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#1 User is offline   ike123 

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:02 AM

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That was my mothers car. Was driving it around for the weekened to visit friends in Fresno. Looked away from the road for a second to glance at my friend in the passenger seat. Everyone up ahead was stopped because of a fuel spill. I didn't notice until it was too late. Slammed into a guy going 70mph. The guy, who was changing lanes, spun into that truck you see in the picture. He also hit the car in front of him. If just one safety measure didn't deploy, we'd all be dead.

Found a lovely article. http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/article/2...321/1002/NEWS01

Get's most of the facts wrong. The very last picture is my car.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:07 AM

Wow. Glad your ok.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:14 AM

Good thing no one was hurt. I've had scares like that in my day but never any incidents.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

FRAGing hell. Glad you're alright.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:53 PM

i wonder how many times something like this has happened, but with an uglier result ... and the forum just thinks that so and so has quit posting ? kinda makes you wonder


glad your ok .. my bff .. lol :laugh:
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:09 PM

wow, glad your all right man...
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:52 PM

Glad you're allright, man. I've been in an ugly crash, too, and thank goodness for modern safety systems.

View Postklaatu, on Apr 24 2010, 02:53 PM, said:

i wonder how many times something like this has happened, but with an uglier result ... and the forum just thinks that so and so has quit posting ? kinda makes you wonder


glad your ok .. my bff .. lol :P


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

That looks like a fun wreck. Glad you got away relatively unscathed
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

View Postjtpaintball70, on Apr 24 2010, 08:54 PM, said:

That looks like a fun wreck. Glad you got away relatively unscathed



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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:17 PM

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:08 AM

ike123, glad to see you are still alive. I have been in a few rough wrecks myself. I have also seen video of wrecks no one walks away from during my EMT class.


View PostWardenWolf, on Apr 24 2010, 08:52 PM, said:

Glad you're allright, man. I've been in an ugly crash, too, and thank goodness for modern safety systems.

View Postklaatu, on Apr 24 2010, 02:53 PM, said:

i wonder how many times something like this has happened, but with an uglier result ... and the forum just thinks that so and so has quit posting ? kinda makes you wonder


glad your ok .. my bff .. lol :dodgy:


And this is one of the many reasons I signed up on deathswitch.com. If something happens to me, someone will know and get all my account passwords.


WW I will have to look into this. It would suck if something happens to me and I no one can get into my home field's web site.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:33 AM

Wow man. Sorry to see you were involved and I hope you are not terribly hurt. Looks like the air bags saved your hide.

And I will add this...Fresno sucks. Hwy 99 has to be one of the most craptacular highways in the country IMHO.

I have my own experience with distracted driving when I was younger...eating and driving. And I will agree whole heartedly with you.

Pay attention when you are drivign folks...it only takes half a second for this kinda stuff to happen.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:00 AM

View PostDark Shadow Hunter, on Apr 26 2010, 02:08 PM, said:

WW I will have to look into this. It would suck if something happens to me and I no one can get into my home field's web site.

There is a very important point there, it's not just a matter of getting your passwords etc to someone when you die. If its a 'business' website you need a contingency in place for you being unavailable.

e.g. Whereever posible eahc individual should have their own user & password but that will not be the case for standard hosted services. Tell someone the login details anyway, have a password sequence that you change to, or store it somewhere.
Each option has it's benefits and problems. If people have full rights at all times then they can do unauthorised changes at any time as opposed to just acces in emergencies, if you tell someone the password then you breach any auditing and they can make changes whenever (plus they can change your password and block you out), a password sequence has the risk that when someone tries to work out which one to use they fail too many times and lock out plus people are lazy so a password sequence for one account may give away your secrets to other accounts such as your private email, if you store the password anyone who manages to access the stored locatio can get the password. (If you seal it in an envelope you can see that someone has opened it but you don't necessarily know who did)

Things like deathswitch have other benefits such as legal rights of access in the case of your death. It can be difficult to get hold of access if you have to call and state someone has died and they may require you to get powers of attourney etc.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:13 PM

View PostKrazy8, on Apr 26 2010, 09:33 AM, said:

Wow man. Sorry to see you were involved and I hope you are not terribly hurt. Looks like the air bags saved your hide.

And I will add this...Fresno sucks. Hwy 99 has to be one of the most craptacular highways in the country IMHO.

I have my own experience with distracted driving when I was younger...eating and driving. And I will agree whole heartedly with you.

Pay attention when you are drivign folks...it only takes half a second for this kinda stuff to happen.

Whiplash is about the extent of the injuries.

Central California sucks in general. It'snot just Fresno.
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