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Comment: Re:But ... (Score 1) 84

Ah, well I'll tell you something that disheartened me a little. The local radio personalities were talking about Bruce's journey as if it were some sort of publicity stunt, blissfully unaware that if it were it's at least 30 years in the making. That bugs me. I really would prefer that it help the public accept an entrie group of people that are pressured to keep a secret all their lives. We recently had a murder of a transendered person here that was probably motivated by lack of acceptance.

Comment: Re:But ... (Score 1) 84

We're not in disagreement that cell phone use is a dangerous distraction. The people you see drifting to the left, they're not using their GPS. Also, the problem with that sort of observation is that you're not seeing who isn't distracted. It's a bit like trying to determine how many visitors to a website have Javascript disabled... by using Javascript to detect it. "Oh look, 100% of people visiting my site have JS enabled!"

I do think I've run out of things to say on this topic. Maybe it's time to say agree-to-disagree? Either way, I hope you're having a good weekend.

Comment: Re:Americentred worldview (Score 1, Insightful) 164

The dipshit that modded my post down should have clicked the link. Since braincells are at a premium here I'll spell it out:

AC at +4 said:
2,500 people died and a poor country is devastated and all that makes the news is one dead American. Disgusting.

And what do you see when you click my link?

7.8 Earthquake Rocks Nepal, Hundreds Dead

Same site, only a day earlier.

'Moron' not only describes the AC, but the people who modded his post up and mine down.

Comment: Re:But ... (Score 1) 84

Am I a careful driver? Well, lets see ... over more than 3 decades of driving, including at least a decade as my job, I've never had an accident, so I'd say that yes, others could take a few safety tips.

We're not so different.

And I haven't seen a single non-commercial vehicle with a phone mount. People just don't buy them.

You should visit LA some time. The mounts are all over. You may be confused because they're not always in the window. Most of my coworkers, for example, have their mounts down by the cig charger.

Ask the cops who give out the tickets. If, for example, you're using bluetooth but you pick up the phone to dial a number, you're dead.

If by 'dead' you mean "ticketed" then, yep, you're right. That's why the eyes-free mode in the iPhone is used a lot. In LA the ticket is very cheap but the court fees push it up over $300. That has taught everybody I know to behave with their phones. Everybody uses their phone as a GPS in LA.

Nothing succeeds like excess. -- Oscar Wilde