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OzCableguy

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Watching the late news last night when there was a report about the iPhone
release with a comment that maybe it was too high tech for its own good.
Why? Well, according to the bloke they interviewed becuase the buttons are
on a touch screen and not physical buttons so it makes it hard to type while
doing other tasks like driving!

I wanted to reach through the screen, grab him by the collar and give him a
good, hard slap. I can't believe there could still be someone in the world,
American or otherwise, who would still think it's ok to text while driving,
whether or not it's law or not in their particular corner of the planet.

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Bleve

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On Jun 26, 10:32 am, "OzCableguy" <[email protected]>
wrote:
> Watching the late news last night when there was a report about the iPhone
> release with a comment that maybe it was too high tech for its own good.
> Why? Well, according to the bloke they interviewed becuase the buttons are
> on a touch screen and not physical buttons so it makes it hard to type while
> doing other tasks like driving!
>
> I wanted to reach through the screen, grab him by the collar and give him a
> good, hard slap. I can't believe there could still be someone in the world,
> American or otherwise, who would still think it's ok to text while driving,
> whether or not it's law or not in their particular corner of the planet.


Go and stand next to any intersection or road where cars are being
driven slowly enough that you can see what's going on in them. Count
how many drivers you see texting or on the phone in 30 minutes (it
helps if it's a busy road ... :) )

Your belief system requires calibration, unfortunately.
 

gplama

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Bleve said:
Go and stand next to any intersection or road where cars are being
driven slowly enough that you can see what's going on in them. Count
how many drivers you see texting or on the phone in 30 minutes (it
helps if it's a busy road ... :) )

Kew junction.. from any direction... They've outsourced speed camera operators.. how about outsourcing someone to police/fine 'occupied' drivers? They'd only have to work 15 mins a day to cover a weeks wage!

I think flyingdutch mentioned a while back a city bike courier used to piff 20c coins at drivers on the phone... bring that in as a standard I say! They're all too busy on their phones to know whats hit them.. (or smashed that side window with a good shot) ;)
 
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Brendo

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On Jun 26, 10:24 am, gplama <[email protected]
mx.forums.cyclingforums.com> wrote:
> Bleve Wrote:
>
>
>
> > Go and stand next to any intersection or road where cars are being
> > driven slowly enough that you can see what's going on in them. Count
> > how many drivers you see texting or on the phone in 30 minutes (it
> > helps if it's a busy road ... :) )

>
> Kew junction.. from any direction... They've outsourced speed camera
> operators.. how about outsourcing someone to police/fine 'occupied'
> drivers? They'd only have to work 15 mins a day to cover a weeks
> wage!
>
> I think flyingdutch mentioned a while back a city bike courier used to
> piff 20c coins at drivers on the phone... bring that in as a standard I
> say! They're all too busy on their phones to know whats hit them.. (or
> smashed that side window with a good shot) ;)
>
> --
> gplama


In the name of more piffing ( I've always believed there's no such
thing as too much piffing) could the same also be done by motorists /
peds at cyclists who don't obey road rules? Lets use the piffing of
20c coins to reduce the anarchy on our roads!!

Brendo
 

gplama

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May 16, 2004
7,820
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Melbourne. Sometimes.
Brendo said:
In the name of more piffing ( I've always believed there's no such
thing as too much piffing) could the same also be done by motorists /
peds at cyclists who don't obey road rules? Lets use the piffing of
20c coins to reduce the anarchy on our roads!!

Sure. I won't be in the firing line. :)
 
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John Pitts

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On 2007-06-26, gplama <[email protected]> wrote:
> I think flyingdutch mentioned a while back a city bike courier used to
> piff 20c coins at drivers on the phone... bring that in as a standard I
> say! They're all too busy on their phones to know whats hit them.. (or
> smashed that side window with a good shot) ;)


What's "piff"? Throw, flick, slingshot, or something else?
urbandictionary.com wasn't helpful.

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John
"Bother," said the Borg. "We've assimilated Pooh!"
 
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20cents

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In article <[email protected]>,
Brendo <[email protected]> wrote:

> In the name of more piffing ( I've always believed there's no such
> thing as too much piffing) could the same also be done by motorists /
> peds at cyclists who don't obey road rules? Lets use the piffing of
> 20c coins to reduce the anarchy on our roads!!
>
> Brendo


Oh no, another piffing competition.
 
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PeteSig

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"John Pitts" wrote:

> On 2007-06-26, gplama wrote:


>> I think flyingdutch mentioned a while back a city bike courier used to
>> piff 20c coins at drivers on the phone... bring that in as a standard I
>> say! They're all too busy on their phones to know whats hit them.. (or
>> smashed that side window with a good shot) ;)

>
> What's "piff"? Throw, flick, slingshot, or something else?
> urbandictionary.com wasn't helpful.


It's what you do with a yonnie!!

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Peter

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MikeyOz <[email protected]> wrote:

> gplama Wrote:
> > Sure. I won't be in the firing line. :)

>
> Yep sounds good to me... I won't be in the firing line either.... :)


As a former premier of the sunshine state used to say "if you fly with
the crows you'll be piffed with the crows."