you took it personally for reasons only you could know.
I took it personally because you said "Imagine this guy is a commercial airline pilot." (emphasis mine).
And? Are you trying to say that the idea of an airline pilot who doesn't know everything about flying the plane before take-off isn't a terrifying proposition? Because I would disagree with that.
Of course piloting an airplane for the first time carries more risk,
Which is probably why professional pilots RTFM and know what they're up against before hopping into the cockpit and putting thousands of lives at risk. Granted, drivers are slightly less risky if only by virtue of the fact that they're not cruising 30,000 feet above populated areas, but that's no excuse for not knowing the machine before taking it out on a public road. "It was my first time driving this car" doesn't fare well as a legal defense.
You taking your eyes off the road to fiddle with a GPS could, at most, kill the handful of people around you
Which is why I used the voice control feature until it proved useless and then had the passenger enter it manually. I stated that very clearly in my original post. My eyes were on the road the whole time.
And I'm certain you never, ever deviate from that scenario. /sarc.
Anyway, you're not the only person who fiddles with their electronic toys while driving, and not everyone uses or has the option to use voice control. Get over yourself, not everything is about you.
You need to 'chill out' on the emotional responses. FYI, that wasn't an insult
It was an insult.
No, this is an insult: You're such a dumb fuck that you have to look into a mirror just to see if your eyes are open.
See? Pretty obvious that statement is meant to be insulting. My previous statement would only be an insult to a narcissist who thinks everything someone says to them is about them.
Your statement may have been directed at the rest of the Slashdot community instead of directed toward me, but the content was insulting to me.
Aww, well, since your wittle feewings got hurt, let me pull out my 3 micron violin and play the world's saddest song, just for you.
If you didn't intend on a little bit of insult, you would have said something like "Imagine this approach to piloting a commercial flight".
Well thanks there, Captain Proper English, don't know what the world would do if you weren't around to tell us what we should have said.
God help you learn to just read what's written and not automatically infer that it's all about you.
Yes it is subtle and I didn't take a huge offense since it was far from the worst thing someone has said about me, but I felt it was worth calling you out on.
Yea, no, it wasn't, and by being a little whiny bitch about it, you're really making me rethink my original decision to not call you an narcissistic douche-nozzle.
BTW, that last sentence? THAT is an insult.