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Cntread commented on a post in r/gifs
Mazorr 3 points

I know nothing of motorbikes, I see gifs of this all the time, how do you pick up a bike without using the throttle accidently? Is the only way to stop the engine first?

Cntread 3 points

The one in the gif is a scooter not a motorcycle so it's automatic. Regular motorcycles have a manual gearbox so they won't launch like that unless you grab the throttle and dump the clutch at the same time.

If you are picking up a motorcycle it will usually either be turned off or in neutral, so revving the throttle isn't a big deal.

Cntread commented on a post in r/AskUK
peanutthecacti 3 points

Once you find a general area you might be able to narrow it down a bit using information from here depending on how fussy you want to get. It's a bit later in parts than what you're looking for, but should give a general idea.

Cntread 3 points

That site is incredible! Thanks for sharing

Cntread commented on a post in r/MapPorn
KubrickIsMyCopilot 159 points

Geography is an incredibly powerful thing, shaping both climate and history. The sea makes England temperate, and the lack of the sea or any transverse mountains makes the US Midwest a frigid wind tunnel.

Cntread 57 points

For England the Gulf Stream makes a much bigger impact than just being on the sea. The sea doesn't always make things temperate- look directly opposite the Atlantic from England and you will see that. Labrador is a frigid place...

gaircity 1 point

Is this cumulative over a bunch of years, or just last January? Or this January to date?

Cntread 1 point

This is all Januarys from 1981-2010 averaged. Sorry, I should have put that in the title.

antoniofelicemunro 0 points

Yea, so January isn't done yet...

Cntread 1 point

These are historical averages for all Januarys 1981-2010

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Cntread commented on a post in r/nottheonion
Cntread 3 points

Those are only on Svalbard though, which is a separate island group. Worrying about polar bears in mainland Norway would be like travelling to New York and worrying about Alaskan Grizzly Bears because they live in the same country.

Cntread commented on a post in r/EarthPorn
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Cntread 2 points

I used to experience the same thing driving from Alberta to BC as a kid. Part of the Rockies are in Alberta but it always seemed like after crossing the border everything became more humid and lush. Even close to the border the forests in BC have ferns and other plants that you don't see on the other side.

Cntread commented on a post in r/todayilearned
alekzander01 25 points

I don't really follow cars, but I was always under the impression that Jaguar was considered a luxury brand, like Aston Martin or Bentley? Is their reputation shit?

Cntread 7 points

British cars aren't known for their reliability

Cntread commented on a post in r/todayilearned
ColHaberdasher 39 points

...did people think Inuit natives made fur fringes for decorative fashion?

Cntread 2 points

Well obviously nothing could be proven until wind tunnels were invented /s

Cntread commented on a post in r/pics
AllanKempe 3 points

On what latitude is this? The shadow is too short for winter. And the face teh dog does is one when it's warm and tries to cool down, and whay would it have to do that on the middle of a lake (can't have been running for the last few minutes) in the winter? Photoshopped?

Cntread 3 points

It's a bad photoshop. The background is Moraine Lake, Alberta, no idea where the dog and canoe are.

Cntread commented on a post in r/MapPorn
cirrus42 11 points

OK wait. This makes it look like Minneapolis is an economic hub for like three Canadian provinces. Sure sure, looong distances, but it looks like all roads go to one place. Is Minneapolis-Winnipeg-Edmonton a corridor I never noticed before? Or does it just look that way on this particular map?

Cntread 6 points

It's possible, but consider that the largest city of those three Canadian provinces (Calgary) isn't really inside that corridor. Also there are a lot more roads going east from Alberta because the eastern border is flat while the western border is the Rocky Mountains- it doesn't necessarily mean that most economic traffic is moving east, just more roads.

Cntread commented on a post in r/AskUK
Cntread 1 point

OP if you want a real answer from someone who has lived in the region, the commenters saying crime rates are the reason don't know what they're talking about. In North America waiting for someone is something we do mostly in winter in cold cities (if you were in Chicago recently I'm guessing it was pretty cold). We do it for anyone we give a ride to, cause getting locked out of your house in the extreme cold could be deadly.

Cntread commented on a post in r/AskAnAmerican
NervouslyStares 193 points

Usually people/cities in areas that experience this weather have the infrastructure to deal with it. Minneapolis has skywalks, for example. More investment in preventable measures to ensure transit isn't delayed/stopped. People will wear insulated clothing and layers to protect the skin from frostbite but you certainly don't want to be outside too long. Life goes on

Cntread 47 points

Those skywalks are very common in Calgary as well. We call them Plus 15s, and there's a huge network of them that lets you walk around downtown without going outside.

cammylinn 29 points

There never like guys don’t come to work it’s too cold today or cancel school for it?

Cntread 6 points

Growing up in Canada I never had a snow day, although I've heard that in some parts of Canada they do cancel school for snow. If the temp fell below -15C then recess was cancelled for elementary schools, but school was still in session no matter how cold it was. The closest thing to a snow day I had was one time the school bus got stuck in the snow and I got to stay home.

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