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    Attitudes may differ based on a person's age. If...

    Attitudes may differ based on a person's age. If you grew up in the pre internet/social media era, then driving a car represented freedom to get out of mom and dad's house and to socialize/show off...
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    Yeah it's pretty great. I hope it doesn't ruin...

    Yeah it's pretty great. I hope it doesn't ruin other resorts for you since they may seem a little flatter and less exciting now. I felt like the après ski was pretty good in the base area too. Did...
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    This looks like a breakthrough. Now you're ready...

    This looks like a breakthrough. Now you're ready for JH! A pro tip on the cellphone ski photography - you can often get more scenery in the picture if you hold the phone horizontally.
  4. Thread: Bretton 3-24-19

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    Yeah it was a hella good day and I'm thinking I...

    Yeah it was a hella good day and I'm thinking I should get back up there, but the forecast for this coming weekend doesn't so good. Some rain and high temps coming. Time's starting to run out on the...
  5. I don't think Zand should be allowed to go to...

    I don't think Zand should be allowed to go to Jackson Hole unless this happens. :smile:
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    That looks impressively deep and powdery for this...

    That looks impressively deep and powdery for this time of year. A lot of places got hit with strong wind on Saturday, but the way the snow is sitting on the branches in the photos, it doesn't look...
  7. Thread: Jackson Hole

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    Might want to wait for a good year on that. As...

    Might want to wait for a good year on that. As Warren Miller used to say, "If you don't do it this year, you will be one year older when you do."

    I found JH to be a lot of fun, but very...
  8. Thread: Bretton 3-24-19

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    Bretton 3-24-19

    I headed up to Bretton Woods on Sunday to catch the leftovers from Saturday's storm. I've been sidelined for the past month with some tendonitis (my left hip flexors have been lodging a formal...
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    I wonder what made him lose control. Maybe one of...

    I wonder what made him lose control. Maybe one of his skis pre-released on him. I know I've been in some high speed carves this season where I felt like if a ski came off at that moment, very bad...
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    One benefit with the Ikon pass is you get up to...

    One benefit with the Ikon pass is you get up to eight discounted tickets if someone you're going skiing with needs to buy a ticket at the window. It's a 25% off discount, which softens the blow of...
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    A supercapacitor you can charge and discharge...

    A supercapacitor you can charge and discharge extremely fast without damaging it, since it's not storing energy via a chemical change, but just as static voltage. But they suffer from charge leakage,...
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    Fixing the long charging time will probably be...

    Fixing the long charging time will probably be easier than getting fully autonomous driving. To reduce charging time they can do things like use a higher voltage. Porsche is coming out with an...
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    They will have redundant systems like GPS,...

    They will have redundant systems like GPS, cameras, LIDAR, etc., but there will be situations where they don't know what to do. They will probably deal with this by telling the driver, "I can't...
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    I don't think it will be quite like that. The...

    I don't think it will be quite like that. The self-driving cars are going to be networked. When a car goofs up and crashes, the engineers will get the data, analyze what went wrong, figure out a fix,...
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    They are required to have an actual driver at the...

    They are required to have an actual driver at the wheel during these tests, but in this case the driver was looking at her smartphone when the accident happened, which of course they aren't allowed...
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    Depends on what kind of bike it is. :) I was...

    Depends on what kind of bike it is. :)

    I was kind of glossing over the details on that accident. Apparently they had tuned the software to try to reduce false positives, so that the car wouldn't...
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    I agree fully self driving cars are still science...

    I agree fully self driving cars are still science fiction, but they can use a lot more than just cameras to see where the road is. Most of them have extremely detailed maps of the roads, so if they...
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    I looked at the Dainese website about the ski air...

    I looked at the Dainese website about the ski air bag system, and it looks like it protects the chest, probably to prevent internal injuries in a crash. But it doesn't have a lot of details on how...
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    It's interesting that she was wearing a crash air...

    It's interesting that she was wearing a crash air bag to soften the fall. I wonder what triggers those to inflate. Somehow it must sense the attitude of the body to know that you're about to crash.
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    They would be a godsend for me. I'd love to be...

    They would be a godsend for me. I'd love to be able to skip the motel room and just sleep in the car during the long drive up. Places that are currently out of my day range would suddenly become...
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    Just got back from the victory parade in Boston....

    Just got back from the victory parade in Boston. It was a blast as usual. Never gets old. ;)

    I thought both defenses played lights out. Lots of pressure on the QB's, linebackers plugging gaps...
  22. Thread: Jay Peak 2/4/19

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    It's a shame Jay isn't on the Ikon this year....

    It's a shame Jay isn't on the Ikon this year. I've never gotten up there to try it. Did you have a discount ticket or something?
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    I guess people aren't that interested in...

    I guess people aren't that interested in defensive battles anymore. I found it to be a very tense, hard fought game. I was pretty much cursing at the TV most of the game until Gilmore made that pick...
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    I've actually been using my powder skis a lot...

    I've actually been using my powder skis a lot this season. We've just had so many good storms up north and I've been hitting almost every one of them. I'm finding that the latest technology in the...
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    I'm not sure there's really a good one ski quiver...

    I'm not sure there's really a good one ski quiver for the east. You encounter so many different snow conditions here, I'm often thinking a different ski than what I'm on would make the day more fun....
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