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Old 10-23-2015, 07:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, but it's a lot more dangerous if you do stupid things - or encourage all those other idiots to do stupid things :-)

One of the many nice things about working from home is that I very seldom wind up on the roads when/where there are large concentrations of said idiots.
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I would talk to electronic devices if it was effective. Usually I just get upset that it cannot understand what I'm saying.

I used to have a 2hr commute to Portland and a 2hr commute home. On my way in, I would eat breakfast burritos, then when traffic came to a halt I would shave and brush my teeth, emptying the whiskers and spitting on the road when stopped in gridlock. The car was also a manual, so mix in frequent shifting with these tasks.

Not saying it was a good idea, just saying I did that when I was young to increase the effectiveness of my time. Can't wait for autonomous vehicles!
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, but it's a lot more dangerous if you do stupid things - or encourage all those other idiots to do stupid things :-)

One of the many nice things about working from home is that I very seldom wind up on the roads when/where there are large concentrations of said idiots.
Similar analogy for avoiding DRUNKS = don't go to BARS (ha,ha)
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Those signs never made sense to me. They want me to drive safer [than them] because they have a sign, whether or not they actually have a child in the car.
I think the original intent has been corrupted. I'm pretty sure they were first sold after a baby was missed (left) in the wreckage after a big crash where other occupants of the vehicle were unable to communicate his or her presence.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I would talk to electronic devices if it was effective. Usually I just get upset that it cannot understand what I'm saying.

I used to have a 2hr commute to Portland and a 2hr commute home. On my way in, I would eat breakfast burritos, then when traffic came to a halt I would shave and brush my teeth, emptying the whiskers and spitting on the road when stopped in gridlock. The car was also a manual, so mix in frequent shifting with these tasks.

Not saying it was a good idea, just saying I did that when I was young to increase the effectiveness of my time.
I will read and make notes etc. when stopped in gridlock traffic. I can't see an issue with that when you can't make any meaningful inputs to the vehicle controls anyway.

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Old 11-05-2015, 12:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I wonder... Does listening to music and singing along distract me?
Well, does it?

For me, it's usually the opposite: listening to audio - more often plays &c than music - kept me from going to sleep when I was doing a weekly 5+ hour drive.

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