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Comment: Too much traffic (Score 1) 303

by khr (#49126255) Attached to: I ride a bike ...

I used to ride bikes all the time as a kid, but that was in rural Oregon...

The last time I tried bicycling was in urban India and it was just too frightening trying to negotiate traffic. I was with an Indian friend who was comfortable enough (beyond being on a bicycle instead of a motorcycle) but he'd zip through intersections and I'd be left behind, not ready to run a red light, unsure whether to go to the left or the right of an oxcart and afraid of hitting pedestrians...

Now I live in NYC and I'm often tempted to try bicycling, but I'm not comfortable with the traffic. It's so much busier than rural Oregon.

Comment: Re:Who ISN'T on a terror watch list these days (Score 5, Funny) 127

by khr (#48970181) Attached to: FBI Put Hactivist Jeremy Hammond On a Terrorist Watchlist

Say something the government doesn't like: Watch List
Participate in a protest the government doesn't like: Watch List
Buy too many guns or ammo in X period of time: Watch List
Visit some country our government doesn't like: Watch List
Donate to a charity or organization our government doesn't like: Watch List
Use VPN's or TOR or tech to try to keep some privacy: Probably on a Watch List

I'm sure I could expand this list quite a bit were I to put some effort into it. But you get the point.

Uses the Internet: Watch List.
Uses a cell phone: Watch List.
Uses a credit card: Watch List.

Not on a Watch List: Watch List

Comment: Re:LOL ... powering down ... (Score 1) 30

by khr (#48878931) Attached to: Fujitsu Psychology Tool Profiles Users At Risk of Cyberattacks

Animated dinosaur cursors?

Don't knock animated dinosaur cursors... I used to work for a company in the 90's, PC-Kwik, that sold a package of cursors, including dinosaur ones. Granted, it wasn't our main product, just something for the sales people to upsell for a few dollars more once they had customers on the phone.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn