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06-03-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,139
Posted By patc

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.
05-24-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,139
Posted By patc

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...
05-23-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,396
Posted By patc

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...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,614
Posted By patc

With some brides, I wouldn't mind supplying both...

With some brides, I wouldn't mind supplying both services!
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,614
Posted By patc

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.
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,614
Posted By patc

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?
...
05-21-09, 10:44 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,396
Posted By patc

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. ...
05-02-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,910
Posted By patc

Sounds like me story - except that I am 37 now,...

Sounds like me story - except that I am 37 now, not 21.
04-30-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 650
Posted By patc

$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...
04-23-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,159
Posted By patc

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...
04-23-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,159
Posted By patc

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!
04-23-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,943
Posted By patc

Well, considering that my lifetime car mileage...

Well, considering that my lifetime car mileage (as a driver) is zero...
04-18-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By patc

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...
04-18-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-17-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,859
Posted By patc

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.
04-16-09, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By patc

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?
04-15-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-15-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-15-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-15-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,902
Posted By patc

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...
04-14-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-14-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

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...
04-13-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By patc

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.
04-12-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By patc

City Video: Pro-transit, anti-car

City of Ottawa video (http://www.ottawa.ca/residents/public_consult/beyond_2020/intensvideo_en.html) (see links at bottom of that page).
04-12-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,902
Posted By patc

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...
04-12-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,902
Posted By patc

The solution is to do correct, legal stops. You...

The solution is to do correct, legal stops. You come to a full stop at the stop line. If/when the crosswalk and intersection both seem clear, you proceed carefully. You can stop again, briefly, if...
04-12-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,902
Posted By patc

I *had* to reply to this - its my biggest pet...

I *had* to reply to this - its my biggest pet peeve as a ped! The stop sign and stop line are located to keep the intersection clear - INCLUDING the cross walk. We should not be forced to walk into...
03-24-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By patc

Try living through a 3-month transit strike!

Try living through a 3-month transit strike!
03-23-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By patc

Probably would be easier than cramming the damned...

Probably would be easier than cramming the damned things into a wallet or pocket!
03-23-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,160
Posted By patc

Plus you can walk up and touch the front door of...

Plus you can walk up and touch the front door of Parliament at 2:00am if you want... how many countries let you do that?
03-23-09, 07:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

The city here is testing equipment that recycles...

The city here is testing equipment that recycles asphalt on the spot. You fill it with a small amount in the morning. At each pot-hole/damaged pavement area, the crew dumps the broken chunks of old...
03-22-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By patc

Up here we no longer have dollar bills, but I've...

Up here we no longer have dollar bills, but I've successfully used a business card to cover a small rip in the sidewall for several years now. Works fine, and even cheaper than a buck.
03-21-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

We're either having two separate conversations,...

We're either having two separate conversations, or you are deliberately misunderstanding my words. Or both. Either way I have no interest in a holding a discussion in biweekly instalments.
03-21-09, 10:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,861
Posted By patc

We don't seem to be communicating very well. I...

We don't seem to be communicating very well. I did not say that a collapse is required to "start from scratch", what I said was "... we need to develop/create new systems from scratch". You don't...
03-21-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,861
Posted By patc

Your question was "Who or what system is better...

Your question was "Who or what system is better off today? .... So what better system is there?" From that wording ("today", "is there") I could only assume you meant systems in existence...
03-21-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,861
Posted By patc

So you're saying the only options are those...

So you're saying the only options are those already tried? Why limit ourselves that way?
03-20-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,861
Posted By patc

Perhaps its not the system we need to change, but...

Perhaps its not the system we need to change, but how that system is evaluated. Why use benchmarks such as GDP and %growth since last quarter? In fact why value growth in the economy at all? Why...
03-20-09, 06:16 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,861
Posted By patc

+1

+1
03-14-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By patc

I don't know if the OP is still reading, but I...

I don't know if the OP is still reading, but I came across this map:
Canadian Cell Towers
(http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html)

Unfortunately the map does not specify the sort...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,399
Posted By patc

Its not just the camera you have to worry about. ...

Its not just the camera you have to worry about. In 4 years I've had to send two lenses for repair, one of them twice. Replace the aperture and fix focus on one, and the other literally had a screw...
03-10-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By patc

There is no "3-second rule' in the HTA.

There is no "3-second rule' in the HTA.
03-06-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By patc

Once a year - to take the cats to the vet.

Once a year - to take the cats to the vet.
03-06-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By patc

When you start a new thread, the option to create...

When you start a new thread, the option to create a poll is the last check-box at the bottom of the page... I don't think they want you to find it ;-)
03-05-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

Funny thing, that's how opinions works... my...

Funny thing, that's how opinions works... my opinion is indeed "my say so". Again you missed the point, though - while that is my opinion, I was explaining the belief of the car-free movement to the...
03-05-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

I did? I thought I was just ranting... I mean,...

I did? I thought I was just ranting... I mean, yes, yes, I made very good points.



Think of it this way - it may be asphalt, but at least your bike adds less wear to the road than most other...
03-05-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By patc

I would suggest asking on...

I would suggest asking on http://www.howardforums.com/.

In urban centers you can use GSM on the Rogers network. Outside of urban centers coverage will likely be much better on the CDMA networks...
03-04-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

Hmm, old thread being revived from death. ...

Hmm, old thread being revived from death.



Completely missed the point.



"Green" is a term I don't use. Just like "safe-sex", its a fell-good, media-hype, politically-correct term to...
03-03-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,843
Posted By patc

I grew up without a car. By grade 7 I was taking...

I grew up without a car. By grade 7 I was taking public transit to school - and soon across the city. When other kids were busy getting driver's licences, I though it a waste of money.

At 37 I...
02-19-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By patc

I use a Wike flatbed...

I use a Wike flatbed (http://www.wike.ca/cargo_large_bicycle_trailer.php) for groceries (in plastic bins) and other cargo - capacity is 125lbs, though I doubt I've ever had more than 80 in it. For...
02-14-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,406
Posted By patc

If I had a dollar for every time that tired old...

If I had a dollar for every time that tired old question gets asked....

Why is it so hard for people to understand the different between personal transport and commercial/industrial applications?...
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