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Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If that is indeed the case, the next couple of weeks will be the most interesting of our lives.

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course it’s not confirmed, we’re in the conspiracy theory section right now. But anything ship or sub launched will still be either a missile, or slow enough to be vulnerable to counter measures.

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s a ballistic missile. Intelligence doesn’t tell you where it came from, radar does.

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I figured it was greed, but was wondering if anyone would actually say that. The thought process that leads from potential nuclear annihilation to making a quick, undeserved buck baffles me.

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a non-American, could you please explain this preoccupation with lawsuits? What good do you think could possibly come of a lawsuit?

Emergency alert about ballistic missile sent to Hawaii residents; EMA says ‘no threat’ by Retrrad in news

[–]Retrrad[S] 91 points92 points  (0 children)

All the screenshots on twitter show 8:08 as the time sent. That's Hawaii's area code. Was this a hack?

-28 (before windchill) and people still be biking to work in Canada. by lovelystubbornbrave in bicycling

[–]Retrrad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For me, dressing for winter riding is all about flexibility, and that means layering. From the top down:

Head: base layer is a couple of buffs, one Merino wool made into a toque, the other synthetic to cover my neck, and if necessary, my face. One overlaps the other to cover my ears and hold each other in place. As it gets colder, I add a Merino headband, and then a wool toque. Helmet and clear glasses (safety glasses from work) complete the headgear.

Upper Body: the basic strategy is a base layer that wicks away sweat, a top layer that keeps out the wind, and as many insulating layers in between as required by the temp. I use Nike Pro Combat base layers, but there may be better out there. Top layers are either a simple windbreaker, or a jacket with removable fleece liner for added flexibility. In between, I usually wear one, sometimes two synthetic sweaters. Two sweaters are for crazy cold days, it's easy to over insulate. I like sweaters with high, zippered necks for extra neck insulation. (You notice any holes in the cold armor real quick, overlapping is good!)

Legs: Don't seem to be as much of an issue for me, probably because they're working hard. I can get away with bike shorts and MEC Adanac commuter pants down to about -15°C, after that I add a pair of athletic tights in between. I've never needed more than that.

Extremities: This is where it gets much tougher to keep things warm. Regular weight full fingered cycling gloves work down to about 0°C for me, lobster mitts take over after that down to about -15°C, and after that I use ski gloves, but they're not a very satifactory solution because the isolated thumbs still get cold. At those temps, the ideal would be bar mitts, but I have yet to aquire a pair. For my feet, i use wool socks in my regular mountain biking shoes to about 0°C, and after that I really splurged and got fatbiking boots from 45NRTH. They were ridiculously expensive, but so worth it - I've ridden down to -30°C, my feet have never been cold in those boots.

One other general strategy I can give you is to dress for the last five minutes of your ride, not the first. As you ride, you will naturally get wamer as you work. What may seem to cool initially may well turn out to be the perfect amount of insulation.

Calgary this is not a good sign. New street art on my bike commute by lchildsplay in bikecommuting

[–]Retrrad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There seems to be a disproportionately high number of Calgarians on this sub.

Welcome to 2018 where the parking spaces are made up and the lanes don't matter. by KForrestM in Calgary

[–]Retrrad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you want to indulge this fantasy, that's your business. Don't make it mine. This meeting's over.

Got a GoPro6 for Christmas, First video testing it our and shredding the Blizzard -20 in the DEEP snow by 8packpredator in fatbike

[–]Retrrad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a Blizzard too, and the shop I bought it from warned me the brakes would be noisy when it's cold. I have about 500 km on the bike now, and it still sounds like a couple of air horns when braking.