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Comment: Re:Can't agree more (Score 1) 1651

by jim_v2000 (#41534821) Attached to: To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

The US is absurd: you don't have to wear a helmet on a motorbike, but you need one on a pedal bike ?!?

There's no national law in the US regarding helmets. It's a state-by-state (and in some cases, city) issue, and most state's don't require that adults wear helmets. That said, I don't know where you get off saying "The US is absurd" when the thing you're calling absurd doesn't exist.

Comment: Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 1) 1651

by jim_v2000 (#41534775) Attached to: To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets
This. I purchased a mountain bike a few years ago to use for commuting (yes, I know, a road bike is a smoother ride, blah blah. We have shitty roads and I wanted something more versatile). I had never really thought about it before, as I had always ridden garage sale mountain bikes since I was a kid, but I decided to see if there were road bike-ish tires for mountain bikes. Of course there are, so I bought a pair of all purpose tires. They were not road bike smooth, but they were also not knobby like mountain bike tires. The difference was amazing. It's so much easier with smoother tires, and they aren't even particularly expensive.

Comment: Re:Problem is lack of importance (Score 4, Insightful) 278

by jim_v2000 (#33265828) Attached to: 75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email
That's why I use three different passwords. One is for sites I don't care about...like registering for a forum that I only need once. The second is for things that I'd like to be more secure, like forums I visit often, Facebook, my person blog, etc. The third is for critical things like email, online banking, shopping sites like Newegg and Amazon, etc.

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