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  1. 1. If you put skateboards on there -- something with no motor or engine -- then regular bikes and regular unicycles should probably go on there too. You might as well have trikes, too, of which there are quite a few kinds. And recumbent bikes/trikes. 2. Re rollerblade safety, you can have some nasty crashes on them. I know I did. They are pretty big, and when they twist, they can very easily wrench your knees very, very hard. I'm great at rolling and was never able to roll out of a fall, either. 3. I think skateboard safety is under-rated, or rated too heavily according to its most extreme riding options. Skateboards can be ridden in a very tame way. Everybody I knew who rode one spent plenty of time on them just cruising around the neighborhood, and almost all the time doing nothing special, and doing it at a slow speed. Not that you can't get hurt on one at low speed (people die slipping in the shower, so ...), but ordinary skateboard riding is something that can be done pretty safely even very early into the learning curve. 4. What's that thing you ride on the street, lying down a couple of inches from the road surface? That thing has got to be way way up there. 5. Skiing might need to be up there a bit higher? I've read that spleen injuries are common among skiers, among other things. Also skateboarders, for that matter. Maybe snowboarders too? Plus the other kinds of injuries that go with the sport.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Hey great, glad you liked them! What kind of surface does your tub have? Plastic or tile or what? I was thinking of getting some real tough bristles but wasn't sure our plastic/fiberglass/whatever cheapo tub could take it.
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    In the news...

    Chief Haro is a stud.
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    In the news...

    At that low speed, with two lanes to drive in, the hit was completely on purpose.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    That stuffz not for me, unfortunately. As the old joke goes, I get seasick looking in a glass of water. FPS's make me want to barf, literally. I used to put Doom 3, I think it was, on just to feel my stomach churn when i felt bloated and wanted to take a long-overdue poop. Worked like an absolute charm, five minutes at most. I seriously believe it is worth buying for many, many people just for that.
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    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    No, it is force equals mass times acceleration (F=MA), not momentum.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Beautiful waterfall pic. One of the things that always struck me in reading about Vietnam was Stickman's claim for some reason, Vietnamese refuse to use mosquito screens, though every other country around it does. Seems perverse, like when an Indonesian friend told me that because of the Indonesian tradition of using your hand to wipe your butt, even Indonesian bathrooms with toilet paper dispensers usually don't stock any toilet paper. Just unnecessary to the point of being perverse. Mosquitoes can be unbearable in tropical countries. Re laptops being able to use external graphics cards, thanks Hunka. I remember reading some years ago about such set-ups, but they were ridiculously expensive for what they did, and specific to the manufacturer, as in, HP or Apple might have something like that, but it would only work with their own computers. But it's been a long time since I needed a topflight computer anyway. I mostly play games from GOG.com, short for "good old games," and the vast majority of them are at least a few years old, so they tend not to push the limits graphically. These days I'm playing an action RPG, Grim Dawn, which is a lot like Diablo and its clones.
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    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    Impact is impact. There are also likely injuries caused by things like momentum alone, even without impact, and from changes in pressure. An example of the latter is that divers -- scuba, not the kind who jump off diving boards or cliffs -- are known to accumulate eye injury. You can even be injured by blood thinners.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    That's a nice thing about your choice to get a desktop rather than laptop -- upgrading is so much easier. I think laptops usually have the graphics chip permanently attached to the motherboard, but putting a new card into a desktop is a simple matter.
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    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    I mean if you don't protect your brain sufficiently, every room might become the bathroom.
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    Faceplant at 18-mph, on the Tesla

    I think science is showing us that head trauma of almost any level is far worse than we used to think, long-term. Not just boxing, but American football and regular football too (soccer) have come into focus as causing lasting damage, and much more frequently than used to be imagined. It makes sense to spend money protecting the brain. Heck, people die from slipping in the bathtub traveling at zero miles per hour.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    Nice, the 1060 supposedly runs everything out there, and should do very well for a while, from what I've read here and there.
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    In the news...

    Good points, Rocky. Many young gangsters live incredibly violent lives in large urban communities ruled over or even devoted to gangs. They do not reflect the level of violence in society as a whole, but throw a monkey wrench into the statistics that is easily and commonly exploited.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    I went to the supermarket a little while ago and invested in some extra bacon. The bacon-heavy portfolio can only increase in value over time.
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    Ever Buy Stuff That You Probably Don't Even Need?

    True, though 17 inch laptops often have an option for a second hard drive. I haven't been close to a techie for a long time, but considering how small SSD's are, my recollection is that the best set-up would be a SSD with little or nothing but the operating system on it, and a HDD or second SSD for games/programs and to store your files on.
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