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bos on Cody Townsend: "Here's a snap shot from inside when I was going faster than I've gone on a pair of skis in a long long time" -
"Definitely. One of the most fun ski movies in recent years, and way better than most of MSP's recent output." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Help with powder ski bindings? -
"Just for thoroughness: you might get away with the STH 16 if you dial them down to their lowest setting (9) – you're right on the edge if you're an advanced skier of your height, weight, and an average boot size. But the STH 12 is indeed a safer bet." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on NOAA Winter Outlook for 2014-15 Released Today -
bos on Can anyone recommend a decent hard shell case for travelling. -
"I've used a SporTube a few times, and they're good. They have a few different models that can hold different numbers and sizes of skis, so be sure that you get something that's appropriate to your needs." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Stuck between three brakes: Shimano, Formula, and Avid. -
"I would recommend Shimano or Avid for pure ease of servicing. I have Formula brakes on one bike and they're squeaky and hard to find replacement pads for." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Returning to skiing after 15+ years of no snow sports, anyone had a similar experience? Or just have some advice? -
"Get good boots that fit you well, fitted by a pro (not your eyeballs). That should be your first focus. Cham 97 is a great all-round ski for the West. Take an individual lesson or two after your first few days back in the snow. The shaped skis that we ride now require a very different (but much easier) style of skiing than when you stopped 15 years ago. I don't know what it's like to get back into skiing after a long absence, but I ski with a buddy who did just that, and he seemed to find it pretty easy and is loving it. Have fun!" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Bryan O'Sullivan - Performance Measurement and Optimization in Haskell [video] -
"The entire point is that asking about the minimum time is a not-even-wrong question, because it gives you almost no predictive power about what to expect. Even if you're writing a hard real-time system, which is one of the few cases where you care about a single number, you need the maximum time." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Anchorage, Alaska checking in. Woo woo! -
"I love the Alaskan phrase "termination dust" for the snowfall that marks the end of summer. (That said, when I first heard the phrase, I assumed it had something to do with a cometary impact wiping out 90% of life...)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Is anyone else put off by the Powder Magazine Ski Town Throwndown's loose definition of "ski town"? -
"This is one of the less worthwhile things I can think of to expend energy on having an opinion about." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Should I stop posting links from Newschoolers? -
"Powder and Bike, sometimes Surfing. Pretty much what you'd expect from someone who's on here :-) If TEN had a climbing imprint, I'd probably read that too..." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Should I stop posting links from Newschoolers? -
"Ok, I already read a few TEN publications as it happens, so I am in favour of your continues success. Thanks for the explanation!" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Should I stop posting links from Newschoolers? -
"> TGR is backed by a media company Really? You mean they're not an indy company? Who owns them, then?" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Should I stop posting links from Newschoolers? -
"Thank you for asking! I think it's fine. I'm in the old fart category that is more likely to read links to TGR or Powder, but Newschoolers content neither breaks my leg nor steals my watch, and it beats the hell out of grainy photos of someone's skis in their garage :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Lunchtime ride: fire road to the top of Pacifica, singletrack down, 1 hour -
"In fairness, what the photo doesn't show is that half this climb has a grade of 17% that is just brutal. Most of the other MTB trails on the SF Peninsula have similarly insane climbing portions – so if you enjoy suffering, you really did miss out! :)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Computers are made of metal, not category theory -
"This is a very Scala-specific article, and strikes me as quite clueless in its generalisations." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Neil Mitchell's Haskell Blog: Why Traversable/Foldable should not be in the Prelude -
"Wait, how can String be simpler than Text, but Vector be simpler than List? This is entirely contradictory." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Ski Trip Advice -
"Actually, only Snowbird on your list gets more snow than the usual Tahoe haunts, and it gets less than Kirkwood. Snowfall totals for Whistler are much lower, with JH somewhere in the middle." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Ski Trip Advice -
"Mid-March is late in the season for a lot of the West. For example, that's only a month from when the resorts in BC close. So you might have a great time and find good snow, but you'd be better off going a month earlier." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Ski season work help! -
"There are still loads of jobs, especially at the slightly more out of the way places. For example, my local hill:" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Hey r/MTB, I'm doing some research for app development. Can you guys give me some "dream features" that current apps don't provide? -
"There's a good mapping app called Topo Maps+ that lets you use USGS maps offline. That's pretty useful by itself, but overlaying bike trails onto it would be great, as the topo maps are typically 20+ years old and have little or no modern trail data." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Epic Downhill MTB Fail - Broken Collarbone -
"Ouch! As a relative noob, I could feel the snap myself. It's interesting to know what is necessary to safely hit a drop like this, and also to know I don't yet have the skills." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on The Weekly New Rider Thread - 15th of September 2014 -
"One thing to be aware of: the European convention for brake and shifter placement on the handlebars is the opposite of the US. That won't affect you unless you're riding someone else's bike or loaning yours out, but don't let it catch you or your friends by surprise :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Car rack for full sus bike? -
"You are correct that your style of bike rack is a total pain in the arse for most FS bikes (in fact, it only really works well for road bikes and hardtails, forget BMXes too). If you have a receiver for a trailer hitch or can fit one to your car, look at something like a [Thule T2]( It beats the heck out of a roof rack for convenience." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Preliminary proposal for monoidal category classes in the base Haskell library -
"It makes precisely zero sense to add these to the base package. The existing universe of packages is perfectly worthy as a home for this sort of code. New code that's available to *everyone* has to pay its way. While I have no objection to highly abstract code like this existing, it exemplifies a style of programming that is difficult to learn and only used by a very small number of Haskell programmers. I do not want to see base significantly further kmettified." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on This is why I love spring in the mountains - poolside beer garden is not optional! (Mt Buller yesterday) -
"That's because you haven't spent enough time in the beer garden yet." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Salomon BBR 8.9s? -
"Best capsule review I've seen of these: > Bottom line: I did not hate these nearly as much as I thought I would. I would not buy them, but then, I'm not their target market. The target appears to be an aging terminal intermediate who wants a ski that can handle most conditions he might encounter during the 7 days or so he skis each year at the places he flies to." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Opinions on ski racks. -
"They're about the same. At basically any given price point where Thule makes something, there'll be a competitive Yakima product that is almost indistinguishable. I've used both, and they're fine." - Bryan O'Sullivan
Fleshmarket Close (Inspector Rebus, #15) -
The Widow's House (The Dagger and the Coin, #4) -
bos on [code-review] Compute the most depended on packages in Hackage. -
"You actually don't need to do it this way at lal (and you simply shouldn't, because downloading all of hackage is very expensive in server and bandwidth resources). All of the dependency information is already cached locally on your machine, and the packdeps package gives you direct access to it. Also, shows how you can use this information to calculate some more interesting stats." - Bryan O'Sullivan
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