JoelDeze
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May 27th, 2016 at 10:59:25 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Yeah, I think so, too, but I was hoping he'd have to explain it to me. :)

It just occurred to me...you ignore the little knob (on the standard chess piece ) and it even has the curvy little vertical slash... I always thought the reference was to the mitered hat, but I bet it's the chess piece.

Knuckle children, though? Bizarre.



It is a closed fist production. 😀
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ams288
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May 27th, 2016 at 11:08:05 AM permalink
My parents' next door neighbor died last Friday while on vacation in California. He was the nicest guy you could imagine. An ideal next door neighbor.

He was an avid bike rider. You would see him almost daily on his bike around the neighborhood (wearing a helmet and a reflective vest, BTW).

Apparently he was riding his bike in the bike lane on vacation, and a distracted driver crossed into the lane and killed him.

So yeah. Don't text and drive.

I hope they throw the book at the driver.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
rxwine
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May 27th, 2016 at 11:30:19 AM permalink
One of the problems is, in any extended conversation you're likely to get completely drawn into a conversation for a few moments longer than you intended. In a car going a good clip, that can be quite a bit of time not paying attention.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
PokerGrinder
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May 27th, 2016 at 11:33:41 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

I only get texts worth replying to while I'm driving


I call that bluff djatc, Axel told me nobody texts you :)
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AxelWolf
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May 27th, 2016 at 2:37:12 PM permalink
I remember before texting was all the rage people wanted to ban talking on a cell while driving.
I thought I read that most of the accidents happened x amount of seconds after the call was completed and phone was put down.

Thank god for texting it's taken the focus off of just talking.
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I wish they would speed up the testing, production and laws regarding self driving car's. I can't imagine how that's not a big priority and benefit.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
mcallister3200
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May 27th, 2016 at 6:31:48 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I remember before texting was all the rage people wanted to ban talking on a cell while driving.
I thought I read that most of the accidents happened x amount of seconds after the call was completed and phone was put down.

Thank god for texting it's taken the focus off of just talking.
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I wish they would speed up the testing, production and laws regarding self driving car's. I can't imagine how that's not a big priority and benefit.



There are a number of if not many states where it is illegal to use cell phone (if in hand, not Bluetooth/hands free) while driving. Pretty sure California, and I was pulled over for it in Maryland said reason let me off with warning was because had out of state license. Now I just use speaker phone while driving.
MrV
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May 27th, 2016 at 6:41:10 PM permalink
I'm with this guy .
"What, me worry?"
tringlomane
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May 27th, 2016 at 9:20:15 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

There are a number of if not many states where it is illegal to use cell phone (if in hand, not Bluetooth/hands free) while driving. Pretty sure California, and I was pulled over for it in Maryland said reason let me off with warning was because had out of state license. Now I just use speaker phone while driving.



$500 fine in Illinois.
AxelWolf
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May 27th, 2016 at 11:12:03 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

$500 fine in Illinois.

It may be worth it to some people if you can get away with it for a long time without getting caught or causing an accident. Obviously you should just get bluetooth.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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