Teleport-devices-as-a-mean-of-transportation Thread. Looking toward the future.
Main themes of discussion: a) What would you use a 2 way teleport device for? b) If the tech existed would it be legal? c) What would be the most common accident by teleporting? d) What's today's principal thing we need to discover/achieve to step closer to this technology? e) Laws to moderate teleportation devices.
A lot of you guys in /n have probably been in or watched a bike or running race and in doing so, witnessed or been the last person only to revive the pity clap and the horrible feeling that comes with it. So I ask, why is there always an uproar for the slowest runner, even if they don't try? Is it just part of an 'everybody is a winner' society?
I did school marathons back in junior high and high school. I was fat and the fatter dudes would always complain about knee pain and the teachers would drive them back, leaving me dead last for 4 years.
Effort is still effort, I lapped more than those who didn't even try.
I'm posting this mostly because I ran a race recently and came in towards the end with the whole Finnish being quiet, and a few miniutes later, when the last few people finnished, there was an uproar which reminded me of when I was in hs, whenever I came in last, that clap would make me feel sick afterwards and during. (And it was not just fautige, under a timer I was just wheezing by the end, not sick)
what bike locks do you guys use? next time i have spare cash i'm getting a retardedly overpriced TIGR lock because it looks good and it's light. i bought a heavy ass U-lock but i'm returning it because there's no way i'm carrying it around everywhere i go
Pro >It's (almost) entirely free. No special equipment besides shoes or sandals. >No special training required. Anybody can do it, as long as you're not disabled or a fucking lardass. >Helps you get fit and stay fit.
Con >You'll being going slow as fuck. >Weather can be a bitch. >Transporting anything more than a backpack... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Pro >Has any of the same advantages as private automobiles. >But passengers can just chill out while somebody else has the stress of dealing with the road and its many idiot users. >But can also carry lots of people. >Route modification is easy. >Cheap compared to trains.
Con >As with any mode of public transit, the quality of service is entirely dependant on the quality of the service provider. >Hard to carry anything larger than a backpack.
Pro >Can carry even more people than buses. >Can go fast. >But passengers can just chill out while somebody else has the stress of dealing with the rails.
Con >As with any mode of public transit, the quality of service is entirely dependant on the quality of the service provider. >Restricted to rail lines and rail stations, expensive to expand. >Expensive compared to buses. >Hard to carry anything larger than a backpack.
Pro >Like a butterfly, can go ANYWHERE. >Are safer than most other modes of transportation. >Can go REALLY, REALLY, REALLY FAST. >But passengers can just chill out while somebody else has the stress of dealing with the sky and its many dangers.
Con >Is really expensive. >Can be uncomfortable. >If you crash, you will die. >Take-offs and landing restricted to airports. >Good only for inter-urban transportation.
This is just off the top of my head. Got any suggestions or improvements?
>>998377 >Bicycles >Can be expensive compared to walking. >Bike thief is common and easy Is it really a con if it can be so easily mitigated? You can pick up incredibly cheap bikes that are still much faster than walking and not such a big deal if they get stolen, being so cheap they're less likely to be stolen, and a decent lock isn't expensive and makes the bike even less likely to be stolen.
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>>998382 >Is it really a con if it can be so easily mitigated? You can pick up incredibly cheap bikes that are still much faster than walking and not such a big deal if they get stolen, being so cheap they're less likely to be stolen, and a decent lock isn't expensive and makes the bike even less likely to be stolen.
Even with the cheapest BSO and shoes from Walmart, you'll still have spend at least 100 bucks more for cycling than walking (per year; that cheap shit will fall... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>998308 It was a really good vehicle when it was realeased, but that was in 1977, though with other headlights and as a Mercedes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_TN) Still robust and easy to work on.
As much as I love Akrigg (he's one of my favourite riders) I didn't really enjoy this vid. If anything it's a good representation of just how limiting some bikes can be, stick one of the most skillful riders in the world on a 90s MTB and it won't be all that entertaining.
I would've preferred to see him do more trials stuff on the bike, just like the Road Bike Party vids, but I understand that he's trying to use the bike for what it was made for decades ago.
I have never ridden a bike in the rain, however today I decided to ride to work without checking the weather. It will be flash flood tier weather when I get off. How do I cope with this situation? will I die, help me anon-kun!
Must we reinvent the wheel every couple of months? Every so often we get the latest invention that will revolutionize public transit and it always ends up being some bullshit idea that's in no way superior to the concepts we have, mainly standard heavy rail and modern light rail (as in tram with ROW).
Definitely! We were in a new city without a car and needed to get all the way across town, but the public transport was just a shitty bus, so we looked into an Uber and it picks us up, no problem and took us to our destination in a timely and affordable manner and nothing bad happened, it's fucking Uber.
>>997211 Holy jesus christ on a fucking stick, stay the fuck away from that site. Those bikes are built by retards. Cheap carbon plus dodgy mech work is NOT a good idea and the crank bolts will unscrew themselves and the seatpost will snap on your first ride. Pony up for a real bike or just get Di2 on your existing bike if that's what you literally want.
>1672, man created first reflecting telescope >1879, man created a working light bulb >1940, man creates oven that can cremate a human body in 1.1 minute (admittedly, a technology lost to time) >1945, man made nuclear fission into a weapon through the first atom bomb >1969, man walked on the moon >1980, man made Glock 17, a handgun that can be mastered by simple-minded people Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>997156 1. Flats are much less expensive if you patch your tubes instead of replacing them. 2. Out of curiosity, were your flats pinch flats, or did you manage to puncture a brand new Gatorskin? If pinch flats, the problem may be that you're not checking tire pressure before you ride. 3. Personally I go hundreds of miles between flats, part of that comes from riding wider tires (lower surface pressure lowers the risk of punctures), but I also scan the pavement as I ride and stay out of gutters and know to avoid riding through... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
> Because JR West doesn't feel the need to get into a chinchin-measuring contest with JR East's E235s, E353s and EV-E801s.
> Because the Kinki region is poor compared to Kanto, and JR West doesn't have a big revenue base like JR East has; especially with the Osaka Municipal Subway and Hankyu/Keihan cannibalizing JR West's market share.
> Because JR West went broke buying their Shinkansen fleet (N700s) and can't afford to order any more 225-100/225-5100 and 323s.
That line never used it, it was 103 > 209 > E233. The 201 Series you see were used in the Tokaido/Sanyo Main Lines as 7-car sets before they were replaced, rearranged into 8/6-car sets and got reassigned elsewhere
>>996935 looks ok to me but i don't know shit about all-terrain folding bikes.
i've just seen you posting the same request in a few threads and wanted to let you know that /n/ is an incredibly slow board (due to an infestation of the foamer virus) so just be patient and someone with better knowledge will be here in the next day or three. yes it really is that dead here.
>>996951 Any bike can take the odd trail. Just don't try taking your folding bike to proper downhill terrain.
Do you want to ride the odd trail here and there while mostly riding on roads? If so then buy whatever you want and ride it normally. Put on some tires that don't have massive knobbies so you don't suffer massive rolling resistance penalties while riding on roads. Ride them normally at relatively high pressure. You can drop the pressure if you get to longer trails you want to ride. You don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is the 2X Sequoia Elite a better do-it-all bike than the more expensive (+$1500) Expert?
The Expert still has a lower low gear than a typical compact crank road bike, but misses a bit out on top. The Elite goes even lower, and higher than the Expert, but not as high as a road bike. What do?
>>996587 I was about to shit on your thread for suggesting Specialized makes a "do it all" bike since most of their lineups are aluminum bikes with no eyelets, but these don't look bad. Chromoly and plenty of eyelets.
I would go with the basic Sequoia. All steel and reasonably priced unlike the Giant and Trek versions which are just alu/carbon hybrids for $2000. Too bad these big bike companies don't just sell the framesets.
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Rigid mtb, buy one on craigslist for 50 bucks. Thumb shifters are easy as fuck to use, positioned conveniently for beginners, and are bombproof in friction mode. Buy 1.5-2 inch slick tires for comfort and stability.
Downside, not really practical for MTB use for beginners. Can't keep up with road bikes at all on the road. Pretty much limited to commuting, or learning how to cycle.
>>995857 I am curious about my cockpit setup though, or maybe the bike fit.
I have difficult getting leverage on the hoods for strong braking and from the drops, don't really have a good grip on the levers. Is this normal or are the levers a bit high up?
The posture on this bike gives me a bit of neck strain from looking up at the road, I wonder if that's normal and I'll just get used to it, it doesn't seem to bother me after the ride, so I wonder if I just need to build some muscle there. I'm... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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