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    I suspect you are right - these folks simply...

    I suspect you are right - these folks simply don't know what they are talking about.

    -mr. bill
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    I haven't had espresso yet, so sorry about...

    I haven't had espresso yet, so sorry about misplacing the Aquarium on the wrong line. Blush.


    Don't bother taking the Blue Line from Aquarium, it's only a few blocks from Aquarium to South...
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    Oh, you can get off the Red Line at Charles/MGH...

    Oh, you can get off the Red Line at Charles/MGH and ride the Paul D White bikepath along the Charles River (one of the oldest bikepaths in the country) to Harvard Square, ride Mass Ave to North...
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    Alternative A - take the Logan Ferry to Long...

    Alternative A - take the Logan Ferry to Long Warf, change to Red Line at Aquarium Station.

    Alternative B - if you can take your panniers off and carry them as luggage, take the Silver Line SL1...
  5. Past (recent) history of Orleans Parish...

    Past (recent) history of Orleans Parish might be a guide here. The sentence served may not seem to match the crime.

    -mr. bill
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    Far better to not lose control of a vehicle at...

    Far better to not lose control of a vehicle at all than to regain control of a vehicle.

    -mr. bill
  7. Driver arrested, bond set at $125,000....

    Driver arrested, bond set at $125,000.

    -mr. bill
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    I was descending Naggog Hill in Acton at 25 mph,...

    I was descending Naggog Hill in Acton at 25 mph, beautiful new pavement until the Littleton town line, where the pavement is not horrible (pretty smooth on my line), but not so good either (really...
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    Excellent ride today in that anytime the rubber...

    Excellent ride today in that anytime the rubber stays on the road it's a VERY good day.

    Reviewing the film, I think I learned something. Here's to hoping I make new mistakes, old mistakes are dull...
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    The authors consider SWD to be an under-reported...

    The authors consider SWD to be an under-reported in-vehicle distraction....

    -mr. bill
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    It went on to become the first human powered...

    It went on to become the first human powered flight.

    -mr. bill
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    Probably seven. See here....

    Probably seven. See here.

    -mr. bill
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    i think I can guess which beemer too. It's not...

    i think I can guess which beemer too. It's not the he doesn't know there's a four way stop or double yellow lines. He just doesn't give a....

    -mr. bill
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    The sea called, so Old Ironsides in drydock: ...

    The sea called, so Old Ironsides in drydock:

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h10/mrbill05/IronSides_zpsbsio1epq.png

    -mr. bill
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    In the middle ages they even had black and white...

    In the middle ages they even had black and white gopros filming the attempts.

    Those Magnificent Men:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXT4pgW_UGk

    -mr. bill
  16. As often is the case with some curmudgeons, there...

    As often is the case with some curmudgeons, there *are* studies with statistical data and evidence disproving their "fact". Such as this this recently published, peer reviewed study in the NEJM.
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  17. I have. This morning. Glad this guy was somewhat...

    I have. This morning. Glad this guy was somewhat visible.
    (NTIM, my lights are on for safety.)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPsTrLbx1Wo

    -mr. bill
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    Operator ticketed for operating on restricted...

    Operator ticketed for operating on restricted road in crash. Investigation continues.

    -mr. bill
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    Four implementations in flight....

    Four implementations in flight.

    On Commonwealth Ave, the (unposted) limit is 30 mph, the 85% speed is substantially higher. (Which is just one of the reasons why pedestrians/bicyclists *love* this...
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    Sticky: Poll: Actually, the most common "question" asked here...

    Actually, the most common "question" asked here is of the form why don't you carry an anti-dinosaur gun?

    But do keep on keeping on. You not only are the arbitrator of the proper form of any...
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    Sticky: Poll: The only unfounded statement is by you,...

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    The only unfounded statement is by you, questioning if a helmet would have helped.... He reported a story, and offered an emphatic opinion.

    You? Well....


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    Does it really frickin matter...

    Does it really frickin matter if it's "...I have hope for..." or "...I no longer despair for the future of..." or "...I no longer despair for..."?

    Yes.

    -mr. bill
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    Do you have any evidence that either version of...

    Do you have any evidence that either version of the HG Well's quote is real?

    (On the other hand Susan B. Anthony quotes are real.)

    -mr. bill
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    Sticky: Poll: Someone posts a picture of his *NOT* *DEAD*...

    Someone posts a picture of his *NOT* *DEAD* father and they are part of the "helmet saved my life!" crowd?

    Another person is an eye-witness to a crash and posted their opinion that the rider would...
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    Sticky: Poll: I insisted on nothing. Just pointed out the...

    I insisted on nothing. Just pointed out the platitude you've used before to dodge the question.





    And yet less than a year ago, it was a "fair question."

    You project such unrealistic...
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