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Eric Hansen
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Lives in Columbus, OH
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More like "Let's precipitate mass exodus of our core user base by forcing shitty 'updates' on them... o"

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More like "Let's no" imho
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I must admit, the new G+ was dumb. But after a year of updates, it's realy not that bad!
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I think that went about as well as it possibly could have.
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A little early for Darwin awards, ain't it?
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One speaker works well. Sounds good, clean, even though I can hear hiss and artifacts from the $50 Android tablet I was feeding audio from. I didn't turn it up all the way for a few reasons:

>holy shit that tablet is garbage
>unbalanced load on the amp
>sitting 2' in front of the speaker
>too afraid

The other speaker is done except a broken terminal. I can't get the crossover circuitry out because the midrange wires are too short, and I can't get the nut off the backside of the terminal while holding it with needle nosed pliers. Gonna grab some channel locks from work and try again tonight. If that isn't happening, I can cut and resolder the mid-frequency wires.
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Foxes in the Sonoran desert being especially foxy.
Gray foxes climb into the trees to grab a few feet of vertical advantage.
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And then all the cats teleported like a foot in the air!
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Ugh. I need summer to get here so I can REALLY dick around with Di2 on the hardware level. Through the obsolescence of being on the bleeding edge, I am slowly accruing enough stuff where I can pull it apart without too much financial consequence. Current theory; the system identifies itself as things are plugged in, and modes of operation are set at that time. If a new node is installed, all the components re-negotiate. If this is the case, perhaps it would be possible to rig up a system where you hooked up a full set of road and mountain components separately, then, keeping a voltage on the components through hacked wiring, you assembled whatever kooky mixed road/mountain drivetrain you wanted.

My spare Di2 bits are a battery, a display/a-junction, and a handful of wires. Those are the parts i'd need to crack open, though.
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Let me build my final Di2 bike and see what I have left over.
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What in the fuck is the purpose of a GPS with turn-by-turn navigation that only lasts 4 hours in that mode?! If I am embarking on a ride less than 4 hours, I don't need a GPS; I can remember the route in my head after looking at Maps for like 5 minutes.
The Garmin Edge 820 combines the touchscreen of the large Garmin Edge 1000 with the size of the popular Garmin Edge 520, and more native
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I used to have a Garmin mounted to my handlebar, but now I use the phone for a few years now.
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"UGH! My bike interface doesn't work with Shimano's software in Windows 10! It's so shitty!"

Um, ok. Can you give more specifics? I've been running the e-tube software on 10 for over a year without any issues.

"Well on my mac I have this virtual machine..."

Noooooope. You have instantly transformed this into 'not my problem in any way shape or form'.
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Couldn't agree more. I just spent two hours troubleshooting a VMware Horizon issue and we have an entire VM environment and paid support.
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#bikeshop

"That cap is coming out of my crank again! One time it got lost, and you guy's replaced it, but it's happening again!"

Yep. It's an FSA crank. Let me torque it all back down for you. This is just a thing you need to do at least once a year with FSA cranks. Cue 20 minute conversation on that subject and "I thought I was buying a good bike!" Ok, first, (bitch), cycling has come fucking lightyears since you bought your Tricross in 2010. Second, everyone was really dumb in 2010, because that's the only way a bike with SRAM Apex on it could be 'nice'. Third, you see how every bike we sell made within the last two years doesn't have a FSA crank on it? You can buy a new (really nice) crank for like $160, or you can stop by once a year and get the one you have secured for free. I don't want to listen to you gripe about it any more.
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Was asked Friday what my reason was for growing my hair out. I didn't know I needed a reason.
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Even if you had a reason, you don't have to share it with anyone. My hair is about two feet long. I have no reason.
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Alrighty. I'm going to have to learn Motorola's Android flavor instead of CyanogenMod, but with the Moto X I will get Nougat (eventually?), AND I can address my phone as just "computer" and it will respond. So that's cool.
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Has Dickbag claimed +SpaceX's success today for himself yet?
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Introduction
I like to make stuff, to understand how things work, then to break things apart and make new things out of them.

Hobbies are like clothes to me; they wear out, and I get some new ones, except I never really throw the old hobbies away, so the analogy breaks down. Right now, I cycle pretty extensively. Ok, rather a lot.

Five things I like almost as much as riding a bike:
1: Looking at my bikes.
2: Talking about my bikes.
3. Reading websites about bikes.
4. Thinking about what bike i'm going to buy or build next.
5. Bacon.

Some things i've previously enjoyed as much as biking: SCA heavy combat, amateur radio, video games, firearms.

I'm attempting to learn the mandolin. I *love* music I have not heard before, particularly melodic metal or metal using unconventional instrumentation.

I am an Atheist, and will make posts regarding such, but I respect your right to believe in whatever you want.

If you hate homosexuals, feel free to never discuss such with me.

I'm pretty acerbic, and my sense of humor has been described as 'extreme', but I hope that doesn't stop you from reading the crap I post.
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Education
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Systems Integrator/Maintainer, 1999 - 2000
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Hunter UAV Avionics/Power System Maintainer, 2002 - 2002
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Shadow UAV Repairman, 2006 - 2006
  • U.S. Army Leadership Development School at Grafenwöhr
    NCO Professional Development., 2005 - 2005
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Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
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Skyssx, @YoureAFanOfMine
Work
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Student/Bike Tech
Employment
  • Bike Source
    Technician, 2014 - present
  • Worcester's Sales and Service
    Service Writer, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Army
    33W, 1999 - 2008
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Currently
Columbus, OH
Previously
Cleveland, OH - Charlotte, NC - Hohenfels, Germany - Sierra Vista, AZ - Anjung-Ri , Korea - Balad, Iraq - Athens, GA - Killeen, TX - Taji, Iraq - Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea
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