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Comment Re:price (Score 2) 331

Having a preference does not necessarily mean the exclusion of the other. I fall into the prefer printed book category (though for a different age demographic) but I own a good number of both. I prefer printed books but I have been working on reducing the size of my physical library because ebooks take up less space and I want fewer physical possessions to worry about.

Despite my preference for one, I use the other more but use both quite a lot.

Comment Re:End users don't care about tech details (Score 1) 497

And historically, in Slashdot's home country, landlines have been one to a house and have had unlimited minutes.

I'm not sure in which history they had unlimited minutes, but I recall paying $0.10 a minute except to my local calling area, which was basically about ten exchanges covering my town and a couple of adjacent ones.

Submission + - NY Comic Con Takes Over Attendees' Twitter Accounts to Praise Itself (wired.com)

Okian Warrior writes: Attendees to this year’s New York Comic Con convention were allowed to pre-register their RFID-enabled badges online and connect their social media profiles to their badges — something, the NYCC registration site explained, that would make the “NYCC experience 100x cooler! For realz.”

Most attendees didn’t expect “100x cooler” to translate into “we’ll post spam in your feed as soon as the RFID badge senses that you’ve entered the show", but that seems to be what happened.

Comment Re:Varies from about 20-30 minutes (Score 1) 353

Not here it isn't. As per RCW 46.61.755:

(1) Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except as to special regulations in RCW 46.61.750 through 46.61.780 and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.

RCW 46.61.750 through 46.61.780 cover:
750 - penalties
755 - the above
758 - required to use hand signals
760 - move use a seat
765 - must not cling to vehicles
770 - must keep as far right as is safe to do so
775 - must not carry anything that requires two hands
780 - lamps and reflector requirements

No where does it permit a bicycle to pass a vehicle that's stopped waiting for traffic on the right side of the vehicle. They could pass on the left if passing were permitted, but not split between lanes (that would be passing on the right of the left lane cars).

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