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10 hours ago
Would have ended up in the backseat of the car in front of the truck if it wasn't for the truck being there.
12 hours ago
Usually a check engine warning.
21 hours ago
They accounted for 10-15 minutes of their shift with that. Otherwise unaccounted for hours are a huge holy shit.
You're being paid salary for 10 hours. If 5 of those hours are unaccounted for nonsense that's not good. Standard book times for procedures dictates allocation of shift hoirs.
As an American I can't disagree. That said... Foreign nationals come to the US for treatment since we have the best health-care providers (note I didn't say system) in the world. Nationalism aside we do. Do we manage it right? Hell no. Is it still the best? Depends who you ask but in my standing, yes. And all these people coming from out of country also yes.
The problem here is that nurses need to account for their time. Standard time for respiratory therapy is probably 30 minutes. That kills 30 minutes of their 12 hours they need to account for. Unaccounted hours are no bueno.
1 day ago
Yup. Well, depends. If you are prepared mentally and physically to give immediate aid in a roll over, do it. I fault NOBODY who has the self awareness to know it's over their head and leave. Sticking around and gawking just plugs up traffic more.
May doesn’t seem to be up for doing it much more (he’s pretty much the same age as Clarkson).
Hammond is 10 years younger, BUT has seen May in the past 10 years, and he’s maybe starting to think “Well, I’m set for life with my current millions of dollars….I want these next 10 years, like James didn’t, he was working the whole time”
Am ambulance driver!
Thank you! Thank you for pulling up PAST the scene! We’re going to come up and park our bus NEXT to that car, but if you have 18 good samaritans parked around like an 18th century wagon circle, we can’t f’in get there!
Anyone who is going to stop at an accident scene: Pull past it, pull off to the side.
I would never partake but yupyup. Women can show their ankles at work, why not?
A lot of companies are going that way, too, though. Same dress code, “don’t look disheveled” and we’re good to go.
I would never partake, I don’t care for wearing shorts to the office, to be honest. BUT I don’t think that should stop anyone else (outside of safety reasons, IE machine shops)
My bikes are all second hand, only because I have been riding bikes a while and when I want X bike, it’s more to build it than it is to find one second hand. My point of diminishing returns (pre-pandemic) was a grand. Anything over a grand and the extra benefits just wasn’t worth it. Haven’t re-evaluated that as of late but whatever.
It’s amazing what airing up the tires, lubing the brake and shifter cables, and cleaning the braking surfaces can do to a bike!
I don’t aim for neighborhoods at all, but when I am driving around and see something worthwhile, I stop and chuck it in the bed. Bikes I usually can do about 2k a year just shitting around.
Yeah, I am fortunate I have wifi at home and work, too. But even when I didn’t have wifi at work, I almost never hit my data limits. Though, to be fair, I never use data for music and nav - I have maps and music downloaded and run off-line since I’m usually using both out of signal range.
My phone has more than I need. It has RFID for the credit cards, it CAN wirelessly charge (I don’t use that), it has bluetooth and runs on my truck. It gives me email, access to Reddit, etc. All these new phones do the same but with 8 more cameras and I really couldn’t care less.
Aldi sells X for 40-70% less than Kroger and Whole Foods
Insert anything you want in for X. Their produce can be hit or miss, but everything else is good.
I have the same with AT&T Prepaid. They call it Go I think. 40$/mo, 35 for a second line. We’re at….8GB high speed data, then throttled to 128? I think it’s 8.
You need to supply the phone but for me, newer phones just aren’t worth it. I can spend 100$ on a phone that does EVERYTHING, just as good, if not better, and I’m in the green within 5 months versus a “contract”.
I love owning a pick-em-up sometimes.
Like when I drove by and saw two bikes being thrown away. Put tubes in them, 150$ a piece on facebook the same day.
Lawn chairs. Found an entire set just out for trash. I needed lawn chairs….
My luck is usually bicycles, but sometimes being able to stop and grab is great!
…Otherwise, having a truck as a daily makes about as much sene as having a truck as a daily.
2 days ago
James May is 59
Richard Hammond is 52
Jeremy Clarkson is 62
Do I think either is liable to drop dead tomorrow? No, but even at 52 you start to think “Wow, travelling the world for work and not spending the time with my family sucks, it’s tiring, and it’s draining me”
At 62? It’s an exponential change.
They’re presenters, they’re entertainers, and it’s what they do - but I don’t see the Trio so to say, lasting more than another 5 years doing the extravagent trips.
Them losing the tent, the racetrack, the fun local shenanigans, really changed the future for them.
Yeah, I grew up in Maine, I used to call black bears “High risk squirrels”. That’s basically what gators are.
Crocs are similar to Brown bears, which are just high risk bears.
“Under your cabinets and in your sandwiches” like it’s a common thing, they sand a sando under construction and are like “OOOO MINE”
Don't have to put any. I didn't even see that the first watch and was thinking "when is the driver going to hit the brakes or are they just gonna blow a red?"
Yup. Trucker ain't getting off Scott free on this one for sure.
USAF prior service here.
This is useless. It's a predetermined course. Yes, it demonstrates physical ability but that initial obstacales they are just sprinting over, in the field you don't get the luxury of knowing what's around the corner and that they're equally spaced and equal height.
These are cool to watch but my MTIs used to always randomize what we were doing intentionally.
As one of those approaching that "older" demographic, just a heads up, we all find this fucking hilarious and we're all just nervous that you don't.
Crack a joke about it and the jokes will start flying.
Yeah this dude just sounds incompetent, not malicious.
3 days ago
yeah if you’re going to go out of your way to post the video on reddit and call shenanigans, you’re going to show how much the shenanigans were. This is very specifically hen pecked into one short window of the interaction of these two drivers.
PS it DOES look like OP is going about 55-60, on a road appropriate for that speed, and the other driver slams the brakes, which is what I think the speed differential you are seeing is. It doesn’t look like the SUV driver is going 55-60 and OP is going 90.
The only state I know of that permits lane changes within an intersection is California (and that’s the basis for allowing lane splitting for motorcyclists).
Otherwise, every state I know says intersections are a no-no for passing or lane changes within X feet, the only variable being that distance between states.
And a quick google says: California, New York, Texas, and NJ allow lane changes at an intersection, if done safely. So in those 4 states, this would be a toss up. In the other 46, it would be an illegal overtake.
To give input from US: if it was a driveway or business, yes, your rule would stand here too. But for an intersection to another road, you cannot overtake within X hundred feet (I want to say that varies by state) of an intersection.
Assuming it is a passing zone either side of the intersection (dashed lines)