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post Nov 20 2006, 10:37 AM
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Just a quick email to let you know I had a car accident in october, and I'm in the hospital until dec/jan with many broken bones. I've had a real net access since last week, and I first tried to sort of everything before passing the information.

As a consequence, development of the ROM has been fully halted. It also damaged the Acer N30 project I was working on.

Sorry about that. I will try to come back on the handheld linux world as soon as possible.

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post Nov 24 2006, 09:34 AM
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Well, we were simply stuck by a car on the right handside where I was sitting. It didn't stop at the crossing. I was informed by the gendarmes that the last accident at that very spot was fatal for the guy in the passenger seat, so yes I guess I was lucky.

I don't know how long it took to to cut the metal around and get me out of the car, but to me that was long, painfull and stressfull. I wish I would have lost consciousness...

The fun part : I have no health insurance (I think I can treat myself) but due to the seriousness, the french social security takes most of the bill (17k Eur for the first 2 weeks in the hospital, includings drugs/surgery/exams etc. the next bill should arrive soon), and the car insurance should cover the difference.

That's what I like about the french system: while you are taxed on your income (variable rate, capped near 50%, everything included), if you have serious medical problems, everything is paid for you, so you won't go bankrupt.

However for small stuff, you pay between 100% and 40% of the bill, which can be covered by private health insurances (mutuelles)

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guylhem   Development Halted   Nov 20 2006, 10:37 AM
gr8ful   I pray for a swift and complete recovery.   Nov 20 2006, 11:06 AM
the_oak   Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I have enjoyed y...   Nov 20 2006, 11:31 AM
gfdsa   Wish you to recover easy and fast Guylhem!   Nov 20 2006, 12:04 PM
Mickeyl   Get well soon Guylhem! While we usually don...   Nov 20 2006, 04:30 PM
Antikx   I'm sad to head of your accident but happy to ...   Nov 20 2006, 07:10 PM
adf   get better first, worry about tecnology later.   Nov 20 2006, 10:28 PM
dhns   QUOTE(guylhem @ Nov 20 2006, 07:37 PM)It also...   Nov 21 2006, 04:37 AM
daniel3000   Hello Guylhem, Also from me the best wishes for r...   Nov 21 2006, 05:10 AM
guylhem   Hello Thanks to you all for your kind words. Ef...   Nov 21 2006, 05:37 AM
amdonati   I wish you a quick recover too! Adalberto   Nov 21 2006, 05:38 AM
HoloVector   Ouch! That wreck looks nasty. I hope you...   Nov 21 2006, 01:02 PM
adf   what (rhetorical question), exactly, did you do to...   Nov 22 2006, 12:45 AM
speculatrix   just seen the picture... looks like a routine typ...   Nov 23 2006, 08:27 AM
zmiq2   wow !! it looks rescue team had a lot of ...   Nov 23 2006, 08:40 AM
guylhem   Well, we were simply stuck by a car on the right h...   Nov 24 2006, 09:34 AM
speculatrix   I was pondering the idea of putting together a don...   Nov 27 2006, 03:59 PM
radiochickenwax   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 27 2006, 11:59 PM)I w...   Feb 9 2007, 04:39 PM
guylhem   speculatrix, I'm not sure about that. Sure pla...   Nov 29 2006, 12:55 PM
Chero   Hope you'll be back on your feet soon. QUOTE(...   Nov 30 2006, 08:53 AM
Hrw   QUOTE(guylhem @ Nov 29 2006, 10:55 PM)at the ...   Nov 30 2006, 09:04 AM
guylhem   Well then I'll try to help with the C7/8x0 2.6...   Dec 3 2006, 09:49 AM
speculatrix   well, I had been hoping that people would have exp...   Feb 11 2007, 01:13 AM
radiochickenwax   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 11 2007, 09:13 AM)wel...   Feb 11 2007, 12:59 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(radiochickenwax @ Feb 11 2007, 09:59 PM...   Feb 12 2007, 02:35 AM
radiochickenwax   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Feb 12 2007, 10:35 AM)QUO...   Feb 12 2007, 10:25 AM
guylhem   Hello If you really don't want to donate to O...   Mar 5 2007, 03:02 PM

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