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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 258

by Paradise Pete (#49360115) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail
i don't question President Obama's legal qualification to be president. But what I don't understand, and I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more attention, is that you can download a copy of his birth certificate directly, and yet there are many edits in the layers. You'll need something like Adobe Illustrator to see the layers, but it's obvious a lot of work was done on it before it was posted.

Here's a video showing the layers. I assumed the guy was a nut case, but they're really there. At the very least an explanation is in order.

Comment: Re:They should go (Score 2) 198

But come to think of it, that'd be a little weird: you'd be able to drive your car into the city on one day, but wouldn't be able to drive it out the next.

They did this in San Jose, Costa Rica (and maybe they still do, I don't know). Cars were each restricted one weekday. Plates ending in 1 or 2 on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, etc. It wasn't 24 hours, it was from ~6am to 8pm.

It was somewhat successful, though not surprisingly considerably less than a 20% reduction. Taxis were not restricted, and of course wealthier families tended to have more than one car.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451

by Paradise Pete (#49290315) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future
Come on. You think these problems won't be solved? Travelling by automobile is one of the most dangerous things people regularly do. Autonomous cars don't need to be perfect, just significantly better than humans. That's not a high bar. It won't happen all at once, but rather bit by bit. One day children will look back at the grisly statistics of death and disablement and be horrified. 91 people a day are killed in an automobile in the US. If that was from, say, the flu, the country would be in a state of absolute panic and it would dominate the news.

Thrashing is just virtual crashing.

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