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vinay jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 8:19
Jan 6, 2021
The Shredmaster is a High Pivot, 29er, Gearbox Downhill Bike That Takes a Water Bottle
@JSTootell: To be honest I actually like fractions if they can be more accurate and/or compact than decimal numbers. That said from what I've seen the fractions used there typically have a power of two in the denominator so you can reach the same accuracy with decimal numbers. Plus of course in this particular case of dimensions, these aren't 100% accurate by nature so the accuracy these fractions suggest is false. Even though I've been taught in my studies (aerospace engineering where SI and imperial are equally common) to be able to work with both systems, I now realize I never knew how they show the significant numbers when showing dimensions with fractions. As you're American, may I ask you how you've been taught to deal with that, significant numbers? Or is it that once that's relevant, you go back to decimal?
vinay alicialeggett's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 7:06
Jan 6, 2021
London Bike Show Is Another COVID-19 Casualty After Owner Closes Shop
@huckschwinn: Let me see. In this thread I - referred to a WHO advice - linked to a training article on therapeutic breathing by a freediving professional - linked to an article in Nature on how whether asymptomatic people infected with covid can (or are known to) infect others - linked to an article on the same subject published in Elsevier - called for articles that dispute what I've found so far None of these articles were written by myself and obviously as for the articles I was calling for, these aren't written by me too. Indeed I added my own thoughts and other findings in my writing but have now said what needed to be said. This medium has more than enough room for others to share their views so please don't hesitate to do so as I'll indeed back off a little whilst others take their time to formulate their findings and theories. So even though I may not be writing as much here, I'll still be watching this thread interested to read, learn and possibly reshape my current view on things. So for all those who weren't aware already, the stage is all yours :)!
vinay jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 5:23
Jan 6, 2021
The Shredmaster is a High Pivot, 29er, Gearbox Downhill Bike That Takes a Water Bottle
@DidNotSendIt: I like that one. So if I get it correctly a proper mullet bike runs 650B in the front and 26" in the rear.
vinay alicialeggett's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 5:19
Jan 6, 2021
London Bike Show Is Another COVID-19 Casualty After Owner Closes Shop
@huckschwinn: Never realized threads could be won but if so then of course @peskycoots, congrats you just won a thread. Now make yourself a nice trophy, enjoy! Now for the rest on here, so far I've found two reports on how infectious asymptomatic people. The first I already linked to earlier but I'll link again and add a second one. - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19802-w - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0954611120301669?via%3Dihub (the link being like that as I found it through https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32513410/) Both reports haven't found asymptomatic people to be infectious so if anyone could link to a decent research article with the opposite findings then by all means post the link here. I acknowledge that some are here to win threads but with that one now awarded, we can now focus on the relevant stuff.
vinay alicialeggett's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 1:56
Jan 6, 2021
London Bike Show Is Another COVID-19 Casualty After Owner Closes Shop
@Peskycoots: Thanks for your contribution to the discussion.
vinay sarahmoore's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 0:34
Jan 6, 2021
Tech Briefing: Bike Storage, Copper Components, A Snowbike Conversion Kit & More - January 2021
You think the time is right for an actual real Transition BottleRocket?
vinay jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 6, 2021 at 0:29
Jan 6, 2021
The Shredmaster is a High Pivot, 29er, Gearbox Downhill Bike That Takes a Water Bottle
@fartymarty: People need to chill. I personally prefer to measure tire pressure in bar, it seems quite common here in PB to give it in psi. If people refuse to accept weights in pounds and stone (1 stone = 14 pounds) and refuse to accept dimensions in inches, feet and yard (conversion given above) yet adhere to psi (pounds per square inch) then they do indeed adhere to a mixed system. I'm fine with a mixed system and typically give my length in feet here on PB as I'm indeed 183cm tall.
vinay jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 5, 2021 at 16:08
Jan 5, 2021
The Shredmaster is a High Pivot, 29er, Gearbox Downhill Bike That Takes a Water Bottle
@bogdanc: 1 foot = 12 inch 1 yard = 3 feet mile, depends on the kind (Swedish, land, sea... loads of them)
vinay alicialeggett's article
Jan 5, 2021 at 16:03
Jan 5, 2021
London Bike Show Is Another COVID-19 Casualty After Owner Closes Shop
@Peskycoots: Who's being lied to? Look, a PCR test detects pieces of DNA or RNA, that's what it does. Ideally it reacts to a couple of genes that are typical for the virus. So if everything goes well, that's what you'll find. The intact virus, a dead virus or only a tiny piece of virus. So for forensic research, that's good. For actually making a proper diagnosis as to whether someone is infected (let alone infectious), not at all. It was never certified to make medical diagnoses. See, they're taking traces from nasal swab. That's technically the outside, the first (passive) barrier. It is supposed to protect against stuff. Just because you've got dishwashing liquid on your hands doesn't mean it is inside your body. Same goes for what's found on the nasal swab. Now as for the PCR test that's being used, there is a good bit wrong about it too. The concentration of primers is way too high. It should be about 200nM, it is more in the range of 800nM. Which makes it adhere to more than what it is supposed to adhere to. The primers are "wobbly" (which implies they're insufficiently specific to the intended gene sequence) and the processing anealing temperatures are too far apart. And indeed, the amplification is too high. Not sure whether it should be 15, I thought more in the range of 25 to 30. But either way, this fall they increased amplification to 45 or so. Just like cranking the pre-gain or distortion level on your guitar amplifier (or stacking several dimed distortion pedals in series), you're getting all kind of noises even when you're not playing. The amplification of PCR tests shouldn't be at that level. It is too high. Not just that. If you change the protocol like that you can no longer compare numbers (positives) counted now to the numbers found spring 2020. Ok look, this is a lot for a bicycle website so let's focus on the first part. A PCR test detects pieces of DNA or RNA (dead or alive). Is there anyone who disagrees on this? So what it has found is at least something that is not inside the body. It could be that nothing entered the body. It could be that the person has been infected, has already recovered and is clearing harmless remains of the virus, it could be that someones nasal swab has caught these remains from someone elses sneeze but as these are dead virusses, these would never infect anyway. And yeah, it could be a life virus of which some have indeed infected the person (or which is being excreted by the person, so who is indeed infectious).
vinay jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 5, 2021 at 15:08
Jan 5, 2021
The Shredmaster is a High Pivot, 29er, Gearbox Downhill Bike That Takes a Water Bottle
@HLEKTRON: Kidding mate ;). I get people use phones on the internet, it is just kinda weird that search engines actually include the device name in the url.
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