Safety is about the same as being a pedestrian; you're on your own against the cars, be defensive. Make sure you make eye contact before crossing intersections where they might turn into your path.
But otherwise, if you follow standard rules of the road and pay constant attention, safety isn't that big of a deal; I've been on most major streets in the city aside from the highway, and aside from one jerkoff bus driver who tried to teach me a lesson, have stayed well clear of close calls. More than many cities, drivers here tend to be fairly cautious and courteous.
Ah. Damn those original contexts and anchors in reality! :-) Sorry.
It is in an interesting quote, but then emotional responses are to be expected to media in general I guess. I think even those responses with comparatively more thought behind them are born of and written because of emotions.
I don't quite remember how it happened, but at some point my iPhone accidentally took a bath on Friday night.
By the next morning I had forgotten and plugged it in, assuming the battery was just dead. After a while I realized that my bad dream of fishing for my soaked phone may have actually happened. I popped out the SIM card and sure enough it was quite wet and I could see condensation inside both cameras, front and back.
So I dropped it into a bag of rice for a few days, pulled it out and tried it again today. No luck. Using the detailed iPhone teardown guide at iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1) I spent some time pulling it apart, and scrubbing various corroded contacts with rubbing alcohol. After reassembling, sadly it appears this phone is quite dead.
I had every intention of skipping the 4S, it didn't feel like a necessary upgrade. Still doesn't, but there's now one on the way, and I get to spend the next two weeks with my old first-gen aluminum back iPhone if I can get a SIM card that will actually work on Telus.
Still waiting for the keynote day-after posts on how the crushing disappointment caused the author to self reflect and realize that maybe, just maybe, discarding a phone every single year isn't an admirable or sustainable behaviour.
The fine art community prints at over 600dpi, and the richness it boasts is unreal. Some print as high as 1200dpi. All of the science behind the study behind the 1 arcsecond of resolution is true for 20/20 vision. But take a near-sided person, whom has an advantage to seeing close up, and visual acuity is much higher. High pixel pitch displays are the future, and the race has only just begun. Thanks for sharing!