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  • RE: Social experiment.

    @NickG

    Tells one much about that man's character. A rare find in this day and age. Maybe experiment w/some different locations that are less of a nasty trick and more observable?

    posted in Big Questions
  • RE: Social experiment.

    @NickG

    Unfortunately, most would lie and lay claim as theirs. So being "honest" is sometimes a tough call? Now if I knew somebody had lost it, like they were grumping about it, then no contest. I guess it might be a bit dependent upon the general character of the crew you're working with. I've had to work w/some pretty low life types in my day so maybe I'd just keep my mouth shut? But then again the shortages of others are no excuse for one's own, so one could always take the high road, know they did the right thing, and not worry about the transgressions/karma of others who may choose differently. But lest we be too judgemental scarcity can definitely affect perspective. Busting arse and working hard does not necessarily mean you are food secure nowadays. Any of us think we may not do things we otherwise would not after a few days not eating .... have likely never gone a few days w/o eating.

    Situational ethics. Perhaps some philosophical thought food potential here that @jgill enjoy pondering and chiming in on? A dilemma fer' sure, fer' sure. Does pose for an interesting experiment. Keep us posted, eh?

    P.S.; I am going to move this thread to "Big Questions". Seems like a forum for "Discuss and debate social issues" would make a good fit. ✌

    posted in Big Questions
  • RE: finally, a 'neebee' tech-help-me, thread...

    @neebee said in finally, a 'neebee' tech-help-me, thread...:

    hey there say, all... (john, as to restart, and nick, as to battery) ... it sure is a 'stew pot' of so much 'wonder' ...

    well, tomorrow, i hope to find out... i did find out that (from my one brother's friend, that is a mechanic, in other state) IF:

    with these newer 'tech programmed' vehicles, well, IF you jump-start someones vehicle for them, THIS will do something odd to the 'programming of your on vehicle' (GM only, or not, i am not sure-- he did not make that clear) ...
    and then-- this will trigger the VATS to (at some point) lock
    your engine... 😮

    Yes. This was mentioned in one of those videos I linked above. Crazy bullshit. One reason I hang onto my 91'. 🚚

    posted in Off Belay - General Discussion
  • RE: Leather vs Synthetic... Your Thoughts?

    @ACOPA

    Nice. I was guessing synthetics would be preferred for all the manufacturing benefits reasons.

    In my analysis, I left out environmental and sustainability concerns, focusing in performance and comfort. Leather vs. Synthetic is not so cut and dry as one may initially suppose once you ponder it a bit, but I think in the final analysis leather comes out on top on this parameter as well.

    Durability is another param I omitted from my analysis, as it kind of goes w/o saying. Yet.... there have been issues w/such in the past. For e.g., I had some Fire Cat's once that just blew thru the rubber like it was butter. Bad batch and Fire replaced them so no sour taste. Especially since I now had an extra set for resoling 😉

    Amusing stories being what they may, quality and consistency may not be as sexy but are paramount. I've never worn Acopa's but from what I've observed I have no doubts this aspect will receive due attention.

    So... good on' ya' all 'round!! 👍

    posted in ACOPA
  • RE: Random Photo Thread

    @neebee Love that "Busy Bees" shot. Nice. 📷 👍

    P.S.; Not to take anything away from Carrot Trees... 😜

    posted in Off Belay - General Discussion
  • RE: Anything interesting related to philosophy, mind, spirituality, religion, science, mathematics, etc.

    @Toker-V

    [root@forums uploads]# echo "Uploaded Files Total: $(ll files| wc -l)"
    Uploaded Files Total: 1911

    posted in Big Questions
  • RE: Sneak Peek

    @ACOPA Whoa! That is a sneak of a peek. How about a larger image, eh? I do like that the loops are dual and either side of the heel/achilles, as sometimes the sticthing/sewing of mid placed ones can be a bit "scratchy". I guess also facilitates a two finger power pull for those who buy their shoes really, really tight? Heh....

    posted in ACOPA
  • RE: Anything interesting related to philosophy, mind, spirituality, religion, science, mathematics, etc.

    @jgill

    Yep. Unfortunate we do not enjoy more such contributions here at Redpoint. Pondering the Big Questions and sharing those thoughts takes significantly more mental bandwidth than posting up pics so it's easy to see how many are attracted to the low hanging fruit offered by a quick pic post here and quick comment there.

    Guilty. Although I'd like to engage in such, between a network and a house move I simply lack requisite time.... Sure be dandy if e.g. some of the other Pirsig readers stepped up. There is much thought food there, no?

    Speaking of which, I was pretty mid to maybe late teens when I read Zen & the Art. I mentioned, I failed to grok much of it at such a tender age but it still really made an impression on me. Particularly w.r.t. thoughts about quality. I am kind of a perfectionist to begin with and I sometimes wonder if Pirsig fanned the flames a bit too much. Perfection is a high bar to clear and led to a lot of frustrations and "failures" wh/may have otherwise been "small victories". I wonder how much of this goes back to having read Zen & the Art at such a young and impressionable age?

    Hmmm.... I am more seasoned now. So I will leave you with this one:

    The perfect is the enemy of the good. -- Voltaire, 1770

    posted in Big Questions
  • RE: Social Media... Do you?

    @ACOPA

    1. I do not do "social media". At all.

    2. Be that as it may... I took a look at Acopa's stuff and I liked it. Professional, tasteful, and actually interesting photo galleries and such. Well done. I suspect you found the sweet spot with the Instagram and Twitter combo. FB is kind of fading away in general and pretty much already history with the younger, wh/these days translates to the "twenty-something", crowd so I suspect your dynamic social media duo will be effective marketing active climbers. As opposed to us ol' geezers. Any hardman/woman status from bitd notwithstanding, we don't churn thru the shoes like we used to.

    3. Concerns over big data, privacy and security are prompting a renaissance of smaller, intimate hobbyist/enthusiast community forums. So, smart that you are also on Redpoint University. 👍

    My $0.02. You get what you pay for. If yer' lucky. 🐕

    posted in ACOPA
  • RE: What song are you listening to?

    <kvg@loon:~>% mocp -i
    State: PLAY
    File: /usr/home/kvg/Music/flac/Mannheim Steamroller/Fresh Aire 8; 8 Topics of Infinity/01 Mannheim Steamroller - Main Titles.flac
    Title: 1 Mannheim Steamroller - Main Titles (Fresh Aire 8: 8 Topics of Infinity)
    Artist: Mannheim Steamroller
    SongTitle: Main Titles
    Album: Fresh Aire 8: 8 Topics of Infinity
    TotalTime: 02:43
    TimeLeft: 01:03
    TotalSec: 163
    CurrentTime: 01:40
    CurrentSec: 100
    Bitrate: 722kbps
    AvgBitrate: 769kbps
    Rate: 44kHz

    Errmm.... I should live in the present:

    <kvg@loon:~>% mocp -i
    State: PLAY
    File: /usr/home/kvg/Music/flac/Mannheim Steamroller/Fresh Aire 8; 8 Topics of Infinity/02 Mannheim Steamroller - Greek Thinkers; Infinity in Philosophy - Day Party.flac
    Title: 2 Mannheim Steamroller - Greek Thinkers: Infinity in Philosophy - Day Party (Fresh Aire 8: 8 Topics of Infinity)
    Artist: Mannheim Steamroller
    SongTitle: Greek Thinkers: Infinity in Philosophy - Day Party
    Album: Fresh Aire 8: 8 Topics of Infinity
    TotalTime: 03:09
    TimeLeft: 01:52
    TotalSec: 189
    CurrentTime: 01:17
    CurrentSec: 77
    Bitrate: 675kbps
    AvgBitrate: 871kbps
    Rate: 44kHz

    Ooohhh, my my, my... that concert grand makes my toes tingle..... 🎹

    posted in Off Belay - General Discussion