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Comment: Re:Hi speed chase, hum? (Score 1) 397

by ClintJCL (#47439349) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

"Wouldn't it be much better to deploy a helicopter, drone or other means of tracking the car from a distance, and not risk killing several bystanders in a crash?"

*other guy responds, more or less stating non-death penalty crimes should be death-penalty crimes because people like their cars, despite the risk of innocent bystanders being killed which that was the initial and main point of Koyaanisqatsi's post, and the first thing he talked about*

Are you up to speed yet? I can't help it if there are multiple people in the thread whose heads the point whooshed over. I've always reviled my fellow americans for being so incredibly over-punitive as to actually blind themseles to the unintended consequences; and it's been a problem in American history, especially the last 2 generations. But I didn't know that it worked online, too. So blinded by the punitive aspect as to miss Koyaanisqatsi's central point.

Comment: Re:I'm shocked! (Score 1) 260

by unitron (#47437105) Attached to: William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

Did anyone ever prove that there were Communists in the State Department in the large and ever-changing numbers Tailgunner Joe claimed?

I could claim that everyone working in the Swiss patent office in the first decade of the 20th Century was a genius, and Jewish, but it wouldn't automatically be true just because Einstein worked there.

Comment: Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (Score 1) 397

by Tablizer (#47434343) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Uh, I don't see a lot of halfies in your link. A front engine block may be preventing an outright split, while in a Tesla the "engines" are more distributed. Whether this means gas cars are "safer" or not in practice is another matter.

Maybe the distributed nature of Tesla's engines means that side impacts are safer at the expense of front impacts.

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