Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×

Comment Re:65 VW Bug (Score 1) 373

So true - In 1987 I bought my first car: A fifteen-year-old 1972 Datsun 510. A fun car, but I had to wrench on the thing every weekend to keep it going.

...and the rust. My god, the rust. Compare that to today, where there are a lot of 15-year-old 2000-era cars on the road that look perfectly fine and run well.

Comment How it's supposed to work... (Score 1) 396

This is how the labour market is supposed to work.

I would never work for Amazon - I accept lower pay in exchange for work/life balance. But for those people for whom money is more important, Amazon provides them with that opportunity. To each their own.

...and to those who didn't know what they were getting into when they started working at Amazon, that's their own fault. Amazon's working conditions are pretty well-known.

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1) 272

Wrong cars are seen as a "safe" mode of transport as a consequence of how the statistics are generated/reported.

Almost all car crashes occur at intersections. Once at cruising speed the number of crashes are very low per mile/km travelled. In effect a trip from Seattle to Los Angeles is almost as dangerous as a trip from Seattle to Tacoma. The statistics however are presented as the number of fatalities per km/mile travelled.

Comment Re: Who cares? (Score 1) 272

Air plane crash, you are almost certainly dead.

Incorrect. The majority of air crashes are survivable.

If you look at all the commercial airline accidents between 1983 and 2000, the National Transportation Safety Board found that 95.7% of the people involved survived. Even when they narrowed down to look at only the worst accidents, the overall survival rate was 76.6%.

"You know, we've won awards for this crap." -- David Letterman