I'm usually able to hide it when in public."

Jeez, that makes the million dollar Conferate half dollar look like pocket change.

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