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    Today, 12:17 AM
    I really don't think frame material matters. I think we mostly perceive what we want to perceive and take material properties from MDS and other...
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    my question remains, and has always been, given what I can get off the MDS for annealed (workable) 6al4v titanium vs heat treated 7000 series...
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    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    I thought titanium was heavier than aluminum? Atomically speaking I'm pretty sure it is. Only "lighter" when you use less of it because it's...
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    01-17-2020, 11:45 PM
    I'm comparing my TiLite upholstery to some light weight 64gsm ripstop nylon I have on hand (wife made a rain poncho out of it) and the TiLite stuff...
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    01-17-2020, 06:22 PM
    It's pretty low. Like 25-35 GSM at best. Very low denier as well because the individual threads are tiny. Just guesstimating based on some TiLite...
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    01-17-2020, 04:36 PM
    Since denier is about individual threads, also consider gsm (grams per square meter). A high denier can still have a low gsm, meaning the weave is...
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    01-17-2020, 01:21 PM
    I've bought this from Joanne before https://www.joann.com/rip-stop-nylon/xprd560961.html Works.
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    01-15-2020, 08:13 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    One thing to note about caster angle and flutter... A fork angle that isn't perpendicular to the floor can actually increase the stability at the...
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    01-15-2020, 12:56 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Yes. Wheelbase is probably the most significant variable in the turning agility equation, assuming everything else is in good working order...
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    01-15-2020, 10:25 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread 4K Video card upgrade in Computers
    That is for running a 4K capture card in addition to a GPU, and capturing a 4K video stream, not merely outputting 4K to a monitor. Using hardware...
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    01-12-2020, 06:48 PM
    Manufacture home and "mobile home with a foundation" are very different things. Manufactured homes are built like any other just mostly off premises...
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    01-11-2020, 08:40 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    It depends on the chair. This one might not be too bad. I've always had to break out the carpenter's square and get it up on a table to fiddle with...
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    01-11-2020, 06:06 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Ronnie, If you're not familiar with what this means, at the factory they make sure the vertical axis of the fork is perfectly perpendicular to the...
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    01-10-2020, 03:27 PM
    I heard it should be ready to cure us all in about 5 years. ;)
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    01-09-2020, 10:36 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Yeah. Good seating therapists are hard to find it seems. Giving advice on stuff like that over the interwebnets is tough, too. I feel a certain...
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    01-09-2020, 08:48 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Solutions that require changing your prescribed seating position are less than ideal, IMO. That will create changes in joint angles, posture, and...
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    01-09-2020, 07:30 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Can you flip the camber tube clamps around to face the other direction? Sometimes that'll squeeze a little more out of it, if they're facing toward...
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    01-09-2020, 03:18 PM
    Oddity replied to a thread Urologic supplier? in Equipment
    180Medical always did right by me. Never any issues or late or missed shipments. Monthly email to confirm shipment. Even worked with me on an out...
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    01-09-2020, 12:01 PM
    You don't. It's a protected trait. It's no more a "surprise" than your age or gender or religion. It only becomes relevant after you've been hired...
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Is it possible to be charismatic in a wheelchair?

by Oddity on 03-08-2014 at 12:41 PM
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I believe it's absolutely possible.

Humans seem to have an instinct driving their ability to be attracted/respect/admire and/or willingness to follow another person. Assuming these are satisfactory definitions of the tangible effects charisma (as opposed to comeliness, or raw physical attraction.)

I was first exposed to this idea by Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth, followed by Hero with a Thousand Faces. Compelling works.

Powerfully charismatic people

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