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    I don't think the phones are a pox - the lack of...

    I don't think the phones are a pox - the lack of manners are.

    Its trivial to set your phone to mute when in a meeting, and you can have it do so automatically based n your calendar.
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    For me the cellphone is the one device I don't...

    For me the cellphone is the one device I don't mind being dependent on! But I seldom actually use it as a phone, and the phone is set to read my calendar and go to vibrate when at work, and full...
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    My bank didn't seem to care either. Happy enough...

    My bank didn't seem to care either. Happy enough to accept the report, and reversed the charges, but otherwise just business as usual.

    Media, media is your friend. And write to your elected...
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    With some brides, I wouldn't mind supplying both...

    With some brides, I wouldn't mind supplying both services!
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    Same here, though mine has not reached the 5 year...

    Same here, though mine has not reached the 5 year mark yet. I rarely use it other than when shooting weddings.
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    I find most people do things backwards - why not...

    I find most people do things backwards - why not pick jobs that allow you to live and dress as you wish to, instead of picking the job and THEN figuring out how to deal with archaic dress codes?
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    Happened to me too back in Feb. I'm wondering,...

    Happened to me too back in Feb. I'm wondering, has anyone done anything about this, other than b*tch online? I'm in Canada, so not likely to get anyone interested in a relatively small US company. ...
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    Sounds like me story - except that I am 37 now,...

    Sounds like me story - except that I am 37 now, not 21.
  9. $300 is twice the deductible on my insurance......

    $300 is twice the deductible on my insurance... so why bother? And even without insurance, is it worth spending $300 to protect a sub-$1000 bike?

    I think you are going after the mid- and...
  10. Poll: Coy? Either you have a different definition of...

    Coy? Either you have a different definition of the word, or I'm not understanding what you are trying to say.

    The poll is "For the car-lite: what's the city mpg of your primary vehicle". Seems...
  11. Poll: My bike is a vehicle - both in practical terms...

    My bike is a vehicle - both in practical terms and under the law. Poll is poorly worded, and a shame to see this on a cycling forum!
  12. Thread: Lifetime Mileage

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    Well, considering that my lifetime car mileage...

    Well, considering that my lifetime car mileage (as a driver) is zero...
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    I have about the same, although only one person...

    I have about the same, although only one person on my ignore list still posts. At least one of the others is now banned.

    To be honest some people test my self-control... so might as well remove...
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    The LRT will be grade-separated from traffic,...

    The LRT will be grade-separated from traffic, just as the BRT is now. The only difference is the new downtown tunnel - removing the only significant conflict that currently exists between rapid...
  15. Warning: as implied in the title, the survey is...

    Warning: as implied in the title, the survey is clearly for Americans only. Don't waste your time on it if your not a USian.
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    Why not add it to the menu that pops-up when you...

    Why not add it to the menu that pops-up when you click on the username to the left of the post?
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    Yup, its true! We have the world's longest...

    Yup, its true! We have the world's longest open-air skating rink. (Avoiding the word "largest", big debate there). The Rideau Canal was built as a military transport corridor, in case the US...
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    That and the rising cost of suburban homes. ...

    That and the rising cost of suburban homes. If/when cities make developers pay the full cost of extending the infrastructure, and that cost gets passed on to home buyers.... that home in the 'burbs...
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    Unfortunately that does not always translate to...

    Unfortunately that does not always translate to decision making. We have a problem, post-amalgamation, that we are a "city" with the largest rural population in Ontario! So even if the urban...
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    I had an experience today which reminded me of...

    I had an experience today which reminded me of this thread. I was moving along at a moderate speed (20-25 km/hr). A car pulls up from a side street to my right. The driver looks to his right (so...
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    That's certainly a big one, but the biggest...

    That's certainly a big one, but the biggest pressure is financial. Thanks to previous provincial governments, the city is responsible for everything from utilities to policing to welfare and social...
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    They also emphasized light rail because they are...

    They also emphasized light rail because they are trying to sell the public and other levels of gov't on a $4billion LRT project.



    They 'burbs used to be independent cities with their own...
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    Just FYI, T&L has opened in a temporary location...

    Just FYI, T&L has opened in a temporary location a few blocks south of the old store.
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    City Video: Pro-transit, anti-car

    City of Ottawa video (see links at bottom of that page).
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    Yup. On a few streets here - usually narrow...

    Yup. On a few streets here - usually narrow roads never meant for multiple lanes - the stop lines are staggered to allow a long vehicle room to make a turn. (The stop lines for the inside lanes are...
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