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Comment: Re:Great... (Score 1) 582

by FuryG3 (#47549475) Attached to: Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Each airline deciding this individually isn't really the right way to do this, though. Airlines may have incentives to be more tolerant of risk than passengers are comfortable with (similar to other safety measures). When buying a plane ticket, I shouldn't have to make my own assessment of the safety of flight plans or mechanical maintenance.

There should be an independent agency responsible for setting standards and compliance. Thankfully, there is. The FAA and EASA (EU equivalent) are responsible for issuing notices about which flight plan routes are safe and which aren't. Neither declared this airspace unsafe.

Comment: The best way to reduce crashes... (Score 1) 367

by FuryG3 (#36399370) Attached to: Los Angeles To Turn Off Traffic-Light Cameras

I'm guessing the majority of nasty accidents at intersections result from people trying to catch the tail end of the light... esp when combined with people who are getting a jump on the green.

1) Long yellow-light durations. You'll speed through a light that's just turned yellow, but you'll stop at a light that's been yellow for a while. My hometown (Fremont) found that adjusting this setting reduced red-light running by much more than installing intersection cameras: http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/34/3436.asp
2) Long pauses between the moment that one signal goes red and the cross-traffic's signal turns green. This allows the intersection to clear, even from assholes who still manage to run a red even after the long yellow.

Ironically (but predictably) what seems to happens when stoplight cameras are installed is a LOWERING of the yellow-light duration...

Comment: Re:It should be a two-way street (Score 1) 770

by FuryG3 (#27063775) Attached to: Smart Immigrants Going Home

I don't know where you read that article, but it's total bullshit (if it even exists).

Quick searching online reveals tons of info on getting a work visa in both China and India, as well as success stories. I personally know people who have traveled to and worked in China teaching English (commercially).

China's program is called a Z-Visa: http://www.ehow.com/how_2365046_get-work-visa-china.html

India's Employment Visa: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/597004.html

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