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Post by Kiri on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:43 pm

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Post by Defarge on Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:50 pm

LOL, save us from ourselves....
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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:20 pm

Better to not ban such things and let "Darwin" take care of it......

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Post by RVGRINGO on Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Improve th gene pool. Splat! There goes another one!

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Post by Kiri on Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:50 pm

Defarge wrote:LOL, save us from ourselves....

We are living with zombies, they are all around us!
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Post by jrm30655 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:52 pm

Kiri wrote:
Defarge wrote:LOL, save us from ourselves....

We are living with zombies, they are all around us!

And they vote and breed..........

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Post by windrider17 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:56 pm

Saw somewhere that Denmark was considering crosswalk signs in the pavement so phone watchers could see them. Might have been "fake news".

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Post by Kiri on Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:56 pm

windrider17 wrote:Saw somewhere that Denmark was considering crosswalk signs in the pavement so phone watchers could see them. Might have been "fake news".

No.... Germany...



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Post by brigitte on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:38 pm

there is no stopping progress.. Here in Chiapas we have the lights for blind people that beep so people who cannot see, can hear when it is safe to cross.. I would guess that should work for the people texting as well..no point spending extra money -that is a whole lot more useful and cheaper that lights embedded in the sidewalk..

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Post by Kiri on Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:17 pm

brigitte wrote:there is no stopping progress.. Here in Chiapas we have the lights for blind people that beep so people who cannot see, can hear when it is safe to cross.. I would guess that should work for the people texting as well..no point spending extra money -that is a whole lot more useful and cheaper that lights embedded in the sidewalk..

Not sure this would work, since the zombie is focused on a visual input and the audio feed is blocked out.. . Would make an interesting physiological study.
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Post by MexicoPete on Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Same thing in Seattle at traffic lights., especially near a hospital. One sound lets the person know the light is red, and another sound means it's green and the tone speeds up as the light is about to change from green to red.
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Post by brigitte on Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:37 pm

yes they maybe too involved with the phone t hear anything.. well now that is scary..

Now you got me curious, I am going to check out the people walking around texting and see if they hear the light..

Pete have you notice in Seattle if the people texting hear the light¡

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Post by MexicoPete on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:07 pm

When in Seattle I am one block from a red light in front of Swedish Hospital. And I walk by this traffic light and several others most every day walking to the bank, Starbucks, my local drug store etc. Because the sounds were meant for those with poor vision, I have only paid attention to those who are almost blind. I must admit I never paid attention to the occasional texter, I would have though, had I seen him walk through a red light, something I have never seen.
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