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On 05/22/2016 08:44 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Bikes have adopted all those nanny touches. The most popular is the kill
switch if you're in gear and the kickstand is down. It's really nice on
a rough road where the kickstand is bouncing up and down.
On one occasion I was going along the Kingsway (dual carriageway) in Dundee, which has many roundabouts. I had to stop at each one due to it being rush hour, and some drivers got rather annoyed at me starting it in 1st and jumping round the roundabout. The starter in that car seemed unnecessarily powerful for the size of engine and it took off rather quickly and unevenly.
For Sale: Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain.
Fellow I worked with cut off part of his grandson's foot with a mower.
When my son was small I would not let him out in the yard while I was
mowing. Maybe I am over protective, but the way children run so fast
they can get in the way in no time.
It was a joke.
Anyway, we haven't change to SI. We still use both F and C for temperatures, although younger folk seem to prefer C. All our road signs are in miles and miles per hour. We measure a car's petrol consumption in miles per gallon, yet it's dispensed at the pump in litres!
Capitalism: Man exploiting man.
Socialism: The reverse.
There used to be quite a few hand and foot injuries before mowers
required dead man switches. The only child I ever read about being a
victim was a little kid who near a mower that kicked out a wire -
think it was piece of coat hanger - and it penetrated his head,
It usually won't make the news unless somebody is killed.
There was a fellow at work that was between 50 and 60 years old that
almost lost some fingers on a mower. He thought the blades on his
riding mower may not be turning so like a dummy he stuck his hand it
there to see if he could feel the blades turning. He was lucky the
blades just nicked the ends of about 3 fingers and after a few weeks
I guess the dead man switch might have saved him if he had to get off
the mower to check that out.
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