Wow, just catching up on this and he seems like a really reasonable and helpful guy....if DT is run through an API, imagine if we could just have a button down the road in the post editor here on Hyphen to check off that says "Also share to DriveTribe' - that would be epic!
Ha! I love that. Then again, I did get routed to the right people for an additional scholarship in college by calling the university's president directly. Hey, the number's on a letter back to me. Sometimes you just have to do the thing.
@jminer My dad worked for Caterpillar for 40 years, designing heavy equipment. I still remember how his office looked in those days - rows and rows of drafting tables, blueprints that were actually blue, and nearly everything calculated with a slide rule.
My first job in graphic design was in 1998, working in the pre-press department t a sign shop. We drew everything on an early version of CorelDraw, but the actual film for making screens or photopolymer plates was still processed by hand in a darkroom, and we still pasted-up layouts with red tape.
It's all much easier now, of course, but I like to be reminded now and then that we don't actually need all of the computer stuff.
@DAWRX buying a FS is definitely the sensible call since I have fairly great downhill (ski lift served and ride up, both) near me. Was looking at the Marin Rift Zone, Kona Process 134, Giant Stance, and Rocky mountain thunderbolt. All "cheap FS" (LOL) $1500-2500 which is pushing my (college student) budget a bit, but I haven't found a type of riding I don't love so it seems like a decent possibility for next summer.
@jayvincent I may well do that... the idea of buying a $600 frame and slowly building it out over a few months seems more palatable than buying another bike (I have a gravel aluminum Kona Rove rn and love it, probably keeping that one forever). And I really like the idea of pieceing together exactly what I want-the full Sutra build is $2400 and has a ton of stuff I probably wouldn't use on a rigid bike like 2.2" tires and a dropper post.
@Bloody-the-resident-shitposting-saffer That would 100% be the most logical plan, but I've kind of found for gentle trails I prefer a fully rigid bike (my e-bike commuter is a hardtail, albeit a very heavy one, and I don't love pedaling with the fork unlocked). And the proper aggressive trails around me would be only doable on an FS-which is a bit beyond my skills and wallet to build haha!
Welcome @AkursedX ! Glad to have you with us! Things aren't perfect here, but Jminer's been working hard, as well as others, to get this place pretty stable, all things considered! I mean...this site didn't exist just over a week ago and now it's supporting almost 400 users...
@italia FF. I think that's exactly what you're seeing-it tests way sharper than the canon/nikon prime 14mms (though if you have a 14-24mm I know those are outstanding) but running distortion correction inherently dulls the corners as you'd expect.
My impression from the start was they just wanted the sub-blogs gone... just because that’s what upper management wanted.
Blaming it on the potential legal liability would only hold water if it was done after the legal changes went through.
In my view, blaming it on legal liability was always a bullshit cover story so they could do this without pissing off their readers.
I’ve seen this bullshit “we can’t do it because of the legal liability” before.
Reminds me a bit of the “we have to crush all these EV1 electric cars because of the liability” bullshit GM pulled back in the early 2000s.
That was also a case of management just wanting something done to meet their less-than-honourable objectives of fighting the ZEV mandate and using “legal liability” as the bullshit excuse.
That situation boiled my blood as much as this one.
And they don’t realize that by doing shit like this causes management to go from “hero to zero” in no time... and it’s very hard to recover the company reputation after pulling shit like that.
I still have a fantasy of somehow acquiring one of the surviving GM EV1 cars, buying the necessary ports to re-enable it (which I think can be sourced from a company called AC Propulsion) and then drive it and park it in from of GM’s headquarters.
@sony1492 me too. I’m supposed to be working now but I just keep mashing refresh over there to see the shitpost hurricane not letting up. I just want to see the page all of a sudden sit unchanging kind of like Deadspin did when the whole staff quit, go archive a snapshot of the final day then all of my posts and make a home here. I’m not sure I’m really going to go back to Jalopnik all that much anymore with how unusable their mobile site has become.
@vincentmalamute Yes! That is unacceptable, I totally agree with you. I've been pretty fortune with the few companies I have hired for various things. I think growing up in the trades has helped me develop a good BS detector for the incompetent boobs who unfortunately populate the trades en-mass.
@pyramidhat older cars have so much open space around the dash, usually under it too. Don't like the feeling of 2ft of dash pressed up to the steering wheel and wrapping around every possible inch in newer cars.
Is there such a thing as a stock Miata at this point?
Also, that watch is awesome...I'm still rocking the Timex Ironman Triathlon I've had since Grade 9 (and I'm 34) because the damn thing is just bloody invincible.....well, except for the straps...I've gone through like 6 of those...
Wait...what? II love the Renault 5, especially the pre-facelift ones, but I had no idea there was a sedan version in the form of the 7! I love the 5 more still, but it's amusing the things you learn! 🙂
@rallydarkstrike once my italian improves I can help find a bee for you to export. It always cracks me up when people pronounce it Ape like a monkey instead of ahh pee which is bee.
That would be amazing!!!
I have no idea what prices are like in Italy, but I know they are higher in the rest of Europe, so likely a lot cheaper in Italy 🙂
Haha, yeah, I've seen 'reviews' on the Ape on Youtube where people called it an 'Ape' (as in monkey)...but it's Ah-pay as in bee, like you said! The Vespa is Piaggio's little 'wasp', but as the Ape iss their commercial vehicle, you just have to name it after the resilient worker bee to keep up the theme! 😛