I also like to ride and tinker with my recumbent trike. So I was at the nearest bike shop last week buying some minor parts. Skinny lady comes in with a really nice high-end Schwinn. I complimented her bike. She asked if a trike was faster. I told her no, it has 50% more rolling resistance; 3 wheels instead of 2, but over about 25 mph the trike's better aerodynamics kicked in -- not that I rode much over 10 mph. She said, then it's more exercise! I said, I ride for enjoyment and scenery and to go places, not exercise. She said, you SHOULD ride for exercise. She went on, she had a friend who started following a paleo gluten-free macrobiotic raw vegan diet (or something like that) and I should do the same. I said, my blood sugar is back down to near-normal and my blood pressure and pulse rate are fine. She kept on, starting to yell about how I should live my life.
Ah, my. Poor woman. Fat shaming doesn't hurt me a bit. I hope it made her happy. I will now take another sip of my gluten-free coffee and finish writing my Cheap Computing blog post for this week...
Smaller companies care about data privacy just as much as big ones do, but they’re ill-equipped to do much about it. What’s different is not the perceived urgency of data privacy and other privacy/security matters. It’s what companies are prepared (and funded) to do about it. #dataprivacy #dataisbeautiful
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