pspahn t1_jd6qv3u wrote

There was some kind of sled that got brought to Copper about 20 years ago. If I remember, it had runners that allowed some form of control based on how you lean, like a flexible skeleton sled kinda, and they also had a leash. They were trying to see if they could get approved to allow them on the mountain.

So a few of the LiftOps supervisors took them up Flyer, which was the lift I worked. I was at the top when they got off. I thought it was the stupidest idea ever but lifties are often psychotic.

I remember just seeing them launch off the lip of the road and then disappeared. Never heard anything else about them. I think one of them got hurt.


pspahn t1_jd6jayv wrote

I've described it before as like a symphony, so you've got it right. The building tension is what makes it so different, and there's no time limit, so even though things can feel slow, the tension still builds, and you have no idea when it will climax.


pspahn t1_j7x6iax wrote

They say heparin, but is enoxaparin/lovenox the more specific name?

So instead of daily injections you could take low dose aspirin instead?

My wife is not going to be happy about the timing of this news (pregnant and taking lovenox.)


pspahn t1_iy6nr9d wrote

I've used for some time and I'd say it's pretty kick ass for free. is where I'll often go for extra discussion, and there is an API they provide. I used it to build a very generic 10-day forecast grid for a specific station, and it's mostly functional (sometimes responses come back empty). is fine, but they could definitely use a fresh update on the frontend.


pspahn t1_irwn9qz wrote

> but I haven't really heard or seen anything about it since I read about it in like a scientific american or something some 20 years ago.

There are plans to convert a retiring coal plant in Colorado to salt storage:

The coal plant has two units that will retire in 2027 and 2028.


pspahn t1_irb4psn wrote

Likewise, with something like Populus deltoides ssp monilifera there will be one to a few massive trees that stand alone in an area, or maybe a long line of them following a water channel. Trunk size can get very big, up to and sometimes over 10' in diameter. Two of these trees in a single acre would put them beyond the top of the scale being used.

Now looking at the graphic, the eastern front of the Rockies and down into Nebraska, Kansas, etc, the color is basically showing "zero fall color" and that just doesn't really jive with reality.

Yes, it's not a dense forest with many different species, but I am not sure why the shouldn't be included in something showing "fall color" because even standing alone they can be incredibly dramatic.

For Example