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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:Can't agree more (1651 comments)

If the helmet was severely damaged, or the person suffered head trauma even with the helmet, you can be fairly certain that the outcome without the helmet would have been much worse.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:Can't agree more (1651 comments)

The US is absurd: you don't have to wear a helmet on a motorbike, but you need one on a pedal bike ?!?

There's no national law in the US regarding helmets. It's a state-by-state (and in some cases, city) issue, and most state's don't require that adults wear helmets. That said, I don't know where you get off saying "The US is absurd" when the thing you're calling absurd doesn't exist.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

"Or could we maybe accept that life isn't a completely safe activity?" Yes, and that's why some of us wear helmets.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

I bought a mountain bike a few years ago, and yes, it's a heavy beast, but so am I. I figured it would be smart to lose the weight off myself before worrying about the weight of the bike. I've already lose about a bike or two's worth of flab.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

This. I purchased a mountain bike a few years ago to use for commuting (yes, I know, a road bike is a smoother ride, blah blah. We have shitty roads and I wanted something more versatile). I had never really thought about it before, as I had always ridden garage sale mountain bikes since I was a kid, but I decided to see if there were road bike-ish tires for mountain bikes. Of course there are, so I bought a pair of all purpose tires. They were not road bike smooth, but they were also not knobby like mountain bike tires. The difference was amazing. It's so much easier with smoother tires, and they aren't even particularly expensive.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

Who'd steal a helmet? According to this thread, no one wants to ride a bike with a helmet.

about 2 years ago
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To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

jim_v2000 Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

Is that really a problem? I'm in Oregon and there's no laws about wearing helmets here.

about 2 years ago
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75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

jim_v2000 Re:Problem is lack of importance (278 comments)

That's not just as bad at all. If you didn't notice, people were getting their passwords stolen by using the same one everywhere, including the sketchy sites.

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Squad Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter To God Squad

jim_v2000 Re:unfair competition (357 comments)

You speak in jest, but I once got a call from a woman who's mother had gotten spyware on her machine and was getting all kinds of porn pop-ups. Her mother's solution was to unplug the computer and put a Bible on top of it.

more than 4 years ago
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"Dislike" Button Scam Hits Facebook Users

jim_v2000 Re:The blame here is Facebook's. (179 comments)

It wouldn't be possible if Facebook hadn't cluttered everything up with stupid apps.

more than 4 years ago
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75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

jim_v2000 Re:Problem is lack of importance (278 comments)

That's why I use three different passwords. One is for sites I don't care about...like registering for a forum that I only need once. The second is for things that I'd like to be more secure, like forums I visit often, Facebook, my person blog, etc. The third is for critical things like email, online banking, shopping sites like Newegg and Amazon, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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EFF Reviews the Verizon-Google Net Neutrality Deal

jim_v2000 Re:Anyone else? (162 comments)

>And having two giants acting like they can simply write legislature is balls to the walls wron

They didn't write any legislation. They wrote up some suggestions that the FCC and the Congress are free to use or discard. They have every right to do that.

more than 4 years ago
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EFF Reviews the Verizon-Google Net Neutrality Deal

jim_v2000 Re:So, regulation haters... (162 comments)

It's working pretty good so far, really. Are you having some kind of problem with your internet provider?

more than 4 years ago
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The Case Against Net Neutrality

jim_v2000 Re:Choices (702 comments)

>This is one of the bigger problems caused by the threat of abolishing NN.

You're talking about something that does not currently exist.

more than 4 years ago
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The Case Against Net Neutrality

jim_v2000 Re:Choices (702 comments)

In my town: Charter, Qwest, CVC, FireServe, Clearwire, AT&T, Verizon, T-mobile, Sprint, etc. And this is a small town.

It's not as monopolized out there as people happen to think.

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Putting PDF Reader In a Sandbox

jim_v2000 Re:Question (225 comments)

YEAH! And Microsoft WORD should only let you use WORDS...not crappy images and all that.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Applies For Page-Turn Animation Patent

jim_v2000 Re:Prior art? (293 comments)

The crappy software that came with my Lenovo tablet does this.

more than 4 years ago
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The End of Free

jim_v2000 Re:The Internet as a business (348 comments)

Oh ideologues, you never fail to entertain. The internet wasn't invented to enable the freedom of information. It was meant to be a redundant military network.

more than 4 years ago

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