Post by Paul S Person
On Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:07:44 GMT, Ninapenda Jibini
Post by Ninapenda Jibini Post by Lawrence Watt-Evans
On 30 May 2021 18:07:38 GMT, Jaimie Vandenbergh
Post by Jaimie Vandenbergh
On 30 May 2021 at 15:12:11 BST, "Dorothy J Heydt" <Dorothy J
Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Jaimie Vandenbergh
On 30 May 2021 at 05:41:27 BST, "Dorothy J Heydt" <Dorothy
Post by Gary R. Schmidt
On Saturday, 29 May 2021 at 23:53:24 UTC+1,
Post by Dimensional Traveler Post by Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) Post by Bo Lindbergh
Yet another book of yours that can't be bought
with cash. This is getting annoying.
And of course one could send ME cash and I'll send
a book. It's a roundabout method rather than buying
through Amazon or Ring of Fire with a credit or
debit card, but it'd work.
Isn't buying through Amazon or Ring of Fire the
roundabout way compared to buying the book directly
from the author?
Ryk lives in a converted roundabout. He converted
it into a catapult. My advice, give him your
neighbor's address for delivery: that thing runs
I just googled "roundabout (disambiguation)." It gave
me no example of anything that could be converted into
something anybody could live in. Care to explain?
Itneeds the jump to "living _on_ a converted roundabout" to work.
I googled that exact phrase, and got lots of references
to converting intersections to roundabouts (aka traffic
Are you seriously telling me Ryk is living on one of
Robert's post was a mild joke in the English surrealist
style, playing on DT's use of 'roundabout'.
And he was using "roundabout" to mean what?
A quip that has to be explained over and over and is still
unintelligible isn't a joke.
A road junction that consists of a small round section with
other roads directly abutting it, in order to facilitate
smoothish traffic flow without lights.
Apparently in the US they're sometimes called "circles". Given
your normal linguistic bent, I'm surprised you've never
collected that particular "separated by a common language"
In Seattle, BTW, they are mostly used to slow cars down on the
side streets by forcing them into going around the center.
Since these are side streets, the cars aren't supposed to be
going all that fast anyway.
And then they began cutting down the car lanes on the
arterials by converting them into bike lanes, forcing traffic
off the arterials onto the side streets ...
City planning. Clearly an oxymoron.
Only if you assume that the goal is to make people's lives
easier. Traffic engineer has been a favorite target for social
engineers for decades. In the case of Seattle, it's very nearly
a given that their specific, conscious goal was to discourage
people from owning personal vehicles, regardless of how much
they damage people's lives in the process.
That does seem to be the consensus of opinion of a large number
of Seattleites -- both those in favor (bicycle riders) and those
opposed (car drivers).
And yet the repaving of 35th Ave NE a few years back ended up
/not/ adding bicycle lanes, apparently because the businesses
wanted to keep their customers by keeping their streetside
Business is business, and even politicians know which side their
graft and corruption is buttered on.
Post by Paul S Person
The bicyclists were referred to side streets and a major
arterial several blocks over that had bike lanes. None of the
articles I read pointed out that the first few blocks east of
35th Ave NE are located on a very steep hillside, rather hard to
pedal up. The major street is in the valley east of the hill.
That would produce less pushback from the masshole types, I
Post by Paul S Person
Of course, with electric bikes, the hills are (apparently) ...
less formidable than they used to be. These bikes are, of
course, more stealable because they cost more to buy and, of
necessity, are left outside a lot.
Surf City has a *serious* problem with bicycle theft, electric or
not. The city has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the state over
providing shelter space that has hamstrung the ability of the
police to roust the homeless types, no matter how egregious their
behavior. So we have homeless meth-heads literally setting up
bicycle chop shops *in the city parks*, to strip them down for
parts, or, in at least one case, hang the frames from trees to
repaint with spray paint (undoubtedly huffing the paint while they
do), all for a few bucks for their next fix.
Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
(May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)
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