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Comment: Re:Google wallet (Score 1) 358

by ronmon (#45295051) Attached to: Android KitKat Released

Latest version of Google Wallet, which runs on Android 2.3 or newer.

Under: Where can I use Google Wallet in-store?
"You can tap to pay using the Google Wallet app on select NFC-enabled Android device anywhere contactless payments are accepted, which includes hundreds of thousands of merchant locations in the United States."

Comment: Re:How safe? (Score 5, Interesting) 947

by ronmon (#45225863) Attached to: How Safe Is Cycling?

Listen to this and believe it. I have lived in Key West since 1990 and sold my last fuel burner in 1995. I have a "grocery getter" bike with big baskets and a lean and fast bike for getting somewhere quickly or running my dog. I stop at traffic lights and stop signs, obey one way streets and respect car traffic while not expecting the same in return. However, I am in the minority and am fully aware of that.

Most bicyclists do not think that road rules apply to them whether they are tourists or locals. Looking both ways when crossing a one way street has saved me from many accidents. Drivers don't see you, especially when they are talking on their phones. Bike lanes are not respected. It is up to you as a cyclist to anticipate the other guy doing something stupid and unexpected. They surely will.

Having driven motorcycles for many years prior to moving here I already had this mind set and it helped a great deal.

Comment: I read A LOT of books (Score 2) 150

by ronmon (#43817065) Attached to: Judge Thinks Apple Will Lose E-Book Price-Fixing Case

When ebooks first became available I thought that this was a great opportunity to have access to more of them for a cheaper price. After all, the costs of printing and distributing them is reduced to practically zero. Granted, there are still editing and some other minor costs, but very little in the scheme of things. But before I actually purchased an ebook reader I watched the costs of the books for a while. Quickly it became clear that a dead tree version was almost always cheaper than the ebook version and once I had it, nobody could take it away on a whim or technicality. Suffice it to say that I never bought an ebook or a reader, but I still buy, read and enjoy plenty of great books.

Screw you, you greedy bastards.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.