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nzandyb edspratt's article
Nov 22, 2021 at 9:16
Nov 22, 2021
Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes
@xxinsert-name-herexx: LOL did you just say Jaguar and reliable in the same sentence? 911's have always been solid (other than some odd engine issues with the 996), other Porsches maybe not so much.
nzandyb edspratt's article
Nov 22, 2021 at 9:11
Nov 22, 2021
Porsche Acquires Majority Stake in Greyp eBikes
@jaame: I'd instead argue (along with banning ICE) mandating all new electric vehicles MUST have modular and standardized batteries, control units, and motors; this way as battery technology improves it's not a problem to 'upgrade' your old EV's instead of replacing them! My 1998 Trek 920 is now in it's 5th reincarnation: XC, trail riding, touring, commuting, now winter beater... It had great fundamentals when new, and after 23 years it rides substantially better than the day it left the factory thanks to modern drivetrains, tires, cockpit, wheels, and fork.
nzandyb alicialeggett's article
Nov 19, 2021 at 8:47
Nov 19, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
@ceecee: Don't you be knocking cheap journalistic thrill, if it's good enough for Fox and CNN then it's good enough for degenerates everywhere. If you want to talk about Mill (bravo btw!), then my take on his issue with 'death to those that cause unhappiness' was simply that the judgement of such matters is too subjective (because it can be rooted in bias and corruption)... hence his pragmatic approach to this subjectivity was to not kill people 'wholesale', because, (in simple terms) that would get totally out of hand and it would suck. Seemed like he was also something of a 'bleeding heart' and his rational conclusions were at odds with his inherent moral bias.
nzandyb seb-stott's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 16:24
Nov 18, 2021
Why Shorter Cranks Are Better (According To Science)
@adrennan: Stealth marketing at it's finest.
nzandyb alicialeggett's article
Nov 18, 2021 at 8:41
Nov 18, 2021
nzandyb alicialeggett's article
Nov 17, 2021 at 14:04
Nov 17, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
@enduroNZ: Right or wrong are moral constructs, unless you're the religious type and then you probably believe that right/wrong are inalienable. I personally don't believe that capital punishment is necessary, nor the correct course of action to provide effective or reasonable justice; but throwing around statements like "it's wrong at every level" is not just morally righteous, but also completely false. Here's an example: keeping a person alive and in prison requires a vast quantity of time and resources. Time and resources require energy, energy contributes to CO2 emissions and therefore it can be categorically proven that CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS GOOD FOR THE PLANET. Save the planet, hang these thieves from a tree (don't harm the tree though).
nzandyb alicialeggett's article
Nov 17, 2021 at 13:48
Nov 17, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
@Ttimer: Oh boy, where to begin! Firstly, Utilitarian ethics has virtually NOTHING to do with the 'utility' value of a person... life or death is completely incidental to the 'greater good'! Here's a good example: take a highway for instance, let's say that 10 people die in preventable accidents on that highway each year, and it will cost a billion dollars to prevent further deaths on the highway... but in order to afford that billion dollars you have to take it from a child literacy fund which teaches millions of impoverished children to read (children being able to read doesn't directly save any lives). Utilitarian ethics would argue that millions of children being able to read is worth MORE than the lives of 10 people per year (because it brings the most 'good/happiness' to the most people). IPSO FACTO there is an argument for killing a thief: the vast sense of joy in satisfaction that their demise would bring to others. Ask yourself, would it change things if the thief had stolen a billion dollars from the child literacy fund? F*** thieves, that is all.
nzandyb alicialeggett's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 15:55
Nov 16, 2021
Danny Hart's Descend Bike Park Ransacked & Robbed
@Ttimer: According to the laws of utilitarian ethics (the most ethical choice is the one that will produce the greatest good for the greatest number) there is a good argument for the anger and extremism you're seeing here. These thieves ceasing to exist would undoubtedly be a net-positive for society as a whole... But they have kids you say? DOUBLE BONUS, now these kids can grow up without the influence of thieving bastards as parents, and the cycle of thieving bastardry is broken! hurrah.
nzandyb seb-stott's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 13:46
Nov 16, 2021
Why Shorter Cranks Are Better (According To Science)
Trek does this. I 'warrantied' my 2020 Checkpoint SL6 because it came with 175mm crank and the spec sheet had 172.5mm... Being that I'm 5'9'' this makes more difference than you'd think and for several hours of cranking on gravel it's surprisingly harder on the knees, hamstrings and back... ideally I would have got a lot shorter again though (the cranks, not my height).
nzandyb seb-stott's article
Nov 16, 2021 at 13:42
Nov 16, 2021
Why Shorter Cranks Are Better (According To Science)
@jaame: In the United States half the country would be on 120mm cranks and the other half on 220mm cranks.
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