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Comment Re:It's not facebook's fault you're a jerk (Score 4, Interesting) 292

It's not quite that simple. Adults tend to become attached to the person of the opposite sex that they spend the most time with. Before facebook and e-mail it was fairly obvious to see who you were spending time with. Now we have tools that make it unnecessary to be physically with some one to feel like you are with them. This can be deceptive for everyone involved. It starts with "I'm not cheating on my wife, I'm must checking an old girlfriends facebook page." But ends up with more personal conversations being had over facebook than in real life with your wife. And it's more deceptive than letters, because if you are writing letters you must get out paper, a pen, an envelope and a stamp, sit down and write, making it obvious how much time you are investing. However, for many people facebook is only as far away as alt-tab, so the amount of time you spend on it isn't as obvious.

Comment Re:Tea (Score 1) 500

I start the day with a cup of hot tea (a pot on weekends) and often end the day with one. From after 11am to before 7pm I often drink iced tea. I'm not English, but a few friends of mine who are say I'm the most English non-Englishman they know. I blame it on sci-fi: Dr Who, Douglas Adams, P. G. Wodehouse (ok not SciFi but it's still great)Arthur Conan Doyle, and the list goes on. Some of the best reading and watching comes from England.

Comment Re:because it's a distraction and dangerous? (Score 2, Insightful) 709

As a punishment the idea works, but a punishment and a deterrent only work if some one gets caught. However, if the first thing on the mind of the driver is respect for the lives of others, them selves, and a desire not to cause harm, than people would not text or phone to start with. The only laws that are work are self enforced because the person enforcing them thinks they are important.

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