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Comment: Re:A solution in search of a problem... (Score 1) 326

by jrumney (#47900073) Attached to: Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Many people can safely drive with one hand but it is safer to be in the ten and two positions with two hands which is why we need to do it to pass most driving tests.

It's not always safer to be in the ten and two positions, as it can interfere with airbag deployment and lead to broken bones in the hand and wrist in an otherwise minor collision.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 1) 499

by jrumney (#47877507) Attached to: Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist
Its a big stretch to go from supporting the right of victims of genocide to fight back to “dedicated to the use of violence” to overthrow the U.S. government or to prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights.. And they asked specifically whether she had been a member of such an organization, not that she was a member of another distantly associated organization.

Comment: Re:Wrong Title (Score 4, Interesting) 499

by jrumney (#47877485) Attached to: Researcher Fired At NSF After Government Questions Her Role As 1980s Activist

When I last filled in a security clearance form, there was a question asking whether I had used illegal drugs in the last 4 years. Was I failing to be entirely open by not confessing to have a friend who had an oxycontin prescription 6 years ago?

In a security clearance questionnaire or interview, the questions are very specific, and you answer those questions truthfully, not any others.

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