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Comment Re:I do this (Score 1) 365

Nothing that you know of.

I get about exclusively on two wheels. Most often it's a scooter, but I also have a motorcycle and a bicycle that I ride a decent amount. I have close encounters with motorists more often than I would like. Thankfully I'm alert enough to avoid getting hit (barring the two times I was not so lucky, one involving a trip to the ER).

The most common close-call I get is someone switching lanes into my lane without seeing me. Nearly 100% of the time when I see the driver, they are texting and have zero idea that they nearly killed me. It's likely that you've been guilty of this yourself but have no idea. Practically every rider I know has told the same story.

It's quite terrifying, please stop.

Comment Re:Get a purse (Score 1) 296

I second this suggestion. I picked up what is normally referred to as a "vertical messenger" after seeing just about every other guy in Rome carrying one. It felt my iPad fine, and currently holds my Nexus 7, phone, digital camera, and anything else I need really while still being pretty low profile. I originally got it just for international trips, but now I use it all the time.

This is pretty common in most countries I've traveled to, and is getting fewer weird looks in the US.

Comment Re:False (Score 1) 366

I came here to post pretty much the same thing. When I bought my Nexus One, it was pretty much the top Android phone you could buy, so keeping it for 2 years was not out of the question. Judging by how well the G1 has held its value over the past 2 years (or longer, im not certain) I imagine the sale of my Nexus when I'm ready to upgrade will take a bit of the cost of whatever phone I do upgrade to later down the line. Combine that with what I save on my tmobile plan and it works out really well for me. Of course I also travel a lot, so an unlocked quad-band phone is a must. Oh, and it's also just a fantastic phone, so it worked out great for me all around.

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