You must get really confused when you look up the speed ratings on tire side walls, what with how you seem to think cars can't safely exceed 70 or 80 mph.
Take an aggressive driving course; "normal" cars are capable of some really impressive driving manoeuvres if you know what you're doing.
If a semi can do a given speed without going off the road, your properly maintained vehicle most certainly should be able to with its much lower center of gravity and better suspension.
We have quite a few municipalities in the area that reside in valleys, so the speed limit drops by nearly half part way up or down a hill in each direction. Its incredibly annoying to be going down a hill at 80 and have to drop to 50 while accelerating (gravity).
Actually here in Ontario you can be pulled over for impeding traffic if you're in the way, no matter how legal your speed was, as it should be.
Drive in the right lane, let people pass on the left. Its their business to go faster, not yours. Your responsibility as a driver is partly to stay out of everyone else's way, you're not an island out there.
A low speed limit is dangerous when it is obvious to everyone with a basic level of driving skill that they should be driving faster. Those people will then suddenly run into people driving the 'limit' around a corner or over a hill.
You could argue that nobody should ever exceed the speed limit, but that's just irrational stupidity. People will for the most part drive what seems like a safe speed for them, not accounting for over-aggressive or over-cautious drivers of course, but those are rare enough. On a given stretch of the 401 here in Ontario, you can be assured everyone is doing 120-130 even though it's posted at 100. At another point on the same highway, everyone will be driving no more than 115 because its too narrow and unsafe to go faster.
People adjust because we almost all realize that speed limits should have been updated aeons ago, when most cars now have seatbelts, air bags, ABS, traction control and high grade tires but the limits were set before all those things.
You mean the 95% of drivers who are speeding on highways without accidents? Yes, they must be stupid.
People seem to miss the opportunity for incredibly bad behaviour. What about if a company like Google starts reporting on who you want to vote for? There are a lot of reasons the post office doesn't open the mail -- and our electronic equivalents should respect that same privacy.
Agreed. Even good outcomes do not justify bad behaviour. We should not be happy that Google is perusing the content of our E-mail with anything but automated tools (for advertising, etc.)
Canada has spent over a billion dollars on genomic research in the last seven years or so, this is an interesting project but he's a bit shy of 'world leader' status with this investment.
Where's all the pro-science crowd who keeps telling us to blindly trust medical science when the stories of people (mistakenly) avoiding certain well-tested drugs come up?
The rhetoric does nothing but defeat their actual viewpoint and this is why -- bad science is being done, and it needs to be accounted for to the sceptics, no matter who insane they may seem. Bad science is the enemy of good science because it undermines trust in the system.
The people who respond on Slashdot about Linus aren't in any position to have opinions but they feel the right to share them anyway.
Meanwhile, Linus is in every position to have the right to his own opinions about the things he rants about.
Oh quit whining. Asking incredibly gifted people to continually stifle their feelings because of everyone else's is just as unfair.
The GCC people don't have to care what he thinks, but if they do, now they know. Nobody got berated in person, nobody got flogged, nobody got fired (yet).
I for one hate dealing with people who tiptoe around their feelings. If I ask someone what they think of something, I want to know what they think, not some edited version they prepared to spare my feelings.
Based on the NSA's spying behaviour and the number of federally sanctioned assassinations (by drone or otherwise), I could've sworn the commies lead the US into darkness, not the other way around.
Its only brilliant if you do something nobody else has already done. Imitating success is not brilliant, its obvious.