Oh yeah! :) I definitely do. I almost feel like I'm living here already. Got a Safeway club card and a checking account....
Although american "share the road" roads really scare me a bit. I've done a lot of city cycling in Cologne and London, and never been scared before... but maybe that goes away once I'm on the road and in the flow.
the few times we've driven up to San Francisco, we've taken the highway that's right along the coast. It's so beautiful and serene. Truckers usually take the freeway that goes from the inside since it's a shorter route
This could possibly be an effect of Answer appears automatically converted as a comment.
Trivial answers containing a link to another question in the network are automatically converted to comments on the question.
This would explain it, although I would have thought there would be somethin...
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As you probably know, "Voting on meta is used as an expression of agreement or disagreement on contributions, rather than to point out a lack of quality or helpfulness".
However, this doesn't seem to apply to discussion in certain cases, my reasoning below.
Let's suppose we have this discussion...