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Mike Cadogan
Finally have my iPhone...overcome with emotion
it is amazing. I suggest brightkite, motherfeed, tweetdeck, and google analytics apps - Robert D. Fraser
Onto it... - Mike Cadogan from email
Jesse Stay
Recently my cousin's head was run over by a car. This is what's left of her helmet. My cousin completely survived because of this helmet. Please think of this before riding a bike without a helmet next time!
bike helmet.jpg
I've ridden only once without a helmet in as long as I can remember. Felt vulnerable! - Adam Loving from StumbleRead
It's true. They work. - Andrew Feinberg
wow... that's amazing. how old is your cousin jesse? - dave mcclure
dave, my cousin's 30, just 1 year younger than me - Jesse Stay from twhirl
You can read her story, in her own words here. I'm inspired: http://thetopotheworld.blogspot.com/ - Jesse Stay from twhirl
This happened to a friend of mine at the beginning of the month. He didn't do so good in the accident, but the helmet obviously saved his life. Thankfully is on his way home tomorrow: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit... - Steve Lacey
I used to ride my bike without the helmet even though it is mandatory in Chennai, India. But after reading this I am not even going to the next street in my bike without helmet. - Sudar
I never wear a helmet. When hearing things like this, I always think of this article.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1.... In the Netherlands no one wears a helmet. It seems safe to me. - Peter Stuifzand
I was hit while riding to work in summer 2006 & did not want anyone to touch my helmet at all costs. If my brain was scrambled, I did not want anyone to touch my egg:) I highly recommend a helmet especially if you think you will not need one! Mine was almost the same color too & manufacturer, but there is no conspiracy there:) - Roney Smith
Bicyclists/motorcyclists that don't wear helmets are better called future organ donors - Brian Sullivan
Thanks for sharing. I ride often at traffic time between cars. always wear my helmet...itsg good to know that It does work :) - jonathan from twhirl
that's incredible... - Jamie Allen from twhirl
Wow, glad to hear your friend is doing well after that. I agree, helmets save lives. Regardless, I've many intentional close-calls by drivers who don't want to share the road. Unfortunately, this is the common attitude where I live (southern US). - pete
we wear helmets for everything: mtb, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding & even surfing - skulls are fragile why not put a protective layer around it (i also try real hard to not ride on streets - a high percentage of drivers are oblivious to bike riders)... - mike "glemak" dunn
I always ride in my helmet and stay to bike lanes as much as possible. Nice to know the safety tools work. Now, if I can just avoid that NYPD cop with a penchant for knocking people off their bikes. Hopefully, he won't transfer to LAPD. - Jason Toney
Peter Stuifzand, my cousin would be dead if she did not wear her helmet. That article is BS. Wear your helmet! - Jesse Stay from twhirl
Point blank. You are a moron if you ride without a helmet. Sorry, but that's true and you're just going to play into Darwinian theory should you continue to ride without one. Any 'real' cyclist (e.g - you've been hit by a car - and yes, I have been) will tell you this without reservation. Helmets work without a doubt. - AJ Kohn
I survived a nasty motorcycle crash in my youth and would also be dead without that helmet - which cracked in 2 like an egg (that would have been my head, as the nurse aptly put it!). - Susan Beebe
A friend who's a cop refers to motorcycles as donorcycles whenever she sees someone riding without a helmet. I figure that applies for bicycles, too. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
I was on the way to work Monday morning while it was raining, when the third car in front of me spun out of control and flipped twice into a ditch. When I pulled over to help her out she was just fine. She only had a scratch on her left shoulder from the broken window and was not hurt anywhere else. THE REASON: She was wearing her seat belt. It's nice to hear that these devices are actually helping us! - David Cook
Wow! I wear mine! Didn't for years - I was lucky I guess. Thanks for posting that! - matthew hunt
OMG... Jesse, do you have a link other than here on FF? I have friends whose kids refuse to wear theirs, and seeing this may help. - Cyndy
Cyndy why not just link here - http://friendfeed.com/e... - Brian Sullivan
Dutch don't wear helmets and they don't get killed by cars http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterd.... - Peter Stuifzand
Actually they do get killed by cars. But culturally they are not inclined to wear helmets. - Brian Sullivan
Cyndy, with this being dug out of the grave, I just noticed your question. That particular picture is from my cousin's blog here: http://thetopotheworld.blogspot.com/2008... You can read the full story here: http://thetopotheworld.blogspot.com/2008... Search for "run over by car" and you can read about her entire ordeal. - Jesse Stay
My brother would not be alive today if he did not wear his helmet while riding his motorcycle; please wear a helmet! - Sandra
man - Shey
If it's nice enough to ride, I probably won't be bothering with the human-powered bike any longer. I always wear a helmet on my gas-powered bike. - MiniMage
As long as we won't have mountains, we Dutch will not wear those things. Otherwise we won't be able to recognise the tourists on bikes. - Ton Zijp
Thanks for sharing - I had a mishap with a car, wasn't wearing a helmet at the time, was lucky. If they don't see you, it doesn't matter either way. Wear the helmet! - Rick Bucich
This isn't as extreme as this but when I fell off my bike onto a sidewalk and broke my arm, I thought I was fine for a while. Later, my dad noticed that the whole front of my helmet was all scratched up and the visor in front was torn off! I realized that if I wasn't wearing my helmet on the 2 minute trip down the road, I probably wouldn't be typing this comment right now! Not that I'd be dead but I would have suffered some head damage, limiting my ability to do most things. - Kevin Lyons
Helmets for cyclists are mandatory in Australia. Still gives me the shudders when I'm travelling and see bareheaded bicyclists on the roads. - Kate Foy
Will Lam
I'm a tortoise with a purpose.
Mark Hawker
@carlosrizo @rdjfraser Any chance you could package up @ShareMyIdea for NHS re-use? RT @nhsdirect: We're listening. #NHSideas
Bonnie Kavanagh
Twitter Followers - It looks like I will top 2,000 followers this weekend. What are your thoughts? I can not believe that many people would follow me and honestly, I wonder why I am of interest to them. I could see the medical, legal, health conscious people, & my most appreciated group of rich souls who have such wonderful positive comments.......
phil baumann
In countries w/o enough medical professionals, Cisco telemedicine system can have a great impact on HC http://scienceroll.com/2009... #hcsm via @bart
Adarsh
John Crofton: The TB trials - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
John Crofton: The TB trials
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John Crofton pioneered the randomised controlled trial in a 1948 BMJ paper which looked at the antibiotic streptomycin to treat TB. Now in his 90s, Dr Crofton talks to Colin Blakemore about the importance of randomisation and blinding, and how it has helped to make medicine more evidence based. - Adarsh
Naimul
An Easy Way to Increase Creativity: Psychological Distance http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
Berci Mesko, MD
Ladies and Gentlemen! Radiology 2.0 Web Guidance Package on #Webicina. Please RT! http://www.webicina.com/radiolo...
Berci Mesko, MD
Wikipedia Teaches NIH Scientists Wiki Culture | Wired Science | Wired.com - http://www.wired.com/wiredsc...
Wikipedia Teaches NIH Scientists Wiki Culture | Wired Science | Wired.com
I want to know how to find local volunteer such as this to bring them to teach our healthcare providers, educators, politicians how they can easily contribute their knowledge for the public good! - Robert D. Fraser
Berci Mesko, MD
9 Killer Telemedicine Apps That Will Revolutionize Healthcare - Soliant Healthcare - http://blog.soliant.com/healthc...
phil baumann
Mighty big picture of teh Innernet usage - http://www.newscientist.com/data...
It's pretty wild. I like graphics like that - puts it into simpler perspective. - phil baumann
Thanks Phil, that's a great bird's eye view of net usage. - Ritesh Lal
Ritesh - sure, that's what teh internet is for? :) - phil baumann
Daniel Debow
#FollowFriday Please follow @RyppleEffect if you'd like better Feedback, Performance & Rypple updates....
Jen McCabe Gorman
23andMe Research Revolution BEGINS! - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
23andMe Research Revolution BEGINS!
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Carlos Rizo
@icmcc very interesting. Do you know about DIPEx - Database of Individual Patients Experience of illness? http://www.library.nhs.uk/ppi...
Guy Kawasaki
Seven tips for making good conversation with a stranger. http://adjix.com/e3iu AC
Gregg
liked: "(4) causing people to become more aware of their internal standards for honesty decreases their tendency for deception.."
michael silverton
Video Conversation is the newest social capital - http://new.seesmic.com/videos...
It's been said before, but now others are independently grokking the meme. Content is King. WE are the New Content. - michael silverton
I definitely see this, also why I try to highlight the research and leadership of others on my website. - Robert D. Fraser
There was a recent book titled "Creating Conversational Capital" which was basically a new spin on word of mouth. The novel opportunity I see -- only recently made possible with advent of these digital video file artifacts -- is rather Capitalizing Conversation or Creating Conversational Economies with actual, ascribed, and exchanged economic value. Impossible to explain fully in limited chars here, but we'll be building up to this over time. Feel free to join room; would like to learn more of your approach - michael silverton
Beth Kanter
Doctors, Students, & Health Care Professionals
Feeling nervous about getting these stats done today. My mood really wants a good outcome.
phil baumann
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing. - Orwell (just tossing that into the *conversation*)
Shawn
phil baumann
8 Ways to Become a Better Nurse : phil baumann /*rn*/ - http://philbaumann.com/2008...
8 Ways to Become a Better Nurse : phil baumann /*rn*/
One of the benefits of being away from bedside nursing is that I've had time to reflect on my own performance. How could I have been better? What simple precepts would have helped? Being out of the "fog of war" has given me a clearer view of what's right and what's wrong in health care. Our culture doesn't offer much positive encouragement for the nursing profession. That's a costly shame, as many Baby Boomers soon will discover. To help out, I've come up with eight ways to become a better nurse. - phil baumann
this is a really good post for nurses to read - Robert D. Fraser
Mark Trapp
Say Goodbye to Bike Chains; Say Hello to Belt Drives - http://gizmodo.com/5045414...
Say Goodbye to Bike Chains; Say Hello to Belt Drives
From Gizmodo: "The benefit to a belt drive system over a chain and shifters system is that it won't stretch and break over time like a chain, weighs significantly less, stays clean (and keeps your cuffs clean) and is quiet. The downside? It's more expensive." - Mark Trapp from Bookmarklet
Interesting to see a motorcycle development finally make it's way to bikes. - FFing Enigma
yep, that new trek commuter bike is one i'm really looking into. besides being clean as hell, it sports that new belt drive thingy, which seems like a plus all around - Cee Bee
Definitely liking that Soho bike. Too bad I don't actually commute by bike. - rönin
I prefer the cog one, I think it was Mark who found it a while back - Toby Graham
i agree it's a bit overpriced. they were listing it just under a grand. the soho s is a great bike as well. super minimal and a great price. i remember discussing it a little while back and that you had ordered one. they must be in heavy demand if you're to receive yours in october - Cee Bee
Couldn't tell, but from the pictures it looks like these are only single gear mechanisms? I'd be interested in these, but I do need at least a few gears. - felix
correct, they are only single gear bikes - Cee Bee
Bridgestone had a belt driven bike back in the 80s...hardly a new development. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
"stays clean (and keeps your cuffs clean)" - Yep tell me that when that rear sprocket is cludgy with winter grime in London and it starts skipping due to the contents of the towpath getting in among the parts. It's got a chainguard FFS, of course it keeps your cuffs clean, so does a chained bike with one. Absolutely agree about repairability. If I snap a chain anywhere in the world I can take a link out and refix it, can I do that with a belt? Why try and find a solution to 100 years of working? - Alex Murray
Bill Sodeman
Copy and paste is coming for the iPhone, thanks to Openclip.org - http://www.geekbrief.tv/copy-an...
And yes, for the iPod Touch, too. - Bill Sodeman
Bill Sodeman
More students are adopting Macs and the iPhone - http://billso.com/2008...
Beth Kanter
Help me Send Leng Sopharath to her Junior Year in Good Health! - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Help me Send Leng Sopharath to her Junior Year in Good Health!
Cool use of friendfeed. - Robert D. Fraser
Emily Chang
saw two guys drawing out their iphone app on a stack of iphone print-outs at chaat cafe today. so sf.
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