Google Groups: View Thread “Ritchey “Break-Away” bike — opinions?”. Been looking at a bunch of custom bicycles with S&S couplings. Great in the $1300-1600 for the frame plus $400 for the couplings. The Break-Away is an $1,100 frame, but what about the quality. Here are some notes from rec.bicycles.tech. Great the way google caches and […]
While researching the latest move by the RIAA to “sue”:http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10195 individuals, I ran across some interesting papers: * CSC 8990 Seminars. The first paper is on how PTP actually works and a good description of how to use conventional digital signature techniques to hide who is talking to whom and about what. Also learned a […]
CAMPAGNOLO 2003 RANGE – INNOVATION. _It’s been confusing which of the three different derailleurs you should get. Here’s a simple explanation_ The Campagnolo Record, Chorus and Centaur groupsets offers three models of rear derailleurs with short, medium and long cage. The rear derailleur with the short cage is for equipping the 2×10 drivetrain, while the […]
Well, as most folks know, I just love carbon fiber. It’s in just about every component that I have on my bike. Today though, I learned that it is a miracle material for sure, but it does have its downsides. Caveat Emptor. h4. Campagnolo Record Seatpost: Don’t overtighten even once! My good buddy Dave has […]
Singletrack – Home. A ezine from Britain. Got a good review from “Adventure Cycling”:http://adventurecycling.org as a place to look for mountain touring and other things.
_This is Peta-Jane, Alex’s teacher, favorite poem. Amazing that he could do a Haiku, but not surprising given how mathematical it is, you know, 5 syllable, then 7 then 5_ Fishy, Fishy Fishy in a tank Swimming in the water blue Swaying in the weeds Fishy fish My fish in a tank On a hill […]
Google Search: shuttle sb61g2 problem. It took forever to figure out this problem becuase the answers are in a newsgroup and not yet indexed on the web. In short, when I assembled my Dad’s PC, I kept getting hangs when running at full 200MHz for the CPU. Turns out there is a problem with the […]
Ars Technica: Introduction to Multithreading, Superthreading and Hyperthreading (10/2002). I finally got a new Intel “Prescott” chipset for my dad. Supports something called Hyperthreading. Make it look like one processor is two to Windows and Linux. Here’s a good explanation of what is going on.
With the drop in the dollar. All my favorite overseas places are not longer price competitive. The pound when from $1.44 to $1.69 overnight. So, in buying things, you can either get them for list price from “Excel”:http://excelsports.com or you can get some discount from “Licktons”:http://www.lickbike.com. I am not haunting the ebay auctions more too. […]
Doodlebaby. Hat tip to Zagula for this. Alway slooking for great places to buy gifts.