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Comment: They Offer "Corrections" On Youtube (Score 1) 23

by Greyfox (#48647231) Attached to: Google+ Will Make Your Videos Look Better
They always say my videos are shaky, and that's because my videos ARE shaky and are supposed to be. The camera's sitting on my head, not a stable platform. If I preview the corrections they suggest, they're moderately less shaky and are also blurry. I think I'll stick with the uncorrected video.

Comment: Re:Good luck with that... (Score 1) 53

by MightyMartian (#48647159) Attached to: US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

I don't think NK is a satellite state in the usual sense of the word. China certainly shields NK, but its reasoning isn't always clear. NK does act as a major counterbalance to US interests (Japan, South Kore and Taiwan). At the same time, NK seems extremely suspicious of China and some believe that at least part of the reason for the latest purge was to cut out members of the regime with too close a ties to China.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 205

by Cederic (#48646595) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Never assume someone hitting you is going to have insurance.

I don't actually care. I have my own insurance. It'd be nicer to claim off theirs but I don't have to.

Of course, it'd be even nicer to not need a claim. When coming to an emergency halt (accident in front, or genuinely boneheaded driver nearly causing one, or just me failing to realise the traffic had started going 40mph slower than me) I generally look in my rear view mirror and very much adjust the extent of my braking to give the car behind as much space as possible while giving myself enough space to stop.

But I drive cars that can stop very quickly - good brakes, good grip, good reactions. So I usually have the luxury of not slamming the brakes on full, but instead adjusting the rate of braking to suit the situation.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 205

by Cederic (#48646571) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

So 15% of the US are shit selfish drivers. Nonetheless, if red light cameras make you slam on your brakes then you're driving badly.

It's a fucking junction. You don't have to go through it at the sped limit. You can slow down as you approach it, to give you more time to react if the lights change.

That's what normal people do. Sensible, safe drivers, that get to pick up their kids from the whatever-the-fuck proxy for their shit parenting place they've put them in because they didn't have an accident because they know how to fucking drive.

How about you just plan your life better - start with not having fucking children, you're clearly not equipped for it.

Comment: Re:Old news. (Score 1) 205

by Opportunist (#48645827) Attached to: Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

At 30 mph your braking time (the time between slamming the brakes on and you stopping) is 1.8 seconds. Reaction time varies, but depending on circumstances it usually is between half a second and a second.

At 55 we're already at well over 2.5s for braking alone, without reaction time.

All of this assuming dry weather and tire and brake condition.

In short, not slamming the brakes down will not allow you to come to a stop before the traffic light turns red.

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