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Comment: Too much traffic (Score 1) 259

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.

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