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I work on the Netflix Open Connect content delivery network. In my past lives, I've worked on GIS applications, data mining, radiation sensors, and physics simulations. I've used technologies ranging from the trendy (Java, C#, and Scala) to the archaic (Fortran and AML).

Just trying to change the world, one movie at a time.


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Dec
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comment Which clipless mountain bike pedals have free float (i.e. no spring recentering)?
@alex Yes. Spring centering seems to kick in if I exceed 1 degree and gets stronger as I move further from center.
Dec
30
comment Which clipless mountain bike pedals have free float (i.e. no spring recentering)?
@Emyr Mainly concerned with angular. Updated question to mention that.
Dec
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revised Which clipless mountain bike pedals have free float (i.e. no spring recentering)?
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Dec
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asked Which clipless mountain bike pedals have free float (i.e. no spring recentering)?
Jul
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comment How often should I change road bike tyres?
@Michael braking traction and lateral traction when cornering.
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Dec
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answered Shock absorbing handlebar tape - recommendations?
Dec
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Dec
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answered What's the cheapest way to get into training with power?
Nov
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comment Ideal pants for bicycle commuting the rain
eVent when compared to Gore-Tex is extremely air permeable--this helps it feel comfortable and "breath" in moderate weather. In the very cold weather, I've felt like I was freezing using eVent while I felt only slightly chilled using Gore-Tex.
Nov
29
comment Is a headlight required to emit light to the sides?
I remember asking a police officer in a smaller Southern California city about bicycle lighting. He said generally, when the police determine fault in a night-time bicycle accident, they look for good visibility even if it is not strictly following the law (i.e. I could use an amber or green light in place of a white light), but inadequate lighting would always make the cyclist at-fault. I suspect having no side-visible lights would make the cyclist at-fault or partially at-fault for the accident, regardless of how bright the front light is.
Nov
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comment Is a headlight required to emit light to the sides?
@Johnny Good point. "At fault" for the purposes of an accident, insurance, or liability often will use strict legal definitions rather than "practical" application of the law in order to avoid having to pay money.
Oct
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Oct
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comment How should I store inner tubes to maximize their shelf life?
Temperature changes and cool is not how I would describe a garage--which is the most obvious place to store them. Would putting them in a garage refrigerator be too cool (it would at least be a constant temperature)?
Oct
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asked How should I store inner tubes to maximize their shelf life?
Oct
16
comment Headlight recommendation
+1 Dinotte lights. The majority of lights in this price class are comparable (I don't have first hand experience with all of them so I can't say which is best), but almost all of them are an order of magnitude better than the "high quality" $30-$50 lights.
Sep
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comment How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun In the US, most states allow adults to carry pepper spray with minimal restrictions. Many countries also have permissive laws regarding pepper spray. And if a rider is concerned about self defense or safety, Pepper Spray could be something that person carries around like a cell phone.