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  1. I ordered some cycling goggles from Zenni Optical...

    I ordered some cycling goggles from Zenni Optical back when and they had a "prescription adapter insert" in them and it really didn't work very well.

    The problem was that the adapter was close...
  2. You'd have fit into that discussion just fine. ...

    You'd have fit into that discussion just fine.

    Ditto.
  3. But the cops have special training! And the...

    But the cops have special training!

    And the cell phone bans tend to have exclusions for things like CB and ham radios. I recall a discussion on a ham radio mailing list about a proposed ban on...
  4. Dangerous, scary? It was. Motor vehicle deaths...

    Dangerous, scary? It was. Motor vehicle deaths in U.S. by year.

    Looks like the overall deaths peaked in 1972 and have generally dropped ever since. And if you look at the fatalities per mile...
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    I can't tell if he was going too fast or not, not...

    I can't tell if he was going too fast or not, not from this video. He doesn't seem to be going any faster than the car going the other way a second before the collision. But certainly, the kid...
  6. Nobody here has said that it is. No, if he was...

    Nobody here has said that it is.

    No, if he was citing you, he'd ask for your address and/or date of birth, and then confirm it and check for warrants and the like on his computer or over the radio...
  7. Then it will not be an acceptable form of...

    Then it will not be an acceptable form of identification to the police, not by itself.

    If the cop wants to cite you for something, he will ask additional questions -- what's your address, what's...
  8. And if you make a small error in the hopes that...

    And if you make a small error in the hopes that he'll not be able to look you up based on that but keep it small so it's not going to get you in trouble for lying ... well, he'll be looking you up...
  9. Thread: bit of deja vu

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    Yes, but the ruling was brought up as evidence...

    Yes, but the ruling was brought up as evidence that the police (or courts) aren't going to care about what type of light you use.

    The fact that it made it to a judge in the first place tells us...
  10. Thread: bit of deja vu

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    Serious question: How can a ruling be binding if...

    Serious question: How can a ruling be binding if it's not even published?
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    That's the maximum the alternator can produce,...

    That's the maximum the alternator can produce, but it can produce a lot less too.

    Certainly, the alternator in your car isn't producing 600 watts all the time. 50 watts during the day seems more...
  12. You'll notice that for most citizens, road rules...

    You'll notice that for most citizens, road rules are the *only* laws that they receive any instruction or testing in.

    So yes, citizens are expected to obey *all* laws, but they are only instructed...
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    I sent in my 705 recently myself. The mount...

    I sent in my 705 recently myself.

    The mount failed, and it went skidding down the concrete. It had done this before, but this time the screen cracked and at first it was still usable, but after a...
  14. The one that matters ... your head. He'll ask...

    The one that matters ... your head. He'll ask for your name and birthday, and then look up what you give him. If you lied, you're probably going to jail.

    To show some sample law, here's the...
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    I don't know the wording of the Houston 3' law,...

    I don't know the wording of the Houston 3' law, but that's certainly not true for the Austin 3' law, which is almost identical to the state wide law that was passed by the state legislature but...
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    Nothing good will ever come from laying your...

    Nothing good will ever come from laying your bicycle in front of a motor vehicle that you don't want to move forward. If you need to stop the vehicle, you'll need to stand there yourself -- a bike...
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    The only reason I'd want to use an automotive...

    The only reason I'd want to use an automotive alternator on a bike would be if I was making a stationary bike generator of some sort.

    Other than that, I'd use a generator designed for a bike.
    ...
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    This is the first spoke you've broken in that...

    This is the first spoke you've broken in that time? That's amazing! I find myself replacing spokes every month or two.

    In any event, yes, the tire will have to come off. You can replace bladed...
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    I've turned off Amber alerts on my phone entirely...

    I've turned off Amber alerts on my phone entirely because they screamed at me with a "terror beep" noise that was loud and jarring enough to possibly cause an accident due to being startled, and it...
  20. That said, there's only a few (at DX) that I'd...

    That said, there's only a few (at DX) that I'd suggest actually buying -- others aren't any good, or are OK but they have others that are better for the same price, etc.

    The reason that the OP has...
  21. True, but they're crap. They put out a tiny bit...

    True, but they're crap. They put out a tiny bit of light, and cr2032 batteries are expensive, hold little energy (leading to short runtimes and/or low light) and non-rechargeable.

    I've carried a...
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    Sticky: Your light must be more efficient than the single...

    Your light must be more efficient than the single cell 18650 lights I've got -- they put out around 400 mAh lumens real world and last about an hour at full brightness with 2400 mAh (real world -- I...
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    Smart phones tend to have sucky battery life --...

    Smart phones tend to have sucky battery life -- if you're running a GPS app, they'll generally be dead in a few hours. They also don't have ANT+ compatibility that I'm aware of. But external power...
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    I don't see how you can say that "X is far more...

    I don't see how you can say that "X is far more efficient than Y" if you haven't 1) measured the electricity produced by X and Y and 2) measured the drag produced by X and Y. Since we're talking...
  25. The term shooting the messenger...

    The term shooting the messenger is much more popular.

    The repo man is a lot more involved than the mailman. He knows what he's doing, is an integral part of it (if the mailmain doesn't deliver...
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