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Comment: Ok women..time to step up (Score 1) 392

by YrWrstNtmr (#48190359) Attached to: NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew
Females can handle g-forces better than males can. OK, all males out of fighter jet cockpits. Women, take over
Females eat less for given output than men. OK, all males out of everyones space program, due to weight considerations.
Females are generally smaller, and can fit into smaller spaces. OK, all males out of the mining industry. Time for the women to step up
Females consume less oxygen than men. OK, males...out of the underwater construction and demolition workforce.

Time to step up!

Comment: Re:As one of the few people here... (Score 1) 208

by YrWrstNtmr (#48083669) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
Right. If you observe any moderately busy intersection, every light change you will see a couple of people sneak through after the red. Idiots. But slow speed idiots.
But 10 seconds later at 60MPH? Not unless they were actually asleep or totally distracted.

In this persons case, it was already illegal for her to be on the phone, either talking or texting. In my state, it is/was illegal to use any communication device if you are under 18. So 'a law' or red light camera would have made no difference, because she did not care. It was a usual, every day thing to do.
Until she ate the air bag.

Comment: Re:As one of the few people here... (Score 1) 208

by YrWrstNtmr (#48083295) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
A couple of seconds of red light? Sure, I've seen that too.
A full 10 seconds of facing a red light? Far more rare, absent full distraction from something. In this case, it was known and admitted that it was the phone/texting.

Red light cameras are, in theory, a good idea. But it always gets screwed up between the politician and the company supplying it.
Ticket revenue split between the city and the camera company. So the controlling parties adjust the settings to provide 'more revenue'....more tickets. Not more safety, more revenue. Add to that the known bribes to the local politician to get them installed in the first place.

I wish it were otherwise, but it isn't.

Comment: Re:just dont (Score 4, Insightful) 208

by YrWrstNtmr (#48082973) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
Screw you.
Drive the car. No one cares if you have to go back out and pick up that special thing from the grocery store. Coordinate that before you get in the car..
Drive the goddamn car.

But, no...you're a special snowflake that can do all of it at once, perfectly and all the time.
Hint...no, you can't. You're just a flake.

Comment: As one of the few people here... (Score 4, Informative) 208

by YrWrstNtmr (#48082829) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
....who has been on the receiving end of a crash with a phone involved driver....hang up and drive.

There is nothing so important that you cannot pull over and call/text. Nothing. Period.

In my case, she had a full 10 seconds of red light before impact. 10 seconds at 60mph = almost 3 football fields of not looking out the window.
Hanging upside down from the seatbelt, covered in broken glass, was not how I expected to spend my lunch hour.

Drive the damn car. Talk later.

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