[conspire] Safety at CABAL meetings: NO UNCOVERED CABLE RUNS

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Oct 23 03:44:59 PDT 2011

Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):

> BTW - this is a very good thing. The general rule of helmets is that
> you use them only through a single accident.  Nobody does this, of
> course, but this helmet would NOT have served its primary purpose,
> god forbid, if you needed it to.

Yes.  Bruce commented, and I actually very much agree with him, that on
the one hand he's sorry my helmet broke apart, but on the other hand
it's a good thing my helmet broke apart:   Doubtless, it had taken
cumulative damage from a large number of very small impacts (like, being
dropped to the ground) over the 25-30 years since I bought it, so it's
A Good Thing it broke now, rather than in time of need.

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