University admin, PTO Co-President, #Catholic Mom and Wife to Super Geek while knitting in a little ocean side town that borders #Boston
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marciem
2744 days ago
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#NoParking #Faith #HolySpirit
Winthrop, MA
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Folding Bike Helmet

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Hmmm…I never really had trouble figuring out what to do with my “old fashion” “non-folding” bike helmet. But this looks interesting.

And they claim it will meet crash test standards as well.

Before it can be sold in the U.S., it must meet safety standards set by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Those tests measure the G-force of a helmet-covered fake head dropped onto anvils.

“The factory is building it to pass U.S. testing standards, but whilst we are in the preproduction stage, we can’t have official testing,” Woolf says in an e-mail. “The factory makes millions of helmets for the U.S. market each year and has the largest in-house helmet testing facility in the world, so they know the standards that they are going to need to meet.”

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marciem
2799 days ago
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Interesting. I'm still a fan of Holvig though.
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East Boston Getting Bike Repair Stations

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Pretty awesome bike repair stations in East Boston that doesn’t have any bike shops.

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marciem
2799 days ago
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#EBo #Eastie doesn't have #bikeshare yet but we do have #bikerepair
Winthrop, MA
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Help ID Cyclist

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In a sad story, an unitentified man who was probably a cyclist washed up on the beach last week.  Authorities need our help trying to identify him. (thanks Marcie for the tip)

From the Suffolk District Attorney:

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Authorities Seeking ID of Revere Beach Remains

BOSTON, May 5, 2014—State Police detectives assigned to Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man whose remains washed up on Revere Beach last week.

The conditions of the remains have thus far hindered investigators’ efforts to identify the man or determine his ethnicity, but forensic anthropologists consulted by the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit have opined that he was an adult between 20 and 40 years old – and likely on the younger end of that range.

Black, braided leather belt

The jeans themselves were American Eagle brand blue jeans with a 30” waist, suggesting a slim build, cinched with a black, braided leather belt. Inside one of the pockets was the key to a Kryptonite bicycle lock.  The key was not registered.  He was also wearing boxer shorts bearing an image resembling a Volkswagen Bug with a surfboard on its rooftop.

A passerby spotted the remains in shallow water along the shoreline at about 11:30 on April 30 and contacted State Police, who, with Revere Police, are attempting to locate his family or friends. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause or manner of his death.

Boxer shorts with image of Volkswagen Bug and surfboard

“Somewhere, there may be a mother, father, son, or daughter suffering the worst kind of uncertainty,” Conley said. “If we can identify this man, we can at least put an end to that waiting and worrying and allow them some closure. Even if members of the public don’t have specific information, they can share these details online and, perhaps, help us reach the loved ones who need to know.”

State Police detectives have already begun reviewing missing persons reports that may be of assistance and, through the Commonwealth Fusion Center, have notified law enforcement agencies across Massachusetts of their investigation. Members of the public who have specific information may call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817. Others without information but who wish to help are asked share the following link: http://wp.me/pKHdm-1Vk.

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marciem
2813 days ago
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Help ID this #bike rider. Is he from #Boston #Eastie #LynnMA #Winthrop? #bikeboston
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Sports in a nutshell. [vectorbelly]

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Sports in a nutshell. [vectorbelly]

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marciem
2956 days ago
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Winthrop, MA
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Cdogg
2962 days ago
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'Nuff said.
NDG, Montreal
samuel
2963 days ago
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Let's talk about that whole higher income thing. Sportsballers, like many tech workers, do tend to command a high salary, but they are both limited in the number of years they can do productive work. I'm not sure what the average workspan of a professional athlete is, but in tech, unless you're constantly learning new things, you either get relegated to yesterday's tech (a shrinking market), or you're out of a job.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
peterdoerrie
2963 days ago
Well, keeping up with recent developments and new tech is pretty much part of any job requirement today (just ask a mechanic if you happen to know one - the amount of IT knowledge they have to possess is staggering). Most Sportsballers also don't slip into retirement after their primary career ends. They become coaches, TV hosts, managers or maybe even something "normal".
grammargirl
2963 days ago
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This is pretty much my understanding of sportsball.
Brooklyn, NY
christophersw
2964 days ago
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And yet, I love watching sportsing...
Baltimore, MD

French cafe charges extra for rudeness

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French Rude Cafe

A cafe in Nice, France charges rude customers five times more for a cup of coffee than those who say hello and please.

"A coffee" will set you back €7, according to the sign, while "a coffee please" is a little more affordable, at €4.25.

If you want keep your expenses down, and stay friends with your local barista, however, the best option is "Hello, a coffee please," which will only cost you €1.40.

The manager says that although the pricing scheme has never been enforced, customer civility is up. Cheekiness is on the rise as well:

"Most of my customers are regulars and they just see the funny side and exaggerate their politeness," he said, adding "They started calling me 'your greatness' when they saw the sign."

(via eater)

Tags: economics   food   France
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marciem
2956 days ago
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Do you say Good morning and please to your server at Starbucks or DD?
Winthrop, MA
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TheGaRaK
2955 days ago
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Y'a trop quelque chose dans cette idée...
Montreal, Quebec
emdot
2956 days ago
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I love this.
San Luis Obispo, CA
rewingau
2957 days ago
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Surely it would be more French to charge less for rudeness...
Canberra, Australian Capital T
DMack
2957 days ago
Zut alors!
aaronwe
2957 days ago
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€1.40 seems like a bargain for France!
Denver
karlkatzke
2957 days ago
Too bad we can't get newsblur's author to charge extra for your presence.
chris4d
2956 days ago
oh cmon, many of his comments drive me hazelnuts but this one is utterly vanilla.
aaronwe
2956 days ago
It's a shame NewsBlur props your eyelids open with toothpicks and forces you to read comments, then takes control over your fingers and forces you to reply to them. That's an awkward feature. :-)
chris4d
2956 days ago
that warm fuzzy was short-lived. renewing the call for a "mute" feature...
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