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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle

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#SAR Member & outdoor recreationist; Software dev @TheBlueToque; A large shrub native to the cool moist forests of the Pacifc NW, covered in brittle spines.

YVR, YSE
Joined December 2008
Don't wanna be here? Send us removal request.
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
a month ago
If SAR people sometimes seem angry about things like W3W and the recent viral post about voicemail it's because almost all of us have had to roll someone into a body bag and want to prevent it.
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@CoquitlamSAR
Coquitlam SAR
5 hours ago
Congratulations to @nanaimosar on the 30th anniversary of the team's founding!
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@sketchplanator
Sketchplanations
17 hours ago
This way of storing energy is used on a number of central London underground stations: constructing the stations at the top of a small hill in the track. Apparently, on London's Victoria line this saves 5% in energy and helps the trains run 9% faster.
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Charlie Verdel
6 hours ago
#30DayMapChallenge Day 29, Null. Bathymetry data centred on 0 latitude, 0 longitude #NullIsland #QGIS #rayshader
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
6 hours ago
The gondola at Whistler does this. When it comes off the cable at mid-station, it goes up a small slope and "catches" on a system that moves it along slowly while you get on or off. At the other end it goes down a short hill to speed up before it latches on to the cable again.
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Sketchplanations
17 hours ago
This way of storing energy is used on a number of central London underground stations: constructing the stations at the top of a small hill in the track. Apparently, on London's Victoria line this saves 5% in energy and helps the trains run 9% faster.
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John Spaulding
10 days ago
@johnpavlovitz House cats. They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don’t appreciate or understand.
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@DrAmirPakdel
Pakdel.MD.PhD
12 hours ago
It's incredible that in Canada we've resigned to paying the highest cell phone plan prices in the world, while we've also stopped answering our phones entirely, because majority of calls we get are scammers/marketers. The joys of gov sanctioned "free market" monopolies.
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Tyler Olsen
9 hours ago
Evacuation alert for the entire Hatzic Valley. This is a very large area with more than 1,000 residents. 1,600 properties.
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Peter Flax
a day ago
Way way better than typical story about a bike rider getting killed. In this case in Tampa, court documents indicate the surgeon who killed Adam Hasebroock was driving his Tesla 83mph in a 20 mph zone a half-second before impact.
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Peter Flax
a day ago
I really have issues with Elon Musk. He's pushing for beta tests of autopilot on public roads while urging his engineering staff to make Teslas faster and faster but doing nothing to install governors so idiot drivers can't do 83 in a 20 zone.
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Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis
10 hours ago
I also left out, that in my opinion, it's homophobic. I want to point out that at nearly every hinge point in history, NYT was on the wrong side of history. There's a whole book about how it denied the holocaust. There's reams about how it said MLK Jr. was too much.
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@KendraWrites
Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis
10 hours ago
I just really want people to understand that while NYT employs some great reporters as an institution it is not, in my opinion, in service to democracy. It also, again in my opinion, remains racist, sexist and in service to money and power. It's ok to unsubscribe.
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awr
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learning things about Unicode
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
7 hours ago
@WhistlerBlckcmb The ski hill is one of the most controlled access places in BC. If @WhistlerBlckcmb can enforce helmets in terrain parks, if they can force backcountry users to sign a waiver, they can enforce actual masks on gondolas at a minimum, ideally require vaccination for everyone.
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
7 hours ago
I'm going to have to ask @WhistlerBlckcmb for a refund because this situation was unacceptable. This policy is going to kill people. It's a cavalier dance with a deadly virus and goes directly against the culture of safety a large ski hill should encourage.
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
7 hours ago
My partner insisted on riding alone in the gondola. My son and I (he, unvaccinated under 11. I immunocompromized) were forced to ride down with 5 others not even wearing medical masks because of crowding.
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
7 hours ago
We know of a single washroom with an outside entrance. The main lodges are a shit show, crowded unmasked eating. We brought our own food and ate on the patio. We did measure the co2 level in the gondola and it was OK, better than most indoor spaces.
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Michael “oplopanax” Coyle
7 hours ago
I skied at Whistler on Friday and things were terrible. Many skiers not wearing masks, just "pretending" to pull up their neck gaiters or even collars at times. Zero enforcement of the already lax rules
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@HeatherMoAndCo
Heather e^​‑1/​x^​2
22 hours ago
Ben Harper - son of the PM with the worst economic record in 🇨🇦’s postwar history, gets a 6 figure salary footed by Alberta taxpayers to spew garbage. He was complicit in the unnecessary deaths of Albertans due to #UCP’s catastrophic mismanagement of #CovidAB. #BestSummerEver
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