(Yes, I do have enough money to do that. No, I don't have children and yes, I tied knots in the relevant tubes almost a decade before I met my wife, and no, she hasn't given up on persuading me to besprog with her. So don't worry, I will think of you and of stealing money from your pocket if I let her persuade me to untie.
"Never use a backpack for something heavy. If the weight shifts it will pull you off track. Use panniers instead and you can carry loads of heavy stuff without problems"
The positive advice towards panniers is certainly true, but the negative advice about backpacks is
Personal preferences differ, but I don't really have any concern about carrying 20 or even 25kilos in a back pack while cycling. Much more and it gets annoying, but the weight is not really a problem AS LONG AS you have a rucksack that fits well. That's more than enough for a normal week's shopping for one.
Sometimes I carry my tool kit (tyre-levers, spare tube, adjustable spanner ; pump ; allen keys ; dual-head screwdriver ; lock ; brake blocks) in my pannier and tote the pannier over my shoulder on the pump ; sometimes I put it in the rucksack. But I always have my tools. And lock.
A colleague who cycles everywhere (even in the snow - he's insane)
What's insane about that? The cagers are a little more dangerous than normal, but that's just because they STILL don't know how to behave on the road. As my Norwegian colleague was saying in the bar last night "There is no such thing as bad weather ; only bad clothing."
Be... without internet? *screams*
Some of us have to do it. When the boat's connection goes down (e.g. because bad weather misaligns us with the satellite for days on end), that's it ; no internet. Also no emails, or phone calls except through the ship-to-shore radio set. It's bliss!
In most places, in the English-speaking world a topless woman would be classified as "indecent exposure", except in cases of breast feeding.
Which is almost as stupid as being allowed to let a child carry on squawking in a public place without leaving to prevent it from annoying other people.
2) 99% of all photography may be shit, but "pros" don't deserve any special treatment.
The pros aren't asking for special treatment. Just for the control of reproduction (of images) rights that everyone else has.
Just because you don't use it, doesn't mean that it's not real.
Being original is what causes error. I'd rather be right.
As Douglas Adams' script told Peter Jones to say, "The secret is to keep banging the rocks together, guys!"
Enjoy your Paleolithic. say 'hello' to malnutrition, uncontrolled disease and death-by-becoming-dinner for me. I've had passing acquaintances with some of them, and don't want to deepen the relationship with any.
I'll... defer to your superior expertise on "rampant diarrhoea". Mostly because I really, REALLY don't want to find what that pair of words means =D
Come to work in Africa. It'll open up a whole new world of experiences to you.
Actually, a night in a Yorkshire pub drinking "Old Peculiar" (so named because the next day you feel very old. And quite peculiar.), followed by a day in a wetsuit in a very wet cave under cow-filled pastures
Which might explain why I can't recall seeing video footage of police using such things from the UK. It possibly happens, but with the overwhelming majority of housing being built with double walls of brick and "breeze" block ("cinder block" in US terminology) with foam insulation between the two layers, AND "drywall" on the inside, that's a lot of inertia and insulation for a relatively weak signal (~250K vs ~235K) to get past. Tactically, your uncertainties are going to be high enough that you're still going to have to go in through the door (and/ or windows) mob-handed, so what has your thermal camera actually achieved.
Yes, the fire service do use thermal cameras. To look for injured people AFTER the fire is extinguished and is being damped down. And they do it by scanning around each room in turn, looking for injured people under (wet, cooled) debris. Probably similar considerations there too, but the need for speed to get people to treatment justifies the equipment. If there's active fire in an area where there are missing people, the priority is to extinguish the fire.
Masturbation must be a sin (in your book. But it's hardly Original.
Yay! Spelled shitting-your-pants correctly!
I oppose our drone programme.
I don't absolutely oppose oppose the use of drones. I've had friends involved in mountain rescue where the SAR helicopter has become a second incident, as an example. It's not intrinsically an evil technology (to quote the rat-poison designers who invented Zyclon-B). But for sure there are some severely dodgy uses to which it is being put (to quote the inventor of the rifled gun-barrel, metaphorically.
In SOVIET RUSSIA... erm...NSA AMERICA, the Internet logs onto YOU! [bit.ly]
If they decide to use their own drones outside the boundaries of international law
I am interested in this thing called "international law" and am wondering how, since it doesn't seem to apply to the United States, any other country would give a shit about it if the United States refers to it while masturbating onto the biscuit.