Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bike assembly – fork and headset

To complete the frame, we have to put the fork on the bike. The part that connects the fork to the frame is called the headset. It is responsible for holding the fork in place and allowing it to rotate … Continue reading

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How your chess program humbles you every time

I found the source of this article a long time ago somewhere. I can’t find it any more, but I have made a chapter in my chess book about it (not sure if this is the original or modified, so … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – crankset and bottom bracket

The second part of the bike to deal with is the drivetrain – the crankset and the bottom bracket (further on BB). Cranksets (and BBs) come in many different varieties. If you look at the first posted image, you can … Continue reading

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Zagrepcanka 512 – tower running

Last month somebody came up with the idea of organizing a tower run in Croatia. This has never been done here before, but is very common in some other countries (like the popular Empire State Building run-up). I found out … Continue reading

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Which manufacturer made my retina screen?

In the process of getting a new computer, I had the choice of getting the new retina macbook pro. After searching the web, I found out that there are some ghosting and image burn problems with some of the displays … Continue reading

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Bike assembly – frame painting

The first part of the bike to deal with is the frame. The frame determines the kind of bike (mountain, full suspension, race etc.) and the size of the frame determines the size of the rider. I had an old … Continue reading

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What is my ideal body weight?

A question I often get asked by some of my fellow sportsmen (I suppose because I am a scientist) is “What would my perfect weight be?”. This question is not really easy to answer, more so given that the society … Continue reading

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Convert multiple audio/photo files in one step

My wife asked me to convert a number of FLAC files to MP3. Apparently, this was supposed to be very easy to accomplish in Linux. She found a web site with a script that, unfortunately, worked only in very specific … Continue reading

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