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Is this stuff viable? How will they efficiently move dirt for processing?
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Its gotta be legal because of all the oil drilling that goes on
>. It establishes an International Seabed Authority (ISA) to authorize seabed exploration and mining and collect and distribute the seabed mining royalty

Seems like its allowed anywhere, just a small portion of the profit is set aside for these clowns.
the US didnt sign and that is done in territorial waters

It's more than just a little bit and it's also the technology they want you to share.. the reason i know it's not just a little because it was part of the reason that they decided it wouldnt be profitable.
which is what exlusive economic zones are...
I think I meant it as two sentences. The US didn't sign the treaty but I think they only do it mostly territorial waters. But lol just a quick google search showed they have done it just outside territorial waters and at depths of 4k feet. The big *deepwater* horizon spill actually was at that depth, and there are probably other deepwater sites. But i mean i dont know of any in the middle of the atlantic ocean.

And I'm pretty sure it's restricted for other countries unless they wanna give into all the socialism. Or withdraw from the treaty.

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Anyone use inline skates? I'm interested in buying a pair, thoughts?
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Get some good aggressive inline skates. Hella fun and super impressive to everyone when you pull off some sick grinds. Less gay than speed skates.
I stoped a friend from rolling into trafic when he couldn't stop once.
Use them for transportation, no!
Use them for recreation, sure.
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>ywn go to the roller skating rink with your friends in the 90's to play area 51 while the dj blares dance music everything is neon and blacklights are the only source of lighting ever again
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that's a terrible gif, let me help you

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Does anybody have that picture showing the stages of bike ownership? It starts with a crappy Walmart MTB, then goes to a entry level road bike, then to a carbon fiber fred-bike and then back to the MTB when enlightenment is reached.

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It's true

The patrician rides in relative safety on mountain trails, or carefully curated century rides on a fat tire drop bar touring bike

Roadie culture of suffering for the sake of suffering is insane sphincter-clenching horror. You can ride in safety, with beautiful views, or ride in comfort on mups and quiet roads without thinking about Strava.

Come in to the light. Convert your garbon roadie to 650b ASAP
is 650 that comfy?
>then to a carbon fiber fred-bike and then back to the MTB when enlightenment is reached.

More like: to a fixie bum bike when you ride your carbon fiber bike to work too many times, smelling like a mountain goat and get fired.
What a shitty response

What a shitty counter response.

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Let's have a thread to appreciate the best kind of bus out there that's sadly dying out in many places, but that's the only kind of bus transportation that's actually good.

>The only good bus is a trolley bus.
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If the infrastructure already exists, there is absolutely no reason to ditch trolleybuses.
>what is not recharging for most of the day
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A year or so ago I heard rumours from someone living in Vilnius that there are plans to shrink/ditch the network in foreseeable future. I guess that's not true, seeing that this new fleet was bought?

Anyway, cute that you still have these fuckers running.
That was the previous mayor. The current agenda is to keep everything as is, while slowly upgrading the buses and trolleybuses to new ones, afaik.
There are talks of such fuckery in Riga. They plan to replace them with hydrogen buses.
Probably someone already has an offshore company ready to serve.

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Let's say you're moderately well off, with a net worth of about $75 million dollars. What kind of plane could you afford to buy and regularly use?
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i've been in ove with this plane since 10yo. built it in scale models, u-control, RC...
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A surprisingly large number of rich people I have met know someone who died in a plane crash, or disappeared in a plane, or whatever.

While I think planes are pretty neato, I think I'd stick to flying commercial unless I have to go somewhere really remote.
so much yesssss... and you can jump with your friends every sunset.
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‘60s rigid Cessna 150 with slicks

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> An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.
> Tempe police said the self-driving car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle hit a woman, who was walking outside of the crosswalk and later died at a hospital. There was a vehicle operator inside the car at the time of the crash.
Do we need a second post on the matter? Shape up or ship out!



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Post your new CANYANs
can’t wait to hit the gravel
I'm ready
My babby hands will not feel a single pebble in these Flexidroops™

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another needless tragedy! She got hit by a train and died. Wtf. What a loss. Damn.

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Did Zeynep ride a bike? It sure looks like it. What a magnificent ass!
goddamn it
The fuck you talking about, she had no calves.
Shes kind of ugly desu. The top of her head is kind of flat/small and she looks like the type that could't hold an interesting or intellectual conversation.

How will this impact freight movement? How about manufacturing of planes and stuff? I heard Boeing's stock price decreased significantly over it because of all the Canadian aluminum in needs.
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Unlike Netherlands or a lot of smaller Euro nations, USA is big enough to support a domestic industry assuming the Rust Belt is actually leveraged into competitive economic activity.
On top of that, CHINA is dumping prices on all their raw materials, meaning Rust Belt can't be marked competitive in the first place, and it forces a massive urbanization of the coastal states, being long term economically unprofitable.

Assuming tariffs lead to derusting, and derust leads to attempt at financially properly run the metal sector, and one still imports a little to refine it?
This is very economically feasable, because it will increase the diversity of the US workforce by decreasing the % of blue collar shitheads.
It will also lead to having a industrial backbone to fall back on, when it turns out offshoring IT is a fucking long term disaster.

Mining is still labor intensive by modern standards, because you need people to operate and maintain the machines, -1000 meters below the surface.
And being mining, it will happen in remote places, meaning the "nearest" qualified mechanics are 2-4 hours of transport away.
One of the big problems is American labor unions insist on having lots of good jobs. There are good jobs to be had with modernization of industry, but not lots of them to employ huge swaths of people. It's not that works can't or shouldn't have good working conditions, but either you have good jobs for fewer people or shitty jobs for lots.
Modernization leads to a different usage of the labor force.
So instead of massive amounts of people inhouse, you get a reasonable amount of people inhouse, who needs more certification.
And then on top of that, you externalize more of the cost: Parts, external repair experts

To view it in your lens, is narrow, not because there will be fewer people mining/refining, but also because it means those people will keep their local community alive and keep other industries alive.
To have a mining operation you need onsite:
1. A mine
2. A workforce
And then nearby, within reasonable commute distance, you need:
3. A local metal workshop, to avoid 2-4 weeks of production stop due waiting for parts
4. Something nearby for the sake of commuting long distances. Can be buss station at a town center, alongside a car rental agency.
Or a train station.
Or a small airport/helipad
5. A certification agency in the county that provides certification for the needed heavy industry machines

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That 40 bucks more per car is really going to destroy Detroit.
Not him but even if they are skilled, they are poor and thus drive wages down for citizens. It is nothing more than tech companies exploiting the system to increase profits.

Why is the mini cruiser the ultimate mean of a college student's transportation?
>maintenance is literally oil, a towel, skate tool and spare wheels+bearings
beat me /n/
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this my first and only board, built it about 10 years ago when I was 18 but honestly almost never skate it because I'm a bikefag since kid and this was my first board experience. Was kinda fun until I realized how much skating eats shoes. I might take it out for the first time in almost a decade now... Build list as follows

>7.5x31" Speed Demons deck
>Royal Girl trucks, set kinda soft
>Lucky 7 bearings
>53mm Hubba Oreo style wheels
I can't even ollie
I also don't skate it much because even if I can ride centuries and gran fondos on a bike like nothing, skating even a mile or two wears the shit out of me so it's really discouraging to skate
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Longboards are much easier to ride and have larger wheels so riding over pebbles isn't as much of a problem as with stunt boards. I'm 260lbs by the way and the can easily hold my weight.
never used one, what shroud i get Longboard or Skateboard?
I'd say longboard because of their bigger, softer, wheels which is easier to ride on rougher surfaces. You can throw longboard wheels or whatever is softer/bigger on a regular skateboard though. I made a huge mistake of putting on 53mm, 99a hardness wheels on my board to the point it's not even fun to ride anymore unless the surface is smoother than a baby's ass. I'm an absolute beginner and never progressed because I built a board with the wrong goal >>1167624

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How much do we fall to marketing?

Are people actually buying new models because of things like thru-axles, boost standard, plus tires, flat mount brakes, etc

How did the bicycle community got tricked to think these things actually make any difference?
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>>1165923 No I'm 31. I'm taking about when I got my first adult bike you pleb. You wasted money on a disc bike. Bummer. Not my problem
from the looks of things your first “adult bike” was a craigslist find that was already a decade old when you got your hands on it

so what you’re really doing here is arguing that extended generational poverty makes you cool
marketing an X-games and TDF image of cycling is counterproductive to getting non-cycling voters to approve of cycling infrastructure for adults who commute or use bicycles for errands , shopping , or other car-alternative uses
downtube friction shifters were kind of fun though. but yeah, ill take integrated shifters any day over old downtubers.
>Sure the old stuff works but the newer stuff is just better.
"Newer" is not always "better".
The 10-year-old original frameset had a threaded bottom bracket, and the bottom bracket bearings themselves were mostly metal, could be removed and reinstalled if necessary. The frameset Trek used to replace the old one (when a crack developed in a weld) uses a shitty press-fit bottom bracket, which gets ruined when you remove it, and the bearings are mostly "composite materials" (i.e. carbon-reinforced plastic). It's clear that this was done to save manufacturing costs, not benefit the end-user of the bike.

Change from 5-speed to 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11-speed were all improvements.
Disc brakes are an improvement for SOME people but not all people.
Moving from steel to aluminum to carbon-fiber framesets were an improvement for people who wanted higher performance bikes but not necessarily for recreational/commute riders.
Trying to make a broad blanket statement like "newer is just a meme to make you spend more money" is being over-simplistic and therefore inaccurate.
Complaining about newer technologies is being disingenuous.
Buy what you think you need and just never mind the rest.

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Is this the future of rail transportation? The next step after Blimp Trains?
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what the fuck, no
There's viable, and there's that.
Instead of trying to put a locomotive in the air, how about we put our efforts into improving the ones that travel on the ground? Y'know, before Musky cucks us all with his Hyperloop.
Now listen here mister.

Unless teleportation or other means of intellgienct get in the monds of the "masses" then there will be no blimp trains or blimps since there are even more effective ways.


Since that is quite unlikeyl to happen the future will be something liek this if you count out ww3.

>No change anywhare but driverless cars will be the next fad in the rich sector

>Same as previuos one but diverless cars and a few more remote trains, planes but negligebel

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There's so much wrong with this contraption I don't even know where to start.
Also reminds me of pic related
>Status: Destroyed on 2nd flight
Pretty impressive.

Consider that a kilogram of battery will deliver 3048 Watts for 5 minutes
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Is this an issue?
You also could have done it a few more times I bet
I believe you're more impressive than any battery anon
From my perspective the oil oligarchy generate fossil fuels on an on demand basis. Biofuels are harder to control because they're less shitty and people would make them themselves
>Is this an issue?
The Nazi process requires absurd energy or a lot of pollution, we were seriously considering it during the oil crisis but now we have so much fracked oil and now natural gas that biofuels are a meme, natural gas could beat it in terms of cost.
Natural gas isn't renewable energy. Biogas is. That's the whole point.

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Bike Campers
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I doubt it's as heavy as a loaded cargo trailer.
theres a motor in that guide wheel
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A tent on a rear cargo rack seems to be a lot more practical but not nearly as much fun as taking a big caravan with you.
Looks so comfy.


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Hi to all cycling fanatics! I'm doing research on the lifestyle of fanatic cyclists. So I would love to see where you store your bike and what kind of bike related stuff you have in your homes!
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There's literally a board for people like you, too:


Would you like us to post our addresses and what hours we're not at home, too?
bullshit manlet, your seatposts gave you up
The bike I use is off to the right. You can just see the wheel of it. Those 3 bikes we my girlfriend and my roommates.
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obvious troll but whatever.

I got a few shelves of tools, and odds and ends in the basement. Wrenching on your bikes is half the fun.

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