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Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 1) 288

by fightermagethief (#48910733) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Surely you are troll-baiting me and this is not an attempt to argue that point? I am sure you will agree that your ability to drive carefully at high speeds does not account for others ability to do the same. It's also probably due more to luck than having some superhuman ability to control speeding objects.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 1) 288

by fightermagethief (#48910547) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Typical road-rager response.

Yes, telling people to 'slow down' when driving cars is bad advice. This must be why auto accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the US. The fact that people worry about things like shark attacks and being physically attacked, but vehemently resent criticism from a much more dangerous activity is enough to point towards some value misalignment. Your vehement response to a suggestion to act in a way that would prevent tragedy is indicative of the level of indoctrination that we are up against when dealing with this issue.

Typical case of 'the law being good for everyone but myself'.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 2) 288

by fightermagethief (#48910457) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

I didn't literally mean that 5 mph under is some sort of magical standard. If you can go faster or slower than the recommended speed limit and still drive safely, then good for you. I doubt someone could speed safely, but, yes, it's a somewhat arbitrary limit. However, there are a ton of laws that only really affect oneself, but driving is not one of them. For all of my chaotic tendencies, I find the speed limit very easy to follow, like standing in line without cutting in front of others.

Comment: Also too lazy to add a print option (Score 1) 114

by tepples (#48910397) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

The vast majority of users of any given site have connectivity while they're using the site.

Because most users think they need to be online just to read web documents, certain cellular companies in the US are raking in beaucoup bucks. Time is money, but I'd rather spend four hours of my time once and then not have to spend it again the rest of the year rather than waste $400 a year on a data plan.

I guess I'm asking if you've ever tried the print view

I never tried looking for it. I just tried five minutes ago, but it turns out that a randomly chosen article from Cracked.com doesn't appear to contain the word "print" at all. I guess what my homemade reader does is prepare (and cache) a printable version of new articles. I'm also aware of other sites such as Ars Technica that charge per year for access to printable versions.

And if they're doing lazy loading and don't have a print view, well, then they're just asshole developers; in which case, you should probably let them know that

I expressed my dissatisfaction with the site's lazy loading practice on the site's forum. But despite my best attempt at being thorough and polite, I got modded down.

Comment: Re:Offline reading (Score 1) 114

by tepples (#48910087) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

On this particular site, I would prefer the images to load when I load the page and the comments to load when I follow the "View Comments" link. So I spent some time writing an RSS reader that implements this behavior, transforming the attribute that the lazy loading engine uses into the src= attribute and dropping elements outside the main article. But I'm an edge case; most people won't have the expertise for that option.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score -1, Flamebait) 288

by fightermagethief (#48910057) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

How about just slow the fsck down when you are piloting 2,000 lbs of metal? Everyone is always rushing to turn at a crosswalk, getting pissed when pedestrians crossing takes up their light, driving unsafely on someone's bumper if they are going 'too slow', getting pissed at bicycles that aren't able to disappear onto the unsafe shoulder of the road... I could go on and on.

I guarantee that your life will not be adversely affected if you were to just drive 5mph BELOW the speed limit everywhere you went, all the time. In fact, you could even save someone's life, will experience less stress, and usually save money on gas and tires.

Everyone is always such an impatient jackass and in such hurry behind the wheel, just to get home and waste time. The way people operate cars is one of the most pandemic, destructive brain disorders of the human race.

I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the demigodic party. -- Dennis Ritchie

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