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Aleksandar Milivojević
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Since the first time I saw "share the road" signs, I was of opinion that they should be either removed or replaced with "may use full lane".  "Shared the road", if you look it up, is meaningless sign.  It doesn't actually signal anything to share to either cyclists or motorists.  If you look it up what it actually means, it literally boils down to "bicycles were spotted on this road in the past, you may or may not see one today."
 
Study showing "Bikes May Use Full Lane" signage is likely the most effective current educational traffic control device with regards to cycling on roads and streets with only main travel lanes.

From the 'Results' section:
"In almost every case, on 2- and 4-lane roadways, respondents who saw “Bicycle May Use Full Lane” signage were significantly more likely (p<0.1) than those who saw no signage to agree that bicyclists are permitted in the center of the lane, do not have to move right to allow motorists to pass within the same lane, that motorists should wait for a break in traffic before passing in the adjacent lane, and that bicyclists are safe in the travel lane.

There was no statistically significant difference in responses between those who saw “Share the Road” signage and those who saw no signage in any scenario we tested.

Respondents who experienced Shared Lane Markings were significantly more likely than respondents who saw no signage to agree that bicyclists are permitted in the center of the travel lane, on both 2- and 4-lane roads (Table 2). They were also more likely, on 4-lane roads, to disagree that the bicyclist had to move out of the way and to agree that the bicyclist was safe in the center of the lane.

Regardless of signage, respondents who commuted to work by means other than personal motor vehicle were significantly more likely than those who commuted by personal motor vehicle to agree that bicyclists are permitted in the center of the lane, do not have to move right to allow motorists to pass within the same lane, that motorists should wait for a break in traffic before passing in the adjacent lane, and that bicyclists are safe in the travel lane."
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Schwab's take on recent stock market ups and downs can be summarized as: HTFU.
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That's basically what anybody rational would say. :)
Vanguard's is the same. https://personal.vanguard.com/us/insights/article/market-volatility-082015
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Wide angle lenses are fun.  If you use them wisely.
Wide-angle photography is challenging. I'll give you the most important tips to make your wide-angle photography so much more productive and rewarding.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption
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It would be extremely funny if it wasn't depressing.
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Found in the office. I wonder if it's going to melt by Monday...
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it should, AC is not on for most of the time on the weekend.
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I've been saying this for decades.  But here it goes again.  Eliminate bails.  And plea bargaining while at it.  Neither is compatible with justice in any way or form.
Every year, thousands of innocent people are sent to jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, putting them at risk of losing their jobs, custody of their children — even their lives.
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Hehe...  Billionaires and illegal immigrants have a lot in common, when you look at the funny side of it.

#donaldtrump  
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No Durex button.  But there's few baby-products related buttons.  Coincidence?
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Need cocaine button!
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Common complaint drivers have against cyclists is that riding side by side is illegal.  Actually, in most jurisdiction it is perfectly legal.  And there are good reasons why lawmakers did not make it illegal, as explained in this video.  Group of cyclists riding single file is much harder to pass than same group riding two abreast.  It is also more dangerous to pass group of cyclists riding single file.

In California, there's no explicit law that says cyclists should ride single file.  You can comb through CVC until your eyes fall out, you won't find it in there.  What cyclists in California usually get ticketed for instead is violation of CVC 21202, which states that cyclists "shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway".  Note that "as close as practicable" is very different thing than "as close as possible".  Also, "roadway" does not include shoulder.  Cops will sometime argue that cyclist "on the outside" was not "as close as practicable" to the curb, and issue a ticket.  This is abuse of the said law, plain and simple, as the law was not written with intention to force cyclists to ride single file.  Interpreting CVC 21202 in this way is extremely creative.  This particular law has very broad list of exceptions where it doesn't apply, and if you do bother to look it up, it doesn't apply exactly on types of roads where drivers have the most complaints about cyclists riding two abreast: narrow roads!  Another exception is "approaching a place where a right turn is authorized".  Which is basically any city street (yes, right turns on driveways count too).  Places where the law does apply?  Wide open roads with huge shoulders.  Exactly the type of roads where nobody cares if cyclists ride single file or not.  Go figure.

Above is not legal advice.  I'm not a lawyer.  If you do get a ticket, you might end up having to pay it ;-)
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Monitors come setup from the factory to outshine the other monitor sitting next to it on the shelf in the store.  That's why you see so many monitors with glossy screens, when in reality matte screens are what most people need most of the time.  Same thing when it comes how colors look like "out of the box."  But it's not just outshining other monitors in the store.  Variations in hardware for both graphics cards and monitors mean colors will be way off "out of the box" by definition.

These are two photographs of the same monitor.  Difference?  One is before I calibrated monitor.  The other after I calibrated it.
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    Engineer, 2007 - present
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    System Administrator, 2003 - 2007
  • T-Hrvatski Telekom
    Information Technology Specialiast, 2000 - 2002
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    System Administrator, 1996 - 2000
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