Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Posted: 10 Mar 2019 01:16
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I can't believe I didn't notice I deleted the wrong sections. I was supposed to refer to "This year, I've decided to completely give up splitting infinitives for Lent."shimobaatar wrote: ↑10 Mar 2019 02:04Is there something I'm not seeing, or did you intend to quote something else?
Oh, haha, no worries! I'm glad you and your friend got some enjoyment out of that.sangi39 wrote: ↑10 Mar 2019 03:18I can't believe I didn't notice I deleted the wrong sections. I was supposed to refer to "This year, I've decided to completely give up splitting infinitives for Lent."shimobaatar wrote: ↑10 Mar 2019 02:04Is there something I'm not seeing, or did you intend to quote something else?
If you enjoy this sort of race-tracking, there's an annual (?) amateur bike race across Europe you might be interested in. Participants start at the same place and finish at the same place, and have to pass two waypoints along the way, but otherwise are free to choose whatever route they want. They all have tracers on their bikes, so you can follow their progress in real time - and wonder why someone's chosen an unusual route until you realise they just got lost...alynnidalar wrote: ↑11 Mar 2019 15:18ahhhh I'm dying for information. According to GPS, the Iditarod frontrunner abruptly slowed down and stopped several hours ago. Some other mushers passed him, and then he limped his way to a shelter spot, very slowly. There's absolutely no way of telling what's going on until the others get to the next checkpoint, hours away. (unless he calls for help--they can carry cellphones these days--but if he does that, he's out of the race)
The irony is not lost on me of having just enough high tech information to know there's a problem (you can see his marker stop on the map in near-realtime!) but not enough to know what the problem is. If we didn't have GPS trackers, we wouldn't know this was happening to begin with!
EDIT: technology wins again. Some people went out on snowmobiles and checked on him, and apparently his dogs just were too tired so he stopped. He pushed pretty hard at the beginning of the race, and I guess it caught up with him. Glad he's okay, but it's unfortunate for him to get knocked out of the winning spot like this.
Jake made a lot of puppies suffer